Indian enterprises score above-average in the data and advanced analytics maturity score, but organizational and skill challenges remain, finds the latest EY-Forbes survey
Compliance with a healthcare-specific data security framework reduces cyber risks, while certification establishes trust between players.
Cybercrime against the healthcare industry is rampant. During last year’s largest single data breach, the records of 79 million clients were stolen from a US health insurer. The current year saw many incidents as well, including a large number of high-profile ransomware attacks, with hospitals being targeted for payments in bitcoins. Why are there so many cyber attacks in the sector and what can be done to improve security and trust?.
With the wide adoption of internet for varied applications/programs across the government and enterprise bodies, the online data is exposed to high cyber risk, which has led to increased awareness for cybersecurity. Ongoing adoption of digital technologies, increasing focus on e-governance and recent events such as demonetization drive have compelled the organizations to revisit their cybersecurity measures.
Organizations spend considerable time, effort and cost in identifying, assessing and controlling risks to their business and earnings. Risks could stem from several sources — both internal and external — and include natural disasters, socio-political environment, or business strategy, people, processes and information security. The range is wide.
What can and probably will affect your software licensing process?
The general impression about license compliance is that it’s just a game of numbers — “We have installed five licenses of ’X’ software and procured three, so let’s buy two more.” However, licensing involves many more complexities, such as ambiguous clauses and metric definitions which CIOs and CTOs should be aware of.
Freeware is proprietary software that is available for use at no monetary cost, though it cannot be modified, redistributed or reverse-engineered without prior permission from the author.  The two most popular examples of freeware are Skype and Adobe Acrobat Reader. 
Software Asset Management (SAM) is quite a simple concept. It revolves around management and optimization of software assets through their life cycle, from purchase to disposal. However, not paying heed to this critical activity, can have dire consequences in the form of bad publicity and monetary implications.