Governance & Risk Management

Shadow IT: Ensuring Visibility

Dr Reddy's Laboratories' Subhajit Deb on Using the Right Tools
Subhajit Deb, CISO at Dr Reddy's Laboratories

As telework has become the norm during the COVID-19 pandemic, ensuring new security issues arising from the use of shadow IT are addressed has become a more critical issue. Subhajit Deb, CISO at Dr. Reddy's Laboratories, a multinational pharmaceutical company based in India, offers insights on maintaining visibility so shadow IT can be better managed.

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"There are many brand protection and digital asset discovery services being offered on the market right now which can help an organization to create an inventory of the approved digital and social assets and that can be the baseline by which organizations can go and discover shadow IT assets," Deb says.

In a video interview with Information Security Media Group, Deb discusses:

  • Why shadow IT is on the rise;
  • Security and monitoring tools to consider for managing shadow IT;
  • How to tweak governance and IT policies as a result of telework.

Before he became CISO at Dr. Reddy's Laboratories, Deb was CISO at Max Life Insurance. He has also managed global information security at Bank of America and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp. Deb has more than 16 years of experience in leading and managing global information security, business continuity, risk management and data privacy programs.

About the Author

Suparna Goswami

Suparna Goswami

Associate Editor, ISMG

Suparna Goswami is Associate Editor at ISMG Asia and has more than 10 years of experience in the field of journalism. She has covered a variety of beats ranging from global macro economy, fintech, startups and other business trends. Before joining ISMG, she contributed for Forbes Asia where she wrote about the Indian startup ecosystem. She has also worked with UK-based International Finance Magazine, and leading Indian newspapers like DNA and Times of India.

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