Former HSBC cybersecurity executive Sunil Varkey has been appointed as CTO of Forescout Technologies Inc. for EMEA & APJ regions. The company provides cybersecurity solutions and compliance services using IT, OT, and IoT tech that expose potential risk and visibility. In his new role, Varkey will be responsible for customer success and solution effectiveness by utilizing Forescout’s cutting-edge tech and digital security strategy. He has 25 years of experience.
IBM said India faced the second-highest number of cyberattacks in the Asia Pacific in 2020 after Japan, constituting about 7% of all attacks in the region. The finance and insurance sectors were the most targeted followed by manufacturing and professional services. According to IBM’s 2021 X-Force Threat Intelligence Index, 40% of all attacks were ransomware attacks. The remote working and learning introduced due to pandemic have to lead to a surge in the number of cyberattacks.
VMware has appointed Guru Venkatachalam as VP and CTO after Bruce Davie, for the Asia Pacific and Japan ( APJ) region. Venkatachalam with 28 years of experience in IT, would develop the company’s cloud, app modernisation, networking, security, digital workspace platforms and help deliver solutions aligned to customers’ and partners’ strategic priorities. Prior to this role, he was CTO of Cloud Architecture at VMware.