Do you have the GRIT to be a cybersecurity consultant?

March 16, 2020 | Bindu Sundaresan
Bindu Sundaresan

Bindu Sundaresan

Practice Lead - Security Solutions, AT&T, Bindu Sundaresan is a Strategic Security Solutions Practice Lead at AT&T. She’s currently responsible for growing the security consulting competencies and integration with the AT&T Services and Product Offerings. Bindu is a security SME (subject matter expert) with the judgment and experience to right-size and customize information security solutions that both accommodate and enable business growth. She has worked to establish enterprise vision, strategies, and programs for Fortune 50 companies to ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information assets – thus protecting and enhancing multimillion/billion-dollar revenue streams.

March 16, 2020 | Bindu Sundaresan

Do you have the GRIT to be a cybersecurity consultant?

As I read Angela Duckworth's GRIT, where she explains that the secret to outstanding achievement is not talent but a unique blend of passion and persistence she calls "grit," I was able to relate the need for this power of passion and perseverance to be a successful cybersecurity professional and more importantly a trusted cybersecurity consultant. It takes a…

March 11, 2020 | Bindu Sundaresan

7 Tips for Improving Cyber Risk Management

With the constant barrage of headlines regarding breaches in the last few years, it seems that society in general has become numb to losing personal data. This year’s overarching cybersecurity theme is clear: We’re all in this together because we simply can’t do it alone. Effective defense demands a team effort where employees, enterprises,…

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February 24, 2020 | Bindu Sundaresan

Dawn of a new decade: Leaping from GRC to IRM - A building block approach

This blog was co-authored by Carisa Brockman, GRC Practice Lead. First things first: It is crucial to understand the difference between Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) and Integrated Risk Management (IRM) because this sets the stage for long term strategic risk management and breaks down the siloed approach to risk that exists in many organizations today.  It is because…

January 17, 2020 | Bindu Sundaresan

What  you need to know about PII security

As a society we have always relied on personal identifiers, commonly known as personally identifiable information (PII). Defining and protecting PII has recently become much more important as a component of personal privacy now that advances in computing and communications technology, including the internet, have made it easier to collect and process vast amounts of information. The protection of…

June 27, 2019 | Bindu Sundaresan

What is digital trust and why does your CSO care about it?

As I talk to organizations in the AT&T Executive Briefing Center and learn more about the different types of business and enterprise security goals, one of the resonating themes across different industry verticals today is Digital Trust. The goal is to build trust in the system between the consumers of your services and the enterprise. To achieve this…

March 6, 2019 | Bindu Sundaresan

6 Reasons you Should Consider an Annual Penetration Testing Especially in Healthcare

Breaches are widely observed in the healthcare sector and can be caused by many different types of incidents, including credential-stealing malware, an insider who either purposefully or accidentally discloses patient data, or lost laptops or other devices. Personal Health Information (PHI) is more valuable on the black market than credit card credentials or regular Personally Identifiable Information (PII). .With instances…

October 31, 2018 | Bindu Sundaresan

It’s the Season of Lists - Time for a Meaningful Risk List

I attended the Cybersecurity Summit in Phoenix recently and presented on the topic of minimizing risk. There were some great conversations around the value of risk management within the cyber threat landscape. Here are some of my musings from the event. We are now at the forefront of a world of digital transformation. Beyond being a buzz word digital is…