Subex Seeks Growth by Securing India’s Smart Cities

The broadening of the focus for telecoms revenue assurance vendors has been further underlined by a recent interview that Subex CEO Vinod Kumar (pictured) gave to BW SmartCitiesWorld. When asked what should be done to secure India’s critical infrastructure, Kumar answered:

We should start by ensuring basic cyber hygiene across the nation. We need to accord cybersecurity the same amount of attention and resources that we give to disaster management and physical asset protection. You see with physical attacks, the adversary has to cross several layers of protection to reach their goal. The adversary also has to be in physical proximity but no such rules apply to cyberattacks. Which is why we need to change focus and bring in a new perspective towards handling our cybersecurity needs.

Subex is seeking to promote itself whilst raising awareness by publishing its own reports on the state of IoT security. They also offer solutions that aim to profit from the Indian government’s mandate for smart cities and digital transformation.

We have a robust set of solutions around securing smart cities and critical projects connected with digital transformation or associated infrastructure. Our solutions secure data, provide early detection of threats and also help address and mitigate various risks post-detection.

Subex is especially keen to draw attention to their investment in a honeypot for hackers that target networked devices.

We are today running the world’s largest IoT and OT focused honeypot and our threat intelligence gathering ability is unsurpassed in the industry…

With our threat intelligence and our deep expertise across verticals, we are in a league of our own.

You can read more of Vinod Kumar’s interview for BW SmartCitiesWorld by clicking here.

Eric Priezkalns
Eric Priezkalns
Eric is the Editor of Commsrisk. Look here for more about the history of Commsrisk and the role played by Eric.

Eric is also the Chief Executive of the Risk & Assurance Group (RAG), a global association of professionals working in risk management and business assurance for communications providers.

Previously Eric was Director of Risk Management for Qatar Telecom and he has worked with Cable & Wireless, T‑Mobile, Sky, Worldcom and other telcos. He was lead author of Revenue Assurance: Expert Opinions for Communications Providers, published by CRC Press. He is a qualified chartered accountant, with degrees in information systems, and in mathematics and philosophy.