Understanding Data Security Risks

Risk Group Founder, Jayshree Pandya PhD discusses “Data Security” with Dinesh O Bareja, Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Open Security Alliance & Pyramid Cyber Security based in United Arab Emirates (UAE)



Each one of us, across nations live in an age where cyber criminals can compromise any kind of data and information that can belong to any individual or any entity across nations: its governments, industries, organizations and academia (NGIOA). Complex as it is, there doesn’t appear to be an easy way to halt this growing surge of cyber-attacks from anywhere and everywhere.

When “data” is fundamentally the life force of a digital global age, the ever-increasing data security breaches are becoming a growing problem for each nation and its components. From the small security breaches to big and low profile attacks to high, data breaches, cyber-attacks, stolen data and data manipulation are practically becoming a normal affair for each NGIOA. No NGIOA seems to be immune to the data security challenges. Irrespective of personal data, corporate data, government data or big data, securing data and information is proving to be very complex in a digital global age.

While data security faces its unique security challenges in geospace, it is also an issue for cyberspace, and with the amount of digital data ever expanding and exploding across nations, knowing what the true values of the cyber breaches are, will become more and more challenging in both geospace and cyberspace.


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About the Guest
Dinesh O Bareja is the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Open Security Alliance & Pyramid Cyber Security based in United Arab Emirates (UAE).

About the Host of Risk Roundup
Jayshree Pandya (née Bhatt) is a visionary leader, who is working passionately with imagination, insight and boldness to achieve “Global Peace through Risk Management”. It is her strong belief that collaboration between and across nations: its government, industries, organizations and academia (NGIOA) will be mutually beneficial to all—for not only in the identification and understanding of critical risks facing one nation, but also for managing the interconnected and interdependent risks facing all nations. She calls on nations to build a shared sense of identity and purpose, for how the NGIOA framework is structured will determine the survival and success of nations in the digital global age. She sees the big picture, thinks strategically and works with the power of intentionality and alignment for a higher purpose—for her eyes are not just on the near at hand but on the future of humanity!
At Risk Group, Jayshree is defining the language of risks and currently developing thought leadership, researching needed practices, tools, framework and systems to manage the “strategic and shared risks” facing nations in a “Global Age”. She believes that cyberspace cannot be secured if NGIOA works in silo within and across its geographical boundaries. As cyber-security requires an integrated NGIOA approach with a common language, she has recently launched “cyber-security risk research center” that will merge the boundaries of “geo-security, cyber-security and space-security”.
Previously, she launched and managed “Risk Management Matters”, an online risk journal and one of the first risk publications, publishing “Industry Risk Reports of Biotechnology, Energy, Healthcare, Nanotechnology, and Natural Disasters” over the course of five years. Jayshree’s inaugural book, “The Global Age: NGIOA @ Risk”, was published by Springer in 2012.

About Risk Roundup

“Risk Roundup” is an “integrated strategic security risk dialogue” for nations: its government,  industries, organizations and academia (NGIOA) in cyberspace, geospace and space (CGS).Risk Roundup is released in both audio and video format and is available for subscription at (Risk Group WebsiteiTunesGoogle PlayStitcher RadioAndroid, and Risk Group Professional Social Media).

About Risk Group
Risk Group believes that risk management, security and peace walk together hand in hand. Though security is related to management of threats and peace to the management of conflict, risk management is related to management of security vulnerabilities as well as management of conflict, and it is not possible to conceive any one of the three without the existence of the other two. All three concepts feed into each other. Risk Group believes that the security we build for ourselves is precarious and uncertain until it is secured for everyone across nations. Tradition becomes our security-so if we build a culture of managing risks effectively it will lead us to security and security will lead us to peace!

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