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Software Major Infosys Projected as Top Employer in APAC Region

Established 28 years ago, Top Employer Institute recognises excellence in people practices

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Office building of Infosys. Pixabay

Software major Infosys has been projected as a top employer in Australia, Japan and Singapore across the Asia-Pacific region in 2020, by the Top Employer Institute in recognition of its excellence in hiring practices.

“Organizations certified as top employers provide best working environment for employees through ‘people-first’ HR practices, as they are subjected to a rigorous selection process by the Dutch Institute,” the city-based IT behemoth said in a statement.

Encompassing 100 queries, covering 600 people development practices, the assessor has evaluated talent strategy, workforce planning, talent acquisition, on-boarding, learning and development and performance management.

Leadership development, career and succession management, compensation and benefits and culture also were part of the evaluated topics in certifying the $11 billion IT company.

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Employees queue up infront of Infosys office. Wikimedia Commons

“We are committed to enhancing our human resource practices and building collaborative workplaces – as we believe this benefits not only our people, but also our clients, and the community at large,” said Infosys chief operating officer U.B. Pravin Rao in the statement.

Rao said the honour demonstrates Infosys’ focus on localisation and approach to help clients navigate their digital transformation journey.

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Top Employer Institute has certified and recognised more than 1,500 employers in 118 countries.

Established 28 years ago, Top Employer Institute recognises excellence in people practices. (IANS)

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India Faces High Impact of Hacking in APAC Region: Tech Report

Larger organizations were prone to more cyber incidents but organizations with more than 500 staff suffered an average of 209 incidents, which is almost 8 times higher than businesses with 50 to 100 employees, said the report

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A man takes part in a hacking contest during the Def Con hacker convention in Las Vegas, Nevada, on July 29, 2019. VOA

India is most likely to have “high” impact (58 per cent) of cybersecurity incidents on the business compared to Singapore (42 per cent) and Australia (16 per cent), a new report said on Tuesday.

The report by cloud cybersecurity company McAfee revealed that an enterprise faced up to 120 data breaches on an average in the past year, with the respondents across Asia-Pacific (APAC) region, estimating an average loss of $298,812.

Interestingly, when asked whether they could put a cost on their recent cyber incidents, Indian organizations led with 91 per cent believing that they were able to quantify the financial impact.

Owing to high hacking risk, 93 per cent organisations in India believe they are cyber-resilient, taking the top position among all the other countries in the APAC region.

“Organizations in India are most likely to have ‘high’ impact of cybersecurity incidents. Therefore, involvement of cybersecurity in digital transformation at the management level becomes critical in more developed jurisdictions such as India, where regulation and compliance are evolving and, therefore, may be more of a focus for organisations,” explained Sanjay Manohar, Managing Director, McAfee India.

Organisations in India describe their culture of cybersecurity as either “strategic” (60 per cent) or “embedded” (33 per cent).

The survey covered 480 cybersecurity decision-makers across eight Asia-Pacific countries including Australia, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore and Thailand.

To protect your digital self, you shouldn’t reveal your real name and data on high-risk websites. Pixabay

It revealed that 97 per cent of the organizations in India were familiar with the concept of cyber-resilience compared to Australia (73 per cent) and New Zealand (75 per cent).

“Nearly 98 per cent Indian enterprises are likely to invest more in security due to regulation, despite the maturity of their jurisdiction,” the findings showed.

Data breach (62 per cent), data tampering (49 per cent) and fraud (43 per cent), were predicted to be the top three risks enterprises will be prone to in 2021.

Investment in categories such as data protection, cloud protection technology and network protection technology were top priorities for enterprises targeting an “optimized” cybersecurity maturity posture.

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“As the cyber threat landscape continues to evolve, cybersecurity is fast becoming an integral part of digital transformation, with 49 per cent ‘extremely’ involved and 41 per cent ‘very involved’ in the digital transformation process,” said the report.

Data breach (62 per cent), data tampering (49 per cent) and fraud (43 per cent), were predicted to be the top three risks enterprises in 2021.

The findings also show that in 2021, new risks will spread through a range of other potential issues such as an increase in fraud (23 per cent – 30 per cent) and defacement (24 per cent – 28 per cent).

Larger organizations were prone to more cyber incidents but organizations with more than 500 staff suffered an average of 209 incidents, which is almost 8 times higher than businesses with 50 to 100 employees, said the report. (IANS)