Moving Away From the Redundancy of Perimeter DefenseFollow Data Wherever It Flows, Says Ajay Arora of Vera Security
Too many organizations continue to approach security with a "perimeter defense" mindset, despite enterprise networks long having moved past on-premises data centers to myriad cloud services, says Ajay Arora of Vera Security.
For protecting intellectual property and corporate data, the imperative today is to not only address data security but also privacy concerns - and that requires a different approach, Arora says. "Instead of building walls, we're trying to follow information wherever it flows," he says.
In a video interview with Information Security Media Group at RSA Conference 2019 in San Francisco, Arora discusses:
- Why, in the age of cloud and the internet of things, the cybersecurity industry remains so focused on perimeter defense;
- The biggest cybersecurity concerns facing organizations;
- How privacy is changing the demands of cybersecurity practitioners.
Arora is co-founder and chief strategy officer of Vera Security. Previously, he co-founded RAPsphere, a mobile security company that was acquired by AppSense. He also served as vice president of products at Mashery, which acquired by Intel, and vice president of products and solutions at newScalem which was acquired by Cisco. He has also held key product management, software engineering and consulting roles at Corio, acquired by IBM, and Oracle.