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Managing Business Risks in the Cloud

Citrix's Nikhil Bagalkotkar on the Essential Steps to Protect Data in the Cloud
Managing Business Risks in the Cloud
Nikhil V. Bagalkotkar, virtualization specialist at Citrix

As more data moves to the cloud, and cyberattacks multiply, organizations need to adopt an alternate paradigm of security, says Nikhil V. Bagalkotkar, a virtualization specialist at Citrix.

"This alternate paradigm of security does not try to fight the attacks but assumes that attacks are going to go through and works on preventing exposure when an attack goes through," he says in an interview with Information Security Media Group.

A key step, he says, is to segment all networks and provide a layer of security for each, so that someone using the internet, for example, does not expose the corporate intranet.

"We are also seeing new technologies to protect cloud data which are fuelled by analytics, big data and artificial intelligence that help in monitoring the security posture of the user in real time," Bagalkotkar says.

In this interview (see audio link below photo), he also discusses:

  • How multifactor authentication is helping to manage risks in the cloud;
  • The need to establish corporate governance through information security to protect digital identities;
  • How to manage third-party risks in the cloud;
  • The layered security model.

As the presales head for virtualization at Citrix India, Bagalkotkar's responsibilities span across all technical facets of Citrix's business in India. He specializes in assisting organizations in conceptualizing, designing and executing transformational solutions backed by technology. His previous stints in the technology sector have involved architecting solutions around information management, workspace re-invention and digital transformation.

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