Cloud Security , Governance & Risk Management , Next-Generation Technologies & Secure Development

Moving Away From the Redundancy of Perimeter Defense

Follow Data Wherever It Flows, Says Ajay Arora of Vera Security
Ajay Arora, co-founder and chief strategy officer, 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.

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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.

About the Author

Mathew J. Schwartz

Mathew J. Schwartz

Executive Editor, DataBreachToday & Europe, ISMG

Schwartz is an award-winning journalist with two decades of experience in magazines, newspapers and electronic media. He has covered the information security and privacy sector throughout his career. Before joining Information Security Media Group in 2014, where he now serves as the executive editor, DataBreachToday and for European news coverage, Schwartz was the information security beat reporter for InformationWeek and a frequent contributor to DarkReading, among other publications. He lives in Scotland.

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