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Thales' Strategic Move to Enhance Data Security

Sébastien Cano on Building Security Capabilities With Imperva Acquisition
Sébastien Cano, senior vice president for cloud protection and licensing, Thales

The data security market today is characterized by a heightened emphasis on consolidation and platform solutions in response to challenges such as vendor fatigue. While data security is not a new industry, it continues to evolve significantly, according to Sébastien Cano, senior vice president for cloud protection and licensing at Thales.

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Outlining the four pillars of data security - traditional data security; data discovery and classification; data intelligence and monitoring; and privacy, consent and sovereignty - he warned that "the borders between these four different categories are blurring."

Cano said that Thales' acquisition of Imperva is a strategic move to enhance its capabilities in application security, data monitoring and risk assessment and analytics. "We wanted to change the narrative and help our customers better understand what they need to protect and that's where the acquisition of Imperva really comes into play," he said.

In this video interview with Information Security Media Group at RSA Conference 2024, Cano also discussed:

  • Integrating Imperva's capabilities with Thales' existing encryption tools to provide comprehensive security solutions;
  • Addressing gaps in security processes;
  • Leveraging artificial intelligence for operational efficiency.

Cano is a global executive with experience in cybersecurity, cloud services, enterprise software and wireless/IoT. Prior to Thales, he was the executive vice president of enterprise and cybersecurity at Gemalto.

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Anna Delaney

Anna Delaney

Director, ISMG Productions

An experienced broadcast journalist, Delaney conducts interviews with senior cybersecurity leaders around the world. Previously, she was editor-in-chief of the website for The European Information Security Summit, or TEISS. Earlier, she worked at Levant TV and Resonance FM and served as a researcher at the BBC and ITV in their documentary and factual TV departments.

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