Symantec’s Sanjay Rohatgi on Keeping Data Safe in an Always-On World
In today’s complex and rapidly changing threat environment, information security professionals are facing increasing number of security breaches than ever before. A trend observed this year was the increase in security threats in small and mediumsized organizations. About 60 percent of all targeted attacks struck small and mediumsized organizations globally, since these organizations often have fewer resources to invest in security. Many are still not adopting basic best practices like blocking executable files and screensaver email attachments.
While employees previously left their data at work, they are now traveling the world with access to corporate data anywhere, anytime. As the popularity of smartphones exploded in the last five years, IT departments have learned to deal with the trend of ‘Bring Your Own Device’. But today, it is no longer just about the device, but also about ‘Bring Your Own Application’ and ‘Bring Your Own Cloud’ into the workplace.
“With personal devices and cloud applications now being used to access corporate email, calendars, applications and data; many organizations are struggling with how to fully define the impact to their security posture and establish acceptable procedures and support models that balance both their employees’ needs and their security concerns. Companies are managing up to 75 point products, resulting in too many alerts and false positives to deal with. Most attacks go undetected because today’s security products are not integrated across all three control points: endpoint, network, email,” said Sanjay Rohatgi, Senior Vice President of Asia Pacific and Japan, Symantec.
He concluded that what companies can do to better protect themselves and their customers’ sensitive data from security threats is to uncover advanced threats, prioritize what matters, remediate fast, and leverage existing investments. 128 HWM | M AY 2 0 1 6
Sanjay Rohatgi, Senior Vice President of Asia Pacific and Japan, Symantec.