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Security is not a static concept; it's a dynamic process that demands continual attention and evolution. In today's digital landscape, where threats are ever-present and constantly evolving, relying on a single solution or treating security as a one-time event is no longer feasible. Instead, organizations must adopt a holistic approach that encompasses behavioral analysis, robust technology, and proactive measures to mitigate risks effectively.

 

 

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got to worry about the behavior stuff you have to understand the process why security is never a single solution it is never a moment in time it is something that must be maintained evolved and must maintain you know keep parity with the the emerging threats and attacks right and then it comes down to the technology and for this audience this audience plays a very unique role in developing the technology that can help by default right remove a lot of the attack landscape making sure that the code that you're using the libraries and the dependencies right don't have vulnerabilities when you're developing looking and testing uh what you're creating through the development process is hugely important and valuable right it's also reduce the costs because again risk cost friction right making sure that we've got the controls in place that whoever is going to maintain or administer whatever you're building can keep it patched can keep it secure can go in if something go you know uh bad happens and recover things like that very very important how are the users and the administrators coming in to do their work right is it set up um I was dealing with um uh a product the other day and it didn't have multiactor or second Factor authentication options for administrators just didn't support it I'm like how can you develop something today and not support Second factor or multiactor you should support it for everybody every user but at minimum for the administrators right it boggles my mind that is poor engineering and development right so you know there's lots of different things and you know it used to be build whatever you're going to build and then slap on some security at the end right that's the bolt-on security that model fails and it fails spectacularly it fails because it doesn't really protect against risks it isn't sustainable over time against emerging threats it costs a lot at the end of the day between 20 and 200 times versus you know putting.

 

Highlights :

Understanding Behavioral Patterns: Effective security strategies necessitate a deep understanding of user behavior and process workflows. By analyzing patterns and identifying anomalies, organizations can detect potential security threats early and respond promptly. Behavioral analysis empowers organizations to anticipate and adapt to emerging risks, ensuring a proactive defense posture.

Continuous Maintenance and Evolution: Security is an ongoing commitment that requires constant maintenance and evolution. Organizations must keep pace with emerging threats and attacks, continuously updating their defenses to mitigate new vulnerabilities. This proactive approach not only enhances security resilience but also reduces the likelihood of costly breaches and disruptions.

Role of Technology Development: Technology plays a pivotal role in shaping the security landscape. Developers have a unique opportunity to integrate security by design, ensuring that code, libraries, and dependencies are free from vulnerabilities. Incorporating security testing and validation throughout the development process is crucial for building robust and secure systems from the ground up.

Cost Reduction through Risk Mitigation: Proactive security measures not only mitigate risks but also reduce costs in the long run. By investing in preventive controls and security protocols, organizations can minimize the impact of potential breaches and operational disruptions. The cost of implementing proactive security measures pales in comparison to the financial and reputational losses incurred from security incidents.

User and Administrator Experience: User experience extends beyond functionality to include security considerations such as multi-factor authentication (MFA). Providing robust authentication options, especially for administrators, is essential for safeguarding sensitive data and infrastructure. Poor engineering practices that overlook fundamental security features undermine the integrity and trustworthiness of products and services.

Shift from Bolt-On to Integrated Security: The traditional approach of bolting on security as an afterthought is no longer sufficient. Integrated security, where security is woven into the fabric of every development stage, is essential for building resilient systems. By embedding security into the development lifecycle, organizations can preemptively address vulnerabilities and mitigate risks more effectively.

 

As cyber threats become increasingly sophisticated and pervasive, organizations must embrace a proactive and integrated approach to security. Understanding behavioral patterns, continuous maintenance, technology development, cost-effective risk mitigation, user experience enhancements, and integrated security practices are essential components of a robust security strategy. By prioritizing these elements, organizations can strengthen their defenses, mitigate emerging threats, and foster a culture of security excellence. In an era where security is paramount, proactive measures are not just a choice but a necessity for safeguarding digital assets and ensuring business continuity.

 

Speakers:

Bikash Barai is credited for several innovations in the domain of Network Security and Anti-Spam Technologies and has multiple patents in USPTO. Fortune recognized Bikash among India’s Top 40 Business Leaders under the age of 40 (Fortune 40-under-40).Bikash is also an active speaker and has spoken at various forums like TiE, RSA Conference USA, TEDx etc.Earlier he founded iViZ an IDG Ventures-backed company that was later acquired by Cigital and now Synopsys. iViZ was the first company in the world to take Ethical Hacking (or Penetration Testing) to
the cloud.

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Matthew Rosenquist is a seasoned cybersecurity strategist and Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) with over three decades of experience. With a remarkable career at Intel Corporation spanning 24 years, he spearheaded key security initiatives, including establishing Intel's first Security Operations Center and leading cyber crisis response teams. As an influential figure in the industry, he currently serves as the CISO for Eclipz and advises numerous organizations worldwide on cybersecurity, emerging threats, privacy, and regulatory compliance. With a unique ability to bridge technical expertise with business acumen, Matthew is renowned for developing effective security strategies and enabling organizations to navigate complex cyber risks while optimizing security, privacy, and governance.

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