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Network Security: Is It Time to Think Like a Thief?

At Cloud Expo, Intel’s Rishi Bhargava to provide an inside look at how technology is beating the bad guys at their own game

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What do a firewall and a fortress have in common? They are no longer strong enough to protect the valuables housed inside. Like the walls of an old fortress, the cracks in the firewall are allowing the bad guys to slip in - unannounced and unnoticed. By the time these thieves get in, the damage is already done and the network is already compromised. Intellectual property is easily slipped out the back door leaving no trace of forced entry. If we want to reign in on these cybercriminals, it's high time we start thinking the way these thieves think. If we don't, malware, rootkits, AETs and other nefarious threats will continue to undermine our sense of security. Here's what we're up against:

  • 469,000 unique malware samples discovered weekly
  • 83% organizations hit by Advanced Persistent Threats
  • Mobile malware grew 30% with 99% Android targeted
  • Root kit attacks return to growth
  • Subverting digital signatures becoming more common
  • Fastest growing non-mobile malware is Ransomware
  • Advanced evasion techniques use growing to get old/new malware through legacy defenses

Only when we start to think like a thief can we protect like a pro.

In his session at 15th Cloud Expo, Rishi Bhargava, Vice President and General Manager of Software Defined Datacenter Group, Intel Security Solutions Division at Intel Security, Inc., will provide an inside look at how cutting-edge technology is beating the bad guys at their own game.

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Speaker Bio:
Rishi Bhargava is Vice President and General Manager of Software Defined Datacenter Group, Intel Security Solutions Division at Intel Security, Inc. A visionary and technology enthusiast, he is responsible for delivering Intel integrated Security Solutions for datacenters. Prior to his current role, he was Vice President of Product Management for Datacenter and Server security products at McAfee, Part of Intel Security. During his tenure at McAfee, he led product management teams and launched multiple products to establish McAfee leadership in Risk & Compliance, Virtualization and Cloud security.

Rishi joined McAfee by way of Solidcore (Enterprise Security Startup) acquisition by McAfee in 2009. At Solidcore, he was responsible for Product Management and Strategy. As one of the early employees and member of the core leadership team, he was instrumental in defining the company's product strategy and growing the business; Solidcore's technology is now the leading Application Whitelisting product in the Industry. Rishi holds over a dozen patents in the area of Computer Security.

Rishi holds a BS in Computer Science from Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi and a Masters in Computer Science from University of Southern California, Los Angeles. His interests revolve around exploring new technologies and industry trends.

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