Zeotap’s Guru Patnaik On How Organisations Can Close The Cyber Security Gap

Guru Patnaik

Guru Patnaik

June 2019 - Srishti Deoras of Analytics India Magazine writes: With cyber threats gaining ground, business leaders across the board are increasing their investments in cyber resilience. Interestingly, some of the ground-breaking technologies that are powering consumer-facing applications can also help in securing organisations. This week, we caught up with Zeotap’s Guru Patnaik [pictured], Director of Information Security who also earned the CCISO (Certified Chief Information Security Officer) certification. In this interview, Patnaik gives a lowdown on the cybersecurity domain and emerging roles in this field. He also stresses how AI and automation can help secure data and why the C-suite should build a cyber-resilience strategy.

AIM: In this digital age, how has the role of security management evolved or become prominent?

Guru Patnaik: In my experience, of over a decade, the approach of “Security Management” has drastically evolved from: run antivirus software, don’t write your password on sticky notes, don’t click on suspicious links, to: personalised security controls, stringent threat analysis/management and regulatory enforcement. Security has definitely moved beyond IT. It’s become an enterprise-wide issue that needed addressing, and managing risk has become a “business priority”. Security teams have to come up with new tactics to fight against advanced threats. More...