Humans Are the Biggest Malware

Technological advancement, as with every other, comes with its own swings and roundabouts. And the Internet has been just that for the world. On the one hand, it enabled amazing progress in fields ranging from communication to medical science, while on the other it has made the entire human race vulnerable to misuse of personal data.

“With the changes in the traditional work models, it is no more possible to secure the work perimeters and have a traditional approach towards cybersecurity”, said Pankit Desai, Co-founder, and CEO, Sequretek, while interacting with the CXOToday in an exclusive video interview.

Sequretek is a six-year-old cyber-security firm, involved thoroughly with enterprise security and offers various solutions to ensure the security of its customers.

Pankit puts the onus of disrupting the traditional ways of achieving cyber-security on digital transformation. The mobility has increased. Workstations are no more limited to a defined office building. Today, employees are working out of coffee shops, from home, at airports unlike older days when everyone used to be in one office building along with the in-house data centres. With defined perimeter, it was simpler to protect the people and the data. However, the situation has become far more complex today with no defined perimeter.

Pankit believes that security has always been- “To the elites, for the elites and by the elites.” And this has to change if we want to alter the status quo of the security space. He also walked us through 3 legs of security which include- people, process and technology of which he calls people to be the most critical element. He says there is no bigger malware than a human malware. He also tosses a new word in the cybersecurity space- CHAI. Let us hear it from him what this CHAI stands for along with a few more important elements of the space.


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