Application Security , Big Data Security Analytics , Governance

Detecting Anomalous Behavior to Secure the Enterprise

CA's Sumeet Mathur on Discovering Vulnerabilities Using Data Science
Sumeet Mathur, vice president, CA Technologies

Applying data science to detect anomalous behavior playing a bigger role in securing enterprises, says Sumeet Mathur, vice president at CA Technologies.

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As the threat surface extends to new applications, APIs and privileged users, security practitioners are on the lookout for new ways to discover these vulnerabilities in real time, he says.

"Security practitioners have the challenge of detecting these behavioral patterns and stepping up security, given the whole slew of application and user identities coming into play in this application economy," he says. "Hence there is a need to deploy appropriate models which enhance organizational security."

In a video interview at Information Security Media Group's recently Fraud & Breach Prevention Summit in Bengaluru, Mathur discusses:

  • How data science is being used to discover vulnerabilities in real time;
  • Putting the principles of data science in the business context to secure critical data;
  • Analyzing anomalous data and setting up a policy to segregate data.

Mathur is vice president, software engineering at CA Technologies, where he leads product development for the cybersecurity suite. He has 22 years of experience in building teams and software at scale in the cloud, big data and cybersecurity domains in the U.S. and India. Previously, he has held leadership roles at Cisco Systems and Nortel. Mathur also holds multiple patents.


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Geetha Nandikotkur

Geetha Nandikotkur

Managing Editor, Asia & the Middle East, ISMG

Nandikotkur is an award-winning journalist with over 20 years' experience in newspapers, audio-visual media, magazines and research. She has an understanding of technology and business journalism, and has moderated several roundtables and conferences, in addition to leading mentoring programs for the IT community. Prior to joining ISMG, Nandikotkur worked for 9.9 Media as a Group Editor for CIO & Leader, IT Next and CSO Forum.




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