The Evolution of Security TechnologyJuniper's Paul on What 'Layered Security' Really Means
Security is a complex paradigm because the threats are a moving target. The ecosystem is in a constant state of flux requiring organizations to dynamically respond to changing attack vectors and methodologies, says Sajan Paul, Director of Systems Engineering, India & SAARC at Juniper Networks. This shift is evident from the attack profile over the past year, he says.
"India has dealt with this challenge by incrementally adding technology layers on its existing infrastructure over the years to deal with each new challenge," Paul says. "There is now a discernible need for awareness and insight into these environments today."
Most security technology floated in the past decade has found its way into Indian organizations. But today, a strictly product-based approach without insight into the environment and your organization's unique risks won't help in protecting against advanced threats, he says. "You also can't wait for standardization here because standards take a long time to evolve," Paul adds. "Focusing on standards would mean you'd still be solving problems that occurred in the past."
In this exclusive interview with Information Security Media Group, Sajan Paul chronicles the growth of the technology market for security in India and the various stages it went through, contextualizing it with the current technology landscape for security and its challenges. He also shares insight on:
- Recommendations for drawing actionable intelligence from existing security;
- Preparing for predictive analytics and big data in security;
- Challenges being faced by practitioners today.
Paul is the Director for systems engineering and technology consulting for Juniper Networks in India and the SAARC region, covering both enterprise and service provider verticals. Paul has been an integral part of the telecom and networking industry for over 20 years in various capacities from design, driving technology directions and managing solution focus across many telecom companies in his career. In his current role, he drives strategic solution initiatives and technology architectures which uniquely help organizations build their next generation network infrastructure.