Endpoint Security , Internet of Things Security

Malware Increasingly Targets IoT Devices

Kaspersky Lab's Shrenik Bhayani on the Evolving Threat Landscape
Shrenik Bhayani, general manager, South Asia, Kapserksy Lab

The amount of malware that targets IoT devices has grown more than 80 percent in the past year, says Shrenik Bhayani of Kaspersky Lab.

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Another key trend in the changing threat landscape, he notes, is: "We are seeing increasing attempts being made to [attack] critical infrastructure."

In a video interview at Information Security Media Group's recent Fraud and Breach Summit in Bengaluru, Bhayani also discusses:

  • CISOs' technology investment priorities;
  • Why EDR is becoming more important;
  • How the threat landscape is changing.

Bhayani is general manager for South Asia at Kaspersky Lab, covering India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan and the Maldives. With over 17 years of sales leadership experience across the information and communication technology sector in the South Asia market, Bhayani has expertise in channel sales, distribution, business development and support services.


About the Author

Varun Haran

Varun Haran

Managing Director, Asia & Middle East, ISMG

Haran has been a technology journalist in the Indian market for over six years, covering the enterprise technology segment and specializing in information security. He has driven multiple industry events such as the India Computer Security Conferences (ICSC) and the first edition of the Ground Zero Summit 2013 during his stint at UBM. Prior to joining ISMG, Haran was first a reporter with TechTarget writing for SearchSecurity and SearchCIO; and later, correspondent with InformationWeek, where he covered enterprise technology-related topics for the CIO and IT practitioner.




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