3rd Party Risk Management , Access Management , Cloud Security

Modernizing Networks With 'Built In' Security

Forcepoint's Nick Savvides on the Need for Security and Network Convergence
Nick Savvides, senior director, strategic business, APAC, Forcepoint

Networks are fundamentally changing as a result of data being used across cloud environments. So security must be built into networks to improve mitigation of cyberthreats, says Nick Savvides, senior director of strategic business, APAC, at Forcepoint.

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"We are entering into an adaptive era, where security teams predict bad behavior, stop malicious actors and operate in an environment where they don’t operate or have direct control," Savvides says in a video interview with Information Security Media Group.

In this video interview previewing an upcoming virtual roundtable discussion, Savvides offers insights on:

  • The need for a ‘security by design’ approach;
  • How "zero trust" and SASE are helping in the convergence process;
  • The evolution of an integrated model for security and network management to drive actionable intelligence.

Savvides is the senior director of strategic business, Asia Pacific, at Forcepoint, a global cybersecurity leader for user and data protection. Savvides leads a practice that works with Forcepoint’s key customers and partners to deliver innovative and transformational security projects by taking a whole business, human-centric approach. Savvides is an information security expert with more than 20 years’ experience. He has made presentations at over 80 conferences, contributed to many high profile panel discussions, and has regularly appeared in the media to discuss cyber-security related topics. Before joining Forcepoint, Savvides spent 14 years at Symantec in various technology, sales, and leadership roles across the Asia Pacific region. He was Symantec’s CTO for Asia-Pacific & Japan, responsible for its portfolio strategy and innovation roadmap, providing local market insights that influenced global strategic planning and product development. Earlier, Savvides worked for the University of Melbourne in technology-related roles.

About the Author

Geetha Nandikotkur

Geetha Nandikotkur

Vice President - Conferences, Asia, Middle East and Africa, ISMG

Nandikotkur is an award-winning journalist with over 20 years of experience in newspapers, audiovisual 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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