Build Better Defenses
October 29–30, 2017: Training
October 30–November 1, 2017: Tutorials & Conference
New York, NY

The new security playbook: New regulations, new threats, and a data-centric approach (sponsored by Vera Security)

Prakash Linga (Vera Security)
11:20am–12:00pm Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Location: Sutton Center

Who is this presentation for?

  • CISOs, VPs of information security, chief risk officers, and directors of infosec

Prerequisite knowledge

  • Experience protecting confidential data in a complex organization

What you'll learn

  • Learn the top five security priorities you should be focused on right now
  • Understand why a data-centric approach is a durable strategy


2017 saw three new challenges rise to the top of our priority lists: third-party providers are the newest weak link in our infrastructure; attacks are increasingly focused on damaging data integrity; and perimeter-based defenses are no longer a sufficient strategy. Whether your team is focused on protecting the confidentiality of your crown-jewel content, defending the integrity of your organization’s data, or getting ready for the new class of security-centric regulations (like those from the NY Department of Financial Services and the EU GDPR) you need a new playbook to identify and close the critical data security gaps in your organization.

Prakash Linga explains how innovative companies are shifting to a more proactive, data-centric security model. Drawing on real-world situations and customer best practices, Prakash shares the top five security priorities you should be focused on right now and outlines why you need to focus your effort on what really matters: the data itself.

This session is sponsored by Vera Security.

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Prakash Linga

Vera Security

Prakash Linga is the cofounder and CTO at Vera Security, where he oversees all products and technology and is responsible for developing the overall product strategy and technical vision of the company. Prakash is passionate about building game-changing products. He most recently served as CTO and cofounder at RAPsphere (acquired by AppSense in 2012). Prakash holds a PhD from Cornell University and a bachelor’s degree from IIT Madras, both in computer science.