Rohit Ghai, CEO of RSA on authenticating users on mobile devices
How to defend BYOD devices without installing software or causing friction
The long-standing divide between mobile app discovery, identity management, and access has fueled cyber incidents and breaches as remote work expands.
Rohit Ghai, CEO of RSA, says workers who use personal smartphones don’t want to install a company’s endpoint management products, but they still need to ensure that both user and device are protected while performing work functions. To solve this common security vulnerability, employers need technology that can protect personal mobile devices without involving the company’s security operations team or interfering with the user experience, Guy says (see: Rohit Ghai, CEO, RSA: Disruption stimulates transformation).
“If this isn’t a company-managed device, you don’t have as much assurance about whether the device has been jailbroken, whether it’s been hacked or if it’s in the possession of the actual user you’re trying to authenticate with,” Gaye says. . “This lack of confirmation creates a security vulnerability in terms of authentication, because this hacked device could be used to access sensitive data in the company.”
In a video interview with Information Security Media Group, Guy discusses:
- what has changed in terms of threat detection on mobile devices;
- drivers and passwordless authentication opportunities;
- The most requested services for RSA authentication products.
Prior to RSA’s acquisition by Symphony Technology Group in September 2020, Ghai served as President of RSA during his tenure as Dell Technologies. Previously, he was President of Enterprise Content at Dell EMC, reinvigorating the portfolio for the digital age through strategic partnerships and acquisitions. Guy was responsible for all aspects of the early childhood development business, including sales, service, channel strategy, product development, marketing, financing, support and customer success. He joined Dell EMC in December 2009 to manage Product Development and was Chief Operating Officer for Early Childhood Development before becoming President. Guy joined Dell EMC from Symantec, where he held a variety of senior engineering and general management roles. He previously worked at Computer Associates in a number of senior management roles in the BrightStor and eTrust business units, and led CA India operations as CTO. Ghai joined CA with the acquisition of Cheyenne Software, a backup and data protection startup.
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