Cybersecurity Asset Management, Cloud security, Vulnerability management

Digital Transformation’s Impact On IT Asset Visibility – Sumedh Thakar – PSW #697

Over the past year, organizations have rapidly accelerated their digital transformation by leveraging technologies such as cloud and container that support the shift to IoT and a remote workforce. Implementing these technologies has led to considerable growth in the number of IT assets deployed within the enterprise. Traditionally, IT oversees the management of these assets and focuses on administration responsibilities like inventory, software support, and license oversight. Sumedh will discuss why the shift to digital calls for a new approach to asset visibility.

Segment Resources:

View the CyberSecurity Asset Management video: https://vimeo.com/551723071/7cc671fc38

Read our CEO’s blog on CyberSecurity Asset Management: https://blog.qualys.com/qualys-insights/2021/05/18/reinventing-asset-management-for-security

Read the detailed blog on CyberSecurity Asset Management: https://blog.qualys.com/product-tech/2021/05/18/introducing-cybersecurity-asset-management

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Guest

Sumedh Thakar
Sumedh Thakar
CEO at Qualys

As CEO, Sumedh leads the company’s vision, strategic direction and implementation. He joined Qualys in 2003 in engineering and grew within the company, taking various leadership roles focused on helping Qualys deliver on its platform vision. Since 2014, he has served as Chief Product Officer at Qualys, where he oversaw all things product, including engineering, development, product management, cloud operations, DevOps, and customer support. A product fanatic and engineer at heart, he is a driving force behind expanding the platform from Vulnerability Management into broader areas of security and compliance, helping customers consolidate their security stack. This includes the rollout of the game-changing VMDR (Vulnerability Management, Detection and Response) that continually detects and prevents risk to their systems, Multi-Vector EDR, which focuses on protecting endpoints as well as Container Security, Compliance and Web Application Security solutions. Sumedh was also instrumental in the build-up of multiple Qualys sites resulting in a global 24×7 follow-the-sun product team.

Sumedh is a long-time proponent of SaaS and cloud computing. He previously worked at Intacct, a cloud-based financial and accounting software provider. He also worked at Northwest Airlines developing complex algorithms for its yield and revenue management reservation system. Sumedh has a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering with distinction from the University of Pune.

Hosts

Paul Asadoorian
Paul Asadoorian
Founder at Security Weekly
Jeff Man
Jeff Man
Information Security Evangelist at Online Business Systems
Larry Pesce
Larry Pesce
Principal Managing Consultant and Director of Research & Development at InGuardians
Lee Neely
Lee Neely
Information Assurance APL at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Tyler Robinson
Tyler Robinson
Director of Offensive Security & Research at Trimarc Security, Founder & CEO at Dark Element
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