RSA CEO Rohit Ghai on Authenticating Users to Mobile Devices

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How to prevent BYOD devices without installing software or creating friction

Michael Novinson (Michael Novinson) •
November 21, 2022

Rohit Ghai, Director General, RSA

The long-standing disconnect between mobile app discovery and information and access management has fueled cyber incidents and breaches as remote work has proliferated.

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Employers who use personal phones do not want to install the company’s back-end management products but must ensure that the user and equipment are protected while performing business activities, said and RSA CEO Rohit Ghai. To address this common vulnerability, employers need technology that can protect personal mobile devices without compromising the company’s security team or interfering with the user’s identity. use, says Ghai (see: RSA CEO Rohit Ghai: ‘Challenges stop change’).

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“Unless this is a company-owned business, you don’t know much about the device’s security, whether it’s locked or not, whether it’s the real user you’re trying to verify,” Ghai said. according to. “The lack of authentication creates a vulnerability in terms of authentication, as this encrypted device can be used to access business-critical data.”

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In this video interview with the Security Media Group, Ghai discusses:

  • What has changed about the detection of threats on mobile devices;
  • Drivers and opportunities for passwordless authentication;
  • Most preferred services for RSA authentication products.

Before RSA was acquired in September 2020 by Symphony Technology Group, Ghai served as president of RSA while at Dell Technologies. He previously served as president of Dell EMC’s Enterprise Content Division, where he reinvented the portfolio for the digital age through partnerships and acquisitions. Ghai is responsible for all aspects of the ECD business, including sales and services, channel strategy, product development, marketing, finance, support and customer success. He joined Dell EMC in December 2009 to run product development and was ECD’s general manager before becoming president. Ghai joins Dell EMC from Symantec, where he held a variety of senior technology and senior management roles. Previously, he worked at Computer Associates in several senior management roles in the BrightStor and eTrust business groups, and led the CA India operations as chief technology officer. Ghai joined CA through the acquisition of Cheyenne Software, a backup and data protection startup.

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