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Utkarsh Bhargava

Founder & CEO


3 Ratings

CYBERSECURITY Cybersecurity can’t be addressed by using products but by processes

Apr 14, 2020

… says Utkarsh Bhargava, Founder & CEO, Aristi, in this interview with Juili Eklahare. He implies that every technology has its positive and negative impacts and organisations needlessly invest a lot of money into buying unnecessary solutions to protect their assets. Herein, he discusses how cloud-based SIEM helps identify cyber attack in real-time, how cloud computing has made cybercrime easy and how start-ups need to care more about their security. Excerpts…

Why do you think there is a myth that cybersecurity is expensive? How can there be more awareness about its cost-effectiveness?

Organisations needlessly invest a lot of money into buying unnecessary solutions to protect their assets. Everyone believes that cybersecurity can be solved using products such as firewall, IDS/IPS. However, this is the biggest myth among corporate executives. Cybersecurity can’t be addressed by using products but by processes. There are a lot of open source solutions available in the market which can help one protect his organisation without investing a lot of money. What’s more, all these solutions are completely free and one just needs to learn how to use them.

How do you see to it that SMEs are able to protect digital assets in an efficient but also affordable way?

We are coming up with a very cost-effective solution for SMEs called ‘Kloud9’, with zero cost security, where they don’t have to invest any additional money to protect their digital assets. With Aristi, SMEs can protect their digital assets under their current IT budget, that too with a multi-layer defence.

Aristi will soon be launching a cloud-based Security Information & Event Management (SIEM). Can you tell us more about it and how it will benefit the SMEs out there?

If we look at the current scenario, everyone runs IT systems blindly. The systems physically belong to us but we have no idea who is controlling them, what kind of processes are going on, who is communicating with it, is there any backdoor and so on. We don’t have an idea about all these things and store and process all the critical & confidential data on these computer systems.

For this, SIEM gives one an in-depth visibility of his complete network. He will have detailed information about the system processes, network processes, what his team members are doing and everything else. It will also help identify any kind of malicious process or cyber attack in real-time, so that an organisation can block it immediately.

How do you see disruptive technologies like Big Data Analytics, Artificial Intelligence, cloud computing, IoT, robotics, etc impacting today’s innovation?

Every technology has its positive and negative impacts. Thanks to cloud computing now, anyone can have a server, but at the same time, it has made cyber crime super easy. Just because of cloud computing, catching a cyber criminal has become next to impossible. Similarly, when it comes to IoT & robotics, it has automated most of our tasks, but there is always the risk of a cyber attack on these automation devices. Start-ups are doing really great with these modern technologies, but they need to care more about their security.

What can we expect to see from Aristi over the next few months?

Over the months to come, we are committed to making cyberspace safe for everyone, which we plan to achieve through Kloud9. Besides this, we will keep innovating and making cyber security solutions cost-effective.

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