We Aimlessly Continue The Sprawl Of Our Digital Lives—Who Is Responsible For Managing The Mess? | An Imperva Story With Kunal Anand


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What if we could format our data shared with the organizations we interact with the same way we reinstall an operating system and start fresh? We may be too deep for it, but what about a new Social Contract for our Cyber Society.

One can start thinking back and try to figure out where things got out of control. The chance of that being a successful mission is probably meager. Everything happens fast and organically, and just like mother nature, some directions may bring us to a better place than others. Some choices are a keeper, and some need to be tossed or recoded.

In this podcast with Kunal Anand, CTO at Imperva, we look at where we are and where we can go from here. What can we do differently moving forward? How about an excellent plan to start with — for a change.

Networks exist to bring people to apps. Apps exist to bring people to data, and Apps—call them web applications, workloads, APIs, microservices, or whatever name pleases you—are being deployed at a scale that we have never seen before.

They are deployed, consumers and businesses use them like mad, and things get quickly out of control. An immeasurable amount of data is being generated, stored, shared, and analyzed as if our species' future depended on it — and, in some cases, it does. Still, most of the time, we could easily ask ourselves "why," and there may not be a satisfactory answer.

I think you get the picture. But what does this all mean?

Harkening back to our first conversation with Kunal where we see the trend for multiple Internets coming our way, a bigger question surfaces for how consumers and organizations / citizens and governments can get a handle on:

  • Where their data is
  • Who has access to it
  • Who has control over it
  • What rights (and technical ability) do they have to remove it

This "question" isn't simple to answer, of course, especially when we see that every organization defines their policies and manages the data differently—this is even more challenging for global organizations with customers and partners located around the world.

Join us for this continued journey—episode 2—with Kunal Anand, as we explore the path to securing all paths to our data.

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Kunal Anand, Chief Technology Officer at Imperva (@ka on Twitter)

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