Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning , Next-Generation Technologies & Secure Development , Video

Netskope CEO on the Security Perks, Perils of Generative AI

Netskope's Sanjay Beri on How Generative AI Can Spot Sensitive Data Stuck in Images
Sanjay Beri, founder and CEO, Netskope (Image: Netskope)

Generative AI can detect malicious behavior that is undetectable by traditional forms of AI, such as adversaries stealing sensitive data by sticking it in images, said Netskope CEO Sanjay Beri.

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The Silicon Valley-based cloud security vendor said it has over 50 machine-learning models in production and has launched DLP and threat detection products that take advantage of AI to spot deviations in user or device behavior. Beri said Netskope's offering provides guardrails around generative AI by enforcing the acceptable use policy, including stopping queries to ChatGPT that include source code or customer data (see: Reduce Cost and Security Complexity by Ditching Legacy VPN).

"AI is a seesaw," Beri said. "It'll be used for bad, and it's a great enabler of that, but it is also a great enabler of good, which is what we use it for. The focus for us is continue to innovate and accelerate its use for good."

In this video interview with Information Security Media Group, Beri also discussed:

  • Why Netskope established new relationships with Wipro, Lumu and Hughes;
  • Top challenges for customers in realizing value from SSE and SD-WAN tools;
  • How generative AI builds upon what conventional AI can do defensively.

Beri has more than two decades of innovation and success in the cloud, networking and security industries, due to his unique business sense, technical acumen, vision for the future of the industry and unwavering focus on culture. Prior to starting Netskope in 2012, Beri was vice president and general manager of Juniper Networks' secure access business unit, driving it to market leadership throughout his tenure. He is also the co-founder of one of the world's first data center encryption companies, Ingrian Networks, and has held leadership positions across numerous other security and networking companies.

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Michael Novinson

Michael Novinson

Managing Editor, Business, ISMG

Novinson is responsible for covering the vendor and technology landscape. Prior to joining ISMG, he spent four and a half years covering all the major cybersecurity vendors at CRN, with a focus on their programs and offerings for IT service providers. He was recognized for his breaking news coverage of the August 2019 coordinated ransomware attack against local governments in Texas as well as for his continued reporting around the SolarWinds hack in late 2020 and early 2021.

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