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Startups and Cybersecurity: Gaps and Remedies

Aryaka Networks' Ranga on Securing Startups, Ensuring Product Security
Venkat Ranga, vice president of business information systems and head of IT, Aryaka Networks

A startup cybersecurity strategy should be akin to a Russian doll: It should be built to preserve core element of business. In most cases, this is a product offering, which needs to be secure, said Venkat Ranga, vice president of business information systems and head of IT at Aryaka Networks.

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"Your product is your IP, and the question is: What are you doing to protect your product?" Ranga said. "If you don't prioritize product security from the very beginning, then protecting the key elements in the future will be a costly proposition."

While startups might not have enterprise-grade security at the beginning, they can develop advanced cybersecurity by implementing basic security practices as they build the business, Ranga added.

In this video interview with Information Security Media Group at RSA Conference 2023, Ranga also discusses:

  • Cost-effective ways for startups to upgrade to enterprise-level security;
  • The importance of identity and access management for startups;
  • Skills needed to address sophisticated attacks against startups.

Prior to Aryaka, Ranga was the head of IT business applications at Malwarebytes. He also served as senior manager at VMware. He has experience in finance, sales and marketing.

About the Author

Rahul Neel Mani

Rahul Neel Mani

Founding Director of Grey Head Media and Vice President of Community Engagement and Editorial, ISMG

Neel Mani is responsible for building and nurturing communities in both technology and security domains for various ISMG brands. He has more than 25 years of experience in B2B technology and telecom journalism and has worked in various leadership editorial roles in the past, including incubating and successfully running Grey Head Media for 11 years. Prior to starting Grey Head Media, he worked with 9.9 Media, IDG India and Indian Express.

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