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Can Your Security Controls Handle the Unmanaged and IoT Device Tsunami?

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By 2021, up to 90% of devices in businesses will be unmanaged – unprotected and un-agentable. Businesses of every segment face this tsunami of new, connected devices. Beyond the traditional laptops and desktops we may use at work, these new smart devices run our operations, manage building automation systems, drive our manufacturing lines, or track and deliver healthcare to patients. Even during the current pandemic, companies are applying these devices in new ways. From contact tracing in hospitals, to cleaning robots in warehouses. These devices are essentially the new endpoint with operating systems, an application, and connect to enterprise networks – even the Internet. But what they are missing is security. This requires a whole new playbook to mitigate security risk and protect the business. How do your security controls stack up in this world of unmanaged devices?


Join Armis’ CISO Curtis Simpson and VP of Product Marketing Christopher Dobrec as they discuss the reality facing businesses with the proliferation of these unmanaged and IoT devices and how to apply agentless device security controls to meet this security challenge.


Hari Pendyala

Hari has 25+ years of global experience in Cybersecurity, Information Technology and Entrepreneurship. He is currently working as Director and Chief Advisor at Zraddhaa Information Services PVT. LTD., a boutique security consulting and technology services provider. He is also working as COO of 7inQ, a private incubator. Hari leads operations and grooms early-stage start-up entrepreneurs. Prior to Zraddhaa, he worked in various technical and leadership roles at multi national companies. Hari is a CISSP, CISM and ITIL v3 Certified professional and is an ISSA International Fellow. He has Master’s in Computer Engineering from Florida Atlantic University, USA and Bachelor's in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from S.V.University, Tirupati, India.

Recently, Hari has been mentoring women engineering graduates and making them Industry ready by imparting the requisite technical skills in the niche domain of Cyber Security, as part of Cyber Shikshaa program, a joint initiative of Data Security Council of India (DSCI) & Microsoft.

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Curtis Simpson – CISO, Armis

As the CISO, Curtis Simpson guides and advances the Armis enterprise vision, ensures the protection of the company’s information assets, and serves as a vital resource to his counterparts at Armis customers and throughout the technology sector. Curtis brings more than 15 years of diversified information technology experience, with direct information security and management experience in positions of increasing responsibility at Sysco, a Fortune 50 corporation. As vice president and global CISO at Sysco, Curtis directed a portfolio of cost effective, business-focused security programs responsible for reducing security risks faced by a global organization.

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Christopher Dobrec – VP of Product Marketing, Armis

As Vice President of Product Marketing, Chris is responsible for Armis’ product marketing strategy and vision. He is a seasoned product and business development executive leading teams through development and marketing of exceptional products and cutting-edge technologies across enterprise and consumer market segments. Prior to Armis, Chris held executive management roles in product management, product marketing and business development at MobileIron, Cisco, Nokia, Ipsilon Networks and Kalpana. Chris’ journey to Silicon Valley started after leaving college early to pursue his passion for building great products.

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