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Defending Against Emerging Threats in Mobile Security

Verimatrix CEO Asaf Ashkenazi Says Applications Pose a Serious Risk to Businesses
Asaf Ashkenazi, CEO, Verimatrix

As the world of customer-business interaction continues to shift toward mobile apps, the challenge of keeping these apps secure is becoming more and more critical. With cyberthreats lurking around every corner, businesses that rely on mobile apps need to ask themselves a fundamental question: What's the best way to secure those connections between their apps and customers, so they can keep those threats at bay?

According to Asaf Ashkenazi, CEO of Verimatrix, hackers are finding easy ways to get in, and the security solutions provider must come up with new solutions to block them. "With EDR, there are fewer places that they can get into. But they still look for places that are not covered," he said.

Threat actors are targeting applications on mobile devices, which poses a significant risk to businesses. Individuals rely heavily on mobile devices for various activities including boarding flights, accessing banks, navigating through cities and other business-related communications, Ashkenazi said.

"Everything that we do today, every business that we communicate with, it is usually through an application. And this is a big risk for businesses. The hackers are finding ways to conduct attacks through the application," Ashkenazi said.

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

  • Emerging threats in mobile security;
  • Why defenders are having a hard time keeping up with the adversaries;
  • New products and solutions from Verimatrix to deal with these types of issues.

Ashkenazi looks to continually bolster Verimatrix's stance as a top cybersecurity innovator that provides powerful yet people-friendly protection for digital content, applications and devices. Prior to Verimatrix, he served as vice president of IoT security products at Rambus and lead for security products at Qualcomm. He also held engineering management positions at Freescale Semiconductor and Motorola and served on the board of the FIDO Alliance.

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Tom Field

Tom Field

Senior Vice President, Editorial, ISMG

Field is responsible for all of ISMG's 28 global media properties and its team of journalists. He also helped to develop and lead ISMG's award-winning summit series that has brought together security practitioners and industry influencers from around the world, as well as ISMG's series of exclusive executive roundtables.

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