Posts Tagged Khosla Ventures

Data Security Challenges of Remote Work

TiEcon, Silicon Valley’s largest entrepreneurship conference, has gone virtual, this year. On June 24th, at 9 am, Chris Jones will speak on that exact topic of how virtual meetings and remote work is changing the paradigm and hidden opportunities and challenges inherent in this new paradigm.


Cybersecurity of network of connected devices and personal data security, concept on virtual interface with consultant in background

Of all the challenges of remote work, security challenges are some of the most complex ones to navigate. In equal measure, some of the solutions may be very basic and simple and some may require sophisticated solutions but more than ever, companies need to fortify security for smooth functioning of remote work. Some of the top security challenges include cloud based threats, data exposure and theft, access compromise and anomalies, legacy appliance-based web defenses and legacy remote VPN access.


Right after the keynote by Vinod Khosla of Khosla Ventures, Chris Jones will speak on strategies that companies can adopt to enhance security for their remote workforce. Chris Jones, as Director of Cyber Security for Dell Technologies, oversees eDiscovery, Digital Forensics, Cyber Investigations, and Insider Risk Operations. Chris Jones has not only been involved in addressing insider threat problems for corporations but has also worked with the US Intelligence community and law enforcement agencies. He founded the FBI’s Cyber Profiling Team and developed behavioral profiling and psychological analysis techniques, with use of technical data analytics.


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IIT GLC 2015 Conference – amazing keynotes, awesome panels & limitless networking

IIT Alumni Global Leadership Conference 2015, at Santa Clara Convention Center in Silicon Valley, CA, took place with great fanfare, featured top notch speakers, entrepreneurship focused panels, and network till you drop opportunities.  Board members, CXOs, professors, entrepreneurs and other professionals, whether in academia or industry, found opportunities to galvanize their careers.

The keynotes like Elizabeth Holmes (youngest and self-made female billionaire CEO) at Theranos, and John Chambers, CEO of Cisco (who took the company from $1B in sales to $50B in sales), Pat Gelsinger, CEO of VMWare, and Sal Khan, founder of Khan Academy ( shared lessons in leadership and making a difference in the world.   IIT alumni speakers included Vinod Khosla (founder of Khosla Ventures and Sun Microsystems); Bharat Desai, founder of Syntel ( ), Romesh Wadhwani, founder of Symphony Technology Group and Aspect Development, and Shailesh J Mehta, Managing General Partner at Granite Hill Capital Partners and sponsor of school of management at IIT Bombay.

The conference opened with day one focusing entirely on women in tech.  On days two and three, the conference included a range of thought-provoking panels on diverse topics, centered around themes of entrepreneurship, innovation focusing on inclusivity, and sparking global growth, on giving back, and more.   It was mentioned in the opening remarks that not only great companies are started and run today by IITians but that they take the lessons in leadership to heart and seek to innovate to make a difference in the world.  No doubt, the limitless networking will spark great conversations for further collaborations, to make the world, a better place.

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