Arif Khan is VP of Solution Engineering and leads PKWARE Solution/Sales Engineering teams globally. As a technology and business executive, Arif has global experience in information technology, cloud computing, big data, and solution selling. As part of Dataguise, which was later acquired by PKWARE, Arif served as Director of Sales Engineering and Professional Services, where he led the technical sales engineering and post-sales delivery teams globally.
Prior to joining Dataguise, Arif worked in the Cloud and big data for IBM, and served as a solutions architect and enterprise architect for Sun Microsystems, leading the sales engineering and professional services teams. He also has extensive experience as both an IT manager and a software engineer, which formed the foundation for his future career successes.
Arif holds a Master of Science in Computer Science from California State University – Sacramento.
While data security is at the forefront for many IT and security teams, for most employees, security is an afterthought. They just want to be able to access the data they need when and where they need it so they can do their jobs. And if security practices feel too cumbersome or complicated, they’ll find workarounds—or worse, skip security altogether. This creates dangerous vulnerabilities, especially in today’s hybrid office/remote environment. Organizations must find the critical balance between data security and usability so end users don’t bypass important practices wherever they are in order to get work done.
During this session, Arif Khan from PKWARE discusses the challenges of data security versus usability and how organizations can find the right balance. Attendees will walk away with tips on how to:
• Capitalize on employee willingness to participate in security for more informed decision-making in data security practices
• Put controlled security power in the hands of employees through a mix of automation and manual classification practices
• Regularly and accurately detect and protect information on endpoint devices such as laptops and mobile
Arif Khan, VP, Solution Engineer, PKWARE