Senior Vice President of Products & Strategy, HyTrust
Ashwin Krishnan is a technology industry expert with over two decades of experience in cybersecurity and cloud technologies. The author of Mobile Security for Dummies, Ashwin is currently a Senior Vice President of Products and Strategy at HyTrust, a late stage security startup. A recognized thought leader, Ashwin has articles published in some of leading publications, including ITSPMagazine.com. His speaking engagements include Mobile World Congress, RSA Security Conference, VMWorld, Telecom Industry Association, and Product Camp Silicon Valley.
Recent Podcasts on ITSP Radio
What could our AI do with all your data? Something good or something evil? How about a lot of cash?
In this conversation, we discuss few of the many options that large companies have when it comes to utilizing the big amount of data that they are, and will keep harvesting from everyone.
As they say with great powers, come great responsibility. You can be the hero, or you can be the villain, and commercial gain could obviously - most probably - be the factor that could make the difference between good and evil.
If you are looking for answers, do not listen to this podcast.
If you are looking for food for thoughts and you want to start thinking about the technology that is already, not only surrounding us but interacting with us, and becoming part of us, then you are about to listen to a good story
The Internet of Things status quo is a mess. We need trust and transparency, and we need it now.
After a great podcast about the Moral Compass for Autonomous Vehicles that Ashwin had with Sean Martin, Marco Ciappelli took over the torch and invited Ashwin to join the Cyber Society Podcast on ITSPmagazine.
The two met during Black Hat 2017 in Las Vegas, a day after we all learned that Rumba Vacuum Cleaners weren't just collecting dust, bread crumbs and pets hair; oh no, they were collecting map floors of people homes, and who knows what else.
Seriously, what is going on with all this big data harvesting? It is so cheap to do nowadays that companies do it anyway - either they need the data for their product or not. The commercial value may be huge for marketers shortly. But who is allowing companies to collect information about our homes, our cars, our lifestyle, and overall our privacy? How can a user opt-out or opt-in, and decide something that doesn’t even know about?
Listen to this conversation, and you will start getting the picture of the mess we are in with the Internet of Things right now.
It is complicated, but we need to empower the user, we need knowledge, and we need a Moral Compass and strong ethics.
The Cyber Society needs trust and transparency, and it needs it right now.
The Moral Compass: Autonomous vehicles… whose life is worth more?
When software determines how autonomous vehicles behave - both in normal situations and in life-and-death situations - what can we expect as a society. What will these vehicles “know” about us, the other vehicles, and the the passengers in the surrounding area such that moral decisions can be made on the fly? Will we have control over this moral compass - or are we set to live in a world controlled by machines and software? Ashwin Krishnan, SVP of product and strategy at HyTrust chats about this new world with ITSPmagazine's Sean Martin.