Freedom to Innovate
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Protegrity solutions arm innovative businesses to win in an ever-changing, increasingly competitive digital economy.  ​
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September 2, 2021
20 min
Freedom to Innovate: Episode 4 with Rick Farnell, April Dart, and Marlena Hererra
Rick is joined by April Dart, Principal, Data Use Engineering and Marlena Hererra, Associate Director, Data Use Engineering at Humana to discuss how Protegrity has helped Humana achieve its vision for data security and meet the needs of various business and IT stakeholders. April and Marlena talk about how Protegrity brings the “Swiss Army knife of data protection” to their company by providing a variety of data protection methods they can leverage, enabling simultaneous data use and data protection. With Protegrity, Humana keeps data in a protected state while the company continues to innovate in data analytics, AI and machine learning.
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Freedom to Innovate: Episode 4 with Rick Farnell, April Dart, and Marlena Hererra
September 2, 2021
April Dart, and Marlena Hererra
Rick is joined by April Dart, Principal, Data Use Engineering and Marlena Hererra, Associate Director, Data Use Engineering at Humana to discuss how Protegrity has helped Humana achieve its vision for data security and meet the needs of various business and IT stakeholders. April and Marlena talk about how Protegrity brings the “Swiss Army knife of data protection” to their company by providing a variety of data protection methods they can leverage, enabling simultaneous data use and data protection. With Protegrity, Humana keeps data in a protected state while the company continues to innovate in data analytics, AI and machine learning.
Sep 2
20 min
Episode 3: Tim Callahan, Aflac Global CISO
August 5, 2021
Rick Farnell & Tim Callahan
Aflac Global CISO Tim Callahan joins Rick to share insight on how his company balances digital transformation and data protection as insur-tech has become a prominent ransomware target. “It’s always been about the data,” Tim says, as he speaks of the need to tokenize data wherever it is. As chairman of the National Technical Security Coalition, Tim also discusses the struggle companies have with satisfying different compliance laws. He also reviews Afflac’s efforts to secure mobile exchanges with customers; its relationships with cloud providers and the buy-in of its own board to create a cloud-first, security-first model; and its ongoing work to simplify and secure its digital environment. And don’t miss the inside scoop on the Aflac duck!
Aug 5
30 min
Episode 2: Dave Trier, VP of Product, ModelOp
July 1, 2021
Rick Farnell & Dave Trier
Dave Trier, VP of Product at ModelOp, joins Rick to discuss the paramount importance of data security and proper governance as companies embrace AI and machine learning. Rick and Dave take a look at the symbiotic relationship between AI, ML, and data; and the “Wild West of AI” due to the lack of proper risk management processes, the possible exposure of sensitive data, and the potential to violate FCC and OCC policies. They also dive into the need for proper data hygiene and fine-grained model protection and governance as part of a heterogeneous IT strategy.
Jul 1
19 min
Episode 1: Valentin Bercovici, CEO and Co-Founder, Chainkit
June 3, 2021
Rick Farnell & Valentin Bercovici
Rick is joined by Valentin Bercovici, one of the big data industry’s pioneers and co-founder of a disruptive new company in cyber security. They discuss the evolution of the big data industry and the recent cyber security innovations. Analyzing some of this year’s top news stories including the SolarWinds attack, Facebook data breach, and the Clubhouse data leak. And why continuing to protect your castle walls as a defense doesn’t cut it anymore, especially with the proliferation of machine learning and AI.
Jun 3
21 min