Next-Generation Technologies & Secure Development , Open XDR , Security Operations

The Art of Doing More With Less in Cybersecurity

Microsoft's Iftekhar Hussain on the Right Approach to Cybersecurity
Iftekhar Hussain, principal product manager, cyber threat hunting, Microsoft India

As organizations look to consolidate security portfolios to reduce cost, the question in the minds of most CISOs is: How can I do more with less? Iftekhar Hussain, principal product manager, cyber threat hunting with Microsoft India, discusses how to use AI and fewer tools to avoid manual work.

"Technologies like XDR have come into play. Most organizations, including Microsoft, are investing in them. Instead of building products and tools, we are building platforms that allow organizations to have a view of what is happening in the entire digital estate," Hussain says. "So, the consolidated view, or single pane of glass, is absolutely a possibility today."

"The concept of doing more with less will play for a few more years. Organizations should have a vision of how they can consolidate their tool sets and their detection methodologies into a single platform," he says. "For example, if somebody wants to achieve an XDR, at some point in their journey they should invest in technologies that can communicate with each other from the ground up, even if they are acquiring them one by one."

In this video interview with Information Security Media Group, Hussain discusses:

  • The reality of having a platform view;
  • Why point solutions do not work anymore;
  • How companies can do more with less by using AI to correlate a wealth of data.

Hussain has more than 18 years of experience providing high-value cybersecurity consulting to top enterprise businesses and public sector organizations for guidance with cyber threat assessment, threat hunting, security reference architecture and cybersecurity strategy.

About the Author

Suparna Goswami

Suparna Goswami

Associate Editor, ISMG

Goswami has more than 10 years of experience in the field of journalism. She has covered a variety of beats including global macro economy, fintech, startups and other business trends. Before joining ISMG, she contributed for Forbes Asia, where she wrote about the Indian startup ecosystem. She has also worked with UK-based International Finance Magazine and leading Indian newspapers, such as DNA and Times of India.

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