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Using AI at Scale Makes Data an Even More Critical Asset

Cyera's Tamar Bar-Ilan: AI Benefits Are Clear But Unintended Consequences Are Not
Tamar Bar-Ilan, co-founder and CTO, Cyera

Many organizations today define themselves as data companies and see data as their most critical asset, which they have to handle with care and diligence. Yet they often don't know what data they have, where it is stored or who has access to it. With cloud adoption this problem had gotten much worse - and it’s becoming even more challenging with AI and the amount of data that organizations are now leveraging, said Tamar Bar-Ilan, co-founder and CTO of Cyera.

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Using cloud and AI to address this problem enables a much faster and easier solution, and cybersecurity company Cyera is doing just that. It started with Data Security Posture Management, which enables organizations to discover and classify their data throughout their entire environment. This is the first step toward solving the entire gambit of data use cases in one platform to make the security team's life much simpler.

"It's been an exciting few months, and we recently announced a $300 million funding round that's brought the company's total funding to over $460 million in just three years. And we gained unicorn status, which is validation that there is a burning need in the market," Bar-Ilan said.

In this video interview with Information Security Media Group at RSA Conference 2024, Bar-Ilan also discussed:

  • The importance that regulators are now placing on data;
  • Tackling AI-enabled applications that give people across the organization access to data that they absolutely shouldn't access;
  • What having organizations use AI at scale will mean for security.

Bar-Ilan is co-founder and CTO at Cyera. He spent seven years working on R&D in the Israel Defense Forces and founded Cyera after a brief stint as a software architect at Lynxight.

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Tom Field

Tom Field

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