With over 16 years of experience in IT enablement in the global conglomerate manufacturing sector, Keyur Desai is currently the CIO of Essar Ports and Shipping, as well as the head of information security and communications for Essar. His key deliverables include strategy management, project delivery, new technology evaluations, IT infrastructure integration during M&As, and IT security and governance across various Essar verticals.
Key security intiative
At Essar, there was a need to protect critical data within the organization from advanced malware attacks. The company was looking at solutions that would work as a protection layer at different gateways, viz. email and end points. The company's email sandboxing solution added a layer of protection against advanced malware threats that bypass traditional anti-spam filter solutions. The architecture, placed after the anti-spam solution, ensured that filtered data reaches the gateway and suspicious documents are sent for sandboxing for further analysis. Essar’s anti-malware solution ensures that when any malicious intruder tries to execute a command, the solution kills the process and also generates an alert in the dashboard with details of the malware activity.