The technology industry has changed a lot over the past 10 years with the move from on-prem systems to the cloud. With that came new types of challenges from a privacy and security perspective. Controlling access to data was no longer just about putting up a firewall, but you needed to know who and what was accessing the data at all times for audit purposes. Authorization models had to adapt and become flexible to support more fine-grained access.
With new challenges comes new opportunities. There's been a growth in startups focused on developing solutions that help companies address privacy and security challenges. Privacy is shifting left and becoming an engineering effort. Additionally, there's an increased interest in venture funding available to companies attacking these privacy and security challenges.
Rak Garg, Principal at Bain Capital Ventures, joins the show to discuss his prior work as a product manager working on Atlassian's data security and governance products. He also shares his thoughts on trends he's seeing in the industry as an investor interested in the data privacy and security space.
The conversation delves into the unique role of privacy engineers compared to security engineers, emphasizing collaboration between privacy and security teams. Pramod shares insights into how privacy functions intersect with security, governance, and data platforms.
In this episode, Roshmik Saha, Co-founder (Engineering) at Skyflow, discusses the critical importance of Personally Identifiable Information (PII) data isolation. The principle is straightforward—separate sensitive and non-sensitive data for effective data governance and privacy.
Ram Muthukrishnan, a product manager at Skyflow, joins the show again to share insights into DX's definition, the key elements of a great DX, and notable companies excelling in this domain.