Author: Purandar Das

Purandar Das, CEO and Co-Founder of Sotero (www.soterosoft.com), has focused on using technology to solve business problems. Throughout his career, Purandar has been working on utilizing technology to solve complex business challenges. He adopts a pragmatic approach that enables business to leverage technology to achieve business goals and power growth. Purandar started Sotero with the conviction that today’s data protection was deficient and that a better approach was needed to protect data. He is a firm believer that security, where the core focus is not the data, is not a viable option. Purandar is a graduate of Texas A&M University (MS – Mechanical Engineering) and Bangalore University (BS – Mechanical Engineering) and is based out of Massachusetts.

Passwords. You can’t live with them and you can’t live without them. The advent of the web has created a veritable spider web for every individual. What was often a matter of remembering one or two passwords for your computer and your email account has now mushroomed to having to remember dozens of passwords, one for every account that you are signed up for. Also, the complexity of the passwords has increased exponentially, and rightfully so. Technology and the availability of stolen personal information has increased the odds of the wrong people being able to guess a password. The loss…

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Encryption has been around for a long time. It is the holy grail in data security because data encryption translates data into another form, or code, so that only people with access to a secret key (formally called a decryption key) or password can read it. Zero trust is a security model based on the principle of maintaining strict access controls and not trusting anyone including the ones inside the network perimeter. In theory and in practice, data secured with strong enough encryption, is almost impossible to break without huge computing resources and effort. What makes encryption powerful is also…

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