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Watch: McAfee India MD Venkat Krishnapur on the changing cybersecurity threat landscape

The McAfee India Centre in Bengaluru played a pivotal role in the roll out of the cybersecurity firm’s intelligence solution – McAfee MVISION Insights, a proactive and actionable threat posture capability that prioritizes risk, predicts the success of countermeasures and prescribes remedial actions.

In an interview with TechCircle, Venkat Krishnapur, who heads the centre, explained how MVISION Insights helps companies deal with the seismic shift in the cybersecurity threat landscape amid the Covid-19 pandemic. 

Krishnapur is vice-president of engineering and managing director, McAfee India.

The Covid-19 pandemic changed the cybersecurity threat landscape almost overnight as businesses moved operations to work from home. 

“There has been a significant increase in digitisation today and this is the chaos that the cybercriminals are beginning to exploit,” Krishnapur said. 

He also spoke about the use of artificial intelligence in threat detection and how enterprises can no longer afford to rely on traditional security tools as attacks have not only grown exponentially but have also become more complex. 

The MIC in Bengaluru, which is the largest development facility of the Santa Clara based company, employs close to 2,000 employees and over 1,500 engineers. 

In a separate development, McAfee on Wednesday announced the pricing of its initial public offering of 37 million shares of its Class A common stock at a price to the public of $20.00 per share. The company expects to raise about $620 million. 

Note to readers: Krishnapur was interviewed for this article by Anand Janardhan, who has moved on from TechCircle.

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