2020 Winner Profile

Visa Inc.

Ajit Gaddam

COMPANY WHERE WON: Visa Inc.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION: Several companies are in the middle of a paradigm shift of running traditional monolithic apps on virtual machines and moving to a microservices-centric architecture built on containers. As a result, traditional security tools are still catching up resulting in minimal or weaker security functionality for containerized apps. This project attempts to bridge this gap by: using scalable security policies based on a combination of anomaly detection models using machine learning and deep learning along with rule based policies, shifting left using automated verification of secure infrastructure and container image configuration before going to production, significantly reducing attack surface area by enforcing ABAC and eliminating privilege escalation based attacks, and reducing mean time to detect through continuous monitoring and automated enforcement of security policies

INDUSTRY: Financial Services Industry