Rishi Bhargava is Co-founder at Demisto, a cybersecurity startup with the mission to make security operations “faster, leaner and smarter.” Prior to founding Demisto, Bhargava was Vice President and General Manager of the Software Defined Datacenter Group at Intel Security. A visionary and technology enthusiast, he was responsible for delivering Intel integrated Security Solutions for datacenters. Before Intel, Bhargava was Vice President of Product Management for Datacenter and Server security products at McAfee, now part of Intel Security. As an entrepreneur at McAfee, he launched multiple products to establish McAfee leadership in risk & compliance, virtualization and cloud security.
Bhargava has more than a dozen patents in the area of Computer Security. He holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi and a Masters in Computer Science from University of Southern California, Los Angeles. Bhargava is passionate about new technologies and industry trends and serves as an active advisor to multiple startups in Silicon Valley and India.
For all the hundreds of firewall rules and network protocols that your security staff may put in place to better safeguard your network, sometimes there’s simply no accounting for the most unpredictable variable of them all: human behavior. Whether it be through social engineering techniques, bad actors within your own organization, or simple human error, hackers around the world are trained on how to take advantage of a company’s employees and staff in order to gain access to a protected network.