Arjun Natarajan  Arjun Natarajan photo         

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Distinguished Engineer, Information Security Research
Thomas J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, NY USA



Arjun Natarajan is an IBM Distinguished Engineer in Security Research at the Thomas J. Watson Research Center leading a data security research strategy and team on protecting sensitive data in hybrid multicloud enterprise deployments.

Loss of sensitive data and the resulting regulatory and reputational impacts are key barriers to rapid adoption of analytics and AI on the cloud. With data coming from a number of sources (internal, customers, public, partners), how do you ensure compliant use of data? Can you tell who is accessing personal data, how frequently, and, why? On a real-time basis? What is your data risk at any given time? And how quickly can you assess the data sets and data subjects impacted by a privacy breach?​

With increasing regulatory oversight and evolving corporate agreements and policies, old static approaches to managing sensitive data simply do not scale.​ Arjun is leading the development of models, methods and tools for responsible data sharing and shaping the future of information security.

Arjun previously led an IBM Research strategic initiative to enable IBM and clients into the “API Economy”. He has also driven many technical initiatives in mission-critical distributed computing as Senior Software Engineer at Intel, Director of Transaction Processing at Transarc/IBM, and, founder/CEO of a web middleware startup.

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