Dr. R K Thomas
Founded in 2013 TechnoPilot provides services from Network Security to Business Success Coaching. Following is an interaction with the Founder who gives a detailed overview of what TechnoPilot is made of.
In conversation with Dr. R K Thomas, Founder, TechnoPilot
Starting from the Morris Worm of 1988, cyber world has been constantly under threat due to security issues and cyber attacks knocking the doors of corporations despite size and shape. In this scenario, how is TechnoPilot positioned in the cyber security market?
Undertaking Penetration testing for all is the need of the hour to solve security threats and be on relatively better footing. Offense is the best defence I picked up while serving in the Defense forces.
Penetration testing is a series of activities under taken to identify and exploit security vulnerabilities. It helps confirm the effectiveness or ineffectiveness of the security measures that have been implemented. Our methodology of penetration testing includes three phases: test preparation, test and test analysis. The test phase involves information gathering, vulnerability analysis, and vulnerability exploit.
Organizations that have been through multiple successful rounds of penetration testing resulting in a hardened environment have a very tough problem - How to get a successful penetration test? The common approach offered by many penetration testing firms just don’t deliver results in these well defended organizations. Success requires custom attacks, as by definition they are protected against any common approach that could be conducted. Conducting an assessment over a two to three week period of time just does not adequately allow for this to occur. On the other hand, the cost of conducting a multi-month focused assessment is just not in many organizations budgets.
At TechnoPilot, these sorts of hardened environments are what we love to work in. A job that requires us to stretch and find new attack methodologies is just what we are looking for, and we have been lucky enough find ourselves in this situation many times. Because of this we have been able to build a cost effective process for these environments to provide top notch network security that are right.
Moreover, a real attacker is not subject to artificial time limitation when it comes to building an effective assault against the organization. Obviously this is not something that is realistic as a service, but we have found effective methods of short cutting this process. It’s given that custom attacks are required in this sort of environment, and the most important ingredient for building a custom attack is information. Paying an assessment team to collect information that you are already in possession of is just not cost or time efficient. We bypass this by sitting down with the client team and let the client teach us about their company and systems. As they are the most knowledgeable party on the subject, we depend on their expertise to walk us through what they have in an interactive manner. This process alone can save months of effort and cost.
What uniqueness does TechnoPilot bring in as an organization catering in the Cyber Security domain?
We specialize in proactive threat protection and develop software that reacts immediately to new and emerging threats and protects users in real time. We ensure superior protection by using three methods of detection
instead of one, thus enabling our products to detect and destroy threats that others miss. Built to run unnoticed in the background, our security solutions deliver ultrafast scanning with an extremely low system footprint, which means users will never have to compromise fast performance for effective protection.
We realized early that we at TechnoPilot need to embody newer frontier technology and methodology, including usage of Scalar waves, towards achieving one-of-a kind enhanced Threat Intelligence and Protection in the Cyber security domain. Cyberattacks on international vital infrastructure persist to enhance in frequency and severity. The pillars of that vital infrastructure will hence have to defend themselves from hacks, sponsored attacks, virtual terrorism, business spying and other detrimental up-and-coming threats. There has never been a greater need for a Proactive Defense for sprouting Cyber Threats. A project was undertaken by TechnoPilot to tackle many of these challenges and the results were documented. We have categorized the expectedness of attacker/defender matrix and have molded our conclusion to craft a structure for designing proactive defenses for enterprise networks.
We at technopilot, constantly develop our core network and platform to support delivery of the highest quality services
According to Deloitte, insufficient number of monitoring devices to detect security breach affects the way corporations run their IoT based operations. How does TechnoPilot help organizations to tackle cyberattacks from the initial stage?
The benefits of Top Notch Network Security for Small Business includes providing a secure business foundation, enabling the business to be in compliance with industry and government regulations, giving employees easy & secure access to the tools & applications they need irrespective of their location, and letting one grow the network easily & securely. Network Security is like the proverbial chain. It’s only as strong as its weakest link. The network is most secure when - All policies, procedures, software and devices work together to provide a secure and adaptive system; threats are contained at every entry point of entry and the network can automatically adapt to new and changing threats.
Because we don’t want a piecemeal approach, it helps to work with trusted vendors who can provide end-to-end security from the network foundation to the remotest laptop accessing your customer data. It’s also important to work with a consultant who understands the right balance between security and usability.
We at TechnoPilot, constantly develop our core network and platform to support delivery of the highest quality services. Connectivity, networks, cloud, hosting, unified communications and mobile services, are provided under a single support framework and made available on-net over our core infrastructure. Our carrier-agnostic approach means we offer true choice when it comes to the technology partners we use to deliver your solutions. We take pride in our highly qualified teams of accredited presales, project management, NOC and field-based engineers on hand to provide full consultancy and support. In my years of operations and practices, I have safeguarded and instituted exceptional remedial measures to the strategic networks in India which demanded the highest echelons and protocols of network security.
Moreover, today’s business reality means that one must manage more risks with fewer resources. We have to therefore cut the operational expenses, manage increasing risks, maintain compliance posture, improve service and enable innovation. Our implementation of Security Services can help a business strategically manage risk end-to-end across all security domains and help reduce security operations costs.
Cybersecurity assurance is not a cakewalk and requires the providers to be updated and always keep refreshing their services and solutions. How does TechnoPilot bring innovation in this field?
Since its inception in 2013, we have concentrated in providing top notch network security to small and medium businesses in India and the Gulf region. At the heart of TechnoPilot is a core frontier research team that works 24X7 to herald the technology of the future into present day workable solutions to ensure the best possible cyber security services at a small budget. Small business networks face constant threats from viruses, worms, Trojan horses, and spyware to zero-day attacks and much more. Hence, achieving effective network security for small business requires a solution that’s designed fulfil present day needs as well as possess the ability to adapt to tomorrow’s security threats. It is better not to take any chances with the security of the network. So, we could secure the business with TechnoPilot’s proven security solutions for small business.
We combine the latestgeneration CPUs, software and hardware, and vitally, the expertise to suitably configure security infrastructure to provide an advanced protection from sophisticated, highly targeted attacks - that doesn’t create a bottleneck on networks. The solutions offer security capabilities and configuration options, enhanced security features specifically customized and designed for each network, High Performance, Ultra-low latency and unmatched scalability.
Ensuring cybersecurity is an enduring process for the time organizations work on IoT products. What future do you see for TechnoPilot in this domain for the years ahead?
We see opportunities in both the consumer and enterprise segment. We are focusing on strengthening our channel ecosystem and increasing our presence in India across tier 2 and tier 3 cities. By 2020 we would like to be present in all channels of distribution in order to reach out to potential customers and provide flexibility in licensing by partnering with Managed Service Providers.
”We specialize in proactive threat protection and develop software that reacts immediately to new and emerging threats and protects users in real time”
In the next five years we will head on with our VISION which is “to strive to impact a worldwide integration of frontier Technology, Security of communication resources, the right coaching and holistic healing for all businesses”. We would relentlessly pursue hard our MISSION which is “to provide niche technology to organizations and leverage that towards improved security and probability, with support to bring about a shift in consciousness, resulting in health and well-being”.
We at TechnoPilot predict that in the next five years there will be no more operating systems to compromise. Operating systems would have gone away and every laptop on the market would be running an emulator that functions as a start-up program on embedded firmware. Nothing can ever be infected anymore because a few key vendors would have got together to actually use the trusted modules inside technology. There would also be no more embedded passwords in IoT devices.
There are far more malicious attacks today than there were 10 years ago. "Improvements" in cyber crime have so far completely overwhelmed the advances in cyber security defense. But I thoroughly believe that the defenses will catch up and eventually make the Internet a much safer place. It's the natural progression of every civilized society, with the same bumps along the way. For a while things get worse, but society responds, and the world advances for the better.
We at TechnoPilot are developing the security systems of the future, embedded with multi layered Elliptic Curve Cryptography, Nano-technology dovetailed with Laws of Quantum physics and using esoteric laws, which are not much in vogue in the present time.