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Episode #3: Cyber Insights by SOSA with Michael Platzer, CEO Mostly AI

William Altman

Senior Analyst at SOSA

Apr 16, 2020

The future of privacy-sensitive big data operations will involve the use of realistic and representative AI-generated synthetic data at scale.

In episode 3, William Altman interviews Michael Platzer, CEO of Mostly AI. Mostly AI is working to unlock big data assets, while keeping individuals' privacy completely safe and secure.

Michael answers questions on his company’s mission, his most top-of-mind cybersecurity trend in 2020, the ability to effectively anonymize and secure our location data from being reverse engineered, and he offers some guidance for CISOs that need to identify the right data-centric security solutions.

Check out the full interview in the video above, or skip to the most relevant questions:

(1:10) Q1: What does your company do and how do you do it?

(2:30) Q2: When you think about the broad array of cybersecurity trends unfolding today from threats to regulations what is top of mind for you in 2020?

(4:09) Q3: We know location data is among our most accessible PII. In the wake of the coronavirus we are seeing calls to use our location data to track the pandemic. Is it possible to effectively anonymize and secure our location data from being reverse engineered? Could using synthetic data help?

(6:25) Q4: There is an expanding list of techniques to protect data today; from encryption schemes, tokenization, anonymization, etc. Should CISOs look at the landscape as a “grocery shelf” with ingredients to be selected and combined or should they search for one technique to rule them all?