Deepak Kumar

Dr. Deepak Kumar is the founder and chief technology officer at Adaptiva. He is responsible for strategic product direction and leads the development organization. He was the lead program manager with Microsoft’s Systems Management Server 2003 team and program manager with the Windows NT Networking team. Prior to Microsoft, he was a group manager for IP Telephony products at Nortel. Dr. Kumar has received five patents related to his work on SMS 2003 at Microsoft and has written more than 50 publications, including a book on Windows programming. While at Microsoft, Dr. Kumar also authored the Think Week paper for Bill Gates that became Project Greenwich, now known as Microsoft Office Communications Server/Lync. Deepak is an avid outdoorsman and hiker. For more information, please visit www.adaptiva.com and follow the company on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter.

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How can I secure the devices in my company without degrading the UX? How can I secure the devices in my company without degrading the UX? How can I secure the devices in my company without degrading the UX? How can I secure the devices in my company without degrading the UX?


Vulnerability scans are fundamentally compute intensive; that’s just the nature of the beast, and they need to be done repeatedly,...

Can turning on multifactor authentication boost my security hygiene? Can turning on multifactor authentication boost my security hygiene? Can turning on multifactor authentication boost my security hygiene? Can turning on multifactor authentication boost my security hygiene?


No. Hygiene is about remediating known vulnerabilities, applying all important patches quickly, and hardening all systems settings by...

What are the security risks associated with endpoint management? What are the security risks associated with endpoint management? What are the security risks associated with endpoint management? What are the security risks associated with endpoint management?


Attackers place most of their efforts on exploiting endpoints, and new endpoint exploits are appearing at an ever-increasing rate. There...

Why is endpoint management vital to an effective security strategy? Why is endpoint management vital to an effective security strategy? Why is endpoint management vital to an effective security strategy? Why is endpoint management vital to an effective security strategy?


For businesses, endpoints remain an important attack surface to harden for a few reasons:Ubiquity: Large companies have hundreds of...