Tech Talk

Enabling Security First for Research IT

Presented on June 18, 2020
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We invite you to learn proven techniques that enable a security first mindset from the experience and expertise of Aashish Naik, Silicon Valley Cloud Security Leader and Practitioner.

Biarca, a cloud technology enabler for the university research community, has played a key role in establishing a security first mindset for research and IT teams in higher education, healthcare, and life sciences.

In the second edition of Biarca Tech Talk we will cover:

How to enable a security first mindset


Identify potential technology and organizational challenges


Discuss tools and insights that promote positive outcomes


All participants will receive a digital voucher for a complementary consulting session with us to discuss your research goals, why now, and why us. The outcome of that meeting will be a written recommendation from Biarca outlining:

  • A technical discovery plan
  • Business initiatives to address
  • Preliminary timeline

Tech Talk Presenters

Dr.Kris Rajana

CTO, Biarca
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Kris brings 25 + years of storage/cloud experience and a big proponent of open source philosophy. His customer centric focus and approach to solving complex technical problems and execution has enabled Biarca to be a trusted advisor to many of our customers. Kris is responsible for engineering and management of distributed teams and execution to ensure “on time / on spec / on quality” delivery to Biarca’s global client base. His expertise in security posture management and compliance is key for our cloud security practice. Kris has led the efforts of customizing Biarca services/solutions across several industries such as health care, manufacturing, education, technology, media and entertainment. Kris holds a Ph.D from Penn State University and has continued his learning with many executive management courses at Stanford.

Aashish Naik

Silicon Valley Cloud Security Leader and Practitioner
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Aashish Naik brings 15+ years of technology expertise and leadership to Tech Talk. Aashish has built and deployed secured applications, managed operations for highly available infrastructure, release management, and rollout strategy for business-critical projects. He has led engineers, developers, and IT professionals on various projects from cloud migration to kubernetes and cloud security. He has been a driving force towards new technologies and techniques (e.g. kubernetes, IOT, SRE) while shaping engineers into diverse and empowered teams. He is versed in several cloud platforms including Google Cloud, Vcloud, and AWS. Aashish holds double masters degrees in Engineering.