Debunking cloud security myths

Cloud Risk & Security

Cloud security myths are persistent, but often based more in anxiety than fact. In reality, companies that take a risk-based approach to cloud migration and address security risks head on often find a great deal of success.

Debunking cloud security myths: Truth vs. fiction

As companies—especially those in highly-regulated industries such as financial services and healthcare—contemplate migrating their data and applications to the cloud, they are often apprehensive about security. Worries about unauthorized access to data, compliance risk, and network and security monitoring often top the list of security concerns. The good news is that, in many cases, cloud security fears are based more in myth than fact. In this episode, Mike Kavis and guests Deloitte’s Arun Perinkolam and Kieran Norton and Google’s Hauke Vagts, debunk some of the most common cloud security myths and set the record straight on how security is often actually better, and less costly to implement, in a cloud environment, and on how companies are overcoming their security fears by taking a risk-based approach to migration.

Disclaimer: As referenced in this podcast, “Google” refers to GCP (Google Cloud Platform).

If you're not doing cloud native in the cloud, you're hampering ultimately the value of what you're doing, and from a security standpoint, you're going to hit some roadblocks as to how much you can automate and how fast you can respond and do some other things.

Arun Perinkolam is a principal in Cyber Risk Services at Deloitte & Touche LLP and is one of the leaders within the US Technology, Media and Telecommunications practice. With more than 16 years of experience, he has been shaped by the opportunity to lead & deliver large scale transformational initiatives for Global technology, media and consumer business companies. Arun is passionate about cyber risk domains that span core strategy and architecture, emerging technologies (e.g., Internet of Things), product security, mergers & acquisitions, and supply chain and e-commerce security.

Kieran Norton is a principal in the Cyber Risk Services practice within Deloitte Risk and Financial Advisory. With a deep technology background, broad range of experience over a more than 20-year career and a sharp focus on tackling emerging risks, Kieran is able to provide his clients with strategic yet pragmatic perspectives on cyber security and technology risk management. Kieran leads Deloitte's Infrastructure Security offering, where he helps clients transform their traditional security approaches in order to enable digital transformation, supply chain modernization, speed to market, cost reduction and other business priorities.

Dr. Hauke Vagts received his Diplom Degree from Technische Universität Darmstadt in 2007 and his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in 2013. He was with the Fraunhofer Institute of Optronics, System Technologies and Image Exploitation in Karlsruhe and the Vision and Fusion Laboratory at KIT in Karlsruhe. His research interests are in Security and Privacy, especially in surveillance systems.

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