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Solving the modern cloud security conundrum with automation

Part of the For Cloud Professionals podcast series

Cloud security is as complex as cloud itself. SaaS-based, data-driven security-automation platforms can help companies automate much of their cloud security process, enabling them to reduce complexity and focus more on their business.

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Using SaaS-based automation to reduce cloud-security complexity

Cloud has become so complex, and new technologies are introduced and deployed so quickly, that it’s often difficult for companies to keep up with security demands. Savvy companies are turning to SaaS-based, data-driven security-automation platforms for help. In this episode, David Linthicum and guest, Lacework’s Scott Ford, discuss how automation is helping companies implement effective security processes in their complex, multi-cloud environments. Scott’s take is that it’s essential to automate and continuously update the security process, so companies can get the information they need to secure their cloud environments and re-focus their resources on innovation and growing their bottom line.

Disclaimer: As referenced in this podcast, “Amazon” refers to AWS (Amazon Web Services) and “Google” refers to GCP (Google Cloud Platform).

The challenge in cloud security is, number one, the complexity that seems to be arising around the use of many technologies, the ability to deal with automation effectively...within multiple platforms and multiple security environments.

Scott Ford is Lacework's principal architect for technology alliances and strategic accounts. He is an expert level DevSecOps practitioner experienced in the design and deployment of large-scale, code driven solutions for applications and infrastructure.

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Because cloud is never just about cloud, a podcast about cloud isn’t either. Our two hosts deliver two unique perspectives to help bring you closer to achieving what matters most—your possible.

For Cloud Professionals, hosted by David Linthicum, provides an enterprise-level, strategic look at key issues impacting clients’ businesses. David, ranked as the #1 cloud influencer in a recent Apollo Research report, has published 13 books on computing, written over 5,000 published articles and performed over 500 conference presentations, making his specialization in the power of cloud simply undeniable.

As a pioneer in cloud computing, Mike Kavis leads Architecting the Cloud, which offers insights from the POV of those who’ve had hands-on experience with cloud technology. Mike’s personal cloud journey includes leading the team that built the world's first high-speed transaction network in Amazon's public cloud—a project that ultimately won the 2010 AWS Global Startup Challenge.

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