Amazon's Strategy of Operational Excellence

cloudIn the wake of the 4th annual Amazon Web Services (AWS) user conference, AWS has finally emerged as a leader in cloud infrastructure and platform services. AWS now has over 1 million active customers and year-over-year growth in EC2 instances, data transfer, and database use that is close to 100% as of 2015 Q2. AWS did $4.6 billion in revenue in 2014 and expects to see $7.3 billion by the end of 2015 which is close to 60% growth. Amazon is now adding over $1 billion in new revenue per quarter. It’s rare to see these kinds of growth rates in a business that is closing in on 10 years old. This shows the transformative effect that cloud services are having on the IT business.

Revving Up the V12 for Full Acceleration

I am at VeeamON 2022 in Las Vegas this week attending the event in person. I had the great opportunity to spend time with a few key executives from Veeam and discuss their latest release and plans for the future.

Topics: Data Protection

Increasing Developer Efficiency with Security Solutions

My colleague Rob Stretchay completed research on the challenges organizations face as their applications become more distributed across clouds. In this video, we discuss some of his findings, including how developers are spending their time – including their time remediating security issues. This is interesting to me because we've been talking about developer workflows and whether developers can take on some security processes. Developers want to focus on building software, but they care about quality, reliability, and they don’t want to waste time doing rework. Check out the video to hear us discuss the opportunity for security solutions to help.

Topics: Cybersecurity

Women in Cybersecurity: Sharon Goldberg

This week I'm pleased to share my interview with Sharon Goldberg, the cofounder and CEO of BastionZero. She is also a computer science professor at Boston University. Check out our video below, and listen to the full audio interview.

 

Topics: Cybersecurity women in cybersecurity

Women in Cybersecurity: Caroline Wong

This week’s featured guest in our Women in Cybersecurity video series is Caroline Wong. Caroline is a book author who is active in the security community, sharing her experiences and learnings from her cybersecurity leadership roles at companies such as eBay and Zynga. She is the Chief Strategy Officer at Cobalt, a company that gives clients access to pen testers through their Pen Testing as a Service (PtaaS) platform. In her interview with ESG Sr. Analyst Melinda Marks, Caroline shares her experiences in her career in cybersecurity, as well as her advice around team culture and diversity in the workplace.

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The Impact of the Cloud on DLP

Cloud adoption is ubiquitous, and many organizations have adopted a cloud-first deployment policy. However, organizations continue to use on-premises infrastructure. Thus, the new normal IT infrastructure is hybrid multi-cloud. In such an environment, the perimeter becomes amorphous and dynamic, changing rapidly as organizations spin up new applications.

Topics: Data Protection DLP

Women in Cybersecurity: Elizabeth Gossell

We’re excited to highlight Elizabeth Gossell for our second Women in Cybersecurity interview. Liz is the Principal Security Analyst for Danaher Corporation, a global science and technology conglomerate with subsidiaries operating across different market segments, including life sciences, diagnostics, and water. The company is no stranger to mergers and acquisitions, as it acquires roughly 10 companies each year. In this video interview, Liz speaks with ESG Sr. Analyst Melinda Marks about the evolving security challenges that come with M&A efforts, scaling, and sprawl, such as maintaining security consistency across all the organizations, and working quickly to secure new acquisitions.

Topics: Cybersecurity women in cybersecurity

Everyone Needs a Little Validation, but Is Technical or Economic Right for You?

"Timing is everything, in life and in golf… and in providing your customers with an ESG Validation” – Arnold Palmer (mostly)

Topics: ESG Validation Services

Women in Cybersecurity: Vandana Verma

In our very first interview, we’re proud to spotlight Vandana Verma Sehgal. Vandana is the Chair of the Board of Directors for the OWASP (Open Web Application Security Project) Foundation. The non-profit foundation works to improve application security, organizing projects, tools, documents, forums, and chapters all over the world. Vandana is also passionate about initiatives to bring more diversity to cybersecurity.

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Women in Cybersecurity

This month as we observe Women’s History Month to celebrate the vital role of women in history, I’m excited to kick off our new series on Women in Cybersecurity. I’m excited about this program to connect women in the industry, and to spotlight their stories, with the hope to increase representation and encourage women in the field.

Topics: women in cybersecurity