Cloud Security and Digital Transformation

Maria C. Horton

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Three Hot Cloud Security Topics from @CloudExpo Silicon Valley Two weeks ago (November 3-5), I attended the Cloud Expo Silicon Valley as a speaker, where I presented on the security and privacy due diligence requirements for cloud solutions. Cloud security is a topical issue for every CIO, CISO, and technology buyer. Decision-makers are always looking for insights on how to mitigate the security risks of implementing and using cloud solutions. Based on the presentation topics covered at the conference, as well as the general discussions heard between sessions, I wanted to share some of my observations on emerging trends. As cyber security serves as a foundation and necessary defense for customer and cloud solutions, cyber becomes more and more commoditized. The real impact is how do we deliver a confidence or trust to customers and their customer journey with our o... (more)

Compliance and Security | @CloudEXPO #Cybersecurity #GDPR #ArtificialIntelligence

Compliance and Security: The Real Drivers of Cloud, IoT, and AI Outsourcing and Performance In 2018, the shifting emphasis to IoT, Artificial Intelligence (AI), virtual reality (VR) and automation seem to overshadow cloud; yet, I believe it is just the opposite.  A recently published industry survey shows that by 2020, the use of public cloud will grow dramatically.  Business goals related to actively adopting AI, IoT and machine learning strategies are prompting IT teams to consider outsourced cloud and cloud experts to move faster than competitors. The formats and pilots incor... (more)

Invest in IoT Without Insecurity | @ThingsExpo #IoT #M2M #API #Cloud

Recently, I attended Cloud Expo and @ThingsExpo in NYC (June 7-9) and I found the content to be interesting and thoughtful for companies that are planning their future success. Like most conferences, there was a lot of chatter about IoT app development, consumer trends, and security with a smattering of privacy concerns and thoughts. More interesting to me were the sessions on identifying how to develop and bring to fruition new lines of business and how non-IT businesses may actually benefit the most from IoT. For instance, the majority of the work today in IoT is occurring in ... (more)