The trust in the cloud has come a long way. In the early days of the cloud there was a complete lack of confidence in cloud security. Now, we see massive enterprise organizations adopting the cloud in droves.
Further evidence of the current state of cloud trust is with the expansion of Government Clouds. By some estimates, this could reach an astounding $60 billion (or more) by 2026. Recently, the continued trend of trusting the cloud came from the Department of Defense’s (DoD) Defense Innovation Unit (DIU).
- How does this move align with the Executive Order on Cybersecurity from the White House?
- What’s the public sector’s approach to “work from anywhere” while staying secure?
- What is Google Cloud saying about zero-trust in the new cybersecurity paradigm?
00:02: The Defense Innovation Unit, a unit within the Department of Defense, selected Google Cloud’s secure cloud management. This move accelerates the adoption of commercial technology for the military.
01:16: For Chris Hughes, CISO & Acceleration Economy Analyst, this move signals the DoD’s pivot to a multi-cloud model by including Google Cloud alongside AWS and Microsoft Azure.
03:07: The new mantra for cloud vendors is, “I’m going to build the stuff you need to thrive and succeed in the acceleration economy.”, according to Bob Evans, Cloud Wars Founder & co-Founder of Acceleration Economy.
03:51: These cloud-native solutions blend the best of infrastructure, platform, and applications backed by zero-trust security, which, according to Lynn Martin, VP of North America Public Sector for Google Cloud, is critical for the new cybersecurity paradigm.
04:56: The White House Executive Order and Memo, according to Chris Hughes, emphasized the zero-trust initiatives needed as the DoD expands its usage of edge devices to gather user behavior and contextual analytics.
05:39: The public sector is now embracing the “work from anywhere” that has permeated the traditional public sector for quite a while.
06:20: It will be interesting to keep an eye on as the DoD pushes forward with innovation and its software modernization strategy.
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