‘Unprecedented’ Google-Mandiant Integration In Full Swing: Cloud Security VP
Google Cloud security leader Jeff Reed talks to CRN about the integration already underway and plans for Google Cloud and Mandiant, as well as how Google’s security strategy differentiates from AWS and Microsoft.
There have been security breaches on MSP providers like Kaseya as well as channel partners getting attacked in order to steal customer data. What’s Google doing to protect partners?
Five years ago, if you went and talked to security professionals they’d say, ‘Oh, you can’t go to the cloud. It’s less secure. You’ve got to keep it on premise.’
I’m starting to see that shift in customers, where more and more of them are understanding that cloud is definitely going to be, and in most cases it already is, more secure than on-prem environments.
Because we’re able to take these amazing economies of scale around [the fact that] we produce our own security chips at Google, we custom-build hardware to reduce the number of peripherals, we are able to do things that any single organization is not going to have because of our large IT budget.
But because we’re servicing tens of thousands of customers and our own Alphabet stuff, we can make these additional investments in security that wouldn’t make sense for anybody else. It makes sense for us.
Then every customer building on top of Google Cloud is getting the benefit of those security capabilities naturally.
Same thing with partners. The opportunity is how do we help make the shift to the cloud and get the benefit of all these additional capabilities that you’re not going to get if you’re running your own data center or colocation facility?
That’s a natural thing that is going to help the industry as we as we continue to see that migration of cloud happening.