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Digital Guardian Podcast Episode 23: Gunter Ollmann on Cloud Security

by Chris Brook on Thursday May 31, 2018

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In the latest episode of the Digital Guardian podcast, Gunter Ollmann, CTO, Security (Cloud and AI) at Microsoft, describes how he got his start in infosec, what's driving cloud adoption, what CISOs transitioning to the cloud need to know, and more.

Welcome to Episode 23 of the Digital Guardian Podcast! On this episode our hosts Will Gragido and Chris Brook chat with Gunter Ollmann, CTO, Security (Cloud and AI) at Microsoft. Gunter discusses how he got his start in the infosec world, including stints at IOActive, NCC Group, Damballa, and IBM Internet Security Systems, the recent drive around cloud security adoption, threats CISOs need to be aware of while transitioning from network to the cloud, and more.

As always, you can listen and subscribe to our podcast via SoundCloud, iTunes, or Google Play to keep up with new episodes every month.

Highlights from this episode include:

  • 01:04 - Gunter on how he got his start in security back in the late '90s
  • 05:09 - Will asks Gunter what CTOs/CISOs need to double down on when it comes to enterprise-grade security in 2018/2019
  • 11:25 - The topic of automation, the "self-defending network initiative," is discussed
  • 13:50 - Gunter on how enterprises are seeing and using the cloud now
  • 21:45 - Will asks Gunter about the transference of risk as it relates to cloud security
  • 25:01 - How will GDPR impact cloud-based infrastructure?
  • 27:56 - Where do CISOs need to be concerned when it comes to transitioning to the cloud?
  • 31:56 - Gunter's thoughts on security scorecard services
  • 39:27 - Chris asks Gunter how malware has evolved and what Microsoft is doing with passwords

Intro/outro music: "Groovy Baby" by Jason Shaw, licensed under CC BY 3.0 US

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Chris Brook

Chris Brook is the editor of Data Insider. He is a technology journalist with a decade of experience writing about information security, hackers, and privacy. Chris has attended many infosec conferences and has interviewed hackers and security researchers. Prior to joining Digital Guardian he helped launch Threatpost, an independent news site which is a leading source of information about IT and business security for hundreds of thousands of professionals worldwide.