October 5, 2021
In this episode, we are introduced to "AccessOps" by the creator of the term and co-founder of stealth-startup Stack Identity. Venkat Raghavan discusses his current passion; addressing the challenges of access and access control in the cloud-native world. Today, virtually everything has an 'identity and these identities are given access to data. Not all of these are human. In fact, many are non-human including micro-services, functions, applications, and other assets. Regardless of their form, all 'identities' need to be managed. AccessOps is the new category Stack Identity has created to address this exploding cloud-native challenge.
September 14, 2021
Well, it's taking a bit longer than I'd hoped but, I finally got the opportunity to sit down with one of the best cyber security professionals in the business. He's been at the same company for more than 20 years and has repeatedly reinvented himself and the cyber security offerings available from his employer. He has led the various cyber security practices of this giant telco since he first created them! I hope you enjoy episode #35 with my special guest, Terry Hect, Director, Security Center of Excellence at AT&T.
August 18, 2021
Nearly a decade ago Nick Lippis Co-Founded ONUG, and today the ONUG community has expanded to over 5,000 strong and continues growing. In this episode, you'll hear Nick discuss the exciting project ONUG is spearheading to provide enterprises with, as he explains, critical and currently missing "...connective tissue..." for multi-cloud, hybrid deployments. You'll hear Nick explain their plans for a "cupcake, birthday cake, and wedding cake" and how you can get involved. To learn more about ONUG go to www.onug.net
August 3, 2021
If you've ever heard of Aston Martin and know, even a little, about cars you know, Aston Martin is not a typical automobile. The same could be said about their CISO; Robin is anything but typical. In our thirty-third episode, we travel across the pond (again) to the UK to talk with Robin Smith, Head of Cyber and Information Security. Hear why Robin quotes Einstein ("We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.") and believes the problems and challenges we face in the cloud will take a new way of thinking...what he calls liquid thinking.
July 16, 2021
In episode 32, we speak with Mr. Joe Sullivan, and while you may not know or recognize his name, I'm betting every penny I have, you know one or more of his previous employers where he led cybersecurity. Ever heard of eBay, PayPal, Uber, or Facebook?
Now at Cloudflare, Inc., Joe and I have a fun and engaging conversation covering numerous topics including zero trust, the good and bad of the internet, and the challenges securing today's hyper-connected computing environment.
June 9, 2021
In this episode, my conversation is with Sean Mcdermott, President & CEO, Founder RedMonocle | Windward Consulting Group. This recording of Talking Cloud is sure to not disappoint! With +24 years as a consultant, Sean offers several keen insights and considerations. You can learn more about Sean and his company, RedMonocle here: https://www.redmonocle.com/
May 4, 2021
For our 30th episode, we have a highly experienced cloud executive as our guest. Mr. Dustin Milberg has nearly as many years in the industry as TalkingCloud has episodes. As the Field CTO, Dustin engages with executives every day discussing their journey to the cloud. Hear Dustin share his thoughts, insights, and recommendations and why he says migrating to the cloud is all about the journey, not the destination. You'll also hear Dustin subtly remind me not everyone is familiar with an Etch-a-Sketch!
April 7, 2021
In episode 29 we have our first discussion with an executive from the university industry. John McClure is the Chief Information Security Officer at Laureate International Universities. As the CISO for an organization with tens of thousands of employees and hundreds of thousands of university students, John offers some interesting insights and considerations about our changing cyber-security landscape and the benefits realized as a result of the 'forced' digital transformation we've all been through.
March 24, 2021
March 2021 has been an outstanding month for TalkingCloud. So far, we've had outstanding special guests and we are finishing the month strong. In this episode, we get to hear the views and perspectives of a CIO.
Jeff Ton is a highly seasoned and experienced technologist starting his illustrious career first as a 'programmer' and then on to management. He decided he wanted to be a CIO and reached his goal decades ago. Now, among other things, Jeff is an author, speaker, and explorer. You can connect with Jeff on LinkedIn here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jtonindy/
March 14, 2021
A few months ago, I noticed a post on LinkedIn featuring one of my contacts and his recent promotion to America's Sales Leader for Amazon Web Services (AWS) Security at Amazon. I was pleasantly surprised when I read it was Brendan Staveley. I worked with Brendan at Check Point Software Technologies, Ltd. Point Software; it was his first job after graduating college. Fast-forward a little more than two decades and experiences at Fortinet and Cisco, Brendan now leads a lean team of AWS Security specialists covering the western hemisphere. I had a great time catching up with Brendan and hearing his comments and thoughts about the cloud. Hear Brendan discuss "empathy" and why it's a priority when assisting customers in their migration of workloads to the public cloud.