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Google Cloud Security Summit: New Solutions for Zero Trust, Software Supply Chain, More

The new solutions will help partners help their customers more quickly and easily adopt Google Cloud’s security capabilities.

Edward Gately

May 18, 2022

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At Tuesday’s Google Cloud Security Summit, the cloud computing giant unveiled new security solutions. They’re aimed at helping global enterprises and governments address their most pressing security challenges.

Those challenges include:

  • Securing their software supply chain.

  • Accelerating zero trust adoption.

  • Improving data protection controls.

  • Simplifying access to core cyber insights.

Security, Cyber Risk Atop Every Organizations’ Agendas

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Google Cloud’s Sunil Potti

Sunil Potti is general manager and vice president of cloud security at Google Cloud. He said the new solutions will help partners help their customers more quickly and easily adopt Google Cloud’s security capabilities.

“Security and cyber risk remain at the top of every organization’s agenda,” he said. “We are facing active adversaries. Six hundred-plus threat actors have emerged just in the past 12 months. There are hundreds of new malware families which are found every year. We’ve been hit with an over 650% increase in software supply chain attacks. And last but not least, the continued shortage of security talent means that every organization can’t find the help they need.”

Cybersecurity has become every organization’s singular biggest risk today, as well as possibly going forward, Potti said.

“Google keeps more people safe online than anyone else,” he said. “And we help enterprises be safer with Google Cloud in a two-pronged approach. First, we aim to provide the industry’s most trusted cloud for digital transformation, while at the same time we
recognize not every critical system or workload is in the cloud. And we know you’re on a journey so we can meet you where you are
with SaaS products that bring our Google Security magic to your on-premises, private or multicloud environments. And in our trusted
cloud, we operate in a shared-fate model. And key to this is engineering security into our core platform coupled with security
controls you can configure according to your own risk profile. But you shouldn’t have to wonder which controls to deploy or how to
achieve a strong base posture.”

Big Things Coming from Mandiant Acquisition

In March, Google Cloud announced it is acquiring Mandiant to bolster its cybersecurity services.

“This will enable us to bring together highly skilled security analysts with rich frontline intelligence into an end-to-end security operations product portfolio,” Potti said. “And you’ll be hearing much more to come on our plans and progress later this year. So hopefully, as you can see, we are working hard to deliver the solutions that can matter most in today’s risk and threat environment. So when you couple this organic development with the acquisitions we’ve made this year … our momentum in security is not only increasing, but amplifying and accelerating at a time when help is needed more than ever.”

Scroll through our slideshow above for more from Google Cloud Security Summit.

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Edward Gately

Senior News Editor, Channel Futures

As news editor, Edward Gately covers cybersecurity, new channel programs and program changes, M&A and other IT channel trends. Prior to Informa, he spent 26 years as a newspaper journalist in Texas, Louisiana and Arizona.

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