I’m glad this column is coming out now instead of earlier this year. Cloud security is more topical than ever when considering all the fun things that have happened in 2021 with security startups!
Before talking about innovation and startups though, let’s talk about a brief history of cloud security… especially public cloud. Securing the public cloud is still one of the biggest unanswered questions that folks are working to figure out. Leveraging the public cloud just makes sense: few companies are in the business of running their own data centers, they’re in the business of creating value and solving customer problems. While using (multiple, diverse) public clouds is clear, securing it is another question entirely.