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Securing Cloud Environments Using CNAPP

Wiz Co-Founder, CTO Ami Luttwak on Why CNAPP Is a Game Changer for Security Teams
Ami Luttwak, co-founder and CTO, Wiz

In recent years, a wide range of organizations have made unprecedented migrations to cloud. But as businesses increasingly rely on cloud-based technologies, the need to mitigate cybersecurity threats has never been greater. Is CNAPP the solution to defending against adversaries in the cloud?

Cloud-native application protection platforms, or CNAPPs, are a relatively new category of cloud security solutions designed to provide enhanced protection to cloud environments and workloads.

"CNAPP is not just a technology; it is a whole new approach to security in this highly dynamic, complicated, agile world of cloud," said Ami Luttwak, co-founder and CTO at Wiz. "The difference CNAPP is making is to help companies and security teams effectively use cloud - but without impacting their security and risk profile."

In this video interview with Information Security Media Group at RSA Conference 2023, Luttwak also discusses:

  • How adversaries are leveraging the power of cloud;
  • Why cloud security requires a collaborative approach across the organization;
  • Lessons learned from the CNAPP journey.

Ami Luttwak is Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of Wiz. In his role, Ami leads the strategic vision for Wiz. He has more than 15 years of experience in information security and is an expert in cloud security, spanning infrastructure, networks, and application development.

Previously, Ami was the CTO of Adallom, a leading cloud access security broker (CASB), prior to its acquisition by Microsoft in 2015. He was the CTO of Microsoft's Cloud Security Group and led product innovation for the company’s Israel's R&D group, overseeing acquisitions and incubation projects for leading products such as Azure Security Center, Azure Sentinel, and Azure Advanced Threat Protection.

Ami served as an R&D team leader and group architect in the Israeli Intelligence Corps and holds an M.Sc. and a B.Sc. in Computer Science from the Hebrew University. He has been featured as a cybersecurity expert in Forbes and ranked #24 on Globe Israel’s people of the year list in 2016.


About the Author

Tom Field

Tom Field

Senior Vice President, Editorial, ISMG

Field is responsible for all of ISMG's 28 global media properties and its team of journalists. He also helped to develop and lead ISMG's award-winning summit series that has brought together security practitioners and industry influencers from around the world, as well as ISMG's series of exclusive executive roundtables.




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