Cloud Security , Next-Generation Technologies & Secure Development

Using Cloud-Based Cybersecurity Services

Digital Defense's Larry Hurtado on Threat Management, Improving Defenses
Larry Hurtado, CEO, Digital Defense

Organizations that procure cybersecurity services are increasingly looking not just for private cloud-based approaches, but products that operate from public cloud environments, says Larry Hurtado, CEO of security technology and service provider Digital Defense.

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"First and foremost, our move to Amazon has primarily been to enable our clients to assess ... premises, cloud and hybrid environments with relative ease," he says. But the move will also facilitate easier scanning within the Amazon environment, he says, as well as enable organizations to better handle different countries' data residency requirements.

In addition, the company is helping organizations seek out any stolen data or information that might be in circulation on the dark web via improved threat management capabilities.

In a video interview at RSA Conference 2018, Hurtado discusses:

  • Why Digital Defense moved its platform to Amazon Web Services;
  • Using threat management to combat stolen data merchants;
  • How cloud environments help address data residency challenges;

Hurtado is president and CEO of Digital Defense. Previously, he co-founded and served as president of international operations for Elastic Networks and served as vice president of business line management for Nortel Networks.

About the Author

Mathew J. Schwartz

Mathew J. Schwartz

Executive Editor, DataBreachToday & Europe, ISMG

Schwartz is an award-winning journalist with two decades of experience in magazines, newspapers and electronic media. He has covered the information security and privacy sector throughout his career. Before joining Information Security Media Group in 2014, where he now serves as the executive editor, DataBreachToday and for European news coverage, Schwartz was the information security beat reporter for InformationWeek and a frequent contributor to DarkReading, among other publications. He lives in Scotland.

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