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Industry Interview Series: Tim Grieveson, Chief Cyber and Security Strategist at HPE Security


This is the third in a series of videos and blogs speaking with both HPE and external subject matter experts on various aspects of hybrid cloud security. Today we speak with Tim Grieveson, Chief Cyber and Security Strategist at HPE Security, about some of the challenges organizations need to consider when migrating to the cloud. Other videos in the series can be found by searching for the tag cloudsecinterviews.

Organizations are quite rightly concerned about the security challenges that they will face when moving part or all of their business operations to the cloud. They worry about putting information into an environment that they don’t fully control, or about the best cloud deployment model for their corporate data and applications. But approached correctly, securing the cloud can be dealt with like any other transformation exercise. For this video I was able to spend a couple of minutes with Tim Grieveson, Chief Cyber and Security Strategist at HPE Security, and former CISO, to talk about some of the challenges that he has seen when talking with customers about the move to the cloud.

Tim told me that customers he speaks with are becoming more confident around moving to the cloud, but realize that one of the biggest challenges is the classification of the organizational data – what needs to be protected, and how? More and more organizations are dealing with this by following a hybrid approach to cloud – taking advantage of the elasticity of cloud where it makes sense, but keeping the corporate secrets in a company controlled data center.

Tim went on to explain that he sees the recently introduced EU GDPR as a way for all organizations to embrace data protection in the cloud, as it is harmonizing data privacy regulations both across the EU, as well as further afield into organizations outside of the EU that are handling data concerning EU citizens.

We ended the discussion with Tim giving some advice around dealing with data sovereignty in the cloud – embrace encryption, reduce time to detection through real time monitoring, and ensure the security of applications.



To learn more about hybrid cloud security, download the whitepaper from 451 Research Group. You can also learn more about the HPE approach to Hybrid Cloud Security. To find out more about the HPE approach to GDPR compliance, click here. Other videos in the series can be found by searching for the tag cloudsecinterviews.

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Simon Leech is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional with a specialisation in Security Architecture (CISSP-ISSAP), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC), Certified in Cloud Security Knowledge (CCSK) and Chief Technologist Security within the Hewlett Packard Enterprise EMEA Hybrid IT Team. Within Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Mr Leech is responsible for influencing and evangelising the security strategy of the Hybrid IT team. Simon is active on Twitter as @DigitalHeMan

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