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Industry Interview Series: Wolfgang Goerlich, Director of Security Strategy at CBI


This is the second 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 Wolfgang Goerlich, Director of Security Strategy at CBI, about how organizations can adopt a security culture and use this to further innovation when migrating to the cloud. Other videos in the series can be found by searching for the tag cloudsecinterviews.

I’ve spoken a number of times in the past (most recently on this blog here, and during a TechNative podcast here) around the importance of adding security to the software development life cycle, both with traditional and DevOps oriented application development. But for many organizations, altering the way the development team thinks and works can be quite a cultural change. I was lucky enough to meet with Wolfgang Goerlich, Director of Security Strategy at CBI, to talk about how organizations can introduce a security culture.

Wolfgang told me that building a security culture into the development team has the advantage of creating a ‘volunteer security department’ – developers want to do the right thing when building apps, and they see the creation of quality software as paramount to that.

He also explained that whilst adding security checks to the SDLC may slow down the release cadence of applications, it will increase the quality of the software that is being released into production, and this will only be seen as a good thing by management and developers alike.

We ended the discussion talking about getting buy in for security programs, and with Wolfgang suggesting three top pieces of security advice for organizations wishing to create a development team to work on cloud based 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. For information about application security and Devops, and to download the recently released white paper on the state of security in DevOps, please visit this page. 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 working in the Worldwide Security Center of Excellence within HPE Pointnext Advisory and Professional Services. Simon is active on Twitter as @DigitalHeMan

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