It’s an eventful month for all things cloud as Google Cloud Next 21 and Kubecon are happening this week. Ashish from Cloud Security Podcast was co-hosting the Capture the Flag today with Magno Logan from Trend Micro, you can check it out here
In next week’s episode we will be bringing to you the best bits from Kubecon and Google Cloud Next 21.
You can view these events virtually at the links below
- At Google Cloud Next 21 – The opening Keynote was delivered by Google CEO Sundar Pichai and Google Cloud CEO Thomas Kurian. Sundar Pichai spoke about how the pandemic has changed our world and sped up digitization. Mentioning that looking at the networking and data center investments alone, Google Cloud have the largest network with the lowest latency of any cloud provider. He further mentioned that Google Cloud offers comprehensive security thats help organisations protect what matters – pioneering zero trust computing and running it at scale. The CEO of Google Cloud mentioned that Google Cloud is engineering security into their products, making security operations autonomous, and taking a shared fate approach. They announced the Google Cybersecurity Action Team, a group of experts from across Google that will form what they believe is the world’s premier security advisory team. The role of this team would be to shape security transformation — from roadmap and implementation, through to responding to a major incident, to engineering new solutions. They also announced the Work Safer program designed to help users communicate and collaborate securely in today’s hybrid work environment. You can view the keynote here and learn more about the security updates here
- VMware also hosted their annual conference VMworld last week with a big focus on multicloud. They announced their strategy to help customers navigate the multi-cloud era with the launch of VMware Cross-Cloud services. VMware shared that the Cross-Cloud services will deliver three key advantages: an accelerated journey to the cloud, cost efficiency, flexibility and control across any cloud. You can find out more about this here and view VMworld on demand here
AWS also hosted their Awsome day online conference last month and is available here, aimed at those eager to learn about cloud computing and how to get started on AWS Cloud.
- Amazon owned gaming service Twitch has suffered a huge data leak late last week, with more than 100 gigabytes of data, reportedly taken from 6000 internal Twitch GitHub repositories. In a company blog Twitch stated “We have learned that some data was exposed to the internet due to an error in a Twitch server configuration change that was subsequently accessed by a malicious third party.” It does not appear that the personal details of the users have been leaked however users have been advised to change their password + Twitch has reset all stream keys “out of an abundance caution”. The leak has exposed list of Twitch creator payments showing several top earners on the site earned close to $10 million. Some gamers caught up in the leak have verified that the payouts are accurate.
- Wiz has become the fourth-most-valuable venture-backed cybersecurity company in the world, raising $250 million on a $6 billion valuation less than two years after its founding competing with the likes of Palo Alto Networks’ Prisma Cloud, Orca Security who we covered in last week’s news and lacework. Wiz state that what makes them different is that they scan every resource across your entire cloud stack and multi-cloud environment using a 100% API approach and have combined what used to be addressed by standalone CSPM (Cloud Security Posture Management) and CWPP (Cloud Workload Protection Platform) products with their innovative Cloud Risk Engine.
- Huawei, arguably the world’s 2nd largest smartphone manufacturer (after samsung) and China’s largest smartphone seller has their own cloud offering Huawei Cloud which was launched in 2017. Last month they established a new cloud computing company in Shenzhen making them the 2nd largest cloud provider in China (after Alibaba) and 5th in the world (according to gartner)-. Over the past four years, Huawei Cloud has gathered 2.3 million developers, 14,000 consulting partners and 6,000 technology partners.