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“We Need to Rethink How Security is Applied Throughout the Organization”

As organizations embrace the cloud and new technologies, they should do so in a way that incorporates security posture from the foundation up, says Justin Hurst, Field CTO, APJ for Nutanix.

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As we wind down another year and prepare for the next, business leaders and CISOs are thinking about the plans and strategies they want to execute in 2022. CISOs are thinking about security investments and the tools and technologies they want to adopt in 2022. Security strategies top their agendas.

In an exclusive video interview, Brian Pereira, Editor-in-Chief, CISO MAG and Justin Hurst, Field CTO, APJ for Nutanix discuss security strategies that leading organizations are betting on, to ensure security isn’t dictating their business growth.

Hurst says organizations face a tremendous risk as they embrace the cloud and digital transformation. The risks include loss of revenue, risk of reputation, customer churn, loss of sensitive data, and complete breach of compliance.

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The balance for companies is finding a way to embrace these new technologies — to embrace the agility of the public and hybrid cloud. But they should do so in a way that incorporates security posture from the foundation up.

The challenge that many companies are facing is that they want to use these new resources; they want to use the agility of the cloud, but their people and their processes are in an on-prem mode of thinking. The type of security that is used today in the private data center does not apply in the hybrid or public cloud world. So it requires rethinking how security is thought about throughout the whole organization — not just the compliance team. More so as apps are modernized and moved to the public and private cloud.


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At Nutanix, Hurst is responsible for guiding and articulating technical vision across all products and platforms in the APJ region. His key focus areas are enabling digital transformation, IT modernization, and innovation  through design. He also connects Nutanix customers and partners with internal R&D to guide product direction and ensure customer success. He brings twenty years of experience in a broad range of technology roles, including IT  operations, architecture, education, and sales. He has been with Nutanix for over eight  years. Justin is a frequent keynote speaker, and has presented worldwide on transformative  technological change and embracing disruption. He is based in Tokyo, Japan.