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Get 5 Zero Trust Insights from AWS’ Shawn Kirk

The cloud has been transformational for businesses – but it has also brought with it new security challenges. Many organizations today are still struggling to understand how to translate their on-premises security controls to new cloud-native controls, all while coping with the pressure to move to the cloud quickly.

That’s where Shawn Kirk and his Security Go to Market team at AWS step in to help. Shawn’s team makes sure that AWS customers “never have a bad day in the cloud.” And one of their key discussion points with customers about cloud security is Zero Trust.

“Zero Trust is in every conversation we have,” explained Shawn in this week’s episode of The Segment: A Zero Trust Leadership Podcast. “Customers are really trying to understand what to do about it.”

During our discussion, Shawn walked me through the ways his team approaches Zero Trust initiatives with AWS customers, how they help explain and implement the shared responsibility model, and how best to achieve cloud security ROI.

Haven’t heard my other episodes with the Zero Trust experts? Listen here.

The Segment episode 7: Shawn Kirk, AWS Worldwide Leader for Security Go to Market

Before starting his 20 years in the security industry, Shawn served as a survival instructor in the Air Force. During his service, he also happened to become an expert in MS-DOS which sparked an interest in tech.

He has worked across networking and tech startup companies in various business development and sales positions. Now, Shawn is responsible for leading the Global Security and Compliance Specialist team at AWS where Zero Trust security strategies take center stage when working with AWS customers.

Here are my top highlights from this week’s episode:

  • 5:19: How to secure your cloud migration
  • 9:38: Zero Trust’s role in cybersecurity
  • 17:34: ROI benefits of cloud security
  • 19:25: Top security challenges facing AWS customers
  • 22:46: Evolving threats in the cloud

Listen to the next episode on May 17

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