Data Unpacked 004 – Reflections on Data Management, Security and Protection with HYCU CEO Simon Taylor

Chris EvansAWS Reinvent, Data Management, Data Protection, Data Unpacked Podcast, Guest Speakers

In this live recording from AWS:Reinvent in December 2022, Chris catches up with HYCU CEO Simon Taylor to discuss data management, security and protection. These three aspects are becoming increasingly intertwined as challenges such as ransomware continue to affect more companies than ever before. Electronic data is critical to every business and any breach affects not just the commercial world, but other areas such as healthcare. As the conversation continues, Simon highlights the challenges around protecting SaaS applications. There are around 16,000 currently active in the US, while a typical company operates around 175 data silos. There’s lots of work to do as we see greater use of the public cloud, especially with respect to software-as-a-service.

In this podcast episode, Simon mentions, which we covered in this blog post back in September 2021.

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  • 00:00:00 – Intros
  • 00:01:00 – What are Simon’s initial thoughts?
  • 00:02:15 – Security around data has become a critical issue
  • 00:04:00 – How should ransomware impacts be quantified – money, people, health?
  • 00:05:00 – Electronic data is critical to modern life
  • 00:06:20 – How should developers consider data security?
  • 00:07:25 – 16,000 SaaS services in the US – 175 different data silos
  • 00:09:00 – How are SaaS applications protected?
  • 00:11:30 – There’s a Cambrian Explosion of new companies – are they diverse enough?
  • 00:13:25 – Wrap Up

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