Carlos Lerma, Sr. Information Security Architect, Beam Suntory Inc.

Collaboration is Key to Securing a Dynamic IT Environment

  • When it comes to introducing new technologies, a more collaborative involvement of IT project managers, business stakeholders, and security architects results in better security.
  • One way to ensure security of outsourced web apps is to run vulnerability scans on them before going live. If they fail, keep kicking them back to the developers until they pass.

“The traditional IT security triad of confidentiality, integrity, and availability now has to also consider the physical safety of electronic components.”

For the past four years, Beam Suntory, one of the fastest-growing spirits companies in the world, has been moving more of its IT assets into a cloud environment. This has forced Carlos Lerma, its senior information security architect, to make many adjustments to his security practices. And as Lerma points out, “When we talk about the cloud, cloud is only one component. We are enabling many things to support business processes that we hadn’t enabled before.”

This is an excerpt from Reducing Cyber Exposure From Cloud to Containers. The eBook was generously sponsored by Tenable.