Dan Bowden, VP & CISO, Sentara Healthcare

Bake as Much into the DevOps Process as Possible

  • One benefit of a cloud native project is the change it gives you to redefine your technical and security standards.
  • Anyone entering into a cloud native project should seek out people who have already done it.

“To me, the most important thing is finding the smartest people you can who’ve already done it, and then listening to them.”

Every industry has its own IT challenges. For healthcare, one major challenge comes from the fact that the many areas of healthcare—whether imaging, lab, cardio, clinical functions, electronic medical records, and other systems—have all grown up around their own sets of IT and security standards. “This has made it difficult to manage the technology and difficult to manage security,” says Dan Bowden, vice president and chief information security officer (CISO) at Sentra Healthcare. Now, as his cloud team works to build a new, cloud native patient-engagement platform, he sees a key benefit. “A really simple benefit of cloud native security is a chance for a do-over, because now we get to redefine our standards,” says Bowden.

This is an excerpt from 7 Experts on Cloud-Native Security. The eBook was generously sponsored by Twistlock.