August 28, 2023

Unveiling the Future of Cybersecurity: Google Cloud Next '23 Security Professionals Track

Google Cloud Next '23 promises a treasure trove of knowledge, insights, and innovations for security professionals.

Unveiling the Future of Cybersecurity: Google Cloud Next '23 Security Professionals Track

Written by

Patrick Eriksen

Head of Marketing

Google Cloud Next '23 promises to be a cybersecurity extravaganza like no other. Set to unfold at the iconic Moscone Center in San Francisco starting Tuesday, August 29th, this year's event is all about fortifying your digital defences and harnessing the power of cloud innovation. With a dedicated Security Professionals track boasting over 40 sessions, Google Cloud Next '23 is shaping up to be a must-attend event for anyone serious about safeguarding their digital landscapes. Register today

A Spotlight on Security

The focal point of this year's event is undoubtedly the Security Professionals track. Designed to cater to the needs of security executives, practitioners, and enthusiasts alike, this track is brimming with insights, discussions, and innovative solutions to tackle the evolving threat landscape.

Knowledge from the Best

One of the event's highlights is the lineup of illustrious speakers, including luminaries from Google Cloud and distinguished leaders from renowned organisations such as Goldman Sachs, Mayo Clinic, Snap, and Uber. This gathering of industry experts promises to provide invaluable perspectives and practical strategies to elevate your security posture.

What's on the Agenda?

Here's a sneak peek into what security professionals can expect at Google Cloud Next '23:

1. Security Keynote: "What's Next for Security Professionals"

Dive into the evolving threat landscape with insights from both Google Cloud and Mandiant. Discover how generative AI and cutting-edge innovations can empower organisations to fend off threats better, reduce operational burdens, and leverage collective talent to enhance security.

Featured Speakers:

  • Sunil Potti, Vice President and General Manager, Cloud Security, Google Cloud
  • Kevin Mandia, CEO Mandiant, Google Cloud
  • Steph Hay, Director of User Experience, Cloud Security, Google Cloud

2. Security Breakout Sessions

Generative AI for Defenders with Sec-PaLM 2 and Duet AI

Learn how Google Cloud's generative AI is revolutionising cybersecurity defence. Explore how the new Duet AI capabilities across the Google Cloud security portfolio can help classify malware, explain suspicious script behaviour, and generate threat detections and responses.

Featured Speakers:

  • Eric Doerr, Vice President, Engineering, Google Cloud
  • Jay DePaul, Chief Cybersecurity and Technology Risk Officer, Dun & Bradstreet

A Blueprint for Modern Security Operations

Gain insights into Google Cloud's modern threat detection, investigation, and response approach. Learn how to combine reactive and proactive techniques, leverage AI for enhanced security, and gain context into threat actor activities.

Featured Speaker:

  • Chris Corde, Director of Product Management, Google Cloud

The Five Indispensable Technologies for Securing Your Google Cloud Environment

Discover the essential security and risk management technologies for Google Cloud. Learn how to achieve asset visibility, configuration and vulnerability management, threat detection, and risk-based security remediation.

Featured Speakers:

  • Sarah Fender, Director of Product Management, Google Cloud
  • Nav Jagpal, Principal Engineer, Google Cloud

3. Cloud Security Threat Briefing with Mandiant

Delve into the tactics employed by malicious actors to compromise cloud services. Understand how the threat landscape is shifting and gain proactive insights into evolving tactics, techniques, and procedures.

Featured Speaker:

  • Andrew Kopcienski, Principal Analyst, Google Cloud

4. Case Study: How Goldman Sachs Safeguards Their Google Cloud Environment

Learn how Goldman Sachs employs the Security Command Center to protect their Google Cloud environment. Discover how they use built-in security solutions for preventative controls, risk management, and rapid response to cyber threats.

Featured Speakers:

  • Connor Hammersmith, Security Engineer, Google Cloud
  • Anton Pleshakov, Vice President, Technology Risk and Security Architecture Team, Goldman Sachs

5. Full-Stack Identity and Access Management (IAM) on Google Cloud

Explore Google Cloud's advanced identity-first security solutions powered by AI and ML. Understand the latest enhancements in the Google Cloud identity platform and policy-based access controls.

Featured Speaker:

  • Abhishek Hemrajani, Director, Product Management, Google Cloud

6. Mitigating Software Supply Chain Threats

Learn about software supply chain threats and discover actionable strategies to mitigate them. Explore Google Cloud's Assured Open Source Software (Assured OSS) to reduce risk from open-source dependencies.

Featured Speakers:

  • Andy Chang, Group Product Manager, Google Cloud
  • Aron Eidelman, Developer Relations Engineer, Google Cloud

7. Detecting, Investigating, and Responding to Threats in Google Cloud

Discover how Chronicle Security Operations seamlessly integrates with your Google Cloud environment. Learn how to detect, investigate, and respond to cloud-born threats effectively.

Featured Speakers:

  • Anton Chuvakin, Advisor at Office of the CISO, Google
  • John Stoner, Global Principal Security Strategist, Google

8. Leverage Sensitive Data Intelligence for Data Protection

Explore AI-powered sensitive data protection solutions on Google Cloud. Learn how to discover, classify, and manage structured and unstructured data, enhancing data governance strategies.

Featured Speakers:

  • Jordanna Chord, Senior Staff Software Engineer, Google
  • Scott Ellis, Senior Product Manager, Engineering, Google Cloud

Time to Elevate Your Cybersecurity Game

Google Cloud Next '23 promises a treasure trove of knowledge, insights, and innovations for security professionals. With an exceptional lineup of speakers, groundbreaking sessions, and a deep dive into the latest cybersecurity advancements, this event is your ticket to defending your business in an increasingly complex digital landscape. Mark your calendars for August 29th and get ready to unlock the future of cybersecurity at Google Cloud Next '23. Remember, your digital fortress starts here. Register now and join the journey towards a safer digital world. Register today.

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