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End-to-End Visibility: Challenges and Solutions

Aqua Security CRO on National Cybersecurity Strategy, SBOMs and Cloud-Native Apps
Chris Smith, chief revenue officer, Aqua Security

The U.S. national cybersecurity strategy released by the Biden Administration is part of a larger effort to draw attention to the pervasive issue of cybersecurity liability and to hold vendors responsible if they fail to fully protect customers. The strategy also calls for ramping up the adoption of software bill of materials, or SBOMs.

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SBOMs are a supply chain issue, and companies need to ensure that the code they are using has been designed with security in mind and increases visibility into software development processes, said Chris Smith, chief revenue officer at Aqua Security.

Containers and cloud-native technologies allow for more efficient and scalable development, Smith said, but they also increase the complexity of the environment, making it essential to have visibility and an "agent-based security approach" to identify and resolve any issues that may arise.

In this video interview with Information Security Media Group at RSA Conference 2023, Smith also discusses:

  • The complexity of container security;
  • The need for a platform that offers end-to-end visibility;
  • Why Aqua Security's CNAPP offering is generating interest in the marketplace.

With nearly 30 years of enterprise IT experience and 19 years in cybersecurity, Smith helps scale Aqua Security's global go-to-market team and accelerate growth. Prior to joining Aqua, he was CRO at Onapsis.


About the Author

Mathew J. Schwartz

Mathew J. Schwartz

Executive Editor, DataBreachToday & Europe, ISMG

Schwartz is an award-winning journalist with two decades of experience in magazines, newspapers and electronic media. He has covered the information security and privacy sector throughout his career. Before joining Information Security Media Group in 2014, where he now serves as the executive editor, DataBreachToday and for European news coverage, Schwartz was the information security beat reporter for InformationWeek and a frequent contributor to DarkReading, among other publications. He lives in Scotland.




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