Leigh Palmer of Google Public Sector Talks Cybersecurity, Zero Trust & Cloud in New Video Interview

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Cyber threats are increasing in today’s digital world, and companies are working to leverage new tools, technologies and approaches to better secure their most valuable assets, data and information. Google’s public sector entity is taking a “shared fate” approach to cybersecurity. 

“You need to have a vendor that is in it with you,” said Google Public Sector Vice President Leigh Palmer in an exclusive video interview with Executive Mosaic. “Cybersecurity is not your problem, it’s not my problem, it’s all of our problem.”

Through the shared fate model, Palmer said, “We’re in it with customers. We recognize our piece in the security fabric.”

Google’s cloud offering is built on a secure by design foundation and implements a zero trust approach. Palmer explained that through Google Cloud, the company bakes security into everything it offers from the ground up.

Palmer also noted that Google recently integrated Mandiant into its cloud offering, bolstering its cybersecurity posture. Google acquired Mandiant in September 2022 in a $5.4 billion cash deal to strengthen the company’s cloud security capabilities. 

“We are not just resting on our laurels with the system that we’ve built. We’re constantly looking at it and seeing ways to make it better,” Palmer said.

Learn more about Google’s cloud offering, its work on the DOD’s Joint Warfighting Cloud Capability contract and more — watch Leigh Palmer’s full video interview here.

This video is part of Executive Mosaic’s series on all four JWCC winners. Check out Microsoft’s contribution to the conversation here, and stay tuned for insights from AWS and Oracle.

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