Shannon Sullivan, director of federal at Google Cloud, said government agencies seeking to achieve cloud security and create multicloud environments should establish partnerships with commercial cloud providers, transition to open-source tools and adopt a zero trust framework.
“Tools like Kubernetes offer agencies the ability to operate across multiple cloud vendors, and a zero trust architecture can help create a security regime that operates across cloud environments,” Sullivan wrote.
He cited how vendor lock-in prevents agencies from gaining access to “security updates at the speed of the industry.”
Sullivan mentioned Google’s implementation of its zero trust model – BeyondCorp – and some of the company’s zero trust-based technologies that have helped facilitate the move to telework, including G Suite and Cloud Identity.
He stressed that security drives Google’s approach when it comes to designing hardware, applications and data centers and cited the company’s efforts to “make the internet a safer place for everyone.”