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Your Best Friend in Google Cloud Security

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In light of HanaByte’s recent announcement of joining Google Cloud Partner Advantage, I would like to highlight some of the ways that we can help customers who are currently operating in Google Cloud, or who are interested in migrating to Google Cloud. Throughout this blog, I will be highlighting a lot of our thought leadership around Google Cloud that we’ve published in the past year. 

In order to grasp what we can bring to the table when it comes to Google Cloud, it’s important to understand what differentiates HanaByte from the rest of the pack. HanaByte was founded by DevSecOps practitioners who are passionate about cloud security compliance automation. We know that the best way to achieve compliance is by leveraging automated processes to reduce the burden of implementing controls that have traditionally been performed in using manual processes. By embracing automation, we help customers achieve compliance goals at an accelerated rate compared to traditional security firms. In addition to our security and compliance automation expertise, we have the best dog puns.

Cloud Security Advisory

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Our motto is “Your best friend in cybersecurity” – and we live by that in every customer engagement that we have. We aren’t a “one task and done” shop – instead, we take a true trusted advisor approach to understanding your business and needs. In other words, we help you not only achieve your security and compliance goals but also empower you to maintain them going forward.

According to Gartner, Google Cloud has around 7.5% of the worldwide public cloud Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) market share. In addition, Google has the highest growth rate of the top five IaaS vendors worldwide, including popular cloud service providers like Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure. The high rate of adoption of Google Cloud and its low market share shows that we show expertise where others have yet to venture. As a Google Cloud Certified Fellow and Champion Innovator in Hybrid Multicloud, I personally mentor my team in the intricacies of Google Cloud to ensure we have a team of experts with deep cloud security expertise and how to translate concepts and patterns from on-premise/hybrid situations or other clouds into a Google Cloud context. 

Security and Compliance Assessments

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At HanaByte, we pride ourselves on going beyond automated tools, and taking a thorough approach when it comes to assessing an environment. We perform gap assessments for several compliance frameworks including SOC 2, PCI DSS, CMMC, NIST CSF, FedRAMP, HIPAA/HITRUST, and ISO 27001. Each member of our Google Cloud team that executes our security assessments holds, at minimum, a current Google Cloud Security Professional certification. We find that maintaining professional-level certifications is an excellent way to demonstrate our expertise to our customers.

In addition to security and compliance assessments, we have capabilities to perform full penetration testing and vulnerability assessments. At HanaByte, we recognize that a comprehensive risk management program does not stop at the infrastructure level – we also test the software, applications, and workloads that are running in the cloud. We execute these tests with a compliance focus on one of the several frameworks that we support. 

Cloud Migrations and Modernization

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Cloud Migrations can be painful, especially when workloads are subject to stringent compliance requirements. Luckily, we are able to leverage our knowledge to keep your workloads safe as they are migrated to the cloud. 

Combining our expertise in infrastructure with software engineering means that we can perform application modernization specifically tailored for Google Cloud. Being a security firm, we specialize in workloads that may require special attention to detail when it comes to sensitive data or high regulations. 

DevOps and Security Engineering

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We refer to our DevOps and Security Engineering offerings as our “bread and butter”. Core to our mission is our ability to blur the lines between compliance and engineering – this allows us to foster solutions that embrace automation and achieve security controls with the least amount of friction possible. As software engineers, we understand that security can get in the way of development when not implemented correctly. We have the expertise and solutions to ensure secure development can occur while accelerating software and infrastructure delivery. 

Look no further than a selection of our recent talks on supply chain security, secrets management, and FedRAMP infrastructure as code deployment to showcase our expertise in this area. Examples of how we implement our DevSecOps mindset to security include: using Supply-chain Levels for Software Artifacts (SLSA) provenance to secure software supply chains and leveraging OSCAL for gathering control evidence for generating System Security Plans (SSPs).

Fetching the Final Thoughts

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Sorry, I had to include at least one dog pun–I couldn’t help myself! At the end of the day, we are a company that is small enough to take a warm, consultative approach to our engagements, but mighty and skilled enough to handle engagements with companies of any size. We like to make sure that your company gets attention for all the right reasons and not a headline for the latest security breach. We are going to be with you every step of the way. Get in touch with us today for a free consultation – we promise it won’t be a sales pitch, and we are happy to chat about your Google Cloud needs!

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