As consultants, we work with organizations facing conflicts or blockers slowing down their cloud programs. Often times, these conflicts are the results of siloed groups not communicating at the right time, or place. We discuss the importance of breaking down these silos to gather organizational requirements early, and often. When we think about “shifting-left” in a security context, this means embedding the requirements into the design process of the deployment pipeline, rather than at later stages.
We also look at how to educate organizations on the value that evolving technologies bring to the business, especially when it can be so easy to get stuck in a “this is how we’ve always done it ” mindset.
Finally, we discuss how Sean stays current in the rapidly changing cloud industry, including: looking at the macro trends that will eventually influence technology, learning from the friction and challenges existing in client organizations, and tuning into cloud podcasts during his commute.