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Google Cloud CISO Phil Venables on the future of cloud security

July 20, 2021

In March 2021 Google Cloud announced a new offering called Risk Protection Program, which is designed to help its cloud customers reduce security risk and connect with Google’s insurer partners, Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty and Munich Re. The insurers created a specialized cyber insurance policy exclusively for Google Cloud customers, called Cloud Protection +.

The intent of the offering, which Google says is the first-of-its-kind partnership between a major cloud provider and leading cyber insurance companies, is to boost the confidence of organizations considering moving critical workloads to the cloud. The program includes a new security diagnostic tool called Risk Manager, which enables customers to measure and manage their risk on Google Cloud and obtain a report on their security posture and possibly pay less for more targeted cyber security insurance.

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