Cloud Security and the Know-Your-Customer Executive Orders

Kyle Dewar, with Tanium, and Chuck Herrin, with F5, discuss some of the threats the proposed rules take aim at.

Joao-Pierre S. Ruth, Senior Editor

May 6, 2024

With executive orders from the Biden administration in play, cloud service providers are being called upon for insight into who uses their services to, ostensibly, thwart bad actors from overseas.

Federal authorities want to identify anonymous cyber attackers who try to tap domestic cloud services to launch attacks, but there has been some pushback from aspects of the industry. Some of the complaints against the “know-your-customer” requirements include the potential costs of compliance, effectiveness of the measures, and how it might hurt competition.

In this episode of DOS Won’t Hunt, Kyle Dewar, director with Tanium, and Chuck Herrin, field CTO with F5, discuss some of the threats the new rules are aimed at, questions raised about tech companies working more closely with federal authorities, and what this may mean for privacy.

Listen to the full episode here.

About the Author(s)

Joao-Pierre S. Ruth

Senior Editor

Joao-Pierre S. Ruth covers tech policy, including ethics, privacy, legislation, and risk; fintech; code strategy; and cloud & edge computing for InformationWeek. He has been a journalist for more than 25 years, reporting on business and technology first in New Jersey, then covering the New York tech startup community, and later as a freelancer for such outlets as TheStreet, Investopedia, and Street Fight. Follow him on Twitter: @jpruth.

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