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Orca Security's Avi Shua on Making Cloud Safe for Government

Co-Founder & CEO Discusses Why the Company Is Seeking FedRAMP Authorization
Avi Shua, co-founder and CEO, Orca Security

Orca Security co-founder and CEO Avi Shua says security companies must increasingly follow U.S. government security requirements even if they don't serve federal agencies themselves.

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That's because cloud vendors such as Orca often serve businesses that contract or subcontract with the U.S. government and are therefore bound by its security rules and regulations. Shua says U.S. government agencies, contractors and subcontractors alike are increasingly demanding a modern cloud security platform such as Orca's, and the company expects to become FedRAMP-authorized in the next month or two (see: Cloud Security: With Challenges Come Solutions).

"Many companies now understand the technology we built with agentless cloud security is the way to go," Shua says. "And now we see companies also building agentless cloud security tools and trying to mimic our technology. Our value to our customers is to be leading the innovation. We are the first and continue to be the first to provide the most advanced capabilities."

In this video interview with Information Security Media Group, Shua also discusses:

Shua has more than 25 years of experience in cybersecurity. Prior to co-founding Orca Security, he was the chief technologist at Check Point Software Technologies and held key positions within Unit 8200, the Israeli equivalent of the U.S. National Security Agency. While at Check Point, Shua built and scaled cybersecurity solutions that continue to protect tens of thousands of organizations. Shua believes cybersecurity products should always support the organization and not the other way around.

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Michael Novinson

Michael Novinson

Managing Editor, Business, ISMG

Novinson is responsible for covering the vendor and technology landscape. Prior to joining ISMG, he spent four and a half years covering all the major cybersecurity vendors at CRN, with a focus on their programs and offerings for IT service providers. He was recognized for his breaking news coverage of the August 2019 coordinated ransomware attack against local governments in Texas as well as for his continued reporting around the SolarWinds hack in late 2020 and early 2021.

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