Securing Data in an Increasingly Digital World: Equinix’s Montoya Previews CAPRE’s Great Northwest Cloud Summit

SEATTLE, WA -- Michael Montoya is the Chief Information Security Officer for Equinix. Montoya is responsible for leading Equinix's global cybersecurity risk program. His responsibilities will include evolving the company's information security program and defining the company's future cybersecurity roadmap, enterprise risk management and compliance programs. Montoya has extensive experience overseeing global cybersecurity programs and advising large enterprises, governments and regulators across global markets. Michael will offer a keynote at CAPRE's Great Northwest Cloud Summit this week: "Securing Data in an Increasingly Digital World." Below, we caught up with Montoya to learn about the latest in security at EQuinix as well as his persective on the industry. With the amount of data being generated and the value it holds, cybersecurity has been top of mind for the C-suite and budgets allocated to security are only increasing. With the increasing importance of network security, enterprise and colocation customer network architectures are changing with the adoption of hybrid clouds accelerating. The network and how it is secured is a complex problem becoming more complex overtime as a combination of public internet and private network connections form the new world connectivity networks. With 90% of the world’s data created in the last two years alone, how can data center and cloud providers ensure security is not being compromised as the workloads continue to grow and become increasingly valuable? CAPRE: Where does Equinix's focus lie as we head into 2020? Montoya: As we look…