As a large, diverse organization with a complex IT environment, Ricoh USA, Inc. needs to tackle security in a coordinated and efficient manner. As the company continues to move towards a cloud-first methodology and an as-a-service cloud environment, it needed to establish security solutions that could keep pace with its plans and the evolving threat landscape. “The cloud provides great opportunities, but it also creates challenges, especially around security,” said David Levine, vice president of information security and chief information security officer (CISO) for Ricoh USA, Inc.
Levine and his team need to ensure that the business is fully protected from cyber threats as it migrates to the cloud. “When you have your data in your own data center, you have control over it. When you use the cloud, you are relying on another entity or several entities, in part, to provide some of the governance and security,” said Levine. “Exacerbating that is the fact that our business is moving to and leveraging the benefits of the cloud at an ever-accelerating pace.”
Levine has strived to develop a security-driven culture within the organization, which is driven in part by the move to the cloud.