Cloud Security Alliance Annual Congress to Draw Industry Attention to Most Debated Issues in Cloud Computing

  Cloud Security Alliance Annual Congress to Draw Industry Attention to Most
                      Debated Issues in Cloud Computing

PR Newswire

SEATTLE and ORLANDO, Fla., Nov. 11, 2013

SEATTLE and ORLANDO, Fla., Nov. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The Cloud
Security Alliance continues to build its agenda for the upcoming Cloud
Security Alliance Congress, adding a number of notable and heavily debated
presentations featuring some of the industry's most progressive thought
leaders, addressing the most critical issues in cloud computing. This year's
event, happening December 4-5 in Orlando, FL, will feature more than nearly 60
presentations and workshops on topics including the security of U.S. cloud
providers, compliance, policy, mobile and big data. Attendees will gain
first-hand access to all presentations, and exclusive access to authors of
each report through one-on-one discussion and featured interactive


Featured panels and topics include:
Are US Cloud Service Providers 
Insecure – A Technical Look: 
Jon-Michael C.
Brook, Former Cloud and Security Architect at Symantec, will dive into the
history of protectionism and tariffs and EU Privacy legislative background. He
will then bring to light common arguments of US privacy invasions along with
cloud service providers principal protection mechanisms, reference
architecture examples and security evaluations.

Identity Security Automation to Stay Ahead of Nation State Attacks: Today's
massive infrastructures are leveraged on user as well as embedded credentials
and certificates. Most cloud providers pay little attention to the internal
management of these identities and risk serious damage due to periodic
perimeter breaches caused by phishing, malware, and other intrusions. Philip
Lieberman, President, Lieberman Software will inventory some nation-state
attack points, provide guidance on remediation, and describe next generation
automation to eliminate these threats from day 1 via rethinking how identity
security is managed internally.

The Cloud House of Cards: Accountability vs. Instant Gratification?
Francoise Gilbert, Esq., CIPP/US,Managing Director, IT Law Group will speak
to the legal implications of the cloud multi-layer environment, including the
taxonomy of cloud services contracts and their dependencies. In outlining the
accountability requirements in the different legal systems worldwide, Gilbert
will provide the audience with insight on how accountability affects the cloud
environment and the legal and technical requirements in performing due
diligence, contracting and auditing cloud services.

Big Data, Big Security Questions – Securing Petabytes of Data: Peter Guerra,
Senior Associate, Booz Allen Hamilton will address what the Big Data security
problem is and how to address it with new architectures. Attendees will also
be given access to case studies that look at understanding data cloud security

Trusting Mobile Users in the Cloud: Can We Learn from Past Authentication
Phillip Dunkelberger, CEO, Nok Nok Labs, will provide insights into business
and consumer challenges with online/mobile authentication
 including original
research into the scale of the authentication challenge
 along with future
considerations of the mobile requirements and emerging technologies.

Key Considerations to Moving Enterprise Applications to the Cloud: Dan
McNerney, SVP, Global SAP Services, Freeborders Corporation will lay out how
to architect the right solution including security, compliance and
accessibility and what the key success criteria looks like. He will also
share  how to securely transition and manage enterprise and business critical
applications to cloud.

How to Respond to Cloud Security Incidents: Kristy Westphal, Director,
Security Operations, T-Systems North America will address the importance of
customer and vendor roles, how to conduct tests to find holes in the process,
recommended processes and templates, and necessary contractual statements and
recommended policies.

Cloud Security Alliance Congresses continue to be the industry's premier
gathering for IT security professionals and executives who must further
educate themselves on the rapidly evolving subject of cloud security. In
addition to offering best practices and practical solutions for remaining
secure in the cloud, this year's fourth annual U.S. CSA Congress will focus on
emerging areas of growth and concern in cloud security. Attendees will gain
exposure to industry-specific case studies that will help them learn and
leverage best practices used by their peers in moving to a secure cloud.

WHAT: Cloud Security Alliance Congress 2013

WHEN: Conference: December 4 and 5
 Workshops: December 3 and 6
 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

WHERE: The Rosen Centre Hotel, Orlando FL



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About Cloud Security Alliance
The Cloud Security Alliance is a not-for-profit organization with a mission to
promote the use of best practices for providing security assurance within
Cloud Computing, and to provide education on the uses of Cloud Computing to
help secure all other forms of computing. The Cloud Security Alliance is led
by a broad coalition of industry practitioners, corporations, associations and
other key stakeholders. For further information, visit us, and follow us on Twitter@cloudsa.

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