Control and Secure the Cloud with Confidence at Cloud Expo New York
VMware’s George Gerchow, and Coalfire Systems’ Tom McAndrew to discuss security and privacy challenges in a cloud environment
By: Pat Romanski
May. 8, 2012 07:00 AM
In the early years of cloud computing, the idea was just to get there - to start achieving some of the promised efficiencies. But now, as cloud initiatives mature, the focus has turned to ensuring data security and privacy - no small feat, given the range of threats and global regulations organizations encounter.
In their session at the 10th International Cloud Expo, George Gerchow, Director of VMware's Center for Policy & Compliance, and Tom McAndrew, Executive Vice President of Professional Services at Coalfire Systems, will cover the following security and privacy challenges in a cloud environment:
Understanding these challenges and addressing them appropriately is crucial for the survival of organizations that pursue and engage in cloud computing.
They will also address the importance of policy-driven configuration management and compliance control. Policy-driven configuration automation solutions can detect system changes and check whether those changes are compliant to industry, regulatory or your own self-defined best practices. This allows enterprises to maintain continuous compliance in the cloud by detecting changes and comparing them to configuration and security policies.
Tom McAndrew is Executive Vice President of Professional Services at Coalfire Systems, Inc. He is a leading expert on compliance in virtual and cloud computing environments. He presented at VMWorld 2010 in the U.S. and Europe on compliance challenges and solutions for virtual environments. He has also presented on a variety of information security topics for the Federal Trade Commission, State Agencies, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and other information security and audit organizations such as the IIA, ISACA, and the ISSA. He is the current President of the Seattle chapter of the Information Systems Audit and Controls Association (ISACA).
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The growth and success of Cloud Computing will be on display at the upcoming Cloud Expo conference and exhibition in New York City, June 11-14, 2012, and in Santa Clara, CA, November 5-8, 2012.
The recent Cloud Expo at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, was the largest Cloud Computing conference ever produced with more sponsors, exhibitors and delegates than all other Cloud events of the year combined!
Cloud Expo New York will attract more than 8,000 delegates from 48 countries and over 200 sponsors and exhibitors!
All main layers of the Cloud ecosystem will be represented at the 10th International Cloud Expo - the infrastructure players, the platform providers, and those offering applications, and they'll all be here to speak, sponsor, exhibit and network.
"Cloud Expo was announced on February 24, 2007, the day the term ‘cloud computing' was coined," said Fuat Kircaali, founder and chairman of SYS-CON Events, Inc. "Cloud has become synonymous with ‘computing' and ‘software' in two short years, and this event has become the new PC Expo, Comdex, and InternetWorld of our decade. By 2012, more than 50,000 delegates per year will be attending Cloud Expo."
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