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Key Learning’s from Cloud Computing:

Practical Solutions for Moving to the Cloud,  While Ensuring Security and Privacy

5 22 2013 LuncheonThe Seattle Chapter’s May Executive Luncheon held at the Washington Athletic Club in Seattle, WA on May 22nd was a big success. The Executive Luncheon Series focuses on solutions for evaluating and implementing Cloud solutions presented by industry leaders with real world experience and practical guidance for moving operations or data to the Cloud.

After an opportunity to network and meet with industry peers, attendees were provided a brief introduction to our Luncheon corporate sponsor One Ocean followed by presentations by John Howie, COO, Cloud Security Alliance and Kirk C. Bailey, CISO, University of Washington.

John Howie provided an overview of CSA Research areas including5 22 2013uJohn Howie Big Data, Mobile and the Telecom work groups. CSA work group initiatives are led by CSA Chapters and professionals from throughout the world to develop standards and identify protocols that address Cloud security issues. John encouraged those interested to view the initiatives on the CSA website and sign up to participate. Work group findings and conclusions are published on the CSA website and are available free of charge to anyone for viewing and download.

5 22 2013 Kirk BaileyKirk C. Bailey provided an overview of the University of Washington’s security issues including thousands of attempts each month to penetrate their security defense systems, users located throughout the world, and a standard BYOD model.  Kirk discussed the need for CISO’s to assume they will be breached and in response create key alliances with professionals across industries to indentify trends and solve threats in real time.  Of particular importance are alliances that contribute to predictive models for threat assessment that empower security professionals to anticipate and respond to threats before incidents occur.

5 22 2013 q and aFollowing presentations Price Oden, Vice President of the Greater Seattle Area Chapter, moderated a lively and informative question and answer session with Kirk and John providing attendees the opportunity to ask questions and gain insight to issues or problems they face with Cloud adoption.

Our next Luncheon in the Series will be Tuesday September 10th 2013, 11:30 – 1:00, at the Washington Athletic Club.  The featured speaker is Chris Richter, Vice-President of Security Services, Savvis a CenturyLink Company.  Mr. Richter will discuss data security and privacy concerns of cloud computing solutions and how CISO’s and CIO’s can address these concerns in their Cloud architecture and delivery models.  Visit our Upcoming Events page for more information on the September 10th 2013 Luncheon.

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