January 2013 Chapter Meeting Arrow to Content

Chapter Business

We had 76 members join us for the January meeting. Following pizza and an opportunity to network, Marc Pinotti kicked-off the meeting with a summary of Chapter Business including:

  • Barbara Endicott-Popovsky presented on the Records in the Cloud (RiC) research project, http://www.recordsinthecloud.org/, and asked for volunteers.  RiC is a research project designed to study the legal and ethical challenges facing organizations and individuals who adopt storage and services available in “the cloud”. RiC is looking to schedule interviews either in person, by phone or online. Our team of researchers will be in the Seattle area the week of February 18 to meet with you/interested parties in your organization.
  • We will begin a series of podcasts featuring speakers from our Chapter Meetings which will be available on our website and on Facebook.
  • Our Executive Luncheon series continues with events scheduled for May 22nd and September 10th 2013.  Luncheons are held at the Washington Athletic Club and focus on practicle solutions for moving records and data to the Cloud.  The May Luncheon will feature John Howie, Chief Operating Officer, Cloud Security Alliance, and Kirk C. Bailey, CISO of The University of Washington.  See our Upcoming Events  page for more information and to register.

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Meeting Presentations:

Aradhna Chetal“Boeing in the Cloud: An Enterprise Perspective”
Aradhna Chetal, Senior Architect, Cyber Security Services, and Rajesh Ahuja, Information Security Manager, The Boeing Company

Aradhna and Rejesh provided an overview on three of Boeing’s pilot projects using Cloud Computing, one of which has moved into production. Lessons learned included recognizing that not all requirements are likely to be met by one vendor, and that every application should be evaluated across many parameters, such as security, compliance, etc. Boeing also suggested that the initial ROI for moving to the cloud may be lower than vendors suggest, as many of their corporate applications are built to use several services, which means more work is required to migrate them to the cloud.

Steve Pate“Can encryption help alleviate concerns about moving to the cloud?”
Steve Pate, Founder & CTO, High Cloud Security

Steve reviewed three encryption architectures available and discussed the pros and cons of each solution. The critical challenge with encryption is key management. Steve reviewed how solutions available today enable individuals, organizations and cloud service providers to securely manage data in today’s multi-tenant cloud environments.

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