July 2013 Chapter Meeting Arrow to Content

Chapter Business

Price Oden kicked off the meeting by thanking Michael Baker for all of his work on our Chapter emails, meeting invitations, and meeting check-in application followed by Chapter Business including:

  • No Chapter meeting in August.
  • Our next meeting is the Chapter Luncheon on September 10th 2013 at the Washington Athletic Club in Seattle.  Our featured speakers are Chris Richter, Vice President of Security Services, Savvis a CenturyLink Company, and John Howie, COO, from the Cloud Security Alliance.  Visit our Upcoming Events page to register.
  • Volunteers are needed to help with Chapter Meetings and the September 10th Executive Luncheon.  Please contact Marc, Price, or Denise if you are interested in volunteering or complete the volunteer section of the meeting evaluation form.

Meeting Presentations

Luciano “J.R.” Santos, Research Director, Cloud Security Alliance
JR discussed the research areas that CSA global has underway and how business and government are utilizing the research to define operating and security standards for Cloud adoption.  He pointed out that CSA research work groups are comprised of business sponsors and volunteers from across the globe and encouraged Chapter Members to visit the CSA website or watch postings on CSA LinkedIn for opportunities to join peer reviews for standards or to join a reasearch work group.

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Frank Simorjay, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Microsoft Trustworthy Computing Presenting:  How to sell the Cloud Control Matrix (CCM) to your management.

Frank provided an overview of the Cloud Security Readiness Tool which measures the maturity level of your current IT insfrastructure and provides a unique report for your organization with relevant guidance to help plan cloud adoption and understand the business benefits, realize the organization’s cloud potential, and understand relevant control standards available.  Frank also provided an overview of benchmark information gathered from the Cloud Security Readiness Tool which highlighted cloud service adoption issues and benefits.

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