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Chapter Business

Following pizza and an opportunity to network, Marc Pinotti presented a summary of Chapter Business and upcoming events including:

  • The Seattle Chapter Cloud Security Survey was sent to Members on October 6th, 2012 and will be open for responses until October 31st.  The survey is an important part the our Chapter Research to gauge Cloud adoption issues and progress in the Pacific Northwest.  Survey results will be posted on our website.
  • We do not have Chapter meeting in November.  Our next gathering is a joint social event with ISSA at “The Garage” on Capitol Hill on December 12, 2012.
  • An overview of upcoming speakers for the January – April meetings.
  • Invitations to the January 10th, 2013 CSA Seattle Chapter Luncheon, featuring  guest speakers Bret Arsenault and Jim Reavis, were sent out to members.  Seating is limited for this event so please register early.  Sponsorship opportunities are still available for the luncheon.  Contact Marc Pinotti if your company is interested in sponsoring this special event.
  • We will be sending out a survey in the next couple weeks to update Member information and get feedback on meetings and areas of interest.  The information you provide will be used to help us improve our Chapter programs.
  • PhoneFactor was welcomed as a CSA Seattle Chapter Sponsor.  PhoneFactor provided an overview of their services to the group and at the end of the meeting held a drawing to give away two Starbucks gift certificates.

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Meeting Presentations

“Clouds, Apps, and Trust”

by Adam Swidler, Senior Manager at Google
The cloud is revolutionizing the way people work together, allowing businesses to create new value by accelerating collaboration and innovation. Over the last decade, Google has built infrastructure that serves 4 billion hours of video every month, support 425 million Gmail users and store and manage over 100 petabytes of web index. This session will cover how cloud technologies have evolved into secure and necessary platforms for enterprise IT and how business can use them to their advantage. We’ll talk about how to evaluate cloud technologies and will provide an inside look into Google’s Cloud and how customers are using it today.

About the Speaker:  Adam Swidler is a Senior Manager in Google’s enterprise division, responsible for Google Apps security, privacy and compliance.  Adam came to Google via the acquisition of Postini.  Prior to Postini Adam was the Director of Product Management for Vendavo, in charge of the Pricing and Margin Management applications suite.  Adam was also the Sr. Product Manager for Arbia’s eProcurement solutions.  He has over 20 years of experience in enterprise IT solutions with the last 5 focused on IT security.  Adam has spoken at numerous industry conferences including RSA, Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit, CSI-SX, ICCS and SecurityForum.  Adam attended Fordham University and graduated Cum Laude with a BA in Economics and Mathematics.

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“Cloud Compliance”

by Mark Estberg, Senior Director at Microsoft, OSSC (Online Services Security and Compliance group)
Despite the fact that cloud computing has been discussed and used for a number of years, much of the regulation relating to it is still in flux. This interactive session will take a closer look at the evolving cloud computing standard landscape, and in particular at how standards can support policy makers in areas of security and data protection.  Microsoft’s cloud infrastructure compliance program will be described as a case study to demonstrate an approach to a comprehensive and flexible compliance program.

About the Speaker: As Senior Director of Information Security at Microsoft, Mark Estberg has responsibility for information security policy, awareness, strategy, engineering, risk management and governance. In addition, he is responsible for working with the Microsoft product groups to improve Microsoft products based on the experiences and needs of the Microsoft Information Security organization. His Microsoft background includes running Microsoft’s Security Center of Excellence which works with Microsoft enterprise customers to develop and implement security solutions. Mark was Director of IT at Visio Corporation prior to joining Microsoft and his career includes software development, management consulting, IT operations and forensic economics. Mark holds a Bachelor of Arts in computer science from the University of San Diego.

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