Cloud Security Alliance Congress 2014 – What’s in it for YOU?
Blog Article Published: 09/09/2014
Many people ask me, why should I attend the CSA Congress 2014 conference over others that seem to monopolize the month of September? This is of course a question asked by those who have never attended a CSA Congress before. Those who attended last year’s event made a point of sharing with me, and others on the leadership team, what made the event worth the trip to sunny Orlando (the home of Congress until this year). I feel fortunate that these individuals took the time to speak with me about their experience and I can pass that along to you. They expressed first and foremost that we really made a great effort to bring together an incredible line up of experts that delivered significant, meaningful content to their business or role – many found it difficult to decide which session to attend! They cited that the sessions were excellent in providing practical, real-world knowledge that they could take home and readily apply to their own environment. Our Congress event also provided many individuals with an outstanding opportunity to make new connections and business relationships as well. Well, we could only top that by adding a new dimension to our Congress event and that would be to team up with an organization whose focus is top of mind when it comes to the implementation of cloud technology – privacy and data protection. This year we have teamed up with the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), to offer more than 80 sessions covering all aspects of privacy and cloud security. Nowhere else will cloud, IT and privacy professionals be able to meet and learn from each other, and gain visibility to practical, implementable solutions delivered by leading industry experts. This year’s event will also feature educational sessions on the latest security practices by leading subject matter experts from the world’s most prominent cloud providers including Google, Amazon AWS, Salesforce.com and Microsoft. A roll call of preeminent industry thinkers will keynote the event including:
- Judith Donath, Harvard Berkman Faculty Fellow and Author of The Social Machine: Designs for Living Online
- Taher Elgamal, Chief Technology Officer, Security of Salesforce.com
- Billy Hawkes, Data Protection Commissioner of Ireland
- Bruce Schneier, Security Technologist; Fellow, Berkman Center, Harvard Law School; and CTO, Co3 Systems
- Paul Milkman, Senior Vice President, Technology Risk Management and Security, TD Bank