Cloud Security Alliance Announces Bonus Workshop Series At 2013 US Congress

San Francisco, CA – November 21, 2013 –The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) announced a series of five bonus workshops that will be featured at the 2013 US Congress event from December 3-6 in Orlando, Florida. The five workshops will provide participants with the opportunity to explore key topics in cloud security in an intensive daylong session led by some of the world’s most prominent cloud security practitioners. Workshop participants will also be eligible to receive eight Continuing Professional Educational (CPE) credits. To register for a workshop, visit the CSA event registration page and select a workshop. The five workshops being offered at this year’s Congress will include the following sessions and instructors:

Workshop 1: Cloud Computing Security Knowledge – Foundation Tuesday, December 3, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
* Rich Mogull, Analyst & CEO, Securosis LLC

Workshop 2. CSA & American Bar Association: Incident Management and Cloud Law Tuesday, December 3, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Workshop 3: CSA & British Standards Institution: Governance, Risk and Compliance in the Cloud with Cloud Controls Matrix, Consensus Assessments Initiative Questionnaire (CAIQ) and CSA Security, Trust and Assurance Registry (STAR) Tuesday, December 3, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
* Evelyn DeSouza, Senior Data Center and Cloud Security Strategist, Cisco
* Sean Cordero, President and Founder, Cloud Watchman
* John DiMaria, Product Manager, BSI, Co-Chair of the OCF and STAR Certification Working Group
* Tom Nicholls, Global Certification – EMEA, BS
* Daniele Catteddu, EMEA Managing Director, Cloud Security Alliance

Workshop 4 Securing Multiple Clouds with a Cloud Security Architecture Friday, December 6, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
* Michaela Iorga, Senior Security Technical Lead for Cloud Computing
* Dan Logan, Director of Enterprise Security Architecture and Governance, United Health Group
* Jairo Orea , Chief Security Architect, United Health Group
* Junaid Islam, President & CTO, Vidder

Workshop 5: Really Excellent Big Data Knowledge: Understanding Big Data, Securely Leveraging It While Protecting Yourself From It Friday, December 6, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
* Dr. Arnab Roy, Member of Research Staff, Fujitsu Laboratories of America
* Roy Peter D’Souza, AlephCloud Systems, IncCo-founder and CTO

To read complete details of each workshop, visit the US Congress Workshop home at: About the Cloud Security Alliance The Cloud Security Alliance is a not-for-profit organization with a mission to promote the use of best practices for providing security assurance within Cloud Computing, and to provide education on the uses of Cloud Computing to help secure all other forms of computing. The Cloud Security Alliance is led by a broad coalition of industry practitioners, corporations, associations and other key stakeholders. For further information, visit us at, and follow us on Twitter @cloudsa. Media Contacts: Robert Nachbar 206-427-0389