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CSA Official Press Release

Published 08/06/2013

CSA CloudBytes Town Hall: NSA/PRISM Lessons Learned (Monday 8/12, 8am Pacific)

CSA CloudBytes Town Hall: NSA/PRISM Lessons Learned (Monday 8/12, 8am Pacific)

The ongoing disclosure of the extent of the PRISM program has raised major privacy and confidentiality concerns for customers of cloud-based services. A recent CSA survey of 500 respondents found that 56% of non-US residents were less likely to use US-based cloud providers, in light of recent revelations about government access to customer information. Companies have fiduciary obligations and other requirements to keep corporate data not only secure, but also private and confidential. In light of ongoing revelations, should companies be concerned about going to the cloud? What can companies and individuals do to preserve the confidentiality and privacy of their data? Do the revelations raise the risk that new data residency requirements will restrict the use of cloud-based services? We will be hosting a CSA CloudBytes Town Hall to address these and more questions. On Monday, August 12th at 8:00am (PDT), you are invited to attend a CSA CloudBytes Town Hall on: NSA/PRISM Lessons Learned: The Repercussions for Cloud Services Adoption


Elad Yoran is the Chairman and CEO of Vaultive, and has nearly 20 years in the cyber security industry spans experience as an executive, consultant, investor, investment banker and a several-time successful entrepreneur. Robert Brammer is the Senior Advisor at the Internet2 Consortium and President and CEO of Brammer Technology. He recently retired as vice president for Advanced
Technology and chief technology officer (CTO) for Northrop Grumman's Information Systems (IS) sector. Francoise Gilbert is the founder and Managing Director of the IT Law Group. Her clients include numerous Fortune 500 and other global corporations, as well as selected emerging technology start-ups. Françoise regularly addresses a wide range of privacy and security issues, from HIPAA, COPPA or CAN SPAM compliance, to US Department of Commerce Safe Harbor self-certification, or foreign data protection laws (Western Europe, North America, or Asia Pacific) and cross border data flow issues, and the design and implementation of global privacy programs. She is the editor and primary author of Global Privacy and Security Law, a two volume treatise that provides in-depth analysis of the data protection laws in 65 countries, worldwide. Peter McGoff is Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at Box. Prior to joining Box, McGoff was Senior Vice President and General Counsel at Informatica Corporation, and was previously's first in-house lawyer and a corporate securities and intellectual property associate at Manatt, Phelps & Phillips LLP. Webinar Details Overview: NSA/PRISM Lessons Learned - The Repercussions for Cloud Services Adoption Date: Monday, August 12th, 2013 Time: 8:00am - 9:30am Pacific Daylight Time (PDT, GMT-07:00) Where: For additional conference details and the calendar event invite, please RSVP at: RSVP HERE NOW This is a FREE event but space is limited. Please RSVP and a calendar invitation with the webinar details will follow.

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