CSA Official Press Release

Published 08/31/2016

Cloud Security Alliance To Highlight Quantum-Safe Security, Containerization, and New Advanced Cloud Security Techniques at Upcoming Privacy.Security.Risk 2016 Conference

Cloud Security Alliance To Highlight Quantum-Safe Security, Containerization, and New Advanced Cloud Security Techniques at Upcoming Privacy.Security.Risk 2016 Conference

Presented by CSA Congress and IAPP Privacy Academy, Event to Feature Presentations in Key Areas of Emerging Interests and New Approaches to Cloud Security

San Jose, CA – August 31, 2016 – The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA), the world’s leading organization dedicated to defining and raising awareness of best practices to help ensure a secure cloud computing environment, today announced several featured presentations at the upcoming Privacy.Security.Risk 2016 conference that will specifically focus on providing attendees with new insights and advanced approaches for tomorrow’s cloud computing environment. Scheduled for September 13-16 at the San Jose Convention Center, and presented by CSA Congress and IAPP Privacy Academy, Privacy.Security.Risk 2016 will bring together two related fields—privacy and security - with important perspective to help practitioners excel in their role.

“As cloud computing continues to expand into new and promising areas, and across an ever growing number of industries, this progress and these advances come with questions, hesitation and obvious security concerns,” said J.R. Santos, Executive Vice President of Research at the CSA. “By identifying what is new and next for cloud computing, we can provide attendees an early edge and with the knowledge and know-how needed to apply these approaches in their own environment without fear or unnecessary risk.

Featured sessions include:
Quantum-Safe Security and the Future of Cybersecurity in the Quantum Era: Recent announcements by the NSA and NIST have highlighted the threat that a quantum computer (QC) will pose to cybersecurity. When a QC becomes available, current security systems will no longer be effective. The Quantum-Safe Security Working Group (QSS-WG) of the CSA is an industry forum that considers the possible solutions to the QC threat.
Presenters: Mike Brown, CTO, ISARA; Bruno Huttner, Product Manager, ID Quantique; and Lee Wilson, Business Development Engineer, Security Innovation
Thursday, September 15 at 11:00 a.m.

Security Smackdown: Practical Ways to Crush Traditional Security with Cloud: Cloud computing doesn’t merely offer the potential for a stronger security baseline, it is starting to redefine fundamental security problems and opportunities. Features like auto scaling, API enablement, serverless infrastructure and event-driven security can wipe out some traditional security issues that have long plagued organizations. This technical, demo-filled session will highlight some of the top emerging techniques for advanced cloud security that go way beyond basic security groups and identity management.
Presenter: Rich Mogull, CEO, Securosis
Friday, September 15 at 1:15 p.m.

Least-Privilege Microservices: The best practices around security of applications have long recommended the use of multiple layers in order to increase the overall resilience of a system. Containers create exactly that: an additional layer of protection between applications and the host, and between the applications themselves.
Presenter: Nathan McCauley, Director of Security, Docker
Thursday, September 15 at 2:00 p.m.

Designing and Developing Secure IoT Products: Lately, much has been said regarding the need to secure the Internet of Things against a large number of attacks and a diverse pool of attackers. However, what has been difficult to find is concise guidance for how exactly to accomplish that goal. This is probably because it is still challenging to understand exactly what is meant by the IoT. And if it is difficult to define something, it is difficult to prescribe guidance for how to secure that thing. In this session, we will discuss actionable and useful guidance for one of the most critical aspects of a secure IoT enterprise—product development. The foundation for a secure IoT relies on “thing” developers taking proper security precautions and focusing on secure engineering practices.
Presenter: Brian J. Russell, Chief Engineer, Cyber Security Solutions, Leidos
Friday, September 16 at 9:30 a.m.

Presented by the IAPP Privacy Academy and CSA Congress, the P.S.R. Conference, now in its third year, is expected to draw approximately 1,500 privacy and cloud security professionals. The event aims to deliver the most thought-provoking speakers and sessions led by the foremost experts and provides invaluable opportunities to connect and share ideas. The joint event will provide attendees with more than double the education and networking opportunities with the leading innovators and practitioners in technology, security and privacy for the price of a single conference.

Registration is now open. The most current conference program can be found at https://iapp.org/conference/privacy-security-risk-2016/sessions-psr16/

WHAT: Cloud Security Alliance Congress US 2016 at P.S.R.
WHEN: Workshops: September 13-14 Conference: September 15-16 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
WHERE: San Jose Marriott and San Jose Convention Center
ATTENDEE REGISTRATION: https://my.iapp.org/nc__event?id=a0l1a000000nBgQAAU
MEDIA REGISTRATION: [email protected]

About Cloud Security Alliance
The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) is the world’s leading organization dedicated to defining and raising awareness of best practices to help ensure a secure cloud computing environment. CSA harnesses the subject matter expertise of industry practitioners, associations, governments, and its corporate and individual members to offer cloud security-specific research, education, certification, events and products. CSA’s activities, knowledge and extensive network benefit the entire community impacted by cloud — from providers and customers, to governments, entrepreneurs and the assurance industry — and provide a forum through which diverse parties can work together to create and maintain a trusted cloud ecosystem. CSA has developed the definitive best practices for the industry, such as the “Security Guidance for Critical Areas of Focus in Cloud Computing”, the “Cloud Controls Matrix”, “Top Threats to Cloud Computing” and 50 other cloud security research artifacts. For further information, visit us at www.cloudsecurityalliance.org.

About the IAPP
The International Association of Privacy Professionals is the world’s largest association of privacy professionals with more than 20,000 members across 83 countries. The IAPP is a not-for-profit association that helps to define and support the privacy profession globally. More information about the IAPP is available at www.privacyassociation.org.

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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, follow us on Twitter @cloudsa.

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