CSA Official Press Release

Published 10/07/2016

Cloud Security Alliance EMEA to Host Fifth Annual Congress

Cloud Security Alliance EMEA to Host Fifth Annual Congress

Agenda and Keynote Speakers Announced for Premiere European Cloud Security Event

MADRID, SPAIN – October 7, 2016The 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 the agenda and keynote speakers for its fifth annual CSA Congress EMEA event which will be held on November 15th – 16th in Madrid, Spain. CSA Congress EMEA will be attended by thought leaders, policy and decision makers representing key industry organizations, cloud customers, and the R&D community. Early-registration pricing is available through October 16th by visiting https://csacongress.org/event/emea-congress-2016/#registration.

The event this year will be divided into two separate days: November 15th is the CSA EMEA Congress day and will focus mainly on Security and Privacy in the cloud, while the 16th is dedicated to the CSA STAR Summit, focusing on Security Governance, Compliance and Certification in the cloud. Tickets purchased will include access to both days.

This year’s event will feature keynote presentations by:

  • Paul Raines, CISO, United Nations Development Programme on “Security Lessons from 1532”
  • Andy Chang, Senior Product Manager, Cloud Security & Risk, Google on “Behind the Curtain — Lessons Learned from Securing Google's Network”
  • Max Schrems, Privacy activist on “Privacy Shield – dead on arrival?”
  • Richard Morrell, Principal Security Strategist at Red Hat on " Making friends and influencing people - empowering secure DevOps "

Among the featured keynotes, Google’s Chang will present on “Behind the Curtain — Lessons Learned from Securing Google's Network,” where will draw back the curtain on how the company creates a platform for trust that millions of businesses around the world rely on daily. Chang will provide an inside look at the multiple layers of security Google has built into its architecture and services from the start, and how its 600-member strong Security and Privacy Team prevents phishing, malware, nation-state cyber attacks and other threats from impacting the data and operations of Google’s customers.

“The past four Congress events in Europe have brought together some of the leading voices and thought leaders from across the cloud security industry,” said Daniele Catteddu, CTO for the Cloud Security Alliance. “Organizations continue to have concerns about security, privacy and data management in the cloud, many of these concerns can be directly attributed to a basic lack of trust in cloud computing services. We anticipate that this year’s Congress will further build upon this growing body of knowledge and help us achieve a more trusted and secure future cloud environment.”

CSA Congress EMEA will also feature a number of sessions on emerging topics including ‘Quantum Cyber-Security – The New Normal,’ ‘Privacy Shield – Dead on Arrival?’ and ‘Security in a Multi-Cloud World: A Multi-Dimensional Challenge and speakers from Microsoft.’

The CSA Congress EMEA represents a unique mixture of compelling presentations and topical discussions on research, development, practice and requirements related to cloud security. Attendees represent both end-user and industry viewpoints, and the event also provides networking and business opportunities. For the first time at this event, CSA will offer a Cloud Controls Matrix (CCM) training designed to provide fundamental security principles to assist prospective cloud customers in assessing the overall security risk of a cloud provider. Additional the CSA will offer a Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge (CCSK) training workshop during this year’s conference as well.

The agenda also includes several CSA Working Group meetings on November 17th. A complete agenda for CSA’s Congress EMEA can be found at https://csacongress.org/event/emea-congress-2016/#agenda.

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About 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, follow us on Twitter @cloudsa.

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