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CSA Official Press Release

Published 05/03/2017

Cloud Security Alliance Announces Third Annual Federal Summit

Cloud Security Alliance Announces Third Annual Federal Summit

Program to Feature Experts from DHS, HHS, and GSA on the State and Future of Cloud Security in Government and Industry, IoT and More

Washington, DC – May 2, 2017 – The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) today announced the line-up of featured speakers and discussions for its third annual Cloud Security Alliance Federal Summit, a one day free-for-government event at the Marriott Metro Center, in Washington DC. The event, scheduled to take place on Tuesday, May 16, is expected to draw 250 information security professionals from civilian and defense agencies, to exchange experiences, lessons learned, and best practices for securely implementing cloud computing to support agency missions.

“Cloud computing is evolving to become the anchor of the IT ecosystem, whether that be for data, applications or security. Still there is much work to do as many agencies are tasked with understanding and implementing best practices against set mandates and requirements when it comes to deploying cloud services,” said Jim Reavis, co-founder and CEO of the Cloud Security Alliance. “Now in our third year, we plan to provide attendees with a more mature outlook on cloud service deployments and to address new forms of cloud technology adoptions that can be practically and successfully applied in their own environment.”

This year’s program will feature a morning main track and two afternoon tracks focused on the state of cloud security in government and industry, and the impacts and implications of the internet of things.

The CSA Federal Summit will feature keynotes and panel sessions from some of the most prominent names and organizations in the federal space including:

  • Frank Baitman, Advisory Fellow, Cisco/Former Chief Information Officer, HHS
  • Rich Beutel, Principal, Cyrrus Analytics
  • David McClure, Chief Strategist/Federal, Coalfire Systems/Former Associate Administrator, GSA
  • Richard Spires, Chief Executive Officer, Learning Tree International/Former Chief Information Officer, DHS
  • Dr. Merrick Watchorn, Chief, Cyber Security Analysis; Cloud & Data Science SME & Technical Fellow, SAIC
  • Dr. Jerry Archer, SVP and Chief Security Officer, Sallie Mae
WHAT: Cloud Security Alliance Federal Summit 2017
WHEN: Tuesday, May 16, 2017
7:30 am – 8:30 am: Doors Open, Breakfast and Opening of Cloud Security
Exhibition Hall
8:30 am – 4:00 pm: Conference Program
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm: Cocktail Reception
WHERE: Washington Marriott at Metro Centro
775 12th Street, NY
Washington, DC
MEDIA REGISTRATION: [email protected]

Members of the media and analyst community interested in attending the event should contact [email protected] for more information, to receive press credentials and to schedule interviews with CSA leadership and conference speakers.

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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.

For press inquiries, email Zenobia Godschalk of ZAG Communications or reach her by phone at 650.269.8315.