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Published 03/03/2022

Kraft Heinz CISO Ricardo Lafosse to Headline Cloud Security Alliance Summit at RSA Conference 2022

Kraft Heinz CISO Ricardo Lafosse to Headline Cloud Security Alliance Summit at RSA Conference 2022

Registration opens today for CxO Trust Summit, which will explore C-suite’s biggest cloud computing challenges and how CxO Trust Initiative mitigates risk

SEATTLE – March 3, 2022 – The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA), the world’s leading organization dedicated to defining standards, certifications, and best practices to help ensure a secure cloud computing environment, today announced that Ricardo Lafosse, Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for Kraft Heinz, will headline CSA’s upcoming CxO Trust Summit on June 6. The event, held in conjunction with the 2022 RSA Conference (June 6-9, Moscone Center, San Francisco) will explore the C-Suite’s biggest challenges in today’s cloud computing environment and how CSA’s CxO Trust Initiative can help mitigate risk.

“Cloud security is increasingly becoming the foundation for cybersecurity and a key enabler of the global economy. Executives and boards of directors are more focused on cloud and cloud security than ever before and CSA’s CxO Trust Summit provides key insights relevant to leaders within the private and public sector at this critical moment," said Jim Reavis, co-founder and CEO, Cloud Security Alliance. "Protecting a company’s cloud-based infrastructure is not without its challenges, and so we are extremely pleased that Ricardo Lafosse will be joining us to share his first-hand experience in how to best move a company forward while simultaneously contending with myriad threats, vulnerabilities, and governance challenges.”

In his keynote, “Embracing a Cloud-First Model,” Lafosse will share the methodology his organization leveraged in moving to a cloud-first model, which in turn enabled the company to be more nimble, effective, fortified, and positioned for success even as the cyber threat landscape continues to grow more complex and far-reaching.

Attendees will walk away with actionable tips on engaging with high-ranking company officers and hear from key industry leaders, who will examine how various solutions and standards have advanced to meet the cybersecurity challenges confronting all C-level stakeholders, their executive teams, and governing bodies. The agenda will feature such sessions as:

  • CxO Panel Discussion: The Industry’s Best: Designing the Perfect Cloud Strategy. Panelists: Rick Doten, Vice President/Information Security, Centene Corp., and CISO, Carolina Complete Health (Charlotte, NC); Peter Campbell, Director/Cloud Security Engineering, Cigna; Larry Whiteside Jr., co-founder and President, Cyversity. This panel will explore the factors that must be taken into account when creating a robust cloud protection strategy and examine how cybersecurity, cloud, IT, and other organizational teams must work together to implement and oversee the strategy.
  • Aligning Cloud Risk with Business Risk. This panel discussion will examine the cybersecurity risks organizations face in today’s digital world and whether security teams are properly supporting business transformation decisions.

Space is limited – those interested in attending must first register for an RSAC pass and apply the code "52ECLDSCALXP" at the top of the conference pass selection page on RSA’s registration site. This pass will provide access to attend the CSA CxO Trust Summit.

The CSA CxO Trust is a first-of-a-kind initiative that brings together a community of C-suite executives to evolve cloud and cybersecurity understanding, knowledge, and needed solutions in response to enterprise challenges. Those interested in participating in the CxO Trust Advisory Council should contact Illena Armstrong at [email protected] or visit CxO Trust for more information.

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, training, 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 different parties can work together to create and maintain a trusted cloud ecosystem. For further information, visit us at www.cloudsecurityalliance.org, and follow us on Twitter @cloudsa.

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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.