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CSA Official Press Release

Published 03/26/2024

Google Cloud’s CISO Phil Venables and Mandiant CEO Kevin Mandia to Headline Cloud Security Alliance AI Summit at 2024 RSA Conference

Google Cloud’s CISO Phil Venables and Mandiant CEO Kevin Mandia to Headline Cloud Security Alliance AI Summit at 2024 RSA Conference

Session will explore priorities for CXOs and Boards of Directors and offer actionable steps to implementing emerging technologies

SEATTLEMarch 26, 2024 – 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 Google Cloud’s Kevin Mandia, CEO of Mandiant, and Phil Venables, Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), will headline the CSA AI Summit, held on May 6 in conjunction with the 2024 RSA Conference.

Over the course of their session, A Fireside Chat with Kevin Mandia and Phil Venables of Google Cloud, the cybersecurity titans will explore priorities for CXOs and Boards of Directors, including how they’re approaching artificial intelligence, security operations, and the cloud, along with programmatic steps attendees can take to use these emerging technologies.

“Everyone can learn volumes from the first-hand experiences that Kevin and Phil will be sharing about working with AI at scale,” said Caleb Sima, chair of CSA’s AI Safety Initiative.

Phil Venables is the CISO of Google Cloud, where he leads the risk, security, compliance, and privacy teams. Before joining Google, he was a Partner at Goldman Sachs where he held multiple roles over a long career, initially as their first CISO, a role he held for 17 years. In subsequent roles, Phil was Chief Operational Risk Officer, an operating partner in their private equity business, and a Board Director of Goldman Sachs Bank. Outside of Google, Phil is a member of the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, serves on the boards of the NYU School of Engineering, the NYU Volatility and Risk Institute, the NIST ISPAB, and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Kevin Mandia is the CEO of Mandiant at Google Cloud. Kevin has served as the company’s CEO since 2016, including through its corporate name change from FireEye, Inc. to Mandiant, Inc. in 2021. Kevin has spent more than 25 years in information security helping make organizations secure from cyber threats. Kevin has held senior positions in the security consulting divisions of Sytex, acquired by Lockheed Martin, and Foundstone, acquired by McAfee. In the United States Air Force, Kevin served as a computer security officer at the Pentagon, and later a special agent in the Air Force Office of Special Investigations. He holds a BS in computer science from Lafayette College and an MS in forensic science from The George Washington University.

Space is limited – those interested in attending must first register for an RSAC pass and apply the code "52ECLOUDSECXP" at the top of the conference pass selection page on RSA’s registration page. This pass will provide access to attend the CSA Summit. CSA members are eligible to save $150 on the full conference registration with the code “52FCDCLOUDSEC.”

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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ZAG Communications for the CSA
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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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