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Three Hot Cloud Security Topics from @CloudExpo Silicon Valley Two weeks ago (November 3-5), I attended the Cloud Expo Silicon Valley as a speaker, where I presented on the security and privacy due diligence requirements for cloud solutions. Cloud security is a topical issue for every CIO, CISO, and technology buyer. Decision-makers are always looking for insights on how to mitigate the security risks of implementing and using cloud solutions. Based on the presentation topics covered at the conference, as well as the general discussions heard between sessions, I wanted to share some of my observations on emerging trends. As cyber security serves as a foundation and necessary defense for customer and cloud solutions, cyber becomes more and more commoditized. The real impact is how do we deliver a confidence or trust to customers and their customer journey with our o... (more)

9th International Cloud Expo | Cloud Expo Silicon Valley – Photo Album

Cloud Computing Expo on Ulitzer 9th International Cloud Expo, held on November 7 - 10, 2011, in Santa Clara, CA, attracted more than 120 sponsors and exhibitors with over 7,500 registered delegates and four content-packed days with a rich array of sessions about the business and technical value of cloud computing led by exceptional speakers from every sector of the cloud computing ecosystem. The Cloud Expo series is the fastest-growing Enterprise IT event in the past 10 years, devoted to every aspect of delivering massively scalable enterprise IT as a service. We invite you to enjoy here our photo album of the show...we'll be adding new images all week.   \ ... (more)

Day 1 Keynote at Cloud Expo Silicon Valley | Open Cloud – Place Your Bets!

Cloud Expo Silicon Valley $500 Savings here! Both OpenStack.org and the OpenStack ecosystem intend to go into orbit at Cloud Expo Silicon Valley today, November 5th. Jonathan Bryce, the Executive Director of the newly-formed OpenStack Foundation, and who has spent his entire career building the cloud, is to give the opening November 5 keynote today at 11th Cloud Expo | Cloud Expo Silicon Valley, being held at the Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, CA, November 5-8, 2012. With this important Keynote – combined with its Diamond Sponsorship of the entire event – the OpenStack Foundation is pinpointing Cloud Expo as being THE conference so far as the intersection of Enterprise IT and Cloud Computing is concerned. The OpenStack Foundation promotes the development, distribution and adoption of the OpenStack cloud operating system. As the independent home for Open... (more)

Unisys’s Scott Sanchez to Present at Cloud Expo East

Unisys Session at Cloud Expo We are constantly bombarded with articles and presentations about the security risks in cloud computing and why organizations need to be concerned about them as they consider a move. The truth is that organizations do need to be concerned about security - but they needn't be paralyzed by fear. In fact, the heightened concern we're seeing has actually become a spur to action and has begun to drive cloud security to a whole new level. In his session at the 5th International Cloud Expo, Scott C. Sanchez, CISSP, Director of the S&T Security Portfolio at Unisys Corporation, will focus on the key areas where a successful migration to cloud computing can actually improve security and reduce risk, and address some of the major issues to account for before and during that migration. Register Today and Save $550 ! Explore Sponsorship Opportunities ... (more)

What Is Virtual Desktop Infrastructure | @CloudExpo #VDI #Cloud #DataCenter

What is VDI? Imagine not having to carry around a laptop or be sitting in a cubicle to access your work desktop applications. Virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) is appealing to many different constituencies because it combines the benefits of anywhere access with desktop support improvements. Employees typically use a wide range of mobile devices from laptops to tablets and from desktops to smartphones are being used. The diversity of these mobile devices and the sheer number of them in the workplace can overwhelm IT and strain your resources. Desktop Virtualization centralizes sets of desktops, usually in a data center or cloud environment, and then provide access to your employees whether they are in the office, at home or mobile.  VDI deployments virtualize user desktops by delivering them to distinctive endpoint devices over the network from a central locatio... (more)

Retail Leaders Applaud House Homeland Security Committee Rejection of Markey Amendment to 'Safe Ports Act'

ARLINGTON, Va., April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Retail Industry Leaders Association Senior Vice President Paul Kelly issued the following statement following the House of Representatives Homeland Security Committee's 18-16 vote to reject an amendment to the SAFE Ports Act (H.R. 4954) sponsored by Rep. Edward Markey (D-MA). The amendment would have mandated the use of unproven technologies to "scan" every container in a foreign port, as well as the use of "high tech" container seals. "The Retail Industry Leaders Association congratulates the House Homeland Security Committee for defeating efforts to amend the SAFE Ports Act that would have required adoption of unproven technologies and untested procedures in the cargo container screening process. This amendment would have essentially mandated the use of technologies whose time has not yet come, and forced the implementatio... (more)

Trend Micro Delivers Internet Security Solution for Microsoft's Windows Vista Beta Customers

CUPERTINO, Calif., May 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Trend Micro Incorporated , a leader in network antivirus and Internet content security software and services, today announced the release of PC-cillin(TM) Internet Security, which will provide anti-virus and other protections for Windows Vista(TM), the next generation of the Windows client operating system, as it becomes available for Windows Vista A Windows Vista beta version of Trend Micro(TM) PC-cillin will be available for download at Microsoft's "Security at Home" Web site, http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/viruses/wsc/en- us/windowsvistabeta2.mspx, which provides a variety of security information to help customers prepare for Windows Vista. "Microsoft is committed to helping customers secure their PCs as they deploy Windows Vista Beta 2," said Mike Sievert, corporate vice president, Windows Client Ma... (more)

BIO-key International Awarded Additional US Patent for Biometric Security

WALL, N.J., Oct. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- BIO-key International, Inc. (BULLETIN BOARD: BKYI) , a leader in finger-based biometric identification and wireless public safety announced today that the Company's patent for a biometric authentication security framework has been granted by the US patent office. The patent (No. 7,117,356) was issued to BIO-key for a biometric authentication security framework that enhances commercial and civil biometric use. BIO-key's authentication security framework protects privacy and security while also facilitates ease of use of biometric systems. The technology that this patent is based on is the foundation for authentication security as incorporated in BIO-key's WEB-key(R) product line. WEB-key is a mature enterprise authentication solution that functions in a wide variety of application environments. The solution supports a vari... (more)

China Telecom Selects Arbor Networks Peakflow SP for Network Security, Visibility and Traffic Engineering

LEXINGTON, MA and BEIJING -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 11/08/07 -- Arbor Networks, a leading provider of network security and operational performance for global business networks, announced today that China Telecom has selected the Arbor Peakflow SP ("Peakflow SP") platform to protect their network against a wide range of security threats, such as distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks, botnets and worms, and address network issues, such as traffic engineering and routing instability. "The security and operational performance of our network is the foundation for everything we do at China Telecom. We selected Arbor Networks because of their proven ability to provide network-wide visibility and security combined with traffic engineering and capacity planning which allows us to proactively plan for network growth, evaluate peering relationships and reduce transit costs,"... (more)

Tri-S Security Announces Results for the 4th Quarter and Year Ended December 31, 2007

ATLANTA, March 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Tri-S Security Corp. , a provider of security services and equipment for government and private entities, today announced its results of operations for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2007. Tri-S provides security services through its two wholly-owned subsidiaries, The Cornwall Group ("Cornwall") and Paragon Systems, Inc. ("Paragon"). Fourth Quarter and Year Ended December 31, 2007 and Recent Highlights -- Revenues increased 13.8% for the quarter and 17.5% for the year, to $23.5 million and $88.9 million, respectively, from a year ago. -- Gross profit decreased for the quarter and for the year, to $0.8 million and $5.5 million, respectively, from $1.8 million and $7.5 million a year ago, primarily due to start-up costs on new contracts and one-time workers compensation claims totaling $0.8 million for the q... (more)

Aladdin CEO to Speak at AGC Information Security Conference

CHICAGO, IL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 04/01/08 -- Aladdin Knowledge Systems (NASDAQ: ALDN), an information security leader specializing in authentication, software DRM and content security, today announced that CEO Yanki Margalit will speak at America's Growth Capital's (AGC) 4th Annual Information Security Conference on April 7th. The conference features executives from several leading public and private security organizations for panel discussions and presentations. Margalit will discuss the significance of information security within the IT landscape. Attracting public and private equity investors, corporate development executives, and security industry professionals, the 4th Annual AGC Information Security Conference will be held in San Francisco immediately preceding the RSA Conference 2008. About Aladdin Aladdin Knowledge Systems' Software Rights Management product... (more)

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"Avere Systems deals with data performance optimization in the cloud or on-premise. Even to this day many organizations struggle with what we call the problem of data gravity - 'Where should I put the data?' - because the data dictates ultimately where the jobs are going to run," explained Scott Jeschonek, Director Cloud Solutions at Avere Systems, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
If a machine can invent, does this mean the end of the patent system as we know it? The patent system, both in the US and Europe, allows companies to protect their inventions and helps foster innovation. However, Artificial Intelligence (AI) could be set to disrupt the patent system as we know it. This talk will examine how AI may change the patent landscape in the years to come. Furthermore, ways in which companies can best protect their AI related inventions will be examined from both a US and European perspective.
Andrew Keys is Co-Founder of ConsenSys Enterprise. He comes to ConsenSys Enterprise with capital markets, technology and entrepreneurial experience. Previously, he worked for UBS investment bank in equities analysis. Later, he was responsible for the creation and distribution of life settlement products to hedge funds and investment banks. After, he co-founded a revenue cycle management company where he learned about Bitcoin and eventually Ethereal. Andrew's role at ConsenSys Enterprise is a multi-faceted approach of strategy and enterprise business development. Andrew graduated from Loyola University in Maryland and University of Auckland with degrees in economics and international finance.
For years the world's most security-focused and distributed organizations - banks, military/defense agencies, global enterprises - have sought to adopt cloud technologies that can reduce costs, future-proof against data growth, and improve user productivity. The challenges of cloud transformation for these kinds of secure organizations have centered around data security, migration from legacy systems, and performance. In our presentation, we will discuss the notion that cloud computing, properly managed, is poised to bring about a digital transformation to enterprise IT. We will discuss the trend, the technology and the timeline for adoption.
"We began as LinuxAcademy.com about five years ago as a very small outfit. Since then we've transitioned into more of a DevOps training company - the technologies and the tooling around DevOps," explained Doug Vanderweide, an instructor at Linux Academy, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 20th Cloud Expo, held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.