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Cloud Expo New York: How to Build a Secure Cloud Service

CloudPassage VP Rand Wacker to discuss safely delivering SaaS from IaaS

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For many of the same reasons that Software-as-a-Service is catching on with enterprise buyers, delivering web services on top of Infrastructure-as-a-Service architectures is appealing to the SaaS developers. Operational agility, lower CapEx, and a broad array of tools and services are on tap that make both public and private IaaS clouds a great platform to build on. But how do you do this securely, especially in the public cloud where you have no access to the network or hypervisor your servers are running in?

Furthermore, for many SaaS providers, the person charged with security considerations isn't a CSO or IT specialist, but rather, a "DevOps" guru - someone with their hands in both development and operations. While the traditional security professional is focused on compliance and security rules, this new crop is more concerned with continuous development and high availability.

In his session at the 10th International Cloud Expo, Rand Wacker, Vice President of Product Management for CloudPassage, will break down the top security considerations that are specific to the cloud and offer practical steps for securing cloud-based application development. He'll also address the following:

  • Why perimeter-centric and hypervisor-based security doesn't work in the cloud
  • Which components of cloud security are the customer's responsibility and which belong to the service providers
  • Which layers of security are the must-haves for those just getting started
  • Why the cloud server has to be self-defending (i.e., if you put a server out into the cloud, usually it's being attacked within 30 minutes)
  • Real-world success stories of self-protecting and autonomous servers in the cloud that are surviving the higher exposure level to threats and vulnerabilities

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Speaker Bio:
Rand Wacker is Vice President of Product Management for CloudPassage. He joined CloudPassage from Cisco Systems Security Business Unit where he led work on products in multiple security markets, including firewall, intrusion prevention, content security, and compliance. He brings many years of security product management experience to CloudPassage, and has been part of several key industry transitions. His goal at CloudPassage is to enable the industry's adoption of disruptive cloud computing services by solving the security and compliance needs of customers moving from established private data centers into public cloud services. Rand holds a BS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley and an MBA from the Haas School of Business, also at Berkeley.

A Rock Star Faculty, Top Keynotes, Sessions, and Top Delegates!
Cloud Expo 2012 New York, June 11-14, 2012, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York, will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading Cloud industry players in the world.

The growth and success of Cloud Computing will be on display at the upcoming Cloud Expo conference and exhibition in New York City, June 11-14, 2012, and in Santa Clara, CA, November 5-8, 2012.

The recent Cloud Expo at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, was the largest Cloud Computing conference ever produced with more sponsors, exhibitors and delegates than all other Cloud events of the year combined!

Cloud Expo New York will attract more than 8,000 delegates from 48 countries and over 200 sponsors and exhibitors!

All main layers of the Cloud ecosystem will be represented at the 10th International Cloud Expo - the infrastructure players, the platform providers, and those offering applications, and they'll all be here to speak, sponsor, exhibit and network.

"Cloud Expo was announced on February 24, 2007, the day the term ‘cloud computing' was coined," said Fuat Kircaali, founder and chairman of SYS-CON Events, Inc. "Cloud has become synonymous with ‘computing' and ‘software' in two short years, and this event has become the new PC Expo, Comdex, and InternetWorld of our decade. By 2012, more than 50,000 delegates per year will be attending Cloud Expo."

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Cloud Expo 2012 New York "show prospectus" has shipped. Sponsorship, exhibit, and keynote opportunities can be obtained from Carmen Gonzalez by email at events (at) sys-con.com, or by phone 201 802-3021.

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