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#Cloud Security Alliance (@cloudsa) US Congress Call for Papers Closing April 19th

April 15, 2013

cloud security alliance logoBy Olivia Shannon, @Olivia_at_O

Cloud security experts have just a few days left to submit speaking proposals for consideration for the 4th Annual Cloud Security Alliance Congress US, being held in Orlando, Florida, November 13th & 14th, 2013. Send proposals to congress2013@cloudsecurityalliance.org by April 19th.

This year’s Cloud Security Alliance Congress US will feature the following six tracks with speaker and panel sessions: Read the rest of this entry ?

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Cloudcamp London – Goes Big Data with some Infosec twists for one night only!

January 16, 2012

By Rose Ross, AKA @Rose_at_0

 

I’ve just blogged about the upcoming CloudCamp London on Big Data for www.countdown2storageexpo.com but wanted to shout out one of the lightning talks which will make this event of interest to the Infosecurity world too! Full post here: http://countdown2storageexpo.wordpress.com/2012/01/16/cloudcamp-london-goes-big-data-for-one-night-only/

 

Chris Swan from UBS will be giving a lightning talk on “Security Information and Event Management – a big data problem. A look at how big data tools are being used for security monitoring”.

 

I have chatted with and listened to Chris before at Cloudcamps in the past and he’ll no doubt have some Infosec pearls of wisdom on Big Data to share. If Big Data is starting to appear on your Infosec radar it is definitely worth getting yourself down to the Crypt on the evening of 25th Jan. And as always to round off the evening beer and pizza. A perfect Cloudcamp evening for sure! See you there!

More at http://www.cloudcamp.org/london

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Pondering the G-Cloud and Security under Big Ben? Westminster eForum is….

September 6, 2011

 By @Mike_at_LPDE

Check out this public sector event on cloud and security in the context of the G-Cloud. A great selection of speakers. Full info below!

Westminster eForum Keynote Seminar

Cloud computing – security, market development and prospects for the G-Cloud

 

with

Andy Nelson

Chief Information Officer, Ministry of Justice

and

Dr Mark Ferrar

National Technology Officer, Microsoft UK

and

JP Rangaswami

Chief Scientist, Salesforce.com

and

Mark Hall

Deputy Chief Information Officer, HM Revenue & Customs

and

Neil Cresswell

Managing Director EMEA, Savvis

and

Andrew Tait

Head of UK Public Services Strategy, VMWare

 

and presentations from
Simon Briskman, Partner, Field Fisher Waterhouse; Andy Burton, Chairman, Cloud Industry Forum; Ilias Chantzos, Director, Government Relations and Public Affairs, Symantec; Barry Jennings, Senior Associate, Bird & Bird; Andy Macleod, Strategy and Policy, Public Sector, Cisco; Richard Nethercott, Managing Director of Security, Logica; Francis Ofungwu, Manager of Security Strategy, Rackspace; Dr Peter Pietzuch, Lecturer, Large-Scale Distributed Systems Group, Imperial College London; Dor Skuler, Vice President, Cloud Enablement Solutions, Alcatel Lucent; Louise Taylor, Senior Associate, Taylor Wessing and Jason Warwick, Chief Technical Officer for Local Public Services, Capgemini

 

Chair

Nigel Adams MP, Joint Vice-Chairman, PITCOM

Chi Onwurah MP, Shadow Minister for Innovation and Science

 

This event is CPD certified

 

Morning, Tuesday, 13th September 2011

Sixty One Whitehall, London SW1A 2ET

 

Our Website | Book Online | Live Agenda

 

Dear Ms Ross

 

I hope you won’t mind this final reminder about the above seminar. Please note there is a charge for most delegates, although no-one is excluded on the basis of ability to pay (see below).

 

The focus:

The challenges and opportunities for public and private sector organisations moving their infrastructure to the cloud, or using the cloud to deliver software, media content and advertising.

 

Context:

As UK government prepares to publish its Cloud Computing Strategy.

Concerns about the regulatory and technical aspects of data protection when storing and processing data remotely.

The launch of new cloud services aimed at industry and consumers.

 

Key discussion points:

  • The extent that cloud technology can deliver real efficiency savings for private, public and third sector organisations;
  • The prospects for cloud technologies and cloud strategies in 2011 and the companies to watch in the coming year;
  • Who is responsible for securing information stored online and – with many data centres based outside the UK – who has jurisdiction if something goes wrong?; and
  • The role of the ‘G-Cloud’ in the delivery of efficient government following the ICT Efficiency Review.

 

Agenda:

See below my signature, or click here any time for the latest version.

Organised impartially by the Westminster eForum.

CPD certified.

 

Speakers:

Keynotes:

Andy Nelson, Chief Information Officer, Ministry of Justice; Dr Mark Ferrar, National Technology Officer, Microsoft UK; JP Rangaswami, Chief Scientist, Salesforce.com and Neil Cresswell, Managing Director EMEA, Savvis.

 

Further confirmed speakers:

Simon Briskman, Partner, Field Fisher Waterhouse; Andy Burton, Chairman, Cloud Industry Forum; Ilias Chantzos, Director, Government Relations and Public Affairs, Symantec; Mark Hall, Deputy Chief Information Officer, HM Revenue & Customs; Barry Jennings, Senior Associate, Bird & Bird; Andy Macleod, Strategy and Policy, Public Sector, Cisco; Richard Nethercott, Managing Director of Security, Logica; Francis Ofungwu, Manager of Security Strategy, Rackspace; Dr Peter Pietzuch, Lecturer, Large-Scale Distributed Systems Group, Imperial College London; Dor Skuler, Vice President, Cloud Enablement Solutions, Alcatel Lucent; Andrew Tait, Head of UK Public Services Strategy, VMWare; Louise Taylor, Senior Associate, Taylor Wessing and Jason Warwick, Chief Technical Officer for Local Public Services, Capgemini.

 

Chairs:
Nigel Adams MP, Joint Vice-Chairman, PITCOM and Chi Onwurah MP, Shadow Minister for Innovation and Science

 

Already attending:

Parliamentary pass-holders from the House of Commons and officials from the Department for Culture, Media and Sport; Department of Health; Department for Transport; Directgov; HM Revenue & Customs; Ministry of Justice; and UK Trade & Investment as well as representatives from 1Spatial; 2e2; Arkivum; BDO; Bell Pottinger Public Affairs; Bird & Bird; Brands2Life; brightsolid online publishing; CA Technologies; Cable&Wireless Worldwide; Canonical; Capgemini UK; Capita; Cloud Pro; CMA; Computer Weekly; DLA Piper; DMH Stallard; Eduserv; Ernst & Young; Field Fisher Waterhouse; Google UK; Herbert Smith; HighQ Solutions; HP; Huddle; Hunton & Williams; Imtech ICT UK; Index Ventures; Investor AB; IT PRO; K2 Advisory; Kreab Gavin Anderson; Link2ICT; McKesson UK; Michelmores; Microsoft; MidlandHR; Mills & Reeve; Morrison & Foerster; New Media Knowledge; Nexor; NICE Systems; NG Bailey; Redhat; Reynolds Porter Chamberlain; Rocela; SBL; Serco Home Affairs; Sidley Austin; Sift Media; Sophos; StrategyEye; Tata Consultancy Services; Timico; TLT; Toplevel Computing; Travers Smith; UKauthorITy.com; UCAS; University of Warwick; Value Partners Management Consulting; White & Case and ZDNet UK.

 

Booking arrangements

Online booking form.

 

Once submitted, this will be taken as a confirmed booking and will be subject to our terms and conditions below.

 

Options and charges:

  • Places at Cloud computing – security, market development and prospects for the G-Cloud (including refreshments and PDF copy of the transcripts) are £190 plus VAT;
  • Concessionary rate places (see conditions): £80 plus VAT. Please be sure to apply for this at the time of booking.

 

Can’t attend?

  • Full transcript available approximately 7 days after the event for £95 plus VAT;
  • Concessionary rate: £50 plus VAT.
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Opportunity knocks for UK Cloud infosec and other start-ups: @UKTI mission to Silicon Valley offers great ops

September 6, 2011

By Rose Ross AKA @Rose_at_O

The UKTI is offering some great opportunities for some sassy UK cloud start-ups to get some flowers in their hair or more excitingly meet with leading Cloud lights such as VMware and Salesforce. Full info below.

UKTI Cloud Mission: 24 – 28 October 2011 San Francisco

Following the success of last year’s mission, UK Trade & Investment is organising a second Cloud Mission to Silicon Valley. The Cloud landscape is becoming clearer, the PaaS market continues to expand, hybrid Clouds are a reality, and enterprises and governments are planning to adopt Cloud services beyond Dev & Test and for a range of their business functions. The US market is looking for further Cloud technologies, products and services to drive adoption.

We are currently recruiting CEOs of cutting edge companies whose software deliverables might include:

     -Compliance, security, reliability, or privacy benefits which address business concerns around Cloud adoption 
     -Cloud enabling features for scaling, performance, virtualisation, storage, or middleware 
     -Real cost reductions for business users of private or hybrid Cloud architecture 
     -Analytics of Real-time / Big Data across the Cloud 

Or, is your technology part of the Cloud that powers smartphones and tablets, mobile and collaborative working?

Join UKTI’s 4 day agenda, including meetings with a selection of the following major vendors: Salesforce, Citrix, VMware, HP, IBM, plus local incubators, business environment advisers, strategists and peer companies.  Mission participants will have the opportunity to attend FailCon (www.thefailcon.com) on Monday the 24th at a special UKTI 20% discounted rate. 

Places are limited for the mission, register your company today and find out more about this fantastic opportunity –HERE.  The link will take you to the EventBrite website where you will have 90 minutes to complete your application. 

Participation in the mission will require commissioning a £888
Overseas Market Introduction Service (OMIS) through UK Trade & Investment. This service provides for overall mission programme and outlined activities. Delegates are responsible for covering the cost of their own transportation and accommodation.