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Orchestrating Security in the Cloud: A SANS Survey

  • Wednesday, September 23, 2015 at 1:00 PM EDT (2015-09-23 17:00:00 UTC)
  • Dave Shackleford, Farshad Ghazi, Sami Laine, Andrew Maguire, Swaroop Sayeram


  • CloudPassage
  • HP
  • Mcafee LLC

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This webcast presents the results of a new SANS survey that examines organizational use of public and private clouds and seeks to determine their best practices in securing content that traverses through both ecosystems.

Attend this webcast to learn:

  • How organizations use the cloud
  • What types of information they store in the cloud
  • What concerns they have about data security
  • How much they rely on cloud service providers and what difficulties they face
  • What security and data protection technologies they use in the cloud environment
  • How they manage cloud users
  • And much more

Be among the first to receive the associated whitepaper written by SANS Analyst and network security specialist Dave Shackleford.

View the associated whitepaper here.

Speaker Bios

Dave Shackleford

Dave Shackleford, a SANS analyst, instructor, course author, GIAC technical director and member of the board of directors for the SANS Technology Institute, is the founder and principal consultant with Voodoo Security. He has consulted with hundreds of organizations in the areas of security, regulatory compliance, and network architecture and engineering. A VMware vExpert, Dave has extensive experience designing and configuring secure virtualized infrastructures. He previously worked as chief security officer for Configuresoft and CTO for the Center for Internet Security. Dave currently helps lead the Atlanta chapter of the Cloud Security Alliance.

Farshad Ghazi

Farshad Ghazi is a passionate product management professional with decades of experience in all aspects of the software development from development, to design, architecture and product management. His background spans the security space, IP communications, and telecom protocols. He is currently managing a suite of products at HP Security Voltage aimed at providing the data-centric security for enterprises where data is protected anywhere within the system.

Sami Laine

Sami Laine is a principal technologist at CloudPassage. For the past 17 years he has worked in the Internet security industry at CyberSource, PassMark Security and RSA. Sami has helped some of the world's largest payment processors, retailers, banks, brokerages and enterprises fight fraud, malware and web threats. He is now focused on helping companies embrace agile security practices.

Andrew Maguire

Andrew Maguire brings 18+ years of security expertise and 7 years of experience in hands-on IT administration for global businesses to his role as senior director of product marketing at, giving him real-world insight into the day-to-day challenges of Enterprise IT security implementation and management. Andrew has held senior product-related positions at security vendors such as McAfee, Symantec, Juniper, RedSeal Networks, BitDefender, nCircle, and The author of numerous white papers and contributed articles, Andrew has covered the strengths and limitations of many different aspects of IT security, technology and compliance within enterprise security over the last 15 years.

Swaroop Sayeram

Swaroop Sayeram, group product manager for Cloud and Data Center Security Solutions, has been with Intel Security for over six years. He leads the Public Cloud Security team helping customers securely adopt public cloud services as they transition their workloads from their traditional data centers into an IaaS and hybrid cloud environment. Swaroop has over 10 years of experience in endpoint, server security and advanced malware solutions.

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