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Towards a More Secure Public Cloud: What You Need to Do

  • Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at 1:00 PM EDT (2014-05-20 17:00:00 UTC)
  • Kevin O’Brien, John Pescatore


  • CloudLock

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The question of whether SaaS applications will continue to be accepted and embraced in the aftermath of 2013's revelations has largely been answered; most organizations are using at least one (and often many more) public cloud platforms, with no signs of the trend slowing. As cloud adoption grows, topics such as data governance, effective DLP, and the appropriate use of encryption have become increasingly important for information security professionals to understand and respond to.

In this Ask the Expert webcast, John Pescatore,Director of Emerging Security Trends at SANS, and Kevin O'Brien, Director of Product Marketing at CloudLock, will present a framework for thinking through these requirements, and speak to how CloudLock is helping organizations create and enforce their security programs in the cloud without driving users into insecure alternative systems.

Speaker Bios

John Pescatore

John Pescatore joined SANS as director of emerging security trends in January 2013. He has 35 years experience in computer, network and information security. Prior to joining the SANS Institute, Mr. Pescatore was Gartner’s lead security analyst for 13 years, working with global 5000 corporations and major technology and service providers. Before joining Gartner, Mr. Pescatore was Senior Consultant for Entrust Technologies and Trusted Information Systems, where he started, grew and managed security consulting groups focusing on firewalls, network security, encryption and Public Key Infrastructures. Prior to that, Mr. Pescatore spent 11 years with GTE developing secure computing and telecommunications systems. Mr. Pescatore began his career at the National Security Agency, where he designed secure voice systems, and the United States Secret Service, where he developed secure communications and surveillance systems. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Connecticut and is a NSA Certified Cryptologic Engineer. He is also an Extra class amateur radio operator, callsign K3TN.

Kevin O’Brien

Kevin O’Brien is Director of Product Marketing at CloudLock, where he is responsible for aligning customer and product requirements, and ensuring that CloudLock remains the leading cloud security solution in the market. Kevin has more than 15 years’ experience accelerating growth in start-ups throughout the Greater Boston area. His background in the security industry began in the late 1990s with @stake (later acquired by Symantec), where he was a member of a reverse engineering and penetration testing team focused on enterprise applications. Kevin holds a BA in Philosophy from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

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