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Securely Transition to the Cloud: Increase Agility and Reduce Risk

  • Monday, June 29, 2015 at 1:00 PM EDT (2015-06-29 17:00:00 UTC)
  • Yatin Chalke, Dave Shackleford, Amy Bray


  • Barracuda Networks
  • VMWare, Inc

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Today, more organizations are considering moving critical workloads to the cloud, but there are several key factors to consider, including ease of use, control, flexibility, and security. Join SANS expert security analyst Dave Shackleford to learn about cloud security trends and best practices when transitioning to the cloud and increasing your agility without taking on increased security risk. Additionally, VMware vCloud Air and Barracuda Networks will provide insight and uses cases on how customers gain hybrid flexibility and the agility of running on an enterprise-grade cloud. Come learn how to leverage efficiency and manageability of enterprise-grade security protection and archiving solutions from Barracuda.

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Speaker Bios

Dave Shackleford

Dave Shackleford is the owner and principal consultant of Voodoo Security and a SANS analyst, senior instructor, and course author. He has consulted with hundreds of organizations in the areas of security, regulatory compliance, and network architecture and engineering, possessing extensive experience designing and configuring secure infrastructures. He has previously worked as CSO for Configuresoft, CTO for the Center for Internet Security, and as a security architect, analyst, and manager for several Fortune 500 companies. Dave is the author of the Sybex book Virtualization Security, the coauthor of Hands-On Information Security from Course Technology, and currently serves on the board of directors at the SANS Technology Institute and helps lead the Atlanta chapter of the Cloud Security Alliance.

Yatin Chalke

Product Line Manager for VMware vCloud Air

Yatin is a senior leader in VMware's vCloud Air hybrid cloud business with proven experience in translating technology into business value and growing business through strategic partnerships & alliances. Yatin holds an MBA in Global Business Management from St. Edwards University, a Master of Science degree in Computer Networking from North Carolina State University, and PMP certification.

Amy Bray

Amy Bray is Senior Product Marketing Manager at Barracuda Networks with expertise on Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) - or Public Cloud. Driving two major functions for Barracuda, Amy lives at the intersection of business and technology. She understands emerging platforms and especially how to leverage Barracuda security and storage solutions in public, private and hybrid cloud-enabled environments. Amy's experience is primarily on the product front with a focus on cloud and software as a service offerings (SaaS). Prior to joining Barracuda, Amy spent 5+ years delivering enterprise SaaS solutions and has an MBA from the Marshall School of Business at USC.

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