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Security and Accountability in the Cloud, the SANS 2016 Cloud Security Survey: Part 1 - Breach Landscape and the Top Threats and Challenges

  • Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at 1:00 PM EDT (2016-10-11 17:00:00 UTC)
  • Mark Campbell, Dave Shackleford, Sami Laine


  • Bitglass
  • CloudPassage
  • IBM
  • Rapid7 Inc.
  • Mcafee LLC

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Organizations have become more aggressive in moving complex workloads to the cloud, but it's still not clear whether their InfoSec staffs have the tools they need to monitor and secure those workloads. This two-part webcast explores how both the need for cloud security and its implementation has changed in the past year.

In the 2015 survey, 40% of respondents stored or processed sensitive data in the cloud, and the same number were most concerned about unauthorized access to that data from other cloud tenants. Yet last year's results indicated only 9% experienced a breach, although 25% had no way to know for sure.

In this webcast, attendees will learn about the survey results, with special emphasis increases in the number of data breaches and the top threats and challenges associated with cloud environments. Attend this webcast to learn about the following:

  • Data breaches involving cloud applications
  • Applications and assets that are most commonly targeted
  • Top threats to cloud security
  • Issues and challenges in maintaining cloud security

Part 2 of this webcast, held on Wednesday, October 12 at 1:00 p.m. Eastern, will focus on changes in cloud security from 2015 to 2016, new controls for cloud security and how the security industry has responded to issues such as those raised in last year's survey. Click here to register for Part 2.

You can view the associated whitepaper written by SANS instructor Dave Shackleford using this link. In this paper, he provides analysis of how quickly the cloud security market is maturing and how far it still has to go.

Speaker Bios

Dave Shackleford

Dave Shackleford, a SANS analyst, senior 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.

Mark Campbell

Mark Campbell, Portfolio Manager, Cloud Security at IBM Security, has a robust background in many roles including system engineering, product management and product marketing. He is a cloud and IT security veteran with more than 15 years of helping customers to adopt security and cloud technologies. Most recently Mark has been focused on IBM's new cloud discovery and access solutions. He holds a BA in behavioral science from San Jose State University.

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.

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