Free Virtual Event Agenda

9 a.m. PDT/12 p.m. EDT, What Not To Do:
7 Ways to Fail at Cloud Security
Ian Thornton-Trump, CISO, will present his “seven evil samurai of cloud fail.” It’s been an ugly year for many organizations which had to suddenly support 10’s, 100’s or even thousands of work-from-home staff. This situation led many business to do “terrible cloud things” placing security improvements and compliance efforts on the back burner in favor of an “All Gas, No Brakes” approach to supporting remote users.

Sure some of the issues fall on the hosting providers themselves who will gladly take an organization’s money with little regard for security or compliance concerns. In other cases, the lack of a plan for software and hardware lifecycle management made cloud transformation an ugly nightmare.

The bottom line is what organizations think they know about cloud security controls for confidentiality, integrity and availability is in many cases a hostile alien landscape.

Your speaker:
Ian Thorton-Trump, CISO at Cyjax. Ian is an ITIL certified IT professional with 25 years of experience in IT security and information technology. From 1989 to 1992, Ian served with the Canadian Forces (CF), Military Intelligence Branch; in 2002, he joined the CF Military Police Reserves and retired as a Public Affairs Officer in 2013. After a year with the RCMP as a Criminal Intelligence Analyst, Ian worked as a cyber-security analyst/consultant for multi-national insurance, banking and regional health care. Today, as Chief Information Security Officer for Cyjax Ltd., Ian has deep experience with the threats facing small, medium and enterprise businesses. His research and experience have made him a sought-after cyber security consultant specializing in cyber threat intelligence programs for small, medium and enterprise organizations.
10 a.m. PDT/1 p.m. EDT, 50-Minute Catch-Up:
10 Things Every IT Manager MUST Know About Cloud Security in 2021
The Cloud infrastructure world is changing faster than you know. Join the editors of as well as respected author and cloud, infrastructure and Microsoft technology expert Brien Posey for this informative 50-minute session that will catch you up on the most important aspects of cloud security for 2021 that you might have missed.
11 a.m. PDT/2 p.m. EDT, Expert Best Practices:
Hardening Your Enterprise Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure
More enterprises are moving to the flexibility and security of hybrid cloud platforms. This multi-dimensional approach if effective for modern business operations, but can poses several security challenges. Hardening a hybrid cloud infrastructure requires different approaches for securing the public cloud and the private cloud.

The public cloud provides flexibility and access, while the private cloud can be hardened with more stringent security controls. It is also critical to apply governance and understand the shared responsibility of both the public and private cloud aspects of a hybrid infrastructure.

During this session, we will examine several best practices for hardening both and ensuring a hybrid cloud platform that is secure and resilient as possible.

Your speaker:
John is the Chief Technologist for AWS Solutions. During his more than 20 years in IT, John has worked as a consultant, architect, executive, speaker, and author. He's been involved in multi-national networking, messaging, and communications projects. He has authored material for Thomson-Reuters' Aspatore Books and Exec Blueprints, and develops courseware for Pluralsight.

Why Attend?

With the recent breaches and attacks we've all read about, Cloud Security is more important than ever! Brought to you by the editors of and Virtualization & Cloud review, join us for this half-day summit where independent experts will make sure you're up-to-date on everything you need to know (and do) to prepare your cloud infrastructure to be secure against attacks in 2021. Don't miss this seminar packed with real-world advice, tips and best practices.

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