According to the Cloud Security Alliance, over 70% of the world’s businesses now operate – at least in part – in the Cloud.
With benefits like lower fixed costs, higher flexibility, automatic software updates, increased collaboration, and the freedom to work from anywhere, this isn’t a big surprise.
However, the Cloud has its share of security concerns. These range from vulnerability to hijacked accounts to malicious insiders to full-scale data breaches.
Although cloud services have ushered in a new age of transmitting and storing data, many companies are still hesitant to make the move without a clear plan for security in place.
This event will show you the security considerations you should be aware of when choosing to adopt cloud services and how to maximise your use of the Cloud in a secure manner.
A senior IT Security representative from a global utility company
This presentation will explain the approach of a global utility company to identify the measures and controls available within a cloud service offering; what can be covered in the contract; and what additional controls and measures may be required to cover the gaps.
The talk will also explore the role of the Cloud Security Alliance’s (CSA) “Security, Trust & Assurance Registry” (STAR).
Dave Walker, Specialist Solutions Architect, Amazon Web Services (AWS)
The presentation will describe Amazon’s security first approach, outlining the key tools that are available to ensure a secure deployment.
The talk will also look at the approaches AWS take towards achieving compliance, as well as AWS support for customers to achieve compliance to their respective security standards.
The hashtag for this event is #EMCSF. Join in the debate on social media prior to the event.
East Midlands Cyber Security Forum
This event is being organised by the East Midlands Cyber Security Forum, which is supported by the East Midlands branches of the UK Cyber Security Forum and the Institute of Information Security Professionals (IISP), in partnership with the East Midlands Chamber (Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire).
The event provides a platform for those with an interest in cyber security to come together to share ideas with peers; build links to colleagues with similar roles; explore issues of common concern; keep up-to-date with developments in the field, and draw on the knowledge and expertise of a network of contacts.
Please arrive at 6:00pm for a 6:30pm start. Parking will be available at the venue. For further details on how to get to the venue by different means of transport please visit the De Montfort University website.
Full details will be provided in the joining instructions sent out a week prior to the event.