Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Security Summit Draws Executive Crowd

Close to 200 senior executives turned out for MassTLC's Security Summit, Secure, Prevent and Prevail hosted at Oracle in Burlington. The morning started with keynote speaker Adam Swidler, Product Marketing Manager at Google, providing insights into challenges facing organizations to secure data, prevent loss, and control risk. The attendees were able to:

- Hear about the latest in security architecture
- Learn latest best practices for dealing with security threats and compliance
- Educate themselves on digital privacy risks and protection
- Understand how to make their customers comfortable with your security policies

The summit included a keynote and three panels on topics covering: Security Challenges Hidden in the Clouds, Digital Media Privacy, and Security Threats for the Enterprise. On the Cloud Panel there was a lively discussion of adoption of the cloud among panelists. The panelist moderated by David Power, Power Strategy dove into the tough questions around security in the cloud with panelists. Jennings Aske, Chief Information Security Officer at Partners HealthCare, Eric Baize, Senior Director at Cloud Security Strategy, EMC, Bill Fandrich, Chief Information Officer and Senior Vice President at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, Steve MacLellan, Senior Vice President, Security Solutions and Architecture, Fidelity Investments, and Bilhar Mann, Senior Vice President of Strategy, Security Management, CA

The second panel on Digital Media Privacy was moderated by Joel Brenner, Of Counsel at Cooley who has a depth of experience on data security from U.S. government perspective. Joel asked the panelists, Depankar Neogi, Ph.D., Architect, Intuit QuickBase, Mike Tuchen, President & CEO, Rapid7 and Chris Zannetos, Co-founder & CEO, Courion Corporation their perspectives on helping the end-users and employees from causing data privacy issues.

The final panel was on security threats in the enterprise which was moderated by Maria Lewis Kussmaul, CFA, Co-Founder and Partner, America's Growth Capital. Much of the discussion focused on creating standards for data security yet the panelists agreed we have a long way to go to reach any consensus on standards. While this group was the last to present, panelists Glenn Brunette, Senior Director of Enterprise Security Solutions, Oracle, Joe DeSalvo, Chief Security Officer, Iron Mountain, Christofer Hoff, Director of Cloud & Virtualization, Cisco Systems, John Howie, Senior Director Technical Security Services, Microsoft and Jay Roxe, Director, Solution Marketing, Identity & Security Business, Novell, Inc, provided a stimulating spectrum of perspectives on security.

Thanks to all those who participated to make this a must attend event for security.

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