Thursday Sep 03, 2009

Cloud Security Summit on September 30!

First things first. I want to offer a big "Thank you" to the 1,000 or so people who joined my webinar earlier this week on the topic of Cloud Computing Security. I was completely amazed by the turnout and sincerely hope that the talk was both entertaining and thought provoking! I also wanted to thank Subra Kumaraswamy, Joel Weise, and Luc Wijns for their herculean efforts answering the fast streaming list of questions from the audience! Clearly, this is a lot of interest out there for Cloud Computing and security! For those who were not able to join the live event, the presentation and replay are both now available. If you have a chance to check them out, please be sure to send along your feedback! We definitely want to hear from you!

On the heels of this event, I did want to let you know about another web-based event to be held on September 30, 2009. At this event, Simon Gallagher (a Senior Technical Architect @ ioko) and I will join forces to talk about Cloud Security. The title of our talk will be "Decision Tree: Key questions to ask your Cloud Service Provider". Our focus, as your might guess, is on the key issues and questions that must be addressed before moving to the Cloud. Our goal is to leave you with practical ideas and actual questions that you may want to consider when deciding if/when/and how to move services and data into the Cloud. The announcement includes all of the details.

This event is actually a part of a BrightTalk Cloud Security Summit that will feature talks from several other Cloud Computing vendors, consumers and industry groups such as the Cloud Security Alliance. Should be an information-packed day! Hope to see you (virtually) there!

Take care!

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Monday Aug 31, 2009

Cloud Security Webinar on Tuesday!

Things have definitely been a bit crazy around here lately. In just the last two weeks, we have posted new security enhanced OpenSolaris 2009.06 images to Amazon EC2, published a podcast on Immutable Service Containers, and have updated the OpenSolaris ISC Construction Kit to improve its efficiency, make it easier to customize, and add (preliminary) ZFS crypto support! Not only that, but we continue to work on integrating ISC concepts into the OpenSolaris Just Enough OS (JeOS) project as well as a VirtualBox-based Immutable Service Container implementation strategy.

With all of the things going on, I neglected to mention that I will be delivering a Cloud Computing security webinar this Tuesday! The focus of the talk will be primarily aimed toward the Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) security space and our goal is to cut through some of the hype and get to some specifics that you can use to improve the security of your Cloud-based implementations. Spoiler alert: the nice thing is that many of the techniques will benefit traditional and virtual implementations as well! Interested? Here is the invitation? Hope to "see" you there!

Safety First: Protecting Your Services in the Cloud

Join us for a free webinar in which we'll explore one of the leading impediments to the widespread adoption of Cloud Computing -- security concerns. Given all of the hyped up claims and gross generalizations flowing across the Net, it's no wonder people are worried.

Cloud Computing and security both are multi-faceted areas, and it's high time we stopped thinking of them as a single entity. If you want to take a serious look at Cloud Computing, then it is time to inject a little sanity and context into the security discussion.

Join us for this free webinar to learn how to begin using Cloud Computing -- securely.

In this webinar, we will discuss:

  • Key questions to ask your cloud provider
  • Security issues to consider before moving to the cloud
  • Steps you can take today to protect yourself in the cloud
Event: Safety First: Protecting Your Services in the Cloud
Date: Tuesday, September 1, 2009
Time: 10:00 am PDT / 1:00 pm EDT / 19.00 CET

Speaker: Glenn Brunette, Distinguished Engineer and Chief Security Architect at Sun Microsystems

For over 15 years, Glenn has designed and delivered security architectures and solutions supporting a wide array of global customers. Currently, he has focused his efforts on improving security for cloud computing and other highly dynamic and scalable architectures.

  • Bring your questions to the live Q&A.
  • Even if you can't make the live event, sign up anyway so we can send you the replay information.

Take care!

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