Is Your Data Secure in the Cloud?
By Oracle Staff on Sep 08, 2010
Don't Miss This Oracle On Demand Security Session and Discussion
A recent Computerworld article notes that security and privacy are the top concerns surrounding cloud adoption. The article cites a Gartner poll in which 75 percent of IT managers indicate that they will be pursuing a cloud strategy, and an equal number plan to invest more in private clouds than public clouds through 2012.
The results aren't surprising to Gail Coury, vice president of Risk Management for Oracle On Demand, who notes the rise in the occurrence and cost of security breaches in a recent Oracle On Demand Webcast. The continuing growth of the use of IT for business transactions, and the increased quantity and value of information is something Coury calls a "target-rich environment for commercial hacking."
Don't miss Coury's session at Oracle OpenWorld: "On-Demand Security Best Practices--Protect Your Data, Enable Regulatory Compliance," Monday, September 20, Moscone West, Room 2016, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM. Session ID: S317594.
Presenting with her will be Todd Stallings, IT director of Ancestry.com, an Oracle On Demand customer whose company is sponsoring the NBC TV show "Who Do You Think You Are?" Each episode chronicles a celebrity's search for information about his or her family history, discovering unknown relatives in the distant past. Ancestry.com was an early adopter of Payment Card Industry (PCI) Compliance services to meet their requirement to process credit card transactions.
Coury's session will also cover the growing threat to information security, and how Oracle On Demand cloud security services are addressing those threats. In addition to PCI Compliance, attendees will learn how the security services meet Disaster Recovery, SAS 70 and SOX,
HIPPA HIPAA, and NIST requirements, among others.
Coury will also be participating in Executive Roundtable discussions in the On Demand Lounge on the Oracle DEMOgrounds floor in Moscone South, on Monday and Wednesday, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. To reserve your place in the Executive Roundtables, e-mail Michael.x.Mahoney@oracle.com. Space is limited.