SOURCE: Cloud Security Alliance

March 10, 2010 05:15 ET

SecureCloud 2010 Announces Agenda for Inaugural Two Day Cloud Security Conference in Barcelona

Pamela Jones Harbour, Commissioner of the US Federal Trade Commission to Keynote First European Event to Focus on Cloud Security

BARCELONA, SPAIN--(Marketwire - March 10, 2010) -  The SecureCloud 2010 conference today announced it has published the agenda for its inaugural cloud security conference, which will be held from March 16 - 17 at the Majestic Hotel and Spa in Barcelona, Spain. SecureCloud 2010 is an educational and networking event designed to help IT professionals adopt and share best practices related to secure cloud computing. The conference will feature two keynote sessions: the first by Dr. Udo Helmbrecht, Executive Director of ENISA and the second by Pamela Jones Harbour, Commissioner of the US Federal Trade Commission. The event is free to attend but space is limited so participants are encouraged to register early to guarantee entry:

"Cloud computing presents its own unique security risks and threats that we're still in the process of understanding," said Dr. Udo Helmbrecht, Executive Director of ENISA. "SecureCloud 2010 will provide a great opportunity for European IT practitioners to get out in front of these issues and understand how to best mitigate these risks. We're confident that this event will help our industry establish new protocols and identify best practices that will dramatically improve the future of cloud security."

The two-day, dual-track event is being hosted by the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA), European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA), the IEEE Standards Association, and ISACA, four of the leading organizations shaping the future of Cloud Computing Security. SecureCloud 2010 is the first European event to focus specifically on state-of-the-art practices designed to promote security, privacy, and trust within cloud computing environments.

CloudSecure 2010 workshops will include sessions and panels that tackle a broad array of immediate cloud security issues. For example, a special government plenary session will be convened that includes representatives from six major global agencies. On the second day of the conference, a second plenary session panel on "Cloud Providers" will feature experts from Amazon, Google, and Microsoft. Other tracks at the conference will explore such topics as:

  • Security and Data Protection in the Cloud
  • MobileCloud Security
  • Government Uses of Cloud Security
  • Fighting Fraud in the Cloud
  • Cloud Service Certification and Assurance

The complete conference agenda can be found at:

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