OVERLAND PARK, Kan., May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- QTS Realty Trust (NYSE: QTS), one of the nation's largest and fastest-growing providers of data center facilities and cloud services, and a leader in security and compliance, held a private event on May 14 at the QTS Richmond data center – one of the nation's largest and most secure – for almost 100 attendees. The event was designed to provide QTS' invited guests with an insider's perspective from leading experts on the latest trends in information and cyber security and the top compliance issues facing enterprises today.
The event featured keynote speakers, including Jill Singer, partner – Deep Water Point, Pete Jobse, president and CEO – Center for Innovation Technology (CIT) and Rick Gordon, managing partner, Mach37 Partners. Singer was the CIO for the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) and was deputy CIO for the Central Intelligence Agency, prior to joining Deep Water Point. Jobse has transformed CIT into an advanced technology services organization that has created over 80 companies and attracted over $100 million in private equity; and Gordon previously led product management strategy that targeted growth in the commercial cyber security products market, prior to joining Mach37.
In addition to the keynote speakers, QTS hosted three break-out sessions on FISMA/FedRAMP, HIPAA and Information Security and PCI DSS Compliance, led by Rob Barnes, director – CoalFire, T.R. Kane, partner for IT Risk & Cyber Compliance – PwC and Jeff Weber, managing director, Protiviti, respectively.
"QTS is at the forefront of information security and compliance, and we are committed to bringing thought leaders together with our clients to share their unique perspectives and best practices," said Dan Bennewitz, chief operating officer, sales and marketing – QTS. "We believe cyber security is at a tipping point and is no longer an option, but a top requirement for business operations."
Attendees toured the QTS Richmond data center, and were able to spend time with QTS product, compliance, and security team leaders, as well as industry experts.
QTS Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: QTS) is a leading national provider of data center solutions and fully managed services. The company offers a complete, unique portfolio of core data center products, including custom data center (C1), colocation (C2) and cloud and managed services (C3), providing the flexibility, scale and security needed to support the rapidly evolving infrastructure demands of web and IT applications. With 10 data centers in seven states, QTS owns, operates and manages approximately 3.8 million square feet of secure, state-of-the-art data center infrastructure and supports more than 875 customers. For more information about QTS, please visit http://www.qtsdatacenters.com or call toll-free 877.QTS.DATA or follow us on Twitter @DataCenters_QTS.
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