Cloud Security Alliance To Host CloudBytes Town Hall On NSA/PRISM Lessons Learned: The Repercussions for Cloud Services Adoption

Aug 06, 2013, 09:00 ET from Cloud Security Alliance

SEATTLE, Aug. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) today announced that it will host a free CloudBytes Town Hall on Monday, August 12th at 8:00am (PDT), on "NSA/PRISM Lessons Learned: The Repercussions for Cloud Services Adoption".


The ongoing disclosure of the extent of the PRISM program has raised major privacy and confidentiality concerns for customers of cloud-based services.  A recent CSA survey of 500 respondents found that 56% of non-US residents were less likely to use US-based cloud providers, in light of recent revelations about government access to customer information. Companies have fiduciary obligations and other requirements to keep corporate data not only secure, but also private and confidential.  

In light of ongoing revelations, should companies be concerned about going to the cloud?  What can companies and individuals do to preserve the confidentiality and privacy of their data? Do the revelations raise the risk that new data residency requirements will restrict the use of cloud-based services? The CloudBytes Town Hall will address these and more questions.

Speakers will include:

  • Elad Yoran is the Chairman and CEO of Vaultive, and has nearly 20 years in the cyber security industry spans experience as an executive, consultant, investor, investment banker and a several-time successful entrepreneur.
  • Robert Brammer is the Senior Advisor at the Internet2 Consortium and President and CEO of Brammer Technology. He recently retired as vice president for Advanced Technology and chief technology officer (CTO) for Northrop Grumman's Information Systems (IS) sector.
  • Francoise Gilbert is the founder and Managing Director of the IT Law Group. Her clients include numerous Fortune 500 and other global corporations. Francoise regularly addresses a wide range of privacy and security issues, from HIPAA or COPPA compliance, to US Department of Commerce Safe Harbor self-certification, or foreign data protection laws (Western Europe, North America, or Asia Pacific) and cross border data flow issues, and the design and implementation of global privacy programs. She is the editor and primary author of Global Privacy and Security Law, a two volume treatise that provide in-depth analysis of the data protection laws in 65 countries, worldwide.
  • Peter McGoff is Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at Box. Prior to joining Box, McGoff was Senior Vice President and General Counsel at Informatica Corporation, and was previously's first in-house lawyer and a corporate securities and intellectual property associate at Manatt, Phelps & Phillips LLP. 

Webinar Details

Overview: NSA/PRISM Lesson Learned – The Repercussions of Cloud Services Adoption

Date: Monday, August 12th, 2013

Time: 8:00am - 9:00am Pacific Daylight Time (PDT, GMT-07:00)


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