SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- CloudPassage™ Inc., the leading cloud server security company, announced that company co-founder and CEO Carson Sweet will be speaking about securing cloud hosting servers in Boston today at the Wall Street Technology Association (WSTA) seminar on cloud computing in financial services.
In this session, Sweet will discuss why security and compliance is different in the cloud, outline a model for securing cloud-based hosting environments, and explain best practices for implementing this model.
"Security and compliance remain major challenges to adoption of public cloud infrastructure hosting. Technical differences in public cloud environments render many established security models and controls inoperable," said Sweet.
Cloud computing is one of the most disruptive new technologies since the Internet. One of the fastest-growing sectors of cloud computing is Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS). Cloud-based IaaS offers tremendous scalability, flexibility, and speed in deploying information processing compute resources.
The WSTA is a not-for-profit educational organization that focuses on technologies, operational approaches, and business issues for the global financial community. Today's cloud computing in financial services seminar will be held at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel.
About Carson Sweet
Sweet's information security career has spanned nearly two decades and includes a broad range of entrepreneurial, management and hands-on technology experience. As a senior information security strategy and technology consultant, Carson has created and implemented groundbreaking security solutions across a range of industries and public sectors. Prior to co-founding CloudPassage he served as RSA's principal solutions architect for the financial services sector, where he specifically focused on virtualization & cloud security, Internet application controls, data protection and anti-fraud.
CloudPassage is the leading cloud server security provider, and creator of Halo™, the industry's first and only security and compliance platform, purpose-built for elastic cloud environments. Halo supports cloud server bursting, cloning, and migration and operates across public, private, and hybrid cloud environments. Industry leading companies like Foursquare, StrongMail and Exois trust Halo to seamlessly manage their server security configuration, host-based firewalls, intrusion detection, and server account auditing from one system. Headquartered in San Francisco, Calif., CloudPassage is backed by Benchmark Capital. Gartner, Inc. named CloudPassage one of four "Cool Vendors in Cloud Security Services, 2011." For more information, please visit: http://www.CloudPassage.com.
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