Keynote to Discuss the Need for Global Industry, Community and Government Collaboration to Secure the Cloud
Redwood City, Calif. - March 9, 2010 - Qualys®, Inc the leading provider of on demand IT security risk and compliance management solutions, today announced that Chairman and CEO Philippe Courtot will be keynoting at SecureCloud 2010, a premier event bringing together industry, academia and government thought leaders to discuss the future of cloud computing security. The event, hosted by the European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA), the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) and Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA), is the first event to focus specifically on state of the art practices to promote security, privacy and trust within cloud computing from technical, assurance and governance perspectives. Courtot will discuss the need to for collaboration between industry, government agencies and security communities in order to secure the cloud against new and emerging threats.
Event: SecureCloud 2010
Keynote: The Future of Cloud Computing
Event Date: March 16-17, 2010
Keynote Date: March 16, 5:30pm – 6:00pm
Location: Majestic Hotel and Spa, Barcelona, Spain
For more information:http://cloudsecurityalliance.org/sc2010.html
Additionally, Randy Barr, Qualys’, Chief Security Officer, will lead a track session at the event titled “How to Gain Confidence in Losing Control in the Cloud.” The session is scheduled to take place on March 17 at 10:15am.
About Philippe Courtot
As CEO of Qualys, Courtot has worked with thousands of companies to improve their network security. Courtotreceived the SC Magazine Editor’s Award for bringing on demand technology to the network security industry and for co-founding the CSO Interchange to provide a forum for sharing information in the security industry.Qualys pioneered the Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) approach in 2000, when it released QualysGuard to deliver IT security and compliance solutionsthrough the Web. Before Qualys, Courtot was the Chairman and CEO of Signio, Chairman and CEO of Verity and Chairman and CEO of cc:Mail. He holds a Masters Degree in Physics from the University of Paris.
About Randy Barr
As Chief Security Officer (CSO) of Qualys, Barr is responsible for security, risk management and business continuity planning of the QualysGuard platform used by thousands of organizations worldwide. Prior to joining Qualys, he was the Information Security Officer at Yodlee responsible for insuring a high-level security posture of Yodlee’s Internet based financial services. Before Yodlee, Barr served as CSO for WebEx Communications, a Cisco company; the leading provider of web communication services with over 30,000 customers worldwide. Barr built a security department from the ground up and was responsible for the company’s global security infrastructure. Barr is a frequent speaker at security conferences including CSO Perspectives, RSA, BITS Security Forum, The Security Standard and SaaS/Gov. Barr holds a BS in Business Administration from University of Phoenix.
Qualys, Inc. is the leading provider of on demand IT security risk andcompliance management solutions – delivered as a service. Qualys’Software-as-a-Service solutions are deployed in a matter of hours anywhere inthe world, providing customers an immediate and continuous view of theirsecurity and compliance postures.
The QualysGuard® service is used today by more than 4,000 organizations in 85countries, including 42 of the Fortune Global 100 and performs more than 500million IP audits per year. Qualys has the largest vulnerability managementdeployment in the world at a Fortune Global 50 company.
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