Title: Fundamentals of Cloud Security
CPE Credit: 1 hour
Organizations are moving to the cloud to realize speed, cost reduction, scalability and flexibility. In contrast, security is often perceived as a slow, siloed, manual process that requires hard-to-find expertise. We focus on applying innovation to make security an enabler of the business instead of a blocker in the journey to cloud – making it fast, frictionless, cost effective and proactive, through accelerators that support third party tools and cloud native services. This Cloud Security Fundamentals discussion, the first of a series, will provide an overview of information security risks and challenges and highlight the most effective strategies needed to establish and maintain security in the cloud. Join in to learn about the 5 pillars every security leader must get and keep right in the cloud. You will also learn the basics of Cloud Computing Service Models, Cloud Security Controls Framework, and preview a battle-tested Cloud Security Controls Checklist.
Dan Mellen – Managing Director, Accenture
In the late ‘90s, Dan joined Accenture’s security organization. During his tenure with Accenture, he has worked with clients in Health & Public Service, Retail, Financial Services, Utilities, Pharmaceuticals, Oil & Gas and Communications & High Tech to find security solutions to meet their business needs. Dan holds U.S. patents around uniquely integrating security and identity assurance technologies. Dan has knowledge and experience in a variety of information security disciplines including Enterprise Security Architecture, Compliance, Threat and Vulnerability Management, Cloud and Internet of Things (IoT) Security. For the past several years, Dan has focused his experiences in the extended enterprise security space helping client organizations integrate cloud, mobile and connected platforms securely. Dan was responsible for leading several major Oil and Gas, Health and U.S. Federal Government clients on their transformation journey centered around cloud adoption. Dan leads Accenture’s Cloud and Infrastructure Security practice globally.
Dan Perelman – SMA/SME for Azure Security, Accenture
Dan is a lead and subject matter expert/advisor for Accenture’s Azure Cloud security practice. He is a highly-effective cybersecurity and information technology management executive with over fifteen years of wide-ranging experience in program and project leadership, solution architecture, systems engineering, IT consulting, governance, and service management. He has a proven ability to develop solutions and deliver projects on-time and in-budget within Global 500 organizations and small to medium-sized enterprises. He is an effective team leader with demonstrated passion for technology, ability to quickly learn and teach new concepts, easily adapt to change, and manage multiple concurrent tasks.