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The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA), the world’s leading organization dedicated to defining and raising awareness of best practices to help ensure a secure cloud computing environment, today announced several featured presentations at the upcoming Privacy.Security.Risk 2016 conference that will specifically focus on providing attendees with new insights and advanced approaches for tomorrow’s cloud computing environment.  Sctoheduled for September 13-16 at theSan Jose Convention Center, and presented by CSA Congress and IAPP Privacy Academy, Privacy.Security.Risk 2016 will bring together two related fields—privacy and security – with important perspective to help practitioners excel in their role.

“As cloud computing continues to expand into new and promising areas, and across an ever growing number of industries, this progress and these advances come with questions, hesitation and obvious security concerns,” said J.R. Santos, Executive Vice President of Research at the CSA. “By identifying what is new and next for cloud computing, we can provide attendees an early edge and with the knowledge and know-how needed to apply these approaches in their own environment without fear or unnecessary risk.

Featured sessions include:

Quantum-Safe Security and the Future of Cybersecurity in the Quantum Era: Recent announcements by the NSA and NIST have highlighted the threat that a quantum computer (QC) will pose to cybersecurity. When a QC becomes available, current security systems will no longer be effective. The Quantum-Safe Security Working Group (QSS-WG) of the CSA is an industry forum that considers the possible solutions to the QC threat.

Presenters: Mike Brown, CTO, ISARA; Bruno Huttner, Product Manager, ID Quantique; and Lee Wilson, Business Development Engineer, Safety Innovation

Thursday, September 15 at 11:00 a.m.

Security Smackdown: Practical Ways to Crush Traditional Security with Cloud: Cloud computing doesn’t merely offer the potential for a stronger security baseline, it is starting to redefine fundamental safety problems and opportunities. Features like auto scaling, API enablement, serverless infrastructure and event-driven security can wipe out some traditional security issues that have long plagued organizations. This technical, demo-filled session will highlight some of the top emerging techniques for advanced cloud safety that go way beyond basic safety groups and identity management.

Presenter: Rich Mogull, CEO, Securosis

Friday, September 15 at 1:15 p.m.

Least-Privilege Microservices: The best practices around safety  of applications have long recommended the use of multiple layers in order to increase the overall resilience of a system. Containers create exactly that: an additional layer of protection between applications and the host, and between the applications themselves.

Presenter: Nathan McCauley, Director of Security, Docker

Thursday, September 15 at 2:00 p.m.

Designing and Developing Secure IoT Products: Lately, much has been said regarding the need to secure the Internet of Things against a large number of attacks and a diverse pool of attackers. However, what has been difficult to find is concise guidance for how exactly to accomplish that goal. This is probably because it is still challenging to understand exactly what is meant by the IoT. And if it is difficult to define something, it is difficult to prescribe guidance for how to secure that thing. In this session, we will discuss actionable and useful guidance for one of the most critical aspects of a secure IoT enterprise—product development. The foundation for a secure IoT relies on “thing” developers taking proper safety precautions and focusing on secure engineering practices.

Presenter: Brian J. Russell, Chief Engineer, Cyber Security Solutions, Leidos

Friday, September 16 at 9:30 a.m.

Presented by the IAPP Privacy Academy and CSA Congress, the P.S.R. Conference, now in its third year, is expected to draw approximately 1,500 privacy and cloud security professionals. The event aims to deliver the most thought-provoking speakers and sessions led by the foremost experts and provides invaluable opportunities to connect and share ideas. The joint event will provide attendees with more than double the education and networking opportunities with the leading innovators and practitioners in technology, safety  and privacy for the price of a single conference.

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