SEATTLE–(COMMERCIAL WIRE)–The cloud security alliance (CSA), the world’s leading organization dedicated to defining standards, certifications, and best practices to help ensure a secure cloud computing environment, today announced that glenn gerstellSenior Advisor to the Center for Strategic and International Studies and former General Counsel to the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Central Security Service, will be a featured speaker at SECtemberYE, the first global event dedicated to the intersection of cloud and cybersecurity. In his talk, Gerstell will share his views on the issues of cyber warfare and preparedness.
Held September 26-30 at the Meydenbauer Center (Bellevue, Washington), attendees of the event will learn from both a premier conference of industry thought leaders and in-depth training on cloud auditing, advanced cloud security themes and Zero Trust. In recognition of the growing importance of Zero Trust in raising the foundation for cybersecurity, CSA will make another important announcement related to the Zero Trust Forwarding Center (ZTAC)which was recently released by CSA and its partners CrowdStrike, Okta, and Zscaler.
“While nation-state actors have been waging a silent war against their adversaries for many years, the current global instability has brought the very real possibility of cyber warfare into the collective consciousness of the nation. We are very pleased, therefore, to have one of the country’s leading cyber warfare experts share his unique perspective with us at this year’s SECtember,” said Jim Reavis, co-founder and CEO of the Cloud Security Alliance.
Prior to joining the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Gerstell served as general counsel for the National Security Agency and the Central Security Service from 2015 to 2020. He is a frequent guest commentator on CNN, MSNBC, and PBS, and has written and He has spoken extensively about the intersections of technology and national security, with articles appearing in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The New Yorker, Barron’s, and POLITICO. He has served on the President’s National Infrastructure Advisory Council, which reports to the President and Secretary of Homeland Security on security threats to the nation’s infrastructure, as well as the District of Columbia Commission on Homeland Security.
Prior to working at the NSA, Gerstell practiced law for nearly 40 years with the international law firm Milbank, LLP, where he focused on the global telecommunications industry and served as managing partner for Washington, DC, Singapore and Hong Kong. of the signature. offices A graduate of New York University School of Law and Columbia University, Gerstell is an elected member of the American Academy of Diplomacy and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Earlier in his career, he was an adjunct professor of law at Georgetown University Law Center and New York Law School. He received the National Intelligence Distinguished Service Medal, the Secretary of Defense Medal for Exceptional Civilian Service, and the NSA Distinguished Civilian Service Medal.
Other featured speakers include:
- norm kraem. A recognized expert in the fields of cybersecurity and data privacy, Krayem serves as Vice President and President of VSA’s Cybersecurity, Privacy and Digital Innovation Practice Group. He will discuss the growing threats affecting organizations as a result of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, addressing current and future challenges, as well as lessons learned to date. He created one of the first cybersecurity practices at a major international law firm AmLaw 100 in 2005, at a time when most practices focused only on data security or privacy. Since then, he has held leadership positions leading cybersecurity and privacy teams at various companies. He focuses on the intersection of commerce, technology, national security, and cyber risk for clients in heavily regulated critical infrastructure sectors.
- jim ruth. Recognized as an industry leader in digital transformations and innovation in cybersecurity practices using data science as a foundation for unconventional cybersecurity controls and business resiliency, Routh will build on his deep insights in aligning business strategy with the digital transformation in the consumer market in his talk. Routh has a long history in technology and cybersecurity as a leader and management consultant. He was previously a cybersecurity leader for many large companies, including MassMutual, CVS Health, and Aetna, among others. While at Aetna, Routh developed one of the most mature converged security programs in the private sector. Prior to that, he was an IT leader at American Express and a management consultant for more than a decade for financial services companies.
SECtember is the conference you will attend in 2022 to gain the tools to manage cyber risk in the modern enterprise. Attendees have the opportunity to enhance their cloud security knowledge and skills while earning up to 16 CPE credits. Attendees can receive a 25 percent discount on conference registration when combined with one of the following training courses. (To redeem the discount, register for the conference and add the selected training session, then enter coupon code “COMBO25” at checkout.)
Those interested in sharing their expertise with other security professionals, CIOs, CISOs, analysts, and other attendees are invited to Submit a proposal through CSA’s ongoing call for participation.
Those interested are encouraged to attend Register now and take advantage of the early bird price of $499 through June 10. Then the rates will increase to $699. The registration fee is $250 for students and government employees.
About the Cloud Security Alliance
The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) is the world’s leading organization dedicated to defining and raising awareness of best practices to help ensure a secure cloud computing environment. CSA leverages the subject matter expertise of industry professionals, associations, governments, and its corporate and individual members to offer cloud security-specific research, education, training, certification, events, and products. CSA’s activities, knowledge and extensive network benefit the entire cloud community, from vendors and customers to governments, entrepreneurs and the insurance industry, and provides a forum through which different parties can work together to create and maintain a trusted cloud ecosystem. For more information, visit us at www.cloudsecurityalliance.organd follow us on Twitter @cloudsa.