[Owasp-luxemburg] Fwd: Invitation for the ISSA Special Event with Cloud Security Guru Chris Hoff
seba at owasp.org
Wed Mar 17 17:41:05 EDT 2010
Recommended speaker at ISSA event next week in Belgium.
ISSA asked us to forward this as there are still a lot of seats available!
<http://www.issa-be.org/> To everyone interested in the Security
aspects of Cloud Computing :
ISSA-BE would like to inform you about the following event:
The Board of the ISSA Brussels-European Chapter is very pleased to have
the honor of welcoming Chris Hoff, Director, Cloud & Virtualization
Solutions at Cisco Systems and Technical Advisor & Founding Member of the
Cloud Security Alliance.
In IT and Information Security, the 140-dB-"buzz" words are Cloud Computing
and Cloud Security. Chris Hoff is a globally recognized expert and leading
thinker on Cloud Security and I can't think of anyone better suited to
explain us how to tackle Cloud Security than him! This is your chance to get
top-notch information and guidance and to ask questions not many other
people can answer!
Please register yourself and attend this incredibly interesting event!
I hope to see you at this ISSA event with Chris Hoff!
ISSA Brussels-European Chapter Vice-President + Education & General Events
The Frogs Who Desired A King: A Virtualization and Cloud Computing Security
Fable Set To Interpretive Dance
Aesop wrote a little ditty about some discontented frogs who lived in a
pond. They asked Zeus for a new King. They got one. It ate them. The moral
of this story is "be careful what you wish for as you might just get it."
The corresponding analog is that of virtualization and cloud security. It's
coming, but it's not going to look much like what security looks like today
and it's certainly not what people are expecting.
On the one hand, it may consume us all because we're unprepared for what
we're asking for whilst on the other hand it's a platform change we'll adapt
to without much fuss.
We'll discuss the realities of both virtualization and Cloud Computing
security and how to deal with the things that don't change and also the
things that do profoundly.
Chris is Director of Cloud & Virtualization Solutions at Cisco Systems where
he focuses on virtualization and cloud computing security, spending most of
his time interacting with global enterprises and service providers,
governments, and the defense and intelligence communities.
Previously, he was Unisys Corporation's Chief Security Architect, served as
Crossbeam Systems' chief security strategist, was the CISO and director of
enterprise security at WesCorp, a $25 billion financial services company and
was founder/CTO of a national security consultancy.
Chris specializes in emerging and disruptive innovation and what it means to
security, and is technical advisor to the Cloud Security Alliance. Chris
blogs at http://www.rationalsurvivability.com/blog
*Some other interesting info about him :*
- Winner of the 2010 RSA Security Bloggers Awards in the category of “Most
Entertaining blog” (entertaining AND content-rich AND thought-provoking -
just check it out yourself at
- he is probably the only Director of a multinational organization that has
more and bigger tattoos than the above-average rockstar (except maybe
organized crime, now that I think of it)
- he is one of the people that are defining our industry
*Date : Tuesday March 23rd, 2010*
Starting time : 1800hrs for ISSA-BE Members (Elections) - 1900hrs for
Cisco (who kindly provide the venue + food and beverages)
De Kleetlaan, 6A
Access map : http://www.cisco.com/web/BE/pdfs/contact_plan.pdf
Parking is foreseen alongside the building.
1900hrs - Welcome for the non-ISSA-BE-Members with sandwiches and beverages
in catering room
1930hrs - Start of the event with Chris Hoff - part 1 in the conference room
2030hrs - networking break in catering room
2045hrs - part 2 of the event with Chris Hoff (incl.interactivity / Q & A),
2130hrs - Networking drink at catering room
*Registration Procedure :*
Registration for the event is free but mandatory. Members as well as
non-members register by e-mailing
their contact details (name, surname, company/organisation, ISSA Membership
Nr) to register at issa-be.org<register at issa-be.org?subject=%28ISSA-BE%20Elections+%29%20Event%20with%20Chris>
mentioning "ISSA Event with Chris Hoff" in the subject line. Registration
ends on Tuesday March 23rd, 2010 at 1200hrs CET but please don't wait so
long to register unless you have a serious reason to do so.
If you have a confirmed registration for the event but can't make it
eventually, please inform us thereof via register at issa-be.org
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