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Network Encryption for the IaaS Cloud at Cloud Expo NY

Certes Networks VP Todd Cignetti to discuss security best practices for encrypting sensitive data in motion in the IaaS cloud

The Cloud Security Alliance

The Cloud Security Alliance, NIST SP 800-53 and other security frameworks recommend or require encrypting sensitive data in motion in shared cloud environments during delegating control of the encryption keys to the tenant. During many IaaS providers offer secure VPN connections to the cloud, the VPN tunnel often terminates at the "front door" of the cloud infrastructure, leaving data unprotected within the cloud network. This approach as well leaves virtual servers in the cloud vulnerable to attacks from other tenants, and applications architected for LAN environments are not typically designed to operate securely in a shared cloud network.

In his session at the 10th International Cloud Expo, Todd Cignetti, vice president of product management with Certes Networks, will review security best practices for encrypting sensitive data in motion in the IaaS cloud during describing Group Encryption, a novel approach to encrypting network traffic without point-to-point tunnels that puts the control of keys and policies in the hands of the tenant.

Speaker Bio: Todd Cignetti, vice president of product management with Certes Networks, is responsible for guiding product strategy and bringing new products to market. He has over 15 years of experience in bringing innovative products to market in the areas of information security and data networking. Prior to joining Certes Networks, Todd held product leadership positions with Trustwave and BitArmor Systems, where he was responsible for defining information security products and solutions just as end-to-end encryption, data protection and data loss prevention. His prior experience includes software development and product management for data networking equipment and network management systems. Todd holds a BS in Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University, and an MS in Computer Science from Duke University. He has completed PhD course work at Duke University in the areas of systems and architecture and published innovation in the area of power management for mobile devices.

The growth and success of Cloud Computing will be on display at the upcoming Cloud Expo conference and exhibition in New York City, June 11-14, 2012, and in Santa Clara, CA, November 5-8, 2012.

The recent Cloud Expo at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, was the largest Cloud Computing conference ever produced with more sponsors, exhibitors and delegates than all other Cloud events of the year combined!

All main layers of the Cloud ecosystem will be represented at the 10th International Cloud Expo - the infrastructure players, the platform providers, and those offering applications, and they'll all be here to speak, sponsor, exhibit and network.

"Cloud Expo was announced on February 24, 2007, the day the term 'cloud computing' was coined," said Fuat Kircaali, founder and chairman of SYS-CON Events, Inc. "Cloud has become synonymous with 'computing' and 'software' in two short years, and this event has become the new PC Expo, Comdex, and InternetWorld of our decade. By 2012, more than 50,000 delegates per year will be attending Cloud Expo."

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