Welcome to the New York Metro Chapter of the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA)!

Next Meeting: Cloud Access Security Brokers (CASB) – are they effective?

Topic: CASB is a hot market segment. With the growth of cloud applications and services, a whole market of cloud security solutions has been born to help enterprises get a handle on their cloud environments. During this chapter meeting we’ll explore the following ideas and more from the view point of both enterprise users as well as CASB providers:

  • What’s all the buzz about?
  • How do they help solve visibility and security problems, or do they?
  • How do they compare to alternative solutions?
  • What can they do / not do? What are the pros and cons of CASBs?

We’ll start with an overview of CASB market trends presented by Doug Cahill, Senior Analyst with the Enterprise Security Group. Then Jonathan Villa, Practice Lead, Cloud Security, GuidePoint Security will talk about how and where CASB fits into a holistic Cloud Security Strategy.

Finally, Doug will interrogate our diverse panel of enterprise security executives and vendors to get the truth about CASBs. This will be an interactive session, and questions from the audience will be encouraged. As always, this will be a vendor-neutral discussion, intended to educate and explore the market without endorsing specific products.

Our panel will include security executives from enterprises using CASBs:

and vendors:

  • Livius Feinbaum, Solutions Architect, Netskope
  • Doug Felteau, SE Director, SkyHigh
  • Doug Lane, VP of Product Marketing, Vaultive

Date: Thursday, September 22, 2016 @ 4:30 – 6:30 PM ET
Location: Cisco Offices @ One Penn Plaza, 9th Floor, New York, NY

*Networking session to follow – 6:45 PM onward at Juniper Bar sponsored by GuidePoint Security and Netskope at 237 W. 35th Street, New York, NY 10001 (Come join us for the networking session even if you can’t attend the entire event!).

About the CSA New York Metro Chapter:

The CSA New York Metro chapter name was derived from our representation of New York, Connecticut and New Jersey. In order to honor each member state, we plan host events in all three states. Representing such a large area, we tailored our mission statement to work for a diverse audience: “To promote the use of best practices for providing security assurance in reducing and identifying threats within Cloud Computing.”

It is our hope that the New York Metro Chapter CSA will act as an example for other CSA chapters in the US. In order to achieve this as quickly and thoroughly as possible, we need volunteers! If you’d like to help build this chapter, you can contact us on LinkedIn here, or you can also email info@csanymetro.org.

The Cloud Security Alliance is a non-profit organization formed to promote the use of best practices for providing security assurance within Cloud Computing, and provide education on the uses of Cloud Computing to help secure all other forms of computing.

The Cloud Security Alliance is comprised of many subject matter experts from a wide variety disciplines, united in our objectives:

  • Promote a common level of understanding between the consumers and providers of cloud computing regarding the necessary security requirements and attestation of assurance.
  • Promote independent research into best practices for cloud computing security.
  • Launch awareness campaigns and educational programs on the appropriate uses of cloud computing and cloud security solutions.
  • Create consensus lists of issues and guidance for cloud security assurance.