September 22, 2016 Event

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.

*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!).

When
Thursday, September 22, 2016
4:30pm – 6:30pm

Where
Cisco
One Penn Plaza (34st between 7/8 Aves)
9th Floor
New York, NY 10119

Agenda
4:30-4:45 Arrival, registration, announcements – CSA Chapter leadership

4:45 – 5:15: The Visibility and Control Requirements of Cloud Application Security
Doug Cahill, Senior Analyst, Enterprise Security Group

This session will provide an overview of the market trends and drivers in the CASB space and what the key requirements are that organizations should be considering as they look for solutions.

5:15 – 5:35: Avoiding tunnel vision when migrating to the cloud
Jonathan Villa, Practice Lead, Cloud Security, GuidePoint Security

Security has found a voice within cloud migration; however security teams may still be missing an opportunity. As companies focus on IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS migrations many are missing out on gaining additional visibility from all cloud service usage. Companies should ensure that they’re capturing as much insight and visibility within an organizational Cloud Security Strategy. With governance, compliance, access control, and identity management serving as some of the principles of a mature Cloud Security Strategy companies must ensure that their security requirements remain effective when working with cloud services outside of their control. CASB technology can help customers improve their cloud security posture by providing the controls and visibility required by Cloud Security Strategy.

5:45 – 6:30: Panel discussion: CASB Best Practices and Experiences
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

6:45 – 9:30 Networking session at Juniper Bar sponsored by GuidePoint Security and Netskope – 237 W. 35th Street, New York, NY 10001

Speaker Bios
Doug Cahill, Senior Analyst, Enterprise Security Group

Doug Cahill is a senior analyst covering cybersecurity at Enterprise Strategy Group drawing upon more than 25 years of industry experience across a broad range of cloud, host, and network-based products and markets.

Prior to joining ESG, Doug held executive leadership positions at security firms Threat Stack and Bit9, where he launched market leading products and forged strategic partnerships. Over the course of his career, Doug has also served in product management, marketing, and business development roles for storage management, networking, and database vendors, and started his career in IT as a business analyst.

Doug Felteau SE Director, SkyHigh

Doug Felteau has spent over 20 years working Cyber Security at various organizations including Georgia State University, Lockheed Martin, Home Depot and The Coca-Cola Company primarily specializing in several C-level funded projects including Data Loss Prevention, Encryption and User Authentication solutions. Next, Doug moved to Symantec first as a Managing Consultant in charge of managing Symantec’s on-site customer teams in the southeast and then transitioned to Symantec’s DLP, Encryption and User Authentication products as the large enterprise Senior Sales Engineer for the Southeast. Doug has specialized in Cloud Security for the past 8 years providing Cyber Security support for several large organizations that have moved to Office365 and for the past 3 years supporting hundreds of organizations to move confidently to the cloud as the SE Director, East Region at Skyhigh Networks. Doug holds multiple Cyber Security certificates including his CISSP and CISM and the CSA CCSK.

Doug Lane, VP of Product Marketing, Vaultive

Doug Lane has a successful 20-year track record of bringing technology products to market. He has held leadership roles in marketing and product management for startup environments, like Virtual Computer and Guardent, as well as growth-stage companies such as VeriSign and AppSense. Doug holds a B.S.Sp. in Communication, Politics, and Law from Emerson College and an M.B.A. in Marketing from Boston University.

Jonathan Villa, Practice Lead, Cloud Security, GuidePoint Security

Jonathan Villa has over 17 years of experience in architecting, securing, and managing enterprise environments. Since 2008 Jonathan has been migrating clients to the public cloud, developing enterprise cloud security strategies, and creating cloud-centered PCI compliance programs for startups and mature organizations. Jonathan holds CISSP, C|EH, PCIP, AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Professional, AWS Certified SysOps Administrator, and Security+ certifications including the CSA Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge.

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