By Bob Gourley
It is with great excitement that I share news I just saw regarding Bob Flores, a friend and associate and highly respected technology professional, will be addressing the CSA Congress. Press release from http://ctolink.us/1cUWW1e is below.
BOB FLORES, FORMER CTO OF THE CIA, TO KEYNOTE CSA CONGRESS 2013
Keynote to Address ‘Unifying Security for Cloud and Mobile: The Software Defined Perimeter’
Orlando, FL – November 13, 2013 – The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) today announced that Bob Flores, former CTO of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), has been added to the program as a keynote speaker for CSA Congress 2013. During the fireside chat keynote hosted by CSA Executive Director Jim Reavis, Mr. Flores, will discuss the importance of highly resilient public clouds for the most demanding and security-sensitive organizations. He will discuss the challenges to protecting sensitive information while achieving organization agility with information technology strategies, and formally announce CSA’s latest research initiative, the Software Defined Perimeter (SDP).
“Bob has a unique perspective, coming from an ‘intelligence agency as enterprise customer’ point of view,” said Jim Reavis, Executive Director of the CSA. “We are thrilled to add him to the impressive agenda at Congress, and to be working with him on this crucial new initiative, SDP, which will provide a critical framework to secure multiple clouds, mobile computing and the Internet of Things.”
Bob Flores is the Founder and President of Applicology Incorporated, an independent consulting firm specializing in informatics and cyber security issues. Prior to starting Applicology, Bob spent 31 years at the Central Intelligence Agency where he held various positions in the Directorate of Intelligence, Directorate of Support, and the National Clandestine Service. Toward the end of his career at the CIA, he spent three years as the CIA’s Chief Technology Officer where he was responsible for ensuring that the Agency’s technology investments matched the needs of its mission.
The CSA Congress is the industry’s premier gathering for IT security professionals and executives who must further educate themselves on the rapidly evolving subject of cloud security. In addition to offering best practices and practical solutions for remaining secure in the cloud, CSA Congress will focus on emerging areas of growth and concern in cloud security, including standardization, transparency of controls, mobile computing, Big Data in the cloud and innovation.
About Cloud Security Alliance
The Cloud Security Alliance is a not-for-profit organization with a mission to promote the use of best practices for providing security assurance within Cloud Computing, and to provide education on the uses of Cloud Computing to help secure all other forms of computing. The Cloud Security Alliance is led by a broad coalition of industry practitioners, corporations, associations and other key stakeholders. For further information, visit us at www.cloudsecurityalliance.org, and follow us on Twitter @cloudsa.
Kari Walker for the CSA
- Bob Flores, Former CTO of the CIA, to Keynote CSA Congress 2013 (virtual-strategy.com)