With great change comes great opportunity, and in many cases fear, uncertainty and doubt. We have likely all heard the various myths about losing control when you move to the cloud, or that Cloud is less secure than on-premises, or that Multi-Tenant Clouds Expose Privacy Concerns. In this panel session, our experts will help debunk these and more, and provide you with guidance on addressing concerns.
Myth 1: We don’t really use the cloud
Myth 2: I lose control of my data when it goes to the cloud
Myth 3: Cloud is less secure than on-premises solutions
Myth 4: I’m at the mercy of cloud vendors for patching
Myth 5: Appliances provide greater control over scalability/performance
Myth 6: Cloud security is more difficult to manage
Myth 7: Cloud resources are more exposed to attack
Myth 8: Multi-Tenant Clouds Expose Privacy Concerns
Myth 9: Cloud vendors lack transparency
Myth 10: Appliances are more reliable than the cloud
Bil Harmer, CISSP, CISM, CIPP – Strategist, Office of the CISO
Bil Harmer serves as the Strategist at Zscaler where he runs the Office of the CISO in the Americas. In this role he engages security executives at a peer level to drive best practices and facilitate industry wide collaboration on emerging security topics. Having effectively written the book on developing and implementing Security and Privacy compliance for Cloud, he is also responsible for providing subject matter expertise through speaking engagements, blogging and media collaboration. Prior to joining Zscaler Harmer was the Chief Security Officer at GoodData Corp and the VP Security & Cloud Privacy Office for the Cloud Division of SAP. He has provided advisory services to Adallom, TrustScience, ShieldX Networks and Resolve Systems. He is CISSP, CISM and CIPP certified.
Mike Hortobagyi – Sales Engineer, Centrify
A sales engineer with over a decade of experience in information and cyber security, Mike specializes in identity management for Canada’s financial services industry. Prior to joining Centrify, Mike enjoyed consulting roles with Deloitte, Brighton and Bell Canada and is uniquely diversified across a wide range of security technologies.
Krishna Narayanswamy – Chief Scientist, Netskope
A highly-regarded researched in deep packet inspection, security, and behavioral anomaly detection, Krishna Narayanaswamy leads Netskope’s data science and user behavior research as chief scientist. Krishna brings 24 years of experience, including founding Top Layer Networks and serving as a distinguished engineer at Juniper Networks.
Neil Bunn – Chief Technology Officer, Scalar
As Chief Technology Officer, Neil’s mandate is to help drive leadership in technology for Scalar, its clients, and its partners. Within this mandate, Neil drives internal groups within Scalar to validate new technologies and trends, and to seek out higher business value both within the organization and for clients. Neil is highly focused on engaging with clients on their core business challenges and how to address them by leveraging technology solutions.
Previous to joining Scalar in 2012, Neil spent over a decade at IBM in a variety of technical architecture roles, more recently being a Client IT Architect for Retail, and one of two National Architects for High Performance Computing. His background with IBM has resulted in a strong foundation in strategic thinking and structured approaches to complex problems.
Outside of his core work at Scalar, Neil is an active participant in both industry and philanthropic ventures. Currently one of the founding members of the Toronto Chapter of the Cloud Security Alliance and contributor to the University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies curriculums in Cloud Computing. Neil has also served as a member of the Ontario Trillium Foundation, Greater Toronto Airports Authority, City of Brampton, and Habitat for Humanity Brampton in a variety of volunteer roles.
Neil is a graduate of Queen’s University with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, is a licensed member of the Professional Engineers of Ontario, and is a Senior Member of IEEE.