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Thursday, November 19th
San Francisco

Executive Roundtable Overview

John Siefert,

SVP, Publisher,
InformationWeek Business Technology Network

Le Meridian, San Francisco
333 Battery Street,
San Francisco


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Join InformationWeek and your peer executives for this engaging breakfast discussion on mastering security in virtual environments.

As CIOs increase their influence and presence in the boardroom, the pressure to establish confidence in the company’s IT architecture increases substantially. Without a secure and trusted enterprise, the confidence in the CIO’s role and decision making comes into question. So, as CIOs recommend exploration of new delivery models that improve the company’s agility and growth possibilities, the security of those models must be bulletproof. Subsequently, as enterprises boost their investment in cloud and virtualization technologies, it's increasingly important to defend these digital outposts from a new wave of sophisticated threats. This requires both customers and suppliers to architect a security framework capable of stopping known threats and adapting quickly to block new ones, such as virtual machine attacks.

In this morning roundtable, attendees will hear from subject matter experts and discuss public cloud and SaaS strategies for the datacenter and explore the emerging threat landscape and how to re-architect security defenses in virtual environments.

Among the topics we’ll discuss:

  • Why virtual environments can sometimes be less secure than typical data centers
  • How to conduct a risk assessment in a virtual setting and how to prioritize
  • How to make virtual machines ready for a cloud computing environment
  • The effectiveness of strategies such as encrypting the I/O stream and installing virtualization-aware malware protection
  • Procedures or technologies that should be in place between customers and service providers

  • 8:15 - 9:00 - Registration, Networking & Breakfast
  • 9:00 - 9:15 - Welcome Remarks & Introductions
  • 9:15 - 10:30 - Moderated Discussion
  • 10:30 - 10:45 - Closing Remarks

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