Cloud Security Alliance Prepares for Global ‘Meeting of The Minds’

Cloud Security Alliance Prepares for Global 'Meeting of The Minds'On Monday, MMW was privy to details of The Cloud Security Alliance’s upcoming¬† CISO APAC Forum scheduled for December 17-18 at The Venetian Macau.

The announcement was made at a press conference today hosted jointly with Macau SAR Bureau of Telecommunications Regulation (DSRT), Macao Computer Society (MCS) and attended by leaders of CSA Hong Kong and Macau Chapter.

If you’re unfamiliar, the event itself is designed to be a gathering of the world’s leading minds in information security and definitive authorities in cloud computing.

The CSA CISO APAC Forum will be the CSA’s first main event in East Asia, having held both the first CSA CISO APAC Forum last November and the inaugural CSA Congress APAC this past May in Singapore.

The 2nd CSA APAC CISO Forum 2013 will focus on the security of emerging areas of growth and concern such as cybersecurity, cloud computing, mobile computing and big data.

This year’s event will address, through presentations, case studies and first-hand experiences, some of the most controversial and debated topics in cloud security including panels on Cryptography and Privacy as a Business Model; Governmental Cloud Strategy and Experience Sharing; Big Data & Emerging Threats Experiences; Emerging Cyber Threats & Securing the Cloud; and The CISO Report 2013 and CISO Guide by OWASP.

“It is our mission to continue to reach out to the APAC region for contributions towards the establishment of a global trusted eco-system, as well as to review, reflect and address security, governance and policy challenges related to the APAC region, “said Aloysius Cheang, Managing Director APAC of the CSA.¬† “This year’s event will helps us do that, and far more. We look forward to bringing this event to East Asia where companies, now more than ever, are focused on keeping pace with security threats and attacks while minimizing impact on business operations.”

The CISO APAC Forum will offer attendees a platform of cross-pollination of innovation, best practices and practical solutions for securing the cloud.