Cloud Computing Security and Compliance Challenges -
June 11, 2009
7:30 am to 11:15 am.
George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia


Panelist presentations are on line. To get there click here.




Cloud computing and virtualization are hot topics in information technology discussions. Although there is a widespread view that cloud computing is inevitable, there are significant issues that need to be considered and addressed before sensitive information and critical data are entrusted to these evolving environments, particularly for government organizations and those who provide them contracting support. To facilitate understanding these issues and to contribute to an informed path forward, we are convening this breakfast workshop and planning a more in-depth session in the Fall. We have identified two categories of issues to frame the presentations and discussion on June 11th, and inform development of a Fall program.

1. Security of cloud computing environments
2. Information security compliance requirements in cloud environments

Program (tentative - only speakers who have accepted are shown)

7:30 am to 8:00 am Registration, Continental Breakfast and Networking
8:00 am to 9:15 am Panel on Security of Cloud Computing Environments
                                       Peter Mell, NIST (moderator)
                                       Ronald Ritchey, Booz Allen Hamilton
                                      
Patrick Singley
, Bureau of Land Management
9:15 am to 9:30 am Coffee
9:30 am to 10:45 am Panel on Information Security Compliance Requirements in Cloud Environments
                                       Ron S Ross, NIST (moderator)
                                       Dan Mintz, Chief Technology Officer, Civil and Health Services Group CSC
                                       Melvin Geer, Lockheed Martin Corporation
10:45 am to 11:15 am Discussion, and overflow from Q&A in panels

Space is limited.  Please click here to register.  For additional information please contact Arun Sood asood(at)gmu(dot)edu  or Andy Purdy andy(dot)purdy(at)andypurdy(dot)com


ICC Corporate Patrons: Booz Allen Hamilton; Lockheed Martin Corporation