UNICC Keynote Speaker at Cloud Security Alliance Congress 2018

13 December, 2018

Photo: UN Women/Mai Thi Thanh Nga

CSA-MISTI Host Cyber Experts in Orlando, Florida Dec 10-13, 2018

Tima Soni of UNICC presents on Cloud Security for Social Good

​The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA), a leading organization dedicated to defining standards, certifications and best practices to ensure a secure cloud computing environments, held their annual congress Dec. 10-13 in Orlando, Florida. The congress was co-hosted by MIS Training Institute (MISTI), an international leader in audit, IT audit and information security training, with offices in Boston and London. This year’s event focused on areas of growth in cloud security, including standardization, transparency of controls, mobile computing, Big Data in the cloud, innovation and social good.

Over forty speakers gathered in front of hundreds of attendees, who had the additional benefit of taking training for up to 22 CPE credits from across vertical industries, such as Abacode, Adobe, Cisco, Cloud Security Alliance, Arizona State, Darktrace, Greenway Health, UNICC, Intuit, Oracle, Raytheon, Salesforce, Starbucks, Symmetry Blockchain, Tripwire, Turner BroadcastingWeb.com, Zscaler and more.

Topics ranged from Creative Disruption, Blockchain, Alexa, Where is my PII?, Re-thinking information security for the digital transformation era, Infosec for Containers and Serverless Environments to Cloud for the Homeless, A secure Internet of Things, Cloud Security for Social Good, and Devsecops.

New technologies create exciting opportunities for today’s agile enterprises. However, these same technologies have also opened the door to clever adversaries in search of new attack vectors. We’re excited to be developing an industry event that will bring together global security experts and cloud providers to discuss such critical issues as global governance, the latest technology and security innovations in order to help organizations address the new frontiers in cloud security.

Jim Reavis, co-founder and CEO of the Cloud Security Alliance

Tima’s keynote speaking session on December 12 highlighted the values and particulars of cloud security in the humanitarian international development sector.

She emphasized UNICC’s common services in many areas of information security to UN Agencies and other Partners who are leveraging cloud platforms to support humanitarian causes. Why common services?  Each agency has its own people, processes and technology solutions for security – but together they can optimize and extend their security posture and delivery by learning from and collaborating with others. Common Secure services – UNICC’s inter-Agency threat intelligence network – is just one way UN entities can best secure and improve their security positioning.

Some United Nations Agencies have been leveraging cloud computing platforms for years, while others have been or still are cloud-averse. Some are avid and agile private, hybrid and public cloud users with decreasing on-premises footprints. In this keynote, Tima will share what has worked for many of UNICC and its partner agencies and how the UNICC continues to build security services that address the risks that the cloud brings in the context of delivering the sustainable development goals and other programs for social good.

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