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ISACA Virtual Seminar to Address Emerging Cloud Security Issues Free Event on 8 November Brings Experts to Your Desktop

Rolling Meadows, IL, USA (11 October 2011)—Global IT association ISACA will share guidance on cloud computing security challenges at its free virtual seminar on 8 November. IT professionals will learn from industry leaders and network with peers from around the world, all without leaving their desks, at the event titled Cloud Security:  How Safe is the Cloud?, on Tuesday, 8 November 2011, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (CST).

“Cloud computing is a cost-effective technology that is becoming more widely used, but it poses some business concerns that enterprises need to address,” said Ken Vander Wal, CISA, CPA, international president of ISACA. “ISACA’s virtual conference will help attendees successfully tackle the security concerns associated with cloud adoption, and arm them with valuable approaches to this advantageous technology.”

At ISACA’s virtual conference on cloud security, sponsored in part by Microsoft and Intel/McAfee, attendees will have the opportunity to take part in the following sessions:
•    Meet the Cloud API:  The New Enterprise Control Point—Intel will decompose the cloud broker’s role and how cloud API management opens new doors to connect smartphone applications, browsers, middleware, legacy apps and other HTTP applications.
•    Securing Microsoft’s Cloud Infrastructure—This session will discuss how the information security management system and framework was built and operates.
•    The Tip of the Iceberg:  Identity and Access Management for the Cloud—This session will examine technical and organizational challenges and how enterprises control provisioning, access, authentication, single sign-on, auditing, compliance and integration of enterprise systems to cloud-based services.
•    The Perfect Storm:  Threats and Risks in the Cloud—Attendees will learn of negative impacts of cloud computing so that strategic planning can begin.

During live Q&A sessions, attendees can interact directly with the session presenters, including:
•    Ramses Gallego, CISM, CGEIT, CISSP, CCSK, SCPM, security strategist and evangelist with Quest Software
•    Andy Thurai, chief architect with Intel Application Security and Identity Products
•    Darren Platt, CTO with Symplified, Inc.
•    Martin Rues, director for Microsoft Global Foundation Services
•    Jeff Fellinge, senior director for Microsoft Global Foundation Services

During the virtual seminar, participants can attend sessions, connect with other attendees and “visit” exhibitor booths, just as if attending in person. Attendees can earn up to five free continuing professional education (CPE) hours. To learn more about ISACA’s global events, visit

ISACA provides a variety of ways for IT and business professionals to learn about, and demonstrate proficiency in, ensuring trust and value from cloud computing activities. Resources about cloud computing are available at

With 95,000 constituents in 160 countries, ISACA® is a leading global provider of knowledge, certifications, community, advocacy, and education on information systems (IS) assurance and security, enterprise governance and management of IT, and IT-related risk and compliance. Founded in 1969, the nonprofit, independent ISACA hosts international conferences, publishes the ISACA® Journal, and develops international IS auditing and control standards, which help its constituents ensure trust in, and value from, information systems. It also advances and attests IT skills and knowledge through the globally respected Certified Information Systems Auditor® (CISA®), Certified Information Security Manager® (CISM®), Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT® (CGEIT®) and Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control™ (CRISC™) designations. ISACA continually updates COBIT®, which helps IT professionals and enterprise leaders fulfill their IT governance and management responsibilities, particularly in the areas of assurance, security, risk and control, and deliver value to the business.