Cloud & Security
Navigating Cloud Security Challenges of Today
When & Where
9:30 am – 10:00 am
About This Talk
According to a report by Risk Based Security data breaches the number of publicly reported data breaches decreased by 40% in 2020. However, the total number of records compromised increased by 141% to over 37 billion and is by far the most records exposed in a single year since RBS reporting began in 2005. In 2020, modern day attackers executed a sophisticated and targeted plan of attack towards large enterprises such as Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Microsoft, Solar Winds, Estee Lauder and many more. Join our panel of experts across startups to large companies to hear insights and strategies to navigate cloud security challenges of today.
Vice President, Engineering
Prakash has been with Cisco for 3 years. In his current role he leads network cross technology team that develops Platform Independent network protocol and control plane software, workflow/development tools and programmability solutions for all EN/DC/SP infrastructure BUs. Prakash brings a diverse set of experiences, including the development of multiple generations of switches and routers for DC and Enterprise Networks, Converged Infrastructure platforms, and a large-scale Cloud platform and DevOps framework. Prior to joining Cisco, Prakash was an Executive Director at Verizon where he was responsible for developing and deploying Verizon’s Cloud platform hosting various Verizon’s applications including Personal Cloud Storage, and ThingSpace IOT platform. Before that he was the VP of Engineering in Force10 Networks, where he worked from its inception on building and leading the protocol and platform software engineering teams. He joined Dell as part of its acquisition of Force10 and continued to lead the software team in realizing Dell’s converged infrastructure(network/storage/servers) solutions. Prakash lives in Cupertino with his wife and two sons. In his free time, he enjoys doing yoga, reading business/spiritual books, home improvement projects and hiking. Prakash is a big enabler of leaders and teams to chase big dreams. He is passionate about building great teams and products.
Director, Technical Evangelism
Dan Gordon leads Technical Evangelism at Traceable AI. Dan is passionate about advancing the adoption of modern software development and delivery practices. A previous dev, ops, and then secops, he’s experienced the human toll of doing software the wrong way. Dan has been a product manager and marketer at multiple award winning DevOps tool vendors, including GitLab and Electric Cloud. As a technical evangelist, he's excited to continue teaching organizations about adopting new DevSecOps software practices and tools so they can rapidly and securely develop, deliver, and operate in the ever-evolving IT landscape.
Chief Information Security Officer (CISO)
Adrian Ludwig is the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at Atlassian. Adrian joined the company in May 2018 and is responsible for Atlassian's security team and practices. Prior to joining the company, Adrian held a number of leadership positions, including building out the security capabilities at Nest, Macromedia, Adobe, and Android (Google). As a self-described hacker in his early years, Adrian was recruited by the Department of Defense when he was 16. They put him through college and, after graduation, put him to work for several years finding security flaws in cryptographic and computer network systems. He holds an MBA from the University of California, Berkeley, and a B.A. in Mathematics from Williams College.
Diana Kelley (Moderator)
CTO & Founding Partner
Diana Kelley’s security career spans over 30 years. She is Co-Founder and CTO of SecurityCurve and donates much of her time to volunteer work in the cybersecurity community, including serving on the ACM Ethics & Plagiarism Committee, as CTO and Board member at Sightline Security, Board member and Inclusion Working Group champion at WiCyS, Cybersecurity Committee Advisor at CompTIA, Advisory Council, Bartlett College of Science and Mathematics, Bridgewater State University, and RSAC US Program Committee. Diana produces the #MyCyberWhy series and is the host of BrightTALK’s The (Security) Balancing Act and co-host of the Your Everyday Cyber podcast. Diana is also a Principal Consulting Analyst at TechVision Research and a member of The Analyst Syndicate. She was the Cybersecurity Field CTO for Microsoft, Global Executive Security Advisor at IBM Security, GM at Symantec, VP at Burton Group (now Gartner), and a Manager at KPMG. She is a sought after keynote speaker, the co-author of the books Practical Cybersecurity Architecture and Cryptographic Libraries for Developers, has been a lecturer at Boston College's Masters program in cybersecurity, the EWF 2020 Executive of the Year, and one of Cybersecurity Ventures 100 Fascinating Females Fighting Cybercrime.
Director, Cloud Security Strategy
Kirsten works closely with Red Hat’s many security professionals across the Red Hat portfolio of enterprise-ready open source offerings. Kirsten is a diversified software management professional with 20+ years of experience in security, application development and infrastructure solutions. Prior to joining Red Hat, Kirsten provided strategic direction for Black Duck’s open source security and governance solutions. Kirsten also participates in the Kubernetes Policy work group and Security SIG, and has a personal interest in dancing, reading & hiking.