The Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's National Cyber Security Division invite you to join them for the next session in the National Webcast Initiative Series: Cloud Computing - Security Risks and Considerations.
Chris Coleman, Director, CyberSecurity, U.S. Public Sector, Cisco Systems will open the webcast and talk about the general risks and benefits, and why so many government and private companies are moving to cloud computing. He will highlight why implementing any new technology has unforseen consequences (both risks and benefits).
Keith Tresh, State Chief Information Security Officer, State of California will discuss cloud computing from a state government perspective. He will discuss why some states are not jumping on the bandwagon as quickly as private-sector are and why cloud may not be right for all government entities to adopt. Although the cloud can provide many benefits for government agencies, including the ability to decrease costs, deploy systems more quickly and devote fewer resources to day-to-day tasks, cloud computing also contains some ugly security realities. Keith will discuss his perspective on some of these realities, and the challenges government agencies face in implementing cloud computing.
Registration: Space is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Why this Session is Important to You:
Cloud computing offers substantial benefits that, when evaluated alone, seem to make its adoption a no-brainer. The "easy deployment" and "no longer requiring in-house IT staff" ideas make cloud computing especially attractive to government and smaller organizations unable to afford the resources and personnel necessary to run their own dedicated servers 24/7. But as with any new technology, cloud computing brings a lot of extra baggage and potential unintended consequences, ranging from security concerns to the risks associated with centralization. This webcast will explore both the risks and benefits associated with cloud computing.
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