Symplified CEO to Discuss Cloud Security Myths at Pacific Crest Securities Emerging Technology Summit
Who: Eric Olden, founder and CEO of Symplified, the Cloud Security Company. Mr. Olden is a serial entrepreneur, and an expert on identity and access management. He holds US Patent #6,460,141 for his pioneering designs for Web identity, and co-authored the AuthXML specification, which served as the foundation for the SAML identity federation standard. He is considered one of the founding fathers of federation. Previously, Mr. Olden co-founded Securant Technologies and helped create a new security segment, Web Access Management, which is now a $1B market category. As CTO of Securant, Mr. Olden was instrumental in raising $35M in venture financing and completing the sale of Securant to RSA Security for $140 million in the largest security M&A transaction of 2001. Mr. Olden is also an angel investor and actively involved with several information technology start-ups.
What: In his solo presentation, Mr. Olden will discuss the security enforcement, integration, and audit challenges facing organizations that adopt cloud computing services including Software as a Service (SaaS), Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), and Platform as a Service (PaaS). He will discuss the misconceptions about cloud security and how organizations can extend security policies and controls from inside the firewall to applications and resources that reside on the Internet.
In a panel session on cloud computing moderated by Rob Owens, security and infrastructure software analyst for Pacific Crest Securities, Mr. Olden will be joined by speakers from the Cloud Security Alliance, Zscaler, Zynga, and Wells Fargo Internet Services Group, as well as well-known cloud security expert and author Tim Mather.
Where: 2010 Pacific Crest Emerging Technology Summit, InterContinental Hotel, 5th Floor, San Francisco, California
When: Solo Presentation: Wednesday, February 24 at 11:00 AM PST; Panel Session: Wednesday, February 24 at 2:00 PM PST