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Symplified CEO to Present at America’s Growth Capital InfoSec Conference

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: The gradual proliferation of cloud services is creating a dangerous security gap within the IT infrastructures of large, medium, and even smaller organizations. This vacuum is being made possible by the lack of a centralized mechanism to enforce the 4As – Access Control, Authentication, Administration/Provisioning, and Auditing – on cloud resources. The 4As have been a requirement in every enterprise computing platform every built: the mainframe, mini-computers, client server, and web applications. The cloud is no different. Mr. Olden will discuss an innovative new approach developed by Symplified which enables companies that use multiple cloud applications to overlay the 4As on infrastructures they do not control.

Where: 6th Annual AGC Emerging Growth Conference, Westin San Francisco Market Street, 50 Third Street, San Francisco, California, Olympic Room.

When: Monday, March 1 at 4:00 PM PST

About AGC’s 6th Annual West Coast Emerging Growth Conference
AGC will host its 6th Annual West Coast Emerging Growth Conference on Monday, March 1st and Tuesday, March 2nd in San Francisco. The agenda for Monday the 1st will focus on the information security sector. The agenda for Tuesday the 2nd will focus on other sectors and companies in emerging growth, including clean tech, digital media/Internet, software, semis, comms, data center, FinTech and business services. The programs will include thought-provoking keynote addresses by industry leaders, panel discussions on the most relevant topics of the day and company presentations delivered by executives of leading public and private emerging growth companies.

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