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September 24, 2014

Understanding and Adopting Cloud Computing

Bob West, CipherCloud

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Columbia, Maryland 21046




CyberMaryland 2014

The Baltimore ISSA Chapter is proud to be part of the  CyberMaryland 2014 Conference on Oct 29-30 at the Baltimore Civic Center.   We will be hosting a table at the event and encourage  you to attend.  For information please visit


1st ISSA Joint Conference

The Baltimore ISSA Chapter is joining forces with the Northern Virginia and DC ISSA Chapters to put on an all day Security Event on April 15, 2015.  The Event will be held at NIST HQ in Gaithersburg, Maryland. There will be three tracks of exciting speakers.   Check back as more details are finalized.


Next Meeting

September 24, 2014

Understanding and Adopting Cloud Computing

Abstract: Corporations have several significant motivators to understand and adopt cloud computing as part of their technology strategy. However, most organizations haven’t taken the time to understand what cloud computing is and the security issues associated with cloud environments. This presentation will provide an overview of cloud computing, discuss strategic adoption issues, and recommendations about how to move forward in adopting cloud computing as a strategic technology asset.

Speaker: Bob West, CipherCloud

Bob West joined CipherCloud after more than a decade in security leadership roles with financial and professional services organizations where he oversaw security strategy, audit and compliance and across global teams. He has held Chief Information Security Officer roles at Fifth Third Bank and Bank One, led Ernst & Young’s security practice, and was a Senior Systems Officer with Citicorp. He most recently served as founder and CEO of Echelon One, a fast growing risk consulting firm.

He has also served on the advisory boards of Securent (acquired by Cisco) and TriCipher (acquired by VMWare), and as a member of RSA Security’s Customer Advisory Council and the ISS Customer Advisory Council. He was also a member of the IT Sector Coordinating Council and of the International Cybercrime Subcommittee.
West is a frequent speaker on information security, cloud computing and global policy issues such as payment fraud and critical infrastructure. West is on the board of management for the Jericho Forum, and on advisory boards for Agiliance, AirPatrol, CipherCloud, the Hispanic Information Technology Executive Council, and Trusteer.

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 CISSP® 2014 Study Groups

Our Fall 2014 CISSP® Common Body of Knowledge (CBK) Study Group takes place        2 Sep - 9 Dec 2014. The group meets each Tuesday at Parson, 7110 Samuel Morse Dr, Suite 200, Columbia, MD 21046

Registration is now open for the Fall 2014 Study Group. Go to the online payment form to register and pay via PayPal for the study group.

SANS discounts

Save $150 on SANS training see the training page for details.

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