A quick glance through today’s technology news headlines is likely to contain many references to cloud computing. As interest and investment in this new technology grows, the GW Tech Alumni Group has kept pace. On April 20th, the group hosted a discussion entitled “Securing the Cloud,” which explored challenges and experiences with security in the cloud computing environment from both industry and academic perspectives. More than 60 alumni, students and professionals interested in the topic attended the event.
The discussion was led by representatives from a breadth of companies and governmental agencies on the cutting edge of cloud use. Organizations represented included Amazon, Inc., Akamai Technologies, The Federal Communications Commission and Apptis, Inc. Brian Moran, EMIS, ’07, CEO of GovernmentCIO and president of the GW Tech Alumni Group, served as the discussion’s moderator. The conversation focused on strategies for using the cloud to minimize attacks, enhance site security and provide an additional layer of protection for customer data.
The evening was capped off by the raffling off of a new iPad 2 to one lucky event attendee. To view video from the event, which was webcast live, visit this link. Stay tuned for more information about upcoming GW Tech Alumni events by following them on Twitter @gwtech, and by referring to the calendar of upcoming alumni events.
Posted by gwsb on April 21, 2011 | Filed under: GWSB News.