WSO2 Workshop on Implementing Security in the Cloud Comes to New York

One-Day Workshop on October 4, 2011 Offers IT Professionals Real-World Best Practices for Designing and Deploying Secure Cloud Implementations

Palo Alto, CA – September 27, 2011 -A cloud-based environment offers convenient and cost-effective access to technology. However, it also increases the security risk and need for appropriate authentication and authorization processes—particularly as enterprise information extends from in-house systems to popular software-as-a-Service (SaaS) offerings, such and Google Apps. WSO2 will address these challenges in a technical workshop, “Security in the Cloud,” which is being held in New York, NY on Tuesday, October 4.

The technical workshop is aimed at helping IT architects and developers to identify the real security challenges that can stop or slow a move to the cloud. Attendees also will gain insights into best practices and proven patterns for cloud-based security, as well as available open source cloud middleware and security solutions to support these efforts. The lively and practical sessions will include brief demonstrations using the WSO2 Stratos cloud middleware platform. The workshop will run 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Workshop topics will include:

  • Risks & Challenges in Cloud Security: This session uncovers the risks and challenges associated with different cloud deployment models, along with patterns and practices to overcome them.
  • Identity & Access Management in the Cloud: This session focuses on building a solution for extending identity and access management across multiple SaaS applications and heterogeneous on-premise systems. It will also cover supporting open standards, such as SAML2, OpenID, OAuth, XACML and SCIM.
  • Multi-tenancy & Data Security: This session explores proven practices and technologies for ensuring that data is protected in a multi-tenant cloud environment.
  • Governance in the Cloud: This session examines the importance of—and approaches for—building a proper governance model across all the cloud services used by the enterprise.

Leading the workshop are two experts in service-oriented architecture (SOA) and cloud implementations. Asanka Abeysinghe, WSO2 director of solutions architecture, has more than a decade of experience in SOAs and scalable distributed systems. Prabath Siriwardena, WSO2 software architect and senior manager, plays a core role in developing the security functionality within the WSO2 Carbon and WSO2 Stratos platforms. Both Asanka and Prabath are also Apache Software Foundation (ASF) committers.

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