Feb 12th Mtg: Preston Hogue – Why Intrinsic Security Systems are Critical in Today’s App-Driven World

Date: Feb 12th, 2015
Time: 7pm
Place: EE1 Building (Electrical Engineering)
Room 303 (The new NORMAL room – 1 Floor down)
University of Washington Campus
Directions: http://www.ee.washington.edu/about/contact.html
Subject: Why Intrinsic Security Systems are Critical in Today’s App-Driven World
Presenter: Preston Hogue

Today, applications touch every aspect of our lives. Before you leave for work in the morning, you’ve likely used your phone or tablet to send a friend a text message, view your bank balance or transfer funds, check your email, review your schedule for the day, post a picture from last night’s sporting event, or buy tickets for an evening movie. Whether the apps we use are for work or personal use, we want to know that they’re safe, and that our privacy, identity, and information are being protected. The question is, how effective are the traditional “wrapper,” “barrier,” and “snap on” approaches to app security that most vendors have used for the last 15 years? Is it possible for such solutions, not having any awareness or understanding of the applications themselves and the context in which they’re being used, to adequately protect personal and corporate data? In this article, security expert Preston Hogue will describe why enterprises need intrinsic security systems to adequately protect their resources and users in today’s highly app-driven world.

Bio:
Preston Hogue has over 17 years’ experience in the Information Security industry holding multiple roles to include CSO, security manager, security architecture, product management, practice development, business development, security engineer and analyst roles.
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As always, there will be dinner sponsored by Silicon Mechanics. Check them out at http://www.siliconmechanics.com/

There will also be several CACert assurers present.

The meeting will be at the Electrical Engineering building on the University of Washington Campus, aka EE1. Directions are linked to the EE Department’s web site above. Parking is $5 after 5pm.

Jan 8th Mtg: Build a Private Storage Cloud with OpenStack Swift

Date: Jan 8th, 2015
Time: 7pm
Place: EE1 Building (Electrical Engineering)
Room 303 (The new NORMAL room – 1 Floor down)
University of Washington Campus
Directions: http://www.ee.washington.edu/about/contact.html
Subject: Build a Private Storage Cloud with OpenStack Swift
Presenters: Mansoor Brar & Dirk Petersen

OpenStack Swift is an open-source object storage system designed for scale, optimized for durability, and geared to deliver massive concurrency across large unstructured data sets. OpenStack Swift lets you create a private Amazon-like storage cloud on top of industry-standard building blocks. This presentation will cover the architecture of OpenStack Swift, describe common deployment scenarios, and offer a path for gaining hands-on experience with the technology.

In addition we will have a Customer Use Case: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. This presentation will describe how Fred Hutch’s IT group uses OpenStack Swift to provide a highly scalable, low cost storage service to the Center’s 200+ research scientists.

Bio:
Manzoor Brar heads Product Marketing at SwiftStack, Inc. Prior to Joining SwiftStack, Manzoor was in charge of Solutions Marketing and Channel Management at Nebula, a company delivering a private cloud solution based on OpenStack. Before moving to Silicon Valley to join the startup world, he was successfully managing numerous data migration and disaster recovery projects for Fortune 500 clients at EMC, a storage vendor offering enterprise SAN and NAS solutions.

Bio:
Dirk Petersen works as the Infrastructure Lead at Fred Hutch.

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As always, there will be dinner sponsored by Silicon Mechanics. Check them out at http://www.siliconmechanics.com/

There will also be several CACert assurers present.

The meeting will be at the Electrical Engineering building on the University of Washington Campus, aka EE1. Directions are linked to the EE Department’s web site above. Parking is $5 after 5pm.

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