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Cloud Computing Improves Security, Unisys Architect Says

Chief Architect Scott Sanchez to Speak at Cloud Expo in New York

Unisys Session at Cloud Expo

It's nice to see conventional wisdom flipped on its head sometimes. A good example of CW flipping comes with remarks by Unisys Chief Architect Scott Sanchez, who will deliver a session at the upcoming Cloud Expo at the Javits Center in New York entitled, "How Cloud Computing Improves Security."

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The thinking behind this title, of course, runs counter to the wringing of hands and gnashing of teeth by IT managers and consultants about the potential security problems posed by a student-body-left shift to Cloud Computing. As he writes, "We are constantly bombarded with articles and presentations about the security risks in cloud computing and why organizations need to be concerned about them as they consider a move. The truth is that organizations need to be concerned about security – but they needn’t be paralyzed by fear."

"In fact," he continues, "the heightened concern we’re seeing has actually become a spur to action and has begun to drive cloud security to a whole new level."

Scott's session, which will be held on Tuesday, April 20 at 9:10am, "will focus on the key areas where a successful migration to cloud computing can actually improve security and reduce risk, and address some of the major issues to account for before and during that migration," he writes.

Scott C. Sanchez, CISSP, is Director of the S&T Security Portfolio at Unisys Corporation and a recognized thought leader in cyber security and cloud computing. He brings with him nearly 20 years of IT leadership experience managing global security programs at Goldman Sachs and Bristol-Myers Squibb, and has also had success as an entrepreneur, having founded and profitably sold both a security consulting firm and a medical software company.

Scott earned his Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) accreditation in 2000 and serves as a member of both the US Secret Service Electronic Crimes Task Force and the FBI InfraGard team. In his spare time, Scott serves as a volunteer Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and disaster worker with the American Red Cross.

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