Click here to close now.


@CloudExpo Authors: Elizabeth White, Liz McMillan, Chris Witeck , David Dodd, Ed Featherston

Blog Feed Post

Please join us at the 2012 FedCyber Summit: Amazing presentations and interactive cross-agency/sector panels


We look forward to seeing you at the 2012 FedCyber Summit on 15 Nov 2012. An amazing group of cyber security professionals from all three branches of the federal government have signed up to attend. They are being joined by other world-class-best cyber security professionals from industry and academia, including some of the greatest at incident response and cyber forensics.

The morning keynote features DoD’s lead for all cybersecurity policy, Eric Rosenbach, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Cyber Policy.  Following a full day of interactive sessions designed to examine best practices and emerging concepts, we will have a closing keynote by one of the most highly respected practitioners in our field, General Harry Raduege (USAF ret).  General Raduege will provide insights on the state of cybersecurity globally  and will also give us his views on the FedCyber summit, highlighting his key takeaways from the event.

Technology will also be examined during the day, with panels on emerging tech and a series of ignite-style presentations from firms like Safenet, HP, Fireeye, Certes Networks, Cyber-Ark and an exciting update on the new open source project by Cloudera called Impala.  This Impala session may be the first chance many of us have to see this new capability.

The event will also feature a presentation by Jason Healey of thee Atlantic Council on the history of cyber conflict. This is the result of a formal study extracting lessons learned from our collective history. Conclusions will be action-oriented and inform your security decisions today.

This day-long FedCyber event is designed to help us all examine our defensive concepts and should help make a positive difference in our collective approach to emerging and dynamic threats. Please register now at:

Full agenda is below: Cyber Security Summit
Confronting the Next Generation of Cyber Security Challenges and Opportunities

Date: Thursday, November 15, 2012
Time: 7:30am – 4:30pm
Location: Atrium Ballroom
Ronald Reagan Building
1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20004

Announcing our closing keynote: General Harry Raduege, USAF (ret)

General Harry Raduege led DoD activities from enterprise IT support to operational military missions in numerous positions, including serving as the Director of the Defense Information Systems Agency and the Commander of the Joint Task Force for Global Network Operations. His activities in global cyber defense and coordination keep him in almost constant contact with not only U.S. and foreign leaders, but also technologists as he continues to work on these issues of national significance. His closing remarks will provide us with an instantaneous review of the entire FedCyber summit, including key take aways and suggestions for continued FedCyber community action.

Morning Keynote: Eric Rosenbach, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, Cyber Policy

Join us for the Second Annual Cyber Security Summit, a venue for our nation’s most seasoned cyber security practitioners to come together to discuss issues of common concern. Matt DevostPresident and CEO at FusionX, and Bob GourleyEditor at, will moderate panels along with top security experts;Bill CheswickBob Flores, formerly CIA; Jason Healey, Atlantic Council; Roger Hockenberry, CIA; Nick LantuhCyber PractitionerTom Parker, FusionX; Retired Lt. Gen. Harry Raduege, USAF; Gal Shpantzer, Energy Sector Security Consortium; Richard StiennonIndustry Analyst;Bob StrattonInternet Security Pioneer and Technology EntrepreneurMichael Tanji, Kyrus-Tech; and Joshua Work, Symantec.

Government and industry speakers will discuss how policy-makers can accurately characterize cyber adversaries and learn to appreciate the nature of the threat through fact-based assessments and threat briefings; the state of cross-organizational information sharing; and the impact of emerging technologies on the state of cyber security, including Big Data, Cloud Computing, mobility, wireless communications, and embedded computing. Afterwards, seven firms with promising technology selected by FedCyber subscribers will be asked to deliver fast-paced ignite-style presentations on their capabilities in the Ignite-Style Tech Review.

Space is limited, so register now to attend.

Working Agenda

07:30am – 08:00am Registration and Breakfast
08:00am – 08:10am Welcome
08:10am – 09:00am Morning Keynote: Addressing Cyber Workforce Challenges for a New Domain of Conflict
09:00am – 10:30am Threat Intelligence and Adversary Characterization: Driving Action Through Fact-Based Assessments
10:30am – 11:00am Networking Break and Exhibits
11:00am – 11:45am Cyber Workforce Challenges: Recruiting and Retaining the Best
11:45am – 12:30pm Lunch
12:30pm – 02:00pm Emerging Technologies and Their Impact on Cyber Security
02:00pm – 02:15pm Networking Break
02:15pm – 03:15pm Ignite-Style Tech Review: 7-Minute Speed Presentation on High Interest Technologies and Concepts
03:15pm – 04:00pm Lessons Learned From the History of Cyber Conflict
04:00pm – 04:30pm Closing Keynote and Takeaways

Registration is from 7:30am to 8:00am. Discussion will start promptly at 8:00am. We look forward to seeing you there!

Please register now at:

Read the original blog entry...

More Stories By Bob Gourley

Bob Gourley, former CTO of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), is Founder and CTO of Crucial Point LLC, a technology research and advisory firm providing fact based technology reviews in support of venture capital, private equity and emerging technology firms. He has extensive industry experience in intelligence and security and was awarded an intelligence community meritorious achievement award by AFCEA in 2008, and has also been recognized as an Infoworld Top 25 CTO and as one of the most fascinating communicators in Government IT by GovFresh.

@CloudExpo Stories
Microservices are a very exciting architectural approach that many organizations are looking to as a way to accelerate innovation. Microservices promise to allow teams to move away from monolithic "ball of mud" systems, but the reality is that, in the vast majority of organizations, different projects and technologies will continue to be developed at different speeds. How to handle the dependencies between these disparate systems with different iteration cycles? Consider the "canoncial problem"...
Culture is the most important ingredient of DevOps. The challenge for most organizations is defining and communicating a vision of beneficial DevOps culture for their organizations, and then facilitating the changes needed to achieve that. Often this comes down to an ability to provide true leadership. As a CIO, are your direct reports IT managers or are they IT leaders? The hard truth is that many IT managers have risen through the ranks based on their technical skills, not their leadership ab...
I recently attended and was a speaker at the 4th International Internet of @ThingsExpo at the Santa Clara Convention Center. I also had the opportunity to attend this event last year and I wrote a blog from that show talking about how the “Enterprise Impact of IoT” was a key theme of last year’s show. I was curious to see if the same theme would still resonate 365 days later and what, if any, changes I would see in the content presented.
Apps and devices shouldn't stop working when there's limited or no network connectivity. Learn how to bring data stored in a cloud database to the edge of the network (and back again) whenever an Internet connection is available. In his session at 17th Cloud Expo, Ben Perlmutter, a Sales Engineer with IBM Cloudant, demonstrated techniques for replicating cloud databases with devices in order to build offline-first mobile or Internet of Things (IoT) apps that can provide a better, faster user e...
In his General Session at DevOps Summit, Asaf Yigal, Co-Founder & VP of Product at, explored the value of Kibana 4 for log analysis and provided a hands-on tutorial on how to set up Kibana 4 and get the most out of Apache log files. He examined three use cases: IT operations, business intelligence, and security and compliance. Asaf Yigal is co-founder and VP of Product at log analytics software company In the past, he was co-founder of social-trading platform Currensee, which...
Discussions of cloud computing have evolved in recent years from a focus on specific types of cloud, to a world of hybrid cloud, and to a world dominated by the APIs that make today's multi-cloud environments and hybrid clouds possible. In this Power Panel at 17th Cloud Expo, moderated by Conference Chair Roger Strukhoff, panelists addressed the importance of customers being able to use the specific technologies they need, through environments and ecosystems that expose their APIs to make true ...
In recent years, at least 40% of companies using cloud applications have experienced data loss. One of the best prevention against cloud data loss is backing up your cloud data. In his General Session at 17th Cloud Expo, Sam McIntyre, Partner Enablement Specialist at eFolder, presented how organizations can use eFolder Cloudfinder to automate backups of cloud application data. He also demonstrated how easy it is to search and restore cloud application data using Cloudfinder.
With major technology companies and startups seriously embracing IoT strategies, now is the perfect time to attend @ThingsExpo 2016 in New York and Silicon Valley. Learn what is going on, contribute to the discussions, and ensure that your enterprise is as "IoT-Ready" as it can be! Internet of @ThingsExpo, taking place Nov 3-5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, is co-located with 17th Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty ...
Internet of @ThingsExpo, taking place June 7-9, 2016 at Javits Center, New York City and Nov 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, is co-located with the 18th International @CloudExpo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world and ThingsExpo New York Call for Papers is now open.
Cloud computing delivers on-demand resources that provide businesses with flexibility and cost-savings. The challenge in moving workloads to the cloud has been the cost and complexity of ensuring the initial and ongoing security and regulatory (PCI, HIPAA, FFIEC) compliance across private and public clouds. Manual security compliance is slow, prone to human error, and represents over 50% of the cost of managing cloud applications. Determining how to automate cloud security compliance is critical...
Growth hacking is common for startups to make unheard-of progress in building their business. Career Hacks can help Geek Girls and those who support them (yes, that's you too, Dad!) to excel in this typically male-dominated world. Get ready to learn the facts: Is there a bias against women in the tech / developer communities? Why are women 50% of the workforce, but hold only 24% of the STEM or IT positions? Some beginnings of what to do about it! In her Day 2 Keynote at 17th Cloud Expo, San...
As organizations shift towards IT-as-a-service models, the need for managing & protecting data residing across physical, virtual, and now cloud environments grows with it. CommVault can ensure protection & E-Discovery of your data - whether in a private cloud, a Service Provider delivered public cloud, or a hybrid cloud environment – across the heterogeneous enterprise.
In his keynote at @ThingsExpo, Chris Matthieu, Director of IoT Engineering at Citrix and co-founder and CTO of Octoblu, focused on building an IoT platform and company. He provided a behind-the-scenes look at Octoblu’s platform, business, and pivots along the way (including the Citrix acquisition of Octoblu).
Today air travel is a minefield of delays, hassles and customer disappointment. Airlines struggle to revitalize the experience. GE and M2Mi will demonstrate practical examples of how IoT solutions are helping airlines bring back personalization, reduce trip time and improve reliability. In their session at @ThingsExpo, Shyam Varan Nath, Principal Architect with GE, and Dr. Sarah Cooper, M2Mi’s VP Business Development and Engineering, explored the IoT cloud-based platform technologies driving t...
There are over 120 breakout sessions in all, with Keynotes, General Sessions, and Power Panels adding to three days of incredibly rich presentations and content. Join @ThingsExpo conference chair Roger Strukhoff (@IoT2040), June 7-9, 2016 in New York City, for three days of intense 'Internet of Things' discussion and focus, including Big Data's indespensable role in IoT, Smart Grids and Industrial Internet of Things, Wearables and Consumer IoT, as well as (new) IoT's use in Vertical Markets.
The Internet of Things (IoT) is growing rapidly by extending current technologies, products and networks. By 2020, Cisco estimates there will be 50 billion connected devices. Gartner has forecast revenues of over $300 billion, just to IoT suppliers. Now is the time to figure out how you’ll make money – not just create innovative products. With hundreds of new products and companies jumping into the IoT fray every month, there’s no shortage of innovation. Despite this, McKinsey/VisionMobile data...
We all know that data growth is exploding and storage budgets are shrinking. Instead of showing you charts on about how much data there is, in his General Session at 17th Cloud Expo, Scott Cleland, Senior Director of Product Marketing at HGST, showed how to capture all of your data in one place. After you have your data under control, you can then analyze it in one place, saving time and resources.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Alert Logic, Inc., the leading provider of Security-as-a-Service solutions for the cloud, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Alert Logic, Inc., provides Security-as-a-Service for on-premises, cloud, and hybrid infrastructures, delivering deep security insight and continuous protection for customers at a lower cost than traditional security solutions. Ful...
Just over a week ago I received a long and loud sustained applause for a presentation I delivered at this year’s Cloud Expo in Santa Clara. I was extremely pleased with the turnout and had some very good conversations with many of the attendees. Over the next few days I had many more meaningful conversations and was not only happy with the results but also learned a few new things. Here is everything I learned in those three days distilled into three short points.
As organizations realize the scope of the Internet of Things, gaining key insights from Big Data, through the use of advanced analytics, becomes crucial. However, IoT also creates the need for petabyte scale storage of data from millions of devices. A new type of Storage is required which seamlessly integrates robust data analytics with massive scale. These storage systems will act as “smart systems” provide in-place analytics that speed discovery and enable businesses to quickly derive meaningf...