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At Big Data Expo, Vormetric CSO Sol Cates to discuss how to address data security in cloud and Big Data environments

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Cloud and Big Data present unique dilemmas: embracing the benefits of these new technologies while maintaining the security of your organization's assets. When an outside party owns, controls and manages your infrastructure and computational resources, how can you be assured that sensitive data remains private and secure? How do you best protect data in mixed use cloud and Big Data infrastructure sets? Can you still satisfy the full range of reporting, compliance and regulatory requirements?

In his session at 5th Big Data Expo, Sol Cates, CSO at Vormetric, will discuss how to address data security in cloud and Big Data environments so that your organization isn't next week's data breach headline.

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Sol Cates (@solcates) was promoted to the role of CSO at Vormetric in February 2013. As CSO, he is responsible for ensuring Vormetric's internal security profile remains robust while also understanding how security is perceived and used by IT/IS and how it drives technical decision making and buying behavior at the boardroom level. Cates partners with teams through the company to engage both customers and partners, and he speaks publicly to elevate industry understanding of data security best practices in today's complex cyber threat landscape.

The technical depth and understanding of the information security space Cates has developed over the last 17 years is rooted in the intelligence community, financial services industry and other large enterprise organizations. He originally joined Vormetric in 2003, when he spent four years as a systems engineer. After holding a similar role at SignaCert (acquired by Harris) for three years, Cates returned to Vormetric in November 2009 as director of field engineering and solutions architecture. In this role, he grew and led a world-class technical sales team to great success, by installing understanding of the business, not just the technology. As an active problem solver, he built the original prototype of Vormetric Toolkit, which enables enterprise and cloud service provider (CSP) customers to automate and accelerate their data security deployments. Cates' career also includes technical sales, engineering and support leadership roles at Tripwire, Symantec and Spectra Physics. Cates has developed many real-world solutions for customers, including iPhone and Android applications as well as elastic SaaS platforms.

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