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The Cloud’s Higher Calling – Building the Cloud of the Future

At Cloud Expo, FireHost’s Kurt Hagerman to discuss how and why today’s cloud providers are missing the security mark

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Next-Gen Cloud. Whatever you call it, there's a higher calling for cloud computing that requires providers to change their spots and move from a commodity mindset to a premium one. Businesses can no longer maintain the status quo that today's service providers offer. Yes, the continuity, speed, mobility, data access and connectivity are staples of the cloud and always will be. But cloud providers that plan to not only exist tomorrow - but to lead - know that security must be the top priority for the cloud and are delivering it now.

In his session at 14th Cloud Expo, Kurt Hagerman, Chief Information Security Officer at FireHost, will detail why and how you can have both infrastructure performance and enterprise-grade security - and what tomorrow's cloud provider will look like.

Attendees of this session:

  • Will examine how and why today's cloud providers are missing the security mark
  • What tomorrow's provider must do in order to stay relevant and stay in the game
  • Gain insight into achieving security and performance and better understand that there does not have to be a tradeoff of one to get the other

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Speaker Bio:
As chief information security officer (CISO) for FireHost, Kurt Hagerman is responsible for all aspects of security and compliance for both corporate and customer facing products. He is responsible for leading FireHost in attaining ISO, PCI, HIPAA and other certifications, which allows FireHost customers to more easily achieve their own compliance requirements.

Hagerman was most recently the managing director of the southwest region and PCI practice director for Coalfire Systems, Inc., a leading IT Security GRC company and QSA. During his twenty plus years in the field of information technology he has held a wide number of positions encompassing many IT and security disciplines including: network engineering, systems engineering, security engineering, and IT auditing and compliance. Hagerman regularly speaks and writes on information security topics in the payments and health care spaces, as well as on cloud security. He holds CISA and CISSP certifications and is an active participant on the Cloud Security Alliance SME council as well as on the Public Policy Committee of the Internet Infrastructure Coalition. Hagerman holds a BS in Industrial Management from Purdue University.

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