Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Second Annual 27K: Security Summit for the Americas meets in San Francisco

From Monday, September 26th to Thursday, September 29th, 2016, the second annual 27K: The Security Summit for the Americas took place at the South San Francisco Conference Center in South San Francisco, California. The conference brought together experts in the ISO/IEC 27001 Information Security Management System (ISMS) standard along with people on the front lines of international IT security to promote the standard in the Western Hemisphere. See the 27K Summit website for full details on the conference.

Ryan Hill, Community Engagement Manager for
atsec information security manning their booth

The summit was attended by more than 120 individuals and was sponsored by more than 20 IT security companies, including atsec information security. This year’s conference was focused on the challenges of security in the area of Cloud Computing.

The 27K Summit started with a day of workshops on Monday that covered topics from introductions to the standard to harmonizing ISO/IEC 27001 with other standards. Day two, Tuesday, began with opening remarks from Ryan Hill, atsec’s Community Engagement Manager, followed by keynote presentations from Jim Reavis, Co-Founder and CEO of the Cloud Security Alliance, and Crispen Maung, Vice President of Compliance at Box.

Jim Reavis, CEO of Cloud Security Alliance,
speaking on "Security Assurance at the Speed of Cloud"

The conference continued with presentations on two tracks, Getting Started and Implementation, for the remainder of the day. The Implementation track continued into Wednesday and a new track, Enterprise Issues, was also introduced. In all there were over thirty speakers who presented.

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