The IDC Cloud Leadership Forum presents in-depth coverage of recent trends in cloud computing. Christian Cachin will speak at the IDC Cloud Leadership Forum in Vienna on April 9 and cover security technology developed by TClouds.
Find more information about the IDC Cloud Leadership Forum at
In its role as a key driver of the Cloud Computing security research community, the TClouds project officially sponsors the 3rd IEEE Workshop on Security and Privacy Engineering, to be held as part of the IEEE 9th World Congress on Services, June 27-July 2, 2013, Santa Clara Marriott, CA, USA (Center of Silicon Valley).
Built upon the success of spectrum of conferences within the IEEE World Congress on Services, the Security and Privacy Engineering (SPE 2013) workshop is a unique place to exchange ideas of engineering secure systems in the context of service computing or cloud computing. The emphasis on engineering in security and privacy of services differentiates the workshop from other traditional prestigious security and privacy workshops, symposiums and conferences. The practicality and value realization are examined by practitioners from leading industries as well as scientists from academia.
The submission deadline was extended to April 1st, 2013; contributions are highly welcome!
There is an event on "Cloud and your business". It will take place in London, UK on 19th March 2013. Beneath you will find the link to the event, a short description, the programme and some information how you can register.
Cloud Computing promises to reduce costs and to push innovation; however, before deciding whether to incorporate this within your business model, it is wise to recognise the factors associated with this technology first. Against this backdrop, SMi Group’s timely, interactive masterclass will provide an overview of what the Cloud is, but more importantly, what the Cloud is not.
Key concerns and the realities of what it means to have your business in the Cloud will be carefully considered and addressed as potential issues of buying into the Cloud. How to avoid these potential issues will be demonstrated along with some practical examples of how you might employ the Cloud. In addition to soVision, this full-day session will feature a Cloud infrastructure expert from Rise to discuss some of the more technical aspects of the infrastructure behind the scenes.
09.00 Welcome & Introductions
09.10 What the Cloud is, but more importantly, what the Cloud isn't
• Understand how your organisation can benefit and if it is the right fit for your business
• Realise the differences between various Cloud Providers in the marketplace
09.50 Security and Risk Concerns shifting to a Cloud environment
• Comparison of IaaS provider Datacentre level security and typical end user network security
• Cost, Downtime, Maintenance, Redundancy, Performance
10.50 Morning Coffee
11.10 Live demonstrations of Cloud solutions applied in a various business scenarios
• The benefits a hosted desktop solution brings
• See real-time secure collaborative communications on multiple devices, ie. iPhone/iPad, Thin Client, Laptops, and others…
12.00 Group Discussion
12.30 End of Session
HOW TO BOOK
Register online: www.smi-online.co.uk/utilities-cloud.asp
Contact Teri Arri
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7827 6162
The Unit "Trust and Security" (F5) of the European Commission Directorate General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology (DG CONNECT) and the European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA) are organizing the Annual Privacy Forum 2012 (APF’2012).
It will be a two day event with the objective to provide a forum to academia, industry and policy makers in the field.
Date: 10th and 11th of October 2012 at Limassol
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2011 ACM Cloud Computing Security Workshop (CCSW) at CCS
October 21, 2011, SWISSOTEL Chicago
Due to popular demand and to synchronize with CCS submissions, the
deadline for CCSW has been extended until July 16th.
Notwithstanding the latest buzzword (grid, cloud, utility computing,
SaaS, etc.), large-scale computing and cloud-like infrastructures are
here to stay. How exactly they will look like tomorrow is still for
the markets to decide, yet one thing is certain: clouds bring with
them new untested deployment and associated adversarial models and
vulnerabilities. CCSW aims to bring together researchers and
practitioners in all security aspects of cloud-centric and outsourced
computing, including (but not limited to):
+ practical cryptography for cloud security
+ secure resource virtualization
+ secure data management outsourcing
+ practical privacy & integrity for outsourcing
+ foundations of cloud-centric threat models
+ secure computation outsourcing
+ remote attestation mechanisms
+ sandboxing and VM-based enforcements
+ trust and policy management in clouds
+ secure identity management mechanisms
+ web service security paradigms and mechanisms
+ cloud-centric regulatory compliance
+ business & security risk models and clouds
+ cost & usability models and their interaction with security in clouds
+ scalability of security in global-size clouds
+ trusted computing technology and clouds
+ binary analysis of software for remote attestation and cloud protection
+ network security mechanisms for clouds
+ emerging cloud programming models security
+ energy/costs/efficiency of security in clouds
We would like to especially encourage novel paradigms and controversial
ideas that are not on the above list. The workshop is to act as a
fertile ground for creative debate and interaction in security-
sensitive areas of computing impacted by clouds.
CCSW is soliciting full papers of up to 12 pages and short papers of
up to 6 pages. Submissions must be in double-column ACM format with a
font no smaller than 10 point (note: pages must be numbered). Only
PDF files will be accepted. Submissions not meeting these guidelines
risk rejection without consideration of their merits. Accepted papers
will be published by ACM Press and/or the ACM Digital Library.
*** Both research and position/vision/white papers are invited ***
Submissions must not substantially overlap with papers that have been
published or that are simultaneously submitted to a journal or a
conference with proceedings. All authors and their affiliations
must be listed.
Proposals for panels are also solicited. The proposals are to be
concise, up to 2 pages in length, describe the handled topics, name
potential panelists and briefly scope the panel for CCSW. Disruptive
and controversial panels are particularly encouraged.
Submissions due: July 16, 2011 (18:00 UTC)
Author notification: August 11, 2011
Camera-ready: August 22, 2011
Panel submissions due: August 10, 2011
Workshop: October 21, 2011
14th & 15th November, Hotel Schiphol A4, Amsterdam
Book by 15th July and save £300
Visit www.smartgridcybersecurity.co.uk to secure your place
Knowledge Partner: Alliander
SMi’s European Smart Grid Cyber Security and Privacy 2011 will take place on the 14th & 15th November in Amsterdam. As the second event in our Cyber Security portfolio, European Smart Grid Cyber Security and Privacy will address the future Smart Grid Cyber Security threat landscape and is the ideal opportunity for you to engage, network and understand how the industry intends on responsibly developing and deploying our future global infrastructure. For more information and to book your place visit www.smartgridcybersecurity.co.uk.