Architecting and Maturing Your Cloud

Thursday, October 11, 2018– 10:00am-3:00pm at The Westin Cincinnati

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Business leaders usually drive the push to the cloud, but security leaders need to help plan the migration path and mature existing cloud environments over time. Cloud disruptors, from Netflix to Uber, are everywhere. We have seen the benefits of anything-as-a-service – and we’ve also seen costs explode unexpectedly when there is no clear plan or when security requirements are not considered. As the pace of cloud adoption increases and more critical workloads move to the cloud, these environments are growing into a major attack surface.

If you are just exploring or preparing for the cloud, or are already knee deep in it, this symposium is for you.

Symposium leader George Gerchow, a long-time veteran of the information security community, will facilitate the session and drill into the various challenges and solutions. Through a blend of thought leadership, interactive discussion and a group exercise, participants will gain clear guidance and walk away with real-world solutions to implement immediately.

Topics Include:

  • Determining which workloads to move to the cloud
  • Planning a successful transition
  • Protecting against DDoS
  • Managing threat intelligence
  • Creating strategies for encryption and key management
  • Implementing best practices for MFA, SSO and monitoring


Participants will leave with a clear understanding of how to develop – or improve – their organization’s cloud strategy so that it’s clear, effective and secure. They will also leave with new and renewed peer connections. Our hope is that this symposium’s value brings IANS to mind when participants face infosec opportunities and challenges in the future.


This symposium is designed with CISOs, security architects and SecOps leaders in mind, but security practitioners and risk managers of all types are welcome.

This event is for IANS clients and invited guests — there is no vendor sponsorship or presence.

*This Symposium is produced by IANS, which reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to limit or deny access to the Symposium to any entity or individual. IANS’ receipt of a registration application does not constitute acceptance. Individuals from Information Security Solution Providers (software, hardware, and consulting companies) are not eligible to attend. Symposiums are open to IANS clients that are Credential Holders and qualified Information Security Practitioners identified by IANS.


George Gerchow

George Gerchow

IANS Faculty

Sumo Logic's Vice President of Security and Compliance