Architecting and Maturing your Cloud

Tuesday, June 6, 2017– 10:00am-3:00pm at Hilton Columbus Downtown

Business leaders usually drive the push to Cloud. 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 XaaS. We’ve also seen costs explode unexpectedly when there is no clear plan, or when security requirements are not included in the plan. As the pace of Cloud adoption increases, and more critical workloads move to the Cloud, these environments are growing as a major surface layer of attack.

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 to drill into the various challenges and solutions. Through a blend of thought leadership, interactive group discussion, and a group exercise, participants will walk away with clear guidance and real world solutions to implement immediately.

Topics Include:

  • How do you determine which workloads to move to the Cloud?
  • How do you build a plan to enable a successful transition?
  • How do you protect against DDoS in the Cloud?
  • Managing Threat Intelligence in a Cloud environment?
  • What are the strategies for encryption and key management in the Cloud?
  • Best practices for MFA, SSO and monitoring in a Cloud environment?


Participants will leave with a clear understanding of how to develop—or improve – your organization’s cloud strategy so that it’s clear, effective and secure. You’ll also leave with new and renewed peer connections in your area. 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.


George Gerchow

George Gerchow

IANS Faculty

Sumo Logic's Vice President of Security and Compliance