2019 Seattle Symposium
Navigating the Path to Cloud Security Maturity

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Tuesday, January 15, 2019 | 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Courtyard Marriott Seattle Downtown/Pioneer Square, 612 2nd Avenue, Seattle, WA

Securing the cloud is fundamentally different, yet there are very few guidebooks or clear methods to ensure adequate protection. Leading-edge organizations are doing amazing things with cloud-native and DevSecOps approaches, but they’ve matured their security operational capabilities the hard way.

The urgency is clear. Cloud is happening in your organization, whether you know it or not. Given the intractable skills gap and the move towards business-driven technology innovation (implemented by Shadow IT), the future is now. And you can either get on the cloud security bus or find yourself under it.

In this fun and enlightening 5-hour symposium, you will learn to build secure and resilient cloud-based applications and infrastructure that blow away what you can do in traditional environments. We will map out a three phased approach for maturing your cloud security operations and leave with very clear objectives and milestones to implement in your cloud. We also will discuss cutting-edge secure cloud design patterns, and understand how to leverage native cloud features, from networking and identity management through application security and serverless architectures.

Points for discussion include:

  • The Securosis/IANS Cloud Security Maturity Model
  • Being cloud native versus a cloud tourist
  • Best practices to set up a secure cloud environment
  • How serverless functions enable continuous cloud security
  • Implementing Guardrails around your Cloud
  • Securing the Continuous Deployment Pipeline
  • Practical Automation (DevSecOps)
  • Market tested design patterns for logging/monitoring
  • Consistent multi-cloud visibility and control


Participants will leave with a clear understanding of how to mature their cloud security capabilities, implementing best practices and equipped with tactics and patterns to their secure cloud environments. 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.

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2019 Seattle Symposium Facilitators


Mike Rothman

IANS Faculty
Mike has been in the information security industry for over 10 years. He is currently President and Analyst at Securosis, a firm exclusively focused on information security and research analysis. He started Security Incite in 2006 to provide the "voice of reason" in what was considered an overhyped, yet underwhelming security industry. After a brief detour as SVP, Strategy and Chief Marketing Officer at eIQNetworks, Mike joined Securosis at the start of 2010 with a "rejuvenated cynicism" about security. In 2007, Mike published "The Pragmatic CSO" to introduce technically oriented security professionals to the nuances of what is required to become a senior security professional. Mike graduated from Cornell University with a degree in Operations Research and Industrial Engineering.

Courtyard Marriott Seattle Downtown/Pioneer Square

612 2nd Avenue, Seattle, WA 98104

Attendee Qualification

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.

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