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Cloud Security Alliance Announces World Class Speaker Line Up for Second Annual Federal Summit

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Program to Feature Insights and Perspectives into the Federal Government Cloud Strategy and Use of Cloud Services along with Best Practices to Ensure Cloud Security in Regulatory Environments

Washington, DC – April 28, 2016 – The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) today announced a world-class line up of speakers and presentations for its second annual Cloud Security Alliance Federal Summit, a one day free-for-government event taking place at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center. The event, scheduled to take place on May 12, is expected to draw 250 information security professionals from civilian and defense agencies to exchange experiences, lessons learned and best practices for securely implementing cloud computing to support agency missions.

“Agencies today are being tasked with new requirements and mandates when it comes to deploying cloud services. It is now more important than ever to provide an educational platform where these information security professionals can understand and prepare for the future direction of cloud security requirements in order to effectively leverage cloud-based services,” said Jim Reavis, co-founder and CEO of the Cloud Security Alliance. “This year’s event was carefully built on the success of last year’s event where, for the first time, attendees gained unique expert access and insight that they could readily apply within their own environment. We look forward to doing that once again this year, with even greater content and use cases.”

The program will feature presentations from some of the most prominent names and organizations in the federal space including an opening keynote presentation by:

Tony Scott, U.S. Chief Information Officer, Office of Management and Budget, Executive Office of the President (pending agency approval).

Additional speakers and panelists include:

  • Emery Csulak, Chief Information Security Officer, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • Joe Paiva, Chief Information Officer, International Trade Administration
  • Jim Tunnessen, Chief Technology Officer, Food Safety and Inspection Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • Noah Kunin, Director of Delivery Architecture and Infrastructure Services, 18F, U.S. General Services Administration
  • Matt Goodrich, FedRAMP Director, U.S. General Services Administration
  • John Hale, ‎Chief, Enterprise Applications, Defense Information Systems Agency

In addition to the one-day event, the CSA will be holding a CCSK (Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge) Foundation Training at the Carr Workplaces at The Willard in Washington, D.C. Taking place on May 11 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., the CCSK Foundation course is based on V3.0 of the CCSK exam and the CSA Security Guidance for Critical Areas of Cloud Computing V3.0. The Cloud Computing Security Knowledge-Foundation class provides attendees with a comprehensive one day review of cloud security fundamentals and prepares them to take the Cloud Security Alliance CCSK v3.0 certificate exam. This is a fee-based workshop. For more information on this CCSK Foundation Training event, please visit:

WHAT Cloud Security Alliance Federal Summit 2016
WHEN Wednesday, May 11, 2016
7:30 am – 8:00 am: Doors Open, Breakfast and Opening of Cloud Security Exhibition Hall
8:00 am – 4:30 pm: Conference Program
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm: Cocktail Reception
WHERE Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Washington, DC
Room: Atrium Hall
MEDIA REGISTRATION Email [email protected]

Members of the media and analyst community interested in attending the event should contact[email protected] for more information, to receive press credentials and to schedule interviews with CSA leadership and conference speakers.

About Cloud Security Alliance

The Cloud Security Alliance is a not-for-profit organization with a mission to promote the use of best practices for providing security assurance within Cloud Computing, and to provide education on the uses of Cloud Computing to help secure all other forms of computing. The Cloud Security Alliance is led by a broad coalition of industry practitioners, corporations, associations and other key stakeholders. For further information, visit us at, and follow us on Twitter @cloudsa.

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