Google’s Gerhard Eschelbeck to Keynote at Cloud Security Alliance Congress US at Privacy.Security.Risk Conference


Registration Now Open for the Industry’s Premier Gathering for Cloud Education and Best Practices

San Jose, CA – July 6, 2016The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA), the world’s leading organization dedicated to defining and raising awareness of best practices to help ensure a secure cloud computing environment, today announced that Gerhard Eschelbeck, Vice President, Security & Privacy Engineering at Google will present the opening keynote at the upcoming CSA Congress USA at thePrivacy.Security.Risk 2016 (P.S.R.) conference taking place September 13-16th in San Jose, CA.

As Vice President of Security & Privacy Engineering at Google, Eschelbeck leads the teams that ensure data and systems security, as well as user privacy. Gerhard admittedly has a passion for championing new technologies and is a trusted advisor to a number of early stage startup companies. He has published the “Laws of Vulnerabilities” and is one of the inventors of the Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS), and holds numerous patents in the field of managed network security.

“Google is a critical part of the cloud computing ecosystem and we are very excited to have Gerhard kick off this year’s event to share best practices, proven approaches and lessons learned with our conference attendees,” said Jim Reavis, CEO of the Cloud Security Alliance. “Whether you are a long time user of cloud technology or a relatively new adopter, this year’s conference is guaranteed to take your knowledge to a new level with new ideas that attendees can readily walk away with and apply to their own organization.”

Presented by the IAPP Privacy Academy and CSA Congress, the P.S.R. Conference, now in its third year, is expected to draw approximately 1,500 privacy and cloud security professionals. The event brings together two related fields—privacy and security – with important perspective to help practitioners excel in their role. The event aims to deliver the most thought-provoking speakers and sessions led by the foremost experts and provides invaluable opportunities to connect and share ideas. The join event will provide attendees with more than double the education and networking opportunities with the leading innovators and practitioners in technology, security and privacy for the price of a single conference.

Registration is now open and with an early registration discount of $200 available until August 19. The most current conference program can be found at

WHAT: Cloud Security Alliance Congress US 2016 at P.S.R.
WHEN: Workshops: September 13-14
Conference: September 15-16
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
WHERE: San Jose Marriott and San Jose Convention Center
MEDIA REGISTRATION: [email protected]

About Cloud Security Alliance
The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) is the world’s leading organization dedicated to defining and raising awareness of best practices to help ensure a secure cloud computing environment. CSA harnesses the subject matter expertise of industry practitioners, associations, governments, and its corporate and individual members to offer cloud security-specific research, education, certification, events and products. CSA’s activities, knowledge and extensive network benefit the entire community impacted by cloud — from providers and customers, to governments, entrepreneurs and the assurance industry — and provide a forum through which diverse parties can work together to create and maintain a trusted cloud ecosystem. CSA has developed the definitive best practices for the industry, such as the “Security Guidance for Critical Areas of Focus in Cloud Computing”, the “Cloud Controls Matrix”, “Top Threats to Cloud Computing” and 50 other cloud security research artifacts. For further information, visit us

About the IAPP
The International Association of Privacy Professionals is the world’s largest association of privacy professionals with more than 20,000 members across 83 countries. The IAPP is a not-for-profit association that helps to define and support the privacy profession globally. More information about the IAPP is available at

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