Security in the cloud

Robert Clark, Security Architect at HP Cloud

Cloud isn’t a buzzword – it’s a direct application of a series of incremental technologies to deliver a centralized, democratized and federated form of IT. In this talk Robert will walk the audience through a brief tour of Infrastructure as a Service style clouds, the inherent risks, advantages and challenges involved in leveraging cloud technology securely. In some places existing technologies have been adapted for cloud security, in some completely new ones have been created. This talk aims to engage the audience in a discussion around cloud security principles and best practice.

Robert is the lead security architect for HP Cloud and an HP Distinguished Technologist. He received his Masters degree in software engineering from the University of Wales, Aberystwyth where his later work focussed on cyber security and covert data exfiltration techniques. After a stint at the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN) working with high performance computers he started a career in the UK intelligence community, pursuing various cyber and information assurance roles before joining HP.

We start at 6.00pm in C22 lecture theatre in the Hugh Owen building. There will be refreshments outside C22 from 5.30.

The event is free and all are welcome.


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