Layer 7 Technologies Joins the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA)

I’m pleased to announce that Layer 7 has joined the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) as a full corporate member. For the past several years, the CSA has assumed the leadership role in defining the best practices to secure cloud applications, data, and infrastructure.

I believe that when you join a community organization, you are obliged to make a real contribution. Being a member means a lot more than just having your company logo on the sponsor list. I’ve been involved previously with the CSA, as a co-author of version 2 of its Security Guidance for Critical Areas of Focus in Cloud Computing, and as a co-author of the organization’s Top Threats in Cloud Computing document. Now that we are corporate members, Layer 7 will help to drive two important events within the CSA.

First, Layer 7 is a sponsor the CSA summit at this year’s RSA conference in San Francisco, running Feb 14-18, 2011. I was a participant at the CSA summit last year. This one-day event sold out instantly, and most attendees agree it was one of the highlights of the RSA conference. If you are in San Francisco for the 2011 RSA show, you should try to get into Monday’s CSA event. The CSA has some very special guests lined up to speak—including Vivek Kundra, US Chief CIO—and I can assure you that once again the summit will be the talk of the RSA.

I am also fortunate to be co-presenting a CSA-sponsored webinar about Managing API Security in SaaS and Cloud with Liam Lynch, eBay’s Head of Security. The rapidly growing API management space has a number of unique challenges with segmentation of roles, access to usage information, developer on-boarding, user management, and community building. Liam and I will talk about our own experiences in this space, and I will explore several case studies that illustrate each issue and its solution. I hope you can join us on Feb 23, 2011 for this talk.

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