THE FUTURE OF INFORMATION SECURITY TODAY
Hot Topics 2011
Matching tomorrow’s promise with today’s reality – the European Identity Conference has become the place, where thought leaders from all over the world meet with enterprise users and discuss innovations and their impact on enterprise infrastructures.
With more than 100 speakers, a large number of exhibitors and more than 500 participants from around the world, EIC & CLOUD is considered one of the most important international conference events for IT and business professionally interested in keeping abreast of developments in Identity & Access management (IAM), Governance, Risk & Compliance (GRC) and Cloud Security.
Bringing together technology and business has always been our focus in putting together the program for EIC & CLOUD. The conference is all about showcasing practical experience and no-nonsense solutions. While the technical dimensions of Identity management and Cloud Computing continue to pose daunting challenges for corporations and government organizations everywhere, business professionals face a completely different set of issues which they will find addressed at EIC & CLOUD. No amount of fancy tools is going to fix a process that is fundamentally flawed, after all.
Thought Leadership & Best Practices in Identity Management, Cloud Computing & GRC is the motto of this year’s EIC & CLOUD. Together with our agenda partners ISACA, OASIS, Kantara Initiative, Cloud Security Alliance and OpenID Foundation we offer you 4 parallel tracks consisting of keynotes, workshops, panels and meetings and – new this year – the “World Café” moderated by Identity guru Dave Kearns in order to provide a world-class event that will help you meet the challenges that lie ahead.
EIC 2011 Identity Management World Café: Integrated IdM – and how to get there
May 11th, 10:30 – 16:30
In The World Café you get to create the agenda, the data, and the presentation as we try to harness the wisdom of the crowd. There’ll be tables set up for each of the general areas of IdM/IAM implementation strategies (Single vendor, Best of breed, in the Datacenter, in the Cloud) – multiple tables for each. Sprinkled around will be vendors, analysts, consultants and other experts to answer factual questions or spur discussion. Every 30-40 minutes we’ll ask attendees to switch tables. The entire session will run about 4 hours, but we don’t expect people to be with us for all of that time. You can come and go in small chunks, go out to another session, then come back again.
International Privacy and IT Security Law – Crash Course for IT Professionals
May 12th, 10:30 – 15:00
Cloud computing, first and foremost, is providing great opportunities to quickly and with low budget implement new applications and services. Wether it was some collaboration tool with federated authentication for project members in various countries, or some data storage and access shared beyond frontiers – technology nowadays is more and more not the reason anymore why a company might not do this. But – what about the legal implications? Where are project data and personal information stored? Who has access from which country? Where are access decisions taken?
Dr. Jörg Hladjk will take you through the most important legal principles and talk about the main differences between different countries. After this 3-hour training you will know which questions to ask and you will have a better understanding of basic compliance strategies when implementing IT systems cross-border.
KuppingerCole Expert Analysts
|Prof. Dr. Friedrich Holl
|Prof. Dr. Sachar Paulus
Cloud Computing is revolutionizing the way companies deal with partners, customers and suppliers, tearing down borders, unlocking the power of truly global systems and processes that are orders of magnitude more powerful and efficient than those in use today. But Cloud Computing is also putting pressure on experienced IT professionals to go with the flow or get out of the way.
At the same time, IT and business is being forced to deal with a whole new range of security and compliance issues that take into account the different rules, regulations and cultures of customers and partners in other continents and legal systems. The words “data protection” can have a totally different meaning for, say, someone living in Europe. Terms like privacy and segregation of duties need to be redefined as companies move to the Cloud if they hope to do business successfully.