The IT landscape is being changed dramatically by new cloud based services, but along with the significant advantages of cloud computing come a series of new risks and questions about just how secure cloud deployments truly are. Jim Reavis, Executive Director of the Cloud Security Alliance and Tim Matthews, Sr. Director of Product Marketing at PGP Corporation will discuss:

  • Key security risks being introduced to the enterprise by the rapid adoption of cloud computing
  • Tactics for defending multi-tenant architectures housing data from multiple organizations from attackers
  • Methodology for reporting on data and applications in an outsourced environment
  • How best to understand the risk tradeoffs your organization may be faced with when moving some/all of your IT infrastructure
  • Comprehensive best practices for securing cloud computing


Tim Matthews
Prior to joining PGP, Mr. Matthews was Vice President of Marketing at Ipedo, a leading provider of database virtualization software, where he helped create the category and established Ipedo as a leader. Before starting Ipedo, Mr. Matthews was Director of Product Marketing and Management at RSA Security. While at RSA, Mr. Matthews oversaw product and marketing strategy for all encryption products, and created some of the first industry initiatives to use data encryption in secure e-mail, wireless, and VPN applications, which were implemented industry-wide by leading Internet hardware and software vendors. Mr. Matthews managed the introduction of RSA Java developer tools and its public-key infrastructure products. Prior to RSA, Mr. Matthews worked in international sales at Digital Equipment Corporation in Tokyo, where he was instrumental in helping US and European multinationals establish their Japanese operations. Mr. Matthews received a B.S. in Computer Science from Union College in Schenectady, NY.

Jim Reavis
Jim is the President of Reavis Consulting Group, LLC, where he advises security companies, large enterprises and other organizations on the implications of new trends such as Cloud and how to take advantage of them. For many years, Jim Reavis has worked in the information security industry as an entrepreneur, writer, speaker, technologist and business strategist. Jim's innovative thinking about emerging security trends have been published and presented widely throughout the industry and have influenced many. Jim is helping shape the future of information security as co-founder, executive director and driving force of the Cloud Security Alliance.