The Cloud’s Impact on Online Security

Dave Trouse, Head of Network & Security - GoCompare, John Tridgell & Matthew Johns, Rackspace; Matthew Harkrider, Alert Logic
A 1-hr. Educational webinar for Rackspace and Alertlogic customers and prospects

Key topics include the following:

Definition of the Cloud: Public vs Private Cloud, In-house vs Outsourced
What are the key security concerns when moving to the Cloud
Achieving PCI in the context of a Cloud Solution
What are key evaluation criteria from a security perspective when moving to the Cloud (i.e. what should you be asking your hosting provider)


GoCompare.com case study
Background to GoCompare.com
Why did GoCompare.com decide to outsource?
What were the security concerns? How were they averted?
Benefits realised from Private Cloud
GoCompare.com’s view of the Cloud? Future vision?
Sep 14 2010
61 mins
The Cloud’s Impact on Online Security
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    This will be a live and interactive event, please bring your questions for our experts.
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