To kick off 2019 we have a great talk lined up. Everybody wants
to get into, onto, and embrace the cloud.
Cloud adoption continues to accelerate with Forbes magazine predicting
that 83% of enterprise 'workloads' will be in the cloud by 2020.
What are the top three risks of moving to the cloud? Insufficient
policy guidance and planning when migrating IT services to the cloud
causes both confusion and missed opportunities. Not identifying threat
actors and threat models applicable to how your organization delivers
IT services via the cloud leads to investments in the wrong security
solutions. Treating the cloud as an IT problem instead of a
strategic business initiative results in lagging performance. If
you want to both mitigate these risks and also unlock tomorrow, this
talk is for you.
Rodney Hampton is a Solutions Architect for the
largest cybersecurity solutions integrator and a subject matter expert
on cloud security. Rodney learned programming on his first
computer, a Commodore Vic-20, in 1982 and was a computer enthusiast
long before I.T. became his career. He now has 18 years of
professional experience working his way up and over from web
development to infrastructure and finally to security. Before
joining Optiv, he was the Security Manager for a Fortune 500 oil and
gas company. Rodney's formal education includes an Associate of
Science degree in Business, Magna Cum Laude, a BA in History from The
Ohio State University, and a JD, Magna Cum Laude, from Western Michigan
University. Rodney is a Certified Information Systems Security
Professional and he holds several other vendor-specific
certifications. He and his wife live near Nashville where they
raise their three children.