For a short while concerns over public cloud security dipped. That’s because the cloud market matured, understanding of the relative risks increased, and the worst imaginings of the naysayers failed to materialise. During this time public cloud became the default choice for many workloads, even those involving sensitive data.

But now security is becoming a serious consideration again – thanks in no small part to the imminent arrival of the EU General Data Protection Regulation and related legislation coming out of Europe. The fines attached to the new Regulation have certainly focused minds, but the new rules are not the only cause for concern.

Also front of mind are the massive increase in connectivity and complexity associated with the internet of things. As we know, complexity has a nasty habit of increasing vulnerability. Together with a rise in the number of targeted attacks on multi-tenanted cloud resources, CIOs would be forgiven to reverting to Plan A: keep the data where I can see it.

During this web seminar and in the accompanying white paper, we will be looking at the nuances of cloud security including:

  • The important changes in GDPR and how they affect the cloud
  • What cloud vendors are doing to comply with GDPR
  • Why server-hugging is not the right response to regulatory and security woes
  • Securing the IoT
  • Dealing with cloud complexity


John Leonard

John Leonard

Research Director, Computing

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John Leonard is responsible for the setting up and running qualitative and quantitative surveys for Computing Research's clients in order to assess the opinions and experiences of IT professionals on issues important to the industry, such as cloud computing, bring-your-own-device (BYOD) and the IT decision making process as a whole.

Stuart Sumner

Editor, Computing

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Stuart Sumner is editorial director of Computing, V3 and the Inquirer.

During his time at Incisve Media he has overseen the transition of Computing from a print-first publication, to a truly multi-channel media brand encompassing events, website and apps, whilst ensuring it retains the same depth and authority of content on which its reptuation is founded.

He is also responsible for Computing's sister titles V3 and the Inquirer.

Previously he spent 10 years in the IT industry as a programme manager, where he was responsible for the delivery of corporate WAN rollouts for global blue-chip companies.

Stuart has also written for Time Out and IPC Media, and in his spare time writes scripted comedy for TV and radio.


Peter Agathangelou

Independent IT Contractor

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I have had a varied and extensive career within IT mainly within the banking industry. I was involved with rolling out the world's first Foreign Exchange system FXNET at some of the world'd biggest banks including Chase Manhattan, Citibank, Barclays, Nat West. In recent years my focus has been mainly in looking at the threat to Cyber security and while at Hamilton Fraser (a specialist insurance and property services organisation), developed the processes and policies that enabled the company to attain certification to ISO27001 and Cyber Essentials. I am also a member of ISACA London Chapter


Colin O’Rourke

Oracle Principal Presales Consultant – Cyber Security

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Colin O’Rourke works as a Principal Presales Consultant at Oracle, specialising in Cyber Security, Information Security across On-Premise, Cloud and Hybrid environments. He is responsible for helping organisations understand the most appropriate Oracle technology solutions that map on to their security requirements to enable an improved security posture, while also accelerating their response to compliance requirements.


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