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The Cloud Security Alliance Houston Chapter promotes best practices for secure Cloud Computing. The newly updated Houston Chapter is a highly active CSA chapter here in Texas with regular meetings.

The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) today has more than 82,000 members and is led by its founding charter members, a broad coalition of industry practitioners, corporations, associations and other key stakeholders.

Our mission within the Houston Chapter is to provide a forum for security and IT practitioners to network, share knowledge, and to advance cloud computing and cloud security methods within our profession. The Houston Chapter provides education on the uses of Cloud Computing to help secure all other forms of computing. We invite you to join the Houston Chapter of the CSA. All monthly chapter events will be posted on this meetup site.

Events are managed by the Chapter Board

Chapter President: Leo Magallon, CISSP, CISA

Chapter Co-Chair: Peter Vogt

Board Director: Priya Aswani

MEMBERSHIP IS FREE

HOUSTON CHAPTER BOARD: Board Members (http://www.meetup.com/CSAHoustonChapter/pages/Chapter_Board/)

Upcoming events (1)

Cloud Security Summit, sponsored by AWS and Palo Alto @ Minute Maid Park

Use the following link to register and mark attending in this meetup as well. https://signup.paloaltonetworks.com/ehome/379574?reference=csahoustonmeetup The Cloud Security Alliance - Houston Chapter invites you to attend The Cloud Security Summit sponsored by AWS with Palo Alto Networks, as well as other providers, partners and peers. This is a great opportunity to network, get to know the Houston AWS team and learn about topics that interest you with regards to cloud security. Our morning agenda is packed with sessions that will address the various challenges you’ll encounter as you make your journey to the cloud. A More Secure Everywhere: In our main session, we will explore how to apply elements of Zero Trust, prevention and security automation to enable enterprises, like yours, to accelerate innovation through the use of public cloud services and SaaS. Start Secure, Stay Secure: A presentation with our sponsor AWS will help you understand what security is available from your providers, and what you need to do to stay secure throughout your journey Building A Zero Trust Model In The Cloud: In this presentation, we will explore the importance of implementing a Zero Trust model for your cloud infrastructure. Our after-lunch agenda is jam-packed with more technical sessions. Here is the selection: •Never Trust, Always Validate: How do you gain visibility? •Security Best Practices for Common Cloud Architectures: Get help with this critical step in your digital transformation. •End-to-End Cloud Security Automation with Terraform & Ansible: Learn how to use Terraform providers for AWS, Azure, or Google Cloud, to automate the creation of your cloud infrastructure complete with a VM-Series firewall. •Portable and Secure: Embracing Containers Without Fear: Get your team more coordinated and utilizing security tools to solve technical challenges. Join us on at Minute Maid Park, on Wednesday, January 23rd, at 9:00 a.m. Our experts and guest speakers will help you secure your cloud transformation, every step of the way. We’ll also have autograph signings with Astros Hall of Famer Jeff Bagwell, and six-time MLB all-star and world series winner Lance Berkman during the cocktail reception. Agenda. 8:30 am Registration 9:00 am PARTNER PAVILION 9:30 am Welcome & Introduction 9:45 am A More Secure Everywhere 10:30 am Start Secure, Stay Secure – AWS 11:00 am Break 11:15 am Cloud Security: A Panel of Your Peers 11:35 am Building A Zero Trust Model in the Cloud 12:00 pm Networking Lunch – PARTNER PAVILION 12:45 pm Security Best Practices for Common Cloud Architectures 1:10 pm Securing the Public Cloud 1:35 pm Is Your Office 365 Data Protected? 2:00 pm Portable and Secure: Embracing Containers without Fear 2:25 pm Guest Keynote: Houston Astros VP of IT and CIO 2:50 pm Closing Remarks 3:00 pm Cocktail Reception, PARTNER PAVILION & Houston Astros Alumni Autograph signings 4:00 pm Event Concludes

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