Past Meetup

LA/SoCal Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) Chapter Meeting

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Come and join us as we scope out the newly forming local chapter of the Cloud Security Alliance. Please RSVP in advance

Speaker Bio

Thomas Trappler ( has extensive experience leading enterprise-wide IT procurement and vendor management initiatives and negotiations. He is an
internationally recognized expert in cloud computing risk mitigation via contract negotiation and vendor management.

Dubbed the “Cloud Contract Advisor” by Computerworld, Mr. Trappler has presented at numerous events, including Gartner Catalyst, Cloud Expo, CA World, Security Threats Conference, and the Educause Annual Conference. He writes a monthly column for Computerworld regarding cloud computing contracts, coauthored the book “Contracting for Cloud Services”, and has published articles on cloud contracting and open source software
for Educause Review. Mr. Trappler has lectured at UCLA and the Polytechnic Institute of New York University, and developed and teaches the seminar “Cloud Computing Risk Mitigation Via Contract Negotiation & Vendor Management”.

Presentation Synopsis

The acquisition of cloud computing services presents a paradigm shift from traditional IT procurement, and brings with it a unique set of risks. A client must identify, analyze and mitigate these risks relative to their unique needs and tolerance for risk in each specific use case. This presentation will highlight a framework to mitigate cloud computing risks via contract negotiation and vendor management.


There are parking meters (free after 6pm) along the ocean avenue. There are Santa monica Public Parking Lots (#2 and #4) on 2nd street that are free for the first 90 minutes.