Today at RSA I’m attending the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) summit where Scott Charney, corporate vice president of Trustworthy Computing, just received the CSA Industry Leadership award. For background, Scott is the leader of Trustworthy Computing, where his responsibilities include security strategy at Microsoft and the extension of solutions more broadly across the IT industry such as the Security Development Lifecycle.. Scott’s award recognizes his many contributions in the field of Security and his early engagement discussing security research and best practices for customers during the CSAs early days. Recently, Microsoft became the first major provider to complete a CSA STAR entry, which allows potential cloud customers to review the security practices of providers.
Tomorrow morning Scott will present an RSA keynote entitled: Making a Case for Security Optimism. He will share key security industry accomplishments that will have long-term impact and together form a basis for optimism. On Wednesday night, we’re looking forward to hosting what will be a great industry appreciation party and on Thursday morning Jeff Jones and Tim Rains on my team will present on the global threat landscape in a Security Intelligence Report (SIR) session. Jeff recommends, in his post, a few Microsoft sessions to attend during RSA and throughout the week he’ll report on our daily experiences at the show. This is already proving to be an exciting week here at RSA!