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CloudPassage Webinar: PCI Compliant Servers in the Cloud

November 05
09:16 2012

Web Hosting NewsSan Francisco, CA – Learn how to help obtain security and compliance in the public cloud by joining industry luminaries for a free webinar this week. Andrew Hay, chief evangelist for CloudPassage®, and Sean Patterson, sales engineer manager for Rackspace, will cover the challenges of achieving PCI compliance in the public cloud, and the tactics to overcome them, among other security topics.

The PCI Compliant Servers in the Cloud webinar will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 7 at 11 a.m. PDT / 2 p.m. EDT. Register online for the 45-minute webinar by visiting:

Compliance in the cloud was previously considered an oxymoron, but cloud users today are achieving compliance levels that were traditionally only held for infrastructure with dedicated hardware. Attendees will learn from two cloud security experts who will offer practical strategies to help organizations adhere to the tenets of the PCI DSS.

More specifically, attendees will gain insights into:

  • Changes that come with the shared responsibility model
  • Building on top of the Rackspace Cloud
  • The primary concerns of PCI in the cloud
  • Why PCI compliance and cloud can work
  • What it takes to be PCI compliant in the public cloud
  • How CloudPassage Halo® can help address 11 out of 12 PCI DSS requirements

About the Presenters
Andrew Hay is chief evangelist at CloudPassage. Prior to joining CloudPassage, Andrew served as a senior security analyst for 451 Research’s Enterprise Security Practice (ESP), providing technology vendors, private equity firms, venture capitalists and end-users with strategic advisory services – including competitive research, new product and go-to-market positioning, investment due diligence and tactical partnership, and M&A strategy. Through his work at 451 Research, Andrew was instrumental in securing tens of millions of dollars in equity investment for numerous security product vendors. He is a veteran strategist with more than a decade of experience related to endpoint, network and security management technologies.

Sean Patterson is a senior manager of SMB Solutions Engineering for Rackspace. He graduated from the University of Texas of the Permian Basin with a bachelor’s degree in history. After a brief stint as a public school teacher, he launched his IT career in 1997, beginning with desktop support. Prior to Rackspace, he spent time at General Electric and Pratt & Whitney in a systems administration capacity, and later as a technical trainer. He joined Rackspace in 2001 as a support technician. In 2006, he made a shift to solutions engineering, wherein he consulted with current and prospective customers to architect hosted IT solutions to meet their business and technical requirements. In 2008, Sean transitioned into management, and in 2011 took over management of Rackspace’s cloud solutions engineering team. Today, Sean leads Rackspace’s SMB Solutions Engineering and Technical Sales Representative organizations, enabling customers to leverage the full power of the Rackspace Open Cloud to solve their business problems.

About CloudPassage
CloudPassage is the leading provider of public and private cloud server security and creator of Halo®, the industry’s first security and compliance platform purpose-built for elastic cloud environments. Halo operates across public, private and hybrid clouds. Industry-leading companies like Foursquare, Avatar New York, and Martini Media trust Halo to seamlessly manage their server security configuration, host-based firewalls, intrusion detection and server account auditing from one system. Headquartered in San Francisco, Calif., CloudPassage is backed by Benchmark Capital, Tenaya Capital and other leading investors. For more information, please visit

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