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4 Must-See Cloud Security Sessions at Oracle OpenWorld


Members of the CIS team are traveling to San Francisco September 16-19, 2019 for Oracle OpenWorld. We’re thrilled to be part of this event!

What to expect at OpenWorld 2019

This year, thousands of cybersecurity professionals and industry experts will join together to network and learn more about hardening cloud infrastructure. Attendees will hear from leading innovators on topics like data management, cloud computing, and transitioning to the cloud with SaaS and IaaS. Between exercise sessions, hands-on labs, demos and more, there’s a lot to choose from at Oracle OpenWorld. But don’t get overwhelmed -- check out four must-see cloud security sessions below.

Featured at Oracle OpenWorld

Automate STIG, CIS, and Custom Oracle Database Security Standards

September 17, 2019 1:45-2:30PM

Speaker: Pankaj Chandiramani

You don’t want to miss this one – learn how CIS Benchmarks configuration guidelines can help your organization meet industry security standards. Chandiramani will explore lifecycle best practices including:

  • Identifying assets
  • Prioritizing vulnerability regression
  • Remediation management

Learn how to use CIS Benchmarks – the only set of globally-recognized consensus-based cybersecurity configuration guidelines – with your own custom policies to achieve compliance and security business objectives.


Solution Keynote: Cloud Platform and Middleware Strategy and Roadmap

September 17, 2019 12:30-1:15PM

Speaker: Edward Screven, Chief Corporate Architect, Oracle

In this session, learn about the strategy and vision for Oracle’s comprehensive cloud platform services and on-premises software. Organizations have many pathways to the cloud: moving and modernizing workloads, transitioning off on-premise apps to SaaS, and optimizing IT operations and cloud security. Hear how Oracle’s application development, systems management, and security solutions leverage artificial intelligence to drive cost savings and operational efficiency for hybrid and multi-cloud ecosystems.


Solution Keynote: Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

September 17, 2019 3:15-5PM

Speaker: Clay Magouyrk, Senior Vice President, Software Development, Oracle

Hear from engineering expert Clay Magouyrk on Oracle Cloud best practices, tips and tricks of the trade, and new trends coming to cloud computing with Oracle. Magouyrk’s focus on IaaS and his background with computing, storage, and networking is sure to deliver the goods.


Oracle Cloud Marketplace: A One-Stop Shop for Accelerating Your Digital Innovation

September 18, 2019 9-9:45AM

Speakers: Mahesh Thiagarajan, Oracle

Abhi Annangi, Principal Product Manager for Oracle Cloud Marketplace, Oracle

Everyone needs access to a large ecosystem of tools and applications to accelerate their digital innovation. Oracle Cloud Marketplace provides a one-stop-shop where customers can choose from a wide variety of solutions, from IaaS to PaaS and SaaS. In this session, dive deep into how customers can have a delightful experience discovering the solutions they need and how they can leverage Oracle Cloud Marketplace to secure and production-ready end-to-end solutions on Oracle Cloud.

See you at Oracle OpenWorld

Will you be at Oracle OpenWorld? Catch one of our CIS team members at these sessions and let’s chat about how your organization can implement CIS Benchmarks and leverage the CIS Hardened Images. CIS Hardened Images are preconfigured virtual machine images which follow the security recommendations of the CIS Benchmarks. A CIS Hardened Image incorporates all of the security recommendations outlined in the CIS Benchmark applicable to the operating system and brings those to the cloud.