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The Working Cloud: Tackling the Security Risks

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Cloud, Cloud, Cloud, it's everywhere we turn.

Cloud computing offers a credible alternative to traditional IT delivery models.  But there's no doubt about it - entrusting infrastructure and data to a third party will reduce control and introduces new risks that need to be managed.  Rather than being the Department of "NO" come and hear about the approach Delaware is using to setting clear expectations with vendors about the protection of government data in the cloud.

What you'll learn:

  • How to avoid being the Department of "NO"
  • How to balance the benefits of cloud computing while still keeping your data safe and secure
  • How to determine the most important things to require of your Cloud providers
  • What's on the horizon for security controls for cloud computing


Elayne Starkey

Elayne StarkeyElayne Starkey is the Chief Security Officer in Delaware’s Department of Technology and Information (DTI), responsible for Delaware’s enterprise-wide cyber security, disaster recovery, and continuity of operations programs.  Elayne is the Chair of the Delaware Information Security Officer Team and a member of the Governor’s Homeland Security Council.  She is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP®), and a Computer Week’s Federal 100 winner.  She was honored as one of 10 most Influential People in Government Information Security, a Distinguished Alumni Award from James Madison University, and has testified before the US Senate on cybersecurity.

Prior to joining DTI, she was the Chief Information Officer for the Delaware Department of Public Safety.  She was named the Public Safety Employee of the Year in 2000 and served on the Governor’s Information Services Task Force that created DTI.

Elayne has private sector software engineering experience at Xerox Corporation in Rochester, New York, and Perdue Farms Inc. in Salisbury, Maryland.

Elayne holds a BS degree in computer science, math, and business administration from James Madison University and an MS degree in Computer Science from Rochester Institute of Technology with concentrations in Software Engineering and Data Communications.

Elayne is a lifelong volunteer mentor and is passionate about encouraging young women to pursue careers in science, technology, and math (STEM).

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