Sony, Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton, Ebay, Snowden, Target,  Lea Michele, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Korea Credit Bureau, Nieman Marcus, HIIPA, Vanessa Hudgens


Cloud usage is rising, and so are the number of threats to the security and privacy of cloud-based information.

At an unprecedented pace, cloud computing has simultaneously transformed business and government, and created new security vulnerabilities; including security issues whose full impact is still emerging.  The cloud-based security industry, predicted by Gartner to hit $4.13 billion by 2017, has emerged to try to curtail these threats to company, government and personal data.

Cloud-based security is an enormous issue for companies using cloud-based applications and services as well as those whose data is being stored.

Come learn more about this growing market for cloud security solutions and what is being done to prevent these serious data breaches. Join us on Wednesday, March 18!


Featured Company:  Lastline, Inc.

logo-high-resLastline Inc., an advanced malware defense platform provider, provides proprietary solutions to global enterprise customers to improve information security and threat intelligence worldwide. Founded in 2011 by university researchers Engin Kirda, Christopher Kruegel, and Giovanni Vigna, Lastline’s security products synthesize and bring to commercial standards the founders’ award-winning, world-renowned academic research on malware analysis and countermeasures.

Just completing its second round of financing in August 2014, Lastline has raised at total of nearly $24 million in venture capital from Dell Ventures, Presidio Ventures, Redpoint Ventures and eVentures.

According to John Walecka, partner of Redpoint Ventures,  “Lastline has the most compelling advanced malware defense platform on the market.  Its software- and cloud-centric approach provides enterprises an average of ten times the value of first-generation APT (Advanced Package Tool) security solutions. Lastline can detect evasive malware that is crafted to bypass detection of open source and first-generation sandboxing technology.”

Keynote Speaker: Giovanni Vigna, PhD, Co-founder and CTO, Lastline, Inc.

vignaGiovanni Vigna has been researching and developing security technology for more than 20 years, working on malware analysis, web security, vulnerability assessment, and intrusion detection. He is presently on leave from his position as Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of California in Santa Barbara and the director of the Center for CyberSecurity at UCSB. He is the author of a book on intrusion correlation and has edited a book on mobile code security. Giovanni has been the Program Chair of the International Symposium on Recent Advances in Intrusion Detection (RAID 2003), of the ISOC Symposium on Network and Distributed Systems Security (NDSS 2009), and of the IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy (in 2010 and 2011). He is known for organizing and running an annual inter-university Capture The Flag (iCTF) hacking contest that involves dozens of institutions and hundreds of students around the world. He also leads the Shellphish hacking team, who participated in a number of DefCon CTFs, winning in 2005. Giovanni received a Master of Science degree with honors and Ph.D. from Politecnico di Milano, Italy, in 1994 and 1998, respectively.



Al_OatenAlbert Oaten, VP, Market Development and Co-Founder, SecureDocs. Albert is one of the founders of SecureDocs, Inc. and part of the team that formed the spinoff from AppFolio, another fast growing company in Santa Barbara. Albert is primarily focused on market validation, customer development, and identification of scalable sales and marketing channels.  Albert has often been the public face for SecureDocs, serving as a key note speaker at several investment bank symposiums as well as a guest speaker at a number of accelerators and incubators.

Before his current position at SecureDocs, Albert was VP of Market Development at AppFolio, working on both their Property Manager product, and the SecureDocs product prior to its spin off.  Unlike most VPs, Albert usually does initial sales himself, so that he can validate the right people to hire, and the right sales organization and processes to develop. At Appfolio, Albert was responsible for early stage sales, hiring, and managing reps and sales managers.

Prior to AppFolio, Albert has held a number of senior sales positions at Expertcity/Citrix Online. At Citrix Online, Albert helped define and sell remote access and support products that now have annual sales revenues exceeding $600 million dollars. In this role, Albert grew the Inside Sales organization from five team members to over fifty, with managers in multiple locations. Prior to Citrix Online, Albert held finance and field marketing positions at American Express. Albert graduated from Stanford University and has an MBA with honors from the Goizueta School of Business at Emory University.

david_shawDavid Shaw, CTO and VP Professional Services, Redspin. David has extensive experience in many areas of information security. His career began by working in the trenches of perimeter analysis, and conducting external threat research for large financial institutions. After switching to offensive security, David joined Redspin to conduct application security assessments and network penetration tests.

David is currently the Chief Technology Officer and Vice President of Professional Services at Redspin, specializing in External and Application Security, and managing a team of highly skilled engineers. David has particular interests in complex threat modeling and unconventional attack vectors, and has been a speaker at THOTCON, NolaCon, ToorCon, LayerOne, DEF CON, BSides Las Vegas, BSides Los Angeles and BSides Seattle.


Tony Spataro, Senior Systems Architect, Rightscale. Tony is a software developer who has focused his career on the security features and properties of the systems he builds. As an architect at RightScale he has spent six years on the leading edge of cloud, building a cloud portfolio management platform that helps business of all sizes reap the benefits of automation, virtualization and scalability without sacrificing governance or risk management capabilities.

Having written computer software and (ethical) malware since age 12, Tony is no stranger to having his head in the clouds. He took a brief break from coding to obtain a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara, joining Expertcity as an intern in 1999 to help build the cryptography, access control and networking features that still power Citrix Online’s suite of collaboration products. During his tenure with Citrix, Tony was awarded three US patents for inventions in access control and natural language processing.


Susan_BlockThis program will be moderated by Susan Block, Principal, Block, Bowman & Associates, LLC.
Susan has over 20 years experience as an investment banker, entrepreneur and strategic consultant – in the Mergers & Acquisitions Group at Montgomery Securities, as a principal at Mercantile Capital Corporation, and as founder and principal at Block, Bowman & Associates, LLC. Ms. Block has worked on merger assignments across all industries and was responsible for the sale of Safeway’s Liquor Barn operations by Kohlberg, Kravis and Roberts.

Ms. Block also works with firms in turnaround situations or in the start-up or early growth phases of their lifecycle. Ms. Block has founded or co-founded three firms, held positions as CEO of a startup that went public and subsequently sold for $250 million, and held management positions and/or served as a Board of Director or Advisory Board member for numerous startup and emerging growth firms. Ms. Block chaired the Business Plan and Mentoring Committee for the LARTA Venture Forums and judges nationwide university business plan competitions. Ms. Block received an MBA and BS from the University of Wisconsin and taught at University of Wisconsin – School of Business Administration, the Department of Economics and Technology Management Program at UCSB and Santa Barbara City College.


Event Registration:

When:  Wednesday, March 18, 2015, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Where: Cabrillo Pavilion Arts Center, 1118 E. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara, CA 93103


  • Student $15.00
  • Regular (Online pre-registration only) $30.00
  • At the Door $40.00
  • Parking $4.00 – $6.00 (separate; paid at lot)


  • 5:00 – 6:00 Networking Hour, Check-in & Registration for Walk-ins
  • 6:00 – 7:30 Discussion
  • 7:30 – 8:00 Q&A

Registration includes appetizers and refreshments.

If you miss the early-bird registration, not to worry! We welcome walk-in guests to register at the registration table in the lobby of the venue.

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