Security Provisioning and Protection in a Global Business Arena

Wednesday, March 10th, 2004 at 6:00 PM

TI Auditorium


Speaker: Dr. Arthur Edmonds

Bio: Arthur B. Edmonds, Jr. is Chief Security Officer of HITACHI Data Systems. Art has over 21 years experience in network security, systems performance, higher-speed networking, telecommunications, the Internet, and network management as well as distributed and client/server computing technologies. Previously, he served as Chief Technology Officer of a rate-based, eCommerce applications-serving dot-com, which he co-founded, and an I.T. infrastructure solutions provider.

He has served in senior positions in Sales, Marketing, Engineering and Engineering Management roles for such companies as Xerox Corporation, Wang Labs, GE Aerospace and Sun Microsystems.

Mr. Edmonds current focus is investigating emerging storage technologies, including switching, virtualization, and extending data storage and acquisition over networks using Fibre Channel technology and the Internet. He is also involved in storage networks security with INCITS/T11.

For the past 12 years, his primary areas of interest have been in Internet Security, Network Management, and Data Center design. Mr. Edmonds also has extensive experience in client/server systems performance of heterogeneous enterprise-wide UNIX based-systems.

Mr. Edmonds is co-founder and current Chairman of the Board of the Silicon Valley Information Business Alliance ( SVIBA is focused on exchanging both business and technology resources between the United States of America and Asia, especially the greater China regions and Technology Centers.

In addition to his position as member of the Technology Office, Mr. Edmonds has published a number of white papers on client/server performance methods, networking, and reusable software modules. He has conducted numerous training sessions, briefings and keynote speeches on higher speed networking including members of the Office of Science & Technology at The White House.

Mr. Edmonds is a published author with the International Thomson Computer Press. His book, ATM Network Planning and Implementation (ISBN 1-85032-894-3), is for network professionals and CIOs who demand details on the practical implementation and integration of Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) technology in their enterprise networking environments.

Mr. Edmonds holds a B.Sc., MA in Physics from the University of California at Davis. He also holds a Ph.D. (a.b.d.) in Theoretical Solid State Physics. He is also the recipient of the 1998 Piedmont, California Council Boy Scouts of America Silver Beaver, the highest award bestowed on volunteers for service at the Council level.

Title: Security Provisioning and Protection in a Global Business Arena

Abstract: Security provisioning and protection in the increasingly complex global business arena has been placed at the apex of a CxO's agenda. Due to the value of an organization's intellectual property and the need to protect the assets of not only your company's property, the Department of Homeland Security is requesting that we in our respective Industry
segments protect all assets critical to the operation of the USA in addition to those of our partners. Security is no longer seen as an expense, rather it is viewed as providing a positive ROI for any company.

This presentation will address the new challenges placed before an organization and its safe conduct of business locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally in an increasingly hostile environment: the Internet. It will also show how security must be viewed as not simply a perimeter or edge technology but include core security functions in total.

Examples and a case study will be provided to illustrate how security can be included as a benefit to business rather than a hindrance to it.