For Rich and me, it seems like forever that we’ve been doing this cloud thing. We previewed the first CCSK class back at RSAC 2011, so we’re closing in on 10 years of hands-on, in the weeds cloud stuff. It’s fundamentally changed Securosis, and we ended up as founders of DisruptOps as well.
Yet as the cloud giveth, it also taketh away. Adrian’s unique perspective on application and cloud security made him a great candidate to join Bank of America, so he did. It’s a great opportunity, but we’ll certainly miss having him around during RSAC week. Especially since it means I’ll have to get the aspirin and Tums for you derelicts.
But that’s not this year’s DRB theme. We picked (IM)MATURITY because it’s hard to keep in mind that we’re still in the very early stages of the cloud disruption on IT. The questions we get now are less _ “what is this cloud thing?”_ and more ” what does the journey look like?” We didn’t have a decent answer, so we set out to find one.
That led us to partner with our friends at IANS to develop a Cloud Security Maturity Model that gives you a sense of the cloud journey and helps you understand how to increase your cloud security capability and maturity. At this year’s DRB, we’ll have the model on hand, as well as an online diagnostic where you can do a self-assessment against the model. We may even have a new strategic relationship to announce at the breakfast. (hush, hush – don’t tell anyone)
Let’s celebrate both our maturity in the security space (yes, this is my 24th RSA Conference) while acknowledging the immaturity of securing the cloud by once again holding the most kick-ass breakfast of the year. There are breakfast impostors now, filling up the TableTop Tap House on the other mornings of the conference. But we are the true breakfast innovators of the security industry. There can be only ONE Disaster Recovery Breakfast.
Kidding aside, the DRB happens only because of the support of our long-time supporters LaunchTech and DisruptOps, and our media partner Security Boulevard. We’re excited to welcome IANS, Cloud Security Alliance, Highwire PR, and AimPoint Group to the family as well. Please make sure to say hello and thank them for helping support your recovery.
As always, the breakfast will be Thursday morning of RSA Week (February 27) from 8-11 at Tabletop Tap House in the Metreon (fka Jillian’s). It’s an open door – come and leave as you want.
The breakfast spread will be awesome (it always is), and the bar will be open. I am still drinking Decaf, but I’ve traded in my Bailey’s for a little Amarula after sampling the nectar on my recent trip to South Africa.
Please always always always remember what the DR Breakfast is all about. There will be no spin, no magicians, and we’re pretty sure Rich will keep his pants on -– it’s just a place to find a bit of respite amongst the maelstrom of RSAC.
To help us estimate numbers, RSVP to rsvp (at) securosis (dot) com.