“Virtualization is the enabling of running concurrently multiple environments and operating systems on the same processor. This technique has many applications, the most important of which relate to security. Virtualization came to the limelight when VMWare, a relatively obscure company had the most successful IPO since Google and achieved a market cap of almost $40B in December 2007. Virtualization of Servers is the major shift in datacenters this decade and is quickly followed by desktop, storage and more virtualization technology.  Security is one of the biggest fields where virtualization can add significant value, isolating applications, providing fast disaster recovery solutions, offering powerful forensic analysis capabilities, and much more. However, this shift is challenging; there are many open questions when implementing secure virtualized environments. Are we going to have more secure environments? Will management become easier? more complicated? What about challenges with the current IT group organizational structure?”

September 9, 2008
5:00PM -9:00PM

500 E. Middlefield Rd.
Mountain View, CA

5:00PM-6:00PM Poster Session / Buffet Dinner / Networking
6:00PM-7:00PM Company Presentations
7:00PM-7:30PM Break / Poster Session / Networking
7:30PM-8:30PM Panel Discussion

Title: "Security for Virtualized Environments"

8:30PM-9:00PM Poster Session / Networking
Moderator :
Carl Wright
Former VP of Sales, Kidaro (sold to Microsoft)

Carl has just completed the sale of the desktop virtualization company Kidaro to Microsoft (MSFT) where as Vice President of Sales he was responsible for a range of customer-facing and product roles. Carl has extensive experience in all aspects of enterprise information technology deployments and has held key IT operational roles, including Chief Information Security Officer for the U.S. Marine Corps and Defense Information Officer for the Joint Task Force – Computer Network Defense.  As CISO, Carl was responsible for the day-to-day sustainment and global defense of the Marine Corps Enterprise Network (MCEN), which scaled to support over 120,000 users worldwide. In 1999, he was awarded the National Security Agency's Frank B. Rowlett Trophy for worldwide Information Security Professional of the year.  After his tenure with the U.S. Marine Corps, Carl became Vice President of Federal Operations at Securify, adding over 35 new federal customers in less than 24 months. Carl also served as Vice President of Federal Operations for Decru, which was acquired by Network Appliance (NTAP) for $272 Million, where he established Decru's storage security platform as the standard in the U.S. Department of Defense, intelligence community, and a variety of civilian agencies. Carl has a BS in Management from Augsburg College and a MS in Information Technology Management from the Naval Post Graduate School.


Dan Avida
General Partner, Opus Capital Ventures

With 16 years experience building successful companies and guiding them through to profitable outcomes, Dan Avida brings a strong operating background to Opus Capital. Most recently, Dan was President and CEO of Decru Inc., a pioneering storage security company that Dan co-founded in 2001. Decru was acquired for $272.5M by Network Appliance (NASDAQ: NTAP) in 2005. In 1989, Dan was a founding member of Electronics for Imaging (NASDAQ: EFII), which received its only round of venture funding from Weiss, Peck & Greer Venture Partners, in 1992. Initially, Dan led the Fiery project—the cornerstone of EFI's success. He went on to be promoted several times, ultimately to Chairman and CEO. Under Dan's leadership, EFI experienced five years of dramatic, consecutive growth, placing the company on Business Week, Fortune and Forbes lists of fastest growing companies, and on the Nasdaq 100 index. Dan served as an officer in the Israel Defense Force during the years 1984-1989. He holds a B.Sc. degree in Computer Engineering from Technion, the Israel Institute of Technology, where he graduated summa cum laude.


Ken Berryman
VP Endpoint Virtualization, Symantec

Ken Berryman is responsible for driving Symantec’s overall endpoint virtualization business, including software virtualization and streaming solutions. Symantec endpoint virtualization helps IT departments provide the end user with more efficient access to data while delivering a more flexible and productive computing experience. Endpoint virtualization will also integrate with other Symantec solutions to improve the security, storage, portability and management of customer information. Berryman previously led product development for the NetBackup Product Platform within the Symantec Data Center Management Group and was responsible for the NetBackup, PureDisk, and Backup Reporter product lines. Berryman joined Symantec from McKinsey & Company, where he was a partner in the Silicon Valley Office. During his ten years at McKinsey, he led the North American Software Practice, and was a well-known speaker at events such as Software and Enterprise 2007, SoftSummit, and SIAA’s Enterprise conferences. Berryman served clients across the high tech industry on a range of topics including strategy, operations, and sales effectiveness. Berryman holds both a master’s and doctorate in physics from Stanford University as well as a bachelor’s in physics from Harvard University.


Steve Kaplan
VP Data Center Virtualization Practice, INX, Inc.

Steve Kaplan, Vice President Data Center Virtualization Practice for INX, formerly co-founded and ran AccessFlow which was acquired by INX in June 2008.  Although just three years old at the time of acquisition, AccessFlow was recognized as a top virtualization consulting firm and was named the VMware Rising Star of the Americas at VMworld 2007.  Kaplan previously co-founded and ran RYNO Technology which was named the Citrix Partner of the Year for the United States before being acquired by MTM in 2001.  He spent years as a regular columnist for three different channel magazines and has worked with multiple hardware manufacturers and ISVs to help them develop channel and market-positioning strategies.  Kaplan has sat on the advisory boards of several industry leaders including a position on the Microsoft Partner Advisory Council, and was a Microsoft MVP for Terminal Server for four years.  He has authored scores of published books, articles and white papers on various IT topics including security and disaster recovery.  Kaplan is a frequent speaker across the globe and delivered the keynote address at 2006 ThinPower in Norway.  He holds a B.S. in business administration from U.C. Berkeley and an MBA with an emphasis in both marketing and finance from Northwestern’s J. L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management.


Ophir Rachman
R&D Director for Security Products, VMware

Ophir Rachman is an R&D director for security products at VMware and is responsible for mapping the virtualization technology into the security space. Ophir finished his Ph.D. studies in the Technion, Israel, focusing on distributed computing and specifically snapshot algorithms in shared memory distributed environments. Ophir was one of the pioneers in the host based intrusion prevention space and in 1998 founded a startup focusing on system call interception and api's hooking targeting monitoring and deflecting security threats from within the host operating system. This startup (later known as Entercept) was acquired by McAfee in 2003 and the basic technology is embedded today in McAfee's host protection product line. In his recent activities at VMware Ophir initiated the VMsafe program which enables security ecosystem partners to build superior security solutions on top of the VMware platform.


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