Wave Executive Brian Berger to Share Insights on Secure Cloud Computing in Wednesday Keynotes at Cloud Connect
Lee, MA, & Santa Clara, CA (Cloud Connect) — March 15, 2010 — Wave Systems Corp. (NASDAQ: WAVX; www.wave.com) today announced that Executive Vice President Brian Berger will speak on the topic of hardware security as a foundation for safer cloud computing, during the Wednesday morning keynote sessions at Cloud Connect, March 17.
Cloud Connect, produced by TechWeb, takes place March 15-18, 2010, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Silicon Valley. Bringing together all of cloud computing’s stakeholders—including IT leaders, industry executives and developers—Cloud Connect promises to be the industry’s definitive event focused on the on-demand platforms and breakthrough technologies that are revolutionizing IT. Cloud Connect begins with the Cloud Business Summit on Monday, March 15 and continues as a comprehensive conference and exposition featuring a powerful lineup of keynotes and sessions, as well as both IT and developer workshops.
"Security is one of the primary concerns of enterprises contemplating usage of the cloud," said David Berlind, Chief Content Officer for UBM TechWeb and editor-in-chief, TechWeb.com. "With so many corporate PCs containing Trusted Platform Module (TPM) security chips, we’ve asked Mr. Berger to educate Cloud Connect attendees on how those TPMs could potentially ease those concerns by making cloud access more secure."
The Wednesday morning keynotes and general sessions will take place on the main stage from 10:00am to 11:35 on March 17. Five industry visionaries will discuss the growth and future of cloud computing. The morning keynote speakers include:
- Brian Berger — Director, Trusted Computing Group and EVP, Wave Systems Corp. Berlind will join Berger onstage for the discussion.
- William Louth — CTO, JINSPIRED BV
- Lew Tucker — Former CTO of Cloud Computing, Sun Microsystems
- Ric Telford — VP of Cloud Services, IBM
- William Vambenepe — Architect, Oracle Corp
About Cloud Connect
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About Wave Systems Corp.
Wave is a pioneer in hardware-based PC security that provides software to help solve critical enterprise PC security challenges such as data protection, strong authentication, network access control and the management of these enterprise functions. Wave is a founding member of the Trusted Computing Group (TCG), a consortium of more than 100 companies that forged open standards for hardware security. Wave’s EMBASSY® line of client- and server-side software leverages and manages the security functions of the TCG’s industry standard hardware security chip, the Trusted Platform Module (TPM) as well as hard drives that comply with TCG’s “Opal” self-encrypting drive (SED) standard. Self-encrypting drives are a growing segment of the data protection market, offering increased security and better performance than most existing software-based encryption solutions. TPMs are standard equipment on many enterprise-class PCs shipping today and have shipped on an estimated 300 million PCs worldwide. Using TPMs and/or SEDs and Wave software, enterprises can substantially and cost-effectively strengthen their current security solutions. Visit http://www.wave.com for more information.
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