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Presentation: "End-to-end Encryption in Cloud Services"

Time: Monday 17:10 - 18:00 / Location: Grand Ballroom C

Cloud-hosted services have many advantages, but commonly-deployed cloud architectures have a number of weaknesses when it comes to data management. In particular, when a third party has direct access to your data, that third party becomes an attractive target both for malicious attack and for lawful access via subpoenas served to the third party alone. Additionally, your data becomes subject to the operational security and retention policies of that third party.

These weaknesses can be addressed with end-to-end encryption -- that is, by encrypting sensitive data at the client tier of the architecture, and manipulating it exclusively in encrypted format in the cloud tier. In this talk, we will look at what Cisco is doing to provide end-to-end encryption for our cloud solutions, and some of the challenges we are still working on to fully close the loop for enterprise customers.

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Patrick Linskey, Chief Architect of Cisco Spark, Cisco's enterprise collaboration and messaging product, Member of Program Advisory Board

Patrick Linskey

Biography: Patrick Linskey

Patrick Linskey is the Chief Architect of Cisco Spark, Cisco's enterprise collaboration and messaging product. His responsibilities include general design and implementation oversight of the Cisco's next-generation Cloud Collaboration Platform, and the messaging and meeting clients that connect to it. This includes a focus on privacy and security of end-user communications.

Before Cisco, Patrick was a founding engineer at Versly (acquired by Cisco in 2011), focused on document-centric collaboration solutions. Before that, he spent a decade working on enterprise data access solutions at SolarMetric, BEA Systems and Oracle, where he led development of the WebLogic Server EJB 3.0 solution.

Patrick is a member of GOTO Aarhus Program Advisory Board.

Twitter:@plinskey