Is API Regulation The Future Of Information Security?

The Box – 1069 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA  94103

Round Table API Regulation Discussion:

As the emerging “Internet of Things” (IoT) promises to interconnect and enhance life in unimaginable ways, protecting sensitive personal and enterprise level data has become a paramount concern. This is especially true in the wake of the massive proliferation of Application Programming Interfaces (API’s), which interconnect disparate devices, applications, networks and systems today.

Without question, the next-generation of APIs must be consistently well designed (scalable, extensible, controllable, upgradable) and secure against attack. But how is this best achieved?

Industry thought leaders will openly discuss and debate what the future of the API industry may look like, and the roles and tasks necessary to drive future success.

Distinguished Speakers:

brett-harmanBret Hartman, VP and CTO, Security Business Group, Cisco Systems, Inc.

As Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Bret Hartman is responsible for defining the corporate security technology strategy for Cisco, as implemented by the Security Business Group.

Mr. Hartman has over thirty years of experience building information security solutions for major enterprises. His expertise includes cloud, virtualization, Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) and Web Services security, policy development and management, and security modeling and analysis. Mr. Hartman has spoken at dozens of security and privacy industry events and is a recognized authority on distributed systems security.

K. Scott Morrison, Senior Vice President, Distinguished Engineer, CA Technologies

K. Scott Morrison is Senior Vice President and a Distinguished Engineer at CA Technologies. He joined CA as part of its acquisition of Layer 7 Technologies, where he served as CTO. Scott led Layer 7 to develop the industry’s leading security infrastructure for mobile systems, cloud computing and APIs. He is a passionate and highly sought-after speaker who has published over 50 book chapters, juried papers, and magazine articles in medical, physics, and engineering journals.

monique-morrowMonique Morrow, CTO – Evangelist – New Frontiers Development and Engineering, Cisco Systems, Inc.

Monique Morrow is the CTO – Evangelist for New Frontiers Development and Engineering at Cisco as of November 2014. Monique was the first CTO of Cisco Services from June 2013 to November 2014 where she led the development of Cisco Services Technologies mapped to Services Customer Solution Reference Architecture that is now foundational for Cisco Customer Solutions implementation. Monique has a track record of co-innovating with customers, that has transcended the globe from North America, Europe and Asia.  Monique’s current focus is on the intersection between research – economics-technology to portfolio execution e.g. Circular and Exponential Economies as examples.

Specialties: Networking technology; Grid, cloud computing, Intercloud-Federation, Internet of Things; M2M Security and E-Health; Semantic web; Business Development.

hadi-nahari-2Hadi Narhari, Chief Security Architect, NVIDIA

Hadi Nahari is a security professional with over 20 years of experience in extensive work in design & implementation of secure systems. Hadi has worked on large-scale enterprise solutions as well as embedded systems, with primary focus on security, crypto, complex systems design, and vulnerability assessment & threat analysis. Author of “Web Commerce Security: Design & Development” book published by John Wiley & Sons, Hadi is a frequent speaker in U.S. and international security events and has led various security projects for Netscape, Sun Micro, U.S. gov’t, Motorola, MontaVista, eBay, PayPal, and NVIDIA among others. Hadi is currently in charge of the security architecture and strategy of Software, Mobile, Automotive, and HPC at NVIDIA as Chief Security Architect.

cooper-quintinCooper Quintin, Staff Technologist, Electronic Frontier Foundation

Cooper has been learning about programming and computer security since he was a young child. Radicalized by the anti-war movement in 2003, he realized that his technology skills could be best used in the service of activism. Since then his mission has been to bring together technology and activism. He has done technology work for several non-profits and activist groups including Greenpeace, Adbusters and Radical Designs. He also contributes to a number of open source software projects such as Ethersheet. As a staff technologist at EFF, Cooper works on Privacy Badger, HTTPS Everywhere and Canarywatch, and advocates for the privacy and security of Internet users.

rob-zazuetaRob Zazueta, Director Platform Strategy, Mashery, an Intel Company

Rob provides API strategy consulting for medium and enterprise level businesses on behalf of Mashery, an Intel Company. In his more than 15 years of Web Development experience and four years in business development, he has developed, designed, consumed, supported and managed a variety of APIs and partner integrations. He also maintains, which describes a design framework to build adaptable APIs.


Kimball-BrownKimball Brown, Independent Technology Consultant

Kimball is currently an independent technology consultant and has more than 30 years of experience in technology industry analysis, marketing and engineering. Before working independently he was with VMware where he drove the co-development alliances with HP and Cisco, and analyst firms Gartner and IDC, providing market-specific insights, forecasts and trends. He has been quoted in publications such as WSJ, NY Times and has spoken frequently at industry events.