SNIA Announces New Data Storage Security Summit

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To Support the Advancement of Information Assurance and Data Storage Security Standards

August 27, 2015, Colorado Springs, CO. The Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA), a nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement of storage and information technology, today announced its new Data Storage Security Summit, co–located with the Storage Developer Conference, to be held on September 24, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency in Santa Clara CA. 

The Summit brings together experts and a state-of-the-industry discussion that will increase the knowledge and know-how of data security professionals, CISOs, IT security architects, regulatory/compliance professionals, and data protection/privacy practitioners, and provides a unique venue for these security experts to collaborate and discuss a number of ongoing projects within the data storage security space and their impact on today’s storage security ecosystem.

This one-day conference will feature:

  • Industry experts and leaders including the SNIA Security Technical Work Group, SNIA Storage Security Industry Forum, Bright Plaza, Cryptsoft, Fornetix, Hitachi Data Systems, Townsend Security, and Verizon
  • A series of attendee–interactive roundtable discussions led by SNIA and its industry alliance organizations, OASIS and the Fibre Channel Industry Association, that will discuss today’s industry needs and future industry roadmaps
  • Two education tracks dedicated to today’s hot topics related to data storage security basics, case studies, security standards overviews, and security best practices 
  • Continuing Professional Education credits provided by the SNIA to attendees who currently hold either ISC2 or ISACA professional certifications.

“Today’s IT infrastructure and business data is under a constant concern of cyber–threats and ever–changing set of industry regulatory requirements for data protection, privacy, and breach awareness.  This requires more industry led–focus and requirements to improve data storage security," stated Eric Hibbard, SNIA Security Technical Work Group Chair. “SNIA’s Data Storage Security Summit provides attendees the opportunity to learn, and gives the industry the opportunity to influence and prioritize future data security standards requirements and solutions.”

Further detailed information about the keynote speakers, sessions, registration, and sponsorship opportunities visit the website at

SNIA welcomes qualified members of the media and analyst community to attend the Summit on a complimentary basis. Please visit to submit your press pass request.

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About SNIA and SNIA’s Security Technical Group
SNIA’s Security Technical Work Group’s primary focus is on securing storage systems, networks, and ecosystems and the data that resides within them; guarding against data breaches is a major element of this work.  In addition to understanding the requirements and implications resulting from 1) international legal, statutory and regulatory compliance issues and 2) new and emerging technologies that may necessitate changes to security or improve security.  And finally to identify and/or develop a core body of knowledge (standards, best practices, SNIA tutorials, etc.) that can be leveraged by storage security professionals as well as be used to set knowledge/skill expectations.  For more information visit

The Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) is a not–for–profit global organization, made up of member companies spanning the global storage market. SNIA’s mission is to lead the storage industry worldwide in developing and promoting standards, technologies, and educational services to empower organizations in the management of information. To this end, the SNIA is uniquely committed to delivering standards, education, and services that will propel open storage networking solutions into the broader market. For more information, visit  For more information on these SNIA Security activities, visit