13/10 – 9.00am Keynote VMWARE "The Cloud and mobility: A great opportunity to rethink security!"

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Tom CORN, Senior VP Security Products, VMWARE

With apps and data to be protected, and infrastructures to be monitored, ISS professionals have to deal with a dichotomy between business demands and agility needs. However, we shouldn’t view this new environment combining the Cloud and mobility as a risk. In fact, it is a real opportunity for companies to rethink their security architecture and reduce their exposure to threats while protecting their flexibility and an optimal user experience.
Still, the stakes are high because this new paradigm requires both a network supervision strategy and a combination of mobile security, identity control and access. And CISOs need to take up this challenge right away so that they can effectively and confidently assist their organisation’s digital transformation.

Tom Corn is the Senior Vice President of the Security Product Group at VMware. His organization is chartered with building advanced security products for the software defined data center and cloud and driving VMware’s security product strategy. Prior to this role, Mr. Corn was Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer for RSA, the Security Division of EMC, where he ran Corporate Strategy, M&A, Alliances, and the Office of the CTO – including RSA Labs, and Advanced Development. Prior to RSA, he was Vice President of Marketing and Strategy at Mazu Networks, a pioneer in the DDoS and Network Behavior Analytics markets.
He also served as Vice President of Marketing at NextNine, a developer of process automation software for network infrastructure. Mr. Corn also spent six years at Avid Technology where he was responsible for product marketing and management for the company's professional editing solutions business unit, and he has held consulting and sales engineering roles at companies including Accenture and AICorp.
Mr. Corn holds a B.S. in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Waterloo and a MBA from Harvard University.