The first, joint event for industry on 'Cloud Computing in Europe', co-organised by ENISA and the Greek Ministry of Infrastructure, Transport, and Networks took place in Athens, on Wednesday, 24th of November 2010.
At the conference, the Executive Director of ENISA Dr Udo Helmbrecht made an opening speech, underlining the great support received by the Greek Ministry. Professor Sokratis Katiskas, Secretary General of the Communications at the Ministry, also made after an opening speech by Mr Spyros Vougias, Deputy Minister of the Ministry.
At the conference, Dr Steve Purser, Head of Department, outlined the Agency objectives and gave an overview of its Work Programme for 2011. Following this, Dr Giles Hogben, Expert in Network Security Policy made a presentations on the ENISA report on Cloud Computing: 'Benefits, risks and recommendations for Information Security'.
Furthermore, the Agency Expert in Security and Resilience of Communication Networks, Mr Daniele Catteddu, made an overview of some draft points of a forthcoming, follow-up report on Cloud Computing. This will include a 'Common Assurance Maturity Model'/CAMM for better determining and making an informed decision on how to select a suitable cloud provider for governmental clouds, when opting between private, public and community clouds.
The conference was well attended with more than 100 conference participants being present, and interacting in the final discussion and networking sessions.
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