Security Experts from Core Security and Invincea Lead Special Issue on Cloud Computing Security for IEEE Security & Privacy Magazine

Security Experts from Core Security and Invincea Lead Special Issue on Cloud Computing Security for IEEE Security & Privacy Magazine

Ivan Arce and Anup Ghosh Lead Collaboration of Industry’s Finest to Discuss Emerging Security and Privacy Issues

Surrounding Cloud Computing

BOSTON and FAIRFAX, Va. – December 7, 2010 – Leading security innovators, Core Security Technologies and Invincea, today announced that their respective industry luminaries teamed up with IEEE Security & Privacy Magazine to develop a special issue on cloud computing security. Core Security’s CTO and co-founder, Ivan Arce and Invincea’s founder and chief scientist, Anup Ghosh, were chosen by the publication to direct the content.

While much has been written and speculated about cloud computing security and privacy issues, this is the first special issue of the IEEE’s flagship security magazine to provide in-depth articles on approaches for the topic. Arce and Ghosh also assembled a dream-team of the industry’s thought leaders from Google, Microsoft, Amazon Web Services, Cisco and the Cloud Security Alliance for an engaging virtual roundtable.

“In this month’s issue, both Ivan Arce and Anup Ghosh have demonstrated why they are held in such high regard by their peers throughout the security industry,” said Kathleen Clark-Fisher, lead editor, IEEE Security & Privacy. “Their collective knowledge and unique ability to convey such useful information in a manner that can be readily embraced by our broad cross-section of readers, ranging from academic researchers to industry practitioners, is evident in this special issue.”

The rapid emergence and broad adoption of cloud computing technologies in enterprise environments has led to the widespread discussion and concern regarding security and privacy issues involving the new computing paradigm. Led by Arce and Ghosh, the December 2010 issue brought together a collection of the world’s foremost cloud computing organizations and experts to help discuss the challenges that exist in securing cloud computing models, the privacy issues presented and to help dispel any myths in a detailed and educational manner.

The cloud computing content in the issue features five articles ranging from a high level introduction of the cloud computing security and privacy arena itself through more specific articles, including a spirited and educational roundtable discussion with top cloud security experts. Additionally, Gary McGraw of Cigital interviews Ivan Arce in the ever popular Silver Bullet podcast and the discussion takes them from their early days in the security industry through today.

IEEE is making the cloud computing content from the special issue available free of charge via a dedicated microsite. Readers can access the articles spearheaded by Arce and Ghosh by visiting: and following the links to the content. Additionally, copies of this special issue will also be distributed to attendees at Black Hat DC and RSA Conference in early 2011.

Clark-Fisher concluded, “We couldn’t be prouder of how the content turned out and we look forward to Ivan and Anup working together with us in 2011 and beyond to share their tremendous insights and industry expertise with our readers once again.”

About Core Security Technologies

Core Security Technologies enables organizations to get ahead of threats with security test and measurement solutions that continuously identify and prove real-world exposures to their most critical assets. Our customers can gain real visibility into their security standing, real validation of their security controls, and real metrics to more effectively secure their organizations.

Core Security’s software solutions build on over a decade of trusted research and leading-edge threat expertise from the company’s Security Consulting Services, CoreLabs and Engineering groups. Core Security Technologies can be reached at +1 (617) 399-6980 or on the Web at:

About Invincea:

Invincea delivers exceptional enterprise security through full application virtualization, behavior-based threat detection and cyber-forensic intelligence, while providing a transparent user experience. The company, which was founded by Anup Ghosh, Ph.D., to address the rapidly increasing security threat from web-based malware, has commercialized technology built under DARPA funding. The core concepts underlying Invincea’s patent-pending technology were proven effective via years of advanced research with an expert team in the Center for Secure Information Systems at George Mason University. The company is privately held and based in Fairfax, Va. For more information, visit

Invincea recently announced the addition of its Invincea Labs department. Invincea Labs exists to develop next-generation cyber security technologies by conducting research and advanced prototyping into leap ahead approaches with market potential. Invincea Labs accomplishes this mission through its own cyber security expertise and by leveraging its relationships with university research partners such as George Mason University, and government research agencies such as the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).


Tim Whitman

Schwartz Communications

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Mike Yaffe

Core Security Technologies

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Stephen Ward


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Tue, December 07