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May 23, 2012 @ 5:30 pm – May 23, 2012 @ 8:00 pm
Oggi Caffe / SherlockTech Staffing Building
1666 79th Street Causeway
North Bay Village, FL 33141
Alex Funkhouser
305-651-6500 (office)

Inaugural Meeting of the Cloud Security Alliance – South Florida

If you plan to attend, please [email protected]  Oggi Caffe Italian dinner sponsored by SherlockTech Staffing.


Pete Nicoletti, Independent Cloud Security Consultant  – “The CCSK and CSA STAR”

CCSK:  The CCSK is the benchmark Cloud Security Certification that lets everyone know that you have more than a clue regarding Cloud Security.  As one of the first 25 people in the world to achieve the prestigious CCSK certification, Pete will explain the Body of Knowledge that is required to pass the exam.  Pete will also discuss a couple of tricks to use so that you will be certain to pass.

CSA STAR:  What is the best way to measure your Cloud provider? PCI? SAS70/SSAE16? DIACAP? No…it’s the CSA STAR!  Pete will explain what this is all about and why you need to know how your cloud provider stacks up!

Albert Caballero, CTO, Trapezoid – “Layering 3rd Party Security Services on Public Cloud Offerings”

Richard Rodriguez, CEO, Centuric – “Cloud Security Alliance”

About the Speakers:

Pete Nicoletti

Most recently: Terremark VP of Security Engineering

Now: Independent Cloud Security Consultant CCSK, CISSP, CISA, CCNE, FCNSP (And ready for the next Big Thing)

Pete has 27 years of experience in the Marketing, Sales, Development, Implementation and Management of all types of Information Technologies. He is internationally regarded as a wireless pioneer having built the world’s first commercially viable Wireless ISP with over 500 antenna locations. Formally he was the CSO/CTO of one of the most successful SMB Focused Managed Security Service Company’s and managed the security for hundreds of clients. Steve Balmer presented him the “Microsoft Industry Solutions” Award at Comdex 2000 for the most innovative and advanced implementation of Microsoft applications for a large VoIP/CRM travel agent system. Pete has owned several Computer Networking Consulting Companies. He is currently the Vice President of the South Florida Information Systems Security Administrators after three years as President, VP on the Board of Directors of the FBI Infragard, a member of ISACA, Internet Coast, Honeynet Alliance, Computer Security Institute, IEEE, Secret Service Miami Electronic Crimes Task Force, EFF, Union of Concerned Scientists, and the Anti-phishing Working Group. Pete recently completed a chapter on Content Filtering for the college textbook: “Computer and Information Security.” Pete was most recently the VP of Security Engineering for Terremark Worldwide with responsibility for all Federal and Commercial Managed Security Consulting and Design. Terremark Worldwide is a leading Cloud Provider for the Federal Government, F1000 and Global companies concerned with security in their cloud. Pete evangelizes the CSA and CCSK frequently and often!

Albert Caballero

Co-Founder & Chief Technology Officer

Albert Caballero is Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at Trapezoid. As CTO, Albert oversees the implementation and development of Trapezoid’s overall security strategy. Internally, he works to advance the features, capabilities, and technologies of Trapezoid’s solutions and products. Externally, Albert applies his security architecture expertise to direct implementations for Trapezoid’s growing line-up of Global 2000 clients.

Throughout his ten year career,  Albert has gained hands-on experience designing and implementing controls for large scale data center and security operations. He has assisted commercial organizations and government agencies in achieving PCI, FISMA, DIACAP and ISO compliance standards in Cloud, Hosting and Collocation environments. Albert served as the Custom Security Engineering Manager at Terremark Worldwide, Inc. where he helped develop and manage the Security Operations Center. There, he deployed and integrated a wide array of security tools and technologies into their Cloud and Hosting platforms delivering 24hr managed security services. Albert has also served as the Technical Product Manager and was heavily involved in the product development of commercial SIEMs and host-based security products.

Albert has been published in several journals on security management, regulatory compliance and intrusion prevention. He also co-authored the Computer Information Security Handbook and has developed Virtualized Information Security Curriculum for large publishing houses. Albert currently holds many industry-leading security certifications, including CISSP, GCIA, CCSK, GSEC, CEH, and several others. Albert graduated from Florida Atlantic University in 2007 with a degree in Information Security Management.

Richard Rodriguez

Chief Executive Officer of Centuric

Richard Rodriguez serves as Chief Executive Officer of Centuric.  Centuric’s commitment is to deliver secure, automated, efficient, scalable, and state-of-the-art network resources to our customers while keeping customer service and user experience core to our culture!  Centuric began operations in 2001. We team with organizations of all sizes from initial strategic consultations and project planning through deployment of solutions to ongoing maintenance, hosting and support. With a Tier 4 network operations center (NOC), Centuric provides a secure environment for clients seeking a hosted solution rather than building their own physical infrastructure and hiring technical specialists. Our team of technology professionals can provide managed network services remotely using our NOC servers in a highly efficient manner. We continually align our products and services with the evolution of security threats, compliance regulations and market trends. We work with experienced partners and participate in continuing professional education to ensure that our offerings meet our clients’ evolving trends.

New website for Cloud Security Alliance South Florida coming soon.

For now, please [email protected]