Meeting Details:

August 27, 2009

Incorporating Database Security into the SOC/NOC - Mel Shakir, NitroSecurity

Database security is often viewed as requiring special skills and dedicated resources to meet regulatory and security objectives making it more expensive and harder to implement as part of the overall corporate compliance and security initiative.

Mel Shakir, CTO of NitroSecurity and architect of the NitroView Database Monitor solution, will discuss the progress in the database activity monitoring (DAM) space, why not to treat database security as a point solution, and, how to leverage existing Security/Network Operations Center (SOC/NOC) resources to provide comprehensive database security and incidence response.

Over the past 15 years Mehlam Shakir (Mel) has held key technology management positions and acquired broad experience in all aspects of developing and bringing software technology solutions to market. Mel presently serves as CTO of NitroSecurity. Other key positions held by Mel were CTO of RippleTech, Founder and Chief Architect of Incache and Consultant at Goldman Sachs. Mel master-minded development of the award winning database security solution (now NitroView DBM) at Incache which culminated in an acquisition first by RippleTech and later by NitroSecurity.

Mel's specialty is information security and he is a recognized leader in database security. Mel speaks and writes regularly on the subject and has an active blog at logdam.com. Mel has a keen interest in open-source technologies, which he follows as a hobby and utilizes for developing new products and solutions.

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