Security summer camp 2015: Three overarching themes at Black Hat, DEF CON and BSidesLV

Security summer camp 2015: Three overarching themes at Black Hat, DEF CON and BSidesLV
Analyst: Scott Crawford

The late summer week of Las Vegas security conferences – Black Hat, DEF CON and BSidesLV – together make up one of the year's most significant industry checkpoints. Although the booming interest in security has made the focus, particularly at Black Hat, more commercial in recent years, these conferences have maintained their position as leading forums for security researchers and practitioners, and as such remain bellwethers of many of the topics and trends security professionals care most about.

The 451 Take

This year, three overarching topics collectively stood out at every venue of the Vegas conference trifecta: the security of technology-equipped automobiles as a focus for growing concerns about security in the Internet of Things, controversy over the sharing of intelligence and security research tools and the role of government in both, and more subtle yet distinct changes in the nature of the security market itself. In this and two other related 451 Research spotlights, 451 Research analysts take a look at these and related themes that will set the tone of the industry in the months to come. 
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Why This Attendee Keeps Returning to #451HCTS, Year After Year

Why This Attendee Keeps Returning to #451HCTS, Year After Year
Adam Tamburini, Development Director at e-shelter, will be travelling to Las Vegas for his fourth Hosting + Cloud Transformation Summit this year. We sat down with Adam to hear more about his experiences and what brings him back to HCTS year after year.

#451HCTS: Hi Adam, appreciate you chatting with us. As a long-time attendee, what has been the most valuable aspect of attending HCTS for your company?

AT: The exposure to the thought leaders in the industry, the quality of the content in the 451 Research presentations, and the opportunity to meet a great deal of senior people from peers, customers and financiers in one location.
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Upcoming Webinar: Getting to Cloud 2.0

Upcoming Webinar: Getting to Cloud 2.0
Organizations have been working hard to get to new levels of IT innovation, but it’s been tough going. Budget challenges, technology transitions and operational limitations have held many back from what they’d like to achieve. To really gain the upper hand, enterprises have to rethink approaches and move forward to what we’re calling the Business of Cloud 2.0.
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HostingCon 2015 looks to the industry's past, future

HostingCon 2015 looks to the industry's past, future
Analysts: Liam Eagle, Al Sadowski 

HostingCon 2015, the 11th instance of an annual event that is a focal point for the community around the Web and application hosting business, took place in San Diego in late July, gathering hosting service providers and technology vendors from around the US and beyond. HostingCon looked to the hosting industry's future with a session program that touched on new technologies, modes of service delivery and go-to-market strategies, as well as the evolving influence of public policy. Its keynote looked to the industry's past, with a presentation by former SoftLayer CEO Lance Crosby, who detailed the story of the hosting company he ultimately sold to IBM for $2.2bn.

According to organizers, the event grew slightly from the previous year, attracting just more than 1,100 attendees (or 1,800 including exhibitors). 451 Research participated in the event as attendees, exhibitors and speakers, with our analysts moderating and participating in four separate sessions.
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Brett Azuma, SVP of Research, discusses our upcoming Hosting + Cloud Transformation Summit

Brett Azuma, SVP of Research, discusses our upcoming Hosting + Cloud Transformation Summit
Brett Azuma, Senior Vice President, Research, is serving as the Conference Chair for this year’s Hosting + Cloud Transformation Summit. We sat down with Brett to gain a little more insight on the people you will encounter at HCTS and some of the current issues that will be discussed.
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