OnRamp, a leading high security and hybrid hosting provider with data center locations in Texas and North Carolina, announced today that company Founder, Chad Kissinger, will be participating in a panel discussion at Data Center World on Monday, October 20th, 11:40am-12:40pm at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Orlando, Florida. The event, which has been dubbed “the premier industry conference and expo for the data center industry,” will take place over the course of four-days, from October 19-22, 2014, and is hosted by the Association for Data Center Professionals (AFCOM) in collaboration with the industry’s leading online source for news and analysis about the data center industry, Data Center Knowledge.
The panel discussion, titled: “Evaluating Data Center Security and Planning for Future Threats,” will be moderated by Shawn Mills, President, Green House Data, and will feature panelists Max McLeod – Siemens and Tanja Lewit – Kentix US along with Kissinger. Speaking from his more than 20 years of experience in developing and implementing OnRamp’s own policies and procedures for the reasonable and appropriate protections of personal, financial, healthcare and other forms of sensitive data, Kissinger will highlight the role that data centers must play in protecting their customers’ data. Outside of the technical and logical requirements to maintain the privacy and security of data, this discussion will focus on the physical controls pertaining to data center personnel and how security postures have changed over the past five years due to the influence of industry specific guidelines.
“With more and more businesses outsourcing their IT infrastructure in an increasingly complex regulatory environment, ensuring critical data is not only protected physically but is backed by the proper policies and procedures, including guidelines for employee training, is becoming key for compliance,” stated OnRamp Founder, Chad Kissinger. “Furthermore, with increased legal and financial penalties set forth by regulatory enforcement agencies such as the HHS OCR or the PCI DSC, there is cause for greater efforts from data center providers to arm employees with the knowledge required to avoid negligent behaviors.”
Kissinger’s participation with the panel discussion is part of the Trends Track, an educational series focused on R&D, technical breakthroughs and transformative changes in technology and service.