In today’s digital world, data can be an organization’s most valuable asset—an asset that is growing exponentially and an asset that is relentlessly facing security threats. Effectively managing and securing an organization’s data requires a mix of several elements, not the least of which are ease of use, efficiency, reliability, agility, and of course trust. How these elements are combined and implemented is open to interpretation as well as ongoing evolution.

In this session, we’ll provide some level-setting on the current state of data security, outline today’s best practices, and take our best shot at providing a vision as to where data storage security is heading.


•  Threats to data security (Thales 2019 Data Threat Report)
•  Encryption fundamentals
•  Key management fundamentals
•  Storage fundamentals
•  Data security challenges within storage and key considerations/best practices
•  A vision of storing data in the future

Be sure to include your questions during registration so our presenters can address your concerns during the webcast. 

Earn 2 CPE credits

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Vaughn Stewart
VP, Technology Alliances, Pure Storage

Vaughn Stewart is a VP of Technology Alliance Partners at Pure Storage. He helps organizations capitalize on what’s possible when pairing memory-based storage technologies with traditional and next-generation applications. Prior to Pure he spent 13 years in various leadership roles at NetApp and has been awarded a U.S. patent. Vaughn strives to simplify the technically complex and advocates thinking outside the box. You can find his perspective online at and in print; he’s coauthored multiple books including “Virtualization Changes Everything: Storage Strategies for VMware vSphere & Cloud Computing”.

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Blake Wood
Director, Thales eSecurity

Blake Wood has more than 25 years of experience as an IT and information security generalist across multiple disciplines and vertical industries including 10 years in the credit card payment space.  He has an entrepreneurial spirit and thrives on opportunities to grow businesses rapidly. Prior to becoming the director of business development at Thales, Blake was at HPE/Micro Focus where he managed the Business Development effort for Voltage SecureData.  While at HPE/Micro Focus, Blake worked to onboard over 50 ISVs as SecureData integration partners and operationalized a new reseller partnership with Teradata that resulted in $20M in new business pipeline, and two deal wins totaling $750k in under 12 months. Blake has a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering from California State University, Long Beach and currently holds both CISSP and CCSP certifications from ISC2