Patrick McLaughlin, Oracle Fellow


"Data processing in the cloud: current solutions and future challenges – an industry perspective"


Short bio:


Patrick McLaughlin is an Oracle Fellow specialising in Information Security for Oracle across EMEA. He has over fifteen years experience in IT security.  He is responsible for promoting Oracle's security offerings and enterprise solutions architecture, internally across the Oracle pre-sales, sales and consulting, and externally with major customers and partners across EMEA.  Most recently he has been working on security of Cloud, Mobile and Big data.


Prior to this role Patrick was CTO at Baltimore Technologies, where he was product architect for Baltimore's PKI product and cryptographic toolkits.  He also had responsibility for company R&D, technology partnering and working with lead customers in government and finance.  Patrick has worked as an independent consultant for several years and has extensive experience in the distributed systems and telecoms management areas, having worked for Broadcom Éireann Research and Ericsson for ten years.




There is no doubt that significant amounts of data processing are moving from on-premise data-centers to using public cloud services. This is especially true for new “digital” applications that aim to deliver a great and compelling customer experience. At the same time we are living in an era of mega-databreaches and increasing regulations coming from industries and from government organisations.
This presentation will talk about what Oracle’s experience is in relation to cloud in general and cloud security specifically outlining how we secure IAAS and PAAS, including the split of responsibilities with our customers.  The talk will conclude by setting some challenges  for the research community in relation to data technology in general and discuss the Nirvana for cyber-security in particular.



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