EC Wise VP Tom Spitzer to present at Data Summit in New York in May 2017

Date : Jan 27, 2017

EC Wise is pleased to announce that the Data Summit has invited VP of Engineering Tom Spitzer to present two sessions on Database Security at its 2017 conference, organized by Information Today, Inc. The conference will take place in New York City May 16-17, 2017 at the Hilton Midtown. In the first session, Tom will educate attendees on the key things organizations need to consider in order to increase their confidence in the security of their data. In the second, he will offer an anatomy of injection attacks against NoSQL databases and talk about ways to prevent them. Upon receiving his invitation, Tom observed, “Obviously, the problem of information theft is only getting worse and impacting all manner of organizations. I’m looking forward to meeting and presenting to other concerned practitioners on this vital topic”.

Obviously, security is paramount in data management systems. Tom’s sessions will discuss the core strategies for ensuring data security, including encrypting data at rest and in transit, key management, user and service authentication, secure data sharing, protecting against injection attacks and auditing changes. The specific challenges and tactics for implementing these strategies vary between relational databases and NoSQL. Tom’s second session will focus more specifically on strategies an attacker might use to perform parameter and even command injection in applications running against a NoSQL database like MongoDB. He will then suggest a number of strategies for eliminating these vulnerabilities, which mainly involve input validation and sanitization.

Tom Spitzer is a software industry and IT services veteran, having been the lead technologist at both consulting and software development companies for over twenty-five years. As part of the EC Wise senior team, Tom leads the company’s secure development and secure database implementation practices. Tom has made presentations at many technical conferences and written for a variety of industry publications.

EC Wise Inc. is a solution provider, building secure platforms, integrating systems and providing Cybersecurity, Services, and Analytics. EC Wise makes its home in San Rafael, CA and maintains offices in China and Peru. The company offers services that enable its clients to efficiently plan, design, and implement highly secure information platforms, products, networks and systems compliant with national and international standards. Upon learning of The Data Summit invitation, EC Wise CEO Jack Hakim commented, “We’re thrilled to have this opportunity to participate in this leading industry event, and to share our many years of experience and deep expertise in data security with the community.”

Information Today, Inc is an information company that fosters independent editorial content and peer-based market research for the IT community. The Data Summit conference will cover areas like Tracking the Future of Big Data, Capitalizing on the Internet of Things, Improving Data Governance, Security and Privacy in the Era of Big Data, Following the Ecosystem – Hadoop, NoSQL, In-Memory and Beyond.