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Layered Technologies Chief Risk Officer to be Featured Speaker at ConSec ’12 Conference on Security and Compliance in the Cloud

September 6, 2012

Plano, Texas – Jeff Reich, Chief Risk OfficerLayered Technologies, Inc. (Layered Tech), a leading global provider of compliant and secure cloud and hosting services supporting mission-critical e-business applications, today announced that Chief Risk Officer Jeff Reich will present a session entitled “Business Critical Security and Compliance in the Cloud,” at ConSec ’12. The event, “Consumerization of IT - Are you Keeping Pace,” is being held September 17-19 at the Norris Conference Center in Austin, Texas.

With more than 30 years of experience, Reich is a well-known risk management and security expert in the hosting market. In his current role, Reich is responsible for driving Layered Tech’s security and compliance services and guiding customers’ risk mitigation efforts in areas such as PCI-DSS, HIPAA and FISMA.

Reich’s session will look at the potential security risks of data within the cloud, as well as ways to mitigate those risks. Additionally, Reich will explore emerging compliance policies and the growing requirements that cloud adopters face. Reich will also suggest steps to ensure greater availability and security and how to best leverage support services for cloud offerings.

“Clouds are no longer just for Web applications. They are used by enterprises and SaaS vendors for transaction processing, data storage and line-of-business applications,” Reich said. “There are key common security controls that need to be in place to ensure security and compliance when deploying virtualized server clouds.”

In addition to his own featured session, Reich will also co-facilitate a one-day workshop entitled “Low Tech Security - Tales from the Front,” on Monday Sept. 17. The workshop will help attendees better understand how to benefit from the simplicity of low-tech, effective security and risk programs.

Reich holds CRISC, CISSP and CHS-III certifications and is an ISSA Distinguished Fellow. His extensive background includes successful programs that have dealt with security policies, information security, internal controls, physical security, liaison work with local and federal law enforcement, regulatory and audit compliance, business continuity planning, abuse and policy enforcement management, and change control. Reich, one of the industry’s most sought-after speakers who regularly appears at thought-leadership events such as ConSec, guides domestic and international enterprises’ compliance, security and risk-mitigation practices. Prior to joining Layered Tech, Reich was the chief security officer for Rackspace Hosting, and he also held positions as vice president and chief security officer of CheckFree and senior manager of information protection at Dell Inc.

More information about ConSec ’12 is available on the event website.

About Layered Tech

Layered Technologies (Layered Tech), a leading global provider of compliant and secure cloud and hosting services, supporting mission-critical e-business applications, offers PCI-, HIPAA- and FISMA-compliant hosting solutions, managed dedicated hosting and cloud computing services, including Compliance Guaranteed, which ensures that all Layered Tech compliance services are guaranteed to pass 100 percent of every IT audit or assessment. By providing high-quality technology, infrastructure and support, Layered Tech enables clients to eliminate capital expenses and save on operating costs so they can focus on core initiatives. Layered Tech’s scalable infrastructure powers millions of sites and Internet-enabled applications, including e-commerce and SaaS. Clients include federal, state and local government agencies; large enterprises with advanced data security, compliance and uptime requirements; and leading-edge Web 2.0 startups. For more information, visit

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