IT-Harvest Press publishes ‘Secure Cloud Transformation: The CIO’s Journey’

BIRMINGHAM — Officials of IT-Harvest Press, the publishing arm of the cybersecurity firm IT-Harvest, announced a new book, “Secure Cloud Transformation: The CIO’s Journey,” to be published Monday, March 4 in connection with the 2019 RSA Conference in San Francisco.

The book, written by industry analyst Richard Stiennon, documents the cloud transformation journey of 16 digital pioneers at some of the largest organizations in the world.

“When an enterprise embarks on their cloud journey they immediately discover the benefits of using SaaS solutions,” said Jim Reavis, founder and CEO of the Cloud Security Alliance. “As they start to move their applications and storage to the cloud they quickly discover that adopting a cloud-first strategy leads to a positive return on investment, faster time to market for IT projects, and if done properly, better security.”

The book follows the cloud journey from application transformation, to network transformation, to security transformation. It is intended for CIOs, CTOs, CEOs, or CISOs who are challenged with this new realm of information technology. It uncovers a fundamental shift in security architecture that is already impacting the market for firewalls and other network gear as a cloud security layer displaces the need for on-premises equipment.

Stiennon will be signing books on the Expo floor as well as in the RSAC Book Store immediately following his conference presentation on Thursday, March 7.

The book is available on now and will enter full distribution to booksellers worldwide in March.

Stiennon is chief research analyst for IT-Harvest, the firm he founded in 2005 to cover the 2,200 vendors that make up the IT security industry. He has presented on the topic of cybersecurity in 29 countries on six continents. He is a lecturer at Charles Sturt University in Australia. He is the author of “Surviving Cyberwar” (Government Institutes, 2010). and the Washington Post best-seller “There Will Be Cyberwar.’ He writes for Forbes, CSO Magazine, and The Analyst Syndicate. He is a member of the advisory board at the Information Governance Initiative and sits on the Responsible Recycling Technical Advisory Committee, the standard for electronic waste. In previous roles, Stiennon was chief strategy officer for Blancco Technology Group, chief marketing officer for Fortinet, Inc., and vice president of threat research at Webroot Software. Prior to that, he was vice president of research at Gartner Inc. He has a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering and a Master of Arts in War in the Modern World from King’s College, London.

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