ALPS Cloud Security Summit 2020

24th of September 2020, 2 PM - 5 PM CET

Check Point welcomes you to our first Cloud Security Summit on the 24th of September in the ALPS region. We would like to present the current and emerging Cloud security threats and challenges, principles guiding Cloud security experts in 2020 and beyond, best practices for planning your secure Cloud migration and improving your Cloud security posture. Most importantly, you will understand how Cyber Security can improve your organization’s Cloud confidence and enable you to gain the greatest value from the Cloud.

Register today and gain valuable insights from our Cloud Security experts!

2:00-2:05 pm (CET)

Welcome & Introduction by Sonja Meindl, Country Manager ALPS

2:05-2:35 pm (CET)

Keynote by Gerd Leonhard, Futurist & Humanist | Keynote Speaker | Author, CEO The Futures Agency

2:35-4:30 pm (CET)

Why Today’s Enterprises Require a Cloud Management Platform - Protecting You From You  by Grant Asplund
Using public clouds for enterprise data centers is now mainstream; the advantages are significant and the gained agility undisputable. However, the number of services and options being offered is daunting. And, with these choices come consequences; one misconfiguration can put your entire organization at risk…or worse.

Another reality you will face as you scale is the challenge of using a ‘one-size-fits-all’ interface. Imagine scrolling through lists of assets when the numbers are in the hundreds or even thousands. Just imagine trying to find a misconfigured or exposed S3 bucket when you have thousands; it’s finding a needle in a stack of needles.

And, if you’re like most enterprises, you have a resource gap and don’t have the experienced, trained security professionals maintaining your cloud environment(s). This gap exacerbates risks. The cloud environments available today are extremely comprehensive and powerful, but in unskilled hands, one fat-finger can have dire consequences. And, as you implement ephemeral cloud-native services like Lambda functions and other cloud-native platform components, new challenges will arise when conducting threat-detection and attribution.

In this session you’ll see your future and what to expect managing your public cloud-based datacenter. You’ll learn why Gartner says, “Through 2023, at least 99% of cloud security failures will be the customer’s fault.” We will highlight the top challenges you will face and show you what you should prepare for before you scale. We will also detail recommended best practices for securing and maintaining compliance in your public cloud data center.

Enabling safe cloud usage at scale by Adi Golan
After a very detailed overview of challenges & needs of the cloud by Grant Asplund, Adi Golan will take you to a deep dive into 3 real-world breach scenarios and how our solutions can solve the breaches.

4:30-4:55 pm (CET)

Questions & Answers by Adi Golan, Cloud Security Expert

4:55-5 pm (CET)

Closing by Sonja Meindl, Country Manager ALPS


Sonja Meindl, Country Manager ALPS

Sonja Meindl is a graduate industrial engineer and has been responsible for Check Point's business in Switzerland and Austria as Country Manager since 2012.


Gerd Leonhard, Futurist & Humanist | Keynote Speaker | Author,  CEO The Futures Agency

Over the past two decades, Gerd Leonhard has risen to one of the top 10 futurist keynote speakers worldwide. With over 2,000 engagements in 60+ countries since 2004, and a combined audience of over 2.5 million people, Gerd has been listed by Wired magazine as one of the Top 100 Most-Influential People in Europe, and as ‘one of the leading media futurists in the World’ by The Wall Street Journal.

Gerd focuses on the future of humanity and technology, digital ethics, artificial intelligence, future-leadership and foresights. His keynotes, are renowned for their hard-hitting and provocative style - inspiring, humorous, motivational, and always personal. Using cutting-edge creative motion design, Gerd’s performances have become a unique immersive experience on the big screen, reinventing the visual side of the conference industry.


Grant Asplund, Growth Technologies Evangelist

Grant Asplund is the Cloud Evangelist at Check Point Software Technologies. Grant was Check Point’s first Evangelist in 1998, and he has recently re-joined the company after the acquisition of Dome9 Security.
With more than 30 years’ of experience in business development, sales, and security, Grant has developed a unique perspective on the evolution of cyber threats. Grant’s seasoned background in security coupled with his diverse industry experience enables him to have a comprehensive and holistic understanding of the security landscape.


Adi Golan, Cloud Security Expert

Prior to spending almost 3 years with Dome9, Adi served in numerous management positions at high profile Enterprise and StartUp companies. Among others his experience includes IDF, Netvision, Check Point, ComAbility, TaoTelecom, Cellcom, IMC Group and more.
Adi found success as Head of QA operations, Tier1 Telco Projects Manager, Head of Post Sales and Integration, Head of Development Operations and Sales Engineering Management.
Recent roles include EMEA SE Manager and Cloud Security Architect. With the acquisition of Dome9 Security, Adi has returned to Check Point Software Technologies as WW Cloud Security Architect in 2018. Today he fulfills the role of Check Point’s Global Cloud Security Expert.