About the Authors – Cloud Computing: Assessing the Risks


Jared Carstensen is an internationally recognised and renowned information security specialist working for Deloitte & Touche. He is a certified industry professional by the International Information Systems Security Consortium (ISC)2, Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA), British Standards Institute (BSI), Cloud Security Alliance (CSA), City & Guilds, and the NCC (UK).

Jared has contributed and led projects for numerous Fortune 500 companies, government and state bodies, financial institutions, large multinationals, intelligence and law enforcements bodies, and blue-chip firms around the world. These include projects in Ireland, the United Kingdom, the United Arab Emirates, Nigeria, South Africa and the United States. Jared has also led a number of highly complex flagship projects in West Africa, South Africa and the United States.

He regularly contributes as a member of the following organisations – International Information Systems Security Consortium (ISC)2, Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA), the British Standards Institute (BSI), and Standards.org.

Jared has been a featured speaker at numerous international events on security and best-practice related topics, and was selected as a member of the IT Governance Expert Panel (10+ Domains) and an advisory panel member for Standards.org.

Bernard Golden has been called a ‘Cloud guru’. He is the CEO of HyperStratus, a Silicon Valley Cloud Computing consultancy which works with clients in the US and throughout the world. The firm’s clients include Korea Telecom, Chunghwa Telecom, Pepsi and BMC Software. HyperStratus provides Cloud Computing services in the areas of application security, system architecture and design, TCO analysis and project implementation.

Bernard is the Cloud Computing Advisor for CIO Magazine. His blog has been called ‘brilliant and incisive’ and is read by tens of thousands of people each month. It was named ‘Top 50 Cloud Computing Blog’ by Sys-Con Media, a ‘20 Most Important Cloud Blog’ by AlwaysOn Media, and in a recent poll by AppDynamics his was cited as the third most influential Cloud Computing blog. In a recent study, he was described as a Top 100 ‘Most Powerful Voice’ in security. Bernard’s writings on Cloud Computing have also been published by The New York Times and the Harvard Business Review.

Bernard is the author of Virtualisation for Dummies (Wiley, 2007), the most popular book on the subject ever published. He is also the co-author of Creating the Infrastructure for Cloud Computing (Intel Press, 2011). Bernard is a popular and engaging presenter, and has keynoted conferences from Moscow to Peru.

JP Morgenthal is one of the world’s foremost experts in IT strategy and Cloud Computing. He has over 25 years of expertise applying emerging technology to complex business problems. JP has strong business acumen complemented by technical depth and breadth. He is a respected author on topics of integration, software development and Cloud Computing and is the lead Cloud Computing Editor for InfoQ. In 2002, JP was named one of the leading CTOs on B2B and continues to demonstrate how technology can drive business value. He has been in corporate IT, worked as an industry analyst on middleware, and as a software executive. His book Enterprise Information Integration: A Pragmatic Approach (Lulu.com, 2005) foresaw the coming of the API industry for data integration.