New York, NY, July 24, 2013 – Reliant, the market leader in virtualized retail application and data security solutions, is proud to sponsor speaking engagements at two upcoming events.

Carla Souza, Software Engineer for Reliant, will present at Puppet Labs’ third annual international user conference, PuppetConf, taking place August 22-23 at The Fairmont San Francisco.  Carla’s topic is titled “So you’ve got scalability. Now what?”

Mark Weiner, Managing Partner, will present at the PCI Security Standards Council North American Community Meeting, taking place September 24-26 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas.  Mark will speak about Secure Payment Systems Implementation: QIR in practice.

According to Puppet Labs’ Press Release:

“PuppetConf 2013 delivers two action-packed days of keynotes, presentations, and workshops focusing on the latest trends and best practices in DevOps, cloud automation, and continuous delivery.

PuppetConf 2013 will cater to system administrators, architects, engineers, developers, IT managers and directors seeking ideas for delivering business results faster, at higher levels of quality. Conference highlights include sessions on best practices, technical how-tos, demos and hands-on labs focused on Puppet Enterprise and its ecosystem of supporting technologies.”

Ms. Souza, Co-Founder of Puppet Brazil community, has 7 years of experience in Unix systems administration and Ruby development and is the maintainer of Puppet Virt module.


According to the PCI Security Standards Council:

“the Community Meeting provides attendees the opportunity to meet face to face with the PCI Security Standards Council and industry stakeholders to discuss and share feedback on experiences implementing PCI Standards, suggested revisions and any plans for new standards to be released. The meeting offers the chance to network with peers across global regions and industry markets, register for PCI training sessions and gain insight into other Council programs and resources. Participants are also invited to engage in dialog with representatives from each of the payment card brands.”

See the PCI SSC Press Release Here.

Mr. Weiner is co-founder and managing partner of Reliant Security. He has worked with a number of retailers, payment processors and card brands architecting payment solutions and associated PCI DSS security controls. An early QSA, Mr. Weiner founded Reliant when he could not find suitable systems integrators to assist his clients in achieving PCI DSS compliance. He was an early pioneer in driving practical, cost-effective implementations of security and compliance requirements.


About Reliant: Reliant transforms IT’s approach to delivering and supporting store systems by allowing retailers to create an in-store private cloud. This allows a wide range of application, systems and network configurations to be centrally delivered, managed and maintained, reducing ongoing support costs and eliminating the need for equipment to otherwise run each application. This highly flexible and secure architecture in turn enables retail executives to keep pace with 21st century customer-engaging applications.