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March 23, 2016

QTS to Host Third Annual Information Security and Compliance Forum

International Data Center Leader to Bring Together Cybersecurity and Compliance Experts in Washington, D.C
Overland Park, Kan. (March 23, 2016) – QTS Realty Trust (NYSE: QTS), an international provider of data center, managed hosting and cloud services, today announced that it will host its third annual Information Security & Compliance Forum (ISCF) from 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. on April 20, 2016 at Willard Hotel in Washington, D.C. The event will address a wide range of emerging cybersecurity issues and mitigation strategies, including the importance of maintaining data compliance. 

The event will bring together thought leaders to provide an insider's perspective on the latest cybersecurity trends and top compliance issues facing enterprises and government organizations. The day will feature keynote speakers and interactive panel discussions, followed by an evening reception and book signing.  

Timothy G. Brown, Dell Fellow, and Chief Technology Officer, Dell Security, will kick off the event with the morning keynote and will present key findings from Dell’s soon to be released Federal IT Security Survey followed by a presentation, “Utilizing the Power of Analytics to Evolve IT Security.”

Industry experts and opinion leaders speaking at the event include Jeff Moss, an American hacker and internet security expert who founded the BlackHat and DEFCON computer Hacker conferences. Moss will provide insight into the current state of global Internet security, our greatest vulnerabilities, and what to expect next.

Other speakers include Paul Grassi, Senior Standards and Technology Advisor, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), and Michael C. Theis, Chief Counterintelligence Expert and Assistant Director for Research, CERT Insider Threat Center, Carnegie Mellon University.

Richard Stiennon, Chief Research Analyst, IT-Harvest, and recognized security expert, will wrap up the event with a presentation on “The Art of Cyber Defense” and book signing during the closing Reception.

The forum will feature two panel discussions. The first panel will address emerging security threats and vulnerabilities and will feature speakers and industry leaders such as Simon Crosby, CTO, Bromium, Inc., and Marvin Wheeler, President, Cybraics. The second panel will address the role and growing challenges of compliance and will feature Matt Goodrich, FedRAMP Director, Juanita Koilpillai, CEO, Waverley Labs, and others.  

“Security and compliance are the top risks that keep executives awake at night. These risks have become more and more complex with new actors coming into view," said Jon Greaves, Chief Innovation Officer - QTS. “With the ISCF, QTS brings together thought leaders in the industry to openly share information and best practices."

For more information and to attend the ISCF event, register at this link, or visit for more information.

QTS hosted the second annual Information Security & Compliance Forum in May 2015 in San Jose with more than 150 attendees.  

About QTS
QTS Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: QTS) is a leading provider of secure, compliant data center solutions, hybrid cloud and fully managed services. QTS’ integrated technology service platform of custom data center (C1), colocation (C2) and cloud and managed services (C3) provides flexible, scalable, secure IT solutions for web and IT applications. QTS' Critical Facilities Management (CFM) provides increased efficiency and greater performance for third-party data center owners and operators. QTS owns, operates or manages 24 data centers and supports more than 1,000 customers in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. For more information, please visit, call toll-free 877.QTS.DATA or follow us on Twitter @DataCenters_QTS. 
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