TAMPA, FL--(Marketwired - October 16, 2013) - BrightLine CPAs & Associates, Inc., a leading provider of compliance and attestation reporting services, will be participating as a sponsor at Cloud Connect Chicago 2013, taking place next week from October 21-24 at the McCormick Place. BrightLine will be on-hand at Booth 411 discussing compliance solutions for cloud service providers and users, including its SSAE 16, SOC 2/3, FedRAMP, ISO, PCI, and HIPAA service lines.

At Cloud Connect, cloud service providers, operators, and customers will discuss the latest cloud technologies and platforms, how to juggle the different mandates within their compliance initiatives, and identify opportunities within the cloud. Doug Barbin, Principal with BrightLine, stated "while BrightLine has spoken at Cloud Connect in the past, this is our first year sponsoring the event and we are very excited, especially given the significant increase in compliance and attestation initiatives we have seen from cloud service providers in 2013."

BrightLine's team will provide a realistic approach of utilizing compliance resources and investments to effectively untangle compliance requirements mandated by the customer, government, industry standards, or internal to execute a successful cloud computing strategy.

"The cloud market is expanding and that growth is reflected in Cloud Connect 2013," said Steve Wylie, Cloud Connect General Manager. "We are excited to have a compliance firm, like BrightLine, participating in the event and addressing different initiatives that businesses need to be aware of to execute a successful cloud computing strategy."

Cloud Connect, produced by UBM Tech, is the defining event of the cloud computing industry and the only venue where attendees learn how to leverage the cloud ecosystem to develop new services, revenue streams and business models. As both a conference and an exhibition, Cloud Connect's goal is to chart the course of cloud computing's development by bringing together enterprise IT professionals, developers, infrastructure and service providers and cloud computing innovators. Cloud Connect offers three days of in-depth boot camps, panel discussions and access to a host of industry experts, all designed to help organizations weigh their cloud options and drive transformation. For more information visit: www.cloudconnectevent.com.


BrightLine CPAs & Associates, Inc. is a leading provider of attestation and compliance services. BrightLine is the only company in the world that is a CPA firm, a globally licensed PCI Qualified Security Assessor, an ISO Certification Body and a FedRAMP 3PAO. Renowned for expertise tempered by practical experience, BrightLine's professionals provide superior client service balanced by steadfast independence. BrightLine's approach builds successful, long-term relationships and allows clients to achieve multiple compliance objectives using a single third party assessor. To learn more about BrightLine, please visit www.brightline.com.

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