Dr. Paula Ta-Shma a Research Staff Member in the IBM Cloud Security & Analytics group. She holds M.Sc. and PhD degrees in computer science from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She is currently working on cloud storage infrastructure for the Internet of Things, and leads the IBM efforts in the COSMOS EU funded project. Previously she led research projects in IBM such as Continuous Data Protection. Dr. Ta-Shma also has expertise in database management systems, and prior to working at IBM she worked at several companies in this capacity, such as Informix Software Inc.