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  • BraveIT 2018
    BraveIT 2018 Tierpoint - BraveIT Recorded: Sep 13 2018 251 mins
    BraveIT is an interactive, thought leadership event designed for the modern IT professional who is tasked with navigating opportunity and risk in a mission-critical world. The live event is taking place in Chicago on 9/13, we hope you'll join us for the live stream if you are unable to attend in person.

    In this era of accelerating opportunity and risk, IT decision-making evolves constantly. And while the propagation of possibilities fuels innovation and growth, it also makes it increasingly difficult to keep pace; to continuously optimize mission-critical strategies in the face of new threats and persistent change. Although your master plan may be established and stable, you know it can’t be static. Fine tuning it regularly is a required exercise in business optimization, product differentiation, and risk mitigation. That’s why BraveIT is an essential part of your yearly planning cycle. It keeps you current with industry best practices and best-in-class implementations, pressure tests your operating assumptions and enriches your plans for a broad range of potential events and opportunities—all while connecting you with peers and partners who are facing similar challenges.

    As IT professionals face daunting challenges to combat the likes of hackers and shrinking budgets, we recognize your heroics in changing the dialogue from “no” to “how.”

    All times are CDT:
    - 12:30 PM: Opening Remarks
    - 12:45 PM: It's a Brave New BC/DR World
    - 1:25 PM: Workshop: What Organizations Need to Know to Achieve True IT Resilience
    - 2:20 PM: What IT Nightmares Keep You Up at Night? Peer Perspectives on Real-World BC/DR
    - 3:10 PM: Bravery in the Midst of Digital Transformation: Success Stories
    - 4:10 PM: Data Center of the Future
    - 4:40 PM: BraveIT Award presentation

    Visit https://web.tierpoint.com/braveit/2018-agenda for full details.
  • Unlock New Opportunities with Digital Transformation
    Unlock New Opportunities with Digital Transformation Andy Stewart Recorded: Sep 6 2018 25 mins
    IT leaders and their teams are under great pressure to keep pace with escalating and often conflicting business demands, putting them in a state of perpetual transformation.  As traditional solutions are replaced by more agile but also more complex models, even the strongest teams are challenged to design the right mix of workloads, environments, and security measures. This session will review the shifting IT landscape, the factors contributing to digital transformation, and the opportunities created for today’s IT professionals.  
  • In Our Customers' Words - Vince Abernathy, Donald Danforth Plant Science Center
    In Our Customers' Words - Vince Abernathy, Donald Danforth Plant Science Center Vince Abernathy, IT Director, Donald Danforth Plant Science Center Recorded: Aug 23 2018 4 mins
    The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, a TierPoint client, is the world’s largest not-for-profit plant science research institute, with a mission of improving the human condition and helping the planet feed a growing population. IT Director Vince Abernathy discusses his team’s role in supporting the Center’s mission, how they select vendors, and why they chose TierPoint for disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS).
  • From Hurricanes to Hackers: The Expanding Horizons for Disaster Recovery
    From Hurricanes to Hackers: The Expanding Horizons for Disaster Recovery David Hines, TierPoint - Vice President of Architecture and Engineering Recorded: Aug 22 2018 52 mins
    Business disruptions are not just inconvenient but can significantly damage a company’s reputation and bottom line. Many businesses are turning to Disaster Recovery-as-a-Service (DRaaS) solutions as they have effectively solved for downtime and data loss due to weather, system failures and human error. Moreover, DRaaS solutions are effective against cyber threats. Indeed, it’s not just the weather we should be worried about when it comes to disasters.

    One of the fastest growing types of attacks in recent years is ransomware. When infected, files and data are locked down and held hostage until a ransom is paid to the anonymous attacker. Due to the nature of DRaaS solutions, your organization is protected against ransomware thanks to available, continuous copies (or snapshots) of your data as well as processes to help fail back to regular operations.

    In this session, David Hines, Vice President of Architecture and Engineering at TierPoint will review the latest in ransomware tactics, and how to best prevent malware from entering the network in the first place. Sometimes, however, this is unavoidable and having a plan to mitigate the damage is a necessity.

    Register Today!
  • Digital Transformation: Opportunity, Threat, or Hype?
    Digital Transformation: Opportunity, Threat, or Hype? Karyn Price, Frost & Sullivan; Dan Gallivan, VMware; David McKenny, TierPoint Recorded: Jul 19 2018 39 mins
    You're hearing all about "digital transformation," but is it real? What does your business really need to compete? As IT leaders, digital transformation puts more pressure on your cloud strategy – expectations to achieve more, faster. Is the public cloud the answer to all your needs? How could a hosted private cloud help advance your cloud strategy? Is your hybrid cloud implementation falling short of expectations?

    Join Frost & Sullivan, TierPoint, and VMware for straight talk about digital transformation. We will discuss the challenges and opportunities of the digital era, and offer tips on how your business can succeed.
  • Enterprise IT Shifts Off-Premises: Cloud, Data, and Digital Transformation
    Enterprise IT Shifts Off-Premises: Cloud, Data, and Digital Transformation Melanie Posey, 451 Research Recorded: Jun 14 2018 62 mins
    Digital transformation initiatives such as business intelligence/analytics, machine learning and artificial intelligence, and big data are top priorities for IT organizations in 2018. Toward that end, according to a recent 451 Research survey, a full 60% of more than 1,000 IT leaders surveyed report that they plan to run the majority of their IT off-premises by year-end 2019, including public cloud and SaaS.

    At the same time, a number of organizational, cultural, and technology challenges have kept almost two-thirds of IT executives from developing formal digital transformation strategies.

    What is the path forward? What does the off-premise landscape look like? What are the key elements of a successful strategy?

    Melanie Posey, research vice president and general manager, Voice of the Enterprise at 451 Research will delve into the data and strategies IT organizations are implementing to facilitate this strategic shift and arrive at the point where they can focus on helping differentiate their business, rather than merely keeping the lights on.
  • The Evolving Cybersecurity Landscape: A Panel Discussion
    The Evolving Cybersecurity Landscape: A Panel Discussion Paul Mazzucco, TierPoint; Scott Lambert, Alert Logic; Jennifer Rathburn, Foley & Lardner, LLP Recorded: Apr 11 2018 58 mins
    From AI and Machine Learning to the human factor, new cybersecurity threats and the tools used to fight them are evolving at a pace never before seen. Join our panel of cybersecurity experts as they discuss the evolving cybersecurity landscape and answer questions ranging from the latest cybersecurity trends to incident response and data breach legal requirements. Panelists will include:

    • Jennifer Rathburn, Partner, Foley and Lardner, LLP Law Firm
    • Paul Mazzucco, Chief Security Officer, TierPoint
    • Scott Lambert, VP ActiveIntelligence, Alert Logic
  • Evolving Cyber Threats: Targeting the Hidden Attack Surface of Automation
    Evolving Cyber Threats: Targeting the Hidden Attack Surface of Automation Carl Herberger - Radware, Vice President, Global Security Solutions; host: Paul Mazzucco, TierPoint Chief Security Officer Recorded: Dec 7 2017 50 mins
    Every day, we hear about Artificial Intelligence (AI) invading more and more of everything around us. Within Information Security, we cannot get around new algorithms, new machine learning techniques, and a rush to automate everything. However, have these new technologies paradoxically ushered in a completely new world of vulnerabilities?

    In this webinar for technical and non-technical business leaders, Carl Herberger, Radware’s Vice President of Global Security Solutions, explores a fascinating topic of how everything from APIs to people are being attacked in a new, hidden attack surface with a unique ability to cloak and anonymize its designers, and which has incredible speed and efficiency in its attack types. This presentation will highlight how each step towards deeper and total connectivity comes with consequences of needing to protect the very automation designed to make our world easy. In this session, you will learn how everything from humans to bots have weak undersides to automation and even AI interfaces can be duped into attacks.

    A frequent guest of Fox Business News, CNN, CBS Evening News, CNBC and Bloomberg Broadcast News, along with numerous NYT, WSJ and Washington Post citations, Herberger will share his insights and answer your questions about this important topic.

    About the speaker:
    Mr. Herberger is considered a foremost expert on the problems and solutions surrounding cyber attacks. In his role at Radware, he is responsible for developing, managing, and increasing the company's security practice, and serves as the primary corporate spokesperson in the Americas for security-related topics.

    Previously, Herberger held senior security leadership positions at Evolve IP, Barclaycard, and a top-five IT security consulting organization; he co-founded Allied InfoSecurity, Inc.—an international provider of best-in-class security consulting and technical compliance services; and served at the Pentagon.
  • The Frontline Is Everywhere: New Perspectives on Defense in Depth
    The Frontline Is Everywhere: New Perspectives on Defense in Depth Brian Anderson, Director of Security Product Management Recorded: Nov 8 2017 60 mins
    As today’s businesses come under attack from increasingly malicious cyber threats, a traditional “defense in depth” strategy may become insufficient to effectively fend off attackers and prevent business disruptions and downtime. As mobility, IoT, and BYOD open new attack vectors and attacks become more sophisticated, the situation only worsens. While 100% prevention is impossible, rapid identification and containment is not.

    
In this live webinar, TierPoint Director of Security Product Management, Brian Anderson will discuss why we need to redefine defense in depth approaches to safeguard data from emerging threats.

    
Join Brian as he shares insight into the following key considerations when developing a better, more comprehensive security strategy:

    • The implications of the disappearing network edge.
    • Why a traditional “defense in depth” approach, while still a good start, is no longer sufficient
    • Keys to rapid identification and containment
    • How visibility, detection, escalation, and automated response help close the loop
  • Utilizing Azure Site Recovery in your Disaster Recovery Plan
    Utilizing Azure Site Recovery in your Disaster Recovery Plan Dale Levesque, TierPoint; Justin Jakowski, Microsoft Recorded: Oct 26 2017 61 mins
    Business disruptions and downtime can cause serious damage to a company's bottom line. And today, with multiple potential sources of disruption — from equipment failure to natural disasters and cyber-attacks — IT leaders are seeking even faster and more resilient disaster recovery (DR) strategies.

    As the tools to implement DR plans become more sophisticated, the options for leveraging public cloud infrastructure for backup, replication, and recovery have increased. Microsoft Azure Site Recovery helps ensure business continuity by enabling replication for Azure VMs and on-premises virtual machines and physical servers.

    Join us for a discussion around the latest trends in DRaaS, and how organizations are leveraging Microsoft Azure Site Recovery (ASR) to ensure data is safe and available.

    About the Speakers:
    Justin Jakowski is an Azure Cloud Infrastructure Solutions Professional on Microsoft’s Global Blackbelt team. He analyzes customer technical requirements and provides options and recommendations around Azure Cloud Infrastructure workloads such as Site Recovery, Backup, Open Source, ExpressRoute and Networking. He has more than 15 years of experience in the IT industry with various roles in management, engineering, pre-sales and consulting.

    Dale Levesque is responsible for the development of various cloud and managed services, including storage, backup, and DRaaS, for TierPoint. Prior to TierPoint, Dale served in a number of strategic technology roles, including the deployment of international fixed broadband wireless infrastructure and management of global software development teams in the enterprise virtualization space. Mr. Levesque also served in the United States Navy, supporting Operation Desert Storm.

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