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  • Onboarding: How to Turn an A-Player into a B-player in Under 4 Weeks
    Onboarding: How to Turn an A-Player into a B-player in Under 4 Weeks Marcus Cauchi, ISM Fellow Jul 17 2018 10:00 am UTC 60 mins
    You’ve just hired James Bond on to your sales team and you have high hopes for his performance. Assuming you really did hire James Bond and not Mr Bean in a Tux, what can you do to ensure disappointment?

    Why! Fail to do a proper onboarding process! Delude yourself into thinking you hired an adult, a professional, someone who can be depended on to hit the ground running. “John is a big boy and doesn’t want me crowding him. I’ll let him get on with it.”

    This is called management by abdication and is one of the cardinal sins of sales management.

    Onboarding is the lost element of successful recruitment. The best sales managers have a 120 day onboarding plan for new hires. Why 120 days? Because that is the probation period a new hire is typically putting you (their manager, the job they actually bought, the company and the other people on the team) on in case they believe they have made a bad choice of career move.

    You’ve invested time and money in attracting them, selecting them, offering them, legal & HR costs, managing their notice period, paying them, training them and you risk blowing your winnings because you’re too busy, too stupid or too lazy to finish the job you started!

    Onboarding is not about giving them an Ops & Employee Manual to read, giving them some product training and provisioning them with passwords, a laptop and a phone. Those are the tiniest part of a good onboarding process. Onboarding should set up a new hire for success. It should be structured and confirm that you have made the right hire. It should tell you quickly if you haven’t so you can hire slow and fire fast.

    A reliable onboarding process needs to cover 3 things:

    * What do they need to know?
    * By when do they need to know it?
    * Where can they find it?
  • Incident Remediation: Could this have been prevented?
    Incident Remediation: Could this have been prevented? Manfred Erjak, Consultant, Professional Services Jul 17 2018 1:00 pm UTC 30 mins
    Third and final part of our 'Breach Response Preparedness Series', a 3-part series on state-of-the-art incident investigation techniques and breach response strategies.

    Recovering from a large-scale incident is not an easy task. When compromised by an Advanced Persistent Threat, one must plan the efforts ahead of time to succeed in fully remediating and eradicating the attacker from the environment.

    During this webinar, we will discuss:
    - How to best remediate from such an event;
    - The different stages of the preparation, when it is the best time to remediate, and how to classify actions;
    - Examples of real investigations and remediation efforts to illustrate common complications like remediating too early, remediating partially and working with third party IT providers

    Join your host Manfred Erjak, Professional Services Consultant, for a 25-minute webinar to discuss the latest incident remediation trends.
  • Three Steps to Multi-Vendor Storage Excellence
    Three Steps to Multi-Vendor Storage Excellence Storage Switzerland, SolarWinds Jul 17 2018 5:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Join this webinar with experts from SolarWinds and Storage Switzerland as they discuss how IT can have the best of both worlds: a mixed storage system environment that targets the specific requirements of their various workloads, while also expertly managing that environment using its resources efficiently and optimally.
  • Tech Tuesday: Object Storage for High-Performance Computing
    Tech Tuesday: Object Storage for High-Performance Computing John Bell, Senior Consultant & Pat Ray, Integration Engineering Lead Jul 17 2018 6:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    When it comes to High-Performance Computing (HPC), the volume of data that comprises data sets can easily over-burden primary storage. When that happens, performance and speed are compromised and research and business objectives are at risk. As data sets continue to grow, more and more HPC organizations are turning to object storage technology to build active archives. Learn how adding cost-effective object storage into your storage infrastructure can reduce storage TCO, provide continuous data protection, and give you the power of metadata so you can quickly retrieve data when you need it.
  • Best Practices in Driving DevOps Transformation
    Best Practices in Driving DevOps Transformation Paul Rechsteiner, Principal Product Manager, Incident Response Jul 17 2018 7:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    The benefits of DevOps transformation are significant and well-understood, with over 70% of organizations having already implemented or planning to implement DevOps within the next 12 months according to Forrester. But it’s not a change that happens overnight. After empowering tens of thousands of operations teams to effectively manage their services in production, we’ve distilled what we’ve learned from them into a few best practices that have been foundational to driving change and transforming to be more agile.

    In this session, we’ll go over a few topics:

    - Common operational challenges across the organizational spectrum
    - The top best practices that organizations use to empower distributed teams
    - How to enable both central and distributed teams to gain comprehensive visibility, take action on issues fast, and be more productive
    - A couple of case studies of real organizations who have achieved successes in the journey toward DevOps transformation, and how they’re getting there
  • [VIDEO PANEL] Cyber Security in Europe: An Executive Perspective
    [VIDEO PANEL] Cyber Security in Europe: An Executive Perspective Kevin Taylor, EMEA VP; Stuart McKenzie, EMEA Mandiant VP; Simon Moor, NEUR VP; Richard Weaver, Data Privacy Officer Jul 18 2018 10:00 am UTC 45 mins
    Cyber breaches are inevitable because attackers constantly change their tools, techniques and procedures (TTPs). Everyone is affected in different ways, whether from compromised systems or supply chains to the financial implications of non-compliance and breach notification.

    Join us for a live video panel on trending topics in cyber security:
    -Breach notification sources, dwell time and industries mostly likely to be compromised and retargeted by attackers
    -Importance of understanding cyber attackers and their motives
    -Red teaming to improve security effectiveness
    -Cyber security skills gap
    -Direct and indirect costs of a breach
    -Requirements, processes and policies to handle the GDPR
  • Verizon Threat Research Advisory Center - Insider and Privilege Misuse
    Verizon Threat Research Advisory Center - Insider and Privilege Misuse David Kennedy and John Rudolph, Verizon Global Security Jul 18 2018 2:00 pm UTC 90 mins
    Leverage Threat Intelligence where it matters most.

    Join us—the Verizon Threat Research Advisory Center – for our Monthly Intelligence Briefing (MIB) to discuss the current cybersecurity threat landscape.

    This month's theme: Insider and Privilege Misuse

    Our Verizon Threat Research Advisory Center presenters will be:

    • John Rudolph, Principal Consultant, Identity and Access Management
    • Steve Atnip, Senior Analyst, Threat Intelligence
    • David Kennedy, Managing Principal, Open Source Intelligence
    • Laurance Dine, Managing Principal, Investigative Response – EMEA

    For this month's theme of 'Insider and Privilege Misuse' we'll feature John Rudolph, Principal Consultant, Identity and Access Management who'll discuss insider threat motivations, common denominators, and countermeasures, to include the Zero Trust approach. We'll then touch base on the IR Pulse and trends in our caseload, followed by:

    • Current Intelligence
    • Attacks & Threat Indicators
    • Latest Malware Trends
    • Significant Vulnerabilities
  • Flexible Cyber Threat Intelligence at the Network’s Edge
    Flexible Cyber Threat Intelligence at the Network’s Edge Ken Hosac, VP of IoT Strategy, Cradlepoint Jul 18 2018 4:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Network security needs are changing right before our eyes. Digital transformation is shifting workloads to the cloud, increasing mobile workforces, and expanding IoT footprints — and network on-ramps.

    From branch locations to in-vehicle networks and IoT devices, cyberattacks become more advanced by the day. Today’s diverse network architectures and security needs make scalable solutions and flexible cyber threat intelligence essential. Many organizations want the cost savings and efficiencies of the cloud without having to sacrifice the level of security to which they’re accustomed.

    Join Cradlepoint's Ken Hosac, VP of IoT Strategy, for this live webinar to explore the blending of legacy and next-generation measures to keep enterprise networks secure.

    Hosac has helped drive Cradlepoint’s growth and development through roles in strategic planning, product management, solution strategy and thought leadership. He frequently represents the company at industry conferences and events, and served on the original Advisory Board for the IoT/M2M Evolution Magazine. Hosac has 25 years of experience in marketing, sales, R&D and manufacturing. Prior to joining Cradlepoint, he served as VP of Marketing for Casabyte (later acquired by JDS Uniphase). He also served as VP of Business Development for GoAhead Software (later acquired by Oracle). Hosac earlier spent 10 years at Hewlett Packard with cable modems and head-ends, set-top boxes, and personal computers in a variety of engineering and engineering management roles. He holds a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering and an M.S. degree in Manufacturing Engineering, both from Stanford University.
  • NOTE: This Session has been moved to the August 14th FinTech Summit at 1:00PM ED
    NOTE: This Session has been moved to the August 14th FinTech Summit at 1:00PM ED Ulf Mattsson, Dick Morrell, Juanita Koilpillai Jul 18 2018 5:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    NOTE: This Session has been moved to the August 14th FinTech Summit at 1:00PM EDT

    Financial Services and GDPR: The next 60 days….

    In response to GDPR and Privacy Shield changes, entities in the Financial Services Industries have taken initial steps to identify gaps and modify their public facing privacy policies. This session will focus on what these heavily regulated industries will have to do in the next 60 days to establish and maintain a legally defensible position with respect to privacy and security of personal data not only to comply with regulation but to be poised to do business in the 21st Century.
  • Faster, Smarter, Simpler - The New Requirements in Storage Networking
    Faster, Smarter, Simpler - The New Requirements in Storage Networking Storage Switzerland, Cisco Jul 18 2018 5:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    IT professionals need a faster, smarter and simpler storage architecture. Organizations drive this need by deploying more diverse and demanding applications and services. Data is the very lifeblood of an increasing number of organizations. The consumers of this data need rapid and consistent access to it. The storage network is the circulatory system that drives that data throughout the organization. Like the human circulatory system, the storage network is the key to the organization realizing the full benefits of the data-driven era. Join experts from Storage Switzerland and Cisco as they discuss the new requirements for storage networking so it can deliver a faster, smarter and more straightforward experience for IT.
  • The New Frontier Of Hybrid IT
    The New Frontier Of Hybrid IT Scott Mathewson, Data Center Practice Lead, North America, Softchoice Jul 18 2018 7:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    The journey to the cloud had just had a major breakthrough.
     
    With VMware software now available on the global AWS Cloud, there is now a single, consistent, pervasive connectivity and a secure platform for apps and data. Whether that is in the Datacenter or in the AWS Cloud. This gives you the power to move existing applications seamlessly to the cloud and back as needed.
     
    You’ll understand how you can quickly get workloads on the cloud without having to re-engineer your applications. Keep applying the skills you've developed on the VMware platform, backed by the large array of services in the AWS platform. This allows you to be agile, reduce capital costs and increase availability for innovations.
     
    In this webinar, we will show you: 
    - How, as a VMware customer, you can go into the cloud without retraining, reconfiguring your apps, refactoring and more
    - What it will mean to have immediate access to the AWS platform and services and how it'll accelerate innovation
    - Immediate value Business Cases related to increased agility, disaster recovery, and stretch networking for high availability.
     
    Presenter Info:
     
    Scott Mathewson, Data Center Practice Lead, North America, Softchoice
    As Practice Lead for Softchoice North America, Scott has over 25 years of Datacenter experience with EMC, VMWare and Cisco, he is responsible for defining Softchoice assessments and services offerings for VM ware and SDN. Scott works with customers to develop solid solutions as it relates to SDS, SDN, Cloud, management and automation solutions.
  • Technical insight: protecting your Office 365 or G Suite data with StorageCraft
    Technical insight: protecting your Office 365 or G Suite data with StorageCraft Jaap van Kleef – EMEA System Engineer Jul 19 2018 9:00 am UTC 75 mins
    When it comes to working in cloud-based applications, the option of granular recovery isn’t a given. But the opportunity for human error can be: users delete important files, overwrite one another’s documents, and accidentally download viruses. And SaaS vendors may or may not have a recovery solution for you. If they do, there’s no guarantee that it'll be easy, that you’ll get the data in a useful format, or that the recovery will happen quickly or inexpensively.
    Join this webcast and learn how StorageCraft Cloud Backup for Office 365 (and G Suite) provides granular protection for Exchange, calendars and contacts, OneDrive for Business, SharePoint, Public shared folder, etc. And you will avoid the sweat for storage space, software upgrades, or the possibility of an onsite backup server failing.
  • HPE and Scality: Business Value of Scalable Object Storage, an IDC White Paper
    HPE and Scality: Business Value of Scalable Object Storage, an IDC White Paper Paul Speciale, CPO, Scality; Stephen Bacon, Director Scale-Out Storage, HPE; Special Guest: Amita Potnis, IDC Jul 19 2018 3:00 pm UTC 75 mins
    Enterprises worldwide are contending with an accelerated pace of digital transformation where reliable and flexible information technology infrastructure can have a significant impact on revenue and profitability. As data volumes grow, so does the complexity and cost of storing and managing the data, with added complications for data governance and compliance. As businesses move toward petabyte-scale data storage, object storage solutions are emerging as superior alternatives for balancing scale, complexity, and costs. IDC interviewed organizations that have moved key workloads to Hewlett Packard Enterprise Scalable Object Storage with Scality RING to understand the impact of the solution on storage costs and business operations. Senior IT leaders and line-of-business executives will come away with perspectives from these companies that have successfully managed the digital transformation challenges.
  • The Evolution of Mobile Threat Actors
    The Evolution of Mobile Threat Actors Michael Flossman, Head of Threat Intelligence, Lookout Jul 19 2018 3:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Cybercriminals and nation states are consistently using mobile threat tooling as part of their espionage or financially motivated attacks and campaigns. The Lookout Threat Intelligence team has noticed this increase as we research and protect against these adversaries. These actors are increasingly seeing value from having an offensive mobile capability in their toolkit and we have even seen low sophistication groups break into this space and successfully steal gigabytes of data from compromised devices. As BYOD and the prevalence of mobile devices in corporate environments continue to blur the traditional enterprise perimeter, the ability to understand the risks to mobile endpoints is critical.

    Join Michael Flossman, Head of Threat Intelligence at Lookout, for this informative webinar as he covers the evolution of threat actors on mobile, discusses several recent high-profile cases, and explains why gaining visibility into your mobile endpoints and proactively securing them is key for today’s organizations."
  • Three Reasons Why NAS is No Good for AI and Machine Learning
    Three Reasons Why NAS is No Good for AI and Machine Learning Storage Switzerland, WekaIO Jul 19 2018 7:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) are becoming mainstream initiatives at many organizations. Data is at the heart of AI and ML. Immediate access to large data sets is pivotal to successful ML outcomes. Without data, there is no learning. The goal of AI and ML is to try to simulate human thinking and understanding. AI and ML initiatives cannot however be realized unless the data processing layer has immediate access to, and a constant supply of, data.
  • Applying Data Science to Measure Your True Risk
    Applying Data Science to Measure Your True Risk Michael Roytman, Chief Data Scientist at Kenna Security Jul 19 2018 7:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    There’s a difference between threat data and threat intelligence, and while the former may give you a better understanding of malicious data sources, IPs, websites, and domains, what it fails to do is give you and your security team the context to remediate a threat. When CVEs are responsible for tens of millions of attacks, simply having threat data won’t cut it.

    When it comes to cybersecurity, knowledge is power. And as cyber criminals gain more sophisticated tactics, protecting yourself requires a more intelligent approach.
  • Career Conversations w/ Twitter Queens Tracy and Amanda
    Career Conversations w/ Twitter Queens Tracy and Amanda Jessica Gulick, MBA | PMP | CISSP Jul 19 2018 11:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Join us at our next Career Conversations session. We'll discuss topics such as: what made them decide on IT or Cyber Security, what were some of their work/life challenges, and what skills and education do they see as essential to success?

    Whether you are an experienced professional or just contemplating a future in Cyber Security, WSC's Career Conversations allows you to have a conversation with women making a difference. Join us and share in Career Conversations with successful women in cyber security!

    Guest:
    Amanda Berlin, MCITP
    Tracy Maleeff, Masters in Library and Information Science
  • Dell EMC Data Domain:  What's New for 2018
    Dell EMC Data Domain: What's New for 2018 Anand Rudrabhatla Jul 20 2018 4:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Discover the latest from Dell EMC Data Domain, the industry’s #1 protection storage. Hear what's new, expansions to the ecosystem, and the introduction of the DD3300 for small, midsized & ROBO environments. Plus, hear how Data Domain Virtual Edition saved the day for a customer when Hurricane Irma blew into town. Keep your mission critical data safe with Data Domain.
  • How to Build a Powerful Partner Sales Channel & The 13 Mistakes to Avoid
    How to Build a Powerful Partner Sales Channel & The 13 Mistakes to Avoid Marcus Cauchi, ISM Fellow Jul 24 2018 10:00 am UTC 60 mins
    Are setting up a new channel or trying to revitalise an old or underperforming sales channel?

    Have you invested time and money recruiting partners but feel disappointed they aren’t producing or have fallen silent?

    Do partners bring you requests for duck-shoot demos that result in sales cycles that seem never to close?

    Channel Partner Sales Managers have one of the toughest jobs in sales or sales management. They have to:

    * Lead and manage without power
    * Carry large targets and are responsible for key accounts
    * Recruit partners who produce predictably & consistently
    * Get the best out of partners
    * Create and maintain engagement across partner organisations (sales, technical & management)
    * Help partners make good money and stay committed & loyal

    If you want to gain marketshare and expand quickly, identifying and selecting the right Channel Partner Sales Managers can be the key. Providing them with the correct tools and resources is essential.

    Join us on 10th July for a webinar introducing a radical new approach to channel sales development.

    Ideal for:

    * Startup businesses looking to build a channel from scratch
    * Established business experiencing erratic or disappointing channel performance
    * Companies looking to launch new products and services
    * Companies launching into new markets
    * Direct sales organisations looking to reduce their sales costs & headcount without a loss of earnings or quality
  • The Three Reasons Cloud Backup is Broken and How to Fix It
    The Three Reasons Cloud Backup is Broken and How to Fix It Storage Switzerland, Microsoft Azure Jul 24 2018 5:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    The cloud was supposed to be the answer to IT’s backup dilemma; instead, it in some ways has made the situation worse. In this live webinar join Storage Switzerland and Microsoft Azure for a roundtable discussion on what’s gone wrong with cloud backup and how to fix it. In this webinar we’ll cover the three problems with cloud backup.
  • Your Secure Hybrid Cloud Simplified. Too good to be true?
    Your Secure Hybrid Cloud Simplified. Too good to be true? Henry Baltazar of 451 Research & Clint Wyckoff of Datrium Jul 24 2018 5:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Gone are the days that IT was focused on configuring, managing or troubleshooting infrastructure. The lines between "Clouds" are continuing to become blurred more and more. IT now demands simplicity; the business demands that all applications run fast and perform reliably. In this session, our experts will discuss the evolution of the datacenter focuses on a few core tenants: Simple. Scalable. Reliable. Secure.
  • Five Steps To Lowering Your Storage Costs Without Sacrificing Performance
    Five Steps To Lowering Your Storage Costs Without Sacrificing Performance Storage Switzerland, StorONE Jul 25 2018 4:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Join us for a live webinar in which we examine the reasons why storage costs so much and how to drive down the cost of storage. Pre-register before May 1st and receive an exclusive copy of our latest white paper “How to Improve Your Storage ROIQ?” which will provide a step-by-step guide to improving storage performance and capacity while reducing storage spend.
  • Data Center Operational Excellence: Staffing & Training
    Data Center Operational Excellence: Staffing & Training Matt Stansberry, Vice President - North America, Uptime Institute Jul 25 2018 4:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    How do you ensure your staffing plan meets your business's performance and risk requirements? Do you have an appropriate training program to drive a culture of continuous improvement? How can you evaluate and enhance your training program to ensure continuity of expertise, and retain key employees?
  • Targeted Defense: The Future of Defending Applications in Production
    Targeted Defense: The Future of Defending Applications in Production Mahesh Babu, General manager, Runtime Protection, at Contrast Security Jul 25 2018 5:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Raise your hand if this is you:

    - Our development teams have a massive security backlog and can’t fix everything in code
    - We need to protect legacy applications with no build pipeline or no dev team support them
    - Struts 2 made us realize we need better production controls and faster zero-day response
    - Our SOC has alert fatigue and has no visibility or context regarding production applications
    - RASP is interesting technology – we are curious to see how we would use it

    At Contrast Security, we have been hearing this from our customers and have been hard at work to solve these problems. We are proud to announce the release of the Contrast Targeted Defense Platform, the next generation of runtime protection.

    Join Mahesh Babu (General Manager, Runtime Protection) to learn more about Contrast’s new Targeted Defense Platform and its new capabilities that include, but are not limited to:

    - Intelligent, multi-technique detection
    - Advanced attack response that goes beyond monitoring and blocking
    - Language agnostic protection
    - Simple deployment
  • Managing Hybrid Clouds like a Pro
    Managing Hybrid Clouds like a Pro Dan Waymire, Senior Manager of Unified Cloud at Hosting Jul 25 2018 5:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Join Hosting’s Dan Waymire, SR. Manager of Unified Cloud, to see first-hand how Hosting can help your organization monitor assets in any environment, all within a single pane of glass.

    Enterprises today are aware of the risks of taking an exclusively public cloud approach. Companies need a holistic cloud strategy spanning deployments in:

    • Private Cloud
    • On-premise
    • Public Cloud

    As IT professionals distribute workloads across various clouds, it is more critical now than ever to manage the performance, availability, and cost of your IT assets.

    In this webinar, you will learn how you can effectively manage all of your environments, as Dan demonstrates the true value of adopting a single-platform monitoring tool.