Making Best Practice Learning Easy

The Manta Group
When it comes to certified training, the Manta Group focuses on certain best practices - Service Management, Governance, Project Management and Emerging Technologies.

Attend this webinar to find out why we focus on these best practice areas, and the different training delivery methods available - with a particular focus on why self-paced eLearning is a great learning option.

As a special bonus, you will get a sneak peak into what the new CobiT 5 training will include.
Jun 26 2012
44 mins
Making Best Practice Learning Easy
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  • Join us for this live webinar where we will walk through a real-world example in which FireEye Managed Defense analysts utilized the FireEye Platform’s MVX virtual machine technology and endpoint response capabilities to identify, alert, and remediate an active Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) attack.

    In this case study we will cover:

    • How the attacker executed a “smash-and-grab” attack aimed at stealing intellectual property.
    • How FireEye detected the attack as it was beginning and re-secured the network and prevented sensitive data from leaving the client’s networks.
    • Best practices for investigating and responding to similar attacks.
  • Today most companies are witnessing an explosion in the amount of data that they store. According to recent estimates, large databases grow by 65% year over year and 85% of the data contained in these large databases is inactive. This often out-of-control data growth stems from a variety of sources and can have a negative impact on application performance, database management tasks, and overall total costs.

    During this webinar, learn how you can improve application performance while simplifying IT for Oracle applications with Informatica Smart Partitioning and Oracle ZS3 storage appliance.

    In this event, we will share how the combination of Oracle Tiered Storage and Informatica Data Archive Smart Partitioning:
    Reduces the cost of data by enabling storage tiering and compression of referentially intact data partitions
    Improves application performance up to a factor of 6X or more by automatically optimizing datasets for user requests
    Eliminates complex archiving strategies and provides full and rapid access to archived data from the native Oracle Application
  • Encryption, and cryptography in general, has been thrust into the spotlight as a critical technology for combating surveillance, data breaches, insider threats, and more. But encryption is no silver bullet, and the quality of its implementation is the major determining factor in the protection it actually provides. Join us on Thursday April 24 to learn about:
    •Five ways you can measure the quality, or trust level, your crypto systems provide
    •Effective strategies for dealing with the key management pain many organizations are starting to feel as they increase their deployment of cryptography
    •Use cases for strong cryptography and trusted key management with hardware security modules (HSMs)
  • Protiviti's IT Priorities Survey results reveal 2/3 companies are going through a major IT transformation in 2014. Join Protiviti's IT Consulting managing directors to discuss why.
  • Security professionals are increasingly realizing that protecting executives and corporate assets requires more than just “guns and guards.” It requires a proactive strategy to identify and prevent a threat, rather than reacting to one. So how can security professionals be proactive and minimize the threats that originate from the Internet?

    In this webcast we’ll look at how you can use an individual’s online “footprint” to identify potential threats and develop a more effective security plan. We’ll also present a case study of one of our own executives and show why online threat intelligence is not the same as news alerts or monitoring social media for brand buzz.
  • Today's organizations are moving more interactions online through web, mobile and API-enabled web services to empower their customers and increase revenue. Managing the high volume of customer identities and enabling secure interactions across a set of web, mobile and hybrid apps, from a variety of different devices can be challenging.
    On April 24th at 1pm ET, please join David Gormley, Director, Security Solutions for CA Technologies, to learn how you can securely accelerate the delivery of new applications and services, while improving the customer experience across multiple channels of interaction.
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    The Inside Story of the Discovery, the Timeline and Solutions to Protect Your Organization. Finally, All of Your Questions Answered.

    Join the conversation and get the latest Heartbleed updates by following @CodenomiconLTD
  • Everyday consumers assume that when making a purchase, online or in-store, their card data is handed off to a trusted source, with security in place to protect them. However protecting these transactions and the retail payment ecosystem has become increasingly complex, with recent data breaches of large retailers testament to the vulnerabilities.

    In addition, compliance with PCI DSS fails to address some of these vulnerabilities resulting in potential exploitation with disastrous consequences. To address these security gaps the scope of security needs extending from the merchant, acquirer, switch and bank or card issuers to include the manufacturers of payment terminals at the point of sale and developers of payment application software.

    Join your fellow professionals to understand how by using Point-to-Point Encryption, card data is encrypted from the earliest possible moment of its capture, and ensures that data remains in an encrypted state consistently until it arrives at the payment gateway.

    Then understand why many merchants are considering P2PE not only to secure vulnerabilities, but also because it can effectively remove some of the merchant’s own security infrastructures from the scope of compliance with regulations such as PCI DSS. Lastly understand why encryption is only as secure as the encryption keys as when cryptography is used to protect valued data, the risk is transferred from the data to the keys.
  • Everyday consumers assume that when making a purchase, online or in-store, their card data is handed off to a trusted source, with security in place to protect them. However protecting these transactions and the retail payment ecosystem has become increasingly complex, with recent data breaches of large retailers testament to the vulnerabilities.

    In addition, compliance with PCI DSS fails to address some of these vulnerabilities resulting in potential exploitation with disastrous consequences. To address these security gaps the scope of security needs extending from the merchant, acquirer, switch and bank or card issuers to include the manufacturers of payment terminals at the point of sale and developers of payment application software.

    Join your fellow professionals to understand how by using Point-to-Point Encryption, card data is encrypted from the earliest possible moment of its capture, and ensures that data remains in an encrypted state consistently until it arrives at the payment gateway.

    Then understand why many merchants are considering P2PE not only to secure vulnerabilities, but also because it can effectively remove some of the merchant’s own security infrastructures from the scope of compliance with regulations such as PCI DSS. Lastly understand why encryption is only as secure as the encryption keys as when cryptography is used to protect valued data, the risk is transferred from the data to the keys.
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  • CobiT 4.1 to CobiT 5 - How Has It Changed? Recorded: Sep 27 2012 44 mins
    Are you currently using CobiT 4.1 and want to determine whether to adopt CobiT 5?

    Register now to join Manta Consultant, Peter Kingsman, as he takes at look at the changes and improvements in CobiT and how this affects Manta's approach to governance assessments.

    In this 45 minute webinar you will learn about the following key aspects of CobiT 5:
    - Understand the significant changes in CobiT 5
    - Obtain some idea whether using CobiT 5 would be advantageous, depending on your role and your organization
    - See how Manta will utilize CobiT 5
  • CSI: A Practical Perspective Recorded: Jul 24 2012 45 mins
    Have you been using ITIL for years and want to understand how to optimize your practices? Or are you just beginning with ITIL and want to know more about CSI?

    Register now to join Manta Director, Derrick Hazel, as he takes at look at ways to leverage CSI to drive operational efficiency, sustainment and customer satisfaction.

    Continual Service Improvement (CSI) supports changing business objectives by providing a consistently-applied set of processes, procedures and tools to measure, analyze and report on improvement opportunities ensuring maximum benefit and minimum risk to the business.

    In this 45 minute webinar we will explore how to integrate CSI into your organization to:
    - Improve business operations and staff productivity
    - Improve customer satisfaction and relationships
    - Optimize costs and industry best practices
  • Making Best Practice Learning Easy Recorded: Jun 26 2012 44 mins
    When it comes to certified training, the Manta Group focuses on certain best practices - Service Management, Governance, Project Management and Emerging Technologies.

    Attend this webinar to find out why we focus on these best practice areas, and the different training delivery methods available - with a particular focus on why self-paced eLearning is a great learning option.

    As a special bonus, you will get a sneak peak into what the new CobiT 5 training will include.
  • Optimizing Delivery in Project & Program Management Recorded: May 22 2012 34 mins
    Everything you've always wanted to know about improving efficiencies and throughput with your PMO, but were afraid to ask.

    Using a Lean Six Sigma Project approach, Manta Director Gary Grandin provides insight to identify the gaps and increase efficiencies by using IT best practices.

    Attend this webinar to:
    - Learn about techniques used to drive efficiences, decrease cost and increase throughput
    - Increase the effectiveness of your team through the use of analysis tools
    - Develop the appropriate process controls, risk management and ensure the right people are in the right roles
  • Maximizing Your ITIL Investment Using CobiT, Lean Six Sigma or ISO Recorded: Apr 17 2012 45 mins
    Do you find your IT organization in one of the following situations?
    - “I tried to implement ITIL, but it’s fallen apart every time”
    - “I thought implementing ITIL would solve all of my problems”
    - “ITIL solved some of my problems, where do I go from here?”

    Register now to join Manta Consultants Peter Kingsman, Eden Roberts and Craig Dewey as they present three key approaches to ensure your investment in ITIL and SM initiatives are addressing your key problems.

    In this 45 minute webcast you will learn how to incorporate 3 key approaches to maximize ITIL:
    - Risk based approach
    - Management system approach
    - Process optimization approach
  • The Sponsor Perspective: Project Strategies for Success Recorded: Mar 20 2012 46 mins
    Project managers have long faced the triple constraints of scope, schedule and cost. Yet too often when these hurdles have been overcome, the project might STILL be deemed a failure. Or the project might not add to the project manager'€™s reputation. Why not?

    Project managers deal with delivery, procurement, and people puzzles, to name a few. While real, these are not necessarily aligned with the pain points of a Project Sponsor. The project is merely the cross section where the project manager's and sponsor'€™s interests are temporarily aligned.

    We will explore the perspectives of the Project Sponsor, and assist project managers with strategies for working with sponsors of varying aptitude. This sometimes unwritten world may well hold the keys to project success, and the real results the PM is expected to deliver.

    In this 45 minute webcast you will learn:
    • The traits of a good Sponsor
    • Types of Sponsors and how to work with each
    • What Project Managers can do to line up Sponsor success

    Attendees can also collect a PMI PDU credit for attending this webcast through a Category B entry. Contact info@mantagroup.com for more information.
  • Optimize Your Service Desk Recorded: Feb 15 2012 44 mins
    Join Russ Conwath, Manta Consultant and Will O'Brien, CEO of The Manta Group, as they discuss the best way to create an efficient and effective service desk.

    Manta's assessment methodology is centered around four lenses: Services, Organization, Process and Technology. You will see proof of this methodology in the results from a case study where a service desk was improved at a financial institution.

    In this 45 minute webcast you will take away:
    • Why it is important to look at more than just people, process, tools - The four lenses approach to assessment
    • Common areas to look for service desk optimization opportunities
    • Case study examples of service desk optimizations

    “Optimize Your Service Desk” is co-sponsored by The Manta Group (www.mantagroup.com) and MSI Inc (www.msysintegration.com).
  • Lean Thinking and Principles: Turning Waste into Work Recorded: Jan 24 2012 36 mins
    Are you looking for ways to improve the efficiency of IT services in your organization? Attend this webinar to see an example of Lean principles and how it can help your organization become more efficient and effective.

    This webcast provides an example of how Lean Thinking and Lean Principles were not only used to reduce waste and improve efficiency, but also as an approach to effective organizational change within a financial services company.
  • Achieving Green Data Centres Through Better Process Recorded: Dec 13 2011 44 mins
    As the amount of power consumed by IT continues to rise, the associated cost and environmental impact is becoming increasingly alarming. Power is already the single biggest operating expense in the data centre. However, much of this power is wasted, resulting in unnecessary heat, expense, and upstream carbon emissions.

    In this 45 minute webcast, learn about specific steps you can take to help combat this problem. Learn why having efficient equipment and facilities is not enough and why a holistic program which also encompasses good processes and governance produces the best results. Attendees will review:
    - The problem of power consumption in the data centre, and why a holistic approach is important for achieving the best results
    - Some key elements of process and governance critical to a successful Green IT program and how they impact power consumption
    - Specific steps you can take to help start a Green IT program or advance an existing one
  • Clouds are Fluffy & Safe? Get Better Cloud Governance Recorded: Nov 22 2011 39 mins
    More and more companies are turning to the Cloud to host their confidential data, but are they taking the time to ensure the correct level of governance is in place?

    In this 45 minute presentation, learn about Cloud governance for success and risk reduction. In addition to any questions raised by participants, you will take away the following:
    Market trends and Model shifts
    Know what SAS 70 really means when selecting a cloud provider
    The need for effective cloud governance
    How to build an effective governance framework using ITIL or COBIT

    Get answers to your questions about Cloud governance in this interactive webcast.

    "Clouds are Fluffy and Safe?" is co-sponsored by The Manta Group and MSI.
  • The Best Practice Ecosystem: How to Leverage Best Practices for Optimal Results Recorded: Oct 18 2011 43 mins
    A best practice is a method or technique used to maintain quality as an alternative to mandatory legislated standards, and can be based on self-assessment or benchmarking. In the IT industry ITIL, COBIT, Lean, 6 Sigma, ISO and PMBoK are frequently implemented.

    For best practices to thrive, an environment must be created where best practices complement each other and the system of practices is in balance - The Best Practice Ecosystem.

    In 45 minutes, learn how to get the most out of your investment in IT best practices. In addition to any questions raised by participants, you will take away the following:
    - For best practices to thrive, an environment must be created where best practices complement each other and the system of practices is in balance - The Best Practice Ecosystem.
    - Organizations that invested in best practices recognize significant growth and profit results compared to their competitors who did not invest in best practices.
    - Observe a case study of how a financial organization used the Best Practice Ecosystem to transform their IT organization.

    Service Management, Project Management, Risk Management and other operational disciplines will be examined.
Series focused on optimizing & transforming your IT organization
The Manta Group's free monthly webinar series is a valuable way to discover how to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of your IT organization. By watching our webcasts, you qualify for 1 CPD credit (per webcast) claim directly to priSM.

Over the course of this series we will present insights on topics based in IT Business Performance, IT Management, Governance, Risk & Compliance and Enterprise Architecture.

The Manta Group has been a trusted management consulting partner since 2003. Today our focus is on optimizing business operations, managing transformation and measuring performance over time. We look forward to realizing what's possible for you.
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