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Webinars and videos

  • Now that NIST has published Version 1.0 of the Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity, the long awaited CSF, what are the implications for companies? How can the CSF help your business improve its defenses? Cameron camp investigates.
  • Join backup and recovery experts to find out how to build your backup and recovery requirements checklist. By the end of this session, you’ll learn how you can:

    -Cut storage requirements by up to 80%
    -Save on storage costs and performance hits to your network.
    -Leverage near-instant recovery technology for protected virtual machines or servers.
    -Automate application-aware backups and testing for data corruption.
  • Deploying and managing network security at remote locations can be time consuming and expensive. McAfee Next Generation Firewalls give your organization a simple solution for centrally deploying, managing and updating remote locations. No technical skills are required to install at remote locations, freeing your skilled staff to focus on more important security management.

    Join us for an in-depth look at how plug-and-play deployment and remote management can reduce manual effort, reduce costs, and improve your network service. Steve Smith, Senior Technical Manager at McAfee, will review how the McAfee NGFW can be installed and up and running in a matter of minutes using our cloud-based installation server. He will also review how the McAfee NGFW Security Management Center gives you remote management and enterprise-wide situational awareness.
  • Today’s security event monitoring and correlation tools are under enormous pressure. Security Analysts are inundated with data, but rather than being given insight, it is more difficult than ever to sort through and locate the real events that need attention. The next generation of security tools purports to process much larger and a greater variety of data sets, run deep-dive analytics in real-time, and rely more on intelligence than attack signatures. But what does this actually mean?

    How do I collect the right data?
    What kinds of new detections can I do?
    How do I get enough context to overcome false positives?
    How do I automate more of my security intelligence, or the intelligence of others?
    What should I look for in a solution?
    How is this different from my SIEM, IDS/IDS, and Advance Malware Detection products?

    These, and other questions, will be addressed to shed light on what has quickly become a market space of tremendous promise, but currently shrouded in confusion.
  • This Analyst Briefing will cover key findings from Frost & Sullivan’s suite of video technology research for 2013, as well as the Digital Media research team’s impressions and conclusions from the 2014 National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show, taking place April 5-10, 2014 in Las Vegas.

    Reasons to Attend:

    •Understand key technical trends in content delivery and monetization, and their impact on video encoding/transcoding offerings
    •Gain insight into worldwide market growth opportunities
    •Receive highlights related to the competitive landscape
    •Identify customer perceptions and requirements when choosing vendors and solutions
  • Today’s IT professionals need security firewalls that do more than just packet filtering and stateful inspection. It’s critical that network pros redefine which metrics will actually ensure their security solutions will not be a performance bottleneck. This webinar digs into today’s firewall solutions, exploring their capabilities and providing pointers for selecting the solution that best meets IT security and performance requirements.

    What You Will Learn
    Why packet filtering and IPS aren’t the only performance metrics that matter
    The performance impact of running multiple security services
    How to select in-line security products that meet today’s multi-function security needs
  • Are attacks on your network and users still occurring, despite continuing efforts to stay on top of security? What impact would malware have on your business if it was able to gain internal access and steal sensitive information?

    Without solutions that can disrupt the chain of events that occur during an advanced attack, many businesses are still being infiltrated and losing data every day. This webinar will cover the best practices in disrupting attacks with content security solutions - connected to optimize protection.
    Join this webinar as:
    •You will learn the tactics used by attackers today to infiltrate businesses
    •You will hear about the leading technologies available to disrupt advanced attacks
    •You will walk away with the knowledge to assess your own environment, and optimize your security
    Businesses today face more advanced attacks than we’ve ever seen in the past – and defending against them takes a connected approach which can disrupt the multiple points of infiltration and exfiltration used in the process of a breach. With most attacks seen in the wild using phishing emails to reach their target, a web link or malicious file to deliver a payload, and an outbound stream of communication to exfiltrate data – implementing a Secure Email Gateway, Secure Web Gateway, and Data Loss Prevention technology together will provide a barrier difficult for even the most advanced attacks to overcome.

    Don’t miss this webinar if you have a stake in the security of your most valuable information, or are directly responsible for the implementation of security solutions to protect it. Register now for this 30 minute webinar.
  • As most IT Pros are aware, as of April 8th, 2014, Microsoft will stop releasing security patches for Windows XP. Unfortunately, most folks will not be able to migrate all Windows XP machines by that deadline. How will you limit the security risks posed by these now vulnerable assets? Join us for this webinar outlining practical strategies to help you cover your assets.
    In this session we'll cover:
    The primary attack vectors you need to consider
    Immediate actions you can take to limit the exposure of your XP assets
    Warning signs to watch out for that could signal an attack
    How to closely monitor your vulnerable assets with AlienVault USM
  • Learn from ING how one of the largest financial services corporations implemented ReputationDV (RepDV) from HP TippingPoint to proactively secure their network without compromising performance. RepDV, a security intelligence tool, monitors inbound and outbound communications to identify and block undesirable hosts. Updated every two hours, this robust security intelligence feed searches through hundreds of thousands of known malicious IPv4, IPv6, and DNS names and assigns a threat score of 1 to 100. Rated based on the analysis of the source, category, or threat, this score helps block traffic that poses a potential security risk. ING has had amazing success with HP TippingPoint RepDV:
    - 2 million connections blocked in 15 months
    - 75% decrease in total malware related incidents
    - 0 false positives
    ING will cover how deploying HP TippingPoint security intelligence helped simplify their network security strategy while increasing reliability and effectiveness.
  • Advanced targeted cyber attacks have hit some of the world’s largest businesses. The attacks weren't blocked because they don’t match any known attack signature. Each one is unique, custom created to penetrate the target network and steal data.

    A new video featuring Gartner Distinguished Analyst, Neil MacDonald, and HP’s Eric Schou, explains how Big Data Security Analytics can help find and block targeted cyber attacks. View it to learn:

    How advanced targeted cyber attacks are different from traditional threats
    How Big Data techniques can spot attacks when traditional defenses fall short
    What you should be doing now to take advantage of Big Data Security Analytics
  • Cyberspace is typically the prime mechanism for conducting business. It also plays a key role in the socio-cultural lives of staff, customers and suppliers. By the end of 2013, revelations about how governments had been surrendering commercial and personal privacy in the name of national security left trust very badly shaken. And the timing couldn’t be much worse: many CEOs are ramping up their demands to take even greater advantage of cyberspace. So if this is where things are now, how will all of this look by 2016? How will new threats hurtling over the horizon complicate matters even further? Just what will organisations be able to rely on? And most importantly, are they powerless or can they do something now? This webcast spotlights the threats we'll be dealing with over the coming 24 months along with advice on the best ways of handling them.
  • Take a rule book, throw it away and write a better one.
    In typically disruptive fashion, Dell are Redefining the Economics of Enterprise Storage and you can benefit.

    In this webinar Paul Harrison, UK Storage Sales Director for Dell, will discuss Dell’s storage design philosophy and how our modern storage architectures are helping customers around the world to be more flexible and agile as well as breaking the traditional cycles of rip and replace.
    With our key design tenets around ease of use, full virtualisation, intelligent tiering, high scalability, elimination of forklift upgrades and innovative perpetual licencing models, Dell’s storage solutions are delivering real world benefits to thousands of users around the world and was the platform of choice for the Commonwealth Games, Glasgow2014.

    Join us and learn how Dell’s storage strategy differs from that of others and how it can help you to:
    •Acquire, deploy, and grow Storage on demand
    •Adapt more seamlessly to changing business needs
    •Intelligently manage data assuring business continuity
    •Reliably automate more processes, releasing time to focus on more strategic tasks
    •Strike the perfect balance between performance, capacity and price all while delivering a rich feature set.
  • Join this unique roundtable chat with three InfoSec Professionals who have recently climbed the BYOD mountain and come back down to share their stories. We’ll discuss the industry and regulatory differences, managing user expectations of privacy, legal implications and technical pitfalls in this 60 minute Security Leadership Series webinar, brought to you on April 10, 2014 at 1PM Eastern in partnership with Capella University.
  • Autonomic Software significantly expands the capabilities of McAfee ePO. Autonomic’s three suites are all integrated into ePO with no need for separate console, databases, and reports. They are “As McAfee As McAfee”!

    Autonomic Patch Manager, EndPoint Manager and Power Manager suites provide improved security, and managing of end points, at virtually no charge when incorporating Power Manager.

    Join McAfee and its 2013 MVP Partner of the Year to learn how the integrated solution provides:
    • Increases Scalability – Delivery of patches to both large organizations and small-to-mid-sized organizations
    • Reduces Costs - Using Power & Patch Management Suites
    • Simplifies Complexity - Maintains a secure environment with minimal human intervention using EndPoint Suite
    • Easily Customizable Solutions – For unique requirements
  • The alarming rise of advanced persistent threats (APTs) makes security analytics around Big Data an imperative. In light of the challenges of converting Big Data into actionable information with first generation SIEMs, security professionals have become skeptical about the ability to use SIEM beyond compliance needs. Yet, today’s advanced SIEM technology takes threat detection, understanding and response to a whole new level. Join us to learn how to use next generation SIEM technology to specifically detect security threats within an ocean of Big Data. Discover how the latest technologies in security analytics such as the quad-correlation methods of rules, statistics, risk, and history can help your organization execute SIEM best practices in detection with intelligence, integration, and ease.
  • As more and more companies look to take advantage of all of the benefits afforded with cloud-based infrastructures, the discussion often quickly turns to “How do we get there?” For some companies, this single migration question can create an insurmountable roadblock that either keeps them from moving to the cloud or severely delays their migration. Join Michael McCracken, HOSTING’s Director of Professional Services, as he explores different cloud migration strategies along with the benefits and risks associated with each of those strategies.
  • Join this webinar and learn why consistency is the hallmark of an effective, agile organisation. With thousands of moving parts, ensuring that every user, every system is being managed consistently is critical. This webinar will show you how a best practice IT systems management software effectively defines, manages, applies and enforces IT policies across groups of machines.

    A state-of-the art Policy Management system streamlines the process of creating, setting and remotely applying IT policies to groups of systems across a distributed organisation. Administrators need to be able to view all policies from a single dashboard, customise them and assign them based on organisation, group, machine type, platform or any dynamic view of machines to ensure all systems are in compliance. By automating management by policies and enforcement, administrators can then take immediate action to remediate any system that is not in compliance.
    Benefits of a modern Policy Management system are:

    • Ensure distributed systems are in compliance with IT policies or recurring services
    • Streamline the process of applying and updating policies to multiple machines based on organisation, group, department or dynamic view
    • Achieve greater confidence that distributed systems are secure and in compliance
    • Manage policy enforcement of multiple groups of machines, applying varying and nested policies depending on security risk, business use or service level
    • New machines can automatically inherit policy settings without any intervention
  • Anti-virus is not enough. McAfee Complete Endpoint Protection add defense in depth against the full threat spectrum from zero-day exploits to hacker attacks, as well as mobile devices such and tablets.
  • Protiviti has conducted the second-annual Executive Perspectives on Top Risks Survey. We obtained the views of more than 370 board members and C-suite executives about risks that are likely to affect their organisation in 2014.

    Join Managing Director, Mike Purvis and Director, Dirk Verwohlt for a discussion of the report findings.
  • Join us for this short monthly webinar, in which we will provide you with the latest updates and insights into the constantly evolving online threat landscape. Using information sources such as the Symantec Global Intelligence Network, we will help you understand how you can continue to protect your company and your infrastructure.

    The goal is simple: to make the Internet safer to transact business – for you, your customers and everyone else with whom you interact online.
  • We look at why organisations are turning to Data Classification solutions as part of a best practice layered security approach. We will cover:

    •The evolving security environment
    •Drivers for data classification
    •How data classification works in practice
    •Customer success stories

    The session will also include a brief demonstration of Boldon James Classifier.
  • Everyone knows that there are risks associated with moving enterprise data to a Cloud and everyone knows the huge potential that the analytics of Big Data can bring especially when using the Cloud, but what happens when these two converge.

    The presentation will discuss some of the security and privacy challenges associated with Big Data in the Cloud and will present a number of key initiatives that the ODCA have done to support enterprises that wish to take this step.
  • The increasing volume of breaches we hear about in the news highlights the challenge risk managers face in working to address cyber risk. Current assessment methods, while insightful, are inadequate due to the pace at which security postures change, leaving organizations vulnerable and exposed in the blink of an eye. In order to truly reduce security risk, managers need more insight and better tools that allow for continuous visibility into the ever-changing network environments they are administering.

    Join Stephen Boyer, CTO and co-founder of BitSight Technologies, and Oliver Brew, Vice President of Professional Liability at Liberty International Underwriters (LIU) for this webinar to discover:

    - Why measuring security risk is difficult and how some assessment methods leave organizations vulnerable to threats and financial loss

    - How forward-looking organizations are using Big Data to reduce risk, increase transparency and address new regulatory requirements

    - Case Study: How LIU is using Security Ratings to mitigate risk
  • Recent research shows that when it comes to Online File Sharing and Collaboration (OFS), a “one size fits all” deployment strategy isn't enough. Join ESG Senior Analyst Terri McClure and Syncplicity as we take a look at the drivers behind corporate OFS adoption, hurdles that need to be overcome, and emerging demand for hybrid solutions.

    In this webinar, Terri McClure will discuss findings from ESG’s latest analysis, Online File Sharing and Collaboration: Deployment Model Trends. She will shed light on issues that motivate many IT departments to implement OFS solutions and identify trends that are pushing vendors to provide more deployment options to customers.

    Jeff Schultz, Head of Marketing at Syncplicity, will discuss the value of Syncplicity StorageVaults, which provides enterprise customers with deployment flexibility, ensures data residency and compliance, and enables secure mobile collaboration across the enterprise.

    As a thank you for registering you’ll receive a free copy of the ESG Research Brief: The Demand for Hybrid Online File Sharing Solutions.
  • The webinar will explore the challenges facing security professionals concerning the prevalent and ever-increasing risks to Big Data Security, recommended strategies for closing the gaps, and tools and techniques for keeping Big Data secure.
  • Internal audit functions must anticipate and respond to a constant stream of new challenges. Key findings from Protiviti’s latest Internal Audit Capabilities and Needs Survey show that:

    • Social media, mobile applications, cloud computing and security (specifically with regard to the NIST Cybersecurity Framework) are critical areas of concern

    • CAATs and data analysis remain on center stage

    • Fraud management efforts focus more on technology as well as prevention

    • We have to keep pace with a raft of regulatory, rules-making and standards changes”

    • Internal auditors want to take their collaboration with business partners to a new level

    Please join our webinar on focused on assessing the top priorities for internal audit functions.

    CPE credit will be provided to qualifying attendees.
  • Successful organizations run on key metrics and IT security should be no different. But which security metrics should operations, management and the boardroom be focused on? Factories focus on “days without an accident” Is the cyber parallel “days without a breach?”
    What to measure, how to measure, and how to communicate performance is key to improving the security team’s effectiveness and standing within the organization. Information like:
    - Which departments have access to which servers?
    - Who are the privileged users and when are they most active?
    - Where are the assets with vulnerabilities that can be reached from outside?
    - When are security defenses like firewalls likely to maxout?
    Join Dr. Larry Ponemon, Chairman & Founder of the Ponemon Institute, for key results of a new research study on security metrics and change management, and Jody Brazil, Founder, President and CTO of FireMon, for a pragmatic perspective on generating actionable metrics from your network security infrastructure and reducing the risks of relentless change.
  • In this webcast we will show:
    1. The Heartbleed vulnerability in detail, how it occurred with examples of how it can be used against your organization
    2. How you can identify your business exposure and what systems are vulnerable
    3. How Tripwire’s solutions work together to help you close the detection, remediation and prevention gaps around Heartbleed
  • Join Oxford Computer Group and Microsoft for a webinar on April 17th. Nasos Kladakis, Senior Product Marketing Manager for Windows Azure, will present the capabilities and features of Windows Azure Active Directory, including:

    •Simplified Synchronization with on-premises directories,
    •Simplified group-based, single sign-on to hundreds of SaaS applications,
    •Machine learning-based security and usage reports,
    •Alerting and Multi-Factor authentication for effectively protecting enterprise data and resources on any cloud.
    •Self-service password reset and delegated group management,
    •Customizable environment for launching enterprise and consumer applications to reduce help-desk support calls
    •and empower end-users to access their cloud applications from everywhere, with a single set of credentials.

    You don’t want to miss this update on Azure AD direct from Microsoft!
  • If you’re a small- or medium-sized business running Windows XP, you’ve likely heard that support will be cut off for the 13-year-old operating system in less than three weeks. But you may not have heard what impact that will have on your company’s security and compliance.

    Sign up for this important webinar to learn:
    • What Windows XP “end-of-life” exactly means to the security of your business.
    • Why you should especially care about this if you take credit cards for payment.
    • How you can safeguard your business and remain compliant.
  • Once upon a time, a knowledge worker accessed proprietary
    documents on a company-owned desktop computer within the corporate
    firewall. Today's work environment is dramatically different - sensitive
    data and proprietary documents are increasingly produced and accessed
    outside the firewall, on employee-owned devices. Virtual collaboration is
    growing, and the cloud is redefining security paradigms even further. Yet,
    some things remain the same. Intellectual property must be protected,
    regulations must be complied with, and individual identities,
    authentication and privileges must be dynamically managed. This panel will
    look at how changing use cases and scenarios are changing the threat
    landscape for corporate IP, and how leading vendors are rising to the
    occasion to help enterprises meet these challenges. It will also discuss
    best practices in developing and executing a forward-looking IP protection
    strategy.
  • Trend Micro sponsored an extensive security survey of businesses in North America and Europe. Conducted by Cyber-Edge Group, LLC, a premier research and marketing firm, the survey examines the current and planned deployment countermeasures for establishing effective cyber defenses. This webinar will reveal the significant findings from the survey and accompanying report and is intended to provide IT security decision makers with a better understanding of how their perceptions, concerns, priorities – and most importantly – current defensive postures stack up against those of other IT security professionals and organizations. Key highlights from the report include:
    • One in four security professionals doubt whether their organization has invested adequately in cyber threat defenses.
    • Over 60% of respondents were affected by a successful cyber-attack in 2013, but less than 40% expect to fall victim again in 2014.
    • Mobile devices (smartphones and tablets) are perceived as IT security’s “weakest link”, followed by laptops and social media applications.
    • One in four organizations lack the tools necessary to properly investigate the root cause and material impact of network security breaches.

    Join Mark Bouchard, Vice President with Cyber-Edge Group and Jon Clay, Director of Global Threat Research with Trend Micro, for this webinar to learn more about the state of cyber threat defenses among today’s businesses and gain a better understanding of what you can do to improve your defenses going forward.
  • Mobile workers are increasingly demanding access to mission-critical data and apps from personal smart phones, tablets and laptops. However, co-mingling of personal and business data and apps on mobile devices creates risk of business data loss and introduction of malware. What are the risks and what technologies can businesses deploy to enable productivity while protecting from these threats ?

    •Learn about the risks introduced when personal and business data and apps co-mingle on mobile devices
    •Learn about available technologies and technology trends to address these risks.

    Join Dell to understand the risks introduced when personal and business data co-mingle on mobile devices and technologies to consider to protect corporate data.
  • Forty-five states, DC and four territories have adopted the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). This means that school districts across the country are planning for 100% online assessments during the 2014-2015 school year. One of the most important conditions needed for being able to administer online assessments is network infrastructure readiness.
    Attend this 30-minute webinar and join Gavin Lee, Senior K-12 Business Development Manager at Juniper Networks, to discuss the critical network must-haves that all school districts should consider when looking to deploy a robust and supportable network. You will also receive practical guidance on how to get the most out of your network infrastructure and how to best prepare for the CCCSS assessments:
    • Consortia network infrastructure
    • Wired and wireless network capabilities
    • Robust network security
    • Network support readiness
    • Juniper Networks network infrastructure readiness resources
  • McAfee is unique among secure web gateway solution providers with its hybrid delivery model, which provides the flexibility to deploy a web gateway on-premises, in the cloud, or in combination. In this session, McAfee will discuss details of the hybrid web protection deployment model and the various elements that comprise it, along with provide guidance on to choose the deployment scenario that best addresses your organization’s specific business needs.
  • This webinar is presented by McAfee and Intel to help customers understand their Data Protection solution from McAfee and to get the most business value out of their Intel based endpoints. Products that apply to this webcast include McAfee Complete Data Protection Suites, featuring Endpoint Encryption, and EPO Deep Command to extend the reach of your IT department to lower your total cost of ownership. The webinar will include a special highlight on Intel® Core™ vPro™ Processors and associated technologies that increase productivity and hardware-assisted security in the enterprise. This webcast is provided as a 35-40 minute overview and includes 5-10 minutes of Q & A.

    Join this webinar on Data Protection and learn about:
    • The key features of Data Protection and how it can provide you with the security you need
    • Use cases on utilizing the synergy between Intel® vPro™ and McAfee Data Protection technologies to reduce your overall TCO
    • How you can extend the reach of your IT team with the ability to remotely wake up or even power on PC’s, remediate “disabled” endpoints and remotely reset pre-boot passwords
    • How to securely manage your endpoints from a single console while simultaneously providing self-service features for your end-users
  • Organizations of all sizes face a number of industry and regulatory compliance mandates. Whether its PCI DSS, SOX, HIPPA or FISMA, these regulations are changing to accommodate the ever-growing threat to sensitive data.

    Join Dave Shackleford, IT security consultant and founder of Voodoo Security, as he breaks down these updated requirements and how to remain current while securing your business.

    Attend this webcast and learn:
    - Best practices for protecting data in today’s complex security landscape

    - Latest updates to compliance mandates pertaining to data encryption

    - What these updates mean to your security teams.
  • Collaboration is crucial when it comes to your marketing team. No matter if you're based locally or globally, the concept of work and the way we interact is completely changing. With smartphones and tablets taking over our lives, efficient collaboration, coordination, and consistency around marketing campaigns and messaging can be challenging when running a marketing organization.

    Join this webinar to discover:

    - The latest and greatest in marketing automation and file sharing platforms
    - Content collaboration tools that save time and keep branding consistent between teams
    - How centralizing assets can ease global content translation and localization
    - Real-time content and campaign sharing that can spark new ideas and educate your organization
  • The future of work sees changes to how employees work, how managers lead, and how organizations are structured. However, technology still remains the central nervous system of organizations and things like enables flexible work, collaboration, communication, and BYOD. In short, IT helps organizations be competitive. But how is IT changing in the context of new work behaviors and expectations, a multi-generational workforce, the cloud, globalization, and many of the other trends that are shaping the world of work? Join us in this session as a panel of experts debates and explores how IT is changing and what the future of IT looks like.
  • Malware today is very different from just a few years ago. Traditional AV technology is no longer able to consistently and fully remediate or defend against today’s most advanced threats. New and emerging threats such as ransomware, social engineering driven attacks and micro variant financial threats are just some examples of difficult to remediate infections. This presentation will take a look at the malware landscape and explain why these tactics are so effective against traditional AV technology. We will examine three specific families of infections and highlight their tactics to evade detection and what issues occur with remediation. Lastly, we will talk about Webroot’s innovation and how our SecureAnywhere AV solution is capable of defending against, and remediating today’s most advanced threats.
  • Join us to hear from product expert Rob Singh to learn more about Mocana Atlas Certificate Enrollment