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  • Risk management is an increasingly important
    business driver and stakeholders have become
    much more concerned about risk. Risk may be a
    driver of strategic decisions, it may be a cause of
    uncertainty in the organisation or it may simply be
    embedded in the activities of the organisation. An
    enterprise-wide approach to risk management
    enables an organisation to consider the potential
    impact of all types of risks on all processes,
    activities, stakeholders, products and services.
    Implementing a comprehensive approach will
    result in an organisation benefiting from what is
    often referred to as the ‘upside of risk’.
    The global financial crisis in 2008 demonstrated
    the importance of adequate risk management.
    Since that time, new risk management standards
    have been published, including the international
    standard, ISO 31000 ‘Risk management –
    Principles and guidelines’. This guide draws
    together these developments to provide a
    structured approach to implementing enterprise
    risk management (ERM)
  • Virtualization drastically changes how datacenters are designed and operated, from storage to networking, server and inventory management. Yet all-too often, endpoint security such as antimalware is overlooked. This leads to major performance problems due to the architecture of traditional security products.

    Bitdefender will detail these challenges, and cover solutions to the problems, including leveraging VMware vShield Endpoint technology.
  • Before tackling a SIEM project to improve detection and response, learn from these case studies as their scenario likely matches yours. To firebreak your network brings together technologies, processes and people in the right balance across four phases. More than a security point solution or another box, you need to turn craft into a discipline to improve detection and response.

    Learn from your peers about the following:
    - Before environment and issues
    - Transition effort, cost and impact
    - After environment and benefits
    - Best practices for managed SIEM
    - Your network and next steps
  • Generally, risks associated with continuity planning, from physical to cyber-security, are part of an ever-evolving threat to our systems and technologies. Continuity planning is simply the good business practice of ensuring the execution of essential functions through all circumstances, and it is a fundamental responsibility of public institutions and private entities responsible to their stakeholders. What are some of the risks associated with continuity planning? Why is managing risk important for continuity? What are some of the methods used to mitigate risks in continuity planning?

    The COOP presentation will provide an understanding of Continuity and Continuity of Operations, explain the importance of a viable Continuity capability, and emphasize the need for a viable Continuity capability in all organizations, to demonstrate some of the linkages between continuity programs and:

    • Risk Management
    • Physical Security
    • Emergency Management
    • Cyber Security/ Information Technology

    Join us on April 21 as NCP’s senior continuity practitioner shares resilient continuity programs and outreach efforts. Hear from Eric Kretz, NCP, as he talks about Information Integration: Leveraging Risk, Physical and Cyber Security and Continuity Planning.
  • If your organization cannot afford downtime from DDoS attacks, join this timely discussion from Neustar, with special guest perspective from IDC’s Christina Richmond. Explore the complexity and purpose behind today’s attacks and what you can do to defend your Internet presence. You will learn:

    · What the DDoS threat environment looks like today
    · Why “smokescreening” is a particular danger
    · Where attacks can have impact across your organization
    · How you can take steps to thwart DDoS threats
  • Jayme Williams, Senior Systems Engineer at TenCate is protecting eight environments across the US and Canada – and each site has different storage. All sites require disaster recovery and backup across the application set. Having one solution would be ideal, but not possible – until they came across Zerto.
    Zerto Virtual Replication is storage agnostic and made it easy to integrate a new site into their disaster recovery plan. Their original business continuity and disaster recovery (BC/DR) plan, affectionately named the “Hit by the bus” book due to its volume, has been greatly simplified and the service levels they are seeing are outstanding – single digit seconds for their recovery point objectives (RPO).

    Finally, they are incorporating public cloud into their IT plans by backing up their applications from their DR site to AWS. With one solution, they can achieve their BC/DR and backup SLA, while reducing costs and introducing public cloud into their IT strategy at a pace that supports changing business requirements.

    With Zerto Virtual Replication:
    •Manage all sites in one pane of glass with one tool for replication and automation of failover, failback and testing processes as well as backup
    •Increase efficiencies with the ability to track and manage consumption across the hybrid cloud
    •Hardware agnostic solution does not require a change in the infrastructure reducing costs
    •Consistency in the BC/DR solution dramatically reduces operational costs
    •Replicates between different types of storage and versions of VMware vSphere making it easy to add new sites to the process
    •Point-in-time recovery enables failover to a previous point to recover from any issue – logical corruption, datacenter outage, etc.
    •Leveraging a public cloud strategy with backups stored in Amazon
  • Changing IT needs and complex infrastructures require flexible and dynamic solutions to help you transition your environment. The release of Symantec™ Backup Exec 15 is the perfect time for you to review your backup and recovery infrastructure to meet these changing demands. Whether you are an existing Backup Exec customer or not, now is the time to upgrade to a reliable choice; the leading-edge offering for virtual, physical and cloud platforms.

    Join us to understand how Backup Exec 15 provides the flexibility to protect confidently whatever your platform, technology or application need. Delivering the power to protect your information faster, restore what you need when you need it and the ease the time and burden of “doing backup.
  • Whether you are evaluating your move to the public cloud or have started the journey and are already hosting DevTest or production workloads, security and compliance should be high on your list of priorities.

    Applications hosted in the public cloud are your responsibility, and not AWS. The biggest challenge you have is that web applications are also the most targeted from cyber attacks, and you need to ensure that you have a solid security foundation to be able to continuously monitor and protect your workloads from compromise.

    Join James Brown, Director of Cloud Computing & Security Architecture, Alert Logic for this live webinar which will cover:
    • The shared security model: what security you are responsible for to protect your content, applications, systems and networks v AWS
    • Overview of the OWASP Top 10 most critical web application security risks (such as SQL injections)
    • Best practices for how to protect your environment from the latest threats

    This webinar is essential for anyone who wants to understand how to build a plan for security and compliance in the cloud.
  • This webinar will demonstrate how Sequence Package Analysis (SPA), a new natural language method that utilizes a corpus of annotated training data comprised of a unique set of feature extractions, may detect early signs of terrorism and sedition. Using an SPA-designed BNF table consisting of sequentially-implicative (as opposed to syntactic) parsing structures, this natural language tool searches social media content and recordings of conversations of suspected terrorists to identify (and measure) collusion, collaboration, affinity with other terror or sedition suspects. Whereas conventional text mining methods are hindered by the speech system’s failure to identify keywords (most suspects intentionally refrain from the use of keywords that pinpoint location, names, dates and time), SPA is designed to work around these obstacles in which users refrain from referring to named entities that are likely to flag their communications as suspicious.
  • Wi-Fi security attacks, hacking, stolen mobile devices – are these keeping you awake at nights? Are you surprised that Wi-Fi networks can be more secure than your wired networks? Wireless LAN has come a long way from the days of its inception with inadequate security.

    Contrary to common belief, security is not a single protocol or an appliance or an encryption. It is a system of different components working together to ensure your Wi-Fi network is secure and your confidential information is protected.

    Join this webinar to learn about

    - Advances in Wi-Fi security
    - Multi-layers approach to holistic protection
    - Controlling user and device access
    - Controlling applications
    -Xirrus security solutions
  • Is your business prepared for a disaster? Join ESET and industry expert, StorageCraft, for a research overview presentation of modern business disasters. We'll look at the difference between back up and recovery and discuss best practice for building a recovery plan. Mike Kunz, VP of Sales with StorageCraft, will also look at specific solutions to quickly get your business up and running when disaster strikes.
  • Tech blogs are overflowing with examples of password hacks, data destruction, and data leakage. It’s time for a new approach. Imation’s recently-announced Secure Data Movement Architecture (SDMA) will safeguard your organization’s most valuable data against tampering, leakage, or loss - throughout its entire lifecycle including when it’s in the cloud or mobile devices, or anywhere in between. Join us as we give you a sneak peek into our new concept for painless data protection, and the rapidly evolving types of threats its meant to address.
  • Information is the lifeblood of any business. If the data required to operate and maintain market presence becomes inaccessible, compromised, or worse – unrecoverable, the business impact could be devastating. Learn about the existing and emerging risks to your critical data infrastructure and business operations. What mitigation strategies are available and what considerations do you need to assess? How does the changing landscape for consumption of IT such as cloud, on-premise, and hybrid solutions effect survivability and securitization of your prized assets?
  • After July 14, 2015, Microsoft will no longer issue security updates for any version of Windows Server 2003. If you are still running Windows Server 2003 in your datacenter, you need to take steps now to plan and execute to protect your infrastructure. The end of support means two things: newly discovered vulnerabilities in Windows Server 2003 will not be patched anymore, nor will they be documented and acknowledged by Microsoft. This represents an increase in the risk of using Windows Server 2003. However, many organizations still count on Windows Server 2003 for critical business operations. It’s important for organizations to understand the risks of running out-of-support platforms against the costs and effort of migrating to a new one.

    In this webinar, we will cover 2 important topics to help you secure, migrate and protect your legacy environment:
    * What risks you are facing for Windows Server 2003 end-of-support
    * How to shield vulnerabilities when the platforms are no longer be patched

    Join the webinar to know the most comprehensive protection to help manage the risks of out- of-support platforms like Windows Server 2003!