Nevada Secretary of State, Ross Miller, to Keynote at Vanguard Security & Compliance 2012

Attendees to Learn About 'The Priority of Security in Nevada's Use of Digital Resources'

May 02, 2012, 07:02 ET from Vanguard Integrity Professionals

LAS VEGAS, May 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Vanguard Integrity Professionals today announced that Ross Miller, Nevada Secretary of State, will be a keynote speaker at Vanguard Security & Compliance 2012. Miller's speech will provide attendees with a look into the many benefits digital resources provide to Nevada's Secretary of State's office and the role security plays in their deployment. Now in its 26th year, Vanguard Security & Compliance is the world's largest educational forum dedicated to modern information technology security training for System z®.

"I am pleased to be part of Vanguard Security & Compliance 2012, and be able to provide attendees with insights about the priority of securing critical technology infrastructures," said Miller. "Attendees can expect to hear about how Nevada is creating greater efficiencies, expanded services and economic development, while maintaining a high priority on security."

Miller was the youngest Secretary of State in America and the youngest in Nevada history when elected in 2006. His record of achievement since taking office reflects a true commitment to accountability and results. Miller established the multi-jurisdictional Election Integrity Task Force, which is recognized by the Department of Justice as a national model for protecting the integrity of elections.

He brings a pro-business perspective to the office of Secretary of State, which has led to the creation of vital new services that will generate millions of dollars and streamline state government. Miller's Nevada Business Portal will be America's first online "one-stop shop" for businesses to conduct transactions with government. He also created the corporate recruiting website which, when combined with the Portal, will attract a new wave of green, sustainable industries and lead the state toward real economic diversification. Miller's numerous duties as Secretary of State also include the responsibilities of Nevada's Securities Division, where he uses prosecutorial skills to convict con men and financial swindlers. Prior to holding the office of Secretary of State, he served as a Deputy District Attorney in Clark County where he prosecuted a wide range of felons.

Miller was named a "20/20 Visionary" for 2010 by Nevada Business Magazine. In 2009, he was selected as one of the "Rising Stars" in American governance by the Aspen Institute, and awarded the Rodel Fellowship in Public Leadership. Miller was also named to the Nevada Press Women "Men to Watch" list, and was awarded the "Top 20 Under 40" award by the Reno Gazette Journal. He holds a law degree and an MBA from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, and a Bachelor of Arts from Stanford University.

"Ross is a leader in using technologies to streamline processes in state government, while ensuring data security," said Steven Ringelberg, chief global strategist at Vanguard. "We are thrilled to have Ross keynote at Vanguard Security & Compliance 2012 and look forward to hearing how he is transforming the State of Nevada with secure online services."

Vanguard Security & Compliance is committed to providing security practitioners with immediate knowledge and hands-on skills to secure their enterprise and mitigate risks using emerging security technologies and techniques. Since its inception, the event has been responsible for providing more than 10,000 System z security practitioners with z/OS® and RACF® security training to ensure the protection of their critical infrastructures. Each year as the security threatscape and regulatory environment evolves, the training advances to address today's toughest security and compliance challenges.

For a complete list of sessions, program tracks or to learn more about Vanguard Security & Compliance 2012, visit

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