Vanguard Security & Compliance 2011 Launches New Website for Leading System z Security Training Event

Site Provides Easy Access to the Latest Information, Training Session Details and Instructor Bios

Mar 30, 2011, 00:01 ET from Vanguard Integrity Professionals

LAS VEGAS, March 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Vanguard Security & Compliance 2011, the world's leading System z security training event, has launched a new website that provides visitors with easy access to the latest VSC 2011 information including training sessions, tracks, expert instructors, keynote speakers and other details. The new site, announced today, is located at VSC 2011, which will take place June 20-23, is hosted by Vanguard Integrity Professionals, the largest independent provider of enterprise security software for System z.

VSC 2011 is the largest and longest-running educational event dedicated solely to learning about z/OS and RACF security. This intensive learning forum draws security practitioners from around the globe. Attendees learn current best practices from the world's leading subject matter experts from IBM, Waste Management, Bank of America, the State of Alabama, Vanguard Integrity Professionals, and many other notable organizations. The curriculum focuses on modern security techniques and technology, the current threatscape for large enterprise host systems, advanced security techniques and evolving compliance standards.  

"z/OS systems continue to be primary targets of attacks due to the vast amount of critical data and applications that reside on these platforms," said Steven Ringelberg, chief operating officer at Vanguard. "VSC 2011 is the best place for security professionals to learn how to protect their modern z/OS systems from security threats, and ensure compliance with current and future regulatory requirements."

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"Sophisticated thieves and malicious insiders don't go after ATMs, they go after the bank vault," Ringelberg continued. "Within the trusted domain of large enterprises, the bank vault is the zSeries system. Security Administrators who are familiar with security protocols and practices on the network side of the house need to receive specialized zSeries security training so that they can fully secure the assets within their trusted domains."

For more information about VSC 2011, visit, the single source for all information about the critical z/OS and RACF security training offered at this year's event. Security professionals are encouraged to visit the website to learn more and to register for this important training event.

About Vanguard Integrity Professionals

Vanguard Integrity Professionals, an IBM Business Partner, provides enterprise security software and services that solve complex security and regulatory compliance challenges and deliver a rapid return on investment. With automated solutions for Audit and Compliance, Operational Security and Intrusion Management, Vanguard enables government agencies and corporations around the world to ensure continuous monitoring of z/OS systems, safeguard secure cloud computing domains, and protect critical data and applications from cybersecurity threats.

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