Vanguard Security and Compliance 2012 to Provide Technical Security Training to Improve Information Security at Large Datacenters and Cloud Computing Implementations

More Than 100 Hours of Security Training Educates Practitioners How to Prevent Security Breaches, Ensure Compliance

Dec 20, 2011, 09:00 ET from Vanguard Integrity Professionals


LAS VEGAS, Dec. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Vanguard Integrity Professionals, the experts on information security for System z®, today announced the location and dates for Vanguard Security and Compliance 2012, the world's largest educational forum dedicated to modern security and compliance training for enterprises that rely on System z from IBM®. Now in its 26th year, Vanguard Security and Compliance 2012 will be held June 25 – 28 at Harrah's Las Vegas and offers six different program tracks, three power tracks, seven full day workshops and over 90 educational sessions.

According to Gartner, "The lack of well-trained security professionals and mature System z technical security skills make configuration and administration errors more likely than on other operating systems in your enterprise."

Attendees will learn practical and valuable skills that are directly applicable to implementing and maintaining mission critical security controls and processes. "Training provides the fastest, most inexpensive, highest return-on-investment way to ensure enterprise security and achieve compliance," said Lori Nguyen, director of conference and training at Vanguard. "Vanguard Security and Compliance enables both novice and experienced System z security practitioners to develop mainframe-specific technical security skills that are vital to reduce risk and eliminate critical exposures."

Vanguard Security and Compliance offers more than 100 hours of classroom, break-out lab sessions and technical training for both beginning and experienced security professionals.

One past attendee, just beginning his career, wrote, "Being new to RACF, this was a learning experience that enabled me to understand the basics and come away feeling confident going back to work. I now have the knowledge to successfully perform my job."

"I have spent 29 years in the information technology and security field and have yet to attend a conference that offers this advanced level of information technology security training. The expertise and in-depth knowledge of the instructors teaching the courses is impressive and second to none," said one 2011 attendee. Core curriculum is taught by leading security experts from notable organizations across the industry including IBM®, CA Technologies®, Vanguard Integrity Professionals®, Key Resources, TATA Consulting, RSM Partners, AIG®, RSH Consulting, Waste Management®, and the Federal Government among others. 

Vanguard Security and Compliance program tracks include:

  • RACF Basic Administration
  • RACF Advanced Administration
  • Advanced z/OS Security Techniques
  • Compliance, Audit, Regulations and Standards
  • Emerging Technologies and Techniques
  • Power Tools for z/OS Security

The intensive four day training event will equip security practitioners with immediate knowledge and practical skills to safeguard their enterprise and mitigate risks, optimize z/OS® security administration, address cloud security challenges, minimize cyber security threats, implement continuous monitoring and automated tools, ensure compliance with evolving regulatory requirements and leverage best practices with emerging security technologies and techniques. To view the sessions, program tracks or learn more about Vanguard Security and Compliance, click here.

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 cloud computing secure domains, and protect critical data and applications from cybersecurity threats. Vanguard provides 24/7/365 live customer support from the United States.  Local support is available as well in other countries.

IBM, RACF, System z and z/OS are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. Vanguard Security and Compliance is a trademark of Vanguard Integrity Professionals in the United States and other countries.

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