Speaking opportunity, security and virtualisation

I’ve an opening for one or two independent speakers on the topic of security and virtualisation, for an Infosecurity Magazine webinar on Thursday, 21 July.

The format is a one-hour panel discussion, with each speaker talking for around 10 minutes with a short slide deck.

The outline is below – please get in touch if you’re interested in taking part. Unfortunately, those working for security vendors — and in this case, makers of virtualisation technology — aren’t eligible, sorry!

Title: Security in an Agile Datacentre

After breaches, data loss, major bugs and now the GDPR hit the headlines, senior members of the board are becoming more interested in cyber security, and are beginning to make budget and resources available.

Unfortunately, the task of securing systems is made that much harder, because the basics are not being done. Doors are being left open for attackers to take advantage of static and perimeter-centric security architecture to infiltrate the datacentre, and proliferate “laterally” to attack sensitive assets.

Blocking these attacks needs close co-operation between information security teams, IT, and data centre managers. Only by looking at all IT assets – including on the desktop, in the datacentre and in the cloud – can organisations bolster their defences, and ensure that a flexible and cost effective IT deployment is also secure.

In this webinar we will look at:

  • The impact of security of a virtual desktop deployment;
  • How to secure applications and data on virtualised servers, in hybrid environments and in the cloud;
  • Best practices to ensure that everyone in IT balances effective security with the need for operational efficiency and reliability.
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About stephenpritchard
Freelance journalist specialising in business and technology, based in London (UK).

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