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CISO for the State of Nevada to Keynote at Vanguard Security & Compliance 2011

May 10, 2011

LAS VEGAS, May 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Vanguard Security & Compliance 2011, the world’s leading System z security and compliance training event, today announced that the State of Nevada’s Chief Information Security Officer will be a keynote speaker at the conference. As CISO, Christopher Ipsen is charged with securing Nevada’s heterogeneous IT environment. His keynote address will discuss what organizations can do to maximize positive IT security changes during a fiscal crisis. VSC 2011, which takes place June 20-23, is hosted by Vanguard Integrity Professionals, the largest independent provider of enterprise security software for System z.

The z/OS mainframe is at the heart of many large networks and needs to be part of each enterprise’s cybersecurity efforts. As the original cloud computing platform, z/OS systems generally host more than 85 percent of the critical data and applications of any organization where they are deployed. The State of Nevada is one of many states that rely on a z/OS system for its data processing and storage needs. With multiple departments on different virtual images on a single z Series system, z/OS security and compliance is of high importance to the State.

“We are honored to have Christopher Ipsen as a keynote speaker at VSC 2011,” said Steven Ringelberg, COO of Vanguard. “His keynote will provide attendees with important information about how to protect their critical infrastructure while facing fiscal challenges: in other words, don’t waste a good crisis.”

Ipsen is responsible for security oversight of the State of Nevada’s enterprise data and network infrastructure. He chairs the Nevada Information Technology Security Committee and is a member of the Nevada Commission on Homeland Security, the Nevada Technological Crime Advisory Board, and the Sierra Nevada InfraGard Members Alliance.

Information Security Magazine named Ipsen winner of the Security Seven Award in the Government category. GovInfoSecurity.com recognized him as one of the “Top Ten Most Influential Government Information Security Leaders of 2011.” Ipsen serves on numerous editorial and information security advisory boards and is a member of the RSA Conference Committee. He holds national certifications as Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), an Information Systems Security Architectural Professional (ISSAP), and a Certified Information Security Manager (CISM).

VSC 2011 is the largest and longest-running educational event dedicated solely to learning about z/OS and RACF security and compliance. 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, cybersecurity, securing the cloud, continuous monitoring, encryption, the current threatscape for large enterprise host systems, advanced security techniques and evolving compliance standards.

For more information about VSC 2011, visit www.bestsystemzsecuritytraining.com, 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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