Vanguard Security Conference 2011 to Provide Comprehensive Mainframe Security Training to Protect Critical IT Infrastructure

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Vanguard Security Conference, the foremost security conference in the industry and the largest RACF training program in the world, will take place June 20-23, 2011 in Las Vegas. The 25th annual conference will provide commercial and government security professionals with comprehensive RACF security management, and audit, compliance and access management training in hands-on classes and full-day workshops.

Vanguard Integrity Professionals, the leading provider of enterprise security software and training for mainframes, today announced Vanguard Security Conference 2011. The Conference will take place June 20-23, 2011 in Las Vegas and promises to be the best ever. Attendees will participate in hands-on training classes, full-day workshops, and hear from topical keynote speakers who will address the challenges of RACF® security, and audit, compliance and access management for IBM mainframes.

Attendees of Vanguard Security Conference 2010 gave high marks to the conference overall and to the technical security skills training in particular. As one attendee of the 2010 conference wrote, “The classes at the Vanguard Security Conference are amazing! Attendees came away with an understanding of the latest enhancement to RACF and RACF-related products and systems, all taught by instructors who are experts in the security world.”

Now in its 25th year, the annual Vanguard Security Conference is the foremost security conference in the industry, and is the largest RACF training program in the world. The conference features leading security experts from across the industry. These experts teach the latest techniques, trends and industry best practices for protecting mission critical applications and data, and assuring compliance with regulatory requirements and internal security policies.

The 2011 conference will provide four days of dedicated training on a broad range of security topics including:

  • Basic and Advanced RACF Administration Techniques
  • Audit, Compliance and Regulation Guidelines and Standards
  • Federal Standards for Mainframe Security
  • Analyzing and Implementing Industry Best Practices
  • Vanguard Tools and Techniques

Vanguard Security Conference 2011 is a must-attend event for anyone responsible for auditing or protecting mainframes and critical IT infrastructure environment. The Vanguard Conference includes training that is both efficient and cost-effective. According to Gartner, the need for mainframe security training is more important than ever as “the incidence of high-risk vulnerabilities is astonishingly high…” (Gartner Research Note G00172909). Gartner also notes that: “A real shortage of mature mainframe security skills makes configuration and administration errors more likely [on the mainframe] than on other enterprise server operating systems in the same enterprise.” Gartner recommends that enterprises that rely on mainframes “... invest in mainframe-specific technical security skills.”

Attendees of Vanguard Security Conference 2011 will learn practical skills that they can put to use immediately to implement secure business processes and thwart malicious attacks and security breaches. They will also gain insights into the latest security regulations and industry developments that impact business practices.

Participants in the conference can earn up to 34 Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits by attending sessions.

For more information on Vanguard Security Conference 2011, visit

About Vanguard Integrity Professionals
Vanguard Integrity Professionals provides enterprise security software and services that solve complex security and regulatory compliance challenges for government agencies and corporations around the world. With solutions for Audit and Compliance, Security Administration, Intrusion Detection and Identity and Access Management, Vanguard automates processes necessary to identify and mitigate the risks customers face. Vanguard's customers receive a rapid return on investment and are able to focus on other critical business needs thereby becoming more productive and more secure. For more information, visit

Vanguard Security 2011 is a trademark of Vanguard Integrity Professionals, Inc. IBM and RACF are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States and other countries.


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