Vanguard Announces IBM Systems Magazine as the Official Media Sponsor for Vanguard Security and Compliance 2012

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Sponsorship Supports Ongoing Security Education, Best Practices to Mainframe User Base

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Without the proper training, security practitioners may unknowingly be leaving the critical data and applications residing on these systems exposed.

Vanguard Integrity Professionals, the experts on information security for IBM® System z®, today announced IBM Systems Magazine, an industry publication for IBM Mainframe and Power Systems customers, as the official media sponsor of Vanguard Security and Compliance 2012. As the world’s largest educational forum dedicated to modern information technology security training for System z, Vanguard Security and Compliance is committed to providing security practitioners with immediate knowledge and hands-on skills to secure their enterprise and mitigate risks using emerging security technologies and techniques.

“Vanguard Security and Compliance 2012 is proud to welcome IBM Systems Magazine as its official media sponsor,” said Lori Nguyen, director of conference and training at Vanguard. “The shortage of mature mainframe security skills is a challenge currently facing large enterprises that rely on System z. Without the proper training, security practitioners may unknowingly be leaving the critical data and applications residing on these systems exposed. IBM Systems recognizes the importance of mainframe-specific technical security training, and this sponsorship reflects the shared commitment to providing ongoing support to the System z security community.”

Vanguard Security and Compliance, now in its 26th year, has been responsible for providing more than 10,000 System z security practitioners with z/OS® and RACF® security training to ensure the protection of their critical infrastructures. And each year as the security threatscape and regulatory environment evolves, the training advances to address today’s toughest security and compliance challenges.

This year Vanguard Security and Compliance will welcome expert instructors from IBM, CA Technologies, Key Resources, TATA Consulting, RSM Partners, AIG, RSH Consulting, Waste Management and the Federal Government among others. These experienced educators will provide attendees with key insights and professional guidance on topics that include:

  •     Cloud Security
  •     Cyber Security
  •     Continuous Monitoring
  •     Best Security Practices
  •     Emerging Technology and Techniques
  •     z/OS Security and RACF Administration
  •     Audit and Compliance

For a complete list of sessions, program tracks or to learn more about Vanguard Security and Compliance 2012, 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 System z, safeguard cloud computing secure domains, and protect critical data and applications from cyber security threats. Vanguard provides 24/7/365 live customer support from the United States. Support is also provided locally in other countries.

About IBM Systems Magazine
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe and Power Systems editions provide award-winning technology coverage in print and digital formats. In addition, the magazine offers social media presences (Twitter and Facebook), Web-exclusive content on and in the EXTRA eNewsletters. Our goal is to help customers achieve the greatest return on their technology investment. Subscribe at, or visit the IBM Systems Magazine booth at the conference. Print edition FREE in US and Canada; digital edition FREE worldwide.

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. All trademarks, trade names, service marks and logos referenced herein belong to their respective companies.

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