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Securing Government Data in a Mobile World

Smartphones and tablets are already ubiquitous in government buildings—50 percent of federal employees access work email from their personal mobile devices, and another 49 percent use their personal devices for downloading work documents. This makes securing Android and iOS devices critical to preventing the loss of confidential data—and improving employee productivity. Join John Gamble, Director of Products, and Nick Fisher, Director of Product Marketing, at Lookout as they share insights on mobile threat vectors that present serious risks, and how to take actions in mitigating these risks.

Date: Feb 18, 2016

Time: 2:00pm

Innovation in the Data Center: Advancing Beyond Legacy Infrastructure

Federal data centers traditionally have proven very resistant to change. But the mandate is clear: Agencies need to improve the cost-effectiveness of their data center operations, and consolidation is only part of the solution. This webcast will discuss strategies for modernizing the infrastructure and raising the bar on IT services delivery. In this webcast, Fred Whiteside, program manager for the data center consolidation initiative at the Department of Labor, will discuss how agencies can achieve the maximum efficiency and performance as part of the consolidation process.

Date: Feb 24, 2016

Time: 2:00pm

Enterprise Information Management - Data Architecture: Meeting Mandates and Mission Requirements

So many key initiatives in government depend on information. Agencies are looking to use Big Data analytics to drive decisions. They are facing federal DATA Act deadlines for grants, and OMB mandates for email and electronic records, shared services, and cybersecurity. Too often such initiatives are stymied by an outmoded, siloed information landscape. In this webcast, Manjula Ambur, Associate CIO, Big Data Analytics & Chief Knowledge Officer and Ed McLarney, Associate CIO for Innovation, and Chief Technology Officer for IT – both with NASA Langley Research Center – will discuss a three-pronged approach that can help agencies develop an enterprise-level data and information management architecture and strategy.

Date: Feb 25, 2016

Time: 2:00 PM

Hybrid Networks – The New Government Standard in the Age of the Cloud

In a time of rapid technological development, it is imperative to ensure our networks can withstand the increased demands we place on them. With cloud and application adoption showing no signs of slowing, the time is now to make sure your network can keep up.

Date: Mar 01, 2016

Time: 2:00PM

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Big Data: Leveraging the Power of the Cloud

As agencies continue to discover new ways to take advantage of Big Data technology and techniques to achieve their missions, the cloud is quickly emerging as the platform of choice, because it offers a secure and effective means of supporting mission-critical applications and related workload. In this event, a federal IT executive will discuss best practices and strategies for leveraging the power of the cloud in Big Data.

A Dual Database Strategy: Changing the Cost-Performance Equation

Agency IT organizations are under increasing pressure to speed the delivery of IT services while also lowering costs. Unfortunately, many agencies still depend on legacy database systems, which fail to measure up on performance and come with rising maintenance costs. The solution? A dual database strategy. In this webcast, database industry experts will explain how agencies can reduce the risks associated with a wholesale migration to a new database platform while taking advantage of recent technology advances.

How to Beat Data Breaches Through Vulnerability Management

During the last year, federal agencies and major corporations alike have learned how costly a data breach can be. Fortunately, most data breaches are actually preventable. They occur because they exploit known vulnerabilities with known fixes. They key is vulnerability management. In this webcast, Brian Downey, Senior Director, Security and Compliance, BMC will discuss best practices that can help your agency stay ahead of the many cyber threats and keep your data secure.

Cloud-Ready Operations: Sustainable Cyber Strategies

To smooth the transition to the cloud, agencies need to have an in-depth cyber strategy that systematically addresses potential vulnerabilities ¬ and that can be applied to cloud implementations across the board. In this webcast, Dr. Michaela Iorga, Senior Security Technical Lead for Cloud Computing at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, will discuss a comprehensive approach to ensuring cloud security that is based on NIST’s Risk Management Framework.

Rethinking Storage Architecture: Reducing Complexity, Managing Costs

Big data, cloud, mobility, and other key solutions are becoming vital to the operations of federal agencies. But they also have increased the complexity of the IT environment, especially when it comes to storage. In this webcast, Bryan Larish, the Technical Director for Enterprise Connectivity & Specialized IT Services at the National Security Agency (NSA), will discuss strategies for managing the complexity of storage and the larger IT environment while also managing costs -- and improving performance.

Cloud Computing: Deeper into the Enterprise

OMB’s “Cloud First” policy was a turning point in the federal IT community, leading just about every agency to pilot cloud-based solutions, with many proving to be successful. However, the real payoff comes when an organization moves beyond point solutions and adopts a strategic, comprehensive approach to deploying a cloud infrastructure. In this webcast, Greg Capella, Acting Executive Director of the Enterprise Systems Development Office at the Department of Homeland Security, will offer insights and best practices in enterprise cloud deployment.

Virtualization: The Path to a More Scalable Enterprise

In recent years, federal agencies have deployed virtualization as a way to consolidate IT, improve efficiency, and reduce costs. Server, storage, desktop, and network virtualization have all delivered proven results in their respective areas. But with the emergence of strong solutions that converge several of these layers, agencies may not necessarily be taking advantage of the full benefits of virtualization. This webcast will be on people, process and technology that enable, transform and expand enterprises; and also how the convergence of data center infrastructure is paving the way for creating a more scalable, cost-effective enterprise.

Cybersecurity: Reassessing the Cyber Threat Landscape

Security responsibilities cut across many disciplines within a government organization: networking, cyber/network security, desktop, and data center. Sadly, despite the urgency reiterated in very public attacks to government infrastructure, some organizations choose to continue to run their networks in silos, in the blind, failing to work together to secure the network and prevent threats. You must understand how your employees, contractors and others are using applications on your networks, establish effective policies which enforce appropriate use and close gaps – in your data centers, your endpoints, and elsewhere. This means a cross-department team effort that recognizes that threat prevention is possible. Mark Weatherford, a principal at the Chertoff Group and a former Deputy Undersecretary for Cybersecurity at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, will discuss strategies for tracking and mitigating threats to the government enterprise.