SOURCE: AccelOps Inc.

November 04, 2009 07:30 ET

ISSA Webinar: The Audit-Ready Datacenter -- Driving Missteps, Blindspots, Pain and Resource Consumption Out of Compliance

AccelOps and The Ogren Group Examine How to Take the Bite Out of Auditing

SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwire - November 4, 2009) - Efficient auditing by security teams involves more than centralized logging, canned reports and searching access and event data. The secret to reducing audit costs and managing risk is a process of pragmatically refining policies and controls that directly support IT business services and make compliance subordinate to best security practices. "The Audit-Ready Datacenter" is a webinar that will show how to drive the blind spots, pain and resource consumption out of compliance. It examines specific trends, tenets and considerations to implement more automated means to establish and monitor controls, to track configuration, identity and operating baselines, and to proactively integrate security with business processes.

Presented by AccelOps, an IT service management innovator, and security and enterprise management research firm The Ogren Group, the webinar will be of particular interest to security and auditing professionals serving mid-tier enterprises. will host the online seminar on Thursday, November 19th at 1:00 P.M. EST/10:00 A.M. PST. To register, visit Registrants will also receive a whitepaper that examines the future of SIM and Log Management.

In the audit-ready datacenter, the security analyst and operating center break down the silos between IT and business units, continuously improve and align controls, and as a result can more efficiently respond to compliance threats, violations and audit challenges. Questions that speakers Eric Ogren, principal analyst at The Ogren Group, and Scott Gordon, vice president at AccelOps, will answer are:

--  How are compliance mandates converging and what is the growing
    dependence of technology auditing in executive conversations?
--  What are the tenets of the audit-ready datacenter and how can they
    provide oversight and extend security policies?
--  What are the leading datacenter control considerations that impact
    adherence, auditing and investigations?
--  Where are log and security information management systems audit
--  What enabling technologies can enhance CCM, control monitoring,
    compensating controls, security responsiveness, documentation and audit

About the Speakers

Eric Ogren has over 16 years of enterprise security experience and is a highly regarded security analyst with his own research firm. Prior to The Ogren Group, for years Eric was a senior security analyst at the Enterprise Strategy Group and at the Yankee Group covering a range of security technologies including migration of security into the network, evolution of endpoint security, consumer privacy issues, compliance and managing security in large enterprise. He has also served as vice president of marketing at security startups Okena, Sequation, and Tizor. Ogren holds a B.S. degree in mathematics from the University of Massachusetts and an M.S. degree in Computer Science from Boston University.

Scott Gordon, vice president at AccelOps, has over 19 year of experience in enterprise systems and information security. Prior to AccelOps, Scott was part of the team at Protego, the makers of the popular MARS security information management solution acquired by Cisco. Scott has advocated and contributed to the advancement of industry leading products spanning business service management, event correlation, security information management, anti-malware, encryption and risk management. Scott holds ITIL, CISSP and ISSMP certifications.

About AccelOps, How IT Accelerates Business

AccelOps provides award-winning datacenter and IT service management software delivered as a virtual appliance or SaaS. Our all-in-one solution assures greater service reliability by empowering organizations to readily monitor and improve service availability, performance, security and governance objectives. The integrated approach aggregates, cross-correlates and manages diverse operational data to yield end-to-end visibility, service insight, operational efficiency and resource savings. The Silicon Valley-based company is privately held, venture-backed and led by experienced technology executives who created the popular Cisco MARS security appliance. Do more, control more and save more by visiting

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