SOURCE: AccelOps

August 18, 2009 08:00 ET

AccelOps and Spire Security Research to Host Webinar on the Future of SIM and Log Management - Becoming a Part of the Mainstream, IT Operations and Service Delivery

An Informative Webinar Hosted by That Examines Security, Network and Service Management Convergence

SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwire - August 18, 2009) - AccelOps, IT service management innovator, and security research firm Spire Security will present a webinar focused on "the future of SIM and log management" as applied to security operation centers (SOC), network operation centers (NOC) and IT service management convergence. Hosted by the SANS Institute, the online seminar will examine security and network operational convergence, the opportunity for the infosec professional, and the state of security information management and logging technology to manage business risks and enhance service reliability. Security practitioners and the media are encouraged to register for the September 2nd (10am PDT) webinar at

Companies are optimizing IT responsiveness and infrastructure oversight to improve service reliability, gain efficiency and manage business risks. In the past, NOCs were focused on infrastructure piping, integrity and performance while SOCs directed their attention to protection, prevention and detection. Enterprises seek to gain efficiency and increase service levels by converging the SOC and NOC organization and leveraging shared procedures, monitoring controls, workflows and reporting instrumentation. How will this convergence affect the security practitioner and are current log management and SIEM technologies up to task?

Join speakers Pete Lindstrom, lead analyst at Spire Security, Rick Lawhorn, former CISO of GE Finance, and Scott Gordon, vice president at AccelOps, as they explore:

--  IT service management drivers and impact on the security professional
--  Current SIEM and log management approaches: what's good and what's
--  Means to align the security organization, metrics and controls to
    service management tenets
--  Operational blindspots that affect service delivery, incident
    response, acceptable use and compliance adherence
--  The value of SOC/NOC/IT service management convergence and enabling

Registration and Materials

The webinar is open to CIOs, CTOs, CSOs, datacenter staff and information security professionals who are responsible for protecting information assets, extending operational controls and improving IT services. Industry analysts and media are invited to attend. Additional materials including a whitepaper that examines IT service management for mid-tier enterprises will also be made available to registrants. The webinar takes place on:

September 2, 2009 at 10 am PDT / 1 pm EDT / 6 pm GMT Daylight Time.

To register, please visit

About The Speakers

Pete Lindstrom, research director for Spire Security, an industry analyst firm, and held lead industry analyst roles at both Burton Group and Hurwitz Group. Prior, he was the deputy to the CISO for Wyeth Pharmaceuticals. His firm, Spire Security, conducts market research and analysis of information security issues and requirements. Pete, who holds a CISSP certification, is a frequent speaker and writer on information security topics and has been a columnist in both the ISSA Journal and Information Security Magazine.

Rick Lawhorn, CISSP, CISA, has over 19 years of experience in information technology, which includes an extensive security, compliance, privacy and legal background. He has served as the CISO for GE Financial Assurance and Genworth Financial and served in information technology leadership roles within the Hunton & Williams law firm and the National White Collar Crime Center. Rick, the founder of, has been published in numerous international and domestic security magazines and serves on several security company advisory boards.

Scott Gordon, vice president at AccelOps, has over 19 years 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, ISSMP certifications.

About AccelOps, How IT Accelerates Business

AccelOps provides innovative 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 unprecedented enterprise visibility, service intelligence, operational efficiencies 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

AccelOps Inc. is a privately held Delaware corporation. AccelOps, the AccelOps logo, OpsBridge and OpsAdvisor are trademarks of AccelOps, Inc. Other names mentioned may be trademarks and properties of their respective owners.

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