CISO for the State of Nevada to Keynote at Vanguard Security & Compliance 2011

By Vanguard Integrity Professionals, PRNE
Monday, May 9, 2011

Christopher Ipsen to Discuss How to Maximize Positive IT Security Changes During a Fiscal Crisis

LAS VEGAS, May 10, 2011 - Vanguard Security & Compliance 2011, the world's leading System z
security and compliance training event, today announced that the State of
Chief Information Security Officer will be a keynote speaker at the
conference. As CISO, Christopher Ipsen is charged with securing Nevada's
heterogeneous IT environment. His keynote address will discuss what
organizations can do to maximize positive IT security changes during a fiscal
crisis. VSC 2011, which takes place June 20-23, is hosted by Vanguard
Integrity Professionals, the largest independent provider of enterprise
security software for System z.

The z/OS mainframe is at the heart of many large networks and needs to be
part of each enterprise's cybersecurity efforts. As the original cloud
computing platform, z/OS systems generally host more than 85 percent of the
critical data and applications of any organization where they are deployed.
The State of Nevada is one of many states that rely on a z/OS system for its
data processing and storage needs. With multiple departments on different
virtual images on a single z Series system, z/OS security and compliance is
of high importance to the State.

"We are honored to have Christopher Ipsen as a keynote speaker at VSC
2011," said Steven Ringelberg, COO of Vanguard. "His keynote will provide
attendees with important information about how to protect their critical
infrastructure while facing fiscal challenges: in other words, don't waste a
good crisis."

Ipsen is responsible for security oversight of the State of Nevada's
enterprise data and network infrastructure. He chairs the Nevada Information
Technology Security Committee and is a member of the Nevada Commission on
Homeland Security, the Nevada Technological Crime Advisory Board, and the
Sierra Nevada InfraGard Members Alliance.

Information Security Magazine named Ipsen winner of the Security Seven
Award in the Government category. recognized him as one
of the "Top Ten Most Influential Government Information Security Leaders of
2011." Ipsen serves on numerous editorial and information security advisory
boards and is a member of the RSA Conference Committee. He holds national
certifications as Certified Information Systems Security Professional
(CISSP), an Information Systems Security Architectural Professional (ISSAP),
and a Certified Information Security Manager (CISM).

VSC 2011 is the largest and longest-running educational event dedicated
solely to learning about z/OS and RACF security and compliance. This
intensive learning forum draws security practitioners from around the globe.
Attendees learn current best practices from the world's leading subject
matter experts from IBM, Waste Management, Bank of America, the State of
, Vanguard Integrity Professionals, and many other notable
organizations. The curriculum focuses on modern security techniques and
technology, cybersecurity, securing the cloud, continuous monitoring,
encryption, the current threatscape for large enterprise host systems,
advanced security techniques and evolving compliance standards.

For more information about VSC 2011, visit, the single source for all
information about the critical z/OS and RACF security training offered at
this year's event. Security professionals are encouraged to visit the
website to learn more and to register for this important training event.

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 z/OS systems, safeguard secure cloud computing domains, and
protect critical data and applications from cybersecurity threats.

Tracy Thomas of Vanguard Integrity Professionals, +1-702-794-0014, tracy.thomas at

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