IBM Vice President for System z to Keynote at Vanguard Security & Compliance 2011

By Vanguard Integrity Professionals, PRNE
Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Greg Lotko to Present IBM's View of the Future of System z, Cloud Computing

LAS VEGAS, May 19, 2011 - Vanguard Security & Compliance 2011, the world's leading System z(R)
security and compliance training event, today announced that Greg Lotko,
IBM(R) vice president and business line executive for System z, will be a
keynote speaker at the conference. Lotko is responsible for all facets of
IBM's mainframe business including strategy, marketing, sales, operations,
technology development and overall financial performance. In his keynote
address, Lotko will discuss IBM's current success and future directions for
System z. VSC 2011 takes place June 20-23 and is hosted by Vanguard Integrity
Professionals, the largest independent provider of enterprise security
software for System z.

"System z is the original cloud computing platform, and we look forward
to Greg Lotko's keynote on IBM's vision for System z," said Steven
, COO of Vanguard. "In addition to Greg's keynote, there are
sessions at VSC where attendees can learn how to protect critical data and
applications as their organizations move to private and public cloud
deployments using System z as the cloud platform itself, and as the IAM
system controlling access to resources hosted on other cloud platforms."

Lotko joined IBM in 1988 and, over the years, has held a number of
executive positions. Prior to his current position, he was vice president of
warehouse solutions, responsible for the Software Group, SWG, Information
Management Warehouse Strategy and Solutions across databases and platforms.
He previously held other executive positions in SWG including: director of
development for WebSphere(R) information integration, director of IMS, and
director of DB2(R) for z/OS. He has also held positions at IBM Global
Services, where he became the delivery executive on a large application
outsourcing account in the insurance and finance industry, and at CHQ
Financial Systems as a programmer, business analyst, project manager, and
manager supporting IBM's finance and accounting community.

In addition to Lotko, six other IBM representatives will provide training
on z/OS, RACF(R), encryption, digital certificates and other topics. For the
25th year, IBM will conducting its RACF Requirements session at VSC to gather
feedback and input from users regarding future enhancements to the IBM z/OS
Security Server.

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. Vanguard
provides live customer support 24/7/365 from the United States for all
customers worldwide and locally in other countries.

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