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Gartner GTP Catalyst Europe Conference Reborn

By Anton Chuvakin | March 27, 2014 | 1 Comment


After some hiatus, Gartner for Technical Professionals (GTP) conference – the Catalyst – is coming back to Europe (June 17-18 in London). I am NOT speaking there this time, but several of my teammates are. Here are some of the event highlights:

Main page:

Brief description: this Catalyst event focuses on ‘how to’ advice for attendees to practically implement [and, of course, to secure!] their key initiatives of mobile, cloud and big data/analytics, and how organizations need to understand how these initiatives integrate together.

Agenda: here [PDF]

Select fun security talks:

  • To The Point: Insights on Mobile Security: What Works for Mobile Strategy: During a field research project at the end of 2013, Gartner identified important insights from organizations with successful mobile strategies. End user organizations discussed the technology used and how policy was implemented, how business units used apps and how culture impacted mobile security.
  • Security and SDN: Implementation Considerations: Software-defined Networking (SDN) is being discussed as the future for data center networking. It impacts not just the network infrastructure equipment and the virtualized network topology, but also how enterprises implement network security controls. In this session, learn how to properly implement security controls within an SDN.
  • Private Cloud Security, The Deja Vus, The Surprises and The Pitfalls: In private clouds, new security requirements stem from the cloud paradigm that makes forklifting security from the physical world into the virtual world insufficient. The deployed security measures need to match the new paradigm that involves for example elasticity, portability, self-service and API Keys.
  • To the Point: Next Steps in Malware Protection: Traditional malware protection fails to protect against some of the latest threats. New technologies are available for additional malware protection in the network and on endpoints. This talk examines the strengths and weaknesses of the latest technologies in endpoint and network malware protection.

Also, see this blog post from Joerg Fritsch from our team who IS speaking at the event.

Just for reference, my recent and upcoming Gartner event speaking:

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