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Getting Ready for the Information Security Summit

by Neil MacDonald  |  June 17, 2010  |  Comments Off on Getting Ready for the Information Security Summit

I’ve been absent from my regular blogging routine over the last week getting ready for the 16th annual US Gartner Information Security Summit to be held next week in Washington DC.

I’ve already made appointments to talk with many of you directly at the event and I’m looking forward to meeting and discussing my areas of research and your specific questions and issues in person. I have three sessions at the event:

1) Securely deploying virtualization and virtualization of security continues to be a major research area of mine and I’ll be presenting the latest research in this space, including securing “private clouds”. The session title is “Securing the Next-Generation Virtualized Data Center” and it is scheduled for Wednesday afternoon at 2:45.

2) Windows 7 is on most people’s minds, so I’ve put together an entire session that will look at the pros, cons and recommendations for each of the Windows 7 security capabilities. Some, like DirectAccess, are quite interesting so you’ll want to be sure to attend this session if you are planning on starting your Windows 7 rollout in 2010. The session title is “Planning and Deploying the Security Features of Windows 7” and it is scheduled for Tuesday morning at 9:15.

3) I’m also working with one of my colleagues, Debra Logan, on a session on SharePoint security and governance (actually expanding into other types of collaboration and social media as well). I presented on securing SharePoint last year and many of you asked us to provide more insight on governance for SharePoint so we’ve put together a workshop on this topic. This interactive workshop is titled “SharePoint, Social Software and Security“ and it is scheduled for Tuesday afternoon at 2:45

I also expect to participate in the final closing session where we’ll present some of our strategic planning assumptions (forecasts about information security for the next several years) to the audience, invite feedback and vote on the most actionable and insightful planning assumption.

Talk to you in person next week in DC!

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Category: security-of-applications-and-data  sharepoint-security  virtualization-security  

Tags: information-security  microsoft-security  next-generation-data-center  next-generation-security-infrastructure  virtualization-security  windows  

Neil MacDonald
VP & Gartner Fellow
15 years at Gartner
25 years IT industry

Neil MacDonald is a vice president, distinguished analyst and Gartner Fellow in Gartner Research. Mr. MacDonald is a member of Gartner's information security and privacy research team, focusing on operating system and application-level security strategies. Specific research areas include Windows security…Read Full Bio

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