Check out the “Quest for Convergence” presentation by Wendy Nather, Research Director for 451 Research’s Enterprise Security Practice. Then hear from Barracuda customer, West Windsor Township.
Consolidating multiple security functions makes sense for a variety of reasons. When done right, the results of convergence include:
- Streamlined management
- Reduced costs
- Integrated policies and services
- Increased overall visibility
When convergence is not done well, however, it can lead to IT disaster.
Join us for this interactive session with 451 Research and West Windsor Township and learn how to achieve full functionality from a consolidated solution, without limitations or drawbacks.
Wendy Nather will discuss what’s driving the trend toward convergence and why it’s crucial to put the right pieces together. She will be followed by Chris Wade, Network Administrator of West Windsor Township, describing his experience in implementing a centrally manageable Barracuda solution and his experiences along the way.
Industry Analyst Webinar:
Best Practices in Security Convergence
Thursday, April 17, 2014
9 AM PDT
Wendy Nather, 451 Research
Wendy Nather is Research Director, Security, within 451 Research's Enterprise Security Program, providing analysis on the current state of security from the perspective of a veteran CISO. Wendy's primary areas of coverage are application security, identity and access management, threat intelligence, and security services.
Wendy joined 451 Research after five years building and managing all aspects of the IT security program at the Texas Education Agency, which serves 4.6 million Texas students. In that position, she directed multimillion-dollar initiatives for a statewide external user base of over 50,000. She also provided security guidance for the datacenter consolidation of 27 Texas state agencies.
Wendy previously worked in various roles in the investment banking division of Swiss Bank Corp (now UBS), including helping to build Europe's then-largest private trading floor. Based in Chicago, Zurich and London, she also served as the first IT Security Director for the EMEA region, managing the security aspects of various mergers, IT operations outsourcing and the division's first Internet presence. Wendy is coauthor of the book The Cloud Security Rules, and was named one of Tripwire's "Top 25 Influencers in Security You Should Be Following."
Chris Wade, West Windsor Township
Chris Wade is the Network Administrator at West Windsor Township in New Jersey. His daily duties consist of supporting 5 sites including 4 remote sites, network security, disaster recovery, virtual infrastructure support and maintenance, server and systems administration, voip phone system, budget, and the overall IT direction for the township. He also acts as a liaison to administration in regards to any technical endeavors they are looking to explore. Since his hire he has been able to reduce his overall IT expenditures by roughly 20% all while increasing the municipal offices equipment, bandwidth, and technology features. His future projects include setting up and testing a business continuity plan, mobile device management and support.