Join the Society for Information Management (SIM) on Thursday, May 16 from 7:30-9:30am for Analytics – What Has It Done For You Lately? Register through event sponsor RKON and waive the $30 non-member registration fee.
The transformation of data into knowledge that is used in making decisions is just a starting point. Midsize companies that want to increase revenues by building strong customer experiences need to take additional steps and establish a plan for incorporating what they learn into business processes if they want it to impact customer behavior.
Guest Speaker: Susan Galberaith, Research Director, Gartner
Miss Galberaith has over 20 years of experience in Product Management and Marketing for software solutions; targeting midmarket and enterprise customers in a variety of industries. Click here to read more about her background.
Join us for a day at the races on Thursday, September 6. Hear leaders in the industry discuss their latest challenges and initiatives in virtualization, security, and networking. Check out the latest technology from leading manufacturers. Have a chance of winning one of the many amazing prizes in our legendary raffle! And enjoy food and drink in the afternoon as we watch the horses thunder down the stretch.
8:00 – 8:30am – Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30 – 8:45am – Early Bird Raffle *Must be present to win*
8:45 – 11:30am – Presentatiions including case studies, demos, and interviews
11:30 – 12:30pm – BYOD Panel Discussion and Debate
12:30 – 2:30pm – Lunch Buffet / Visit Vendor Tables / Watch the Horses
3:00 pm – Raffle
*Must be present to win*
4:00pm – Event concludes
Last year we had speakers from Comcast, Aon, Ace Hardware, Career Education, and Pregis, among others. This year’s speaker list is still being finalized, but we anticipate another great line-up of IT directors and CIOs from enterprise-class organizations across different verticals.
Arlington Park Race Track
2200 West Euclid Avenue
Arlington Heights, IL 60006
If you haven’t heard yet, the social network for businesses, LinkedIn has been compromised and a list of user’s encrypted passwords has been posted on the Internet. RKON recommends that you change your password now if you haven’t already, and always make sure you are using different passwords for each web site.
Interestingly, the Daily Mail suggests that a number of people are unhappy with their jobs having used such passwords as, “‘hopeless,’ ‘killmenow’, ‘iwishiwasdead’, and ‘hatemyjob’.”
On a more serious note, many employees use the same password to log into just about everything online. LinkedIn is a business social network and each profile includes the name of the company where each person works. Hackers will be attempting these stolen passwords against your business network and may be able to gain access.
Once again this highlights the need for in-depth web application security audits. Contact us for a web application security assessment.
Headquartered in Santa Clara, California, WhiteHat Security is the leading provider of website risk management solutions that protect critical data, ensure compliance and narrow the window of risk. WhiteHat Sentinel, the company’s flagship product family, is the most accurate, complete and cost-effective website vulnerability management solution available. It delivers the flexibility, simplicity and manageability that organizations need to take control of website security and prevent Web attacks. Furthermore, WhiteHat Sentinel enables automated mitigation of website vulnerabilities via integration with Web application firewalls and Snort-based intrusion prevention systems. Learn more at www.whitehatsec.com.
Join us for a technical, interactive session on Tuesday, May 22 at the RKON Performance Lab. We roll up our sleeves and dig into the process, step-by-step, of how to protect your applications. Attacks against web applications are increasing in sophistication, and automation makes them increasingly common. Together with Riverbed, we will demonstrate how attacks are exploiting vulnerable networks and how you can protect against known and unknown attacks at the application layer. See the tools that can help you to:
- Increase application performance, resilience and scalability.
- Maintain complete dynamic control of all aspects of your application on a global basis.
- Secure your applications from malicious attacks.
- Create rules for solving day-to-day business objectives.
- Globally load balance your services for better performance and application resilience.
Tuesday, May 22 | 9am – 12pm (Breakfast and Lunch Included)
RKON Performance Lab | 328 S. Jefferson, Ste. 450, Chicago IL 60661
Stingray Traffic Manger
- Virtual Appliance Overview
- Architecture Types
- Installation in Xen
- Basic Load Balancing Setup
- Rate Shaping
- Bandwidth assignment and prioritization of traffic
- Global Load Balancing capabilities
- Activity monitoring and metrics
- Real time analytics capabilities
Stingray Application Firewall Module
- Configuration of a baseline web app firewall policy
- Demo of detection vs blocking mode
- Go over logging and reporting
- Custom web app firewall rule writing
Stingray Aptimize for IIS
- Control and tweak the Aptimizer settings to increase performance
- See the Site Analyzer tool in action
On Friday, March 30, VISA and MasterCard alerted banks across the country about a recent major breach at U.S.-based credit card processor Global Payments. The alerts also said that full Track 1 and Track 2 data was taken—meaning that the information could be used to counterfeit new cards. This recent attack illustrates the need for continued vigilance in securing your network. Click here to learn more about this latest breach, involving at least 1.5 million accounts (as reported on krebsonsecurity.com).
If you are wondering if your network might be vulnerable, contact us now for an assessment.
Check Point Experience (CPX) will take place in at the Omni Hotel in Orlando, FL from April 17-18. Join us at CPX and stay ahead of cyber threats, data breaches and security challenges. Attend in depth sessions of the latest threat prevention solutions, see live demos, learn best practices from experts and peers, and discover our new infrastructure and 3D Security tools that will help you develop an edgy and advanced security blueprint.
Registration is open and RKON can extend a $300 discount on your registration. Contact RKON to secure your discount or click here to learn more about the event.
On Thursday, December 1, RKON will co-sponsor the CISO Executive Summit along with partners Check Point and WhiteHat Security. The summit, which takes place at the Hyatt Regency in Chicago, provides a peer-to-peer experience that centers on actionable relevance for pressing technology security and leadership issues. The purpose is to provide a collaborative forum for the top CISOs in North America. Click here to learn more and register.
Register now for an interactive lunch and learn at RKON Labs on Friday, July 29. See how you can enhance visibility and control over data and Web 2.0 tools and improve Identity Awareness, Data Loss Prevention, and Mobile Access.
Register to attend.
You will learn:
- What is 3D Security
- How to leverage Web 2.0 tools without jeopardizing security
- How to enable Check Point blades to evaluate new functionality
- How can IPS, DLP, Application Awareness, and User Identity functionality add more value to your business
- How can SmartEvent help you to quickly pinpoint network and security issues in your network
- How to use SmartReporter to generate reports for network trending and management overview
820 West Jackson Blvd, Suite 550
Chicago, IL 60607
To register or for more information, contact Lindsay Ambrose (firstname.lastname@example.org or 312-654-0300).
Check Point Experience (CPX) 2011 will take place in Chicago at the Palmer House Hilton May 23-25. RKON is offering a $300 discount on registration. Contact RKON to get set up.
CPX 2011 topics include:
- Presentation by Gil Shwed, founder of Check Point and inventor of FireWall-1
- Latest hacking threats and how to handle intrusions
- Data security best practices with security experts and industry peers
Learn more about CPX on Check Point’s website or to redeem your $300 discount on registration contact RKON.