Attend Microsoft's Virtual Security Summit on 29 March 2016

Attend Microsoft's Virtual Security Summit on 29 March 2016

Security and the protection of data are very hot topics in the modern IT business.

All you have to do is read through the headlines each week to hear about a new data breach or that ransom ware has caught someone else unprepared.

These issues should be at the forefront of every IT Pro's mind as they conduct their daily tasks and business plus, when it comes to IT leadership, security must top the list as new processes and systems are being designed for roll out.

Of course, another thing that can help us all along this sometimes treacherous path is to learn from leaders and experts in the field so that we can be even better prepared and informed.

Yesterday, I summarized some of the great content that came out of the 2016 RSA Conference in San Francisco last week and now I want to make you aware of a free three hour session from Microsoft that is being offered later this month that is focused on security - specifically cyber-crime.

The Microsoft Virtual Security Summit will be held from 9 AM 10 12 PM (PST) on Tuesday, March 29th and will focus on helping to protect your organizations from security threats and cyber crime.

At this event, you’ll learn about modern cybercriminals and their evolving tactics, the tools you can use to keep your people, platforms, and devices safe, and much more.

According to Microsoft, security has become more challenging for three reasons:

  • Cybercrinminals have evolved. They have become better organized and are using more sophisticated techniques.
  • Enterprise security has failed to keep up. Traditional security measures are proving largely ineffective and attackers are exploiting gaps between disconnected point solutions.
  • The cost is high. Cyberattacks cost organizations $400 billion a year. This makes cybersecurity a boardroom problem.

Registration for the free event is already open and you can add a handy calendar reminder once you are done.

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