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June 5, 2017

Life comes at you Fast: Embracing Security and Regulatory Change at Gartner Security

On June 12th, we’re headed east to the Gartner Security and Risk Summit in National Harbor, MD. Situated a few miles south of DC and the beltway, #GartnerSEC is one of the premier security, risk management, and compliance events in North America.

More than most events, the Gartner Security Summit expertly focuses their events around a single conversation. Unlike larger events which tend to devolve into a series of product pitches and consensus panels, the Security and Risk Summit brings security leaders and tech innovators together to discuss real issues in the industry.

This year’s conversation is about embracing change. From John Brennan’s keynote on privacy and national security threats (should be very interesting after his recent trip to Capitol Hill) to a series of in-depth case studies and risk management surveys, the content is all about how companies are adapting to the increasing rate of change in their environment.

And that’s why we’re so excited to be there.

As the discussion around GDPR readiness accelerates and security teams look for better ways to protect the confidentiality and integrity of their data, it’s clear we need to change the conversation. From our point of view, these dynamics are a positive force for the industry. The GDPR is putting privacy front and center, and focusing the conversation around how we can better control data access without sacrificing its utility.

In that vein, here are 5 things I’m personally excited about at the event next week:

  1. John Brennan’s keynote on Security Solutions for a Rapidly Changing World. Life does come at you fast, particularly if you’re in Washington, DC these days. John will no doubt challenge the whole audience to think differently about how we protect our data, infrastructure, and relationship with the rest of the world.
  2. Bart Willemson’s sessions on Privacy and the GDPR. The best possible way to prepare for change is to be proactive, and Bart takes a very positive approach to tackling these upcoming regulatory requirements.
  3. Brian Reed’s Roundtable on Reducing the Risk of Data Theft. There’s no better way to learn than discussing the successes and challenges of your peers. And change is a lot easier to stomach when you know where others have traveled before. We think data-centric security is an excellent investment here, and we’re looking forward to the debate.
  4. The Exhibit Showcase. We’ll be representing Vera and our approach to tackling data security, control, and even GDPR compliance at Booth #1028, right next to the Samsung exhibit. Stop by and learn about our solutions for protecting files and more, whether you’re in financial services, manufacturing, or entertainment. Or any industry, really.
  5. Deborah Kish’s Market Opportunity Map for Security. More for the innovators and mavericks, this is a great opportunity to see where markets and technology are converging (or diverging) and where opportunity exists to simplify the security stack overall.

If you’re headed to the show, you can find Vera in the Exhibit Showcase, highlighting our platform through live demonstrations, face-to-face meetings, and conversation with our current customers. We’d love to meet and share how our customers are using data-centric security to improve compliance, reduce risk, and stay one step ahead in today’s digital age. Swing by the Vera booth (#1028) or request a demo here.

By, Grant Shirk

VP Product and Solutions Marketing

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