Virtual Boardroom

Borderless IT:

Reconcile Security Across

Traditional, Distributed

and Transformed IT

February 10, 2021  |  3:00pm GMT

In association with

Enterprises have gone borderless, and so too has security

Traditional IT, including desktops, laptops, and servers still represent the core of the infrastructure, while it is rapidly evolving in terms of compliance and risk management. The number and level of existing threats require boosting security solutions, covering at the same time inbound protection, continuous posture assessment (VM, PC) and compromise tracking (EDR).

Distributed IT, for example, tablets, mobiles, IoTs, were the first ones to kill the borders, creating a new dimension of company data flow and increasing the level of risk at the same time. While today no one could give up using these devices without cutting down efficiency, the separation between the company and personal data has gone undetermined and piles up to the native risks these devices bring along.

Transformed security, the likes of service solutions and cloud, is creating completely different roles, and require strong security both at the low and high end. On one side, it follows development strategies (DevOps), on the other, it requires higher architecture skills to understand and adapt the numerous services proposed. Protection of personal data, choice of embedded vs third-party security solutions, localisation, compliance with service standards (PaaS, SaaS) are all challenges that tend to create a separate, disconnected niche in IT security.

Boardroom Speakers.

Jarvis Simpson

Jarvis Simpson

Director Security Operations & Services, Pearson

Jarvis Simpson has been in IT security for 15yrs+ spanning across multiple verticals; Government, Healthcare, Commercial, Finance, Education. Presently he is responsible for the 24/7 Security Operations Centre and Services teams for Pearson, a global education provider.

Giorgio Gheri

Giorgio Gheri

Chief Technical Security Officer, Qualys

Giorgio Gheri is currently CTSO at Qualys, reconciling customer vision and field product quality into the Vulnerability Management Product and Services roadmap and ensuring that CISOs and C-level deciders perceive the correct value that Qualys can bring.

At Qualys, Giorgio started working as Country Manager for Southern European countries, introducing Qualys to the largest Spanish and Italian accounts. He then moved into a Security Solutions Architect position, focusing in on the Agent-based solution and its ROI and effective implementation at the customers’ site. 

Why Attend.

This virtual boardroom will equip you with real-life case studies and insights, enabling you to unite with your peers to openly discuss whether these areas are still linked together and sharing thoughts on how challenging it is to create an umbrella offering a unified coverage. By participating you will:

  • Gain insight and perspective on how Qualys and their customers are managing their priorities, and obtain key methods and steps you could implement over the next six months and beyond
  • Sharing of experiences since the physical borders of the world closed under Covid-19 restrictions
  • Next-level networking and the importance of security in a borderless environment
  • How to leverage existing identity systems in the borderless enterprise
  • Understand whether the people and skills required for each of the 3 are compatible and easy to live together
  • Would it be possible to stretch traditional operators into acquiring new skills, or harmonize the fresh perspectives of the newcomers with long-lived, solid security experts?
  • Join your senior colleagues to find more efficient ways to navigate disruptive changes to the ever-evolving security environment
  • Challenges faced and shared by your peers surrounding borderless IT – a sharing of perspectives

Solution Partner.

Qualys is a pioneer and leading provider of disruptive cloud-based IT, security, and compliance solutions with over 15,700 active customers in more than 130 countries, including a majority of each of the Forbes Global 100 and Fortune 100. Qualys helps organizations streamline and consolidate their security and compliance solutions in a single platform and build security into digital transformation initiatives for greater agility, better business outcomes, and substantial cost savings.

The native Qualys Cloud Platform and its integrated Cloud Apps deliver 360-degree visibility across on premises, endpoints, cloud, containers, and mobile environments. The platform delivers the visibility businesses need to assess critical security intelligence continuously, enabling them to automate the full spectrum of auditing, compliance, and protection for IT systems and web applications. Founded in 1999 as one of the first SaaS security companies, Qualys has built a large, impressive customer base and established strategic partnerships with leading cloud providers like Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and the Google Cloud Platform, as well as preeminent managed service providers and consulting organizations including Accenture, BT, Cognizant Technology Solutions, Deutsche Telekom, DXC Technology, Fujitsu, HCL Technologies, IBM, Infosys, NTT, Optiv, SecureWorks, Tata Communications, Verizon and Wipro. The Company is also a founding member of the Cloud Security Alliance.

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Head of IT, London Borough of Richmond & Wandsworth

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Business Solutions Team Lead – Networking, Datacenter and Security, Bechtle

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Chief Data Officer, JATO Dynamics

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