“The event was very good. Love the location. The the presentation was great. These guys seem very knowledgeable and they seem like they can really help us as we move along with our cloud strategy.” – System Engineer for an engineering consulting company

Upcoming Events and Webinars 

Build Your Digital Workspace | Begin the Digital Transformation 

Having a unified, contextual, and secure digital workspace is vital to realizing the full benefits of the cloud and avoiding increased complexity and security challenges.

Join Accudata Systems and Citrix for our cloud-focused event on building your workspace of the future.  

You’ll learn:

  • How digital workspaces provide a unified pane of glass through which IT can configure, monitor, and manage your entire technology infrastructure
  • How machine learning through Citrix Cloud can contextualize each worker’s patterns and expectations so they can get work done securely, wherever they are
  • How a software-defined perimeter grants secure access and full visibility across the network and user ecosystem
  • How Citrix Cloud simplifies management of Citrix technologies, unifies virtual apps, desktops, data, device management, and networking on any cloud or infrastructure and secure the digital workspace

Every attendee will have a chance to win a JBL Charge Portable Bluetooth Speaker!

Past Events and Webinars 

Hyperconverged | The Future of Data Centers | Dine & Dash Event 

Join Accudata for a Dine & Dash event at Maggiano’s to learn how hyperconverged infrastructure can help you strengthen the business – and taken home food for four people!

Experts from Thales (from Vormetric) will discuss how hyperconverged infrastructure integrates servers, storage, application delivery, and security to streamline the deployment, management, and scaling of data center resources.

You”ll learn:

  • How Big Data and IoT influence business operations
  • Updates on the state of the data security market
  • Nutanix + Thales = Big Data’s encryption and key management story
  • F5 + Thales + enhanced SSL security

Accudata’s Dine & Dash event is a grab-and-go – stay for appetizers and expert discussion, and then leave with dinner for four.

Also, everyone who attends will be entered to win a Nest Cam Security Camera!

Combatting Insider Threats| Upcoming Lunch Seminar – San Antonio 

Protecting the human point where all breaches occur is the one constant when it comes to security.  What are you doing to proactively protect your data from a malicious, compromised, or accidental user?

Join Accudata Systems and Forcepoint’s Robert Slocum, Global Director of Data Security and Insider Threats, for Combatting Insider Threats as we demonstrate:

  • The tools and best practices that can be applied to prevent and remediate the threat
  • How organizations are preparing for insider threats
  • Where to focus efforts to protect your critical data and intellectual property

Every attendee will have a chance to win a Nest Security Camera Package ($500 value)!

What’s New with PCI 3.2 

The PCI council announced revision 3.2 last year – and there are big changes for merchants and service providers that are required for compliance in 2018.  As we move into 2017, it’s time to start seriously considering how to plan your new compliance strategy.  During our live webinar, you’ll get the rundown of how the most notable PCI 3.2 changes will impact your business, as well as a live Q&A with our PCI QSAs.

You’ll learn:

  • Specific PCI 3.2 changes that will impact both merchants and service providers
  • The level of effort required to remediate each change and maintain compliance
  • How changes will impact your people, processes, and technology
  • How to set a realistic timeline to achieve compliance prior to 2018

Missed our live webinar?  Listen to our webcast here! 

Hyperconverged: The Next-Gen Data Center  | Upcoming Lunch Seminar 

The future of data center technology has arrived.  Hyperconverged solutions take software-defined virtualization to the next level.

Join Accudata Systems for a delicious lunch and an introduction to hyperconverged data center architecture.  Accudata’s data center experts will focus on:

  • How hyperconverged technologies uniquely scale to meet deman on a pay-as-you-go model
  • The difference between managing a hyperconverged solution and existing data center environments
  • Use cases for when it makes sense to leverage hyperconverged resource pooling
  • Integrating a hyperconverged solution into your environment
  • Providing vendor aqnostic analysis on the differences between hyperconverged solutions from Cisco, Nutanix, Simplivity, and VCE

Everyone who attends will be entered to win a pair of Bose Bluetooth Headphones!

 

The Evolution & Cyber Threat Landscape of Ransomware | Live Webinar with Q&A 

Join Alert Logic and Accudata Systems for an in-depth webinar focused on ransomware and the evolution of the cyber threat landscape on Wednesday, September 21st at 11:00 am CST.

Our webinar will include:

  • Understanding the cybersecurity risks across cloud, hybrid and on-prem environments
  • A deeper view of bad actor groups, who they are, their focus, and reasons behind the campaigns
  • Understand the tools, tactics and techniques used to gain access to vulnerable infrastructures
  • Understanding ransomware, how it began, how it evolved and how it proliferates today
  • Effective strategies for detecting ransomware and understanding organizational security responsibilities in the “kill chain”
  • Live Q&A

The Future is Bright for Unified Communications |  Lunch Seminar

Join Accudata Systems and Cisco to learn how to customize your UC solution with innovative new technologies.  Meet organizational goals and increase collaboration through easy-to-use, feature-rich corporate communication systems and integrated desktop applications, deployed as an on-prem, cloud or hybrid solution.

Cisco collaboration experts will discuss:

  • The newest on-prem technologies, including voice, video, and collaboration
  • Cisco Hosted Collaboration (HCS) and Spark Call
  • Hybrid cloud solutions, including Collaboration Meeting Rooms (CMR) and Spark Call Integration
  • How to integrate and leverage WebEx and Cisco Spark
  • Live Demos

All attendees will have a chance to win a $350 American Express Gift Card!  Space is limited, so register today!

Whiteboard + Lunch | Smart Cloud Design 

For years now, the cloud has been misunderstood.  Rarely is it completely defined, with each core component explained and linked to the next.  Until now.  Accudata has built a consumable, holistic approach to the cloud.  In this dynamic lunch and whiteboard session, Smart Cloud Design, Accudata cloud expert Thanh Nguyen will discuss:

  • The six core components of the cloud
  • How a holistic cloud strategy eases operational strain
  • Optimizing your strategy by integrating both security and integrating multiple cloud solutions into unified management platform
  • Use cases describing where to start and how to effectively integrate multiple layers of the cloud’s six core components

All attendees will have a chance to win an Oculus Rift!

 

Upcoming Webinar | Give Your Business a New Voice 

Deploying, configuring, and managing a traditional VoIP system is cumbersome.  Leave tradition behind and empower your business with the new voice in communication.

Join Accudata Systems and Cisco Meraki for an in-depth webinar focused on the new cloud-managed Meraki VoIP solution.  Communications Product Specialist Josh Tobin will discuss:

  • The business benefits of integrating your VoIP solution with your network
  • How to quickly onboard a new phone
  • A phone so easy to use your end users will require no training or hands-on instruction

All attendees will have a chance to win a Yeti Tundra 35 Cooler!

Webinar | Can Your Data Recover from a Modern Disaster? 

Your business needs to know how to respond to every type of disaster.  Ransomware attacks and other incidents need a modern response plan – otherwise, you’ll have to follow the FBI’s recommendation and “just pay up.”

Join Accudata Systems experts Mark MacArthur and Joseph Huff for an in-depth webinar focused on business continuity plans and data recovery.

Our webinar will include:

  • What makes an effective business continuity plan
  • Layered data protection strategies
  • Why your business continuity plan needs a data protection strategy
  • The methodology behind effective data recovery

 

Webinar | Getting Clear on Cloud Security   

For the final installment of our Threat Defense Webinar Series, we’re looking at next generation security strategies to protect the ever-evolving cloud environment. It’s no secret that the cloud revolution has taken hold, placing new challenges in front of IT leadership. In fact, new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) and Privacy Shield Regulations are starting to impose heavy fines for cloud related missteps.

During this informative webinar you’ll learn:

  • Why data protection is key to keeping your business afloat
  • How to determine if a cloud platform is truly trustworthy
  • Which best practices and technologies can keep your cloud applications secure any time, any place

 

Executive Cybersecurity Roundtable – Houston   

Join Accudata Systems for our executive roundtable dinner at The Capital Grille – City Centre on Tuesday, May 17th. The discussion will focus on building and maintaining a security breach strategy.

Leading the roundtable discussions will be:

  • Sanjeev Sah, CISO, Texas Children’s Hospital 
  • Adam Bosnian, Executive Vice President, CyberArk
  • Jeff Man, Chief Security Strategist, Tenable

Seating is limited to 20 registrants, and all attendees will be entered to win an exotic car rental – choices include a Bentley, Maserati, and more! 

 

Executive Cybersecurity Roundtable – Dallas   

Join Accudata Systems for our executive roundtable dinner at Chamberlain’s Steak and Chop House on Wednesday, May 18th. The discussion will focus on building and maintaining a security breach strategy.

Leading the roundtable discussions will be:

  • Harold Gonzalez, CISO and Senior Vice President, Xome
  • Adam Bosnian, Executive Vice President, CyberArk
  • Jeff Man, Chief Security Strategist, Tenable

Seating is limited to 20 registrants, and all attendees will be entered to win an exotic car rental – choices include a Bentley, Maserati, and more! 

If you are interested in attending our Executive Roundtable, please email Events@AccudataSystems.com

 

What’s Your Next Move?  The Cloud.  

Ease the uncertainty and anxiety that can come with a migration to the cloud by taking time to learn the ins and outs of seamless migrations. Things like picking providers, ensuring strong data encryption, and negotiating SLAs shouldn’t keep you from innovating for your business.

Join Accudata Systems at our lunch seminar as we outline how to plan and execute a cloud environment — and how to manage that environment once it’s in place. Our proven methodology has helped companies:

  • Map out data flow and interdependencies
  • Identify and evaluate business-critical assets
  • Forecast and price out different cloud providers
  • Ensure data security during and after cloud migrations
  • Learn the steps to plan, implement, and manage a cloud environment

 

PCI QSA Webinar; How to Overcome the Top 5 PCI Challenges

For more than a decade, Accudata has been a certified PCI QSA company, and we see the compliance challenges organizations face firsthand.  During a brief, 20-minute presentation, PCI QSA Tim Sills will highlight these challenges and discuss how we work with customers to help achieve compliance.

Following the presentation, Mr. Sills will be joined for a candid open forum by Anton Abaya, PCI QSA and audit expert.  You’ll have the opportunity to ask questions and learn what your peers are experiencing.

 

Cloud Security Best Practices for 2016 Lunch & Learn 

IT spending on cloud solutions is at an all-time high – and security concerns are rising in tandem.  Have you taken time to evaluate your cloud security strategy?  Do you have a provider exit plan?  Have you identified who owns the encryption keys for cloud-based data?  These are just a few of the considerations IT teams must evaluate when facilitating their company’s move to the cloud.

Join Accudata’s Security Practice Director and resident cloud expert, Vid Sista, for our Cloud Security lunch seminar.  Mr. Sista will help you:

  • Identify best practices from the leading cloud security authorities
  • Understand the specific skills necessary to build your strategy
  • Understand the importance of interoperability, encryption, and portability
  • Evaluate the best tools on the market to secure your cloud assets