Midmarket IT & Security Leaders Forum

  • This Event Took Place

    November 15 – 16, 2022

Zero Trust and Microsegmentation – Easier Than You Think

Zero Trust has got to be one of the most talked about themes in cyber security. While the term means different things to different people, there are two things that can be agreed on: it’s a journey worth taking and microsegmentation is a key pillar of that journey. The next question always is how do you get started? Regardless of the sophistication of ransomware, the end goal is always the same: get in through a vulnerability and move laterally through your network.

Join this presentation as we help peel back the layers to provide you simple steps to protect yourself from these threats that include:

  • Gaining visibility to where you are the most vulnerable
  • Closing risky ports
  • Leveraging tools you already have in place without adding layers of complexity

While the journey can seem intimidating, we’ll help you realize that it doesn’t take a team of 100 or a PhD to deploy zero trust microsegmentation that will protect your organization and keep ransomware at bay.

Presented by: Ryan Ikeler, Head of MSP & MSSP Channel, Illumio

First Year as a Midmarket CIO

  • What ideas does an established and experienced CIO bring with them when entering a Midmarket organization?
  • What are the priorities?
  • How do you obtain company buy-in from the get-go?
  • How about attempting all of this during a global pandemic?

Presented by: Jeff Baker, CIO, Valle del Sol

Why the Nonprofit Sector Needs CIOS & How You Can Help

Building a compelling business case for digital transformation is a challenge faced by many technology leaders. It becomes even more complicated when the change beneficiaries are not the funders, and the choice to invest in technology feels like it is taking services from our most vulnerable citizens. Helen Knight, an award-winning leader of non-profit digital transformations will share how she modernized emergency shelters and food banks, and how she uses technology to optimize services for people struggling with poverty. Helen will also share ways technology leaders can use their skills to help people today, and invite you to help solve the challenges ahead.

Presented by: Helen Knight, Transformation Consultant, Helen Knight Consulting