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EVENT: Virtualization and Its Impact on Security & Compliance
Configuresoft, an innovator in systems management technology and the creator of enterprise Configuration Intelligence, today announced that Dennis Moreau, Ph.D., CTO, will be presenting "Virtualization and Security Configuration Policy and Compliance" at the Forrester Security Forum on September 8th at the InterContinental Buckhead in Atlanta, Georgia. The Forum focuses on current security best practices, examines impending security threats and explores the necessary next steps toward building security risk management discipline.

In his session, Dr. Moreau will address emerging virtualization technologies and its impact on compliance. "While virtualization technologies hold out the promise of better IT asset utilization, more agile IT asset allocation, and a more secure and consolidated IT infrastructure, they also introduce new complexities into IT configuration policy compliance efforts," said Dr. Moreau. "Compliance must be addressed in the context of both host and guest configuration policies. Policy consistency and configuration compatibility at the application, service, operating system and virtual asset level will emerge as core assessment issues."

Who:    Dennis Moreau, Ph.D., CTO, Configuresoft, Inc.

What:   "Virtualization and Security Configuration Policy and
        Compliance"

When:   Friday, September 8, 10:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. ET

Where:  Forrester Security Forum, InterContinental Buckhead, 
        Atlanta, GA

More info:
        http://www.forrester.com/events/overview/0,9089,1471,00.html

About Dennis Moreau, Ph.D.

As a Founder and the Chief Technology Officer for Configuresoft, Dennis Moreau specializes in the application of leading edge technologies to the solution of complex problems in the Information Technology management domain. His primary focus is in developing enterprise scale solutions to improve IT efficiency and effectiveness for systems management, security compliance and configuration optimization. He works actively with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and MITRE on the development of security configuration policy compliance standards, serving on MITRE's OVAL Advisory Board. Dr. Moreau holds a doctorate in Computer Science and speaks regularly at IT management and security conferences worldwide.

Published Tuesday, August 29, 2006 12:48 PM by David Marshall
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