Government IT, InfoSec and privacy pros share their biggest security fears

Over the last year, we’ve noticed a shift in the conversations we have about data security. People are relying less on scare tactics and shock value when they want to start a conversation; instead, they’re sparking informed discussions about specific issues plaguing the security industry, and interested in strategies that will help overcome risks. We’re excited to see the changes taking place, not only because it gives us a chance to go deeper in our daily conversations and work to get to the root of security, governance and compliance problems, but because these new attitudes show that companies and users are willing to stop hiding their heads in the sand and start working together to make data more visible and safe.

In the recent and upcoming weeks, DataGravity team members are attending conferences and events all over the country to continue these discussions about security and ways to turn the industry tides:

  • Municipal Information Systems Association (MISA) Ontario Annual InfoSec Conference (Sept. 28 -30) – We’re on-site in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, meeting with information security industry professionals and attending sessions that focus on everything from risk assessment strategies to identity management.
  • International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) Conference. (Sept. 30) – During the IAPP conference, DataGravity CEO Paula Long will lead a session about data visualization and governance as the concepts align with the pillars of this year’s event: privacy, security and risk.
  • New York State Local Government IT Directors Association (NYSLGITDA) Fall Conference ( 7 – 9) – When you work in state or local government IT, you’re familiar with compliance issues – and in need of solutions, meaning the conversations taking place at this event will be informed and well-versed in industry trends.
  • Information Security Summit (Oct. 29) – Held in Ohio, this conference will focus on security strategies for regulated industries such as healthcare, and will host discussions about major developments in the space. 

What security fears are plaguing your organization? If you’re planning to attend any of the above events, or an upcoming VMware user group (VMUG) meetup, let us know via email or social media.

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Jeff Boehm

Jeff Boehm

Jeff Boehm was the vice president of marketing at DataGravity for 2 years. Jeff brought more than 20 years of experience with a rare combination of marketing skills, organizational leadership and technical background to DataGravity, having shaped the BI and search markets working for industry pioneers and disrupters.