2020 Virtual Symposium
Reducing Security's Cost Responsibilities


Tuesday, December 8, 2020 | 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM PT
Web Conference, Virtual, US & Canada

After re-orienting the business to function in a pandemic, organizations now have an economic downturn on their hands and must find ways to keep security programs functioning as investments freeze and budgets shrink. This virtual symposium will offer steps to do that, including how to:

  • Conduct an effective gap analysis – reviewing the program as it exists, how much money is on hand for security expenditures and where redundancies and
  • security holes are.
  • Re-asses, consolidate and optimize security tools, weeding out expensive and unnecessary add-ons and spotting opportunities for more open source options.
  • More effectively negotiate with security vendors for more reasonable pricing, tool packaging and subscription renewals.

This event is for IANS clients and invited guests — there is no vendor sponsorship or presence.


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2020 Virtual Symposium Facilitators


George Gerchow

IANS Faculty

As Sumo Logic's Chief Security Officer, George Gerchow brings over 20 years of information technology and systems management expertise to the application of IT processes and disciplines. His background includes the security, compliance, and cloud computing disciplines. Mr. Gerchow has years of practical experience in building agile security, compliance and, modern day Security Operation Centers in rapid development organizations. These insights make him a highly regarded speaker, and invited panelist on topics including DevSecOps, cloud secure architecture design, virtualization, compliance, configuration management, and operational security and compliance. George has been on the bleeding edge of public cloud security and privacy since being a co-founder of the VMware Center for Policy & Compliance. Mr. Gerchow is also an active Board Member for several technology start-ups and the co-author of the Center for Internet Security - Quick Start Cloud Infrastructure Benchmark v1.0.0 and the MISTI Fundamentals in Cloud Security. He is a Faculty Member for IANS (Institute for Applied Network Security) and Cloud Academy.

Web Conference

Registrants will receive a logistics email with web conference meeting information one day prior to the event.

Attendee Qualification

This Symposium is produced by IANS, which reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to limit or deny access to the Symposium to any entity or individual. IANS’ receipt of a registration application does not constitute acceptance. Individuals from Information Security Solution Providers (software, hardware, and consulting companies) are not eligible to attend. Symposiums are open to IANS clients that are Credential Holders and qualified Information Security Practitioners identified by IANS.

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