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Better Together: Extended Detection & Response and Connected Security
Date / Time: Wednesday, March 16, 2022, 12:00 p.m. New York
Overview:
 
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As businesses move workloads to the cloud, data security becomes more pertinent. Data that is spread across cloud and on-premises environments exposes gaps and vulnerabilities. Security teams are challenged by too much data, too many tools and not enough resources. It’s time for a new way to unify security data, tools and teams. And there’s a strong need to tie everything together in one place, increasing the need for extended detection & response (XDR) tools and their synergy with connected security.

Join this webinar to learn:

  • Current market trends in XDR and the convergence of networking & security
  • Why Juniper and IBM choose to team up for security solutions
  • How Juniper Connected Security and IBM Cloud Pak for Security deliver modern, automated, intelligent security response for a hybrid, multicloud world

Speakers:
Jim Hodges, Research Director – Cloud and Security, Heavy Reading | bio Jennifer Lavender, WW Security Sales Leader, QRadar XDR, IBM | bio
Ryan Shedrick, XDR Technical Sales Leader, IBM | bio Madhura Kumar, Product Management, Juniper Security Business Unit | bio
 

Jim leads Heavy Reading's research on the service assurance and security impact of the virtualized cloud on the control plane and application layers, both in the fixed and mobile core and at the enterprise edge. Jim focuses on the security impacts that cloud-based technologies such as 5G introduce from a cyber-threat detection perspective, as well as billing and service assurance transformation implications. Jim joined Heavy Reading from Nortel Networks, where he tracked the VoIP and application server market landscape and was a key contributor to the development of Wireless Intelligent Network (WIN) standards. Additional technical experience was gained with Bell Canada, where he performed IN and SS7 network planning, numbering administration, technical model forecast creation and definition of regulatory-based interconnection models. Jim is based in Ottawa, Canada.

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Jennifer is the worldwide sales and business development leader at IBM Security. She oversees global go-to-market initiatives specifically related to Security hybrid multi-cloud and XDR solutions.

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Ryan is an experienced security practitioner specializing in security operations and incident response. Ryan currently leads XDR sales engineering across IBM Security Americas.

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Madhura Kumar works in areas that span security analytics and automation, with an added focus of simplifying management for the operations teams. At Connected Security, her domain spans products such as Security Director, Policy Enforcer, and Juniper Secure Analytics.

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Robert leads the Cox access engineering team that manages the technical deployments for Cox FTTH builds for both residential and commercial customers. Robert previously led the Cox commercial services engineering that built a national Cox Business services backbone and metro access network. He started his career at BellSouth and later AT&T. He was part of the product management team that launched DSL services as well as the initial fiber-to-the-cell site builds. He is a former board member and treasurer of the Metro Ethernet Forum.

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Tom Williams is Chief Technology Officer with Schurz Broadband Group. Tom began his career in the cable industry as an R&D engineer at Scientific-Atlanta developing and deploying the first digital set-top boxes. He moved into consulting with KPMG and later joined Comcast as the Regional Director of Engineering where he was first to deploy new technologies for the company including the VOD, HD-DVR, CHSI, HDTV and more. In 2006 Tom joined ARRIS as Vice President of Marketing and Business Development, where he won 2 AMY awards and implemented a company-wide brand transformation and management strategy. Tom returned to consulting, as a Managing Partner with Brightset Consulting specializing in global marketing and communications strategies for technology companies. He joined the Schurz Communications leadership team in 2016 where he drives technology strategy for the company.

Tom is a long-standing member of SCTE, CTAM, NCTC and WICT. He enjoys mentoring young people interested in technology and advanced video related careers. He has served as a Board member on the Baltimore County Technology Council and the Technology Board for the University of Maryland driving technology solutions to serve students and faculty of the college. Tom was inducted into the prestigious Cable TV Pioneers in 2019.

An active participant in his hometown of Atlanta, he enjoys coaching youth sports teams, serving on community technology boards and supporting local and military-owned business growth. Tom is a member of the American Legion and a United States Marine Corps veteran. He is a member of the Marine Corps Memorial Association that educates and connects others on the history of the Corps and the sacrifices of those who serve.

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