VSC 2018: An Industry-Wide Security Event

DFW Airport Marriott South, Fort Worth, TX

September 10 - 13, 2018

Vanguard Security & Compliance 2018 brings together global cybersecurity leaders from private industry, government agencies, and Vanguard Integrity Professional experts to deliver the most complete knowledge-based training for securing and defending networks, distributed systems, and IBM System z®. This event, which offers the most advanced cybersecurity training available in the marketplace today, is ideal for information security and compliance professionals from public and private sectors. 


This premier gathering of enterprise security experts will deliver the most current information through skillful instruction on cybersecurity threats, protection strategies, system configuration, and compliance in a proven format structured to provide the highest quality learning experience. This intense curriculum offers five educational tracks with more than fifty sessions over four days. Through a series of focused workshops and hands-on labs, attendees will have the opportunity to earn up to 21 CPE credits.



Education tracks are designed to put you in the right place at the right time. Select the track that best matches your interests or mix and match throughout the conference.  



The Basic Administration track (BAS) provides RACF training for security administrators, auditors and systems programmers new to RACF. This track starts with a Mainframe Computing Boot Camp and goes through Group, User, Dataset, and General Resource profile administration. Also covered is RACF logging and reporting. The hands-on labs that reinforce the concepts presented during the breakout sessions are perhaps the most powerful aspect of this track.

  The Beyond the Basics track (BTB) includes classes related to RACF security. It is recommended that attendees of this track have completed the RACF Basic Administration Track and have a couple years of RACF Administration experience. Classes will include advanced RACF topics on SETROPTS, JES2, Database Utilities, USS, DB2 and SDSF.

Maintaining access, authority, provisioning, and entitlements on the mainframe is a critical need that doesn't have to be difficult.  The Mainframe External Security Managers track (MSM) features the big 3 tools - ACF2, Top Secret, and RACF.



Be knowledgeable of the evolving information security field; and how it impacts you in your role as a security processional.  The Compliance, Audit & Security track (CAS) addresses a variety of hot topics and is designed for anyone who desires education on defending one of the most important assets in the organization for z/OS, RACF, ACF2 and Top Secret.

  The Crypto & More track (CCM) will cover the basics of encryption, master key management, digital certificates and more!  It will also feature two labs on master key management.




Vanguard Advanced Security Solutions Day
Are you leveraging all of the power of your Vanguard software products to save time and money?  Make the most of your investment by utilizing them to their fullest potential.  Let Vanguard's professional instructors lead you through the concepts to maximize your time and effort while performing the duties of a RACF, ACF2 and Top Secret security professional.  If you use any of the Vanguard products, the sessions offered on Thursday will be of particular interest.


This year's event will be taking place at the newly renovated DFW Airport Marriott South in beautiful Fort Worth, TX.

For a reservation, please click here or call +1 (817) 358-1700 and mention Vanguard Security & Compliance Conference to get the $169 plus tax  Even if you book through a third party, please mention that you are attending the Vanguard Security & Compliance Conference.

The group rate is available until September 3, 2018 or until the room block is full.


Unable to get away from the office to attend Vanguard Security & Compliance 2018? Upcoming deadlines you cannot miss? Budget constraints limiting your travel? Good news! You can still participate in Vanguard Security & Compliance 2018 thanks to VSC Live!

VSC Live will feature hot topics in the industry with speakers from Vanguard Integrity Professionals, IBM, CA Technologies and other organizations that are working to secure your enterprise on a daily basis. By joining VSC Live, you will be able to watch these sessions in real time as well as have access to the materials being presented.

Click here to register.

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