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July VEF Participant Wins a Kindle Fire

Posted July 31, 2012    Sarah Lieber

As you all know, every month we host our Vulnerability Expert Forum (VEF) webinar. This is a time where our experts share valuable insight regarding new vulnerabilities that are discovered and the actions that need to be taken as a result. It’s a quick way to get up to speed on current potential risks to your organization and a way to explore the impact that high-risk vulnerabilities and exploits have on network environments and infrastructures. BeyondTrust is committed to helping security administrators reduce the workload they face by making this information easily accessible and by clearly presenting all required information to our audience.

If you haven’t attended a VEF before, I encourage you to sign up and join our next one in August. Not only will you receive a complete analysis of recently announced critical vulnerabilities from Microsoft and other software vendors but you could potentially win a Kindle product from us!

Our July winner, Jeff Hartl, was awarded with a new Amazon Kindle Fire for participating in our discussion earlier this month. Here’s a little bit more about Jeff and what he had to say about BeyondTrust’s VEF:

I still remember a valuable bit of advice I got from an I.T. instructor in college, regarding computer security: “Keep your $%@(#! software updated.”

Every month the BeyondTrust VEF guys inform us about things we might not have heard otherwise, and they keep it loose and casual. It’s interesting and also kind of fun. I like how they go outside of the “Microsoft world” and discuss other events and trends in the industry. And if I can win a Kindle I guess anybody could!

I’m a bit of a late bloomer and just began getting into I.T. security a few years ago. It opened a door for me to join a government contractor and become a part of a growing information assurance program, where I’ve learned from scratch how to utilize Retina for vulnerability assessment and management.

Again, congrats to Jeff and thank you to all for being continued supporters of BeyondTrust and security for all. Don’t forget to join us at our next VEF and you too could possibly take home a new Kindle product! Sign up here.

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