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November VEF Participant Wins a Google Nexus 7

Posted November 25, 2013    Qui Cao

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 December. 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 Nexus 7 from us!

Our November winner, Ben Meisgeier, was awarded with a new Google Nexus 7 for participating in our discussion earlier this month. Here’s a little bit more about Ben:

“As always, attending the VEF is a fantastic way to get all the latest security and patching information in only an hour. I highly recommend it for anyone involved in this area with their job, or even for someone just interested in the latest news and information from experts in the field. I have been in the IT Industry for more than 10 years in various roles and now support multiple aspects of accounts including security patching.”

Again, congrats to Ben 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 Google Nexus 7! Sign up here.

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