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4/29/2009
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bMighty bSecure Virtual Event: SMB Security On A Budget - Today!

When times get tough, it's all too tempting to push security concerns aside -- especially at small and midsize companies with shrinking IT budgets. Fortunately, you don't have to make that mistake, there are ways to address security issues without breaking the bank. Today -- Wednesday, April 29 -- the bMighty bSecure virtual event brings together business and security experts to show you how

When times get tough, it's all too tempting to push security concerns aside -- especially at small and midsize companies with shrinking IT budgets. Fortunately, you don't have to make that mistake, there are ways to address security issues without breaking the bank. Today -- Wednesday, April 29 -- the bMighty bSecure virtual event brings together business and security experts to show you how to do exactly that.bmighty_header_650

Beginning when the virtual doors swing open at 10am Eastern Time (7am Pacific), bMighty bSecure will treat you to an inspiring and informative day of presentations, networking, and information, all in an engaging and life-like virtual environment available right from your desktop.

The agenda begins at 10:30am Eastern (7:30am Pacific) with a keynote session on Cost-Effective Security Strategies, featuring security expert Trey Ford from White Hat Security; Forrester Research's Jonathan Penn, author of The State Of SMB IT Security: 2008 To 2009; and Leigh McMullen from international consultancy Sogeti, who will talk about how his mid-market clients are facing their security issues.

Next up, at 12:30 Eastern Time (9:30am Pacific), Tim Wilson from bMighty's sister site Dark Reading will lead a session on the The 5 Most Common Sources Of SMB Security Breaches -- And How To Prevent Them. Tim will be joined by Keith Jones from security consultants Jones Dykstra & Associates; Nick Akerman from the law firm of Dorsey & Whitney LLP, and Mike Fratto of InformationWeek's Network Computing Labs.

Then, at 2:45pm Eastern (11:45am Pacific), I'll be moderating a panel on Security Appliances, the hot new approach to making security easy. I'll be joined by Phil Hochmuth from researchers Yankee Group; security expert Andrew Braunberg from Current Analysis; and Russ Hedgpeth, CEO of Unity Electronics, a mid-market company actually using a security appliance!

And because true security also means being able to recover from problems, at 4:30 Eastern Time (1:30pm Pacific), bMighty security blogger Keith Ferrell will moderate a Disaster Recovery panel on how to make sure your business is ready to survive the worst. Keith's panel includes Howard Marks from Networks Are Our Lives, who has written on this topic for bMighty; Rob Ayoub from Frost & Sullivan; and Glen Slater, Director of IT at Clinical Financial Services (learn more about how this small business uses "big-boy" disaster recovery technology to gain the trust of enterprise clients).

Oh, and at 1:45pm Eastern Time (10:45am Pacific), bMighty editor Benjamin Tomkins will introduce a Fiberlink Platinum Sponsor Presentation: Protecting Data on Laptops: What You Need to Know; How to Control Costs . Find out what threats to mobile data should concern you, how to set priorities for mobile security, and much more.

Click here to find out more about our illustrious list of speakers.

We're really excited about the sessions, but that's only part of what's available at bMighty bSecure:

  • bMighty editors and experts will be available all day long for chats and and Q&A in the Networking Lounge.
  • You can download informative research, white papers, and other resources straight to your Virtual Briefcase.
  • Visit virtual vendor booths, browse through products and solutions, and chat with vendor reprentatives.

Register Now!

bMighty bSecure is totally free to attendees, thanks to our roster of cutting-edge sponsors, including Platinum Sponsors thawte and Fiberlink as well as Silver sponsors ArcSight, Netgear, MessageLabs, and i365.

Remember, bMighty bSecure isn't just free, it's also an opportunity to win an MSI Wind Netbook (worth $350) or an IronKey 4GB Secure Hardware-Encrypted USB 2.0 thumbdrive (valued at $130). Plus, be one of the first 500 registrants to register and attend the event and get a free bMighty T-Shirt -- complete with our award winning "ANT" logo!

TSHIRT A cell-phone photo of the bMighty T-shirt!

Register Now!

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