IBM Security Guardium

Why Master Skills University Is Worth the Time and Investment for Guardium Users

By Dan Goodes posted Wed July 03, 2019 10:01 AM


I have traveled the globe and seen a consistent approach to data security that centers around checkbox compliance and not security. To get straight to the point, this is precisely why coming to Master Skills University in Munich is worthwhile.

Specific technologies come and go. What’s more important in the long term are approach, adoption, automation, integration and process. And you can learn how to build a valuable program not only from IBM experts but also, and maybe more importantly, from other users – even if they’re competitors.

Data security is like a village with everyone leading a hand. After all, the same data may exist at a lot of clients. If one client has an issue protecting data then that may trickle down to your customers data. They are the same people, with the same data and use a lot of the same information across services they use.

For these reasons I encourage you to come and learn from the best, interact with other clients who are faced with the same challenges. At Master Skills you’ll get to engage with IBMers and business partners and learn best practices and the ins and outs of how to progress from compliance to real security.

And now a bit more on what you can expect from the Guardium track

The Guardium track offers users a one-of-a-kind opportunity to learn from the teams who build, deploy, and support Guardium every day. This week-long deep-dive education experience includes the latest product updates, hands-on labs, interactive discussions on best practices and advanced workflows, and more offered by IBM Guardium experts.

You will gain deep exposure to untapped functionality, share tips and best practices with your peers, and better prepare yourself to achieve your 2019 security goals and beyond.

And the timing of Master Skills University — Sept. 9-13 — is perfect. We’re at the stage where the GDPR gloves are coming off, and now is the time to learn how to help you organization avoid heavy fines, protect and manage your intellectual property, highly confidential corporate information and especially your customer's data.

Discover Guardium, New and Improved 

On June 21, IBM Security released IBM Security Guardium Data Protection v11, the most advanced version to date. Guardium v11 offers a simple, scalable and intelligent platform that enables organizations to discover new security and compliance insights and protect data with advanced, real-time controls. With Guardium v11 you can accelerate compliance with the latest data-related security threats and privacy regulations --- no matter where your data resides.

At Master Skills University, you’ll get the chance to dive into Guardium v11 and discover all its top features, including:

  • New simplified deployment & ease of use capabilities
  • Pre-built and customizable data discovery patterns
  • Regulatory compliance accelerators
  • Embedded “See it in action” quick start videos and tutorials
  • Scale and reach into hybrid cloud and containers
  • Expanded support for on-premise, cloud and container-based data sources
  • Flexible deployment models on leading Cloud Marketplaces
  • Risk-based approach to data security and compliance

If you're not already convinced, below are a few more great reasons to register and attend Master Skills University in Munich. I look forward to meeting Guardium users from around the world and hope to see you there.

Learn more and register to attend