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Jesse St. Laurent, Chief Technologist, Hyperconverged, Hewlett Packard Enterprise to Speak at the Knowledge Group’s Event

New York, NY, October 09, 2017 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Jesse St. Laurent, Chief Technologist, Hyperconverged, Hewlett Packard Enterprise will speak at the Knowledge Group’s webcast entitled: “The Increasing Risks of Ransomware: What Your Business Needs to Know and Do Live Webcast.” This event is scheduled for Tuesday, October 24, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm (ET).

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About Jesse St. Laurent

Jesse brings almost 20 years of IT infrastructure experience to SimpliVity. As the Vice President of Product Strategy, he is intimately engaged with customers, channel partners, and SimpliVity’s Engineering organization as well as helps shape the product direction and strategy.

Prior to SimpliVity, Jesse served as the CTO at Corporate Technology Inc (CTI), a Systems Integration company worth 100 million+, where he focused on evaluating emerging technologies such as NetApp, 3PAR, Acopia, Riverbed, and F5. Jesse frequently speaks at industry events both in the US and internationally.

Jesse holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Brown University.

About Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) is a technology company with a comprehensive portfolio spanning from cloud to the data center to workplace applications. HPE hyperconverged technology and services help customers around the world make IT more efficient, more productive, and more secure.

In 2017, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) acquired SimpliVity and now offers HPE SimpliVity hyperconverged systems, complete hardware-software solutions that are designed, built, and supported by HPE. HPE SimpliVity hyperconverged technology lets organizations simplify IT. The infrastructure combines compute, storage services, and networking in a single 2U appliance, and incorporates all of the traditional IT functions: WAN optimization, unified global VM-centric management, data protection, cloud integration, deduplication, built-in backup, caching, and scale-out capabilities. Inline deduplication, compression and optimization are applied to all data at inception, reducing resource consumption (storage and CPU) while increasing application performance.

HPE SimpliVity 380 is a turnkey hyperconverged solution built on an HPE ProLiant DL380 compute platform. Systems can be clustered to form a shared resource pool that delivers high availability, mobility, and efficient scaling of performance and capacity.

Event Synopsis:

Ransomware is a type of malicious software that can slow down or even immobilize a user’s computer access and then attempt to exact money to cure the problem. It can range from rogue security and tech support, to screen lockers that claim illegal activity has been detected, and most dangerously to malware that steals and encrypts the user’s files – literally holding them for ransom.

One of the most prevalent forms of cyberattack today, ransomware is aimed not only at individuals but also at businesses and institutions. Antivirus and antimalware software are essential weapons for the defensive arsenal, but larger organizations may need to take more sophisticated measures to prevent costly data corruption or loss, and to combat ransomware when it attacks.

This live webcast by The Knowledge Group will give a thorough overview of the ransomware epidemic and offer insights and practical tips on how to implement an effective cybersecurity strategy.

Some of the major topics that will be covered in this course are:

Ransomware Types
Prime Targets of Ransomware
Business Operational Risks and Legal Pitfalls
Risk Identification and Mitigation
Best Practices and Recommendations

About The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series

The Knowledge Group was established with the mission to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webinars that examine industry trends and regulatory changes from a variety of different perspectives. The goal is to deliver a unique multilevel analysis of an important issue affecting business in a highly focused format. To contact or register for an event, please visit:
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