Seminar - How to handle Software Vulnerabilities in 2023 and beyond

Software Vulnerability Management FlexeraSeminar summary

Stop reacting. Gain control. Stay secure.

There’s a dangerous gap between when third-party software vulnerabilities are disclosed and when they're identified and patched. While some strive to push all known patches as quickly as possible, the volume and risk is too high which makes effective prioritization essential.

Flexera helps you create effective software vulnerability management and security patch management processes that reduce security risk by enabling prioritization and optimization of processes for managing software vulnerabilities to mitigate exposures, before the likelihood of exploitation increases. 

Date & time:

Thursday November 23, 2023 - 13.00 - 16.30
Location: PDS offices, Culemborg (NL)

An unique, educational, inspirational, solution driven and great opportunity to see the Flexera SVM live in action. After this session you will know why and how to:

  • Prioritize and fix software vulnerabilities before risk increases
  • Gain visibility over your software vulnerability management processes
  • Understand and prioritize the criticality of patches applicable to your environment leveraging our vulnerability and threat intelligence insights
  • Leverage the largest set of third party patches on the market

If you've considered reviewing your security: this is a seminar for you!!

Your attendance is offered by Flexera & PDS upon pre-registration: 100% free.

Agenda outline:

13.00 - 13.45 - Registration & coffee + sandwich
13.45 - 14.00 - Welcome PDS
14.00 - 15.00 - Flexera SVM architecture / workflow
15.00 - 15.20 - Break
15.20 - 16.20 - Flexera SVM demo by Bob Kelly
16.20              - Q&A 
16.30 - 17.30 - Closing with snacks and drinks

Software Vulnerabilities in the Spotlight:

One of the most common trends we see when high-profile vulnerabilities and breaches become public, is that a sense of urgency arises, and many businesses drop activities to figure out how to put out fires. This approach is inefficient because it impacts productivity and because it isn’t processes driven, requiring great effort to achieve few results. Furthermore, once the hype has passed, organizations frequently forget the problem and go back to their old habits, until the next big vulnerability initiates a new fire.

In light of the surge in exploitation of unpatched vulnerabilities, we see an increasing pressure on businesses to find better approaches to mitigation. One critical element for a better approach is intelligence about vulnerabilities, which helps understand risk and determine how to prioritize and mitigate threats. The others are the operational processes to continuously drive reduction in the number of unknown and non-mitigated risks, and avoid disruption when big breaches hit the media.

Who should attend:

The seminar will be about 40% strategy and 60% technical. You will learn how to close the patch assessment and remediation gaps: What makes Software Vulnerability Manager different from traditional vulnerability scanning technologies and how to deliver accurate patch assessment and remediation to support the entire lifecycle of managing software vulnerabilities. Any IT security related professional can learn from this session. 

Seminar speakers include:

Speakers in this session are Flexera's Software Vulnerability technical Engineers and strategic advisors including product management lead by Bob Kelly.
Sami Laiho
Bob is a product management leader with a strong agile background, he began his distinguished career in IT authoring several books, papers and guides for companies like Microsoft and InstallShield as well as for major publishers like Wiley.

Bob has been in the Application Readiness space for decades as a Microsoft MVP, speaker, and founder of related communities such as AppDeploy, ITNinja and AppDetails.




Join us for this event !

Date and time 23 November 2023 13:00
End Date and time 23 November 2023 16:00
Last date to register 22 November 2023 15:55
Price to attend per person Free
Location PDS Office (Culemborg - NL - opposite of Train station)