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Bradford Networks award-winning NAC solution lets you continuously assess network risks, and automatically remove vulnerable and compromised devices


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Company Update: IT Hot Topics Conference Technology and Security Trainings Announced

The dates have been announced for Carolina Advanced Digital’s IT Hot Topics Conference 2015, hosted at the Grandover Resort in Greensboro, NC. This year’s conference events commemorate Carolina Advanced Digital’s 30th year in business with new features including two days of certification trainings, a full two-day main conference event, the IT Hot Topics Golf Tournament, and a special Big 30th Year Anniversary Bash. New for 2015, two days of onsite certification training for attendees are available Monday-Tuesday, May 4th-5th. Trainings at the IT Hot Topics Conference offer a great value with affordable travel costs and deeply discounted rates, and options for taking certification tests onsite will be offered at no additional cost. Planned trainings feature classes from industry-leading partners such as CWNA for wireless technologies and (ISC)2 for information security. Training attendees will receive a free pass to attend the IT Hot Topics Conference, and will be recognized at the conference for completion of the courses. The main activities of IT Hot Topics Conference, one of the most prestigious security events in the area, will kick off two full days of keynotes and breakout sessions on Wednesday morning. An event that started as a technical user group, IT Hot Topics Conference has blossomed into an annual event with internationally-recognized speakers and top notch technical sessions. Attendees participate in the conference as part as Carolina Advanced Digital’s InfoSec Community Outreach Program. Through this program, industry professionals are given opportunities for networking and professional development. Topics for 2015 include mobile security, BYOD, virtualization and cloud, network security, management best practices, security policy and audit, application management and much more. In years...
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Customer Spotlight: Carteret Co. Schools + Making the Grade in a Twenty-First Century Classroom

One of North Carolina’s best features is the Southern Outer Banks and the Crystal Coast. Comprised mostly of the coastline of Carteret County, the Crystal Coast is known for its rich history, cozy beach towns, and perfect fishing conditions. Tourists flock to towns like Emerald Isle, Beaufort and Morehead City every summer to learn about Blackbeard, visit Fort Macon and the view wild horses of Shackleford Banks. After the summer visitors have left, local schools go into session and Carteret County Public School System’s IT Director Wes Rinehart and his team go into high gear. Due to the growing trend of online testing and technology initiatives set forth by school boards across North Carolina, many school systems such as the Carteret County Public School System are assigning county-owned devices like Google Chromebooks, or students are bringing their own devices to school. Teachers are also purchasing tablets and other technology to upgrade their learning environments. Studies have shown that the modern day student or teacher may be working with two devices at any given moment. The mixture of devices and ownership creates unique security challenges for the school system, whose responsibility is to ensure the security of its internal data. In preparation for the upcoming school year, Rinehart approached Carolina Advanced Digital, Inc. last winter to redesign the network for the Carteret County school system. New to the school system, Rinehart collaborated with outside partners and Todd Williamson, Director of Instructional Technology, to increase access to resources, expand coverage and enhance the usability of user applications. Carolina Advanced Digital Pro Services, specifically Network Engineer Rob Baxley, helped to redesign a...
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Two Hundred Information Security Professionals Meet Annually at International Conference

CARY, NC – Earlier this May, two hundred information security professionals gathered at Grandover Resort in Greensboro, NC for the 13th Annual IT Hot Topics Conference. The event was hosted by nationally-recognized technology infrastructure and security solutions leader Carolina Advanced Digital, Inc. This year’s meeting was held for 3 days and was the largest in conference history. IT Hot Topics Conference is one of the most prestigious security events in the area. An event that started as a technical user group, IT Hot Topics Conference has blossomed in to a full conference, with internationally-known speakers and top notch technical sessions. Attendees participate in the conference for free as part as Carolina Advanced Digital’s InfoSec Community Outreach Program. Through this program, industry professionals are given opportunities for networking and professional development. “This year we incited attendees to break the mold of break-fix maintenance and instead focus on strategic technology design; a goal I think we achieved through hand-selected speakers and topics,” noted John Jabbusch, President and Chief Engineer of Carolina Advanced Digital. “The energy and feedback from this year’s conference was overwhelmingly positive and we look forward to again upping the game in 2015.” Conference events included breakfast with keynote Katie Moussouris of Microsoft’s Bounty program, a lockpick village hosted by TOOOL, more than 30 technical sessions covering topics such as cybersecurity, infrastructure, application security, mobile security and strategic planning, and Friday’s IT Hot Topics Conference Golf Tournament. Conference sponsors included HP, Barracuda Networks, Bradford Networks, Citrix, AirTight Networks, 7signal, WinMagic, Xirrus, Meru Networks, Exinda, Dell SonicWALL, Motorola/Bluestar, Varonis, Maas 360, and SYNNEX Corporation. Industry partners included (ISC)2, ISSA, UNC...
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