When Your Business is Vulnerable: Podcast interview with Scott Crawford, Senior Analyst at Enterprise Management Associates; Burt Toma, Group Manager for BMC's Configuration Management Product Management Team; and Ross Brown, President of eEye Digital Security



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Today's IT vulnerability threats, coupled with regulatory compliance requirements, mean that the reality of securing operations has become much more complex. Today, with ITIL change processes, CobIT controls, Sarbanes-Oxley, and other factors, companies require an enterprise risk management approach that recognizes and mitigates the impact of risk on business services. Scott Crawford, senior analyst of Enterprise Management Associates; Burt Toma, group manager for BMC Software's Configuration Management Product Management team; and Ross Brown, president of eEye Digital Security, a leader in vulnerability management and assessment tools, discuss this topic and the evolving issue of who is responsible and who is accountable for IT security -- and the challenges that presents. Register for the Webinar: Comprehensive Enterprise Security and Vulnerability Management.

Regulatory, security, and governance imperatives have made managing risk a high priority for the enterprise, demanding comprehensive IT intelligence, threat and exposure expertise, and business awareness that gives risk management true meaning. Enterprise Management Associates examines BMC Software's Business Service Management values that, in partnership with eEye, differentiate the BMC Software risk management foundation. You can also register for the white paper, "Beyond Security - BMC and eEye Lay the Enterprise Risk Management Foundation."


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Burt Toma is senior product manager at BMC Software, in the Marimba product line. He has been in the technology industry for 14 years, managing security and server management products. Burt has held engineering, product management, and management consulting positions at companies such as Deloitte Consulting and Opsware. Burt holds a Bachelor's degree and a Master's degree in mechanical engineering from MIT and an MBA from the University of California at Berkeley.


Ross Brown joined eEye in 2005 as COO and now serves as the company's CEO. Prior to joining eEye, Mr. Brown served as vice president of Worldwide Sales and Channel Operations at Citrix Systems, during which time he was twice named to CRN Magazine's annual list of "channel chiefs." Prior to Citrix, Mr. Brown held management positions with MSI Consulting Group, Network Associates, IBM Corporation, and Tech Data Corporation. Mr. Brown earned a Bachelor's degree in organizational communications from the University of Central Florida.


Scott Crawford is a senior analyst at Enterprise Management Associates, with over 10 year's of experience in information technology. An (ISC) Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Security Architecture Professional (ISSAP), and Security Management Professional (ISSMP), Scott's expertise includes security architecture and policy, software development, and systems architecture and administration. He has conducted extensive research ranging from identity management and security infrastructures to assistive technologies; developed Windows applications as well as UNIX system integration code; and administered Windows and UNIX systems in both the private and public sectors.