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Dell to acquire SecureWorks

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ROUND ROCK, Texas (1/5/11)--Dell has agreed to acquire SecureWorks, in a move that expands its information technology and information security expertise. SecureWorks is a supplier of information-security solutions, such as managed-security services, security and risk consulting and threat intelligence. It processes more than 13 billion security events and sees more than 30,000 malware specimens each day. The company has more than 1,500 bank and credit union clients and protects trillions of dollars in financial assets. The terms of the deal were not disclosed but the acquisition is expected to close early this year. Dell plans to maintain SecureWorks’ current operations and continue to make investments in enhanced security offerings.

PSCU Fin. Services member forum in April

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (1/5/11)--PSCU Financial Services’ 2011 Senior Leadership Workshop and Member Forum will be held April 6-8 in San Antonio, Texas.
PSCU Financial Services is a credit union services organization that serves more than 1,500 financial institutions. Keynote presenters include:
* Peter Orszag, a member of President Barack Obama’s cabinet and director, Office of Management & Budget, 2009-2010; * Steven Levitt, bestselling author of “Freakonomics” and “Superfreakonomics,” and a tenured professor at the University of Chicago’s Economics Department; * Stan Slap, corporate strategist and author ofNew York Times bestseller “Bury My Heart at Conference Room B”; and * Erik Qualman, author of “Socialnomics” and social media/technology expert.
As in past years, the event will feature question and answer segments, discussions and panels. Sessions will meet concurrently at the event and will allow discussions with speakers in an informal environment. Breakout sessions will promote best practices for credit, debit, prepaid and e-commerce platforms; use of innovative products; risk management; and regulations.