Security expert ACEs in Vegas

McAfee recently honoured top partners at the company’s annual Global SecurityAlliance Partner Summit during its FOCUS 12 security conference.  

The 2012 Americas Partner of the Year awards recognises partners who deliver outstanding results and have invested in developing their security practices and businesses around McAfee technologies.  

Sean Slattery, technical director of Caribbean Solutions Lab, was on hand to receive the award of 2012 Solution Provider of the Year for Central America and the Caribbean. 

Focus is McAfee’s customer security conference held annually in Las Vegas. On Tuesday, he and co-presenter Dennis London opened the conference with the deep dive technical session on operational security. This was Mr. Slattery’s second time presenting at the conference. Last year, he and Mr. London presented the opening deep dive session on endpoint security. McAfee and Mr. Slattery have already begun discussing sessions for next year’s Focus 13 conference. 

As with many information technology professionals, Mr. Slattery wears many hats, particularly within the McAfee world. He was an early advocate of the McAfee Accredited Channel Engineer, or ACE programme, and was the world’s first to achieve the certification – simultaneously in three disciplines. 

He holds five ACE certifications and is completing three more. Classes are regularly hosted in the Caribbean, but Mr. Slattery has also been sent as far west as Hawaii and requested as far east as Morocco. He is also a member of McAfee’s VARBoard, Technical Partner Advisory Council and Product Advisory Council.  

The award for Caribbean Solutions Lab is not just about recognition for the company, but also for the Cayman Islands.  

Evidence of a strong computer security presence only serves to reinforce Cayman’s reputation as a top ranked financial centre. With some very innovative McAfee platform and partnerships soon to be announced, 2013 promises to be an exciting year. They are also looking forward to greater collaboration in Cayman, particularly between the public and private sectors. 

Online threats are rapidly evolving, as is the world’s dependence upon the Internet. As such it is critical not to discount the need for computer security. 

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