Levi, Ray & Shoup, Inc.


LRS Cyber Security Update - Thursday, May 19, 2022 (In-Person Event)

Join LRS IT Solutions at our cyber security technology briefing where we will provide insight into:

  • XDR (Extended Detection Response) vs. SIEM (Security Information & Event Management)
  • Cyber Assessment Methodology
  • The current state of cyber events and how you should prepare

Time: 3:00 - 5:30 p.m.
3:00 p.m. - Registration
3:30 p.m. - Cyber Update
4:30 p.m. - Reception

Location: Levi, Ray & Shoup, Inc. Headquarters, 2401 West Monroe Street, Springfield, IL 62704


Through a CISO's Eyes - Tuesday, May 24, 2022 (Virtual Event)

Join us for a firsthand discussion on the real-world fallout and lessons learned after a Cybersecurity breach from a former CISO.

While serving as the Director of IT Operations, Support and Risk Management at a major NA retailer, our speaker successfully guided his organization through their breach response, and legal proceedings. He will share their approach to security, given the tremendous cost pressures they faced, along with his experience navigating the course of action to mitigate the risk to the business.

You will also hear from the LRS Cybersecurity team who will discuss the top underwriting concerns that organization face with their Cyber Liability Insurance renewals.

As the pace of cyberattacks intensifies and massive cyber claim payouts continue, insureds that are unable to meet strict underwriting requirements can be subject to significant rate increases and may even be unable to qualify for insurance coverage at all. LRS will:

  • Review the most common underwriter questions asked during the insurance application process.
  • Explore proven strategies to address and remediate cybersecurity vulnerabilities.
  • Discuss ways to comply with cyber insurance requirements while minimizing rate increases. 

Time: 11:00 a.m. CT


2021 Recorded Event - Don’t Worry, Be Hoppy With LRS and IBM Flash Systems

Event Description: Learn How to Build Data Resilience and More With LRS and IBM

If you missed the Don't Worry, Be Hoppy With LRS and IBM Flash Systems webinar, click here to watch the replay!

Although network intrusion prevention and detection is important in cybersecurity, how safe is your data when these tools fail to catch the bad actors? When threats inevitably breach their perimeter and disrupt critical systems, you’ll need a tool that can help your organization quickly recover and get back online. This is where IBM Flash Systems can help.

2021 Recorded Event - CentOS to RHEL Migration

As you consider options for CentOS, are you interested in achieving 35% lower infrastructure costs, 16% fewer unplanned outages, and 26% faster development cycles?  If so, join us as we discuss the business value of Red Hat Enterprise Linux and the top reasons to migrate your CentOS compute nodes to RHEL.

If you missed the CentOS to RHEL Migration webinar, click here to watch the replay!

  • Security and Compliance: Maintain compliance and access the latest patches and fixes
  • Access to innovation: Take advantage of all the latest RHEL features and functionality
  • Lifecycle events: Avoid end of maintenance or extended support requirements
  • Access to Red Hat Insights to optimize infrastructures with security and IT risk analytics

2021 Recorded Event - Modernizing with Red Hat to Improve Operational Performance

Red Hat is more than just Enterprise Linux. Red Hat provides the building blocks of open-source technology. For those looking to explore all things possible with the Red Hat portfolio, the Red Hat Learning Lounge is an interactive, relaxed environment to learn more about the comprehensive portfolio built on Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

If you missed the Mainframe Modernization with LRS and Model 9 webinar, click here to watch the replay!

This session focused on:

  • Application modernization with Containers and Kubernetes
  • Hybrid Cloud Management with OpenShift
  • Automation and Management Using Ansible

2021 Recorded Event - Mainframe Modernization with LRS and Model 9

Mainframe modernization is a top priority for most enterprises; however, it can be challenging figuring out where to start. Join LRS and Model9 for an informative webinar focused on how we can help jumpstart your mainframe modernization cloud journey!

If you missed the Mainframe Modernization with LRS and Model 9 webinar, click here to watch the replay!

During this event, we discussed:

  • How we can accelerate your mainframe data migration to the cloud.
  • Monetizing your mainframe data by unlocking it in the cloud.
  • Leveraging cloud to reduce the costs of mainframe data management.
  • Lower cost mainframe backup, space management and disaster recovery in the cloud

2021 Recorded Event - LRS and IBM Power Servers & Power Ballads

Advancements in music recording and digital data took separate paths over the years, but the journeys have been similar and intertwined.

Music recording has advanced in parallel to our current day data solutions. Data has become such an important aspect of almost every aspect of life, and has culminated in the innovation of Cloud computing and IBM’s Power VS offering.

If you missed the LRS and IBM Power Servers & Power Ballads virtual event featuring the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, click here to watch the replay!

At this event we discussed:

  • the benefits of IBM Hybrid Cloud and IBM Power VS on IBM Cloud
  • IBM Power VS as the platform built for data intense, mission-critical AIX and IBM i applications.
  • flexibility and choice on how you deploy your applications using Power VS
  • the consistent experiences between Power VS in the IBM Cloud or on-prem

Want more information on the evolution of music and technology through the years? Check out our ebook!

2021 Recorded Event - Reduce or Eliminate Your Dependence on Costly SAS Software

Concerned that your SAS software subscriptions costs are out of control? Wouldn’t it be great to migrate all of your SAS code to Open Source Python and completely eliminate the need for expensive proprietary code, while maintaining functional use of the application?

If you are interested in learning how to save up to 50% on SAS software costs in the first year and eliminating them in three years (varies by customer), and reducing application migration times by up to 80% compared to manual efforts, please join us!

2020 Recorded Event - LinuxONE Delivers Performance at Scale On An Open System

Flexibility, responsiveness and cost are fueling your digital transformation and your journey to hybrid cloud. Now, you can drive to market faster—while avoiding cloud security risks and complex migration challenges.

IBM LinuxONE can transform your application and data portfolio with innovative data privacy, security and cyber resiliency capabilities—all delivered with minimal downtime.

Join LRS and IBM on Tuesday, December 8 to learn why LinuxONE is the most highly engineered system for your sensitive data... with extreme performance, scalability, and reduced operational costs for driving your business to the next level.

Whether you missed the live webinar, or you want to review it, you can watch the recording. Click here to view

2020 Recorded Event - Storage Made Simple For Your Hybrid Cloud Environment

The IBM FlashSystem family combined with LRS's expertise delivers storage made simple for your hybrid cloud environments. FlashSystems meet the full range of enterprise storage needs from entry to high-end systems - extending seamlessly to your hybrid cloud storage deployments. You can now equip your enterprise with the scalability, performance, and cloud-based, future-proof design.

Learn how The IBM FlashSystem family supports enterprise class data services for IBM Storage and >500 other storage arrays, with no additional costs or complexity. And because more is not better, one flash storage software platform will simplify your storage with AI-based monitoring, predictive analytics, and proactive support.

Whether you missed the live webinar, or you want to review it, you can watch the recording. Click here to view

2020 Recorded Event - Virtual VM Workshop

If you’ve been wondering how to get RedHat OpenShift working on IBM Z, we have the webinar recording for you. Sam Cohen of LRS IT Solutions presented a real-world user’s experience in getting OpenShift working on IBM Z at the VM Workshop in June.

Whether you missed the live webinar, or you want to review it, you can watch the recording. Click Here to fill out the form.

2020 Recorded Events - Fundamentals of Cyber Security

A three part web series on the Fundamentals of Cyber Security. In this series we will discuss the Foundations of Security, how to respond if you do find a security violation, and how to investigate your security environment and identify incidents.

Speaker: Frank Welder is a Cyber Security Professional that over the past 10 years has helped customers focus their security strategy and operations. He has worked with customers in North America with a blend of helping their define their necessities and implementing with industry tools and best practices.

June 16, 2020 - Investigating your Security Environment and Incidents

    • See the Entire Field and drill down to what matters
    • Understand the tools of the trade:
      • QRadar Adviser for Watson
      • i2

A recording of this past webinar is available for viewing - Click here to view it

May 19, 2020 - Now that you have found the violation of your security Policy - how do you respond?

    • What does Investigate and Respond Look like?
      • QRadar and Resilient
      • Cloud Pak for Security

A recording of this past webinar is available for viewing - Click here to watch

April 21, 2020 - Foundations for Security and Watching the Wire

  • Security Use Cases and Demo (QRadar)
    • Cloud Provider
    • Ransomware
    • User Behavior

A recording of this past webinar is available for viewing - Click Here to view Foundations for Security and Watching the Wire webinar