Dark Reading Launches INsecurity, a Conference Made for Defenders of Enterprise Security

Inaugural event to run November 29-30, 2017 at the Gaylord National Resort National Harbor, MD

Aug 8, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- INsecurity, a conference produced by Dark Reading, today announces its inaugural event set for November 29-30. The conference, created to provide security practitioners with a platform where they can come together to share stories and discuss real solutions to emerging online threats, will span two days of interaction and peer learning.

INsecurity will take place November 29-30, 2017 at the Gaylord National Resort National Harbor, MD.

INsecurity will take place November 29-30, 2017 at the Gaylord National Resort National Harbor, MD. For more information and to save $500 on a Conference pass with Early Bird pricing, please visit: insecurity.com/ 

While cybersecurity professionals continue to be concerned about external threats – nearly 50% expect they will have to respond to a major data breach in the coming year – there is also new concern around security operations and other internal challenges, according to new research by Dark Reading. Issues such as assessing risk, enforcing security policies, and managing the complexity of security are becoming key challenges for IT security teams, and concerns about these operational issues sometimes outweigh concerns about external threats.

As an answer to these concerns, Dark Reading has developed INsecurity, a conference created to support those protecting corporate networks and grappling with issues around cybersecurity defense and operations. The event will offer a discussion around processes and everyday practices, content often overshadowed by leading-edge technologies and threats, and span two days focusing on four key areas: People, Processes, Strategy, and Technology. Valuable programming will be offered through case studies, peer sharing and practical, actionable content.

Among the 2017 INsecurity Topics and Sessions:

  • People: Finding and Hiring the Best IT Security People, Ten Ways to Stretch Your IT Security Budget, Maximizing the Productivity and Value of Your IT Security Team, How to Measure and Report the Effectiveness of Your IT Security Program
  • Processes: Live Incident Response Simulation, Targeted Attacks: How to Recognize them from the Defender's Point of View, Creating and Managing User Identities in the Real World
  • Strategy: Building and Maintaining an Effective Cybersecurity Architecture, Leveraging Compliance Initiatives for Real Gains in Security, Developing a Security Outsourcing Strategy that Really Works, How to Make Deception Part of Your Cybersecurity Defense Strategy
  • Technology: Ten Free or Low-Cost Tools Every Defender Should Have, Preventing Lateral Movement in Your IT Environment, Solving the Authentication and Password Management Problem, Using Offensive Tools to Improve Enterprise Cyber Defense

"Today's security professionals spend most of their time firefighting against the most recent threats and vulnerabilities, and many of today's security conferences reflect that struggle," said Tim Wilson, co-founder and editor-in-chief of Dark Reading. "INsecurity focuses more on the practices and processes behind enterprise security defenses – it's an opportunity to step back and think about IT security strategy and operations over the long haul."

Business Hall
In addition to the conference's larger program, INsecurity will also welcome today's leading solution providers to its dedicated Business Hall. Sponsors and attendees will have two full days to engage with each other and develop valuable relationships through connections and conversations. Participating companies will also lend insights and expertise spanning security trends, strategies and solutions via presentations in the Business Hall Theater. For more information on the Business Hall, please visit: insecurity.com/sponsorship-opportunities 

About INsecurity
INsecurity, A Dark Reading Conference, provides IT security professionals with the latest in security execution, protection, and operations. Created for information security professionals tasked with defending the enterprise, attendees are given the opportunity to participate in sessions and learn from experts about the challenges, issues, best practices and strategies for data defense. INsecurity is a production of Dark Reading—the most trusted, comprehensive and timely online community for the exchange of information about cybersecurity issues. More information is available at: insecurity.com. INsecurity is organized by UBM plc. UBM is the largest pure-play B2B Events organizer in the world. Our 3,750+ people, based in more than 20 countries, serve more than 50 different sectors. Our deep knowledge and passion for these sectors allow us to create valuable experiences which enable our customers to succeed. Please visit www.ubm.com for the latest news and information about UBM.

About Dark Reading
Dark Reading is the cyber security industry's top destination for news and insight. The site gives cyber security professionals an editorially supported environment to connect with peers through moderated discussions, blogs and social media. Cyber security professionals visit Dark Reading to learn about cyber threats, vulnerabilities, and technology trends. It's where they discuss potential defenses against the latest attacks, and key technologies and practices that may help protect their most sensitive data in the future. It's where they come to engage with one another and with Dark Reading editors to embrace new (and big) ideas, find answers to their IT security questions and solve their most pressing problems.


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For further information: Kimberly Samra, insecuritypr@ubm.com, 415-947-6362