SAN FRANCISCO, July 09, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- INsecurity, an interactive conference focused on cyber defense, today announced the launch of its second year, to be held October 23-25 in Chicago, Ill. The conference, which will feature Black Hat Trainings for the first time, also launched its advisory board, which features some of the cybersecurity industry’s most prominent executives.

The eight-member INsecurity Advisory Board will offer first-hand insight and recommendations for the conference, which offers a unique combination of interactivity and defense-focused content for IT and security professionals. The advisors will provide front-line views on the challenges and threats faced by today’s cyber defenders, as well as best practices for building and managing cybersecurity in the enterprise.

INsecurity will take place October 23-25, 2018 at the Sheraton Grand Chicago. For more information, please visit: insecurity.com/

“INsecurity is a conference where the majority of the content is delivered by people who are in the trenches – those that have to deal with everything from sophisticated cyberattacks to everyday systems administration to measuring risks and budgets,” said Tim Wilson, editor-in-chief of Dark Reading, which created the conference. “The INsecurity Advisory Board features leaders from all the key segments of cybersecurity, including enterprise practitioners, technology vendors, people with experience in government and defense, penetration testers and consultants. These are people who understand the cybersecurity problem because they’ve lived it.”

The INsecurity Advisory Board will offer insight on the conference’s two major tracks – Operations & Practices and Strategy – as well as Hot Topics, which enable attendees to engage experts and with each other in closed-room discussions. Each board member will pull from their extensive security background to suggest the content, trends, and challenges most relevant to today’s security professionals. The goal of the conference is to help IT and security professionals learn best practices not only from top experts, but by exchanging ideas with each other in a safe, collegial environment.

The INsecurity Advisory Board includes:

-- Greg Touhill, President, Cyxtera Federal Group; Former CISO, US Federal Government -- Fred Kwong, CISO, Delta Dental Plans Association -- Roselle Safran, President, Rosint Labs; former security operations chief for the White House (Obama administration) -- Paul Kurtz, Founder and CEO, TruSTAR -- Paul Brager, Jr., Technical Product Security Leader, Digital Technology, Baker Hughes, A GE Company -- Dawn-Marie Hutchinson, Executive Director, Optiv -- Erin Jacobs, Founding Partner, Urbane Security -- John Sawyer, Associate Director of Services, IOActive

To learn more about the INsecurity Advisory Board, please visit: insecurity.com/advisory-board

2018 INsecurity Conference Tracks:

-- Operations & Practices This track offers an in-depth look at best practices, tools and techniques for maximizing an enterprise’s cybersecurity efforts. Sessions will provide practical, peer-level instruction and discussion on core practices such as security administration, encryption and data leak protection. Sessions will also offer recommendations on how to improve security operations and the day-to-day practices and technologies that make data defense work - including incident response, user provisioning, patch management, threat intelligence analysis and more.

-- Strategy Designed to cover the “big picture” of running the security effort, this track offers advice and recommendations on how to build a holistic defense and a comprehensive strategy for defending enterprise data from experts. Sessions will cover key subjects including architecture, risk measurement/management, orchestration, staffing/budgeting and more. Attendees will also gain insight into the latest trends affecting cybersecurity such as GDPR compliance, cyber insurance and legal liability.

To learn more about this year’s conference tracks, please visit: insecurity.com/track-sessions

Black Hat Trainings – October 22-23, 2018For the first time, Black Hat brings its highly-regarded Trainings to the Sheraton Grand Chicago prior to INsecurity. Trainings will provide deeply technical, hands-on courses led by the information security industry’s top trainers and professionals. Courses will span a wide range of topics including cloud security, infrastructure hacking and physical pentesting. For information on the lineup, please visit: blackhat.com/tr-18/index.html

About INsecurityINsecurity, 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, which in June 2018 combined with Informa PLC to become a leading B2B information services group and the largest B2B Events organizer in the world.

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