We’re excited to expand our community this year by taking speaking submissions from the people who know security best: those who are practicing it. INsecurity 2018 will take place October 23 - 25 at the Sheraton Grand Chicago. 

INsecurity is a conference for the defenders of enterprise security, the IT and security team members tasked with protecting critical data from cyber threats. As such, we look for speakers who are security practitioners, who can draw from their own experience and offer real-world knowledge to our audience. We’re taking submissions for two speaking formats: Track Sessions and Hot Topics. 

Track Sessions are traditional, classroom-style PowerPoint sessions that feature a lecture by the speaker with a little bit of interactivity with the audience. This year, we’re looking for Track Sessions in these areas:

  • Strategy: The “big picture” of running the security effort, including architecture, risk measurement/management, orchestration, staffing/budgeting, security awareness, legal and insurance issues, and other overarching issues.
  • Operations and Practices:  The day-to-day practices and technologies that make data defense work. Examples include incident response, user provisioning, patch management, identity and access management, security operations, and secure software development. These topics may also include tools and technologies, such as firewalls, monitoring/event management, and endpoint protection.

Hot Topics are a different session format. The submitter/speaker will act as the leader of an interactive discussion designed to help attendees by listening to colleagues and sharing their experiences and best practices. The speaker will provide a short introduction to the topic and will act as moderator, guiding the discussion toward constructive, useful conclusions. Hot Topic discussions are closed-door sessions governed by the Chatham House Rule, which help protect the identities of attendees and encourages frank, honest conversation. 

Hot Topic discussions can focus on any security-related topic, but preference will be given to submissions focused on issues where there is more than one school of thought, and where there is an optimum opportunity for audience participation.

The last day to submit a proposal is May 25. Questions? Please reach out to [email protected]