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Dark Reading Launches INsecurity Conference

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

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. For more information and to save $500 on a Conference pass with Early Bird pricing, please visit: 

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 PeopleTen Ways to Stretch Your IT Security BudgetMaximizing the Productivity and Value of Your IT Security TeamHow to Measure and Report the Effectiveness of Your IT Security Program
  • Processes: Live Incident Response SimulationTargeted Attacks: How to Recognize them from the Defender's Point of ViewCreating and Managing User Identities in the Real World
  • Strategy: Building and Maintaining an Effective Cybersecurity ArchitectureLeveraging Compliance Initiatives for Real Gains in SecurityDeveloping a Security Outsourcing Strategy that Really WorksHow to Make Deception Part of Your Cybersecurity Defense Strategy
  • Technology: Ten Free or Low-Cost Tools Every Defender Should HavePreventing Lateral Movement in Your IT EnvironmentSolving the Authentication and Password Management ProblemUsing 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:

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