Registration for FOCUS 16 is now open.
More than three thousand security professionals, 90+ technical breakout sessions, inspiring keynotes, and endless carafes of coffee; this was FOCUS 15.
The 8th Annual Intel Security FOCUS Conference went out with a bang during the last week of October. Throughout the conference, attendees heard from Intel Security partners and customers about their successes navigating the threat defense lifecycle. SVP and GM Chris Young introduced what’s new and next for Intel Security. Malcolm Gladwell encouraged us all to adopt a sense of urgency, in order to truly win in cybersecurity. And that’s not even the half of it.
Breakout Sessions & Expo Hall
This year at FOCUS, we had 13 separate tracks covering a range of topics from Securing the Internet of Things to Advanced Threat Research and Intelligence Sharing. Conference attendees chose from more than 90 technical breakout sessions, customizing schedules in the conference mobile app around areas of interest as well as specific company pain points. Our Expo Hall was also buzzing throughout the conference — from Turbo Talks and the Innovation Fair to product demos galore, knowledge sharing was in full effect between Intel Security partners and attendees alike.
— Joshua Carlson (@mrjcarlson) October 29, 2015
My talk for #FOCUS15 on Incident Response Agility went rather well today. Very honored to be able to give my first big talk 🙂
— urbanf0x (@UrbanF0X) October 28, 2015
Company Announcements As a result of our new strategy, we were also excited to highlight two key new products:
- Endpoint Security 10.X serves as the foundation of our endpoint security strategy moving forward. This agile endpoint services platform will speed detection and remediation like never before.
- McAfee Active Response, an endpoint threat detection and response solution that offers continuous visibility and insights into endpoints, improving threat detection and enabling incident response agility.
Keynotes This year’s keynotes were unlike any others. With participation from our partners and valued customers, each morning was filled with rich use cases and live demos. Renowned author Malcolm Gladwell was the honored guest speaker, while SVP and GM of Intel Security Group, Chris Young, Brian Dye, Corporate VP of Intel Security Group, and Steve Grobman, CTO of Intel Security Group rounded out the group. Attendees were abuzz with excitement around Malcolm Gladwell’s keynote speech at FOCUS 15. The New York Times bestselling author provided a fresh and meaningful perspective on the world of cybersecurity, which left the audience with quotes to save and share.
A Night at the Hard Rock with Alter Ego
It wouldn’t be a conference in Vegas without a party at one of the most famous casinos on the strip! After soaking up as much security information as possible, the FOCUS 15 crowd headed over the the Hard Rock Casino’s ‘Rehab’ Pool to let loose and dance the night away with Alter Ego.
See you next year! Thanks to everyone who contributed to making this year’s FOCUS Conference the best one yet. With a record-breaking number of attendees and sessions, we can truly say that the best of the best came ready to share information and learn from top industry experts. The security landscape is always changing and it’s vital that we come together to overcome changes in the threat defense lifecycle, as well as motivate each other to push forward with what’s new and next. Join us next year from November 1st – November 3rd, 2016 at the ARIA Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. Registration for FOCUS 16 is now open.To keep up-to-date on all the latest FOCUS related information, make sure to follow our FOCUS Showcase page on LinkedIn and follow us Twitter @McAfee and @McAfee_Business.