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IT Nation Connect

Oct. 30 - Nov. 1, 2019 – Orlando, FL



Customers rely on you, their trusted advisor, to help keep them safe. We’ll arm you with information to stay on top of managed security.

Sessions to Grow Your Security Knowledge

National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence: Practical Guidance for Cybersecurity

In this presentation, Harry Perper will provide insight into practical guidance for cybersecurity strategy. He’ll be discussing the NIST Cybersecurity Framework (CSF), providing an overview of the NIST NCCoE, as well as reviewing of one of the many cybersecurity solutions published by the NCCoE. Be prepared to leave an expert in protecting your business, and your clients’ businesses, from malware and other vulnerabilities.


So You're Not an MSSP, How Can You Still Win with Security?

Join us to discuss practical tweaks to your offering and service delivery practices that you can do without committing to becoming a full MSSP with a staffed SOC. Hear a real world account of how one MSP improved their security offering and are winning more deals than ever as a result.


Challenges in a Connected World: Securing the Internet of Things (IoT)

Through malware such as Mirai and Reaper, large groups of exploited IoT devices have been built into botnets wreaking havoc across the Internet through Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks. Join us as we discuss the threat of IoT botnets and ways to mitigate that threat.


The Role of Threat Intelligence

The role of threat intelligence for an MSP can not only assist you in preventing attacks, but also provide the story behind the communication you will likely have with your customers. The term “threat intelligence” refers to a variety of information sources, tactics, and practices that are often confusing. Learn how you can leverage threat intelligence for your security practice.


Looking for more? We have over 100 sessions for all areas of your business!

Security Experts to Prepare You for Any Threat

Harry Perper

Senior Cybersecurity Engineer, National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence at NIST

At NIST’s National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence, Harry helps guide more than 40 cybersecurity engineers as they work through the development of cybersecurity reference designs and lab implementations. In his role, Harry is responsible for providing quality oversight across dozens of cybersecurity lab projects and influencing forward-looking research investment opportunities.

Greg Surla

Greg Surla

Director of Information Security, ConnectWise

With over 27 years of operational security experience, Greg manages nearly all aspects of ConnectWise corporate security, including vulnerability assessment, physical security, security investigations, compliance policy enforcement, and conducting security solutions evaluations. His past roles include FERC/NERC Critical Infrastructure Auditor, Security Operations Management, Security Architecture and Engineering, Penetration Tester, and service with the United States Army.


John Ford

Founder, Sienna Group

John Ford is the founder of Sienna Group, a consulting firm that specializes in data-centric protection solutions. Mr. Ford brings over 15 years of experience to Sienna Group, serving domestic and multi-national organizations in all areas of information security and compliance. Prior to forming Sienna Group, Mr. Ford held several executive roles in the health care arena, including Chief Compliance Officer, Chief Security Officer, and Privacy Officer.

Steve Simmons

Director of Compliance, A-LIGN

Steve Simmons is the Director of Compliance at A-LIGN where he oversees over 500 audits annually. Steve holds many professional designations. Steve has extensive experience performing a wide range of audit engagements, and has provided services to clients across varied industries during his career, including multiple Global 1000 and Fortune 500 companies.

So Many Great Sessions, So Little Time

Bring a team so you can divide and conquer, or attend a single session together. Save 20% on each additional attendee (discount automatically added during registration)!
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