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Press Release: August 25, 2016

New O'Reilly Security Conference Concentrates on Building Better Defenses

Sebastopol, CA— The inaugural O'Reilly Security Conference concentrates on building better defenses Oct. 31-Nov. 2 in New York City. Not intended as another hackerfest, this new conference brings defenders with a common purpose together, providing a forum for sharing concrete solutions. Security Conference invites in-the-trenches practitioners from a wide range of industries and companies of every size to join real conversations about their work as protectors

Chairs Allison Miller and Courtney Nash have created a program focused on the people working on the front lines to build better defenses for business and government security.

Featured speakers include:

  • Heather Adkins (Google), a founding member of the Google Security Team
  • Rebecca "Becky" Bace (CFITS), Chief Strategist for the Center for Forensics, Information Technology, and Security at the University of South Alabama
  • Cory Doctorow (EFF), science fiction novelist, blogger, and technology activist
  • Michael Walker (DARPA), program manager and researcher interested in machine reasoning about software in situ and the automation of application security lifecycles
  • Suzanne "Zan" Vautrinot (Major General U.S. Air Force, Retired), Cybersecurity expert, motivational leader, speaker, and change agent
  • James Arlen (Securosis), Director of Risk Advisory Services at Leviathan
  • Macy Cronkite (Splunk), Enterprise Systems Architect
  • Jessy Irwin (AgileBits), privacy and security education advocate
  • Jay Jacobs (BitSight Technologies), Senior Data Scientist, author

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