Technology companies have created a digital revolution through the sheer pace of their innovation. CIOs and business leaders in every industry are adopting digital technology at breakneck speed and transforming their companies; no industry has been left untouched. But the benefits of this digital world have been offset by increased risks from all manner of sophisticated adversaries who find new vulnerabilities to exploit as quickly as old flaws are addressed. That means CISOs are struggling to keep up with the threats as the security industry itself responds with an increasing — and often confusing — array of products and services.

Structure Security is the first and only conference to bring all of these constituencies together. You’ll hear how technology companies are working to build security into game-changing products that businesses have come to rely on, such as the public cloud, virtual machines and containers, and the internet of things. You’ll also listen to CIOs explain how they consider the adoption of these business-changing technologies, as they make clear which features and services security vendors need to provide in order to get on their radar and simplify their lives. CISOs will describe the strategies they are adopting to keep up with both threats and the growth of their own products, including how and why they select security technologies, how they overcome the shortage of qualified personnel and how they cope with the lack of knowledge and understanding from their bosses. And finally, hear from some of the most innovative security companies about how they make digital technologies more secure, replace obsolete controls, enhance existing controls and improve the cost effectiveness of security operations centers.

Who is this conference for?

Structure Security is the gathering place for information security professionals, tech industry leaders, business executives, security vendors and investors to discuss the importance of security as part of the ever increasing reliance on technology in our digital world.

What are the most important themes you’ll discuss at the conference?

  • Security in the Cloud: The migration of critical business functions and applications to the cloud has changed the way companies think about security risks and operations. Learn how leading organizations think about security as part of their cloud computing strategy.
  • Think Like a Hacker: Learn how the success of your technology and cybersecurity strategies can be radically improved by understanding how attackers think and operate.
  • Social Engineering: Hear how leading organizations work to mitigate the security risks caused by social engineering and human error. And learn how to prepare for the future as this challenge continues to evolve with the adoption of new technologies.
  • Minimum Viable Product = Most Vulnerable Product: Even if Facebook itself has moved on from this ethos, its “Move Fast and Break Things” culture was the mantra for a new generation of technology startups. Hear how leading technology executives have successfully enabled their teams to remain as agile as startups without sacrificing the security of the applications they create.
  • Securing the Government: How do government organizations secure their technology infrastructure? What role should the government play in helping the private sector secure our technology infrastructure?
  • Internet of (vulnerable) Things: The rapid adoption of IoT for both industrial and consumer applications has created a massive new attack surface and significant risks for IoT adopters. How do IoT vendors and companies embracing IoT deal with the security challenges created by this explosion of connected devices?
  • Evaluating Security Solutions: The days of spreading FUD (fear, uncertainty and doubt) to sell security products are quickly fading away. Leading CISOs have a strong vision for how their teams should evaluate their existing vendors and new solutions. Hear some of these leaders share their vision and approach, and hear from security vendors who are leading the way helping these CISOs and their organizations succeed.
  • The Security Workforce: Demand for cybersecurity professionals is outpacing the supply of qualified workers and The cybersecurity workforce shortfall remains a critical vulnerability for companies.  It’s important to understand  the cyber workforce and how security technology addresses the skills shortage.  Hear what can shape a robust and sustainable pipeline of cyber security skills
  • Global Security Challenges: Cyber security issues are a global phenomena.  Structure Security will present case studies from companies and organisations worldwide to give you access to the latest solutions and know-how in tackling all forms of cyber security warfare.
  • AI in Security: Intelligent Defense: The growing and evolving cyber security risk facing global businesses can be stemmed by the integration of AI into security systems.  Artificial Intelligent systems are becoming more capable as we see more automated and increasingly sophisticated social engineering attacks. The rise of AI-enabled cyberattacks is expected to cause an explosion of network penetrations, personal data thefts, and an epidemic-level spread of intelligent computer viruses.  The best defense against AI- enabled hacking is by using AI.  Business leaders need to familiarize themselves with the cutting edge of AI safety and security research including securing the IoT.  Learn how companies are already doing this successfully.
  • Virtualization: Network virtualization is not only essential to a mature cloud infrastructure, it also beefs up security.  The use of virtualization technologies comes with many benefits such as agility,  flexibility and cost efficiency.  With the right technology and processes, virtualization has the power to make data centers even more secure and compliant than their physical counterparts.  Our program will help you understand how virtualization improves security.
  • Is Machine Learning the Key to Keeping Us Secure? It is forecast that machine learning  in cybersecurity will boost big data, intelligence, and analytics and has played a critical role across several technologies and practices that have been developed to reduce the opportunity for and limit the damage of cyber attack.  

Why should I attend?

Your business is increasingly dependent on technology, and that means it faces the increasing risk of disruptive security breaches that have the potential to inflict significant harm on the future health of your company. Experts across the various constituencies that play a critical role in the ongoing success and health of our digital world will explain at Structure Security how your organization can take advantage of the experience and insights that these experts have developed within their own companies.

Hear how technology companies are working to build security into products from virtual environments, to the cloud to IoT. Hear the concerns of CIO’s and Business Leaders as they consider the adoption of these business changing technologies including their expectations from vendors and their risk mitigation strategies. Hear from CISO’s about the strategies they are adopting to keep up, including how and why they select technologies, how they overcome the shortage of qualified personnel and how they cope with the lack of knowledge and understanding across the C-suite and Boards of Directors. And finally, hear from some of the most innovative security companies about how they make digital technologies more secure, replace obsolete controls, add leverage to existing controls and improve the cost effectiveness of Security Operations Centers (SOCS).

Who do you expect to attend the conference?

Structure Security will be attended by a mix of C-suite executives, technology and product VPs, CISOs and CSOs, CIOs, security vendors, technology investors, press and industry analysts.

Structure conferences draw C-level and VP executives from companies ranging from small startups to Fortune 500 companies. The conferences are also a strong fit for any professional with a particular focus on the topics covered at Structure events. While the conferences regularly feature leading technology executives and some sessions can be technical in nature, the main focus of these events is to explore and discuss major industry trends and changes while exposing groundbreaking insights and forward-looking views on the future of technology and its continued impact on business, industry, government and consumers.