Annual summit empowers IT and security professionals with the insight to drive security programs forward, faster
BOSTON, Oct. 24, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Rapid7, Inc. (NASDAQ:RPD), a leading provider of security data and analytics solutions, announced today the keynote speaker line up for its UNITED Security Summit. Designed to empower IT and security professionals with the critical context and insight they need to act at the moment of impact, UNITED sessions will cover three key areas: Threat Exposure Management, Incident Detection and Response, and Research. The summit will arm attendees with new ideas and skills to deter, detect, and investigate threats and incidents.
With more than 40 sessions and 500 attendees expected, UNITED will take place from Oct. 31 through Nov. 3, 2016, including two days of trainings, at the Seaport Boston Hotel & World Trade Center.
Featured speakers include:
- General Stanley McChrystal, Former Commander of U.S. and International Forces in Afghanistan and Best-selling Author
- Chris Nickerson, CEO of Lares Consulting and Red Team Testing Expert
- Corey Thomas, President and CEO of Rapid7
- Lee Weiner, Chief Product Officer of Rapid7
“We are incredibly excited for UNITED 2016 and are honored to have General Stanley McChrystal and Chris Nickerson join us as keynote speakers,” said Carol Meyers, UNITED chair and chief marketing officer at Rapid7. “While attendance at UNITED grows annually, it continues to offer an intimate environment for security leaders to learn, share, and innovate together.”
Additionally, Rapid7 will host Rapid7 Rapid Fire, a theatrical debate featuring thought leaders tackling industry topics, which is free and open to the public. Always lively, panelists often must adopt a perspective which they don’t necessarily agree with.
“UNITED exemplifies our vision and mission: empowering IT and security professionals with the accelerated insight required to securely develop, operate, and manage today's sophisticated applications and services,” said Meyers.
To attend UNITED or learn more about its speakers, please visit: https://www.unitedsummit.org/register.jsp
Rapid7 is a leading provider of security data and analytics solutions that enable organizations to implement an active, analytics-driven approach to cyber security. We combine our extensive experience in security data and analytics and deep insight into attacker behaviors and techniques to make sense of the wealth of data available to organizations about their IT environments and users. Our solutions empower organizations to prevent attacks by providing visibility into vulnerabilities and to rapidly detect compromises, respond to breaches, and correct the underlying causes of attacks. Rapid7 is trusted by more than 5,600 organizations across over 100 countries, including 37% of the Fortune 1000. To learn more about Rapid7 or get involved in our threat research, visit www.rapid7.com.
Rachel E. Adam
Rapid7 Senior PR Manager