MIS Training Institute Wraps-Up the Most Successful InfoSec World Conference Thus Far

With More Than 900 Attendees, 115 speakers and 71 sessions InfoSec World 2018 offered learning, networking and fun!

SOUTHBOUROUGH, Mass., April 12, 2018 – InfoSec World 2018 Conference and Expo, hosted by the MIS Training institute (MISTI) was the biggest and the most successful event since it first started over 20 years ago. As the longest running conference dedicated to the business of information security, InfoSec World 2018 attracted over 900 attendees, 115 expert speakers and more than 80 sponsors and exhibitors. The main conference ran from March 19-21 at Disney's Contemporary Resort, Lake Buena Vista, Florida. The event also included several hands-on pre- and post- conference workshops and focused summits.

“InfoSec World brings together all different levels of employees, from CISOs to Systems Administrators,” said Joelle Faucher, Sales and Marketing Administrator, CorreLog – an InfoSec World 2018 sponsor. “This gives you the ability to discuss what each of their interests are from a security point of view, and that is very valuable.”

Among the sessions presented at InfoSec World 2018, there were a few that really stood out the most to the crowd. Heavily attended sessions include:

  • No File Required: The Emergence of the Fileless Attacks: The session was presented Giovanni Vigna, University of California Santa Barbara, and addressed the rise in fileless malware outbreaks and posed questions such as: What if there is no Flash file on the wire? What if the Shellcode does not load additional malware?
  • What and Where is the “Dark Web,” Anyway?: This was the most highly anticipated session of InfoSec World 2018. Presented by Rachael Lucas and Connie Mastovich of Reclamere, attendees got a tour of the dark web, complete with a demonstration of how anonymity is assured for those using it.
  • The New Era of Cyber-Threats: The Shift to Self-Learning, Self-Defending Networks: With the number of cyber threats organizations must face on a daily (even hourly) basis, it’s no wonder that this talk, presented by Cameron Armstrong-Peeler of Darktrace, was jam-packed. Armstrong-Peeler discussed how and why legacy rules- and signature-based tools are inadequate in today’s environments, how IoT stretches even today’s ever-shifting endpoints, and how security teams struggle to keep up with fast-moving threats.

Other session topics included the evolution of phishing, attack patterns in the enterprise, headline-grabbing compromises, among several others. Whether attendees were new to the infosec community or veterans with more than 20 years of experience, there were sessions to meet everyone’s needs.

“This was my first time attending InfoSec World, and I wasn’t sure what to expect,” said one of the attendees - Matt Michalek who is an Information Security Manager at Accertify. “I was very happy with both the variety of content and the great location. InfoSec World 2018 provided sessions that were relevant to information security and forensics, but also unusual to the normal conferences like this.”

Among the various presentations was a plethora of networking opportunities. Attendees participated in Living Security Escape Rooms, a Beer Crawl, and the Rise ‘n Shine Breakfasts to connect with like-minded peers and had fun while doing so. New this year, InfoSec World also hosted the Pros Vs. Joes Capture the Flag which saw participation from first-timers to hacking experts. The new addition allowed infosec professionals from across the nation to work as teams and compete.

“InfoSec World 2018 was a truly extraordinary event,” said Katherine Teitler, Director of Content, MISTI. “MISTI made some big changes to our programming—including the addition of a CTF, hands-on Tech Labs during the main conference, and ratcheting up the technical levels of the workshops—so that attendees truly had the opportunity to balance the strategic aspects of the job with technical skills building. The feedback from attendees has been overwhelmingly positive, so we strive to improve on our agenda even further for 2019.”

InfoSec World is the annual flagship conference presented by MISTI dedicated to the business of information security. Next year's InfoSec World Conference and Expo is scheduled for April 1-3, 2019 at Disney’s Contemporary Resort, Lake Buena Vista, Florida. We look forward to seeing you there!

 

About InfoSec World Conference and Expo

For more than 20 years security professionals have made InfoSec World the “business of security” conference. Produced by MIS Training Institute (MISTI), InfoSec World assembles information security professionals from every market and field of study, from nations around the world.

About MIS Training Institute

MIS Training Institute (www.misti.com) is the international leader in information security, audit, and IT audit training. MISTI has trained more than 200,000 delegates across five continents, offering conferences, on-site training, and seminars in Information Security, Internal and IT Auditing, SOX Compliance, Network Infrastructures, Operating Environments, and Enterprise Applications, as well as Web-based training.