hear from the top names in IT securityOctober is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, and here at Ivanti, we’ve gone all out to celebrate. From daily blogs to weekly webinars, we’ve published almost 50 pieces of educational IT security themed content.

The crown jewel of the month’s celebrations is the Cybersecurity Summit, a free virtual event brought to you by the IT Leadership Summit. The October 23rd event is focused on giving you insights to combat today’s evolving threats.

Now is the time to boost your defenses, shrink the attack surface, and solidify a plan to remediate and respond to breaches and attacks when they happen. If you still aren’t convinced, here are five reasons you should attend the Cybersecurity Summit.

1. Hear from industry experts

We’re bringing out the big guns for this event. With speakers and sponsors from CrowdStrike, Morphisec, Forrester, Integral Consulting, Kenna Security, Lynx Technology, Sirius, and Ivanti, you’ll have the chance to attend educational sessions from companies around the world.

Worried about this being a seven-hour sales pitch? Fear not! We’re focusing this event on thought leadership only, which means no product pitches; just the opportunity for you to learn and become a better IT professional.

2. Learn from an informative keynote

The featured speaker of the Cybersecurity Summit is Dr. Chase Cunningham, a Principal Analyst at Forrester responsible for guiding client initiatives related to security operations center planning and optimization, counter-threat operations, encryption, network security, and Zero Trust concepts and implementation.

In his keynote, “How to Justify Zero Trust Investments for Non-Security Leaders,” you’ll learn the three main challenges to moving towards a Zero Trust model as Dr. Cunningham dispels the myths around Zero Trust.

3. Get the CISO perspective

Do you ever wish you could be a fly on the wall in C-level meetings? In one of our most anticipated sessions, we’re bringing in veteran CISOs Phil Richards (Ivanti, Fidelity, Varian, IHC) and Peter Green (Sirius, Verizon, Novell), for a panel discussion about IT strategy in 2020 and beyond. This session will answer questions like where you should place your bets and budget and how can you protect your organization from the new threats. They’ll also share some IT security stories that will make your skin crawl.

4. Dive into one of the biggest topics in the industry: Risk

Not building a risk strategy is risky business; that’s why we’re including three sessions in this virtual event all about risk. Join Morphisec as they discuss a proactive prevention strategy to reduce risk, followed by presenters from Ivanti, Morphisec, Kenna Security, and SealedAir as they cover risk-based prioritization in the trenches. To close the event, Lynx will present about integrated risk management on the enterprise level.

5. Attending is free and easy

Industry conferences can be a hassle. From convincing your manager to free up budget to allow you to attend to nametags and awkward “networking breaks,” conferences aren’t for everyone.

The Cybersecurity Summit is free to attend and is entirely online. Join from your office, car or couch. If you can’t attend live, view on-demand later. It couldn’t be easier to increase your security posture.

We hope we’ve inspired you to join us on October 23 for the big event. We’ll see you there!