Is Your Enterprise Infrastructure Secure? Interop Las Vegas Helps IT Pros Defend Data & Networks Against Latest Threats

Full Security Conference Track Includes Hands-On Hacking Workshop & Two-Day Dark Reading Cyber Security Summit

Mar 09, 2016, 10:00 ET from Interop

SAN FRANCISCO, March 9, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- One of IT's most complex and dynamic challenges, information security, will be a hot topic at Interop Las Vegas 2016. A dedicated conference track will highlight best practices to protect networks from the latest crop of vulnerabilities, while hands-on workshops will take deeper dives into more sophisticated threats and how to respond when your organization is compromised.

Interop Las Vegas will celebrate its 30th anniversary as the top independent networking and IT conference, returning to the Mandalay Bay Convention Center May 2-6, 2016. For more information and to register, visit:  

As today's IT environment has become faster and more functional than ever, it has also become increasingly more challenging to secure. Interop's Security Track will present a range of in-depth sessions to provide insight into the progressive strategies and technologies to protect data and networks. It will also address the changing needs of security as enterprise infrastructure expands across the cloud, the Internet of Things, and the digital economy. To see the full list of sessions within the Security Track, visit 

"The threat of a breach has become one of the largest, yet least predictable, risks that an enterprise faces," said Tim Wilson, Interop Security Track chair, and co-founder and editor-in-chief of Dark Reading. "At Interop, we will be offering attendees a chance to learn and interact with some of IT security's top experts and learn what they can do to minimize that risk and mitigate some of the industry's most current threats."

Try your hand at Penetration Testing during Hands-On Hacking Workshop

An important step to defending an enterprise against intruders is to identify the network's exposed weaknesses. In an immersion into offensive security, attendees will get their hands on a virtual machine pre-loaded with offensive security tools including nmap, Metasploit, Arachni, and phishing frameworks. They'll learn practical skills that students will be able to apply immediately upon returning to work.

  • Monday, May 2  |  8:30am5:00pm
  • Led by John Sawyer  |  Senior Security Analyst, InGuardians

Assess Risk & Learn How to Respond to a Breach at the Dark Reading Cyber Security Summit

The ultimate two-day crash course will cover everything you need to know about IT security challenges but were afraid to ask. As top executives worry that their organization might be the next victim of a public data breach, it's up to the IT professional to answer key questions about today's threats and defense, such as:

  • How can you measure the risk you currently face?
  • How can you minimize the security impact of mobile devices in the enterprise?
  • Are cloud services safe?
  • What are the best ways to prevent insiders from leaking critical information?
  • What should you do if you suspect a major compromise of your data?

Session details for the two-day workshop:

  • Monday & Tuesday, May 2 & 3  |  8:30am5:00pm
  • Led by Tim Wilson  |  Editor-in-Chief, Dark Reading and Interop Security Track Chair

Want more information about IT security? See Interop Security Track Chair Tim Wilson's interview about collaboration between networking and security pros:

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About Interop

Interop is the leading global IT infrastructure event series, offering in-depth education alongside a showcase of emerging technologies in an independent, vendor-neutral environment. For 30 years, Interop has brought the IT community together to explore the latest in network infrastructure, encouraging collaboration, and interoperability. Through dynamic conference programs, Interop helps professionals at all career levels leverage the network, systems and applications that enable business innovation. The Interop Expo and InteropNet Demo Lab provide immersive, hands-on experiences, while connecting enterprise IT buyers with leading suppliers. Interop Las Vegas is the flagship event held each spring, with an annual event in Tokyo and Cloud Connect China in Shanghai. For more information, visit Interop is organized by UBM Americas, a part of UBM plc (UBM.L), an Events First marketing and communications services business. For more information, visit

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