One of the best methods to learn about current security challenges, technology, solutions, and gaps is by attending conferences. Information and networking opportunities abound at security conferences. Follow this advice to ensure you get the most out of your security conference experiences by being prepared.
What you can expect from the best security Conferences?
1. Study under the best
Nobody can possess a mastery of all InfoSec disciplines. To learn how other people found success in a particular area of cybersecurity or leadership,
2. Establish a peer network.
Meet hundreds of other security professionals in your neighborhood, from entry-level workers to CISOs, and chat, share, and network with them. Attending with other security team members will help foster teamwork and knowledge sharing.
3. Avoid reading the news.
A pound of treatment is worth an ounce of prevention. You might potentially save your firm millions of dollars in incident response, brand reputation harm, stock devaluation, and even litigation by investing in yourself and your team for one or two days.
4. Secure your resources
The fastest-growing danger to corporations worldwide is cybercrime, including ransomware and business email compromise. Protect your infrastructure and sensitive data before it is compromised!
5. Steer clear of safety blind spots
Did Equifax, Sony, Target, Home Depot, and so many other compromised companies take all reasonable precautions to prevent being attacked? Did they adhere to security guidelines and best practices? Is your business the next? You can learn the most recent defensive strategies in seminars, panel discussions, and breakout sessions.
How to make your security conference more effective?
Talk instead just standing!
Standing near the snack dish during this meeting won’t help you in any way. Because of how unique these events are, you must get the most out of them. Talk to others. Identify yourself. Ideas are traded. Switch cards. While trying to stand out, try to take in as much information as possible.
Connections are made at conferences.
You have access to someone’s Twitter, LinkedIn, etc. Before they forget their interaction with you, be sure to add them as soon as possible. An immediate follow-up demonstrates initiative and investment in the relationship.
Ask questions during presentations.
A few of the official presentations should be attended if there are any. While networking is excellent, this is a rare chance to hear pertinent information. To boost your involvement, take notes and pose questions.
Try a novel approach.
Try to attend lectures on topics or ideas that you might not be familiar with. Even while it may seem intimidating to attend a blockchain gathering without prior knowledge of the technology, these conferences have excellent presenters who can make it easy for you to pick up new ideas.
Meet the presenters.
Say hello to the presenters if you have the opportunity. Shake their hand, introduce yourself, add them on LinkedIn, and then connect with them afterward. Many people will want to chat with them, so try not to monopolize their time. Additionally, they will be extremely exhausted following all-day talks. High-level relationships are usually advantageous.