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8:00 – 9:00 AM Registration and Breakfast
9:00 – 9:10 AM Welcome & Opening Remarks
Amer Deeba, Chief Commercial Officer, Qualys
9:10 – 10:30 AM Our Journey into the Cloud: The Qualys Cloud Platform and Architecture
Sumedh Thakar, Chief Product Officer, Qualys
10:30 – 11:00 AM Refreshments and Networking
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM Securing Your Global IT Assets
Cloud Agents
Indication of Compromise
Vulnerability Management
Patch Management
Asset Management
12:30 – 2:00 PM Lunch
2:00 – 2:30 PM Vulnerability Scanning as an Information Security Service for Kapsch Group – An Experience Report
Thomas Mann, Group Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), Kapsch BusinessCom AG
2:30 – 3:20 PM Securing Your Cloud Environments
Container Security
CloudView: Cloud Inventory and Cloud Security Assessment
3:20 – 4:10 PM Ensuring Continuous Compliance
Policy Compliance
File Integrity Monitoring
Security Assessment Questionnaire
4:10 – 4:40 PM Refreshments and Networking
4:40 – 5:15 PM Securing Your Web Applications
Web Application Scanning
Web Application Firewall
5:15 – 5:40 PM Managing Your Digital Certificates
CertView: Certificate Inventory and Certificate Assessment
5:40 – 6:00 PM Drastically Reducing Your IT Security Spend and Consolidating Your Stack
Sumedh Thakar, Chief Product Officer, Qualys
6:00 – 11:00 PM Cocktails, Guided Tour and Dinner
Meet the bus at the hotel entrance. Don't forget to bring your ID, which is required for entrance to the Bundestag building (only for guests who have registered before 6 November and have confirmed dinner attendance).
Dinner at Käfer Dachgarten-restaurant im Deutschen Bundestag.
Guided tour of the glass dome of the Bundestag building.
Philippe Courtot

Philippe Courtot
Chairman and CEO, Qualys

As CEO of Qualys, Philippe has worked with thousands of companies to improve their IT security and compliance postures. Philippe received the SC Magazine Editor's Award in 2004 for bringing on demand technology to the network security industry. He was also named the 2011 CEO of the Year by SC Magazine Awards Europe. He was previously Chairman and CEO of Signio until its acquisition by VeriSign. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of StopBadware, a non-profit, anti-malware organization.

Amer Deeba

Amer Deeba
Chief Commercial Officer, Qualys

Responsible for all aspects of marketing, strategic alliances and global accounts, Amer has a proven track record of driving company growth in fast-moving technology fields. Amer previously served as the Chief Marketing Officer for Qualys for thirteen years and led the corporate and product marketing functions. Before joining Qualys, Amer served as the General Manager for the Payment Services Division at VeriSign where he contributed to establishing VeriSign as a leader in online payments processing 40% of all credit card transactions across the Internet. Amer came to VeriSign through its acquisition of online payments pioneer Signio, where he was Director of Product Marketing.

Sumedh Thakar

Sumedh Thakar
Chief Product Officer, Qualys

As Chief Product Officer at Qualys, Sumedh oversees worldwide engineering, development and product management for the Qualys software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform and integrated suite of security and compliance applications. A core systems and database engineer, Sumedh started at Qualys in 2003, architecting and delivering Qualys' PCI compliance platform to meet the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard (DSS) requirements.


From Securing our Networks to Enabling Digital Transformation of our Enterprises

Philippe Courtot
Chairman and CEO, Qualys

Philippe discusses how we can regain the visibility needed to secure our digital assets, as there is no security without visibility. He also discuss how, by embracing cloud-based security and compliance solutions, we can help our companies move quickly and securely into this new digital age.

Our Journey into the Cloud: The Qualys Cloud Platform and Architecture

Sumedh Thakar
Chief Product Officer, Qualys

Sumedh discusses the Qualys Cloud Platform and its architecture, which enables customers to secure their global assets across InfoSec, AppSec, Endpoints, DevSec, and Cloud environments. He also reviews 2017 updates and roadmap, and demonstrates the latest platform innovations.

Securing Your Global IT Assets

The Qualys Cloud Platform is expanding its ‘single pane view’ with new Cloud Apps that enable a unified approach to prevention and detection of breaches across global IT assets. This talk will outline how enterprises are using the Qualys Cloud Agent to provide continuous Asset Management and Vulnerability Management for on-premise systems, user endpoints, and cloud instances. A new Indication of Compromise (IOC) app now also monitors, records, and analyzes millions of system events to deliver scalable threat intelligence verification, hunting and suspicious activity detection, and malware family detection for security analyst and incident response teams of all sizes. This expansion also extends the platform capability to automate response with Patch Management. Learn how to deliver InfoSec, Endpoint, DevSec, and Cloud teams a single platform to secure an evolving global IT environment at a lower cost.

Securing Your Cloud Environments

Security teams must be at the forefront of how clouds and Container technologies are transforming the DevOps process with increased agility and delivery speed. Security processes need to shift left and into the developer’s build cycle. This session discusses how Qualys CloudView helps teams continuously monitor and secure public cloud infrastructure against misconfigurations, malicious behavior and non-standard deployments. It also covers how Container Security helps incorporate security into the DevOps cycle to harden and remove vulnerabilities before a container environment is operational.

Securing Your Web Applications

Digital transformation often takes the form of more web apps linked to data-rich systems, and more opportunity for attackers looking for bugs to exploit. This session outlines recent improvements and new capabilities across Qualys Web App Security Apps. These latest updates enable better scanning at scale and integrated detection, response and mitigation all from one console. See enhancements such as new features and improved performance at work in Qualys Web Application Scanning (WAS) and Web Application Firewall (WAF). In addition, this talk offers best practices and useful tips for a more effective web application security program. It also features an extensive review of the 2017/2018 WAS and WAF roadmap, which includes more integration with Qualys tools.

Ensuring Continuous Compliance

A continuously expanding regulatory environment means compliance remains a priority for many organizations, which must apply increasing technical and procedural controls to assure the security of customer data. See how Qualys Policy Compliance Cloud Apps can help you with ever-expanding compliance needs and overcome common challenges such as enforcing policy, complexity of multiple mandates and reducing risk. We’ll show how Qualys FIM can help you with change monitoring and compliance efforts, and can reduce the time needed to pinpoint where policy violations may have taken place. We’ll also show how to streamline procedural controls and vendor-risk assessment using the Security Assessment Questionnaire app.

Managing Your Digital Certificates

In order to stay ahead of risk amidst the rise of DevOps and public clouds, organizations must automate visibility and tracking of their certificate deployments. Qualys CertView allows them to do so by centralizing visibility of certificate vulnerabilities into their overall continuous view of security and compliance state, and by enabling customers to rapidly see and remediate expired or vulnerable certificates. Learn about how the new Certificate Inventory (CI) and Certificate Assessment (CA) apps help you to prevent downtime and outages, audit and compliance failures, and mitigate risks associated with expired and/or vulnerable SSL/TLS certificates.

Drastically Reducing Your IT Security Spend and Consolidating Your Stack

Sumedh Thakar
Chief Product Officer, Qualys

Sumedh will summarize how the Qualys Cloud Platform helps organizations consolidate their security and compliance stack, and allows them to simplify security and compliance operations.