At the conference, you will meet Qualys engineers, the driving force behind our Qualys Cloud Platform, hear our roadmap for the future and have the opportunity to provide direct feedback and suggestions.
Listen to best practices and user case study presentations, connect with our product managers and fellow Qualys customers and tally up your CPE credits.
CIOs, CSOs and CTOs; directors and managers of network, security and cloud; developers and DevSecOps practitioners; Qualys partners and consultants; or anyone passionate about security.
Kick off QSC19 on Tuesday, November 19, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM with a social evening. Meet old friends, make new ones, enjoy cocktails, and connect with Qualys experts and peers.
|7:30 – 8:30 AM Registration & Breakfast|
8:30 – 8:35 AM
Laurie MacCarthy, EVP of Worldwide Field Operations, Qualys
8:40 – 9:20 AM
Featured Keynote – The Fifth Domain: Defending Our Country, Our Companies, and Ourselves in the Age of Cyber Threats
Richard A. Clarke, National Security Expert
9:25 – 10:00 AM
Keynote – Security at a Crossroads, Part II
Philippe Courtot, Chairman and CEO, Qualys
|10:00 – 10:20 AM Break|
10:20 – 12:00 PM
Keynote – The Evolution of the Qualys Platform:
Unveiling the Latest Updates and Next-Gen Initiatives
Sumedh Thakar, Chief Product Officer, Qualys
12:00 – 1:30 PM
Book Signing: The Fifth Domain
1:30 – 2:00 PM
Real-Time Vulnerability Detection and Response
Chris Rodgers, Director of Product Management, Qualys
2:05 – 2:40 PM
Securing the Digital Transformation with DevOps:
Cloud and Container Security Automation
Badri Raghunathan, Director of Product Management, Qualys
|2:40 – 3:00 PM Break|
3:00 – 3:40 PM
Keynote – Build Security into Azure
Ramesh Chinta, Principal Group Program Manager, Microsoft
|3:40 – 4:00 PM Break|
4:00 – 4:45 PM
The View from Our Customers and Industry Leaders
Moderator: Sumedh Thakar, Chief Product Officer, Qualys
4:45 – 5:00 PM
Day 1 Closing Remarks
Philippe Courtot, Chairman and CEO, Qualys
|7:00 – 8:00 PM Cocktail Hour|
|8:00 – 9:00 PM Dinner|
|9:00 – 11:00 PM Qualys Casino Night|
Qualys Security Conference will be held at The Bellagio Hotel.
3600 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89109
T: (702) 693-7111
Attendance at QSC is complimentary. This includes access to all general sessions, breakout sessions, breakfast, lunch, breaks, and receptions.
Travel and hotel accommodations are not included with QSC or pre-conference training.
A discounted rate of $226 per night, plus $36 daily resort fee (taxes not included) is available for a limited time at the Bellagio. Take advantage of this rate by completing your QSC registration.
Join us to learn how to effectively secure your hybrid IT environment, streamline your security and compliance initiatives and enable digital transformation. There is no cost to attend this event.
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.
As Chief Product Officer at Qualys, Sumedh oversees worldwide engineering, development and product management for the Qualys Cloud 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.
Jimmy Graham is the Sr. Director of Product Management for Vulnerability Management. He has been deeply involved in information security and vulnerability management for over 10 years, and has managed teams covering security operations, incident response, application security, vulnerability management, penetration testing, governance, and compliance.
Asif is a passionate cybersecurity entrepreneur with a broad business and technology expertise that spans enterprise, healthcare and financial domains, and cloud, mobile and deep learning technologies. He was the founder and CTO of Layered Insight till it was acquired recently by Qualys. He is now the CTO for Container Security at Qualys. Layered Insight was a pioneer in the container security space that offered a solution for providing deep visibility and protection for containerized and serverless workloads, using an innovative application-centric approach. It's the only infrastructure and orchestration agnostic solution that's zero-touch to developers and DevOps, and fully portable for cloud and edge workloads.
Asif is a pioneer in the Mobile Application Management space. Back in 2011, he identified a serious gap in the enterprise solutions being offered for BYOD, envisioned an innovative user-space virtualization solution, and founded Plursona to build that solution and realize the business vision. Plursona was acquired in 2012 by HPE (Aruba Networks) for its best-in-class technology. Asif has held various technology and business leadership positions at HPE (Aruba Networks), Motorola Mobility, Wells Fargo, Juniper Networks and Boston Scientific (Guidant).
Dave Ferguson is Director of Product Management for Web Application Security at Qualys. After writing code and developing applications for over a decade, Dave transitioned to focus on application security. Prior to Qualys, he led the global application security program at Sabre Corporation and worked as a Principal Consultant at FishNet Security (now Optiv). Dave is author of the OWASP Forgot Password Cheat Sheet and holds CISSP and CSSLP certifications.
Asif Karel is the director of product management for Qualys CertView. He has over 20 years of experience in Information Security including online fraud detection, PKI, strong authentication and single sign-on. Prior to joining Qualys, he was a subject matter expert in digital certificates and certificate solutions at VeriSign and Symantec, a solutions architect in the CASB space at CipherCloud and a solutions manager at Venafi.
Chris Carlson is a vice president of strategy at Qualys, where he is in charge of the product definition, roadmap and strategy for the Cloud Agent Platform. During his 20+ year career in the infosec industry, Carlson has attained expertise in multiple areas, ranging from firewalls, VPNs and intrusion prevention systems to real-time event-processing, security analytics and next-generation endpoint platforms. Prior to joining Qualys, he held security architecture roles at UBS and at Booz Allen Hamilton, and product management positions at venture-funded startups and at leading vendors, including Hexis Cyber Solutions, Agent Logic, Informatica and Trustwave.
Shailesh Athalye (CISA, CRISC, CEH, ISO 27001 LA) drives product management and engineering for Qualys' line of compliance products including Policy Compliance, File Integrity Monitoring, Security Assessment Questionnaire. With over 15 years of experience in the fields of IT GRC and information security, he has been a driving force for creating innovative ways to streamline risk, configuration and compliance management use cases.
Pablo Quiroga is a Director of Product Management at Qualys, where he is in charge of the product definition, roadmap and strategy for the IT asset visibility & management initiatives. With over 10 years of experience in Enterprise Software and the IT industry, Pablo has helped numerous customers gain significantly better visibility to support data-powered decision that often led to multi-million-dollar savings and risk avoidance.
Hari Srinivasan is director of product management for Qualys’ security for cloud and virtualization. He has expertise in numerous enterprise software disciplines including cloud security and analytics, automation, systems management, data center transformation, Hybrid Cloud, PaaS - DBaaS, compliance and configuration management. He previously worked at Oracle both as an engineer and spent over a decade in multiple areas in product management positions.
Scott Crawford is Research Director for the Information Security Channel at 451 Research, where he leads coverage of emerging trends, innovation and disruption in the information security market.
Well known as an industry analyst covering information security prior to joining 451 Research, Scott has experience as both a vendor and an information security practitioner. At IBM, Scott guided offering strategy and development with a primary focus on security intelligence for IBM Security Services. He is the former CISO of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO) International Data Centre in Vienna, Austria, where he pioneered the implementation of security policy and architecture for a non-governmental organization (NGO) serving more than 150 nations.
Prior to an unprecedented 11 consecutive years of White House service, Richard Clarke served for 19 years in the Pentagon, the Intelligence Community and State Department. During the Reagan Administration, he was Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Intelligence; and under the first Bush Administration, he was Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs, coordinating diplomatic efforts and subsequent security arrangements to support the 1990-91 Gulf War. In total, he has worked for seven presidents and devoted three decades to combating the terrorist threat to America.
Clarke’s books include both non-fiction (5) and fiction (4). His seminal work on terrorism and al qaeda, Against All Enemies, was a number one NY Times best seller. His 2010 volume Cyber War, co-authored with Rob Knake, was a Washington Post bestseller and acknowledged as an early and foundational book in the field. Its sequel, the Fifth Domain; Defending our Country, our Corporations and Ourselves in the Age of Cyber Threats, also written with Knake, was published in 2019.
Dilip Bachwani is Senior Vice President of Cloud Platform Engineering Operations at Qualys, responsible for spearheading Qualys’ Cloud Platform Engineering, DevOps and SRE initiatives. An Agile and DevOps champion passionate about its transformational potential on organizational productivity and success, Dilip has deep technology and architecture expertise and over 18 years experience in building complex scalable distributed systems.
Laurie leads the Field Operations team. In this role, she works with regional leaders to provide customers with solutions that help them secure their digital transformation efforts. She also builds technology partnerships with customers that guide and shape the direction and vision of the Qualys Cloud Platform. In addition, Laurie ensures that the field teams provide the highest level of technical support to customers – ensuring maximum performance and results from the deployment of Qualys solutions.
Laurie has 22 years of experience in the IT industry, with a focus on information security for the past 12 years. Before joining Qualys in 2012, she managed the vulnerability program for CVS Caremark. Laurie has also program managed strategic initiatives at various security companies, including SecureWorks and VeriSign.
Charles Henderson is the Managing Partner and Global Head of X-Force Red. Throughout his career, Charles and the teams he has managed have specialized in network, application, physical, and hardware/device penetration testing as well as vulnerability research. X-Force Red’s clients range from the largest on the Fortune lists to small and midsized companies interested in improving their security posture.
Charles is also an enthusiastic member of the information security community and an advocate of vulnerability research. He has been a speaker at various conferences (including Black Hat, DEFCON, RSA, SOURCE, OWASP AppSec USA and Europe, and SXSW) around the world on various subjects relating to security testing and incident response. He has also appeared on or in The Today Show, CBS Evening News, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, BBC, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, USA Today, The Register, SC Magazine, Engadget, eWeek, Reuters, Car & Driver, and various other media outlets.
Chris Rodgers is a director of product management, vulnerability detection and response, at Qualys. Chris has more than 15 years of experience in technology and information security. Previously, he was an information security engineer in charge of vulnerability management at Western Union, and before that, he held business and technical roles at Arrow Electronics and Ryerson. He holds a master’s degree in organizational leadership from the University of Denver and a bachelor’s degree in leadership development from Texas A&M University.