Qualys Security Conference

Qualys Security Conference

QSC San Francisco

June 7-8, 2022

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Explore the security impacts of the digital journey and how to build in security automation from endpoints to the data center to the cloud. Join us in person to scale your capability and meet the challenges of ever-growing attack surfaces. Hear from industry experts, learn strategies and tactics to secure your organization, and network with your peers and other Qualys experts to accelerate your career.


At the event, Qualys will unveil significant updates to the company’s Vulnerability Management, Detection and Response (VMDR) solution. The new enhancements redefine how enterprises manage cybersecurity risk giving them unprecedented insights to understand their true cyber risk, and close the gap between IT and Security. If you cannot attend in person, register for the VMDR Live Stream Announcement.

Featured Speakers

Sumedh Thakar
President and CEO, Qualys

Nagi Prabhu
Chief Product Officer, Qualys

Shailesh Athalye
Senior Vice President, Product Management, Qualys

Mehul Revankar
VP Product Management and Engineering, VMDR, Qualys

Parag Bajaria
VP, Cloud & Container Security Solutions, Qualys

Grace Chen
Director of Vulnerability Management, First American Financial

Brian Penn
Manager Security Posture, Aflac

Mike Ellerhorst
Cybersecurity Practice Director, ImagineX Consulting

Brent Curry
Staff Security Vulnerability Research Engineer, Sony Interactive Entertainment

Justin Anderson
Head of Vulnerability Management, LinkedIn

Companies Attending

Network with your peers. Below is a sample of companies attending:

  • America First Credit Union
  • Ancestry.com
  • Caterpillar Inc.
  • City College of San Francisco
  • Clark Public Utilities
  • Pacific West Financial Corporation
  • DigiCert
  • Facebook
  • HealthEquity
  • IBM
  • ebay Inc.
  • Holland America Line Inc
  • InterVenn Biosciences
  • Model N, Inc.
  • San Francisco MTA
  • Rambus
  • Arlo Technologies
  • City of Concord
  • Synopsys
  • Toronado
  • Rambus
  • Planned Parenthood
  • Renesas Electronics
  • Toronado
  • Tutanota
  • Veritas Technologies LLC
  • Zions Bancorporation
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • LinkedIn
  • PagerDuty
  • PayPal
  • Zions Bank
  • VMware
  • Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
  • WEX
  • City of Concord
  • HealthEquity
  • Micro Focus
  • Upwork
  • VMWare
  • Yale

Agenda

Kick off QSC on the Road on Tuesday, June 7. Meet old friends, make new ones, enjoy cocktails, and connect with Qualys experts and peers.

Conference Sessions

Training Sessions

8:00 – 9:00 AM Breakfast
9:00 – 9:20 AM Security Automation for the Digital Journey
Sumedh Thakar, President and CEO, Qualys

Sumedh Thakar’s bio

9:20 – 9:45 AM Leveraging the Qualys Cloud Platform to Address Today’s Security Challenges
Nagi Prabhu, Chief Product Officer, Qualys

Nagi Prabhu's bio

9:45 – 10:00 AM Break and Q&A Bar
10:00 AM – Noon VMDR 2.0: Redefining Cybersecurity Risk Management with VMDR (Special Announcement)
Sumedh Thakar, President and CEO, Qualys
Mehul Revankar, VP Product Management and Engineering, VMDR, Qualys
Brian Penn, Manager, Security Posture, Aflac
Mike Ellerhorst, Cybersecurity Practice Director, ImagineX Consulting

Sumedh Thakar's bio
Mehul Revankar's bio
Brian Penn's bio
Mike Ellerhorst's bio

Noon - 1:30 PM Lunch and Q&A Bar
1:30 - 2:15 PM Extending the Qualys Cloud Platform to Rapidly Reduce Risk with:
Shailesh Athalye, Senior Vice President, Product Management, Qualys
Qualys Cybersecurity Asset Management
Pablo Quiroga, Director, Product Management, IT Asset Management, Qualys

Qualys Patch Management
Eran Livne, Director, Product Management, Endpoint Remediation, Qualys

Custom Assessment and Remediation
Hariom Singh, Senior Director, Compliance Solutions, Qualys

Shailesh Athalye's bio
Pablo Quiroga's bio
Eran Livne's bio
Hariom Singh's bio

2:15 - 3:00 PM Keeping the World's Largest Professional Network Secure 24/7
Justin Anderson, Head of Vulnerability Management, LinkedIn
3:00 - 3:45 PM Harnessing Automation to Protect a Growing IT Estate
Grace Chen, Director of Vulnerability Management, First American Financial Corp.

Grace Chen's bio

3:45 - 4:00 PM Break
4:00 - 4:45 PM Shifting Left in the Devops Lifecycle
Brent Curry, Staff Security Vulnerability Research Engineer, Sony Interactive Entertainment

Brent Curry's bio

4:45 - 5:15 PM Start and Stay Secure Throughout Your Cloud and Container Journey
Parag Bajaria, VP, Cloud & Container Security Solutions, Qualys

Parag Bajaria's bio

6:00 PM Cocktail Reception

Conference Highlights

Explore and secure the digital journey.

Dive into the profound impact of the digital journey and explore how to build in security automation from the data center to the cloud. Industry experts and Qualys leaders discuss automation strategies, preview product roadmaps, listen to your challenges, and answer your questions.

Get inspired.

Engage with Qualys’ customer-facing teams and your peers around best practices and user case studies for applying security automation to real-world challenges.

Sharpen your expertise.

Two days of free training covers forward-looking strategies, best practices to improve effectiveness and productivity, and core and expanded product features to up-level your security program.

Who Should Attend

CIOs, CSOs and CTOs; directors and managers of network, security and cloud; developers and DevSecOps practitioners; Qualys partners and consultants; or any forward-thinking security professionals.

Palace Hotel
San Francisco, CA

Qualys Security Conference will be held at Palace Hotel San Francisco.

2 New Montgomery St.
San Francisco, CA 94105
T: (415) 12-1111
Palace Hotel


Conference Pricing

Attendance at QSC is complimentary. This includes access to all general sessions, breakfast, lunch, breaks, and training.

Travel and hotel accommodations are not included with QSC or pre-conference training.

Register Today.

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.

Mike Ellerhorst

Mike Ellerhorst

Cybersecurity Practice Director, ImagineX Consulting

Mike is the Cybersecurity Practice Director for ImagineX Consulting. He embraces disruption, brings calm to chaos, and enjoys delivering transformation to solve complex and challenging problems. He is a proven leader of diverse international teams successfully delivering to clients primarily in the financial services, healthcare, and retail industries.

Mike previously led the InfoSec Governance, Risk, Compliance and Data Privacy functions at Vail Resorts, ensuring compliance with PCI-DSS, SOX, and CCPA regulatory obligations. He led a small team to achieve InfoSec and Privacy objectives through efficient use of technology and strong partnerships across IT, risk functions (Internal Audit, Corporate Compliance), and business stakeholders.

Prior to Vail, Mike was a consultant with PwC for over 10 years and has significant experience in the Cybersecurity and IT Infrastructure space focusing on data center and cloud solutions.

He holds the ITIL Foundations Certification and previously held the AWS Solutions Architect certification. He is also an experienced project and program manager and held the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) from the Project Management Institute.

He completed a Global Executive MBA through the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University in 2016-17, including embedded learning and professional experiences on 4 continents (Shanghai, New Delhi, Santiago, Berlin, and Durham, NC).

Pablo Quiroga

Director, Product Management, IT Asset Management, Qualys

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.

Hariom Singh

Senior Director, Compliance Solutions, Qualys

Hariom Singh, CISSP is the Director of Product Management, Policy Compliance at Qualys. With over 12 years of experience in cyber security and IT GRC, he has been a driving force for positive change, helping organizations across industries lower IT security risk and meet their IT GRC objectives. As Qualys’ director of policy compliance, he works with clients to help them secure their cyber infrastructure and exceed their IT-GRC goals. Prior to Qualys, he worked as the technical lead for Creative Breakthroughs, a technical consultancy, and as senior consultant for Symantec, building his vast experience designing and building effective security and compliance solutions for large enterprises in the healthcare, energy, financial and telecommunications industries.

Sumedh Thakar

Sumedh Thakar

President and CEO, Qualys

As President and CEO, Sumedh leads the company’s vision, strategic direction and implementation. He joined Qualys in 2003 in engineering and grew within the company, taking various leadership roles focused on helping Qualys deliver on its platform vision. From 2014 to 2021, he served as Qualys’ Chief Product Officer, where he oversaw all things product, including engineering, development, product management, cloud operations, DevOps, and customer support. A product fanatic and engineer at heart, he is a driving force behind expanding the platform from Vulnerability Management into broader areas of security and compliance, helping customers consolidate their security stack. This includes the rollout of the game-changing VMDR (Vulnerability Management, Detection and Response) that continually detects and prevents risk to their systems, Multi-Vector EDR, which focuses on protecting endpoints as well as Container Security, Compliance and Web Application Security solutions. Sumedh was also instrumental in the build-up of multiple Qualys sites resulting in a global 24x7 follow-the-sun product team.

Sumedh is a long-time proponent of SaaS and cloud computing. He previously worked at Intacct, a cloud-based financial and accounting software provider. He also worked at Northwest Airlines developing complex algorithms for its yield and revenue management reservation system. Sumedh has a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering with distinction from the University of Pune.

Brian Penn

Brian Penn

Manager Security Posture, Aflac

Brian Penn has over 25+ years of cyber security experience mostly in Vulnerability Management and Compliance. In his current role at Aflac, he is the Security Posture Manager helping to detect vulnerabilities in the network. Prior to joining Aflac, he spent 21 years at InterCall in a similar capacity. He holds a Master’s Degree from the University of Alabama, Birmingham in Management Information Systems and Cyber Security.

Shailesh Athalye

Shailesh Athalye

Senior Vice President, Product Management, Qualys Inc.

As Senior Vice President of Product Management, Shailesh leads the product management team and drives the Qualys product vision helping customers assess and improve their IT, security and compliance posture. Since joining Qualys in 2012, he has worked in various security and compliance roles driving innovative solutions, including remote endpoint protection, endpoint detection and response, and SaaS security. In addition, Shailesh headed engineering, research and product management for Qualys Policy Compliance and File Integrity Monitoring, where he helped customers go beyond compliance to drive their IT GRC objectives. Before Qualys, he focused on security research for Symantec ESM and Compliance solutions. Shailesh holds a master’s in computer applications (MCA) from the Vishwakarma Institute of Technology and has various security certifications including CISA, CRISC, CISM. He is also a regular speaker at industry conferences.

Grace Chen

Grace Chen

Director of Vulnerability Management, First American Financial

Grace Chen is the Director of Vulnerability Remediation for First American Financial Corporation. She has over 25 years of experience in Information Technology working in Software Engineering, Product Management, Technical Operations, and Information Security. Prior to joining First American, Grace was with IBM for over 14 years in various roles spanning the Content Management, Business Workflow, and Data & Analytics space. In her current role, Grace’s responsibilities include overseeing the Qualys scanning program and maturing the integration of the Vulnerability Response reporting at First American.

Grace lives in Southern California with her husband, 2 kids, and 2 dogs. She holds a degree in Computer Science from Boston University.

Parag Bajaria

Parag Bajaria

Vice President, Cloud & Container Security Solutions, Qualys

Parag Bajaria is vice president of cloud and container security solutions at Qualys, focused on building and evangelizing cloud and container products and solutions. He has spent the last decade working in cloud security building products in various domains including data security, cloud posture management, identity security, and workload security. Previously, Parag was head of Product Management at CloudKnox, a cloud infrastructure entitlements management (CIEM) company. Parag has held product leadership roles at HyTrust, Yahoo, and Juniper Networks. Parag has an MBA from Cornell University and a master’s in electrical engineering from the University of Maine.

Mehul Revankar

Mehul Revankar

Vice President, Product Management and Engineering, Qualys

Mehul Revankar is a cybersecurity professional with more than 15 years of experience in Vulnerability Management, Policy Compliance and Security Operations. He leads Product Management and Vulnerability Research at Qualys for VMDR. Before joining Qualys, Mehul led the development of vulnerability and patch management products at SaltStack, and prior to that he led multiple research teams at Tenable. Mehul has a bachelor’s degree in electronics from the University of Mumbai and a master’s degree in computer engineering from George Mason University.

Brent Curry

Brent Curry

Staff Security Vulnerability Research Engineer, Sony Interactive Entertainment

Brent Curry is a Staff Security Vulnerability Research Engineer with Sony Interactive Entertainment (SEI). He has over 19 years of experience in Information Technology and Cyber Security working in a range of roles including Engineer, Architect and Director. Brent started working with Qualys in 2009 while working with ESET, LLC and continued to add Qualys integrations in the several companies that followed. In his current role, he is part of a team that oversees the global vulnerability program in SIE and its affiliate studios.

Justin Anderson

Justin Anderson

Head of Vulnerability Management, LinkedIn

Eran Livne

Eran Livne

Director of Product Management, Endpoint Remediation, Qualys

Eran Livne is director of Product Management for Endpoint Remediation at Qualys, leading a team tasked with helping customers improve their security posture through cross-platform vulnerability remediation. He has more than 20-years of product management and computer science experience working in diverse IT and security markets. In 2014, Eran founded mobile security company, LetMobile, acquired by Ivanti. Following the acquisition, he drove Ivanti’s enterprise security and endpoint security and management solutions. Eran holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Tel Aviv University and an MBA in high-tech business administration from Technion - Israel Institute of Technology.

Nagi Prabhu

Nagi Prabhu

Chief Product Officer, Qualys

As Chief Product Officer (CPO), Nagi focuses on delivering industry-leading innovations and products that drive growth. He is responsible for all aspects of the product including engineering, development, operations, product strategy and management, and customer support.

Nagi’s career includes more than 30 years of experience building and scaling enterprise B2B products that serve organizations of all sizes in multiple industries. His focus on innovation and customers and his long-term strategic vision helped him create high growth in companies such as Icertis, Apttus (Conga), CA Technologies, and RealPage, among others. Prior to joining Qualys, Nagi was CPO at Solutionreach, a leader in patient relationship management helping transform patient-provider communication. He received a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Bangalore University.