Qualys Security Conference

Qualys Security Conference

QSC Munich

June 22, 2023

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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.

Featured Speakers

Sumedh Thakar
President and CEO, Qualys

Shailesh Athalye
Senior Vice President, Product Management, Qualys

Eran Livne
Director, Product Management Endpoint Remediation, Qualys

Oliver Schneider
Risk and Cyber Extorsion Expert, RiskWorkers GmbH


Kick off QSC on the Road on Thursday, June 22. Meet old friends, make new ones, enjoy cocktails, and connect with Qualys experts and peers.

Conference Sessions

9:00 - 10:00 Registration and coffee
10:00 - 10:45 Keynote - Dynamics of CyberSecurity Risk on a Continuously Changing Attack Surface Sumedh Thakar, President and CEO, Qualys

Sumedh Thakar's bio

10:45 - 11:15 Navigating Today’s Threat Landscape to Reduce Cyber Risk with Qualys VMDR and TruRisk Shailesh Athalye Senior Vice President, Product Management, Qualys

Shailesh Athalye's bio

11:15 - 11:35 Coffee Break
11:35 - 12:05 Case Study
12:05 - 13:35 Lunch/Demos
13:35 - 14:30 Keynote : Crisis management in case of cyber extortion or alternatively crisis management in case of ransomware attacks Oliver Schneider, Risk and Cyber Extorsion Expert, RiskWorkers GmbH

Oliver Schneider's bio

14:30 - 15:00 Attack Surface Management with an Attackers’ and Defenders’ View Shailesh Athalye Senior Vice President, Product Management, Qualys

Shailesh Athalye's bio

15:00 - 15:30 Case Study Daniel Keller, Senior Consultant, Computacenter
15:30 - 16:00 Unlocking Intelligence-Backed Remediation: Insights from the Qualys Threat Research Unit Eran Livne, Senior Director, Endpoint Remediation, Qualys

Eran Livne's bio

16:00 - 16:30 Case Study
17:00 Departure to the Motorworld

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.

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.

The Charles Hotel
Munich, Germany

Qualys Security Conference will be held at the The Charles Hotel Munich.

Sophienstraße 28, 80333
München, Germany
T: +49 89 5445550
The Charles Hotel - Munich | Germany

Conference Pricing

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

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

Sheraton Grand munich Park Lane

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.

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.

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.

Oliver Schneider

Oliver Schneider

Risk and Cyber Extorsion Expert, RiskWorkers GmbH

Oliver Schneider is managing partner of RiskWorkers GmbH. He has been working as a so-called kidnap response consultant for over 20 years and has negotiated with kidnappers, extortionists and pirates all over the world. For several years he has also been advising companies on cyber extortion, both preventively and reactively. As an author, he has published the book “The Will Decides”, where he provides an exciting insight into his field of activity.

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.