With so many disparate tools to measure and manage risk these days, it’s harder than ever to quantify the impact of cyber risk on your businesses. Join us in person to find out how today’s security leaders are evolving from enumerating risk to eliminating it. You’ll hear from industry-leading thought leaders, Qualys customers, and product experts on the latest strategies and tactics being used to measure, communicate, and eliminate cyber risk to drive better business outcomes.
|8:30 AM Registration and Coffee
|9:10 AM Welcome to QSC EMEA
|9:15 - 10:00 AM External Keynote Lisa Forte, Partner, Red Goat Cyber Security
|10:00 - 10:50 AM Qualys Keynote Sumedh Thakar, President and CEO, Qualys
|10:50 - 11:15 AM Coffee Break
|11:15 - 12:00 PM Qualys Platform Roadmap and Strategy Shailesh Athalye Senior Vice President, Product Management, Qualys
|12:00 – 12:20 PM Qualys Demo
12:20 – 13:00 PM
VMDR, The Journey to Risk Management and Beyond
Understand why organisations are moving from the traditional VM scanning to a full lifecycle program to reduce risk. Join the team as we discuss why and how you make the step change to a proactive risk reduction.
|13:00 – 14:00 PM Lunch
14:00 – 14:20 PM
Remediate Vulnerabilities and Misconfigurations with Automation and Intelligent Workflows
Clement Fouque, Vulnerability Management Lead, Elastic Management Track Streamlining Operations with Consolidation and Automation
|14:20 – 14:35 PM Operations Track Remediating the Nightmares: Preparing to Defend Against Multi-channel Vulnerabilities Management Track Interpreting your TruRisk, Tech Debt and Attack Surface Reports
14:35 – 15:00 PM
Changing Hearts and Minds to Remediate Risk Using Quays Remediation Strategies
Sam Eaton, Head of IT Security, AB Mauri
Kevin O’Keefe, Senior Security Solutions Architect, Qualys Management Track Adopting a Risk-Based Vulnerability Management (RBVM) program
Chintan Gurjar, Threat & Vulnerability Manager, Marks & Spencer
|15:00 – 15:25 PM Operations Track What have we learned with CSAM and ITSM and how can you all benefit? Management Track The Power of TruRisk: Building Business Value, Trust and Industry Benchmarking
|15:25 – 15:45 PM Operations Track Practical Measures for PCI 4.0 Management Track The Power of Prioritisation and Targeting Risk
|15:45 - 16:10 PM Tea Break
|16:10 – 16:35 PM Measuring and Detecting Cloud Risks with Artificial Intelligence
|16:35 – 17:00 PM Measure, Communicate and Eliminate using the Power of AI
|17:00 – 17:10 PM Closing Remarks
|17:10 – 19:00 PM QSC Reception
Simply calculating the vulnerabilities that cyber risk poses to your business is no longer enough. See the latest strategies and innovations leading security experts are implementing to quantify the impact of cyber risk on their businesses so they can focus on the vulnerabilities that matter most.
Engage with Qualys’ customer-facing teams and your peers around best practices and user case studies for applying security automation to real-world challenges.
One day 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.
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.
Qualys Security Conference will be held at the Hilton Park Lane.
Hilton Park Lane
22 Park Ln, London W1K 1BE, United Kingdom
T: +44 20 7836 2400
Hilton Park Lane - London, United Kingdom
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.
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.
Chintan Gurjar is an experienced cybersecurity expert with over 12 years of dynamic experience. Chintan specializes in various areas, including vulnerability management, threat intelligence, penetration testing, and attack surface management. He has worked with a diverse range of clients, from agile consulting firms to large-scale retail organizations on a global level. Chintan possesses a wealth of core competencies, including Risk-Based Vulnerability Management, Penetration Testing & Red Teaming, Attack Surface Management, Threat Intelligence, and proficiency in Security Operation Center. He has held esteemed roles such as Threat & Vulnerability Manager at M&S, Global Senior Vulnerability Management Analyst at TikTok, Security Engineering Manager at Tesco, and Cybersecurity Manager at KPMG. Chintan’s academic credentials are equally impressive, with an MSc in Computer Security & Forensics from the University of Bedfordshire. He also carries numerous industry certifications, including OSCP, CEH, ACCISO, CTIA, CCFH, CCFA, and SANS MGT516. Apart from being an expert in his field, he has co-trained at the prestigious HackCon Norwegian cybersecurity conference. His contributions to the cybersecurity domain have earned him recognition in multiple Bug-Bounty programs and official CVE entries for identifying key vulnerabilities.
Feliks is currently the Global CISO at AS Watson, the largest health and beauty retailer. His focus has been to standardize cyber security across the Group and to ensure that the Group’s business units are cyber resilient. Over the last several years, he streamlined the Group’s cyber strategy and developed Cyber as a Group Service (CaaGS). CaaGS is a service, consisting of multiple tools and processes, provided to the BUs to ensure they are protected against attacks in our most critical areas like eCommerce, stores and offices. He is also responsible for the management of the cyber team across Europe and Asia, developing and maintaining policies, training and standards, setting up our Security Operations Centre, vulnerability management programmes, XDR technologies and the roll out the Information Security Standard of Good Practice Framework across the Group.
Feliks combines over 15 years of privacy/cyber security and IT experience including roles at Shell and Unilever. Feliks is a visionary leader in the area of cyber security, who has managed to change the perception and mindsets of cyber at company levels, whether amongst employees or board members, by bringing together simple and ‘fit-for-purpose’ cyber security strategies. Feliks also takes a common sense and pragmatic approach to cyber security, tackling cyber risk as a business issue and not just an IT issue.
Kevin O’Keefe is a Senior Security Solutions Architect for EMEA North at Qualys, a pioneer and leading provider of disruptive cloud-based IT, security and compliance solutions designed to streamline and consolidate customer’s security and compliance solutions in a single platform. Kevin has extensive experience in the cybersecurity industry, having worked in two FTSE 100 organisations delivering critical Cyber security projects. Kevin joined Qualys in 2019, after successfully deploying a worldwide vulnerability management and remediation program, and has since worked with Qualys’ largest customers to improve theirs.
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.
Clement Fouque is a Principal Information Security Analyst at Elastic, where he leads the vulnerability management program within the InfoSec department.
Before joining Elastic, Clément worked as a Microsoft SharePoint Consultant in a consulting company and then at Richemont, the second biggest luxury company in the world. He internally moved to the InfoSec department and worked as an incident response analyst and a red team coordinator.
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.
I am currently Head of IT Security at AB Mauri, a global yeast & bakery ingredients organisation with businesses spanning across 32 countries. My role encompasses the creation, maintenance, and delivery of our global cyber security strategy.
Having held various IT roles in my career, in 2018, I embarked on my journey in cyber security. Since then, I have not only enjoyed the challenges and rewards this field offers but also had the privilege of collaborating with an exceptional and supportive community of professionals.
I am looking forward to sharing my experiences and insights at this conference.
Lisa Forte is a highly respected Cyber Security Expert with an impressive background in the field. Her career began with her work to combat piracy off the coast of Somalia, followed by a role in UK Counter Terrorism Intelligence, and eventually moving on to one of the UK Police Cyber Crime Units. In 2017, she co-founded Red Goat Cyber Security and has since become one of the most prominent voices in the industry. Lisa is an internationally recognised speaker, named as one of the Top 100 Women in Tech, who is renowned for her expertise in cyber crisis management, ransomware, risk management, insider threats, and social engineering. Her extensive knowledge has helped large companies improve their incident response plans and rehearse for potential cyber-attacks. She has also appeared in documentaries and on BBC’s Newsnight, and is a regular contributor to national news, radio, and newspapers. As a speaker, Lisa is known for her energetic presentations that draw on storytelling and real-life experiences. She has a passion for the “tech for good” philosophy and co-founded the Cyber Volunteers 19 movement in 2020 to help protect hospitals from cyber-attacks during the pandemic. She also co-founded Respect In Security, which aims to combat hate and harassment in the industry. Lisa’s presentations are not limited to cyber security, however. As an experienced climber, mountaineer, and caver, she is able to offer unique perspectives on risk management and motivation. Her dynamic and engaging approach, coupled with her personal experiences and research, make her a highly sought-after keynote speaker, panel chair, and conference chair. Lisa Forte is also an experienced cyber security trainer, capable of effectively communicating her message to all types of audiences.