Qualys Security Conference

Qualys Security Conference

Call for Speakers

Qualys Security Conference 2024

October 7-10, 2024San Diego, CA

Aug 9

Call for Speakers closes

Aug 26

Call for Speakers Notifications

Sep 10

Schedule Announcement

Oct 7-10

Event Dates

Submit your proposal!

The Qualys Security Conference (QSC) offers an unparalleled chance to stay informed about cutting-edge advancements in cybersecurity, best practices, and innovations. Attendees will gain valuable insights and learn tips and tricks from security professionals, discovering how they effectively safeguard their organizations.

Additionally, QSC provides an opportunity for you to present and share your experiences with peers on how you are leveraging the Qualys platform to address cybersecurity challenges and the positive outcomes you’ve received. We encourage you to submit a session as it is a great opportunity to showcase your efforts amongst your peers and gain the recognition and admiration you deserve! Submit your proposed topic for consideration!

Session Format: 30 minute talk, 15 minute Q&A

Suggested Topic Areas

  • Leadership Topics for CISOs:
    • CISO Priorities for the Year Ahead
    • Communicating Cyber Risk from the SOC to the Board Room
    • Cybersecurity and Risk Governance
    • Shifting Responsibilities of the CISO
    • Going Beyond Measurement to Mitigate Cyber Risk
    • Value of a Platform Approach to Security / Security ROI
    • Securing the Supply Chain
    • Cyber Insurance as Part of a Comprehensive Security Plan
    • Turbocharging FedRAMP Compliance with Qualys
    • Artificial Intelligence in Security
  • Strategic and Tactical Topics for Teams and Practitioners
    • Compliance as a Byproduct of Good Cybersecurity Practices
    • Leveraging Automation in Patch Management
    • Tech Debt: Managing Risk of EoL/EoS with CSAM
    • Web Application and API Security
    • Endpoint Security Challenges
    • Enhancing Cybersecurity Strategy Effectiveness
    • CNAPP: Merging VM and Cloud Security 
    • Risk-Based Vulnerability Management
    • Operationalizing Cybersecurity Tooling
    • Bridging the Gap Between IT and Ops
    • Data Privacy and Governance
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Submission Process & Requirements

  • Your submission should cover a specific problem you faced, what solution you implemented, and the results or benefits the solution provided.
  • Qualys will review each submission and notify the submitter of acceptance and whether the session will be presented as part of our in-person programming.
  • Each submission must be completed in its entirety.
  • Speakers may submit multiple proposals, but each must be submitted via a separate submission form.
  • If traveling from outside the United States, please ensure that you are eligible to travel to the U.S. and possess a valid visa or any necessary travel documents.
  • If you have any questions regarding your submission, please email them to customers@qualys.com
Agreement To Terms of Speaking Remuneration

Hotel Accommodations & Miscellaneous

  • Conference Registration: (1) Full conference passes per Speaker
  • Speakers will receive complimentary round-trip airfare (economy class).
  • Speakers will receive complimentary accommodation for (3) nights.
  • Speakers will be required to provide the hotel with a valid credit card upon check-in for incidental charges.
  • Since meals are provided as part of the conference, Qualys will not reimburse or provide a per diem for meals.
  • Parking, taxi or shuttle service(s) surrounding the event will not be reimbursed.
Official Terms

By submitting via the QSC 2024 Call for Speakers, Speakers understand and agree to the Official Terms as detailed below. Terms are subject to change.

  • One (1) free Full conference pass is given only to those selected as speakers.
    • Conference passes are non-transferable.
    • Co-workers, PR representatives, press, spouses, friends etc. must register for the conference separately.
  • Qualys reserves the right to change scheduled speaking times as necessary. While every effort will be made to honor assigned times, Speakers may be called upon to present at any time during the conference.
  • Qualys reserves the right to rescind an accepted submission without reason.
  • We reserve the right to change or modify our Terms, dates and/or content at any time without prior notice.