Build Better Defenses
October 29–30, 2017: Training
October 30–November 1, 2017: Tutorials & Conference
New York, NY

Build better defenses: The O'Reilly Security Conference call for speakers is open

The O'Reilly Security Conference brings together in-the-trenches security practitioners from organizations of every size, across a wide breadth of industries to share actionable insight in a supportive, hype-free environment. If you have an interesting success (or failure), provocative idea, practical how-to, proven best practice, or effective new approach that could benefit other defenders, we want to hear from you.

Have you fended off a targeted attack? Ejected persistent intruders from your environment? Recovered quickly and effectively from a breach? Integrated new technology into your environment, securely and successfully? Figured out how to keep your access controls (to data, network, or cloud) effective at scale—without losing your mind? Helped your management team and BOD understand how your work is crucial to the bottom line? Or all of the above? If so, submit a proposal to speak at the O'Reilly Security Conference by May 18, 2017.

See our Call for Proposals information page for more details, plus tips for creating a great proposal.

Important Dates

  • Call for Participation closes May 18, 2017
  • All proposers notified by June 2017
  • Registration opens in June 2017


The conference will take place at the Hilton Midtown, a spectacular location just steps from Central Park, Times Square, MOMA, and world-class theater and shopping destinations.

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