Enterprise security professionals gathered last week in Atlanta, GA to confront the challenge of being under constant attack by bad actors. At CONNECT 2017, leaders from SecureAuth and Core Security presented a vision for securing the modern enterprise from criminals, hacktivists, and state-sponsored hackers.

SecureAuth and Core Security have come together to create a new solution category, identity-based security automation, that closes the gaps that attackers thrive in. With vulnerability, network, and identity security working in concert, customers have in their grasp a complete and unified approach to not only protect against attacks across the threat landscape, but a detection capability to that fuels a real-time response to stop attacks as they are happening. A full week of keynotes, sessions, training, and peer-group interactions have enabled organizations of all sizes with a new and better approach to securing the modern enterprise.

To better understand the vision of the newly merged SecureAuth and Core Security, CEO Jeff Kukowski, CTO Keith Graham and VP Products Stephen Newman helped kick off the event by sharing their vision on how the company and products are coming together to provide solutions that the market needs in securing organizations. This was followed by two-days of breakout sessions where Product Managers shared the direction the products are heading and sought customer feedback – all circling back to why SecureAuth and Core Security are better together.

The week also featured some very memorable keynotes from industry experts like investigative reporter Brian Krebs and Forrester's Joseph Blankenship. A common theme across both keynotes was that complete security is not necessarily an achievable state to be – and that although you are already spending millions to be secure, you’ve probably already been breached.  Security infrastructures are complex and attackers take advantage of this complexity by living and thriving in the gaps created by technology silos.  

But the real stars were our customers: We had over 100 customers in attendance from CISOs to Penetration Testers – and everything in between. Chris “Sully” Sullivan hosted a “fireside chat” with an impressive panel of CISOs and our customers from Aflac, Mercy Health, Bright Horizons and BNY Mellon shared their insights on how SecureAuth and Core Security solutions make them more secure.

Of course, this event wouldn’t have been made possible without the support of our sponsors. A huge thank you to IDMWorks, Optiv, SecZetta, iVision, STEALTHbits and MobileIron.

We closed the main conference Wednesday night with a customer appreciation party at the College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta to further network and share the major lessons learned were from the week.

For those who want to relive the event, or review content from sessions they could not attend, head here to view the presentations or here to see some of the recorded sessions. Thank you to all of those who joined us in Atlanta, we look forward to seeing you on the road next year as CONNECT 2018 comes to a city near you!