HOBOKEN, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Semperis, the pioneer in identity-driven cyber resilience for enterprises, today announced the new dates and preliminary speaker lineup for its annual Hybrid Identity Protection (HIP) Conference. Now taking place on December 1-2, 2021, the award-winning conference will feature sessions from cybersecurity, identity and access management (IAM), and IT infrastructure and operations (I&O) experts, who work every day to defend hybrid and multi-cloud environments. HIP is the premier educational forum for advancing the skills of practitioners through highly technical demonstrations and collaborative workshops. HIP 2021 is a free digital conference, and tickets are available now.
“Mobile workforces, cloud applications, and digitalization are changing every aspect of the modern enterprise. With the massive shift to hybrid work, we’re now seeing a rise in attacks that start through vulnerabilities in on-premises identity environments that later move to the cloud, or vice versa, like what happened in the SolarWinds attack,” said Gil Kirkpatrick, founding member of the HIP Conference. “The conversations at this year’s conference will help organizations identify and remediate emerging risk associated with today’s fast-moving business environment, with the ultimate goal of making the world a safer place through intelligent collaboration and knowledge sharing.”
The two-day virtual conference will consist of keynote presentations, expert panels, workshops, and networking opportunities designed to exchange information, share war stories, and ultimately make enterprise identity environments more secure. As organizations continue to transition from on-premises to cloud-based identity systems, the potential attack surface for bad actors is increasing exponentially. This year’s conference aims to address the most pressing issues that IT and cybersecurity leaders are tasked with today, such as hardening enterprise identity systems Microsoft Active Directory and Azure Active Directory, protecting backup systems and other critical infrastructure from ransomware attacks, and exploring the latest security practices, like passwordless authentication.
One of the featured speakers at this year’s conference is Jim Routh, a board member, advisor, and former CISO from MassMutual, CVS, Aetna, DTCC, and American Express.
“The Hybrid Identity Protection Conference is the ideal venue for identity and access management professionals to explore new ways of looking at concepts like online identity,” said Routh. “As an example, the reliance in the past several decades on credentials (user IDs and passwords) for authentication is nearing an end. We need a shift to behavioral-based authentication solutions. The HIP Conference provides a platform for examining the changes needed to meaningfully address the escalating cyberattacks we’ve seen in recent years.”
Other featured speakers include:
- Ed Amoroso | Founder and CEO, TAG Cyber
- Sander Berkauwer | CTO, SCCT
- Ben Cauwel | Security Senior Manager, Accenture
- Jorge de Almeida Pinto | Lead Identity and Security Consultant, IAMTEC
- Brian Desmond | Principal, Ravenswood
- Jim Doggett | CISO, Semperis
- Simon Hodgkinson | Former CISO, BP
- Joe Kaplan | Senior Manager of Technology Security, Accenture
- Darren Mar-Elia | Vice President of Product, Semperis
- Thomas Naunheim | Cloud Architect, glueckkanja-gab AG
- Chris Roberts | Chief Geek, HHS
- Jim Routh | Board member, advisor, former CISO of Mass Mutual, CVS and Aetna
- Orin Thomas | Principal Cloud Operations Advocate, Microsoft
- Alexandra Weaver | Solutions Architect, Semperis
- Roelf Zomerman | Cloud Solutions Architect, Microsoft
For more information about HIP 2021 and to register, please visit: https://www.hipconf.com.
About Hybrid Identity Protection
Mobile workforces, cloud applications and digitalization are changing every aspect of the modern enterprise. And with radical transformation come new business risks. Hybrid Identity Protection (HIP) is the premier educational forum for identity-centric practitioners. Whatever industry sector or job function, HIP strives to provide its community the insights and relationships needed to enable and protect today’s digitally driven organizations.
For security teams charged with defending hybrid and multi-cloud environments, Semperis ensures integrity and availability of critical enterprise directory services at every step in the cyber kill chain and cuts recovery time by 90%. Purpose-built for securing hybrid Active Directory environments, Semperis’ patented technology protects over 50 million identities from cyberattacks, data breaches, and operational errors. The world’s leading organizations trust Semperis to spot directory vulnerabilities, intercept cyberattacks in progress, and quickly recover from ransomware and other data integrity emergencies. Semperis is headquartered in New Jersey and operates internationally, with its research and development team distributed between San Francisco and Tel Aviv.
Semperis hosts the award-winning Hybrid Identity Protection conference (www.hipconf.com). The company has received the highest level of industry accolades, most recently ranking as the third fastest-growing cybersecurity company on the Inc. 5000 list. Semperis is accredited by Microsoft and recognized by Gartner.
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