Learn defense techniques and sharpen your skills to keep your users and network safe.

The 2019 Talos Threat
Research Summit is SOLD OUT


Thank you for your interest in the 2019 Talos Threat Research Summit at Cisco Live. The Summit is sold out and due to capacity regulations, we are unable to accept additional registrations. 

Join us in San Diego on June 9, prior to Cisco Live, for the 2nd annual Talos Threat Research Summit hosted by Cisco Talos. This one-day conference by defenders, for defenders, is designed to give you actionable insights to keep your users and network safer. Throughout the summit, you will hear from leading researchers at Talos and cyber security experts from across the industry.

The Talos Threat Research Summit sold out quickly in 2018. Be sure to register early to secure your spot.


San Diego Marriott
333 W Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101



The full agenda will be published in April 2019. The sessions and speakers will focus the following content themes throughout the day:

  • How to prepare an IR team for an incident
  • Building an operational security function
  • Content filtering and control measures
  • Tactics to help response time in the face of an attack
  • Creating effective phish response processes
7 – 8 a.m.

Registration and Breakfast

8 – 8:10 a.m.

Intro & Welcome

Mitch Neff, Research Engineer, Talos

8:10 – 9:10 a.m.

It Wasn't Me: Internal IR

Elizabeth Wharton, VP Strategy, Prevailion

9:10 – 10:05 a.m.

Content Filtering Techniques to Prevent Breaches

Jared Hrabak, Consulting Cybersecurity Engineer, Custom Storage Inc

10:05 – 10:20 a.m.


10:20 – 11:15 a.m.

Post Mortem - Stopping TDOS attacks on Public Safety phone networks

James Cox, Network Engineer, Howard County Maryland

11:15 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.

Sandwiches or Pizza? Incident Response isn’t Just Technical…

Shelly Giesbrecht, Managing Lead, IR, Cisco

12:20 – 1:20 p.m.


1:20 – 2:15 p.m.

So You Want to Build a SOC: Lessons From the Front Line

Timothy Wadhwa-Brown, Principal Engineer, Cisco

2:15 – 3:10 p.m.

Tuning an NGIPS: What Does That Even Mean?

Alexandre McDonnell, Research Engineer, Talos

3:10 – 3:25 p.m.


3:25 – 4:20 p.m.

Create an Effective Phish Response Process

Victor Einfeldt, Director Security Architecture and Operations, Iridium Satellite LLC

4:20 – 5:15 p.m.

From the Frontlines: Reuse Emotet, Recycle Trickbot, Ryuk Ransomware

Brad Garnett, Security Technical Lead, Cisco
Pierre Cadieux, Security Technical Lead, Cisco
JJ Cummings, Threat Intelligence & Interdiction Lead, Talos

5:15 – 5:30 p.m.

Closing Remarks

Talos Leadership

5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Private Reception for Talos Summit Attendees


Designed to educate and inspire current and future security leaders — from responders and engineers, to VPs and CIOs — the Talos Threat Research Summit is for any technical practitioner who wants to learn defensive techniques.

SOC Analysts

Incident Responders

Security Engineers

Chief Information Officers

Chief Information Security Officers

Security Program Managers


The Talos Threat Research Summit will help you master the latest technical, practical, usable defensive techniques so that you can lead your organization successfully into the future. Use our Talos Threat Research Summit Proposal Letter  to convince your boss. At the Summit, attendees will:

  1. Develop the security skills needed for a thriving digital future

  2. Attend exclusive sessions presented by top Talos researchers and industry leaders

  3. Network and build connections with peers from around the world

  4. Understand how to use defensive techniques to drive desired business outcomes

  5. Learn to look at trends in the threat landscape as a defender

  6. Focus on the defender and defense strategies and tactics


The Talos Threat Research Summit one-day program will be held at Cisco Live on Sunday, June 9th. The program sold out in 2018, so register early to save your spot.

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