Cisco Talos Threat Research Summit

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

The 2018 Cisco Talos Threat
Research Summit is SOLD OUT


Thank you for your interest in the 2018 Cisco Talos Threat Research Summit at Cisco Live. The Summit is sold out and due to capacity regulations, we are unable to accept additional registrations. We invite you to browse other education offerings at Cisco Live in Orlando, including the Technical Education Program, which includes a variety of business and technical sessions.


Join us in Orlando on June 10 prior to Cisco Live for the first ever Cisco Talos Threat Research Summit, a one-day conference by defenders, for defenders, 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.




Hyatt Regency Orlando
9801 International Drive, Orlando, Florida, USA, 32819


Sunday, June 10, 7:00 am – 7:30 pm


Registration Hours: 7:00 am – 6:00 pm


Opening Remarks


Keynote: You are not taking this seriously

Lurene Grenier, Researcher, Immunity Inc.


Defending Cisco

Mike Scheck, Director CSIRT, Cisco




Cisco on the Case: How the company’s defense-oriented organizations work together to conquer the latest challenges

Panel: Omar Santos, Jared Pendleton, Matt Olney




Infosec time machine: Securing your network like it’s 1999

Nick Biasini, Threat Researcher, Talos


SOC How-to

Matthew Valites, Senior Security Specialist, Splunk




Analysis and Detection of Malicious OLEs

Ashlee Benge, Research Engineer, Talos


The importance of visibility in a world where we are going blind

Aaron Woland, Principal Engineer, Advanced Threat Security, Cisco


Closing Remarks


Cisco Talos Threat Research Summit Reception

Join members of Talos and fellow attendees for a networking reception

Day/Time: Sunday, June 10, 5:30 – 7:30 pm


*Agenda subject to change


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

SOC Analysts

Incident Responders

Security Engineers

Chief Technology Officers

Chief Information Officers

Security Program Managers

Benefits of Attending

The Cisco 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 Cisco Talos Threat Research Summit Proposal Letter  to convince your boss. At the Summit, attendees will:


Develop the security skills needed for a thriving digital future


Attend exclusive sessions presented by top Talos researchers and industry leaders


Network and build connections with peers from around the world


Understand how to use defensive techniques to drive desired business outcomes


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


Focus on the defender and defense strategies and tactics

Content Themes

Our one-day program features a custom, curated agenda focusing on the topics and themes that interest security leaders most. Topics for this year’s program include:


  • How to secure your network like it’s 1999
  • What visibility means in a world where encryption is increasing
  • Methods Talos uses to analyze malicious OLEs
  • Real-life threats facing network infrastructure today
  • Best practices for defending infrastructure
  • How Cisco responds to vulnerabilities in its products


There are two ways to register for the Cisco Talos Threat Research Summit:


  1. Register for the Cisco Talos Threat Research Summit standalone event on Sunday, June 10 for $195.*
  2. Add Cisco Talos Threat Research Summit add-on to any existing registration package for $195.


*The Cisco Talos Threat Research Summit standalone pass provides access to the Sunday, June 10 event only and does not include access to Cisco Live.

Thank you to our Premier Sponsor:

Cisco would like to thank the following Diamond Sponsors: