I was a guest of the HP Protect 2013 conference here in Washington, DC – September 16th – 19th, and for those of you who missed it next year promises to be even bigger and better. One of the highlights of this conference is all the true experts on premises. You’re right in being a little skeptical about a company-branded conference on security … I was too. For me the proof is in the reactions attendees give, so when one after another told me that there was a true benefit for them attending it turned me into a believer.
Raf-Podcaster-M.jpgThis year’s HP Protect, much like last year, was filled with HP security experts discussing products roadmaps, industry trends, and visionary concepts but that’s not where it ended. HP brought in outside speakers like Gary McGraw and others who have spent years building success and learning from failures – so that the attendees can benefit from the collective experience. In addition to all that, there were also customer-led sessions which is what people really got excited about. It’s interesting to hear how one customer runs one of our products, and then shares those practices and protols with others in the industry…that’s what many of the attendees really liked.