There is no shortage of security industry conferences and trade shows. Some are local in scope and some are national or international. Some are targeted at security training, others on security research and industry networking. With all the options, I think most would agree that it would have to be a really different and special conference to be worthwhile to add to the already crowded calendar of security events.

Well, it seems that just such a special and different kind of event is going to be held next month in San Francisco. The inaugural UNITED (“Using New Ideas To Empower Defenders”) Security Summit is being held September 19th and 20 th and is focused on innovation and collaboration in the security community. Bringing together security decision makers, practitioners, commercial vendors, open source projects and academia, UNITED will highlight technologies and approaches that will help organizations better cope with the increased security threats they are seeing on a daily basis.

What is really unique about UNITED is that it will be themed around the anatomy of a breach. UNITED was started by the folks at Rapid 7, developers of the Nexpose vulnerability management solution and Metasploit penetration testing program. However, there are many security companies and others sponsoring the event including FireMon, the Platinum sponsor of the event.

Additionally, FireMon’s VP of Business Development, Ward Holloway, will be speaking among many other industry veterans, including Chris Hoff, HD Moore, Alan Shimel and Gene Kim, to name a few.

UNITED promises to be a different kind of show and one that is well worth your time. All of us at FireMon are very excited to be part of UNITED. We promise this is one you don’t want to miss, so we hope you can make it! Click here for more information or to register.

Stay tuned as we are working on several other conferences that we will be announcing our attendance and sponsorship of soon.