If you're a security chief heading home from the RSA Conference today and feeling a little blue about returning to work on Monday, then cheer up because there's a CSO confab coming soon - and you're invited.
The CSO50 Conference - as its name implies - is for CSOs and senior IT executives who oversee information and cyber security. While RSA is the place to be for vendor demos and mass community networking with tens-of-thousands of attendees, CSO50 is a more intimate setting where you can meet up with other security chiefs and get down to brass tacks.
The whole idea behind the CSO50 is to deliver specialized content exclusively for the heads of security at corporations and government agencies. Instead of vendor pitches, there's roughly 40 sessions covering topics including cyber attacks, security intelligence, endpoint and application security, cloud and IT security, and security awareness for employees.
For CSOs and CISOs who are looking for answers on how to sell and fund their security programs, hire IT security experts, develop an IoT security strategy, and other strategic initiatives - nothing tops hearing from your peers who have 'been there, done that'.
There's an awards ceremony at CSO50 which recognizes the top security projects and initiatives over the past year. A panel of judges including security leaders, industry experts, and academics select 50 honorees each year. The event is a great way to meet thought leaders in person.
After spending the past week in a large convention hall, now you can look forward to a few days at The Wigwam resort in Phoenix. The Arizona landmark and Historic Hotel of America boasts legendary golf, a superb spa, four pools and distinctive cuisine.
The CSO50 takes place April 16-20, 2016. That's soon enough to keep your RSA bags packed -- just throw in some sunscreen for the desert sun. Registration info is here.