The annual AWS re:Inforce event brings together security professionals from across the country to learn the latest on data protection; governance, risk, and compliance; identity and access management; network and infrastructure security; threat detection and incident response; and application security. On June 10-12, the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia hosts the 2024 event.

AWS re:Inforce may prove to be daunting even for the most seasoned conference attendees. Everyone has different reasons for attending re:Inforce; some go for the potential product launches by AWS, others seek personal education and AWS training, while many attend to network with AWS partners and demo the latest cloud innovations. Due to the scale of this show, we’ve pooled our team’s top tips on maximizing your time in Philadelphia.

Make Time for the AWS re:Inforce Keynote

On Tuesday, June 11 beginning at 9 a.m., the annual keynote features AWS CISO Chris Betz who will unveil the newest advancements and vision for AWS Security. Discover how AWS secures the cloud and empowers customers to navigate quickly and securely. Joining Chris on stage will be Steve Schmidt, Amazon CSO, who will offer his perspective on how fostering a robust security culture can support the safe integration of generative AI within your business. Gain actionable insights from engaging customer stories and expert guidance on securing your infrastructure, applications, and customer data effectively with AWS solutions.

New for 2024 — Innovation Talks

Replacing their traditional leadership sessions, re:Inforce 2024 is introducing Innovation Talks. These programs focus on topics that are critical to AWS users’ business needs and spotlight advancements AWS has taken to meet them. Topics include:

Provably secure authorization

In this session, learn how AWS uses automated reasoning to prove the security properties of AWS access controls, namely IAM authorization as well as capabilities and services AWS built to verify your own security posture.

The building blocks of a resilient culture of security

Explore strategies and examples of how to build an organizational culture where security is valued as foundational to business security.

Generative AI’s impact on security

In this presentation, AWS leaders share the latest best practices to securely harness the power of generative AI on AWS.

Explorations of cryptography research

This moderated panel with some of the world’s leading cryptography researchers delves into their latest research at Amazon and how AWS invests on behalf of customers.

And There Are More Learning Opportunities with Breakout Content

Through AWS re:Inforce Breakout Content, you can increase your knowledge about security, identity, and compliance through these tracks broken into more than 25 sessions:

  • Application security
  • Data protection
  • Generative AI
  • Governance, risk, and compliance
  • Identity and access management
  • Network and infrastructure security
  • Threat detection and incident response

While in Philadelphia, create the education path that works best for you. Session types in 2024 include:

  • Breakout sessions (60 minutes)
  • Builders’ sessions (60 minutes)
  • Chalk talks (60 minutes)
  • Code talks (60 minutes)
  • Gamified learning sessions (150 minutes)
  • Lightning talks (20 minutes)
  • Workshops (120 minutes)

Fortra, a Gold sponsor of AWS re:Inforce, is leading a Lightning talk focusing on critical security mechanisms to guard your cloud environment (SEC221-S). This lightning talk focuses on critical security mechanisms to guard what is most important to your business. More details to come on the day and time in the AWS re:Inforce catalog.

Once you register for re:Inforce, you’ll be given full access to the show catalog available through the Attendee Portal. In the portal, you’ll be able to search and filter sessions and save your favorites. .

Walk the AWS re:Inforce Floor

Take a look at the expo map before arriving in Philadelphia to see what companies will be in attendance — Fortra is in booth #443. Consider having your first visit to the exposition as a true walk through, where you take in all that’s at AWS re:Inforce without stopping at any booths. Note exhibitors who look interesting but weren’t on your radar when you were making plans. The expo opens at 8 a.m. on June 11 so you could walk the floor before the keynote address.

Set Your AWS re:Inforce Appointments

Don’t let the opportunity slip by to really connect with potential suppliers or your current partners. Reach out before arriving in Philadelphia to ensure you have time set for some valuable 1:1 interaction.

And we’re hoping to see you at re:Inforce! Setting up a meeting with Fortra’s Alert Logic couldn’t be easier. Just complete our meeting form, and we’ll get an appointment on the books that works with your schedule. Learn more about Fortra at re:Inforce.

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It’s All About Philly!

If you’re hoping to take a customer to dinner, reconnect with your team after a day at re:Inforce or spend some vacation time before or after the event, planning is they key! Philadelphia is a popular destination, and you don’t want to be in a scramble for a dinner reservation. Check out Official Philly Tourism and Visitor Information | Visit Philadelphia or Philadelphia Visitors Guide – DiscoverPHL for some great information on restaurants and things to do in Philadelphia.

If you’re traveling by air, you’ll be landing at Philadelphia International Airport which is just seven miles from the city center. But air travel is not the only way to get to Philly as the area is served by Amtrak, which provides service along the Northeast Corridor and points west and south.

Heather Wiederhoeft
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Heather Wiederhoeft
Heather McLean Wiederhoeft is the Senior Content and Social Media Creator for Fortra’s Alert Logic. An accomplished strategic communicator, she brings more than 30 years’ experience in content creation, marketing communications, public relations, and publication development to the team.

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