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FloCon 2024 Announces Full Program and Continuing Education Units

FloCon 2024 Announces Full Program and Continuing Education Units

December 4, 2023—Organizers of FloCon have released the 2024 event’s full program of speakers, training, and networking events. The agenda features 20 speakers, a demonstration and poster session, and two training tracks, for which attendees are eligible to receive continuing education units. FloCon, the Software Engineering Institute’s (SEI’s) annual conference on using collected data to defend enterprise networks, will take place January 9-11, 2024, in Mobile, Alabama. Registration will remain open through the start of the conference.

Newly added presentation topics include

  • defining a repeatable logical flow supporting cybersecurity analytic efforts in a data lake
  • application of the standard analytical process to specific use cases
  • using agents, groups, and templates in a unified command-line tool to streamline security tasks
  • working with cloud flow data
  • novel network data sets based on the MITRE ATT&CK Framework
  • securing Active Directory operations in untrusted regions
  • artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) for predictive cybersecurity
  • using incident reports to improve measurability of risk exposure for predictability

The demonstration and poster session will cover demystifying cloud monitoring, software-defined orchestration of 5G network slicing, and applying a wide-angle lens approach for cybersecurity use cases.

FloCon attendees can get to know each other during the event’s off-site networking reception at the GulfQuest National Maritime Museum.

They can also learn valuable skills and earn 1.5 continuing education units in one of two training tracks, included with the cost of registration. In the first workshop, the SEI CERT Division’s Clarence Worrell and Tim Shimeall will teach “NetFlow Data Cleaning and Feature Engineering,” or how to process network flow data to meet the requirements of modeling methods applied in AI, ML, and other analysis approaches. In the second workshop, “Jupyter in Security: Applying Data Science Tools for Analyzing Suricata EVE,” the Open Information Security Foundation’s Peter Manev will explore how to how to apply situational cybersecurity knowledge to ML more effectively.

Learn more about FloCon and its agenda, and register to attend, on the event’s website.