Boost 2019

Customer Conference

Monday, June 24 | Boston | Seaport World Trade Center

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Learn, Plan, and Advance Your Security Playbook

No matter where you are in your cloud journey, you have a place here. Join us in Boston the day before AWS re:Inforce to talk about assessing, monitoring, and operationalizing security for your cloud and hybrid environments.

The action-packed agenda will allow you to:

  • Deep dive into Rapid7 solutions designed to secure cloud environments
  • Gain insight into Rapid7’s product roadmap
  • Hear about cool new research
  • Network with other security peers
  • Book time with the Rapid7 Support Team
  • Earn 8 CPE Credits

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Featured Speakers

Session Speakers

Derek Abdine
Senior Director, Security Research, Rapid7
Sydney Coffaro
Insight Technical Specialist, Rapid7
Teresa Copple
Principal Security Consultant, Rapid7
Spencer Engleson
Lead Insight Technical Specialist, Rapid7
Josh Frantz
Senior Security Consultant, Rapid7
Garrett Gross
Senior Insight Technical Specialist, Rapid7
Aniket Menon
Senior Product Manager, Rapid7
Justin Prince
Lead Insight Technical Specialist, Rapid7
Nadean Tanner
Lead Technical Education Specialist, Rapid7
Tyler Schmidtke
Senior Software Development Consultant, Rapid7
Wade Woolwine
Director, Managed Services, Rapid7


8:00 - 9:30AM
Breakfast, Networking, and Support Consultations

Keynotes and General Sessions

9:30 - 10AM
Evolution of Cloud Computing

Corey Thomas, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Rapid7

Nearly all organizations are undergoing a cloud transformation- but are today’s security programs equipped to adequately address the evolving cloud landscape? Rapid7’s CEO Corey Thomas will address the impact cloud transformation has on customers now, the trends that will impact organizations in the future and Rapid7’s cloud strategy to support you throughout your journey.

10 - 10:30AM
The Once and Future Cloud

Tas Giakouminakis, Co-Founder & Chief Technology Officer, Rapid7

Journey back to the future with Rapid7’s Chief Technology Officer, Tas Giakouminakis, as he examines the consequences of prioritizing innovation at the expense of security, and how our internet-connected-"everything" future has never been brighter, provided we're willing to improve how we build resilience into our systems and processes.

10:30 - 11:15AM
Securely Advancing

Customer Panel

How are your peers addressing their own cloud migration and transformation? With panel moderator Stephanie Balaouras from Forrester, Rapid7 customers Jeffrey Gardner from Landmark Health, Tony Hamil from Hillwood Development Company, and John Harte from Starr Companies, will share their strategies, approaches, and best practices as they securely advance their businesses.

11:15 - 11:45AM
Enabling Secure Cloud Transformation

Lee Weiner, Chief Product Officer, Rapid7

Cloud transformation impacts nearly all areas of business operations and has changed everything from how employees operate to how businesses deliver products and services. Rapid7’s Chief Product Officer Lee Weiner will explore how you can migrate to the cloud in a secure manner.


12 - 1:30PM
Roundtable Lunch and Learning Stations

Afternoon Tracks

1:30 - 5PM
Tracks and Hands-On Product Sessions
Track A:

Hands-On Labs

Track B:

Achieving Impact & Outcomes

Track C:

Advancing Your Cloud Security Program

1:30 - 2:30PM

Track A

InsightVM Lab

Josh Frantz, Senior Security Consultant, Rapid7

Limited to 50 attendees

Learn how to remediate vulnerabilities faster with Rapid7’s InsightVM. You’ll explore how to ensure all of your EC2 instances in AWS are assessed for vulnerabilities without the need for scan engines or credentials, while also receiving real-time remediation information for your misconfigurations in AWS including password policies and security group settings.

Track B

Reduce Risk Exposure

Derek Abdine, Senior Director, Security Research, Rapid7

As you shift more infrastructure into cloud environments, what proactive measures should you take to reduce exposure? Hear about key configuration mistakes that can be easily identified, using live examples from Rapid7's internet scanning project, Sonar, and global honeynet, Heisenberg.

Track C

Stories from the Cloud: Incident Response

Wade Woolwine, Director, Managed Services, Rapid7

Wondering what types of breaches your peers are experiencing? Hear from experts who have responded to breaches in both on-premise environments as well as cloud deployments to learn the differences in response approaches, how to handle vendor uncertainty, and what you should be incorporating into your existing program.

2:45 - 3:45PM

Track A

InsightIDR Lab

Teresa Copple, Principal Security Consultant, Rapid7

Limited to 50 attendees

Learn how to gain visibility across your entire environment, detect attackers with analytics, and automate your response to conserve manpower with Rapid7’s InsightIDR. To speed up the incident detection and response lifecycle, you’ll automate the identification and quarantining process of an asset running unauthorized software.

Track B

Cloud Threat Landscape

Garrett Gross, Senior Insight Technical Specialist, Rapid7 and Justin Prince, Lead Insight Technical Specialist, Rapid7

Cloud technologies provide unbridled power to expand your company’s infrastructure. However, if left unchecked you can be exposed to a new threat vector for hackers to exploit. Learn how cloud assessment capabilities will help ensure a secure journey to the cloud.

Track C

The Cloud Technology Ecosystem

Aniket Menon, Senior Product Manager, Rapid7

Cloud security is complex. Partnering and integrating with your cloud and on-prem ecosystem is essential to mitigating threats. Gain an understanding of the various cloud technologies that exist today, and learn how you can overcome the operational challenges managing and securing these environments.

4 - 5PM

Track A

InsightConnect Lab

Tyler Schmidtke, Senior Software Development Consultant, Rapid7

Limited to 50 attendees

Learn how to eliminate the burden of manually managing user accounts. Accelerating and streamlining your time-intensive processes is a key way to improve your security posture. You’ll walk through a variety of automation use cases and build a workflow that automates the de-provisioning of user accounts to see InsightConnect in action.

Track B

Accelerating Detection and Response in the Cloud

Sydney Coffaro, Insight Technical Specialist, Rapid7 and Spencer Engleson, Lead Insight Technical Specialist, Rapid7

As threats have evolved, detection and response have become key components to securing infrastructure in the cloud. With the help of AWS Security Hub, learn how you can not only collect, analyze and remediate threats in your cloud infrastructure but automate the process so you can do so without any human intervention.

Track C

Critical Elements for Your Cloud Security Strategy

Stephanie Balaouras, Vice President, Research Director, Forrester

Panelists: Matthew Evans, Manager, Enterprise Security, Rotary International; Jeffrey Gardner, Director of Information Security, Landmark Health; Chaim Mazal, Director of Information Security, ActiveCampaign

Cybersecurity program challenges are not limited to particular companies or industries. Learn more about the most common challenges security leaders have in running enterprise programs, strategies for aligning internally with technology teams, and presenting meaningful risks to your business leaders.

Reception @ Committee

5:30 - 7PM

Join us after an exciting day of sessions for some drinks, apps, and conversation at Committee in the Boston waterfront.

Monday, June 24, 2019

50 Northern Ave. Boston



Seaport World Trade Center

200 Seaport Boulevard
Boston, MA 02210

Located in Boston’s Seaport District (right by the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, the scene of AWS re:Inforce)


We will validate all self-parking passes for the Seaport Hotel garage.

Got some free time? Explore the city!

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Spend the day before AWS re:Inforce digging into cloud security at the Rapid7 customer conference.