Submission Guidelines

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Share your security knowledge and expertise with professionals from around the globe by presenting at FOCUS 12.

Speaking at FOCUS is an excellent way to demonstrate the innovation of your organization's security initiatives. You'll connect with a diverse audience of professionals—more than 3,000 attendees in all. And as a FOCUS speaker, your conference fee is waived*—a $995 savings. Take advantage of this valuable opportunity and submit your topic today.

* Speaker is responsible for travel costs, hotel fees, and all other expenses.

When submitting a topic for FOCUS 12, be sure to take the following guidelines into consideration. FOCUS presentations should be 45 minutes in length, with an additional 15 minutes for questions and answers. Ideal presentations will:
  • Focus on best practices
  • Offer in-depth technical strategies to combat the latest threats and attacks
  • Incorporate specific customer case studies
  • Present a clear value proposition
  • Be user-focused, not promotional

Your presentation should map to one of the following session tracks:
  • Network Security: Next-Generation Threats, Next-Generation Protection Solutions
  • Security Management: The GPS of Security
  • Protecting the Device, the Data, and the Applications
  • Building Your Strategic Security Plan
  • McAfee Labs
  • Next-Generation Endpoint Security
  • Data Protection: The Easy Way
  • Next-Generation Data Center: Maximizing the Payoff
  • Standards, Alliances, and Guidance to Compliance
  • Public Sector: Efficiently Embracing State-of-the-Art Security Technologies
  • Protecting Critical Infrastructure
  • Stronger Security Through SIEM
  • Securing Web and Email
See the Breakout Sessions page for complete information on FOCUS tracks.

Presentations will be judged for their strength of user-focus, especially around expected or derived business value and technical merit. Be sure to address one or more of the following business benefits:
  • Accurate threat detection and response
  • Demonstrating and measuring compliance
  • Improved patch management
  • Improving productivity
  • Improving response times
  • Improving threat correlation
  • Lower management costs
  • Minimizing human error
  • Minimizing the impact of new regulations
  • Raising operational efficiency
  • Reducing audit costs
  • Reducing complexity
  • Reducing user disruption
  • Streamlining and automating manual processes
  • Systematic policy enforcement
Additionally, your presentation should address important security issues or relevant subject areas, such as:
  • Data Loss Prevention
  • Endpoint Encryption
  • Removable Media Security
  • Mobile Security
  • Email Security
  • Web Security
  • Endpoint Protection
  • Server Security
  • Database Security
  • Network Security
  • Firewall Refresh
  • Network Access Control
  • Network Behavior Analysis
  • Network Intrusion Prevention
  • Compliance Mandates
  • Vulnerability Management
  • SIEM/SIM
  • Log Management
  • Identity and Access Management
  • Risk Management and Improved Visibility
  • Security Management (ePolicy Orchestrator)
Important FOCUS Speaker Dates
April 20 Call for Topics Open
May 11 Call for Topics Ends
June Speakers Notified
September 21 Presentations Due
October 22-24 FOCUS 12

If you have questions regarding FOCUS 12 Call for Topics, contact speakers@mcafee.com.