Bourbon and Banter for Successful SecOps

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Bourbon and Banter

California Summer Networking Events

With cyber attacks affecting organizations daily, there is never a dull moment in cybersecurity, especially for those within security operations who are at the forefront of managing any potential incident. Whatever your role, whether you are a systems engineer, security analyst, SOC manager or C-level executive, being part of building, managing and maintaining a successful and modern security operations center (SOC) is challenging.

Overcome Security Operations Challenges

Faced with a number of different ongoing hurdles and pain points, including but not limited to, increasing volumes of security alerts, management of numerous security tools, competition for skilled professionals, lack of knowledge transfer between analysts, budget constraints with security incidents becoming more costly, and the increasing need for legal and regulatory compliance, it is important for security operations, including its people processes and technologies to work collectively and seamlessly together as one.

The best security operations teams today consist of expert planning and communication, but benefit from the ability to collaborate and fuse knowledge and intelligence through a range of technical integrations and partnerships, but where do you start with so many vendors and solutions in the market today? That’s where “bourbon and banter” comes into play…

Bourbon and Banter Networking Events

In partnership with Skybox Security, Fortinet and Optiv, DFLabs will be hosting a number of Bourbon and Banter networking events this summer, starting with three locations in California this August, including San Francisco, Pleasanton and San Jose. Try some of the best bourbons around, enjoy delicious appetizers and engage in some great SecOps banter.

During these evenings of bourbon tasting, joined by Boozephreaks’ own spirits expert, Doctor Inkwell (a guest speaker at the Exploratorium’s Science of Cocktails and host of “In The Know” spirits section on local program CHN Now), attendees will get the chance to discuss their successes, raise their specific challenges and pain points, gain valuable insight from our experts and their peers, as well as discuss potential solutions.

Dates and Locations

San Francisco

Date: Thursday, August 1st

Time: 5:00pm - 7:30pm

Location: WeWork Market Street - 995 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

RSVP: Save you seat here.


Date: Wednesday, August 14th

Time: 5:00pm - 7.30pm

Location: Beer Baron - 336 St Mary’s Street, Pleasanton, CA 94566

RSVP: Save you seat here.

San Jose

Date: Thursday, August 22nd

Time: 5:00pm - 7.30pm

Location: WeWork Valley Towers - 75 E Santa Clara Street, San Jose, CA 95113

RSVP: Save you seat here.

What Your Will Learn

Having the right tools, people and processes in place are critical components for a successful security operations team and incident response program. Don’t miss your chance to learn more about how your security operations can be more successful and come away with answers to the following questions:

  • What is the difference between American whiskey and bourbon?
  • What is the distinction between big production flavor vs. small batch?
  • What are the best foods to serve with bourbon?
  • Why does keeping your firewall rules clean help with compliance audits?
  • Are Fortinet firewalls the fastest on the market?
  • How does DFLabs maximize analyst efficiency by over 75%?

Register and save the date for your local event and join us for Bourbon and Banter - Making SecOps Better Since 2019! We look forward to seeing you there.

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