New Security Conference 'Converge' Coming In July

DETROIT — Converge, a new IT security conference is coming to the newly renovated Cobo Center in downtown Detroit Thursday and Friday, July 10 and 11.

The organizers of three successful years of a smaller security conference, BSides Detroit, are staging the event. The fourth BSides event will still be held, on Saturday, July 12.

The Ann Arbor-based two-factor authentication provider Duo Security is an event sponsor.

Presentation topics will include trends in authentication security, security in the software development life cycle, mobile application security, intrusion detection, security event monitoring, network flow analysis, malware analysis and more.

Keynoters include Nicholas J. Percoco, vice president of strategic services at Rapid7, on “Hackers: Superheroes Of A Slightly Dark Future”; Zach Lanier, senior security researcher with Duo Security, on “Everything’s Gone Green: A Reflection On ‘Growing Up’ In ‘The Industry'”; and veteran technologist and industry analyst Richard Stiennon, chief research analyst at IT Harvest, on “How The Surveillance State Changes IT Security Forever.”

Sign up or get more information at

Register at this link. The cost to attend Converge and BSides Detroit is $125.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.