2019 Chicago Symposium
How Purple Teaming Takes Security to New Levels

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Thursday, June 6, 2019 | 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
The Mid-America Club, 200 E. Randolph Dr. 80th Floor, Room: Frank Lloyd Wright 1 & 2, Chicago, IL

Your Red Team does one thing, your Blue Team does the other, and they don’t talk. You struggle to get them on the same page and achieve the true value of these exercises. What to do?

Security teams know there are problems with their current approach but need concrete guidance to overcome them.

This 5-hour symposium, led by IANS Faculty member Dave Kennedy, will help attendees pinpoint their weaknesses and return to their organizations with solutions that include:

  • The most valuable KPIs to use for these activities, and how to properly identify and manage them
  • New automated tools to test the effectiveness of a response during an exercise
  • Balanced scorecards for direct tracking of capabilities


This symposium is designed for anyone involved in planning or participating in Red/Blue/Purple Team exercises. The topics will be accessible to relative newcomers but will be most useful to those who are already well on their way to surfacing and addressing the challenges.

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2019 Chicago Symposium Facilitators


Dave Kennedy

CEO, TrustedSec & IANS Faculty

Dave is the President and CEO of TrustedSec, an information security consulting company. David was a Chief Security Officer for an international Fortune 1000 company located in over 77 countries with over 18,000 employees. David developed a global security program with a large dedicated team. He is considered a thought leader in the security field and has presented at many conferences worldwide and had guest appearances on FoxNews, BBC, and other high-profile media outlets. David is the Founder of DerbyCon, a large-scale security conference in Louisville, KY. He also authored Metasploit: The Penetration Testers Guide, which was number one on Amazon.com in security for over 6 months. David is a founding member of the "Penetration Testing Execution Standard (PTES)," the industry leading methodologies and guidelines for performing penetration tests. Dave received a BA of Arts from Malone University in Ohio. Dave has many certifications including OSCE, QSA, OSCE, OSCP, CISSP, ISO 27001, GSEC, and MCSE. Dave also served in the Marines for five years working on intelligence related missions. He enjoys scuba diving, handy work, Destiny, fine bourbons and getting away to the country without cell reception.

The Mid-America Club

200 East Randolph Drive, 80th Floor, Chicago, IL 60601 | Room: Frank Lloyd Wright 1 & 2

Attendee Qualification

This Symposium is produced by IANS, which reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to limit or deny access to the Symposium to any entity or individual. IANS’ receipt of a registration application does not constitute acceptance. Individuals from Information Security Solution Providers (software, hardware, and consulting companies) are not eligible to attend. Symposiums are open to IANS clients that are Credential Holders and qualified Information Security Practitioners identified by IANS.

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