Rapid7’s annual UNITED Summit is fast approaching, on September 13th and 14th in Boston. As a past attendee (both as a customer and as a Moose), I can assure you that UNITED is a great opportunity to learn about emerging and ongoing cybersecurity and IT topics—from the Rapid7 team and from experts across many different industries.

My favorite example of this is the Industry Roundtables, scheduled on Wednesday, September 13th. These roundtables will focus on the Retail, Finance, Software Technology & Communications, Government, Healthcare, Manufacturing, and Higher Education industries, so we hope there is something for everyone in attendance. The best part about these roundtables is that it’s an opportunity for you to connect with other people in your industry that likely share similar priorities and concerns. It’s a chance for you to share your experiences with your peers, get feedback from others on current or future initiatives, and make new connections within your industry.

To ensure that we’ve created the right atmosphere for these roundtables, no media, industry analysts, or sales professionals are permitted to attend these sessions. Read more about the rules of engagement here.

Last year’s roundtables covered topics such as budgetary constraints and how to work around them, industry specific regulations, the challenge of obtaining buy-in and support for security initiatives, and even interoffice politics. Some of the groups even stayed in touch after UNITED to keep the discussion going. Given that each industry has a unique set of cyber and IT challenges, these roundtables will offer you the opportunity to network with others who have similar environments.

If you haven’t already done so, register for UNITED, and be sure to join the industry round tables while you’re there. Look for me in all of the Assess & Remediate track sessions. I look forward to seeing you soon in Boston!