Lancope's 2nd Annual User Conference



Thanks so much to all who attended VISION 2014, Lancope’s second annual user conference, and making it a huge success! We thought we’d share some pictures and attendee feedback.

Be on the lookout for VISION 2015 "Save the Date" info – as next year’s event will be bigger and even better than this year’s conference! Click here for photos and attendee comments.

Lancope’s VISION user conference is the premier industry event for Advanced Threat Protection with Context Aware Security. Join us in Atlanta, GA from Tuesday, October 14 - Thursday, October 16, for an incredible 2 ½ days of knowledge sharing, education, collaboration, networking and fun.

From cyber strategy to best practices to interoperability with the existing security stack, the VISION agenda delivers the hands-on expertise needed to operationalize security intelligence.

Come to VISION to:

  • Listen to industry leaders from Forrester Research and IT-Harvest share the future of the cyber security and proactive steps to mitigate risk
  • Earn 11 CPE credits
  • Learn how other organizations are using StealthWatch to protect their global networks
  • Learn best practices for operationalizing security intelligence and fending off advanced targeted threats using StealthWatch
  • Get a preview of the StealthWatch product roadmap
  • Gain tips and techniques for maximizing StealthWatch usability
  • Extend interoperability of StealthWatch with SIEMs, NGFW, IPS, etc.
  • Receive FREE training / One-on-One Support

This year we were proud to be sponsored by Cisco.

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Agenda at a Glance

Below is a high-level agenda for VISION 2014.

Tuesday, October 14

3:00 – 8:00 pm

Registration / Info Desk

6:00 – 8:30 pm

Welcome Reception at Rooftop 866 ( Hotel Rooftop Terrace )

Wednesday, October 15

8:00 am – 6:00 pm

Registration / Info Desk

8:00 – 8:30 am

Breakfast / Networking



8:30 – 9 a.m

Mike Potts – CEO/President, Lancope

9 :00– 9:45 am

Opening Keynote: How The Surveillance State
Is Changing IT Security Forever

Richard Stiennon, IT Harvest  (1 CPE Credit) 

9:45 – 10:30 am

How Lancope Is Significantly Raising the Cost to Adversaries
TK Keanini – CTO, Lancope   (1 CPE Credit)

10:30 – 10:45 am

Break / Networking / Get questions answered

10:45 – 11:45 am

Preview of Lancope’s Product Roadmap – including StealthWatch System and New Product Offerings
Kerry Armistead – VP Product Management, Lancope

11:45 – 12:15 pm

Introducing Lancope’s New Customer Success Organization
Ken O'Reilly – VP Customer Success, Lancope

12:15 – 1:00 pm

Lunch / Networking (Birds of a Feather Industry Roundtables)

1:00 – 1:45 pm

Customer Use Case 1: Block Network-Based Attacks: Gaining Deeper Insight into Data Center Issues Before They Become Large Scale Problems
Guest Speaker  
(1 CPE Credit)

1:45 – 2:30 pm

Advanced Tuning for Early Threat Detection
Charles Herring – Consulting Security Architect, Lancope (1 CPE Credit)

2:30 – 2:45 pm

Break / Networking / Get your questions answered

Note for Focus Groups: Technical Users will be evenly divided into
two Product Roadmap Focus Groups for two sessions each

2:45 – 3:30 pm

Focus Group 1A:
Network Security Monitoring

Focus Group 1B: Cloud

3:30– 4:15 pm

Focus Group 2A: Threat Intelligence

Focus Group 2B: Incident Response

4:15 – 5:00 pm

Protecting the Crown Jewels via Compliance/Segmentation Monitoring
Charles Herring – Consulting Security Architect, Lancope  (1 CPE Credit)

5:00 – 5:15 pm


5:15 pm

Meet in Hotel Lobby for Transport to Evening Networking Event

5:30 – 7:00 pm

Networking Reception - Yard House in Atlantic Station

7:00 pm

Transportation back to hotel for those not going to the Show

7:00 – 9:30 pm

Cirque du Soleil's  "Amaluna" show - in Atlantic Station

9:45 / 10:30 / 11:30 p.m

Scheduled Transportation from Atlantic Station back to Hotel

Thursday, October 16

8:00 – 8:30 am

Breakfast / Networking



8:30 – 9:00 am

Day 2 Welcome & Cisco Sponsor Presentation
Mike Potts – CEO/President, Lancope,
Scott Harrell – Vice President of Product Management for the Security Business Group (SBG), Cisco

9:00 – 9:45 am

Keynote: Still Planning for Failure (will include Forrester's Targeted-Attack Hierarchy Of Needs)
Rick Holland, Forrester Research (1 CPE Credit)

9:45 – 10:00 am

Break / Networking / Get questions answered

10:00 – 10:45 am

Evolving Threat Landscape with StealthWatch Labs: Detecting Heart Bleed and Crypto-Locker type attacks
Tom Cross – Director of Security Research, Lancope
Brandon Tansey – Research Engineer, Lancope   (1 CPE Credit)

10:45 – 11:30 am

Customer Use Case 2: Situational Awareness with StealthWatch:
Interoperability with SPLUNK, Cisco ISE, and Gigamon

Jamison Budacki – Senior Information Security Analyst, Erie Insurance Group
(1 CPE Credit)

11:30 am – 12:15 pm

Lunch / Networking / Birds of a Feather Industry Tables

12:15 – 12:45 pm

Technology Advisory Council Panel Discussion

  • Seth Bromberger – Principal, NCI Security LLC
  • Steve MacLellan – Founder & CEO, Blue Sky Management & Research
  • Darrin Miller – Distinguished Technical Marketing Engineer, Cisco Systems Inc.
  • Michael Murray – Director, Cyber Security Consulting and Assessment, GE Healthcare
  • Skip Stellhorn – CSO, Big Monocle
  • Moderator: TK Keanini – CTO, Lancope

12:45 – 1:30 pm

Customer Use Case 3: OpenStack and Incident Response
Raymond Hicks – President & CEO, 5th Column LLC
Daniel Flynn – VP Operations, 5th Column LLC   (1 CPE Credit)

1:30 – 1:45 pm

Break / Networking / Get questions answered

1:45 – 2:30 pm

Customer Use Case 4: Collaboration, Confidentiality, and Calm: StealthWatch for Attack Prevention on High-Speed Mix-Use Networks
Adam Goldstein – IT Security Engineer, Dartmouth College  (1 CPE Credit)

2:30 – 2:45 pm

Closing Comments
Mike Potts – CEO/President, Lancope

2:45 - 4:15 pm

Departures OR Optional Training / 1:1 Support (Must pre-register to attend)


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Registration Fee

  • Registration is now closed. You may still register on-site at the hotel.
  • On-site Registration $599 October 9 – October 16, 2014

Hotel & Travel


Lancope’s 2nd annual user conference, VISION, will be held at The Renaissance Atlanta Midtown Hotel located at 866 W. Peachtree Street, NW Atlanta, Georgia 30308.

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About the Renaissance Atlanta Midtown Hotel

Welcome to a world of modern sophistication in the epicenter of Atlanta's music and artistic scene at Renaissance Atlanta Midtown Hotel, featuring spacious rooms, Aveda amenities and inspiring views. Discover a sense of arrival as you mingle with friends or co-workers in our inviting Atlanta luxury hotel lobby, showcasing an alluring fireplace, a floating 442-gallon salt water aquarium and dramatic back-lit onyx ceiling and wall. The trendy boutique Atlanta, GA, Midtown hotel is home to one of midtown's great dining experiences, Briza Restaurant, and local hotspot Rooftop 866. With an idyllic location, this luxury hotel in Atlanta, GA, is steps from Georgia Tech, Piedmont Park, restaurants and nightlife. This Atlanta, GA, luxury hotel is among the premier hotels in Midtown Atlanta, offering charming ballrooms and outdoor terraces, accented by seating areas, cabanas and striking views. Discover the finest among midtown Atlanta hotels at Renaissance Atlanta Midtown.

Hotel Reservations

Lancope’s VISION 2014 attendees will receive a special group discount rate of U.S. $149.00 plus tax per night if reservations are made on or before Friday, September 26, 2014.

To reserve online please click here
Or, please call (678)412-2400 (toll free 1-800-716-6009) and reference VISION - Lancope's user conference to get the discounted rate.

Conference Attire:

Attire for all conference functions is business casual.

Weather in Atlanta:

Typical weather in Atlanta this time of year is a high of 73F and a low of 54F. You may view the current weather forecast here.

Directions & Transportation

Driving Directions from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL):

Hotel Location: 866 W Peachtree St NW, Atlanta, GA 30308-1123 US
Total Estimated Time: 19 minutes | Distance: 13.78 miles

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  1. Start out going southwest on Airport Blvd toward Airport Cir. (go 0.81 miles)
  2. Turn right onto Riverdale Rd/GA-139.
    - If you are on Airport View Rd and reach Sullivan Rd you've gone about 0.2 miles too far (go 0.22 miles)
  3. Merge onto I-85 N toward Atlanta.
    - If you reach T Owen Smith Blvd you've gone about 0.2 miles too far (go 11.87 miles)
  4. Take the Spring St exit, EXIT 249D, toward US-19/US-29/W Peachtree St. (go 0.16 miles)
  5. Keep left to take the ramp toward US-29 N/US-19/W Peachtree St/US-78. (go 0.04 miles)
  6. Turn slight right onto Linden Ave NW. (go 0.08 miles)
  7. Take the 1st left onto W Peachtree St NW.
    - Melia Atlanta is on the corner
    - If you are on Linden Ave NE and reach Peachtree St NE you've gone about 0.1 miles too far (go 0.6 miles)
  8. 866 W PEACHTREE ST NW is on the left.
    - Your destination is just past Abercrombie Pl NW
    - If you reach 7th St NE you've gone a little too far (go 0 miles)

General Transportation Information

  • Average cab fare from airport: $35 plus gratuity
  • Renaissance Parking is Valet only and charged by the hour.
  • Parking at the hotel: Please just pull up to unloading area in the front of the hotel on West Peachtree Street.
    • 0-2 hours $10.00
    • 2-4 hours $15.00
    • 4-8 hours $20.00
    • Anything over 8 hours or Overnight $32.00
  • Hotel discount: Lancope VISION attendees will receive a 20% discount to the rates above.
  • Anything over 8 hours or Overnight will be $25

Other Local Parking Options:

Please view or download pdf Atlanta Midtown self parking options

Atlanta’s Public Transportation / Train System - MARTA information

From the Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson airport to hotel: Take Marta directly from the Airport to the Midtown Station, $2.50 one way and it will drop you off 1 block from our hotel. Upon arrival at the Midtown Station follow directions to West Peachtree street heading south towards 6th street.

Networking Events

Welcome Reception

Lancope is kicking off VISION with a welcome reception on the Rooftop Terrace of the hotel (Rooftop 866) on Tuesday, October 15th from 6:00 – 8:30 pm. We want to welcome everyone to Atlanta and to start the networking immediately.

Please join us at Rooftop 866 to get VISION off to a great start.

Experience this one-of-a-kind lounge in Atlanta. Enjoy refreshing cocktails and seasonal bites as you sit in your private Atlanta rooftop lounge cabana surrounded by lush landscaping, herb garden, lemon trees, and dramatic fire pits.

This gorgeous outdoor space, reminiscent of a rooftop garden, combines the vibrant energy of the neighborhood with the serene and calming feel of sitting under the stars, Rooftop 866 provides the ideal location for the ultimate night out.

rooftop 866 - top image taken by featured on hotel facebook page

Wednesday Evening Networking Reception/Event

Join us for a reception at Yard House from 5:30 – 7:00 pm, followed by Cirque du Soleil’s “Amaluna” show from 7:30- 9:30 pm.

Yard House, located in Atlantic Station (a couple miles from the hotel), is an award-winning, American restaurant and sports bar with more than 100 taps of draft beer, flat screens everywhere, classic rock music, an art gallery, and American -fusion cuisine. We will have exclusive use of the covered patio. (At 7:00 pm, everyone will walk from the reception to the show).

Lancope’s VISION attendees will have a block of great seats at Amaluna on the lower level. And, for anyone that has never attended a Cirque show, it is an amazing event that you will never forget! This entire evening will be a great opportunity to network with your peers, as well as Lancope folks; and promises to be an exciting and entertaining evening.

Transportation is provided from the hotel to Yard House at 5:15 pm, and a bus will return to the hotel at 7:00 pm – for those that choose not to go to the show. After the show, buses will run back to the hotel at 9:45 pm. And, for those that want to stay in Atlantic Station, we’ll have buses scheduled at both 10:30 pm and 11:30 pm.

Yard House / Amaluna will definitely be a night to remember!

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rooftop 866 - top image taken by featured on hotel facebook page




The Lancope 2014 VISION User Conference Team

404.760.8174 | Toll Free Number: 866.853.0999

The Renaissance Atlanta Midtown Hotel






Lancope would like to thank Cisco for being
the Premier Sponsor of VISION 2014.

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2014 Pics & Comments

What attendees of VISION 2014 are saying:

"I had a great time. One of the better conferences I have been to. It was well-organized, the speakers were all fantastic; the topics were all viable challenges that we all deal with every day. I am loving the product, and really appreciate you guys inviting me to VISION."

"Very informative and well-run conference.”

"Enjoyed all speakers, latest initiatives, and Cirque show!"

"Very informative. As a new user, it was very interesting to hear different concepts."

"Top notch conference! I enjoyed it very much!"

"Excellent conference!"

"Very well organized – just the right size!"

2014 Pics