VISION 2015, Lancope's Annual User Conference

November 3-5, 2015
Westin Perimeter North
Atlanta, GA

Join us for Lancope’s third annual VISION user conference in Atlanta, GA from Tuesday, November 3rd to Thursday, November 5th. Come learn how Lancope Stealthwatch users from around the world protect their networks with pervasive visibility and advanced security analytics, and learn more about Lancope’s vision for the future.

  • Hear from industry leaders  regarding cybersecurity trends and proactive steps to mitigate risk
  • Earn CPE credits
  • Learn how other organizations are using Lancope’s Stealthwatch to protect their global networks and improve incident response
  • Obtain best practices for fending off advanced, targeted attacks and insider threats
  • Preview the Stealthwatch product roadmap and provide your feedback to Lancope executives
  • Discover how Lancope inter-operates with a full ecosystem of other technologies to provide comprehensive security
  • Receive FREE One-on-One Support  
  • Enjoy fun networking events and get to know other security professionals


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

Cisco logoCisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) is the worldwide leader in IT that helps companies seize the opportunities of tomorrow by proving that amazing things can happen when you connect the previously unconnected. Cisco provides one of the industry’s most comprehensive advanced threat protection portfolios, as well as a broad set of enforcement and remediation options that are integrated,pervasive, continuous, and open. This threat-centric security model lets defenders address the full attack continuum across all attack vectors— before, during, and after an attack. For ongoing news, go to

A preview of what's in store for Vision 2015!

The agenda will kick off with a Welcome Reception Tuesday evening, and then include 2 full days with a mix of Lancope, customer, partner and industry experts; as well as several networking opportunities. Below is a high-level agenda for VISION 2015 and is subject to change.

For a complete list of presentation abstracts, click here.

Tuesday, November 3

7:00 am – 8:00 pm

Registration / Information Desk (Lower Lobby level)

8:00 am – 9:00 am

Breakfast for Training Groups

9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Training Class A – Beginners – Stealthwatch for Security Operations: Fast Track (Breakout Room 1)

9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Training Class B – Advanced – Stealthwatch Advanced Tuning (Breakout Room 2)

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Lunch for Training Groups

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Welcome Reception at Savor Terrace (outdoor Terrace overlooking the pond)

Wednesday, November 4

7:30 am – 5:00 pm

Registration / Info Desk (Lower Lobby level)

8:00 am – 8:30 am

Breakfast / Networking


All sessions are in General Sessions room unless noted differently

8:30 am – 9:00 a.m

Mike Potts, CEO/President, Lancope

9 :00 am – 9:45 am

Opening Keynote: Hackers, Hacktivists and Extremists - Who Are We Fighting?
Mikko Hypponen, Chief Research Officer, F-Secure

9:45 am– 10:30 am

Analyzing Analytics:  What Does "Security Analytics" Really Mean and How Can It Work for You?
TK Keanini, CTO, Lancope

10:30 am – 10:45 am

Break / Networking / Get your questions answered

10:45 am – 11:15 am

Product Roadmap - What's on the Horizon?
Kerry Armistead, VP Product Management, Lancope

11:15 am – 11:45 am

New Product Sneak Peek: Accelerating Incident Response with “IRIS”
Sunil Amin, Chief Scientist, Lancope

11:45 am – 12:45 pm

Lunch / Birds of a Feather Industry Roundtables

12:45 pm – 1:30 pm

How Cisco CSIRT Enhances Cloud Security and Visibility with Stealthwatch
Mike Scheck, Cisco 

1:30 pm – 2:15 pm

Fostering Cross-Team Collaboration with Stealthwatch
James Adair, Verisign

2:15 pm  – 3:00 pm

Operation Optimus Prime – A Successful Cybersecurity Transformation at Erie Insurance 
Jamison Budacki, Erie Insurance

3:00 pm – 3:15 pm

Break / Networking / Get your questions answered

Track B

3:15 pm – 4:00 pm

Finding the Weird – Using Custom Dashboards for Advanced Threat Detection 
David Brooks, Lancope

Learn from the Experts: Maintaining Your Stealthwatch System
Dan Kascak, Director, Customer Support, Lancope 

4:0o pm – 4:45 pm

Better Troubleshooting for Stronger Data Defense 
Keith Wilson, Lancope

PCI & Beyond – Compliance Monitoring with Stealthwatch 
Jeff Moncrief, Corporate Systems Engineer, Lancope

4:45 pm – 5:30 pm

Network Forensics with Lancope PacketWatch
Brian Ford, Dennis Thrift, Lancope

Magnify Visibility with Custom Maps and Dashboards
Brian Butler, Corporate SE Manager, Lancope

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm


6:30 pm

Meet in Hotel Lobby for Transport to Evening Networking Event @ The Painted Pin

7:00pm – 10:00 pm

Networking Event

10:00 pm

Transportation back to the hotel

Thursday, November 5

7:00 am – 8:30 am Breakfast / Networking
7:30 am - 4:00 pm Registration / Info Desk (Lower Lobby level)

8:30 am – 9:00 am

Message from our Premier Sponsor
Scott Harrell – Vice President of Product Management, Security at Cisco Systems

9:00 am – 9:45 am

Keynote: The Future of Cyber Security
Peter Zinn, Dutch National Police

9:45 am – 10:30 am

The Evolving Threat Landscape
Jaeson Schultz, Cisco Talos, Cisco
Brandon Tansey & Gavin Reid, Lancope Research Labs

10:30 am – 10:45 am

Break / Networking / Get your questions answered

10:45 am – 11:30 am

How Experian Achieves Comprehensive Network Visibility with Stealthwatch
Steve Mould, Experian

Track B
Focus Group 1

Track C
Focus Group 2

Track D
Focus Group 3

11:30 am – 12:15 pm

Maximize Your Stealthwatch Deployment with Lancope Professional Services 
Mike McDaniels, Lancope

Focus Group 4

Focus Group 5

Focus Group 6

12:15 pm – 1:00 pm

Lunch / Birds of a Feather Industry Tables

1:00 pm – 1:45 pm

Cloud Security Monitoring with Lancope’s StrataWatch
Joe Buchanan, Evan Salzer, Lancope

Focus Group 1

Focus Group 2

Focus Group 3

1:45 pm – 2:30 pm

Intelligent Segmentation: Protecting the Enterprise with Stealthwatch, Cisco ISE and TrustSec
Matt Robertson, Lancope

Focus Group 4

Focus Group 5

Focus Group 6


2:30 pm – 2:45 pm

Break / Networking / Get your questions answered

2:45 pm – 3:30 pm

Early Access Customers Program - Hear from Participants!
Beth Nugent, Kerry Armistead, Lancope

3:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Closing Remarks
Mike Potts, CEO/President, Lancope

4:00 pm



Learn from the experts at Vision 2015!

Lancope Training Day

Tuesday, November 3rd -  8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Spend a day with Lancope learning the skills and techniques you need to know for a successful deployment of the Stealthwatch System. Each class holds 20 attendees and spots are first-come / first-serve.
Cost: $1500*. Includes training day and a complimentary pass for VISION on Nov. 4-5.

*Already purchased a Lancope Training Voucher? To use your voucher, please visit Lancope's Training Site at
Course Details:
Training Class A – Beginners – Stealthwatch for Security Operations (SSO): Fast Track
Lancope's very popular Stealthwatch for Security Operations (SSO), has been fast tracked! This course focuses on:

  • Quieting the Stealthwatch System
  • Posturing the Stealthwatch System
  • Incident Response

Normally a two (2) day class, the class is fast tracked into one-day – lab intensive class.
Training Class B – Advanced Stealthwatch Advanced Tuning (SWAT)
Brand new to the Lancope L&D suite of classes, the Stealthwatch Advanced Tuning (SWAT), tests your existing knowledge of Stealthwatch. You will be placed into scenarios, with fellow students, and given the scenario and a lab environment, you will have to use your knowledge to bring the system into tune. Be prepared to share your approaches, and learn from others.
NOTE: Laptops will be provided – as well as breakfast, lunch, and all snacks.
Please contact if you have any specific questions about the Training classes on Tuesday, Nov. 3.

Lancope’s 3rd annual user conference, VISION 2015, will be held at The Westin Perimeter North, located at 7 Concourse Parkway NE Atlanta, Georgia, 30328. 

hotel lobbyWestin Guestroom

The Westin Atlanta Perimeter North is situated on a private lake and is the premier choice when searching for hotels near Atlanta. Our Perimeter Mall hotel completed a total renovation in October 2014, and is conveniently located less than 2 miles from the mall and just 30 minutes from downtown. We're a welcome retreat whether you're traveling for business or leisure. Learn more about our new restaurant, Savor Bar & Kitchen.  Our North Atlanta hotel invites you to refresh in our outdoor pool or reenergize at the adjacent Concourse Athletic Club, the fourth largest health facility in the nation. Breathtaking lake vistas make our hotel the perfect location.  Each of our 372 completely renovated guest rooms and suites offer an inviting night's sleep in our signature Heavenly Bed® and a bank of other amenities like spacious work areas and the Heavenly Bath® for ultimate relaxation.

Hotel Reservations
Lancope’s VISION 2015 attendees will receive a special group discount rate of U.S. $169.00 (single/double occupancy) plus applicable occupancy and state taxes if reservations are made on or before Tuesday, October 13, 2015.

Reserve Online or, call (770) 395-3900 or toll-free 1 (800) 774-1500 and be sure to reference VISION - Lancope’s user conference -  to get this discounted rate.

Download our Frequently Asked Questions pdf for travel details and more information about VISION 2015.

Get to know the team and attendees at VISION 2015!

Welcome Reception

lakeside view

Lancope is kicking off VISION with a welcome reception at the Savor Terrace at the Westin on Tuesday, November 3rd from 6:00 – 8:00 pm. We want to welcome everyone to Atlanta and to start the networking immediately.  Please join us at the Savor Terrace to get VISION off to a great start.









Wednesday Evening Networking Event at The Painted Pin

painted pin photos of bar and bowling areaLancope and guests will have exclusive use of this amazing upscale boutique bar and entertainment venue. The Painted Pin offers 20 full service bowling lanes in an industrial warehouse
space in the heart of Buckhead. In addition to bowling, classic and iconic interactive games include indoor bocce ball, table shuffleboard, ping pong, skeeball, Southern skittles and oversized basketball pop‐a‐shots. All lanes feature custom chesterfield couches for seating and personalized staff to deliver balls and shoes lane side.

The comforting pub and “upscale alley” fare includes wood fired pizzas plus small plates, salads, sandwiches, and tacos. The distinct beverage program offers signature and classic cocktails, craft and local beer and artisanal wines. The Painted Pin also claims to have the world's only lane‐side pour‐your‐own
beer taps.

Questions or comments about VISION 2015?

The Lancope 2015 VISION User Conference Team
Toll Free +1.866.853.0999

The Westin Perimeter North Hotel
Toll Free +1.800. 774.1500


Thank you to those who attended VISION last year!

As you can see, VISION 2014 was a big success, and a great time was had by all. Here's what some of our guests had to say.

“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.  As a new user, it was very interesting to hear different concepts.”

“Top notch conference!  I enjoyed it very much!”

“Enjoyed all speakers, latest initiatives, and the networking events!”

“Excellent conference!”

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We hope to see you again this year, as well as many new faces!