Last updated at Fri, 21 Jul 2017 20:28:51 GMT

We're taking this show on the road. Literally.

This week our multi-city Rapid7 roadshow event, “Security at the Crossroads,” kicked off in New York and Minneapolis. Industry experts and fellow practitioners – including speakers from Forrester, Cardinal Innovations Healthcare Solutions, Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Porter Airlines, and TriNet – gathered to share security stories, strategies, and best practices.

There isn't enough room to share all the takeaways from these two events, but here are some speaker sound bites (and stay tuned for pictures):

On why you can't just build a higher wall: “There's been an increase in deception-based attacks – attackers nowadays aren't just going to try to get over the wall, they're going to follow someone in the front door hoping nobody notices them.”

On being strategic when reporting threats and vulnerabilities to upper management: “Don't just drop information in their laps. Include evidence as to what you think is happening.”

On why users are the weakest link: “Productivity always wins. At the end of the day, employees [using cloud services] are just trying to get the job done.”

On social engineering threats: “Attackers will ask, ‘How do I attack someone without creating a lot of noise?' It's always easier to call and ask for a password versus trying to crack it.”

On knowing your organization's weaknesses: “Nobody will try breaking in through a window if your front door is open.”

If any of this sparks your interest, there's still time to register for Santa Monica, Washington DC, or Phoenix. Did we mention attendance is free? Oh, and also you get 6 CPE credits.

Hope to see you there!