Targeted Group Meetings

- Hacking Exposed with George Kurtz
  and Stuart McClure

- Web Security – Under the Hood
- Email Security – Under the Hood
- Total Protection for Endpoint –
  Under the Hood

- Securing the Mid-Market Organization –
  What Can You Do in 15 Minutes a Day?

- Mid-Market Customers –
  We Want your Input
- Public Sector Birds-of-a-Feather

- Avert Labs Security Institute –
  The Doctors Will See You Now

- Avert Labs –
  Malware Experience

- Global Partner Day

- Consumer/Small Business Partner Event

- McAfee Firewall Partner Advisory Council
- McAfee Design Studio  


Hacking Exposed by George Kurtz and Stuart McClure
(Open to all FOCUS attendees; Limited seating available)
Tuesday, Oct. 6
9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Few can deny the fact that "threats" drive both security and compliance. When you understand the malware, vulnerabilities and attacks being spawned from the hacker cesspool, you can begin to defend yourself. Until then, you will forever be a victim. If you ignore the warning signs up ahead, you do so at your own peril.

Tuesday’s Hacking Exposed session will demonstrate a number of brand new hacks—from Layer 2 to Layer 8 (the "user" layer)—that drive your security countermeasures.

Throughout the remainder of the week during FOCUS track sessions, the McAfee product teams will demonstrate how McAfee product suites combat these threats and protect your vital digital assets.

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Web Security — Under the Hood
(Invitation only)
Tuesday, Oct. 6
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join the McAfee Web Gateway team for an in-depth technical session focused on enterprise architectural and deployment best practices for a successful web gateway solution. Find out what technical requirements you need to consider in high availability and multiple environments. Get load balancing techniques and real-world deployment methodologies.

Get a rich understanding of Web 2.0 page design and implications for web gateway security including malware detection and reputation. Learn where to begin troubleshooting when pages don't load properly. Learn about the numerous opportunities for data leakage through the web and how McAfee Web Gateway and McAfee DLP Prevent can be integrated to address this growing problem.

Still want to learn more? The session continues with a product deep dive where you'll learn how to customize your McAfee Web Gateway block pages. Hear what's on the McAfee Web Gateway horizon with a roadmap discussion. End the information-packed day with an interactive "Ask the Experts" roundtable featuring the McAfee Web development team. For more information, contact Anne Aarness at anne_aarness@mcafee.com or 651.628.2832.

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Email Security — Under the Hood
(Invitation only)
Tuesday, Oct. 6
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

This deep-dive is hosted by the McAfee Email Security team and will cover the enterprise architectural considerations for a successful McAfee Email Gateway (formerly IronMail) deployment. Get tips and tricks on load balancing, testing and deployment of Email Gateway. Find out how to tune Email Gateway for optimal spam effectiveness. Learn about the numerous opportunities for data leakage and how McAfee Email Gateway and McAfee DLP Prevent can be integrated to address this growing problem.

The session continues with a product deep dive where you’ll walk through the features in the latest version of McAfee Email Gateway. Product experts will provide an introduction of how to customize McAfee Email Gateway Quarantine and SWD pages. Learn what the future brings in the McAfee Email Gateway roadmap discussion. End the information-packed day with an interactive "Ask the Experts" roundtable featuring the McAfee Email Development team. For more information, contact Anne Aarness at anne_aarness@mcafee.com or 651.628.2832.

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Total Protection for Endpoint — Under the Hood
(Invitation only)
Tuesday, Oct. 6
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

This in-depth technical session will be led by the McAfee R&D team. Learn how to configure new McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator 4.5 features for effectively deploying McAfee Host Intrusion Prevention System and Network Access Control. The training is hosted by technical leads from McAfee's Endpoint security team and is focused on deployment, configuration, use cases, best practices and security trade-offs. You won't want to miss this informative event.

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Securing the Mid-Market Organization — What Can You Do in 15 Minutes a Day?
(Open to all FOCUS attendees; Limited seating available)
Tuesday, Oct. 6
10:00 am - 1:00 pm

IT directors and administrators in mid-sized organizations struggle to balance a lack of budget and resources with growing security concerns. Spend time with McAfee experts from McAfee Avert Labs and key partners, and other IT leaders from mid-size organizations, as they discuss security trends across data, systems and networks. Learn about the "15 Minutes to Secure a Business" practices, and find out how to streamline your security processes while reducing risks. McAfee partners and product experts will be on hand to explain how to defend every threat vector and anticipate security issues—from the gateway to the endpoint—in less time and with fewer resources. Lunch provided. Write to midmarket@mcafee.com to register.

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Mid-Market Customers — We Want your Input
(Invitation only)
Tuesday, Oct. 6
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

McAfee product experts would like to bring together a group of IT leaders from mid-size organizations to gather feedback—from pricing models and packaging options to user interfaces and customized templates—on current security products being created with the mid-size enterprise in mind. If you are a McAfee customer in a company of less than 1,000 employees and you have responsibilities around security operations or administration, please attend this free session. Seating is limited to the first 25 registrants. Write to midmarket@mcafee.com to register.

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Public Sector Birds-of-a-Feather
(Invitation only)
Wednesday, Oct. 7
11:45 am - 2:00 pm

Today's CIO must be able to pinpoint today's challenge of synthesizing security and compliance and develop answers in real-world forms: translating regulations into controls, making technical tradeoffs, and creating a functional operational framework that can adapt to evolving threats, business opportunities, and legislation. Meet with the dedicated Public Sector team from McAfee and share best practices with colleagues from around the world in dealing with CIO challenges, particularly in light of the economic challenges and compliance pressures.

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Avert Labs Security Institute — The Doctors Will See You Now
(By appointment only)
Wednesday, Oct. 7 - Friday, Oct. 9
Do you want to understand how autorun worms and parasitic viruses can be avoided? Want to know the threats you are exposed to, based on what your users are doing? Where can you find out more about social-engineering tricks like the “missing video codec?”

Sign up for a customized threat briefing with McAfee Labs. Get your toughest security questions answered by dedicated security researchers who spend their days and nights investigating every trick in the cloud. Find out how you can use the research to your advantage and stay one step ahead of cybercrime. To schedule an appointment with an Avert expert, contact Shiva Mandalam at shiva_mandalam@mcafee.com or 408.346.3866.

Avert Labs Security Institute Hours
Wednesday, October 7 10:30 am - 6:30 pm
Thursday, October 8 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday, October 9 9:00 am - 11:30 am
* Hours subject to change.

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Avert Labs — Malware Experience
(By appointment only)
Tuesday, Oct. 6
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

You've often heard that the Internet is a dangerous place and you've probably read about threats such as botnets, keystroke loggers and drive-by installations of malware through rigged Web sites. But what is malware really? How do cybercriminals launch their malicious attacks? McAfee is offering you the chance to find out with the unique and exclusive McAfee Malware Experience.

Join experts from McAfee Avert Labs and have a chance to work with a Trojan horse, commandeer a botnet, install a rootkit and experience first hand how easy it is to modify websites to serve up malware. Of course this will all be done in the safe and closed environment, ensuring that what you experience first hand doesn't actually go out onto the Internet. To sign up, contact Shiva Mandalam at shiva_mandalam@mcafee.com or 408.346.3866.

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Global Partner Day
(No fee for FOCUS 09 partner attendees)
Tuesday, Oct. 6
9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Calling all McAfee Partners around the world! Join the McAfee executive leadership team along with the Theater Channel leadership teams for our first annual Global Partner Day. Learn about how you can leverage the McAfee Channel, Product, Marketing, Regional and Segment Strategy to drive business opportunities to your company.

Come to a full day of theater-specific market updates, panel discussions and birds-of-a-feather breakout sessions, leading up to a global general session led by McAfee CEO Dave DeWalt and our new worldwide Channel Czar.

The Partner Group at McAfee is listening, learning and affecting change to our channel operations and strategy. Let us know what you want to hear about. Submit topics or ideas for Global Partner Day to: securityalliance@mcAfee.com.

Global Partner Day Agenda
10:00 am – 12:00 pm: AMER Partners General Session
Speakers: AMER Channel Leadership
– Welcome, Introductions and Agenda – Fernando Quintero
– State of the McAfee NA Business Review – Joe Sexton
– State of the McAfee NA Channel Business Review – Fernando Quintero
– Larry Walsh, Vice President & Group Publisher, Channel Insider

12:00 pm – 12:15 pm: Break

12:15 pm - 1:30 pm: Working Lunch Session
– How to Win with McAfee in the Mid Market with Darrell Rodenbaugh
– Drive the Interlock and McAfee in the Enterprise with Colin Dover

1:30 pm – 4:30 pm: Partner General Session – To Be Video Taped
Speakers: ALL GEO Channel Executives
– Opening Video – Partnering with McAfee (5 minutes)
– Dave DeWalt Address to Partners (30 minutes)
– Mike DeCesare Address to Partners (20 minutes)
– Alex Thurber Address to Partners (90 minutes)
– SaaS Partner Guest Speaker (15 minutes)
– NSBU Partner Guest Speaker (15 minutes)

4:30 pm – 5:30 pm: Partner Networking Breakout Sessions
– Q&A and Input on Enhanced McAfee SecurityAlliance Partner Program – Donna St John
– SaaS Business Unit Networking Session – Melissa Siems
– NSBU Business Unit Networking Session – Richard Greene
– Risk & Compliance Networking Session – Marty Ward
– NA Executive Advisory Board (Invite Only ) – George Stacey

7:00 pm: FOCUS Welcome Reception: All attendees to go to Welcome Reception hosted at the Expo Hall

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Consumer/Small Business Partner Event
(Invitation only)
Wednesday, Oct. 7 - Thursday, Oct. 8

This exclusive event is dedicated solely to the exchange of ideas, needs and strategies for McAfee’s consumer and small business partners. All speakers and topics will be centered around how McAfee’s consumer technologies and strategic plans can help our partners achieve their business goals and keep their customers secure. This track is by invitation only.

Consumer/Small Business Partner Event Hours
Wednesday, October 7 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday, October 8 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
* Hours subject to change.

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McAfee Firewall Partner Advisory Council
Tuesday, Oct. 6
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Sign up for McAfee’s Firewall Enterprise products Partner Advisory Council (PAC) and help us shape and direct product roadmap decisions. PAC members will have the opportunity to work with other professionals who are managing security challenges similar to their own. Contact Scott DeLoach at scott_deloach@mcafee.com or 954.375.3670 for reservations.

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McAfee Design Studio
(By appointment only)
Tuesday, Oct. 6 - Friday, Oct. 9
The McAfee Design Studio team has been at it again. With the valuable feedback from customers at FOCUS 08 and throughout the year, they have enhanced the GUI on McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator and added new user functionality that streamlines key administration and management processes. Find out more at this special session, and get a chance to provide your feedback directly to the team that influences product interface direction at McAfee! To reserve an appointment at the McAfee ePO Design Studio, contact designstudio@mcafee.com or 503.466.4438.

The Scenario Grand Prix
Calling all challengers! Are you an McAfee ePO user? Test your skills and win a prize in this fun EXPO activity. Compete against fellow security professionals in a series of time trials to decide who is the fastest ePO user.

McAfee Design Studio Hours
Tuesday, October 6 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday, October 7 10:45 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday, October 8 10:15 am - 5:45 pm
Friday, October 9 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
* Hours subject to change.

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Map out your daily schedule by creating your own personalized agenda. Simply log back in to the Registration page and select “Agenda Builder.” Identify the sessions and events you most want to attend and make the most of your FOCUS experience.

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Focus 09 Security Conference
FEATURING Keynotes:
Gen. Colin Powell, USA (Ret.);
McAfee CEO Dave DeWalt;
and more.

Over 90 informative
track sessions

CPE credits and
certification opportunities

Dedicated time with partners
at the Sponsor Expo

Targeted networking
activities and special events

Hacking Exposed sessions
with George Kurtz and
Stuart McClure

Opportunities to see the
McAfee Avert Labs research
team in action

And much more.


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