McAfee FOCUS 2010


Targeted Group Meetings

– Hacking Exposed with
Stuart McClure and George Kurtz

   – Global Partner Days @ FOCUS 10

– McAfee Labs: Malware Experience

   – Consumer/Small Business
Partner Summit

– McAfee “Secure in 15” Practice:
An IT Workshop for Small & Mid-Sized Organizations

   – Endpoint Protection – Tips and Tricks

– Best Practices for a Successful
McAfee Web Gateway v7 Deployment

  – BAM! A Firewall Cooking Demo
– McAfee DLP Fast and Furious –
A Day of Demos
  – The Top 10 Things You Didn’t
Know about McAfee ePO

– Clean Pipes: Can your ISP Really Deliver?

  – Endpoint Protection – McAfee Product Interlock and Real World
Protection Discussion

– McAfee Design Studio – Usability Testing   – McAfee R&D Central

Hacking Exposed with Stuart McClure and George Kurtz
(Open to all FOCUS attendees)
Tuesday, October 12
10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Hackers have been working tirelessly to breach your digital borders to compromise and expose your sensitive information. You only have to think back to Operation Aurora to know just how coordinated, complex, and effective attacks can be. This three-hour Hacking Exposed session with Stuart McClure and George Kurtz will demonstrate contemporary hacks being used today. By learning about the techniques hackers use, you'll be able to thwart attacks and properly defend your digital assets. Bring your laptop to participate in this interactive session. Register for this session.

Immediately following this session will be a book signing with the co-authors.

Throughout the remainder of FOCUS, attend Hacking Exposed Countermeasure sessions moderated by Stuart McClure that will demonstrate how countermeasures can be deployed to protect your vital digital assets from being compromised. Hacking Exposed participants can also enter to win an iPad!

Global Partner Day @ FOCUS 10
Monday, October 11 – Tuesday, October 12
** No Fee for Fully Paid FOCUS 10 Partner Attendees **
Calling all McAfee Partners around the world! Join the McAfee Executive leadership team along with the Theater Channel Leadership teams for our second annual Global Partner Day @ FOCUS 2010. Learn about how you can leverage the McAfee channel, product, marketing, regional, and segment strategy to drive business opportunities to your company.

Come to two days of market updates, panel discussions, and sessions leading up to a global general session led by McAfee President and CEO Dave DeWalt and our Worldwide Channel Chief Alex Thurber.

The McAfee Worldwide Channels Group is listening, learning, and affecting change to our channel operations and strategy. We want to know what you want to hear about. Submit topics or ideas for Global Partner Day to:

Global Partner Day Hours
Monday, October 11 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday, October 12 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

* Hours subject to change.

McAfee Labs: Malware Experience
(By appointment only; Available to 12 registrants per time slot)
Tuesday, October 12
10:00 am - 11:30 am, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm, 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Back by popular demand, the McAfee Labs Malware Experience gives FOCUS attendees an opportunity to understand malware from the perspective of a cybercriminal. Join the experts from McAfee Labs and have a chance to work with a Trojan horse, command a botnet, install a rootkit, and experience first-hand how a cybercriminal would use a website to serve up malware. Join the security industry’s leading anti-malware researchers in a safe and closed environment, and partake in one of the most unique workshops available in the security industry today — only available from McAfee Labs.
Register for this session.

Consumer/Small Business Partner Summit
(Invitation only)
Wednesday, October 13 – Thursday, October 14
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 explore 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. Please contact us at if you have questions.

Consumer/Small Business Partner Summit Hours
Wednesday, October 13 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday, October 14 8:00 am - 1:00 pm

* Hours subject to change.

McAfee “Secure in 15” Practice: An IT Workshop for Small and Mid-Sized Organizations
Tuesday, October 12
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

As part of a small IT team within a mid-sized organization, you have to juggle priorities every day. Sometimes basic security tasks fall to the bottom of your “to do” list, and to the top of the “what keeps you up at night” list.

Join McAfee product experts, McAfee Labs gurus, and customers who face the same challenges but have found a way to streamline security management within their work week using the "Secure in 15" practice. This three-hour workshop will answer the following questions:
What are the top threats that are unique to a mid-sized organization?
Let Dave Marcus, from McAfee Labs, share what his research team is seeing and which threat vectors target companies like yours.

How do other IT leaders prioritize security management, and what do they leave to chance?
Participate in a practical discussion with McAfee customer panelists who make tradeoffs every day. Find out how they justify spending, quantify value, and make the most out of everything they do each day to secure their organization.

What is the McAfee “Secure in 15” practice and does it make sense for you?
This is not a marketing ploy. You will leave with a custom list of tasks that take the pain out of managing security so you can focus on other business needs.

Register for this session.

Endpoint Protection – Tips and Tricks
(Available to all FOCUS attendees; Seating is limited)
Tuesday, October 12
10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Come learn the tips, tricks, and best practices necessary to more effectively manage your McAfee endpoint security products. This session is led by members of the McAfee product management team responsible for each of our endpoint security offerings. Learn how to configure McAfee endpoint products for optimum performance and protection within your environments through an in-depth discussion on real-world use cases and deployment scenarios.

Best Practices for a Successful McAfee Web Gateway v7 Deployment
(Available to the first 75 registrants)
Tuesday, October 12
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join McAfee experts—solution architects, system engineers, and product managers—to learn about best practices for a successful McAfee Web Gateway 7 deployment. McAfee Web Gateway 7 is setting the industry standard for best-in-class web security, coupled with the deployment and policy flexibility that today’s enterprises need to provide secure access to Web 2.0 applications and websites.

Attendees will:
• Be introduced to the McAfee Web Gateway 7 architecture and rules engine
• Learn about authentication flexibility and new options
• Learn about additional deployment methods and receive best practice tips
• Learn best practices for creating policy and developing rules in McAfee Web Gateway 7
• Learn how to construct rules for optimum performance
• Learn how to troubleshoot rules
• Understand how to plan for a successful migration from McAfee Web Gateway v6 to v7

Register for this session. McAfee Web Gateway 7 customers will have first priority.

Bam! A Firewall Cooking Demo
(Available to the first 50 registrants)
Tuesday, October 12
10:00 am – 11:00 am; 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Come sit in on a quick class to help you cook up the perfect policy rule in your Next Generation Firewall. Whether it’s a pinch, a dollop, a dash, or a spoonful, we’re here to help you bake more security into your network. Learn how to chop, slice, and trim out the threatening, malicious, non-productive, and rogue traffic traversing your network.

• Ensure your employees can utilize the power of Yahoo! Messenger, but block the potential attack vector of file sharing
• Discover the current usage of video applications like YouTube
• Eliminate the liability and risk of peer-to-peer sharing, like BitTorrent
• Limit the usage of social media sites based on user name or user groups
• Block outbound connections to any country, or simply the ones you don’t conduct business with

Remember: With granular security tools at your disposal, there’s more than one way to boil an egg!

We’re holding two hour-long, deep dive policy cooking classes, so step into our network kitchen for a chance to envision your network at its best. Bon Appétit!

Contact Dana Torgersen to sign up.

McAfee Data Loss Prevention Fast and Furious – A Day of Demos
(Open to all FOCUS attendees; Seating is limited)
Tuesday, October 12
10:00 am – 4:30 pm

Come and see how easy it is to deploy and get immediate value from McAfee Date Loss Prevention 9 (DLP). Other DLP solutions can take months of heavy lifting with expensive consultants. McAfee has a very different approach that allows you to start seeing real benefits from the solution in minutes, not months. Join the product team to see how you can start solving your data problems today.

The Top 10 Things You Didn’t Know about McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator
(Available only to the first 50 registrants)
Tuesday, October 12
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

IT organizations face an ever-increasing barrage of internal and external requirements, forcing organizations to take a strategic approach to security. McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator (ePO) is the foundation of the optimized security solution, providing McAfee’s centrally managed, industry-leading architecture for system, network, data, and compliance solutions. McAfee ePO eliminates boundaries between security, processes, and people to drive down the costs of managing security, while strengthening protection. This session on McAfee ePO covers the top ten things you need to know about ePO but were afraid to ask. Come learn the best tips, tricks, and traps with ePO and integration of ePO with other products in the McAfee family such as McAfee Vulnerability Manager and McAfee Network Security Platform. Register now.

Clean Pipes: Can your ISP Really Deliver?
Tuesday, October 12
10:00 am - 11:00 am

In today's environment, network attacks are becoming so frequent and complex that it is virtually impossible to stay ahead of the bad guys and still support the needs of the corporation. Network providers are now embedding best-of-breed security services, including email filtering, data leakage protection, and encryption, into their network infrastructure which is often referred to as "clean pipes." Join McAfee and our global strategic partner, AT&T, for an interactive and informative session that explains how companies can migrate on-premises security solutions to a service provider. The session discusses how security controls are enabled and managed, and how to prepare for and plan your migration. Find out about the pros and cons of this approach.

Endpoint Protection – McAfee Product Interlock and Real World Protection Discussion
(Open to all FOCUS attendees; Seating is limited.)
Tuesday, October 12
3:15 pm – 4:30 pm

Join members of the McAfee Product Management team and Ciphent to learn how McAfee is strategically building tight integration between previously disparate products and threat intelligence systems to deliver near real-time protection for McAfee customers.

McAfee Design Studio — Usability Testing
(By appointment only)
Tuesday, October 12 - Thursday, October 14
The McAfee Design Studio team has been at it again. Thanks to the valuable feedback we received from customers at previous events, McAfee continues to enhance McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator (ePO) and add new user functionality that streamlines key administration and management processes. Find out more about future functionality and workflows 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 for Usability Testing, contact or 503.466.4438.

EPO Time Trials
Calling all challengers! Are you a McAfee ePO user? Test your skills in the second annual competition and win a prize. In this fun Expo activity, you will compete against fellow security professionals in a series of time trials to decide who the fastest ePO user is. Be sure to stop by the Expo to compete.

McAfee Design Studio Hours
Tuesday, October 12 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday, October 13 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday, October 14 10:00 am - 5:30 pm

McAfee R&D Central
(Open to McAfee customers only; Seating is limited)
Tuesday, October 12 - Wednesday, October 13
McAfee R&D Central offers customers the opportunity to interact directly with McAfee product managers and development leads. Preview a sampling of innovations to come with next-generation security and security management capabilities.

McAfee R&D Central Hours
Tuesday, October 12 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday, October 13 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

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Knowledge: Keynotes from President Bill Clinton and McAfee CEO Dave DeWalt; 70+ informative breakout sessions.

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Session Schedule

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