You’re Invited to RSAC 2023’s Can’t-Miss Event: ‘SOC Tales & Cocktails’

If you’re attending RSAC 2023, make sure to mark your calendars for ‘SOC Tales & Cocktails’, an event put together by us at D3 Security, along with our co-sponsors and partners Microsoft Security, Elastic, and Wallarm. Join us on April 25 at 6 PM at The Cordial, where we’ll be hosting SecOps professionals in a place where they can unwind, network, and talk about infosec while sipping on some special security-themed cocktails.

Why should you join us at ‘SOC Tales & Cocktails’? For starters, we’ve got an ideal location: The Cordial, which is a 6-minute stroll from Moscone Center. Doors open at 6 PM, and after a long day of walking around the RSA Conference, we’re sure you will appreciate a place where you can kick back and relax, and make new friends over some complimentary delicious food and drinks. Who knows, you might even win the grand prize when we announce our raffle! More on that later.

Itinerary: Quick Talks From D3 and Microsoft Security

Our agenda for the evening is all about making sure the cocktails and conversations are flowing. But before we let the drinks and dialogue take over completely, we also have three 5-minute talks from three industry veterans that you don’t want to miss. Mike Lyons, D3 Security’s CRO, will deliver the opening remarks. Next, you’ll get to hear from Eric Burkholder, Senior Program Manager at Microsoft, who will discuss the latest developments in the Microsoft Security Ecosystem. Next up is Gordon Benoit, Founder and President of D3 Security, who will share his thoughts on how technology can transform the analyst experience. Here’s a short bio on each of the speakers.

Mike Lyons, CRO, D3 Security

As D3 Security’s Chief Revenue Officer (CRO), Michael leads the company’s global sales initiatives. Michael is a widely known sales and channel leader, with more than 20 years of experience in successfully increasing the value and revenue of IT security companies. Michael’s expertise in sales strategy and program execution is highly sought after by technology companies, including in positions on advisory boards.

Eric Burkholder, Sr. Program Manager, Microsoft

Eric Burkholder leads Technology Integration and Partner Strategy for Microsoft Sentinel.  His current program enables companies, whose products contain cybersecurity signals, insights/conclusions, and process guidance needed by SecOps teams, land their value via Microsoft Sentinel in addition to driving partner strategy and execution for Microsoft Sentinel. Eric has held engineering, engineering leadership, business development and corporate strategy roles over his more than 30 years in the industry.

Gordon Benoit, President, D3 Security

Gordon is the Founder and President of D3 Security. For 25+ years, Gordon has built great technology companies and ensured their long-term success. Gordon’s experience prior to D3 includes being founder and president of a data mining company whose innovative solutions introduced the Big Data era to many of the world’s largest corporations.

A Grand Prize for Stressed Out SecOps Professionals

At 8:30 PM, we’ll announce the winners of our raffle, and three lucky winners will win Apple Airpods (3rd Generation). But that’s not all. SOC Tales and Cocktails attendees will receive a card with instructions on how they can win our mega prize raffle. And what’s the prize, you ask? It’s a La-Z-Boy! That’s right, we’ve put some thought into what a stressed-out SecOps professional really needs, and we’re not messing around when it comes to giving away the best prize. Imagine kicking back in your very own La-Z-Boy after a long day of fighting cyber threats. Don’t worry, you won’t have to lug it home. We’ll ship it to your home address so you can start relaxing in style.

Sign Up and Tell Your Friends

Seating is limited, and we’ll be offering it on a first-come-first-serve basis. So make sure to register for SOC Tales and Cocktails, and, don’t forget to tell your friends about it too, in case you want some company.  Come for the food and drinks, stay for the industry insights, and who knows–you might just be the lucky winner of a La-Z-Boy. Don’t miss out!

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Shriram Sharma

Shriram is a Marketing Content Writer at D3. A former journalist, he chronicled high-profile data breaches, cyber-attacks, and conducted interviews with white and grey hat hackers. He likes to share his fascination for the field of cyber security by creating accessible and engaging content.