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As your security solutions integrator, Optiv wants you to be a part of something big!

Please join us for OptivCon New England (formerly “ES3”), a local, exclusive one-day summit where you’ll learn how to reduce enterprise risk and realize stronger, simpler and less costly cybersecurity programs. This complimentary event gives you the ability to connect with your peers and other industry experts to learn how to address some of your biggest cybersecurity concerns, and hear about the latest trends. It includes keynote presentations, breakout sessions, and 1:1 access to some of the best and brightest minds in the cybersecurity industry.

OptivCon also offers:
  • –Partner Expo with representatives from leading security tech companies
  • –After-hours networking event
  • –Six continuing education credits
  • -Two tickets to Bruins vs. Avalanche Dec. 7 for raffle winner and more! 
Don’t miss out on one of the best cybersecurity conferences of the year. Reserve your seat today!




Morning Keynote: Client Insights Panel

Learn from your peers in this moderated client panel!  For this morning keynote session, we're bringing together four security experts to share insights, real-life stories, and tales from the trenches.

Joe Griffin, Regional Director - Optiv (moderator)

William Bowman, Founding President, ISC2 MA

Michael Israel, Chief Information Officer - The Kraft Group

Brian McGowan, Senior Director, IT Security and Compliance - Hasbro

Jon Fredrickson, Information Security and Privacy Officer - Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Rhode Island


Featured Keynote: Dave DeWalt, Founder and CEO, NightDragon Security

David DeWalt is a veteran CEO, advisor, and investor who has led companies, from startups to the Fortune 500, on a transformational journey of success. Focused on technology and cybersecurity, he helped create more than $20 billion of shareholder value during his 15 plus years as President and CEO of three major companies. That includes driving the most successful cybersecurity IPO ever in 2013, and leading the largest all-cash deal in technology history in 2010.

Today, he serves as the CEO and founder of NightDragon Security, a dedicated cyber security investment and advisor firm. In addition, he serves as a managing director in Allegis Cyber and MomentumCyber as well as an investor and board member in the world’s most innovative companies such as Delta Airlines, Five9, ForeScout, Phantom Cyber, CallSign, Claroty, Team8, DataTribe, Illusive Networks, and Optiv. He has substantial expertise in the information technology security industry and with his strategic and operational experience.

Mr. DeWalt was named one of the 25 most influential executives in high technology by the readers of the industry publication CRN. He has spoken at the World Economic Forum on the issue of cyber security and keynoted at several technology industry conferences including Interop and Software 2008 and RSA.


OptivCon After Party

Continue the fun at the Optiv After Party! From 4:30pm - 6:00pm, enjoy complimentary cocktails and hors d'oeuvres while you mingle with your peers and the event speakers.


Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a fee to participate?

No, OptivCon is a complimentary event.

How do I earn CPEs for attending?

Attendees will be asked to sign in with their (ISC)2 member number at the registration desk during the event. Optiv will submit 6 CPE credits directly to (ISC)2 for attendees. If a certificate is required for an organization other than (ISC)2, Optiv will provide one upon request.

What time should I arrive at the event?

Vendor exhibits, registration and breakfast open at 7:30 a.m. The morning keynote begins promptly at 8:30 a.m.

Do I have to choose a breakout track?

We ask all registrants to choose a breakout track of interest. Optiv doesn't require that you attend only sessions in that breakout track. Please attend any sessions that are of interest to you.

What can I expect from the breakout sessions?

These sessions will focus around the overarching topics of compliance, operational efficiency and risk management.


Gillette Stadium 

1 Patriot Pl.
Foxborough, MA 02035

About the Venue

Gillette Stadium is a stadium located in Foxborough, Massachusetts, 28 miles (45 km) southwest of downtown Boston and 20 miles (32 km) northeast of downtown Providence, Rhode Island. It serves as the home stadium and administrative offices for both the New England Patriots of the National Football League (NFL) and the New England Revolution of Major League Soccer (MLS). In 2012, it also became the home stadium for the football program of the University of Massachusetts (UMass), while on-campus Warren McGuirk Alumni Stadium was undergoing renovations.

Parking Info

Parking at Gillette Stadium if free!  Please park in Lot 6.

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