Lockpath Ready Summit 2016. All things GRC, Keylight and user experience

The second annual LockPath Ready Summit (LPRS) took place Oct 4-5 at the Hotel Sorella on the Country Club Plaza in Kansas City. It was a two-day gathering of Keylight customers, valued partners, and GRC industry experts.

If you were there, excellent. We hope you enjoyed the sessions, the learnings, and the chats. If you were unable to attend, here are six highlights (err, reasons to attend next year).

Keynote speaker, Jeff Lanza, Cyber Crime: How to Keep Yourself and Your Business Safe
Jeff Lanza is a former FBI agent and known nationally for speaking on the topic of cybersecurity. He regaled the crowd with entertaining stories of cyber crimes and tips for protecting yourself. Is your favorite password “qwertyuio”? Congrats! You have the most popular password that’s also very popular with hackers.

Educational sessions
For many Keylight users who attended LPRS16, the highlight was the educational sessions.  Two favorites were “Using Keylight for ISO 27001 Certification” by LockPath CTO Chris Goodwin and “Using Keylight to Implement a Custom Controls Framework based on NIST and ISO Standards” by OpenMarket CISO Jeff Lowder.

Hot Topics in GRC
This panel rocked. It had GRC’s best and brightest, including Michael Rasmussen, The GRC Pundit/GRC 20/20, Chris Walcutt, Principal, Black & Veatch, Tom Garrubba, Senior Director, Shared Assessments, Erin Dunlap and Kelly Schulz from Polsinelli and LockPath’s own Sam Abadir. All discussed and shared their viewpoints on hot topics in GRC including cybersecurity, third-party risk management, HIPAA compliance, ISO 27001 certification and more.

Keylight User Attendees
Nearly everyone who attends LPRS is a Keylight user. That created opportunities to strike up conversations and share experiences from similar backgrounds. Interaction frequently occurred in the mornings, before/after sessions and during lunches and receptions.

Smart Bar
When attendees had a question, many ventured into the Smart Bar to discuss with team members from LockPath Support, Professional Services, and Education. For some, it was nice to finally meet the people they’ve only emailed or spoken to on the phone. For others, it was engaging one-on-one to solve a problem or whiteboarding a challenge for discussion.

Roundtables were a new feature of LPRS this year. Held on the second day in the afternoon, these were some of the most stimulating conversations of the summit. Some attendees had to catch a flight and miss the roundtables. But next year, stick around for the roundtables that will stick with you long after.

That’s six highlights from LockPath Ready Summit 2016 and closes the book on the summit that was. Have a topic in mind for LPRS17? Want to share a comment about LPRS16? Dash off an email to events@lockpath.com.

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