Event Hightlights

The Core Security Conference is a half-day seminar that brings business and technology professionals from a cross-section of industries together to learn about today’s most pressing and trending IT security topics. After 19 years, the conference has evolved tremendously including our main conference in King of Prussia, PA , remote locations in multiple Core markets across the U.S. and a live-stream for virtual participation.

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Networking with IT security professionals

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Technical expert speakers from across multiple industries

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Sponsor Showcase with our IT industry leading partners

Event Locations

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Keynote Speakers

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Michael Coates

Former CISO at Twitter and Former Head of Security at Mozilla

Michael Coates has worked in the information security space for the past 15 years, leading security at global organizations such as Twitter and Mozilla and protecting hundreds of millions of people worldwide. Currently the CEO & co-founder of Altitude Networks, Michael was previously the Chief Information Security Officer at Twitter. There, his team worked to protect nearly 300 million users, securing both Twitter systems and user data. Coates draws on his experience securing some of the world’s most complex networks to bring to light the threats that exist and provide a roadmap for securing the future of technology.

Before serving as CISO at Twitter, Michael was the Director of Product Security at Shape Security. In this role he worked with a specialized team to drastically change the way organizations defend their applications against modern application attacks. Prior to that, Michael was head of security for Mozilla. There, he built and led the security assurance program to protect nearly half a billion Firefox users, Mozilla web applications, and infrastructure.

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Chris Hadnagy

Founder and CEO of Social-Engineer, LLC

Chris possesses more than 17 years of experience as a practitioner and researcher in the security field. The author of three (soon-to-be four) best-selling books, he also teaches three distinct international courses. Chris has trained various branches of the government, including the United States Special Operations Command and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Additionally, Chris has debriefed dozens of general officers and government officials inside the Pentagon on social engineering and its effect on the United States.

Chris specializes in understanding how malicious attackers exploit human communication and trust to obtain access to information and resources through manipulation and deceit. Chris is also a certified Expert Level graduate of Dr. Paul Ekman’s Micro Expressions courses, having made the study of non-verbal behaviors one of his fortes. Chris’s goal is to better secure organizations by educating them on the methods used by attackers, identifying their unique vulnerabilities, and mitigating potential issues through appropriate levels of awareness and security.

CISO Panel


There is no shortage of challenges facing enterprises when it comes to cybersecurity. Organizations of all sizes are experiencing an increasing number of security attacks from both inside and outside their four walls. Boards and corporate leadership are turning to their CISOs and security leaders to ensure they are prepared and able to protect their organizations with the best strategies and technologies to combat cybercrime and malicious attacks.

Join Mark Zerbe, Sr. VP Sales and Marketing at Core BTS, as he hosts a live CISO panel discussion that will cover:

  • Strategies and toolsets that CISOs need today to ensure their security team stays ahead of Ransomware threats
  • Ways to empower your security team with the right tools to address threats and privacy concerns
  • Some of the biggest challenges CISOs experience today, and how
  • Challenges facing IT organizations as they seek to attract and retain talent
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Max Shantar

CISO, Anne Arundel Medical Center

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Chuck Gouldner

Sr. IT Security Analyst, Hershey Entertainment

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David Lingenfelter

CISO, Penn National Gaming

Tim Snyder

CISO, Penn State Employees Credit Union

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Ray Hawkins

CISO, Genesis HealthCare

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Brian Vecci

CTO, Varonis

Conference Schedule

Agenda For Conferences Located in EDT

7:45am – Registration Opens
8:00am – Breakfast & Platinum Speaker
8:45am – Keynote: Chris Hadnagy
9:15am – Local Technology Presentation
9:45am – Technical Expert Panel
10:30am – Keynote: Michael Coates
Building Trustworthy Companies: Security, safety, and privacy as core values and functions
11:30am – Lunch & Break
12:00pm – Local Technology Presentations
1:00pm – Conference Concludes

Agenda For Conferences Located in CDT

7:45am – Registration Opens
8:00am – Breakfast & Sponsoring Partner Showcase
8:30am – Conference Welcome by Core BTS
9:00am – Platinum Speaker
9:45am – Keynote: Chris Hadnagy
10:15am – Mid-Morning Break & Sponsor Partner Showcase
10:45am –  Technical Expert Panel
11:30am – Keynote: Michael Coates
Building Trustworthy Companies: Security, safety, and privacy as core values and functions
12:45pm – Conference Concludes

See What Last Year's Attendees Have to Say:

"Every year I go here, I learn something new. It makes the 1.5 hour drive to King of Prussia, worth it."

"These conferences rock! Been attending as far back as I can remember. It's one conference I look forward to each year. A+ speakers every time."

"Talks were entertaining and informative. Overall, it was well worth the trip."

Cyber Security Awareness Month

For Cyber Security Awareness Month in October, Core will be offering Cyber Defense Clinics in multiple markets on various dates. In this workshop, you can experience common cyber security attack situations in a virtual lab environment, where you will get to play both the role of attacker and defender.

Moorestown, NJ – September 25th
Fairfax, VA – October 3rd
Fulton, MD – October 30th
Malvern, PA – October 30th
Madison, WI – November 12th
Green Bay, WI – November 12th
Milwaukee, WI – November 13th

Past Conferences

Visit the 2018 Security Conference site for more information about the conference and to view past recordings.

View 2018 Security Conference Site