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Join us for the first-ever Purple Hats Conference, the industry destination for security practitioners to collaborate, share ideas, and learn how to evolve from a reactive to proactive threat informed defense!

Founded by AttackIQ, Purple Hats provides access to globally recognized experts, technical content, and innovative techniques for improving your cybersecurity posture and building a stronger, more collaborative team.

Featured Speakers

Nicole Perlroth
Nicole Perlroth
Cybersecurity Journalist
The New York Times
Toby Shapshak
Toby Shapshak
Editor-in-Chief and Publisher
Carolyn Omine
Carolyn Omine
Co-Executive Producer
The Simpsons
Deepak Malhotra
Deepak Malhotra
Author and Professor
Harvard Business School


Thursday, June 17, 2021 || 8 AM PT || 11 AM ET || 3 PM GMT

Opening General Session : 

Breakout Sessions : 

Closing General Session :


8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

9:10 AM - 11:35 AM

11:40 AM - 12:05 PM

12:05 PM - 12:35 PM

Breakout Session Tracks


If you’re a hands-on cybersecurity practitioner, you won’t want to miss this in-depth track led by AttackIQ purple teaming expert Ben Opel, who spearheaded the initial development of the US Marine Corps’ cyberdefense doctrine. This track will cover strategies to protect your business in the “new normal” including how to break red and blue team silos and create a purple team culture, the role of the MITRE ATT&CK® framework in adopting a threat-informed defense, and how to defend your organization against breaches and attacks. You’ll also hear directly from Allan Alford, the CISO and CTO of TrustMAPP; Gabe Lawrence, General Manager of Cybersecurity Protection of Toyota; and experts at MITRE Engenuity’s Center of Threat Informed Defense (CTID).

Financial Services 

Built for cybersecurity leaders in the banking, wealth management and insurance sector, this track features best practices for evolving from reactive to proactive programs, transformational strategies for bringing automation to the cybersecurity tech stack, using breach and attack simulation as part of your operational resiliency plan, and making cybersecurity a board-level conversation. You’ll hear from leaders at Credit Suisse and CSAA Insurance Group, plus AttackIQ cybersecurity experts.



The healthcare industry has been a primary target for cyberattacks worldwide, especially since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic. Successful cybersecurity risk management requires that cyberdefense technologies keep pace with adversary tactics, techniques, and procedures. If you run a cybersecurity program in a healthcare or public health organization, join this track to learn how to unite risk and threat management and make data-driven, threat-informed decisions a part of your strategic program. You’ll hear from Ron Mehring, CISO of Texas Health Resources; Paul Haywood, CISO of Bupa; leader of ethical hackers and best-selling author Ted Harrington; and Dr. Suzanne Schwartz, one of the FDA's leading cybersecurity experts.


Purple Teaming for Dummies

Click here for a practical guide for building a purple team to maximize your security effectiveness.

Purple Hat Conference Gives Back

At AttackIQ, we believe in giving back and fostering the next generation of cybersecurity professionals. This year we were pleased to donate $1,000 to both Ignited and Imagine Science, along with giving our attendees the opportunity to learn more about a host of organizations and share their own gifts. Thank you to our Purple Hats attendees, partners, and enthusiasts for participating!