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FloCon 2024

January 9-11, 2024 | Mobile, ALabama

FloCon 2024 Call for Speakers Open!

FloCon focuses on applying any and all collected data to defend enterprise networks. While past conferences emphasized network flow data, FloCon now centers on improving network security by analyzing a variety of data supported by innovative machine learning, hardware, and network storage. These analyses draw upon this diverse data to track security-critical characteristics and threats, including network size, structure, and traffic—plus a wide range of automated and human-based threats.

FloCon attendees can deeply engage with the latest tools, methods, and processes for using data to defend networked systems. Build useful skills at FloCon’s pre-conference courses. Learn about the latest techniques for applying data and analytic methods at presentations. Engage in friendly competition at an online contest. Meet and network with other attendees at FloCon’s online discussions and social events. Learn about the latest security technologies and products at vendor demos.

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Keynote Speaker Colonel Billy E. Pope, Jr.

Commander, 81st Training Wing, Keesler Air Force Base

Announcing FloCon 2024's keynote speaker, Colonel Billy E. Pope, Jr.; Col. Pope will be presenting his keynote on Wednesday, January 10th at 11 a.m.

Col. Billy E. Pope, Jr., is the Commander, 81st Training Wing, Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. As the Commander, he is responsible for the training of more than 25,000 military and civilians. He commands 12,000 Airmen and civilians, providing technical training for officers, enlisted, and civilians of the U.S. Air Force, Air National Guard, and Air Force Reserves as well as other Department of Defense agencies in addition to international students. The training covers numerous electronic, computer, weather, medical, personnel, comptroller, and information management career fields and creates combat capability for expeditionary air, space, and cyberspace forces.

Col. Pope received his commission from the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps at the University of Redlands in June 2001. He has served in numerous capacities within the communications and cyber operations career fields to include: cyberspace strategy, offensive and defensive cyber operations, and joint special operations communications. Col. Pope previously commanded at the group level and has held positions at service headquarters, joint combatant command, major command, and installation levels within the continental United States and abroad.

Top Three Reasons to Attend FloCon

1. Become a better analyst!
Learn about new techniques, tools, and ideas in FloCon training workshops.

2. Improve your data analysis!
Find out how other organizations explore large datasets and apply what you've learned.

3. Network!
You'll meet a wide variety of cybersecurity practitioners from industry, government, and academia during social and networking events.


Networking Sponsor

NetQuest is the Networking Sponsor of FloCon 2023

Session Sponsor

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Training Sponsor

OISF is a Training Sponsor at FloCon 2024