SecCon is Cisco's internal security conference aimed at raising security awareness within the company's development community. Security training and awareness are major components of Cisco’s Secure Development Lifecycle and SecCon is a part of our internal awareness activities. Each year we have different themes depending on what’s going on in the industry.
All of Cisco is invited; however, the Cisco development organization is the primary target audience. Unlike internal security professionals that regularly attend security conferences (like BlackHat, DefCon, CanSec, etc) and industry events, product teams don't usually get to hear or interface with the security researchers directly. SecCon aims to bridge the communications gap.
SecCon does not have a public Call for Papers; instead speakers are invited based on their current Cisco relevant research. Speakers are a mixed bag of internal and external experts. The security threat landscape for Cisco is not constant so each year SecCon seeks out new important topics to explore. Another unique aspect of our conference is that we have customers come speak directy to our development organization to reiterate cost of security issues and hear firsthand how unfriendly hackers can be.
If you are interested in speaking at SecCon send an email to email@example.com