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Explore cloud security in the age of generative AI at AWS re:Inforce 2024

AWS re:Inforce 2024

As the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at AWS, I’m personally committed to helping security teams of all skill levels and sizes navigate security for generative artificial intelligence (AI). As a former AWS customer, I know the value of hands-on security learning and talking in-person to the people who build and run AWS security. That’s why I’m excited for you to join me at AWS re:Inforce 2024, our annual cloud security event, where you can collaborate with experts, partners, and the builders who are driving the future of security in the generative AI era.

Whether you want to build deep technical expertise, understand how to prioritize your security investments, or learn how to apply foundational security best practices, re:Inforce is a great opportunity to dive deep into the convergence of security and AI. AI and machine learning (ML) have been a focus for Amazon for more than 25 years. It’s inspiring to take advantage of and adapt to the impact generative AI is having on the world.

AWS re:Inforce isn’t just a conference—it’s a catalyst for innovation and collaboration in the realm of cloud security. This year, we’re coming together June 10–12 in Pennsylvania for 2.5 days of immersive cloud security learning designed to help drive your business initiatives. At AWS, we’ve always believed that security is a business enabler. Security reduces risk, reinforces resilience, and empowers confident innovation. Security helps organizations use new technologies such as generative AI quickly and safely, creating better experiences for customers, partners, and employees.

Here’s a bit of what you can expect:

How we secure AWS today and my vision for the future
AWS re:Inforce 2024 will begin with my keynote on Tuesday, June 11, 2024 at 9:00 AM EST. By the time re:Inforce comes around, I will have been the CISO of AWS for nearly a year. It’s incredible to think about all the innovations that have happened within AWS Security during that time. You’ll hear about these innovations, what we learned from them, and how we use them to secure AWS. I’ll also share my vision for the future of AWS Security. Steve Schmidt, CSO of Amazon, will take the stage to share his thoughts on how a strong culture of security supports the safe use of generative AI.

Navigate security for generative AI and other emerging trends
Now is the time for security teams to empower their builders to confidently innovate with generative AI. Be the first to hear about the latest AWS security advances around generative AI and have access to interactive sessions where you can learn how to implement AI workloads securely, explore use cases from other customers, and see demos from AWS and our partners of AI-driven security in action. Be sure to check out our Innovation Talks, where AWS security experts will give in-depth talks on essential topics including cryptography, generative AI, and building a culture of security.

This year, we’ve extended the event by half a day to give you more learning opportunities. At re:Inforce, you can personalize your agenda by choosing from more than 250 different sessions spanning data protection; identity and access management; threat detection and incident response; network and infrastructure security; governance, risk, and compliance; and application security. And we have an inspiring line-up of customer speakers this year who will share their firsthand experience innovating securely on AWS. More than 90 of our trusted security partners will also be there to help you simplify and integrate your security portfolio, and those of you looking to deepen security expertise will find more than 70 percent of re:Inforce sessions are advanced or expert level.

Take advantage of the latest innovations in AWS security
You’ll hear about our latest announcements and product launches and learn how to operationalize these security innovations in over 100 interactive-format sessions. In response to customer feedback, we’ve added more interactive session formats, including chalk talks, code talks, workshops, and builders’ sessions. Don’t miss this chance to connect directly with AWS experts to learn how you can get more out of the security tools you already have.

Connect with AWS experts, partners, and your peers
The opportunity to come together with other members of the security community is something that really energizes me. Coming together in person gives us all the opportunity to connect with peers, find mentors, and learn from each other. You can advance your career development goals with attendee-matchmaking tools, explore the Expo to connect with trusted partners, and join lounges and activities designed for specific interest groups in the security community.

Meet up with AWS Security Heroes, security professionals, IT leaders, educators, and developers with a shared mission to foster excellence in the practice and profession of cybersecurity and digital identity. Or, connect with members of the AWS Community Builders program, AWS technical enthusiasts and emerging thought leaders who are passionate about sharing knowledge and connecting with the security community. There’s no better opportunity to make new connections with the diverse AWS security community.

Register today with the code SECBLOfnakb to receive a limited time $150 USD discount, while supplies last.

If you’re in the first five years of your cloud security career, you might qualify for the All Builders Welcome Grant. This grant removes the financial barrier to attend AWS re:Inforce for underrepresented technologists as part of our commitment to creating a cybersecurity community that is inclusive, diverse, and equitable.

We’ll share additional details over the coming weeks on the AWS re:Inforce website, @awscloud, and @AWSSecurityInfo. I’m excited to welcome you all to AWS re:Inforce this June.

Stay vigilant,


Chris Betz

Chris is CISO at AWS. He oversees security teams and leads the development and implementation of security policies with the aim of managing risk and aligning the company’s security posture with business objectives. Chris joined Amazon in August 2023 after holding CISO and security leadership roles at leading companies. He lives in Northern Virginia with his family.