AWS Security Blog

Join us in person for AWS re:Inforce 2021

I’d like to personally invite you to attend our security conference, AWS re:Inforce 2021 in Houston, TX on August 24–25. This event will offer interactive educational content to address your security, compliance, privacy, and identity management needs.

As the Chief Information Security Officer of Amazon Web Services (AWS), my primary job is to help our customers navigate their security journey while keeping the AWS environment safe. AWS re:Inforce will help you understand how you can change to accelerate the pace of innovation in your business while staying secure. With recent headlines around ransomware, misconfigurations, and unintended privacy consequences, this is your chance to learn the tactical and strategic lessons that will help keep your systems and tools protected.

AWS re:Inforce 2021 will kick off with my keynote on Tuesday, August 24. You’ll hear about the latest innovations in cloud security from AWS and learn what you can do to foster a culture of security in your business. Take a look at my re:Invent 2020 presentation, AWS Security: Where we’ve been, where we’re going, or this short overview of the top 10 areas security groups should focus on for examples of the type of content to expect.

For those who are just getting started on AWS and for our more tenured customers, AWS re:Inforce offers you an opportunity to learn how to prioritize your security posture and investments. Using the Security pillar of the AWS Well-Architected Framework, sessions will address how you can build practical and prescriptive measures to protect your data, systems, and assets.

Sessions are offered at all levels and for all backgrounds, from business to technical, and there are learning opportunities in over 100 sessions across five tracks: Data Protection & Privacy; Governance, Risk & Compliance; Identity & Access Management; Network & Infrastructure Security; and Threat Detection & Incident Response. In these sessions, you’ll connect with and learn from AWS experts, customers, and partners who share actionable insights that you can apply in your everyday work. AWS re:Inforce is interactive, with sessions like chalk talks and lecture-style breakout content available to suit your learning style and goals. Sessions will be available from the intermediate (200) through expert (400) levels, so you can grow your skills, no matter where you are in your career. Finally, there will be a leadership session for each track, where AWS leaders will share best practices and trends in each of these areas.

At re:Inforce, AWS developers and experts will cover the latest advancements in AWS security, compliance, privacy, and identity solutions—including actionable insights your business can use right now. Plus, you’ll learn from AWS customers and partners who are using AWS services in innovative ways to protect their data, achieve security at scale, and stay ahead of bad actors in this rapidly evolving security landscape.

We hope you can join us in Houston, and we want you to feel safe if you do. The health and safety of our customers, partners, and employees remains our top priority. If you want to learn more about health measures that are being taken at re:Inforce, visit our Health Measures page on the conference website. If you’re not yet comfortable attending in person, or if local travel restrictions prevent you from doing so, register to access a livestream of my keynote for free. Also, a selection of sessions will be recorded and available to watch after the event. Keep checking the AWS re:Inforce website for additional updates.

A full conference pass is $1,099. However, if you register today with the code “RFSALUwi70xfx” you’ll receive a $300 discount (while supplies last).

We’re excited to get back to re:Inforce; it is emblematic of our commitment to giving customers direct access to the latest security research and trends. We’ll continue to release additional details about the event on our website, and we look forward to seeing you in Houston!

Want more AWS Security how-to content, news, and feature announcements? Follow us on Twitter.


Steve Schmidt

Steve is Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer for AWS. His duties include leading product design, management, and engineering development efforts focused on bringing the competitive, economic, and security benefits of cloud computing to business and government customers. Prior to AWS, he had an extensive career at the Federal Bureau of Investigation, where he served as a senior executive and section chief. He currently holds 11 patents in the field of cloud security architecture. Follow Steve on Twitter.