Cyber Security

Semperis Announces Hybrid Identity Protection Virtual Event Speakers

Semperis, the leader in identity-driven cyber resilience for enterprises, today announced its keynote lineup for Hybrid Identity Protection 2020, taking place virtually October 20-21 and 27-28. Acclaimed speakers include award-winning senior writer at WIRED and author of the book, “Sandworm,” Andy Greenberg, Partner Director of Identity Security at Microsoft, Alex Weinert, world-renowned hacker, Chris Roberts, and many other cybersecurity luminaries.

“We started the Hybrid Identity Protection conference back in 2016 with the mission to facilitate expert collaboration and knowledge sharing in the identity world,” said Semperis CEO Mickey Bresman. “Today, HIP is a thriving community of practitioners charged with defending cross-cloud and hybrid environments. This year, the HIP conference is fully digital and free, with technical workshops spread across four days. You’ll hear from cybersecurity authorities and peers working every day to solve complex identity challenges that arise in today’s fast-moving business environment. I invite participants to not only listen but also take part in the conversation.”

HIP conference attendees can look forward to a comprehensive agenda with multiple speaking tracks, highly technical training sessions, and collaborative workshops designed to advance the skills of identity-centric cybersecurity practitioners.

Featured speakers include:

  • Andy Greenberg | Senior Writer, WIRED; Author of the book “Sandworm: A New Era of Cyberwar and the Hunt for the Kremlin’s Most Dangerous Hackers”
  • Andy Robbins | Technical Architect, SpecterOps; Co-creator of BloodHound
  • Alex Weinert | Partner Director of Identity Security, Microsoft
  • Andrew Jun | Vice President of Product Development, TrustKey
  • Ben Johnson | Co-Founder and CTO, Obsidian Security
  • Brian Desmond | Principal, Ravenswood Technology Group
  • Chris Roberts | Hacker in Residence, Semperis
  • Christoffer Anderson | Principal Advisor, Enfo
  • Darren Mar-Elia | Vice President of Product, Semperis; The “GPOGUY”
  • Gil Kirkpatrick | Chief Architect, Semperis
  • Guido Grillenmeier | Chief Technologist, DXC Technology
  • Joe Kaplan | Architecture and Strategy Lead, Accenture
  • Jorge de Almeida Pinto | Lead Identity/Security Consultant, IAM Technologies
  • Julie Smith | Executive Director of Identity Defined Security Alliance (IDSA)
  • Juliet Okafor | CEO & Founder, RevolutionCyber
  • Kat Sweet | Technical Evangelist, Capsul8
  • Moty Cristal | CEO of NEST, Negotiation Strategies
  • Roelf Zomerman | Cloud Solutions Architect, Microsoft
  • Sander Berkouwer | Chief Technology Officer, SCCT
  • Sean Deuby | Director of Services, Semperis; Host of the Hybrid Identity Protection podcast
  • Siddharth Bhai | Product Management Lead, Google
  • Wim van den Heijkant | Co-Founder and Security Consultant, Fortigi

“I am really looking forward to the conversations at HIP,” said Alex Weinert, Partner Director of Identity Security at Microsoft and HIP conference speaker. “Identity security has never been more important. Our team sees firsthand the increasing volume and sophistication of attacks that prey on vulnerable accounts. HIP will provide a great forum to learn from each other. Working together, we have the opportunity to do much more to protect users from account compromise.”

“HIP brings together the industry’s foremost identity experts with topics that are focused on securing hybrid identity systems, primarily Microsoft Active Directory and Azure Active Directory,” said Gil Kirkpatrick, Chief Architect at Semperis and HIP conference co-founder. “Our mission is to connect technology gurus and practitioners in an environment where they can exchange information, share war stories, and ultimately make their networks and applications more secure.”

Attendees can qualify for 20+ continuing professional education (CPE) credits. For more information about HIP conference 2020 and to register, visit

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