Security Forum April 2nd, 2020
Announcement on event status & COVID-19 coronavirus preparedness
Updated as of May 13th, 2020:
To Our Valued Members and Friends of TechForum:
Out of concern for the health and safety of our attendees, on March 12th we made the decision to postpone TechForum’s Security Forum, which was scheduled for Thursday, April 2nd.
We will be able to confirm the new date for Security Forum once New York State lifts the state of emergency, gatherings of over 100 persons are allowed, and it's considered safe to hold in-person events based on recommendations from the World Health Organization (WHO), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the NYC Dept. of Health.
We'll update all registrants and sponsors both personally and through this webpage regarding our new date. We're actively investigating virtual meeting software that can meet the security and privacy expectations of our attendees. In the interim, please check out our Remote Sessions from our Sponsors.
We wish everyone well, and hope everyone is safe at home during this difficult time. We miss you all--and look forward to meeting our valued sponsors and attendees again in person, when it's safe to do so. We'll certainly have plenty to talk about, as cybersecurity issues are more important now than ever.
Please refer back to this page for any updates, or feel free to email us at , or fill out our Contact Form, and we will get right back to you.
At TechForum events, we give you unparalleled access to a wide range of senior security and network infrastructure professionals who work directly for companies based in the NYC region. Our attendee demographic is mostly financial services, but not limited to them. We include mid-range ($50 million-$1 billion) and F1000 companies ($1 billion+) from healthcare , pharma, media companies and large law firms.
All attendees must pass our rigorous vetting process. We do not allow students, educators, consultants, or anyone who is not currently working as an end-user IT manager at a mid-to-large firm. Each individual is vetted by two directors before being confirmed to attend.
Financial Services – 60%
Healthcare/ Pharmaceutical – 15%
Government/ non- profit/ education - 6%
Media / Utilities - 3%
Legal - 6%
On average, 58% of our attendees work in companies that have at least 5000 employees.
78% of those companies have over 10,000 employees
10 yrs.: The average time an attendee has worked for their current organization
17 yrs.: The average time an attendee has worked as an IT professional
On average, our events have a "show" rate of 70%- far better than the average show.
On average, 65% of our sponsors are repeat sponsors. Many sponsors have been with us for over 10 years. Take a look at our Past Events page for a list of sponsors over the years.