AWS re:Inforce provides content at multiple levels, including breakout sessions, chalk talks, workshops, and builders sessions to pique the interests of security professionals—from business-level decision makers to chief information security officers. This content provides hands-on opportunities to learn, access to the latest AWS security advancements and solutions, and actionable best practices your business can use.

Breakout content levels

Introductory

(200)

Sessions at the 200 level provide an overview of AWS security services and features, and they assume that attendees are new to the topic. These sessions highlight basic use cases, features, functions, and benefits.

Advanced

(300)

Sessions at the 300 level dive deeper into specific areas of AWS security. These sessions assume the audience has some familiarity with the specific topic, but may or may not have direct experience implementing a similar solution. They focus on compliance matters and execution at the organizational level.

Expert

(400)

Sessions at the 400 level are for attendees who are deeply familiar with security topics, have implemented a solution or solutions on their own, and are comfortable with how the technology works across multiple services, architectures, and implementations. Presenters will dive into code, cover advanced systems, and explore future developments in the technology.

Tracks

At AWS re:Inforce, content is presented via four session tracks targeted to two audiences: 1) professionals working in cloud security looking to learn, hone their skills, and explore innovative methods to manage risk for their customers; and 2) executive-level professionals looking to enable their businesses through AWS cloud security. The tracks offer everything from introductions to AWS security offerings and services to tactical sessions that take your security posture from reactive to proactive, to sessions that assist you with strategic migration decisions.

Each track includes sessions, chalk talks, workshops, and builders sessions that focus on more traditional security topics, including: governance, risk & compliance, identity and data protection, detection, response, forensics, infrastructure and edge security, and application security/DevSecOps. There is also one leadership session per track.

The Foundation

This track offers attendees a way to fill any gaps they have in their knowledge on a variety of topics key to cloud security. Perfect for attendees of all levels, this track focuses on foundational information in all areas of security, and provides them with actionable tools and services they can start using immediately.

Rock the Audit

This track focuses on how to successfully complete audits at every stage of cloud migration and use. It also covers how to convince others about the importance of audits and how to automate compliance at scale using services, frameworks, and best practices.

Security Deep Dive

This track dives deep into key areas of cloud security to explore how an organization executes on changes and improvements to security and compliance in the cloud. It focuses on automation, operational excellence, and improving already existing security operations and engineering processes.

Security Pioneers

This track looks at the aspirations and possibilities for security cloud services at the leading edge. Hear from customers, researchers, and AWS about the next generation of cloud security services, solutions, and possibilities.

Breakout types

Sessions

Sessions are 60-minute lecture-style presentations with optional group Q&A at the end, as time allows. In sessions, you hear from AWS experts and customers, and you learn about specific customer use cases that can help inform your own security practices.

Chalk Talks

Chalk talks are a highly interactive content format with a smaller audience (50-70). They begin with a 10–15-minute lecture delivered by an AWS expert followed by a 45–50-minute open format Q&A session. Chalk talks foster a technical discussion around real-world architecture challenges.

Workshops

Workshops are two-hour hands-on sessions where attendees work in groups of 10 or fewer to build a solution using AWS. Workshops encourage interaction and provide attendees with an opportunity to learn from and teach each other. Each workshop starts with a 15-20 minute lecture, and you work as a group the rest of the time. There are additional AWS experts in the room to make sure every group gets the assistance they need.

Builders Sessions

Builders sessions are small group sessions led by an AWS expert and allow for six customer attendees. These sessions are 60 minutes and provide hands-on experience in securely building on AWS. Each builders session begins with a short explanation or demonstration of what you are going to build. There is no formal presentation. Once the demonstration is complete, attendees use their laptops to experiment and build with the AWS expert.

Leadership Sessions

A leadership session is a specific type of session presented by the AWS leader in that particular security technology space. When you attend a leadership session, you can expect to learn about services and solutions from those responsible for them end-to-end. Leadership sessions also focus on thought leadership and looking to the future.