NIC artificial edition: Pre-conference "A threat hunters methodology" + NIC (3 day ticket 6-8 February 2019)

Make even more out of your NIC 19 experience by attending this pre-conference session on Wednesday 6 February: A Threat Hunters Methodology: Enhancing your Security Operation Center - w/Roberto Rodriguez and Jared Atkinson. Limited amounts of tickets available for the pre-conference.

This 3 day ticket includes the Pre-conference and the NIC 2 day event.


Pre-conference: "A Threat Hunters Methodology: Enhancing your Security Operation Center"- with Roberto Rodriguez and Jared Atkinson

Enabling the right event logging and centralizing the collection of different data sources is finally becoming a basic security standard. Collecting and storing security event data has become an inexpensive task for organizations of all sizes. Even though this has allowed companies to increase the level of visibility from a data perspective, there are multiple challenges that analysts still face because of the amount of data being collected. Traditional SIEM capabilities are not cutting it anymore and they are limiting the way that data can be described or analyzed. In addition, not only do security analysts need the right technology, but it is also very important to have a well defined methodology when hunting for adversarial techniques.

Trying to find the needle in the haystack is becoming a little bit more challenging. The idea now is to find relationships & structural patterns among potential needles in the haystack and identify the most interesting ones. This is the basis of threat hunting and it calls for complementary advanced analytic techniques, and a structured approach via adversarial detection playbooks that go beyond ad-hoc hunting operations. In this workshop, we will focus on showing the whole process of consuming diverse datasets from endpoints, standardizing all the data, creating the right data analytics, and prototyping future hunting engagements via the development of hunting playbooks.

This course aims to provide you enough knowledge about the technology used to expedite ingestion and analysis of security events, and the methodology used for SpecterOps to plan and execute hunting engagements across several organizations.

Who should attend:

Security Analysts, Threat Hunters, Information Security Managers (Technical or Non-Technical) and more. 
Level : 200

Roberto Rodriguez is a Senior Threat Hunter at SpecterOps where he specializes in the development of analytics to detect advanced adversaries techniques. His experience performing incident response and threat hunting engagements, in various industries, has encouraged him to help organizations improve their security posture and share his knowledge with the information security community. He is also the author of several open source projects, such as the Threat Hunter Playbook and HELK, to aid the community development of techniques and tooling for hunting campaigns. He currently maintains his blog at


Jared Atkinson is a security researcher who specializes in Digital Forensics and Incident Response. Recently, he has been building and leading private sector Hunt Operations capabilities. In his previous life, Jared lead incident response missions for the U.S. Air Force Hunt Team, detecting and removing Advanced Persistent Threats on Air Force and DoD networks. Passionate about PowerShell and the open source community, Jared is the lead developer of PowerForensics, Uproot, and maintains a DFIR focused blog at


NIC 2 day event:

Nordic Infrastructure Conference (NIC) has positioned itself as the premium event for IT Pros and IT Decision Makers. The NIC conference is dedicated to driving technical IT best practice across IT Professionals and IT-Decision Makers who want to learn from the best speakers in the world.

NIC Artificial Edition, will make sure you have the knowledge to make decisions for the Future – today! The conference will show you how AI and ML is, and will be more, integrated in the Cloud services.

Top international speakers!

Key Note speaker is Dr. Werner Vogels, CTO at

Dr. Werner Vogels, Chief Technology Officer at, is responsible for driving the company's customer centric technology vision. As one of the forces behind Amazon's approach to cloud computing, he is passionate about helping young businesses reach global scale, and transforming enterprises into fast-moving digital organizations.

Top international speakers!

NIC presents a list of top international speakers, such as Chris Jackson, Johan Arwidmark, John Craddock, Paula Januszkiewicz, Sami Laiho, Andy Malone, Mikael Nystrøm, Alex de Jong, and more....

See full list of speakers and talks (new update will come in December)

Attending NIC you will have full access to all tracks/sessions:

 #1 Artificial Platform

Learn how to leverage the different Clouds built-in functionality when it comes to Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Big Data, Cloud Analytics and IoT capabilities. This track will cover how these features are used today and will be used tomorrow. 
Enhance your security levels, improve your business processes and get more value from your data.

#2 Cloud Platform
Development in the Cloud is rapid and new functionality is released frequently. It can be hard to detect what is important and how to address it. Get up to date, learn how to utilize existing features and plan for the ones to come.

#3 Cloud Productivity
In a Mobile First World, this track will cover how to use the cloud to collaborate effectively and securely, how to implement new features as well as effectively benefit from existing investments.

#4 Management & Automation
Automation has become crucial in a Cloud or Hybrid environment, whether it's related to onboarding of users or a task to set up VMs in a uniform way. Learn what tasks should be automated and how to manage them.

#5 Server & Client
Are you using your productivity software optimally? Be maximum effective within your organization as well as when collaborating with others outside. Learn how to use Analytics to get Business Insights from Big Data and Machine Learning.

#6 Security
We've once again dedicated a track to the Security-topic that will cover everything from Cloud and Hybrid security, device-security to penetration testing and hacker attacks and detecting/preventing hacker attacks.

#7 CxO – Artificial Future
How can we use the power of the Cloud and AI to enhance, or create new, business? How can we learn, and act, in a different way as we face enormous amounts of data? How can data be a motivation to drive innovation? Learn from the industry leading vendors and experts.

#8 Partner
Our valued partners present their technology & products in a dedicated track

What more is included in the price?

The NIC 2 day standard ticket also includes refreshments, expo and other social activities for the NIC Conference on Thursday 7 February and Friday 8 February.

What can you expect from NIC Artificial Edition?

  • High academic level
  • The newest technology
  • Global speakers and experts
  • Q&A sessions
  • Pre-conferences with in-depth sessions
  • NEW tracks covering technology from Microsoft, Amazon, IBM, VMware, Citrix & others 
  • NIC party on Thursday evening with Valentourettes


NIC offers special rate at Hotel Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel which is located next door to Oslo Spektrum where NIC takes place.

Read more about the Hotel offer here