Disrupting Intelligence at RFUN 2017

October 11, 2017 • Monica Todros

Recorded Future customers, partners, and threat intelligence experts alike joined us for the sixth annual Recorded Future User Network (RFUN) Conference at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. on October 4-5, 2017.

Attendees gained valuable insight into the evolving world of cyber threat intelligence by hearing from industry luminaries, peers, and Recorded Future experts during the two days of education, networking, and fun.

The theme of this year’s RFUN was “Disrupting Intelligence,” which focused on the tools and knowledge necessary to defend against cyber threats, disrupting the notion that cybercriminals have the advantage.


RFUN 2017 featured a wide breadth of threat intelligence training and breakout sessions ranging from strategy to hands-on use of the Recorded Future product, delivering the most relevant information necessary to stay proactive. And for the first time at our annual user conference, attendees earned CPE credits and a certificate of completion.


In addition to networking with fellow threat intelligence enthusiasts in our Discovery Center, attendees saw integrations in action with our valued technology partners as they gave demos and answered questions. This year’s sponsors were IBM Security, LogRhythm, Palo Alto Networks, PhishMe, Rapid7, ReversingLabs, and ThreatConnect.


We hosted a number of sensational speakers including The Grugq, who delivered day two’s opening keynote at the Newseum, titled “The Fourth Dimension in the Fifth Domain: Temporal Aspects of Cyber Operations.”

Other speakers featured in our world-class lineup included:

  • Teresa Shea, Former Director of SIGINT at NSA
  • Robert M. Lee, CEO and Founder at Dragos
  • Chris Poulin, Principal/Director at Booz Allen Hamilton
  • And many more!

One of the goals of the conference was to share a new perspective on threat intelligence not only as it shapes our world in the present, but also in the years to come. Dynamic presentations such as “Threat Intelligence for Security Operations,” delivered by Henry Canivel of Splunk, and “The Future of Threat Intelligence,” delivered by Bank of America’s Errol Weiss and our very own Christopher Ahlberg, CEO and co-founder of Recorded Future, touched on the emerging arena of cyber threat intelligence.


Attendees at our opening reception had exclusive access to the International Spy Museum, the only public museum in the U.S. solely dedicated to espionage and cybersecurity. The party was buzzing with drinks, food, networking, and of course, the anticipated opening keynote from Myke Cole, cyber threat intelligence analyst, TV personality, and author.

Lastly, as the exciting two days of RFUN 2017 wound down, our closing reception gave attendees another chance to exchange new insights with other security professionals.

New Brand Rollout

To top it all off, we’re excited to introduce our new brand which rolled out just in time for RFUN 2017. Revel in a refreshed Recorded Future style, website, and even a new logo!

We’re confident this year’s conference surpassed all expectations! If you’ve heard the buzz but are still unsure what Recorded Future is all about, learn more by requesting a demo.

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