What is Cofense Submerge?

Cofense Submerge takes our customers on a deep dive into the latest trends in phishing threats and incident response. Join us for our 3rd Annual North American conference at the JW Marriott in Orlando, Florida on November 12-14. The Cofense Submerge Phishing Defense Summit and User Conference is set to provide attendees with both training and informative sessions across two distinct tracks and promises even deeper, more hands-on content than ever before. All attendees will have the opportunity to learn from industry experts while networking with peers and other Cofense product users from all over the world.

Questions? Email submerge@cofense.com 

Call for Speakers is now open through June 1.

Registration will open in early June.

Call for Speakers is Open

The sessions at Cofense Submerge will cover best practices, case studies and instruction on the most current and important aspects of the information security landscape, including the latest phishing threats, incident response, malware analysis and much more. SUBMIT A TOPIC FOR CONSIDERATION HERE.  Below are several topic ideas for speaking submissions. However, Cofense will consider all relevant topics submitted.

Case studies highlighting your unique, real-world phishing conditioning, mitigation and response efforts

Real-world examples of how Cofense solutions have helped reduced risk and minimize attack success in your organization

How-tos and tutorials on phishing defense, malware analysis and threat mitigation

Best practices for leveraging threat intelligence

Best practices on how to gather, share and use intelligence to stay a step ahead of attackersMetrics and communicating success

Organize a panel of peers to share insights and experiences

How to Submit a Topic

Submit your abstract online before June 1, 2018. Speakers will receive notification of acceptance by June 20, 2018. Prepare your abstract and fill in our easy submission form. Review the FAQs for speaker submissions

Cofense Submerge Topics and Schedule


Hotel Room Block Opens for Early Arrivals
Registrations Opens 5 PM- 7 PM
Welcome Reception – Pool 7 PM- 9 PM



7:00 AM Registrations Opens
7:30 AM Breakfast
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM – Sessions
6:00 PM – Cocktails
7:00 PM – Dinner


7:30 AM Breakfast
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM – Sessions
6:00 PM – Cocktails
7:00 PM – Dinner



7:30 AM Breakfast
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM – Sessions
4:00 PM – Closing Reception

Travel and Lodging Information

JW Marriott Grande Lakes, Orlando

4040 Central Florida Pkwy, Orlando, FL 32837 USA

Conference Special room rate of $199 for a Standard Deluxe Room per night, and enhanced amenities that include:

  • Enhanced in-room wireless internet
  • Unlimited local and long distance domestic calls
  • Daily bike rental through Grande Lakes Sports
  • Transportation to Sea World, Universal Studios, and Disney theme parks
  • Driving range privileges
  • Pool floats at the JW Marriott Lazy River
  • Fitness center classes (1 per day, per room)

Reserve your room today! Deadline for reservations is November 10 or until the hotel block is filled.

Questions? Email submerge@Cofense.com

2018 Cofense Excellence Awards

The Cofense Excellence Awards showcase the outstanding achievements of security professionals to defend their companies against the damages of phishing. The companies and individuals recognized by the Cofense Excellence awards are industry leaders, chosen for their innovative, successful programs to combat phishing attacks and protect their enterprise from the risks of malware infiltration and fraud loss.

Nominations open in early June. Prepare your submission!

Cofense Excellence Awards recognize program excellence in four categories:

  • Phishing Defense Program of the Year: The most effective all-around, top performing, defensive phishing program across a comprehensive list of components including detection, alerting, reporting, employee training, employee participation, and results.
  • Incident Response Team of the Year: The top incident response team based on either of the following:
    • Single Incident: scope of the incident, potential for damage, response strategy and cost/time saving value of the resolution; or
    • Overall Process: the incident response team with the best ongoing process, system of detecting and deflecting the incident and minimizing the overall impact of phishing in the organization on an ongoing basis.
  • Most Innovative Phishing Defense Program: The most innovative phishing program implementation across an organization which could include contests, gamification, incentives, and other fresh approaches to improve training effectiveness and boost participation throughout the company.
  • Cofense Trailblazer of the Year: An award created to recognize the Cofense user who has gone above and beyond in their phishing defense efforts.

Questions? Email submerge@Cofense.com

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I submit more than one topic?

A speaker may submit more than one proposal but each proposal must be submitted individually by May 10.

If I'm selected to speak, what is the deadline to accept?

Selected speakers must accept their invitation to speak by June 1.

What is the Cofense Submerge registration fee for speakers and what does it include?

Registration for speakers is complimentary (estimated value $500), and includes entry to all sessions and keynotes along with continental breakfast, lunch and receptions.

Will speakers needed to sign a release form?

All speakers will need to sign a release form as part of their acceptance. Accepted speakers will be sent a form to complete.

What is the length of a session?

Each session will be 40 minutes long with 10-15 minutes of question time. Cofense will provide a PowerPoint template for you to use. If your submission is accepted, we will inform you of the presentation format for your presentation.

What A/V is provided for presentations?

A/V set up will include: Podium, Screens, LCD Projector, Laptop, Microphone(s), Hardwire Internet Connection, Wireless Mouse, Confidence Monitor.

Please send any questions to Submerge@Cofense.com.

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