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(ISC)²® Releases Conference Details for Sixth Annual Security Congress

May 25, 2016

Here is an important question for readers of the IT security community. “Do you want to go to a single place to be immersed in the latest best practices and share challenges and opportunities with subject matter experts and peers?”

While obviously rhetorical, the good news is that such an event is scheduled, and the full educational program has been released. 

The event is the sixth annual (ISC)² Security Congress. To be held September 12-15, 2016 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL, the added attraction here is that it will be co-located with the ASIS International 62nd Annual Seminar and Exhibits, joining together 20,000 professionals from around the world for four days of education, and networking. The complete co-located program can be viewed in the show planner.

 “Continuing education is a key component of success for cybersecurity professionals today,” says (ISC)² CEO David Shearer. “Security Congress provides attendees with over 80 sessions, a members-only town hall meeting, Career Pavilion, casual networking events and more. We’ve introduced two new tracks this year to provide attendees with even more of the educational content they desire. I look forward to welcoming our members and international security professionals alike to our sixth annual event.”

This year’s conference tracks include:  Application Security/Software Assurance; Cloud Security; Forensics; Governance; Regulation and Compliance; Incident Response; Malware; Mobile; People-Centric Security; Professional Development; Swiss Army Knife; Threats – Inside & Out; Threat Intelligence.

Sessions you are going to want to hear, that are not only mission-critical for your organization, but are important from a career perspective as well, include:

Application Security – John Overbaugh, CISSP, chief information security officer, CyberVista: “Building a Secure Development Lifecycle on a Shoestring Budget”

 Cloud – Anthony Freed, director of corporate communications,; Dave Lewis, CISSP, global security advocate, Akamai Technologies; Adrian Sanabria, senior security analyst, 451 Research; Tim Prendergast, CISSP, CEO, “Securing Your Public Cloud Infrastructure”

 Forensics – Andrew Neal, director, Forensics Technology & Consulting, TransPerfect Legal Solutions; David Andriulli, digital forensics manager, TransPerfect Legal Solutions: “Internal Investigations - Finding the Digital Evidence”

 Governance, Regulation and Compliance – James Dawson, director of forensic technology, KPMG: “Governance Risk – Where Privacy Fits within Data Lifecycle”

 Incident Response – Lucie Hayward, CISSP, managing consultant, Cyber Investigations, Kroll; Michael Quinn, associate managing director, Cyber Investigations, Kroll: “It's Not if but When: Creating Your Incident Response Plan”

 Malware – Timothy Slaybaugh, CISSP, senior forensics analyst, Harris Corp: “Your Money is My Money: Dynamics of a Banking Trojan”

 Mobile – Kevin McNamee, CISSP, director, Threat Intelligence Lab, Nokia: “Malware Activity in Mobile Networks – an Insider View”

 People-Centric Security Bruce deGrazia, CISSP, program chair, Cybersecurity, The Graduate School, University of Maryland University College: “Your Next CISO Should be a Lawyer”

 Professional Development – Kevin Flanagan, CISSP-ISSMP, director, RSA; David Shearer, CEO, (ISC)2; Deidre Diamond, founder & CEO, Cyber Security Network;  Anne Saita, editor, Infosecurity Professional Magazine: “Hiring, Building and Retaining Top Security Talent”

 Swiss Army Knife –  Sandra Bittner, CISSP, senior engineer and cyber security specialist, PVNGS Cyber Security, Arizona Public Service/Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station: “Defending Industrial Control Systems in Critical Infrastructure”

 Threat IntelligenceAamir Lakhani, CISSP, founder, Dr. Chaos: “Zero Touch Hacking – Exposing Data Using Open Source Intelligence”

 Threats – Mike Landeck, CISSP, senior product security strategy consultant, CyberSecology: “Ripped from the Headlines: Demonstrations of the Year’s Top Breaches”

It should be noted that (ISC)² members are eligible for special discounted pricing and will be able to attend any of the ASIS events, including keynotes, networking lunches and educational sessions. Early registration rates are available until July 31. More details are available at   

In short, two events in Orlando at a wonderful time of the year, and a chance to not just hear the latest about a broad spectrum of cyber security concerns, but also an opportunity to be a part of the buzz.  Hope to see you there!

Edited by Stefania Viscusi

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