Security Congress Offers Global Speaker Line-Up Covering More Than 80 Educational Sessions across Nine Tracks to Over 20,000 Attendees
London, UK, June 29, 2012 - (ISC)²® ("ISC)-squared"), the largest not-for-profit membership body of certified information security professionals and administrators of the CISSP®, today released the full education program and speaker line-up for its second annual Security Congress event, taking place September 10-13, 2012 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, Pa. Once again, (ISC)² Security Congress will be colocated with the ASIS International 58th Annual Seminar and Exhibits, bringing together more than 20,000 professionals from more than 90 countries for three days of education, networking and an expansive exhibit floor of security products and services. The complete program can be viewed at https://www.isc2.org/congress2012/conference-tracks.aspx.
"The current threat landscape that transcends both traditional and logical security demands the collaboration of professional support organisations like ASIS and (ISC)²," said W. Hord Tipton, CISSP-ISSEP, CAP, CISA, executive director of (ISC)². "It is essential that we acknowledge that these lines are blurred and provide security professionals with the knowledge and tools they need to continuously innovate and build their skill sets. We are pleased to collaborate with ASIS again on our second annual Security Congress to arm attendees at all levels with the tools they need across a breadth of security disciplines."
Security Congress 2012 features a multitude of educational sessions focusing on current and emerging issues, best practices and challenges facing security practitioners. These sessions are designed for all levels of security practitioners - from fundamental to advanced.
Key conference tracks include: Compliance, Regulation & Governance; Threats - Inside and Out; Cloud Security; Swiss Army Knife - Tips, Tools and Techniques for the Well Rounded Infosecurity Professional; Application Security; Mobile Security/Social Networking; Software Assurance; Malware; and Government Security Program.
Notable speakers include:
Ajoy Kumar, head of Application Security, UBS: "Software Assurance in 2012 - a CISO View on the State of Practice"
Chris Lowe, CISO, USDA; Peter Gouldmann, NIST & CNSS liaison, Office of Information Assurance, US Dept. of State and Leo Scanlon, CISO, National Archives and Records Administration: "Securing the Cloud - Evolving from a 'Benefits' Mindset to a 'Security' Mindset"
Joe Jarzombek, director software assurance, DHS and Bob Martin, principle engineer, MITRE: "Automation Enabling the Convergence of Enterprise Physical and Cyber Security"
Chris Elisan, senior researcher, Damballa: "Follow my Botnet on Twitter"
Michael McKinley, COO, Allied InfoSecurity, Inc.: "Social Engineering Threats - Tales from the Trenches"
Aaron Kirby, Digital Risk Management, and David Frei, director, Capital One: "Layered Security: Protecting Online Customer Transactions for a Financial Institution"
Winn Schwartau, chairman of the board, Mabile Active Defense: "Solving the Cyber Security Hiring Crisis from DHS to Wall Street"
Joe Bentfield, executive director of Security Technology, AT&T: "Advanced Persistent Threats - Analysis and Recommendations"
Jeff Northrop, IT director, IAPP: "What IT Professionals Need to Know about Privacy"
Stephen Frein, manager of software development, Comcast: "Injection: A Live, Hands-On Tutorial"
"As more and more organisations operate globally, there is a greater need to exchange information broadly and enable experts from many countries to learn from each other," added Eduard Emde, CPP, CISSP, president of ASIS International. "This September, ASIS and (ISC)² will join forces once again to bring professionals from logical and traditional security together for a comprehensive security event that will paint a complete picture of the security landscape. This global event will offer unique learning opportunities that cover the breadth of both the traditional and logical security disciplines and provide new insights into these increasingly overlapping worlds. We invite security professionals from all corners of the industry to engage in this important discussion that will help to build an integrated security strategy for all."
The Security Congress program is available online, offering attendees an opportunity to personalise their event experience. (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. More details are available at www.isc2.org/congress2012.
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(ISC)² is the largest not-for-profit membership body of certified information security professionals worldwide, with over 86,000 members in more than 135 countries. Globally recognized as the Gold Standard, (ISC)² issues the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP®) and related concentrations, as well as the Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional (CSSLP®), Certified Authorization Professional (CAP®), and Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP®) credentials to qualifying candidates. (ISC)²'s certifications are among the first information technology credentials to meet the stringent requirements of ISO/IEC Standard 17024, a global benchmark for assessing and certifying personnel. (ISC)² also offers education programs and services based on its CBK®, a compendium of information security topics. More information is available at www.isc2.org
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