(ISC)²® Announces Robert D. Rodriguez as Keynote of Washington, D.C. Security Leadership Event

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SINET Chairman and Founder to Address Leading U.S. Government Information Security Professionals on the Importance of Advancing Cybersecurity Innovation through Public-Private Collaboration

"We are honored to have a security professional of Mr. Rodriguez’s caliber address the attendees of this two-day security leadership event,” said W. Hord Tipton.

(ISC)2® (“ISC-squared”), the world’s largest not-for-profit information security professional body and administrators of the CISSP®, today announced that Robert D. Rodriguez, chairman and founder of the Security Innovation Network™ (SINET), will provide the keynote address entitled, “Looking Back to Advance the Future - Leading Change,” at its CyberSecureGov Leadership Event, being held May 7-8, 2013 in Arlington, VA.

“We are honored to have a security professional of Mr. Rodriguez’s caliber address the attendees of this two-day security leadership event,” said W. Hord Tipton, CISSP-ISSEP, CAP, CISA, executive director of (ISC)². “Mr. Rodriguez is a champion of global collaboration who holds a wealth of experience, bringing together government organizations with key stakeholders and innovators from the greater cyber security ecosystem. Many thanks to Mr. Rodriguez for kicking off the conference and framing the balance of the CyberSecureGov content discussions,” Tipton added.

In his current role at SINET, Mr. Rodriguez leads and develops global collaboration models that advance innovation and connect the ecosystem of the entrepreneur, academia, science, private industry, investment banking, system integration, policy, innovators, law enforcement, venture capital and the federal government to include civilian, military and intelligence agencies. For over twenty years prior to joining SINET, Mr. Rodriguez served as a Special Agent with the United States Secret Service. His executive protection experience spanned ten years at the White House, serving Presidents Ronald W. Reagan, George H. Bush, William J. Clinton and numerous heads of state.

"This year's (ISC)2 conference, themed ‘Strengthening the case for Collaboration in a Year of Transition’, drives the importance of reinvigorating public and private sector partnerships that lead to new models, open innovation approaches and ultimately a more secure, trusted and resilient national critical infrastructure system," said Robert Rodriguez, chairman and founder, Security Innovation Network. “The cybersecurity industry needs to think differently and reevaluate the way we traditionally approach risk to lead change. Leveraging open and collaborative business models among stakeholders is one of the most effective ways to advance innovation in today’s market.”

The CyberSecureGov conference program includes a variety of management and technical sessions, featuring U.S. government and industry premier speakers that are aimed at strengthening collaboration between government, industry and academia. The full two-day conference program can be viewed at: http://bit.ly/ZuZGve.

The early-bird cost to attend CyberSecureGov is $295 for (ISC)2 members, $75 for (ISC)² members employed by the U.S. government, and $450 for non-members if registered by May 5, 2013. To register, please go online at http://bit.ly/ZuZGve.

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