(ISC)2® Executives to Present at RSA Conference 2014

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Members of the (ISC)2 Leadership Team Participate in Three Thought-Provoking Sessions Including the Future of Security Education, Women in Security, and Cultivating the Global Security Workforce

(ISC)²® (“ISC-squared”), the largest not-for-profit membership body of certified information and software security professionals with nearly 100,000 members worldwide, today announced that its leadership team will be participating in three different panel sessions at this year’s RSA Conference in San Francisco. The RSA Conference, which draws thousands of attendees each year, helps to drive the agenda of security experts worldwide with its annual industry events in the U.S., Europe, and Asia, keeping the industry connected through education sessions and networking events.

“RSA is one of the industry’s largest and most-respected platforms to address security’s most pressing issues, including the need to grow our global security workforce,” said W. Hord Tipton, CISSP, executive director, (ISC)2. “As (ISC)2 celebrates its 25th anniversary and we near the 100,000 member milestone, it’s critical that we look ahead to the future of cybersecurity to identify and work toward what is required to build the workforce of the future.”

(ISC)2 representatives, as well as some of security’s most prominent industry leaders, will participate in the following tracks at this year’s RSA Conference:

“The Future of Security Education”
Monday, February 24, 2014
10:30AM – 11:30AM PST
Room: Moscone Center, West 3022
Panelists include:

  • Moderator: Christopher Bloor, vice president, Federal Channel
  • W. Hord Tipton, CISSP, executive director, (ISC)2
  • Dr. Ernest McDuffie, lead for National Institute for Cyber Education
  • Michael Murray, managing partner, MAD Security

“Right Skills, Right Time, Right Industry: Women in Security”
Monday, February 24, 2014
1:15PM – 2:15PM PST
Room: Moscone Center, West 3022
Panelists include:

  • Moderator: Julie Peeler, director, (ISC)2 Foundation
  • Cecily Joseph, vice president of Corporate Responsibility, Symantec Corporation
  • Jennifer Napper, director, Plans and Policy, J-5, U.S. Cyber Command
  • Marene Allison, global chief information security officer and worldwide vice president of Information Security, Johnson and Johnson
  • Patricia Goforth, senior vice president of Cyber Operations, Booz Allen Hamilton

“Cultivating the Global Workforce Landscape”
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
8:00AM – 8:50AM PST
Room: Moscone Center, North 132
Panelists include:

  • Moderator: Elise Yacobellis, director, Global Development, (ISC)2
  • Dr. Rae Hayward, senior manager, Product Development, (ISC)2
  • Dr. Vehbi Tasar, CISSP, CSSLP, director, Professional Programs Development, (ISC)2

In addition to these panel sessions, (ISC)2 is holding a members-only reception on Wednesday, February 26th from 6-8pm PST in North 133 and hosting a training session for (ISC)2 Foundation Safe and Secure Online® volunteers on Wednesday, Feb. 26th from 5-6pm PST in North 132. To RSVP for the training session, please email: safeandsecure (at) isc2 (dot) org. To RSVP for the member reception, please visit: http://www.cvent.com/d/g4q9gg.


About (ISC)²®

Formed in 1989 and celebrating its 25th anniversary, (ISC)² is the largest not-for-profit membership body of certified information and software security professionals worldwide, with nearly 100,000 members in more than 135 countries. Globally recognized as the Gold Standard, (ISC)² issues the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSPÒ) and related concentrations, as well as the Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional (CSSLPÒ), the Certified Cyber Forensics Professional (CCFPSM), Certified Authorization Professional (CAPÒ), HealthCare Information Security and Privacy Practitioner (HCISPPSM), and Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCPÒ) 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 and software security topics. More information is available at http://www.isc2.org.


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