So often information security is looked at as individual domains, like risk management in this box, audit in this box, etc. With the theme this year we’re hoping to pull back a little and really look at how nothing exists in its own box.
Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) July 11, 2016
EC-Council Foundation’s series of Global CISO Forums has made waves in the information security industry and this year will be no exception. The theme for the 2016 edition of the Global CISO Forum is “The Butterfly Effects of Strong Information Security Leadership.” The conference will be an opportunity for the speakers and audience to explore the ways their leadership impacts their teams, organizations, and careers. The reason for the theme selection was the organizing committee behind the Forum felt it was time leaders realize the ripple effects of each of their actions and decisions. This ripple effect can be felt in everything from technology purchases to team leadership to hiring decisions to audit response. Says Ron Baklarz, CISO at Amtrak and member of the EC-Council Foundation CISO Event Committee, “So often information security is looked at as individual domains, like risk management in this box, audit in this box, vendor management in this box, etc. With the theme this year we’re hoping to pull back a little and really look at how nothing exists in its own box.”
The agenda for the Forum will include a black tie gala honoring the finalists and winners for the InfoSec Tech & Exec Awards program on the night of September 14, 2016. There are seven information security awards to be awarded during the gala, and two of them are expressly for executive level information security professionals: CISO of the Year and C|CISO of the Year. Nominations will be accepted through July 31, 2016. Finalists will be invited to attend either the Forum or Hacker Halted, EC-Council Foundation’s technical event held in conjunction with the Forum at no cost.
Before the conference begins, Simeio Solutions, a Forum sponsor, will be inviting the CISOs to attend a networking session at the Porsche Experience Center. Attendees will be invited to test out the driving simulators, ride along with professional drivers on the world-class racetrack, sip cocktails, and mingle with fellow CISOs.
The Forum will feature high-level, industry-recognized keynote presenters followed by a series of panel discussions designed to go deeper into the issues that keep CISOs awake at night. Also included on the agenda will be a cocktail reception to encourage networking, the Hacker Halted signature party, breakout groups for writing white papers, training opportunities, and much more.
The annual Global CISO Forum is collocated with EC-Council’s most popular conference, now in its fourth year in Atlanta. The Global CISO Forum is limited to C-level executives, VPs, Senior Directors, etc.
About the EC-Council CISO Program:
EC-Council’s CISO Program has three components: CISO Events, the Certified CISO (C|CISO), and CISO Resources – a repository for white papers and articles geared toward a CISO crowd. EC-Council’s CISO Events are invitation only and geared specifically for high-level, executive information security professionals. Combining keynotes with panel discussions, the events are opportunities for CISOs from around the world to hash out the trends and challenges of information security among their peers. The C|CISO is a certification recognizing an individual’s cumulative experience and expertise in executive information security management. Overseen by a board of seasoned and distinguished professionals, the C|CISO Program has certified over 1,400 IS executives from around the world. For more information about EC-Council’s CISO Program, please visit ciso.eccouncil.org.
EC-Council has been the world’s leading information security certification body since the launch of their flagship program, Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), which created the ethical hacking industry in 2002. Since the launch of CEH, EC-Council has added industry-leading programs to their portfolio to cover all aspects of information security including EC-Council Certified Security Analyst (ECSA), Computer Hacking Forensics Investigator (CHFI), Certified Chief Information Security Officer (CCISO), among others. EC-Council Foundation, the non-profit branch of EC-Council, created Global CyberLympics, the world’s first global hacking competition. EC-Council Foundation also hosts a suite of conferences across the US and around the world including Hacker Halted, Global CISO Forum, TakeDownCon, and CISO Summit.
For more information about EC-Council, please see http://www.eccouncil.org.