EC-Council Foundation To Host Invite-Only Executive Security Conference in Atlanta, GA, To Discuss Dismal State of Information Security among World’s Top Organizations

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EC-Council Foundation presents the invitation-only Global CISO Forum Security Conference to challenge the world’s top infosec leaders to address the problems that lead to one of the most disastrous years in recent memory for information security. The event’s theme, “The CISO Doctor Bag: From First Aid to Vaccinations” is intended to frame the infosec problem as an epidemic warranting a global response.

This year’s Global CISO Forum theme is “CISO Doctor Bag: From First Aid to Vaccinations.” Keynotes and panels will discuss the topic of the Cyber Threat Pandemic and the skills, tools, and experience

The job of the CISO is growing increasingly complex and difficult as technology, and therefore risk from hacks, infiltrates more areas of the companies they work for.

EC-Council Foundation’s leading executive information security conference is the annual Global CISO Forum, and 2015’s event promises to be a referendum on the state of information security over the last year.

In a series of headline grabbing hacks, the holes in the [information security management of one leading organization after another have been made painfully public leading to more attention than ever on the role of the CISO. EC-Council Foundation is hoping that by bringing CISOs from around the world to one forum, real progress can be made toward a more secure global infrastructure.

The job of the CISO is growing increasingly complex and difficult as technology, and therefore risk from hacks, infiltrates more areas of the companies they work for. Each new hack splashed on the front page of mainstream new outlets reveals new ways failures in information security can affect the rest of the company. For example, the hack that Sony suffered influenced their revenue and reputation in a very public way.

Modern CISOs have to be educated on handling media relations, working with law enforcement, designing corporate awareness plans, and a vast array of extremely technical knowledge. The Global CISO Forum will address each of these areas, or tools that should be in a CISO’s doctor bag, via a mix of keynotes, panel discussions, and breakout sessions intended for brainstorming among attendees.

The events draw attendees and speakers from around the world, including Hong Kong, Egypt, the Netherlands, Bangladesh, Canada, the Philippines, Ghana, Sri Lanka, China, Zambia, Nigeria, the UAE, Switzerland, Mexico, the United Kingdom, Iceland, and all across the United States.

After the high-level talks, attendees will be treated to a cocktail reception as well as an awards ceremony intended to recognize the best and brightest in the executive information security community.

The annual Global CISO Forum is collocated with EC-Council’s most popular conference, Hacker Halted, now in its ninth year. The Global CISO Forum is limited to C-level executives, VPs, Senior Directors, etc. In order to request an invitation, please email amber.williams(at)eccouncil(dot)org.

About the EC-Council CISO Program:    
EC-Council’s CISO Program (http://www.eccouncil.org/ciso/) 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 1,100 IS executives from around the world.

For more information about EC-Council’s CISO Program, please visit ciso.eccouncil.org.

About EC-Council
The International Council of E-Commerce Consultants (EC-Council) is a member-based organization that certifies individuals in various e-business and security skills. EC Council is the owner and developer of the world-famous E-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), Computer Hacking Forensics Investigator (C|HFI), Certified Security Analyst (ECSA), License Penetration Tester (LPT) programs, and various others offered in over 60 countries around the globe. These certifications are recognized worldwide and have received endorsements from various government agencies including the US Federal Government via the Montgomery GI Bill, and the US Government National Security Agency (NSA) and the Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS) certifying EC-Council’s Certified Ethical Hacking (CEH), Network Security Administrator (ENSA), Computer Hacking Forensics Investigator (CHFI), Disaster Recovery Professional (EDRP), Certified Security Analyst (E|CSA) and Licensed Penetration Tester (LPT) program for meeting the 4011, 4012, 4013A, 4014, 4015 and 4016 training standards for information security professionals and most recently EC-Council has received accreditation from the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).

For more information about EC-Council, please visit http://www.eccouncil.org

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