Third Annual SC World Congress Tackles the Industry’s Most Burning Security Issues

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Conference Adds to Premiere Roster of Featured Speakers, Announces Second Annual Security Innovators Throwdown and Additional Platinum and Gold Sponsors

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Security leaders will deliver real-world insight and the tools necessary to combat emerging threats, data stealing attacks as well as navigate the shifting regulatory landscape.

The third annual SC World Congress Conference and Expo, the East Coast’s largest information security event, is garnering the interest and participation from the industry’s most revered security luminaries. Today, SC Magazine announced new keynotes, which include the importance of secure content automation protocol and how to keep America’s cyber infrastructure secure as well as several highly-anticipated sessions addressing the most complex security threats and the tools necessary for protection. In addition, the conference will feature the second annual Security Innovators Throwdown, where leading young companies will showcase some of the latest contributions to the security marketplace – all in an effort to gain recognition and attract venture capitalists and buyers.

Recently added keynotes include:

Keeping America’s Cyber Infrastructure Secure - Yvette D. Clarke

  •     Governments on the local, state and federal level are under siege like never before, in the conference’s last keynote, New York Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke, member of the House Committee on Homeland Security from New York City and Chair of the Subcommittee on Emerging Threats, Cyber-security, Science and Technology will discuss how the U.S. Government is collaborating with the security industry to address threats against personal, private and public cyber security.

Secure Content Automation Protocol (SCAP) - Why This Acronym is Important to the Private Sector

  •     SCAP is a method for using specific standards to enable automated vulnerability management, measurement, and policy compliance evaluation. This methodology set of standards and validation program is vital to government, private sector practitioners and security vendors alike, as it will help push our industry to a more regimented and secure way of dealing with everything from controls and configuration management to secure software development. In this session, attendees will hear from the ones leading this effort and learn about the benefits from SCAP and the free tools available.

Moderator: Eric Green, Program Director, SC World Congress
Tony Sager, Chief of the Information Assurance Directorate's (IAD) Vulnerability Analysis and Operations (VAO) Group, National Security Agency (NSA)
Dr. Ron Ross - Project Leader, FISMA Implementation Project, National Institute for Standards and Technology
Richard Hale - Chief Information Assurance Executive, Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA)
Wyatt Starnes, VP Advanced Concepts & CTO of Cyber at Harris Corporation

SC World Congress keynotes address today’s most critical security issues spanning four key tracks: Policy Management, Emerging Threats, Editor’s Choice and Technical Link. Additional keynotes already announced include:

Beyond Counter Intelligence - Cyber Espionage Revealed - Richard Clarke, internationally-recognized expert on security and an influential counsel to the previous three presidential administrations for an unprecedented 11 consecutive years.

12 Hours to Network Meltdown - Interactive Attack Simulation – Col. Mike Convertino, Commander, 318 Informations Operations Group, the leader of the Air Force's premier information warfare group and Peter Stephenson, SC Magazine technology editor.

The SC World Congress speaking sessions are deep with experts from industry -leading organizations to heads of security from all levels of government. To date, the show boasts dozens of sessions with valuable, real-world discussions from Hitachi, Department of Homeland Security, Unisys, FAA, NERC and many others.

Also, back by popular demand, SC Magazine is also hosting the second annual Security Innovators Throwdown, where leading young companies will compete to share their new ideas, plans and technologies to address today's information security needs. A judging panel made up of security and industry experts as well as VC representatives will determine which vendors among the competitors have the most innovative business plans and robust tools that not only tackle today's security challenges, but could also could garner interest from buyers and possible investment from venture capitalists (VCs).

“The SC World Congress is the perfect forum for addressing some of the biggest security challenges facing business today,” said Illena Armstrong, editor-in-chief, SC Magazine. “The show attracts the most highly-respected minds in security, and this year we’re on track to break records from both speaker submissions as well as attendance. Security leaders will deliver real-world insight and the tools necessary to combat emerging threats, data stealing attacks as well as navigate the shifting regulatory landscape.”

Some of the largest companies in security have lined up as World Congress platinum and silver sponsors including: Cisco, Sophos, Qualys, NitroSecurity and HID Global.

A full list of speakers, a conference agenda, media partners, sponsors and participant registration can be found at

Registration for the conference is currently open. To register for the conference, please visit

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