(ISC)²® Washington, D.C. Security Leadership Event Back By Popular Demand

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Local Conference Dedicated to U.S. Government Information Security Issues Offers Low-Cost Opportunity for Government Professionals to Gain Expert Insight.

"(ISC)2 has intensified its efforts to provide continuous education opportunities to those responsible for executing government strategies and programs,” said W. Hord Tipton, executive director of (ISC)².

(ISC)2® (“ISC-squared”), the world’s largest not-for-profit information security professional body and administrators of the CISSP®, today announced the newest addition to its series of leadership events, CyberSecureGov, to be held May 7-8, 2013, in Arlington, VA. An evolution from (ISC)2’s former DC event, SecureAmericas, the CyberSecureGov conference will offer 2 days of government-only focused sessions at an all-time low cost to government employees.

“As U.S. government issues gain greater visibility across the national security horizon and the concentration of our DC-based members increases, (ISC)2 has intensified its efforts to provide continuous education opportunities to those responsible for executing government strategies and programs,” said W. Hord Tipton, CISSP-ISSEP, CAP, CISA, executive director of (ISC)². “At the same time, we are sensitive to the fact that travel and education budgets have taken a significant hit. Our goal with CyberSecureGov is to provide federally employed (ISC)² members and other interested security practitioners with a conference rich in relevant, government security-focused content.”

Themed Strengthening the Case for Collaboration in a Year of Transition, the CyberSecureGov conference program offers both management and technical tracks featuring U.S. government and industry premier speakers. During the program’s opening executive roundtable session, “A Snapshot of the Top Issues Impacting Government's Human Assets,” (ISC)2 officials will reveal the U.S. government-specific data of the 2013 (ISC)2 Global Information Security Workforce Study and will lead senior U.S. government officials from the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE), U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and U.S. Air Force in a discussion about the findings.

Other sessions include:

  •     Panel: “Managing the BYOD Revolution” -- moderator: Aliya Sternstein, senior correspondent, Government Executive Magazine, and panelists: Darren Ash, deputy executive director for corporate management in the Executive Director's Office of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Carlos Edwards, CISSP, OIT Security Operations & Engineering, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Eugene Liderman, director of public sector technology, Good Technology
  •     “Big Data, Continuous Monitoring and Automated Sharing: So What Will All The People Do?” -- Thomas R. Millar, chief of communications, United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team, National Cyber Security Division, DHS
  •     Panel: “Overcoming the Next FedRAMP Security Hurdles” – moderator: Steven Hernandez, CISO and director of information assurance, Office of Inspector General, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and panelists: Maria Roat, FedRAMP director, Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies, General Services Administration (invited), Zach Brown, chief information security officer (CISO), Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Dan Waddell, senior director, IT Security, eGlobalTech

The full 2-day conference program can be viewed at: http://bit.ly/ZuZGve.

Tipton adds, “This promises to be an exciting two days as U.S. government experts explore the prevailing factors working against U.S. government IT security practitioners and managers, how existing technical and personnel resources are faring during this time of transition, and what new resources are emerging – from both industry and government – that hold promise in helping to fulfill the mission of securing government systems and citizens, and more.”

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 April 1, 2013. To register, please contact Irene Fisher, logistics and operations, (ISC)2 Americas Events, at ifisher (at) isc2 (dot) org or 703-637-4425.

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