Registration Now Open for 2017 ISSA International Conference

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Global cybersecurity community to gather in San Diego, October 9-11


The ISSA International Conference provides quality presentations, fantastic network opportunities and an excellent opportunity to meet with vendors and other security experts in the cyber security field.

The Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) announced today that registration for the 2017 ISSA International Conference, to be held October 9-11 at the Sheraton Hotel and Marina in San Diego, California, is officially open at As the only independent forum dedicated to advancing the development of cybersecurity professionals, ISSA has fostered many of the industry’s most respected leaders.

Now in its 8th year, the event will bring industry leaders together to discuss topics ranging from incident response to application security to business skills for the information security professional.

This year’s conference, themed “Digital Danger Zone,” will offer over 40 solution-oriented, proactive and innovation sessions. Notable sessions and speakers include:

  • Winn Schwartau, Founder, The Security Awareness Company, “The Analogue Prism of Network Security”
  • Justin Bumpus, Director of Information Security, GEODIS Logistics US, “...AGAIN?!?! What I Learned from our Ransomware Events”
  • Anthony Talamantes, Manager, Defensive Cyber Operations, JHUAPL, “An Evolving Adversary: Building a Threat-Based Cyber Team”
  • Frank Gearhart, System Analyst, COLSA Corp., “’Watson, come here! I need you.’- Artificial Intelligence in Cybersecurity”
  • Jill Feagans, Privacy and Security Manager, Optum, “Federation: More than Just Security; Challenges with Disparate Policy Integration”

On October 10, attendees will enjoy the Party on the Flight Deck, to be held on the USS Midway. This event is just one of the many networking opportunities provided to attendees. ISSA will also offer its Career Center again, a space where recruiters can meet with attendees, conduct mock interviews and review resumes. Additional highlights include: a game of Capture the Flag during the opening reception, books signings in the exhibit hall, and the revamped Cyber Solutions Live - short sessions for vendor product demonstrations.

“The ISSA International Conference provides quality presentations, fantastic network opportunities and an excellent opportunity to meet with vendors and other security experts in the cyber security field,” James McQuiggan, Content Chair for the ISSA International Conference Steering Council.

WHAT: ISSA will hold its 2017 International Conference, addressing the theme Digital Danger Zone, to bring together the cybersecurity community for two days of education, networking, and professional development.

WHO: Over 1,000 information security professionals from around the world are expected for this three-day event.

WHEN: October 9-11, 2017

WHERE: Sheraton Hotel and Marina in San Diego, California

RSVP: All press are invited to attend. Please contact Monique dela Cruz at to receive a complimentary pass.

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About ISSA:
The Information Systems Security Association (ISSA)® is a not-for-profit organization. It is the community of choice for international cybersecurity professionals and practitioners dedicated to advancing individual growth, managing technology risk and protecting critical information and infrastructure. It’s mission is a commitment to promoting effective cyber security on a global basis: serving as a respected forum for networking and collaboration, providing education and knowledge sharing at all career lifecycle stages, and acting as a highly regarded voice of information security that influences public opinion, government legislation, education and technology with objective expertise that supports sound decision-making. Visit ISSA at

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