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Congress theme announced as empowering security leaders

ISC Squared : 13 May, 2013  (Company News)
The full program of the (ISC)2 security congress to be held in Chicago in September has been published with the theme of cyber security leader empowerment
Congress theme announced as empowering security leaders

(ISC)2 has released the full education programme and speaker line-up for its third annual Security Congress, taking place September 24-27, 2013 at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL. Once again, (ISC)2 Security Congress will be colocated with the ASIS International 59th Annual Seminar and Exhibits, bringing together more than 20,000 professionals from around the world for three days of education, networking, and an expansive exhibit floor of security products and services.  

“Security professionals are under more pressure than ever before. It is essential that they stay up to date on emerging issues, trends and technologies, making this year’s theme ‘Empowering Cyber Security Leaders’ very timely,” said Hord Tipton, executive director of (ISC)². “With over 80 interactive sessions and access to unique services like the Career Pavilion and Cyber Security Challenge, the career development opportunities are abundant.”  

Key conference tracks include: Cloud Security; Swiss Army Knife - Tips, Tools and Techniques for the Well-Rounded Infosecurity Professional; Application Security; Mobile Security & Social Networking; Governance, Regulation and Compliance; Software Assurance; Threats-Inside & Out; Malware; and Government Security.   

Conference Keynotes Include:

* Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple Computer and philanthropist
* The Honorable John Winston Howard, 25th Prime Minister of Australia 1996 – 2007
* Mike Ditka, NFL coach and analyst

“This September, ASIS and (ISC)² will again join forces to bring together professionals from logical and traditional security for a comprehensive event that will paint a complete picture of the threat landscape,” Geoffrey T. Craighead, CPP, president of ASIS International. From vast educational offerings and innovations in technology, products and services to unlimited opportunities for collaboration across disciplines, Security Congress and ASIS 2013 will offer all security professionals the tools and insights they need to stay competitive in their increasingly overlapping worlds. We invite security professionals from all corners of the industry to engage in this important discussion that will help to build an integrated security strategy for all."

Tony Vargas, technical leader of Engineering for Cisco, commented, "Security Congress is about teamwork and moving the industry forward. The conference also has a number of great tracks, especially related to secure application development. At last year’s event, I got a profound sense of community with (ISC)² staff and fellow (ISC)² members – an experience you can’t get in person anywhere else. If your professional development budget has been cut this year, Congress is the one event you should attend.”

The Security Congress programme is available online, offering attendees an opportunity to personalise their event experience. (ISC)² members are eligible for special discounted pricing and will be able to attend any of the ASIS events including keynotes, networking lunches, and educational sessions.

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