(ISC)² Kicks Off Planning for Government Cyber-defense Event

(ISC)² has announced the opening of its call for speakers for the third annual (ISC)2 CyberSecureGov event.

The training-oriented meeting will offer two days of government-focused sessions, to be held May 14-15, 2015, at the Reagan Building & International Trade Center in Washington, D.C.  The conference will explore how government security personnel and managers are identifying opportunity in the midst of unprecedented volumes of incidents and data breaches, what new technologies and policies are emerging to help agencies balance their IT investments and maintain support for a robust cyber-defense capability, the status of key security initiatives, the government's investments in the areas of human capital, IT acquisition, guidance/policy and legislation that is impacting agency personnel and their contractors, and how collaboration between government, academia and industry is working to prepare the federal workforce of tomorrow.

“Just when agencies start to identify the damage resulting from a cyber-incident, another devastating attack is reported,” said Dan Waddell, director of government affairs at (ISC)², in a statement. “With seemingly no end in sight, the U.S. government must focus on solutions that can be implemented with lightning speed.”

(ISC)² will accept speaking submissions until February 6, 2015. With a theme of “From Zero to 60: Advancing the Cybersecurity Workforce,” the CyberSecureGov training program will include both management and technical tracks featuring speakers from government, industry and academia. (ISC)² is looking for proposals for sessions focused on:

·         Cloud Security

·         Threat Intelligence

·         Critical Infrastructure Protection

·         Security Automation/Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation

·         Application/Software Security

·         Mobile Security

·         Supply Chain Risk Management

·         Education/Training/Workforce

·         Risk and Financial Management

·         Identity and Access Management

“Our goal with CyberSecureGov is to provide federally-focused training at a low cost that will assist to advance security programs and help government personnel maximize resources in order to keep pace with cyber-threats,” Waddell said. 

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