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(ISC)2 Taps CIA, NSA and NYPD for Conference

(ISC)2 has announced its fifth annual Security Congress speaker line-up.

The (ISC)² Security Congress is colocated with the ASIS International 61st Annual Seminar and Exhibits and allows attendees of both shows to attend all keynotes and speaking sessions – working together. Keynote speakers will include Raymond W. Kelly, former commissioner of the New York Police Department; General Michael Hayden, former director of the Central Intelligence Agency and the National Security Agency; and General James Mattis, former commander of the United States Joint Forces Command.

Sessions will cover various topics including application security/software assurance; cloud security; digital forensics; governance, regulation and compliance; healthcare security and so on. New tracks added this year include professional development and people-centric security.

 “Staying up-to-date on the latest trends, tools and techniques to protect enterprises is critical to information security career success today,” said David Shearer executive director at (ISC)². “With over 75 educational sessions, the member town hall meeting and Career Pavilion, Security Congress is the ideal event for learning, networking and career development.”

Other speakers include respresentatives from the US Department of Defense, US Department of Energy’s Strategic Petroleum Reserve, Bugcrowd, MasterCard, the ISSA Education Foundation and a range of security vendors.

It’s the first event with Shearer at the helm—he has taken over as executive director upon the retirement of Hord Tipton, after holding the position of (ISC)² COO for the past two years. Prior to joining (ISC)², Shearer held senior executive positions in the US federal government as the associate CIO for the US Department of Agriculture’s International Technology Services, deputy CIO for the US Department of the Interior, and the executive for Architecture, Engineering and Technical Services at the US Patent and Trademark Office.

The event takes place September 28-October 1 in Anaheim, Calif. 

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