Women in cybersecurity represented nearly 25 percent of 550 speaker submissions on topics ranging from cloud and infrastructure security to quantum computing and blockchain
Clearwater, FL, May 3, 2018 – (ISC)² – the world largest nonprofit membership association of certified cybersecurity professionals – today announced the full education program and speaker line-up for its 8th annual (ISC)² Security Congress, taking place October 8-10 at the Marriott New Orleans in Louisiana. The complete program can be found at the Security Congress website.
“This year’s theme for Security Congress is Enrich. Enable. Excel.,” says Brian Correia, managing director for North America, (ISC)². “This theme embodies our commitment to providing enriching educational content for our attendees to enable them to excel in their careers – helping them reach their professional goals, as well as better defend their organization’s critical assets. Our slate of more than 100 sessions and expert keynotes will cover a broad array of relevant and timely security issues today’s professionals need to effectively address.”
This year (ISC)² received a record 550 session submissions from leading cyber, information, software and infrastructure professionals around the world. From those submissions, more than 100 sessions were selected by an expert panel of certified (ISC)² members and subject matter experts to create a conference slate full of rich, relevant and actionable information.
Women in cybersecurity had strong representation within the speaker submission process, with nearly one quarter of those submissions coming from female speakers and panelists. Women have long been underrepresented in the field of cybersecurity, with (ISC)² research showing women make up only 11 percent of the global workforce. However, Security Congress attendance has remained ahead of the workforce representation with nearly 17 percent female attendees in 2017.
This year’s conference tracks include:
- Cloud Security
- Critical Infrastructure/ICS
- Cutting Edge
- Cyber Crime
- Governance, Regulation & Compliance
- Incident Response/Forensics
- Identity Access Management
- People-Centric Security
- Professional Development
- Research Findings
- Software Assurance/Application Security
This year’s Security Congress theme, “Enrich. Enable. Excel.,” focuses on bringing together leading cybersecurity professionals to advance industry best practices. Over the course of the three-day event, more than 2,000 cybersecurity professionals, including researchers, frontline practitioners, CISOs and CIOs will share information on the industry’s most pressing topics, including cybercrime, compliance, critical infrastructure and application security and more.
(ISC)² members are eligible for special discounted pricing. Early registration rates are available until July 31. More details are available at congress.isc2.org.
(ISC)² is an international nonprofit membership association focused on inspiring a safe and secure cyber world. Best known for the acclaimed Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP®) certification, (ISC)2 offers a portfolio of credentials that are part of a holistic, programmatic approach to security. Our membership, over 130,000 strong, is made up of certified cyber, information, software and infrastructure security professionals who are making a difference and helping to advance the industry. Our vision is supported by our commitment to educate and reach the general public through our charitable foundation – The Center for Cyber Safety and EducationTM. For more information on (ISC)², visit www.isc2.org, follow us on Twitter or connect with us on Facebook.
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