PORTLAND, Ore. -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- The Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) announced today a high-profile line-up of speakers for its fourth annual ISSA International Conference (#ISSAConf) to be held October 9-10 at the Nashville Convention Center in Nashville, TN. During the conference ISSA will also honor the winners of the 2013 ISSA International Awards. The only independent forum dedicated to advancing the development of cybersecurity professionals, their organizations and critical infrastructure worldwide, ISSA has fostered many of the industry’s most respected leaders and is driving the future of the cybersecurity profession.
The event, themed “Harmony in Cybersecurity: Motivate, Innovate, Integrate,” brings together a who’s who of the global cybersecurity community. Three keynotes by diverse industry luminaries will be featured:
The popular CISO Keynote Panel returns, moderated by Julia King, Executive Editor, ComputerWorld with panelists Bill Burns, Director of Information Security, Netflix Inc.; Paul Connelly, Vice President of Information Privacy & Security/CISO, Hospital Corporation of America; and Scott Mackelprang, Chief Security Officer, Asurion.
New this year: “ISSA: Building the Future of the Profession” will preview the Cybersecurity Career Lifecycle™, an industry-wide initiative spearheaded by ISSA International Board members Candy Alexander and Nils Puhlmann.
This year’s conference offers a rich selection of over 40 keynote, panel, breakout and discussion forum sessions exploring in-depth the latest challenges and opportunities in cybersecurity such as end user security, big data security, mobile security, application security, risk management, threats and response, business skills, and laws and regulations including:
In addition, the ISSA 2013 Awards will honor influential leaders who have demonstrated a superior level of expertise, effectiveness, and dedication to the advancement of the cybersecurity profession. Hall of Fame: Michael F. Angelo, Whitfield Diffie, Martin Hellman, Patricia Myers. Volunteers of the Year: Lawrence Pingree, Mark Williams. Honor Roll: Harry Bing-You, Howard “Skip” Chapman, Lawrence Pingree, Ralph Poore. Security Professional of the Year: Randy Sabett. Chapters of the Year: Turkey, Capitol of Texas, South Texas. Organizations of the Year: Avaya Government Solutions, Sourcefire.
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About the ISSA
The Information Systems Security Association (ISSA)® is the community of choice for international cybersecurity professionals dedicated to advancing individual growth, managing technology risk, and protecting critical information and infrastructure. ISSA members and award winners include many of the industry’s notable luminaries and represent a broad range of industries - from communications, education, healthcare, manufacturing, financial and consulting to IT - as well as federal, state and local government departments and agencies. Through regional chapter meetings, conferences, networking events and content, members tap into a wealth of shared knowledge and expertise. Visit ISSA on the web at www.issa.org and follow us on Twitter at @ISSAINTL.