It’s time to make your plans to join us in Nashville, Tennessee, with five visionary keynotes announced alongside industry-leading education, new career resources, exhibitor showcases and much more.
The road to ISC2 Security Congress is getting busier by the day, with just over 150 days until the doors open at the Gaylord Opryland Resort in Nashville, Tenn., starting on October 25. Five keynote speakers have been announced who will frame the conference over three days and give attendees a wealth of new ideas and perspectives to take back and use in their organizations and communities.
The keynote speakers are:
Rumman Chowdhury, Ph.D.
Dr. Chowdhury is the Chief Scientist of Parity Consulting, Founder and General Partner of the Parity Responsible Innovation Fund and a Responsible AI Fellow at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University. She has worked extensively in the artificial intelligence sector.
In addition, Dr. Chowdhury serves on multiple boards, including Oxford University’s Commission on AI and Governance, the U.K.’s Center for Data Ethics and Governance and the University of Virginia’s Data Science Program. Dr. Chowdhury was named one of BBC’s 100 Women, recognized as one of the Bay Area’s Top 40 under 40 and named by Forbes as one of Five Who are Shaping AI.
Nita Farahany, JD, Ph.D.
Dr. Farahany is the Robinson O. Everett Distinguished Professor of Law & Philosophy and Founding Director of the Duke Initiative for Science & Society. She is a widely published scholar on the ethics of emerging technologies, and author of the book The Battle for Your Brain: Defending Your Right to Think Freely in the Age of Neurotechnology.
In her keynote “Technology That Reads Minds – Motivation, Not Regulation in the Workplace” Dr. Farahany shows audiences why we must ask important questions, as consumer electroencephalography (EEG) and neurofeedback devices are becoming increasingly available and utilized in the workplace. What does this mean for society? What does this mean for cybersecurity professionals who find themselves charged with protecting this data? When are privacy lines crossed? What new ethical dilemmas will we face?
Andy Greenberg is a senior writer for WIRED Magazine who has covered cybersecurity, surveillance and information freedom for the last 15 years.
He’s the author of the new book Tracers in the Dark: The Global Hunt for the Crime Lords of Cryptocurrency, as well as the 2019 book Sandworm: A New Era of Cyberwar and the Hunt for the Kremlin's Most Dangerous Hackers.
In a keynote titled “The Crypto Trap: Lessons from the Advent of Cryptocurrency Tracing and the Biggest Dark Web Bust in History” Andy will take attendees through the epic story of how cryptocurrency tracers learned to shine a light into the dark web economy, carrying out a decade-long spree of many of the most impactful cybercriminal busts in history, including the biggest-ever takedown of a dark web drug market—and offering a parable about how technology's promises can betray us.
Dr. Richard “Harry” Harris, SC OAM
Dr. Richard Harris has worked in anesthesia, diving and aeromedical medicine around the world. His passion for cave diving goes back to the 1980’s and has taken him to the corners of the globe in search of new adventures. Harry has a professional and voluntary interest in search and rescue operations, establishing the first flooded cave rescue capability in Australasia.
In “Against All Odds – The Tham Luang Cave Rescue” Dr. Harris will recall how he called by British cave divers to assist with the rescue of 12 young boys and their soccer coach from deep within a flooded cave in a remote part Northern Thailand. Over three exhausting days, the 13 Thais were extricated using a very high risk, unprecedented and untested technique combining general anesthesia with cave diving. Harry reveals the depths of the moral dilemmas, the physical danger to the rescuers and the ‘impossible’ decisions they faced.
Widely known as “The People Hacker”— Jenny Radcliffe is a world-renowned Social Engineer, hired to bypass security systems through a no-tech mixture of psychology, con-artistry, cunning and guile.
In her talk “'People Hacks' are Getting Personal and What You Can do to Stop Them” attendees will hear how social engineering attacks continue to present a huge threat to organizations of all sizes, as increasingly sophisticated technology makes targeting the human element an easier way in for a bad actor. But why are some companies easier to target than others? What makes the people element of organizations so vulnerable and more particularly how is your company culture likely to shape the more targeted and sophisticated attacks upon your own organization. Jenny links organizational culture and personality to the methodology of malicious Social Engineers.
Together, the five speakers and their sessions represent the overarching theme of this year’s Congress – Lead with Confidence – championing the growth and vitality of cybersecurity professionals in every phase of their career from early on as a ISC2 Candidate to becoming a seasoned and highly experienced CISO.
ISC2 Security Congress 2023 will bring together thousands of cybersecurity professionals from all over the world and from every stage of the cybersecurity career pathway. The event includes more than 100 educational sessions across three days, available in-person in Nashville and virtually, covering the challenges and opportunities within the industry. Attendees also will have the opportunity to participate in an on-site career center and two-day pre-conference training workshops mapped to this year’s Security Congress theme.
For students and career-changers, there will be dedicated sessions focused on developing the next generation of cybersecurity talent and the importance of diversity, equity and inclusion in cybersecurity.
Registration for ISC2 Security Congress is open now.