Cybersecurity is never the same from day to day. Change is constant, and staying in front of emerging threats demands lifelong learning. ISC2 Security Congress 2024, cybersecurity’s premier educational conference, will gather thought leaders from around the world for three days of collaboration, learning and networking, October 14-16, at Caesars Palace Las Vegas and virtually.

This year’s theme, Boldly Forward, unites cyber professionals around the globe in our resolve to stay in front of threats and vigorously defend what matters most in today’s complex digital world. The top five cybersecurity topics trending in this year’s presentation proposals reflect this calling.

Look for these topics and much more on the agenda, going live in the weeks ahead.

1. Digital Innovation: Stretching Security to Its Limits

As new digital technologies continue to emerge, cybersecurity professionals are tasked with keeping up with developing privacy policies, standards and best practices. Focus areas will include:

  • Generative AI/Machine Learning/LLM
  • IoT
  • Automated Vehicles
  • Medical Devices
  • Drones
  • Quantum Computing
  • Neural Implants

2. How AI is Transforming the Cyber Battlefield

AI has ushered in the age of audio and video deepfakes, along with more dynamic phishing and malware campaigns. Not all threats are external, though – misuse of AI by your own employees can result in vulnerability-ridden coding, copyright infringements and AI hallucinations. Meanwhile, AI is having a transformative effect on the way security professionals are going about their daily jobs. Focus areas will include:

  • AI Risks
  • Zero Trust Architectures for Machine Learning
  • AI and Payments
  • AI and Security Awareness Training
  • AI and Vulnerability Management
  • Securing APIs with AI
  • AI in the Boardroom
  • MLSecOps

3. Supply Chain Security: Upstream & Downstream Responsibilities

Supply chain attacks perpetrated against technology companies and software/service providers can have an exponential ripple effect on their business partners. Downstream organizations must protect against the dangers with supply chain and third-party risk management best practices. Meanwhile, the onus is on upstream manufacturers and software developers to pursue secure by design principles via DevSecOps. Focus areas will include:

  • Supply Chain Incident Response
  • Cybersecurity-Supply Chain Risk Management & SBOMs
  • Supply Chain Vendor Assessments, Expectations and Negotiations
  • IoT Third-Party Risk
  • Third-Party Risk Management Regulations
  • Secure by Design
  • MLSecOps

4. It’s Compliance Crunch Time!

CISOs; governance, risk and compliance officers; and business leaders have plenty new to contend with in 2024. We’ll break down what it all means for cybersecurity professionals, including how to navigate the new costs and challenges that come with the changes. Focus areas will include:

  • NIST Cybersecurity Framework 2.0
  • CVSS version 4.0
  • New SEC Breach Reporting Rules
  • DOD Final Rule on CMMC
  • Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act

The Cloud Craze Continues

Organizations continue to act on the value of migrating their infrastructure and business functions to the cloud. It’s imperative to reduce the risks associated with cloud’s rewards — and multicloud is changing everything. Focus areas will include:

  • Auditing the Cloud
  • Cloud-Native Applications
  • Zero Trust in the Cloud
  • Ransomware-Resilient Cloud Systems
  • Enterprise Cloud Security Governance Strategy
  • Cloud-Based Incident Response

Cyber professionals are urged to get a jump on registering for ISC2 Security Congress 2024. Purchase your passes now to take advantage of early bird rates. And be sure to book your discounted rooms for the best deals and availability.