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(ISC)² Opens Call for Speakers for Security Congress APAC 2016

More Conference Tracks to Address Imminent Cybersecurity Issues 
Hong Kong, March 1, 2016 — (ISC)²® (“ISC-squared”) today announced the opening of the call for speakers of its Security Congress APAC 2016. This two-day conference, plus one-day post conference workshop, brings together luminaries from international and regional government, academia and industry to address a variety of cybersecurity issues from a holistic perspective. The 11th annual regional Congress will be held on July 25-26 at Centara Grand at CentralWorld, Bangkok, Thailand, and organized by (ISC)² in partnership with Image Engine Pte. Ltd.
With a purpose to strengthen cybersecurity leaders by arming them with the knowledge, tools, and expertise to protect their organizations, this year more conference tracks are available for the audience to attend. Themed as ‘Advancing Security Leaders’, (ISC)² Security Congress APAC will include six tracks as:
  • Critical National Information Infrastructure & Industrial Control System 
  • Government & Law Enforcement
  • Cloud Computing
  • Mobile Device Management & Internet of Things 
  • Security, Substainability & Integrity 
  • Student Track (This track is especially designed for university undergraduates and graduates)
To download the submission form to submit a proposal in one of the tracks above, please visit HERE and submit the complete form by email to . For inquiries, please email . (ISC)² will accept submissions until March 21, 2016. 
Clayton Jones, Managing Director, Asia-Pacific, (ISC)² says, “ Cybersecurity risk has become the top of minds for leaders in private and public organizations in Asia-Pacific and globally. There is a trend moving toward a more collaborative approach to cybersecurity, in which intelligence on threats and techniques is shared in the all sectors, private, public and with academia. This year, the purpose of designing more topical tracks for the Congress resonates the call for collaboration, as we would like to provide attendees with more opportunities to be in touch with the imminent issues concerning the cybersecurity landscape. ” 
Chuan-Wei Hoo, CISSP, Technical Advisor, Asia-Pacific, (ISC)² says, “With a view to addressing the growing gap in availability of qualified cybersecurity professionals, identified year-over-year since 2004 by the (ISC)² Global Information Security Workforce Study, we have a particular track designed for university undergraduates and graduates in the region. Since we have all the experts gathered at the Congress, it would be benefitial to share their real life experience with students in Asia-Pacific who are pursuing cybersecurity education and open up more entry-level pathways for new entrants in the profession.”
According to the results of 2015 (ISC)² Global Information Security Workforce Study (GISWS), the information security workforce shortage trend is widening due to a lack of qualified professionals. There is an urgent call for the profession to invest in the future – awareness of career and opportunity.
This year, the event will be run in partnership with Image Engine where (ISC)² and Imagine Engine will jointly manage the event to ensure the whole Congress program from beginning to end be given the best possible platform for discourse and exchange.
Ian Monteiro, Director of Image Engine says, ‘We have been collaborating with (ISC)² in many industry events in the past. This time, we are glad to work hand in hand with (ISC)² in crafting the whole Security Congress APAC event. We trust the Security Congress APAC will suit the diversity of the cybersecurity profession at all levels that are looking for education, networking and business opportunities.’
Concurrently, the 10th Annual Asia-Pacific Information Security Leadership Achievements (ISLATM) Gala Dinner will be held on the evening of July 26 right after the close of the Security Congress APAC at the same venue. The (ISC)² Asia-Pacific ISLA™ Program is held annually by (ISC)² in cooperation with the (ISC)² Asia-Pacific Advisory Council to recognize outstanding leadership and achievements in workforce improvement and public awareness of cyber, information, software and infrastructure security professionals, educators and management throughout the Asia-Pacific region in the following categories:
  • Senior Information Security Professional
  • Managerial Professional for an Information Security Project
  • Information Security Practitioner
  • Information Security Educator (*NEW Category for 2016)
The call for nomination for Asia-Pacific ISLA will be starting in March. More information is available at
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About (ISC)²
Formed in 1989, (ISC)² is the largest not-for-profit membership body of certified cyber, information, software and infrastructure security professionals worldwide, with over 110,000 members in more than 160 countries. Globally recognized as the Gold Standard, (ISC)² issues the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP®) and related concentrations, as well as the Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional (CSSLP®), the Certified Cyber Forensics Professional (CCFP®), Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSPSM), Certified Authorization Professional (CAP®), HealthCare Information Security and Privacy Practitioner (HCISPP®), and Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP®) credentials to qualifying candidates. (ISC)²’s certifications are among the first information technology credentials to meet the stringent requirements of ISO/IEC Standard 17024, a global benchmark for assessing and certifying personnel. (ISC)² also offers education programs and services based on its CBK®, a compendium of information and software security topics. More information is available at

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