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5th Annual (ISC)² CyberSecureGov Brings Together
World-Renowned Experts To Educate the Workforce in Cyber

2016 election, bug bounty and disclosure, Russian operations, purple teaming and cyber literacy –
just a few of the topics being addressed at this year’s three-day training event

      Washington, D.C., U.S.A., March 13, 2017 -- (ISC)2® has announced the final speaker agenda for its 5th annual CyberSecureGov training event being held May 9-11, 2017, at the Marriott Wardman Park in Washington, D.C.

Keynote speakers include:

-- Kevin Johnson, CISSP, GCIA, GCIH, GCFA, chief executive officer (CEO), Secure Ideas

-- David Kennedy, QSA, OSCE, OSCP, CISSP, ISO 27001, GSEC, MCSE, founder of TrustedSec, Binary Defense Systems and DerbyCon and a member of the (ISC)² Board of Directors

-- Rodney J. Peterson, director of National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education, National Institute of Standards and Technology, U.S. Department of Commerce; Dan Waddell, CISSP, CAP, PMP, managing director, North America Region, and director of U.S. government affairs, (ISC)²; Ron Sanders, vice president and fellow, Booz Allen Hamilton, participating on a panel titled, "The 2017 Global Information Security Workforce Study by the Center for Cyber Safety and Education and (ISC)² - a U.S. Government Perspective"

--Christopher Pogue, MSIT, CISSP, CREA, GCFA, QSA, chief information security officer (CISO), Nuix

-- Adam Rak, senior vice president, Bond & Associates; Hon. Phillip J. Bond, president & CEO of Bond & Associates; Nicole Tisdale, democratic staff director and counsel, House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence; Danielle Sheer, general counsel, Carbonite; Will Ackerly, CTO and co-founder, Virtru; Austin Carson, executive director, TechFreedom, participating on a panel titled, "Encryption and Privacy Protections - The Third Rail"

-- Paul Rosenzweig, principal, Red Branch Consulting

-- David Shearer, CISSP, CEO, (ISC)2

-- Brig. Gen. (RET) Gregory J. Touhill, CISSP, CISM, former federal CISO

-- Maj. Gen. Sarah E. Zabel, CISSP, vice director, Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), U.S. Air Force

A sampling of breakout sessions include:

-- "Strategy, Security and Transforming Government with the Cloud," Benjamin Bergersen, CISSP-ISSAP, ISSMP, C.CIO, CGEIT, CISA, CISM, ITIL Mgr., PMP, CIO, U.S. Trade and Development Agency

-- "How Secure Are We, Really?,” Devon Bryan, CISSP, CIPP/US, CIPP/EU, CISA, executive vice president and CISO, Federal Reserve

-- "Excellence in Bug Bounty and Disclosure Programs," Jason Haddix, GSEC, GPEN, GWAPT, head of trust and security, Bugcrowd

-- "The Future of Ransomware," Andrew Hay, CISSP, GCFA, GCIH, CCSE, CISO, DataGravity

-- "Trust Issues: Getting Cyber Security Data from the Most Hostile Territories," Cynthia James, CISSP, general manager, Kaspersky Government Security Solutions (KGSS), Inc.

-- "The Threat Actor Studio," Aamir Lakhani, CISSP, CISA, senior cyber security researcher and strategist, Cisco Systems

-- "How To Approach Securing The Internet of Things (IoT) In Government," Daniel J. Lohrmann, C|CISO, chief security officer, Security Mentor, Inc.

-- "The Working Cloud: Tackling the Security Risks," Elayne Starkey, CISSP, chief security officer, State of Delaware

-- "What Security Professionals Can Learn From The 2016 Election," Ira Winkler, CISSP, president, Secure Mentem

For the full list of topics and speakers, please visit the

“If you work for the U.S. government – either as a contractor or direct hire – cybersecurity is now your job,” said Dan Waddell, CISSP, CAP, PMP, managing director, North America Region, and director of U.S. government affairs, (ISC)². “More and more, government agencies are requiring good cyber hygiene practices in contracts, job descriptions, performance reviews and employee training programs. This year’s CyberSecureGov’s three-day agenda will host world-renowned experts from government and industry, both inside and outside the Beltway, who will help attendees develop a security mindset throughout all levels of the government workforce.”  

Attendees will have access to all three days of training sessions, a king-of-the-hill-style cybersecurity competition and a career fair. The early-bird cost to attend CyberSecureGov is $649 for (ISC)2 members, $799 for non-members, and $149 for students and (ISC)² members/non-members employed by the U.S. government if registered by March 17, 2017. To register, please visit   

About (ISC)²

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