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(ISC)² Opens Call for Expert Cybersecurity Speakers for 2018 Security Congress

More than 185 Speakers and 2,000 Cybersecurity Pros Attended the
2017 Security Congress

Clearwater, FL, Dec 12, 2017 – (ISC)² today announced a call for speakers for its eighth annual (ISC)² Security Congress conference in New Orleans Oct 8-10, 2018.  Submissions will be accepted until February 23, 2018.

This year’s theme, “Enrich. Enable. Excel” focuses on bringing together leading cybersecurity professionals to advance industry best practices. Over the course of the three-day event, more than 2,000 cybersecurity professionals, including researchers, frontline practitioners, CISOs and CIOs will share information on the industry’s most pressing topics, including cybercrime, compliance, critical infrastructure and application security and more.

Security Congress will offer 100+ educational and thought-leadership sessions from a roster of over 185 speakersto help advance security leaders by arming them with the latest knowledge, tools and expertise to protect their organizations.

“Security Congress is built by the most prominent professionals in the cybersecurity industry – our members,” said Brian Correia, managing director for North America, (ISC)². “It’s an annual event that’s uniquely aimed at the day-to-day cybersecurity practitioner who is on the front lines protecting data assets, systems and networks. Each year, we select the best and brightest speakers in the cybersecurity industry to become part of the Security Congress community.”


Call for Speakers

Speaker applicants can either submit for a keynote presentation or panel presentation. All submissions require a three step process, which must be fully completed in order to be considered. Proposals must be nonsales and nonmarketing oriented and no fees are required to submit a proposal. Individuals may submit a maximum of two proposals as the primary presenter per conference, but are allowed to be part of additional sessions as panel participants.


All applications must include a title, a proposal abstract, with a limit of 125 words, and three learning objectives to impart to attendees. After the February 23 submission deadline, (ISC)² staff and industry professionals will review the submissions.


Subject areas/tracks for the 2018 Security Congress include:

  • Cloud Security
  • Critical Infrastructure/ICS;Cyber Crime
  • Cutting Edge
  • Governance, Regulation and Compliance
  • Healthcare Security
  • Identity/Access Management
  • Incident Response/Forensics
  • Malware
  • Mobile Devices - Security & Management 
  • New Voices
  • People-Centric Security 
  • Privacy 
  • Professional Development 
  • Research Findings
  • Software Assurance & Application Security
  • Threats - Management, Detection, Intelligence & Mitigation


Keynote sessions from the 2017 Security Congress event can be viewed at:  

Don Freese/Brandon Dunlap

Juliette Kayyem

For more information about (ISC)2’s Security Congress and the 2018 speaking requirements, visit:


About (ISC)²® 
(ISC)² is an international nonprofit membership association focused on inspiring a safe and secure cyber world. Best known for the acclaimed Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP®) certification, (ISC)2 offers a portfolio of credentials that are part of a holistic, programmatic approach to security. Our membership, over 125,000 strong, is made up of certified cyber, information, software and infrastructure security professionals who are making a difference and helping to advance the industry. Our vision is supported by our commitment to educate and reach the general public through our charitable foundation
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