More than 20,000 professionals worldwide from both the traditional and information security disciplines are anticipated to attend the ASIS International 60th Annual Seminar and Exhibits (ASIS 2014) and the colocated (ISC)² Security Congress 2014, September 29-October 2, 2014 in Atlanta. ASIS International (ASIS) is the largest organization of security management professionals worldwide and (ISC)2 is the largest not-for-profit membership body of certified information security professionals worldwide.
The common goal of the ASIS Seminar and Exhibits and (ISC)² Security Congress is to offer invaluable education, networking, and career advancement opportunities to all levels of traditional and information security professionals. The Call for Presentations for both conference events is now open through February 10, 2014. Traditional security expertise is sought by ASIS in areas such as Crime/Loss Prevention; Crisis Management; Critical Infrastructure; Homeland Security; Investigations; Legal; Management; and Terrorism. (ISC)² is seeking speaker submissions for information security tracks focused on: Cloud Security; Swiss Army Knife; Application Security/Software Assurance; Mobile Security & Social Networking; Governance, Regulation & Compliance; Threats - Inside and Out; Malware; Professional Development; and Forensics/Healthcare Security.
“We are pleased to once again join with (ISC)² to deliver a comprehensive networking and educational event for global security practitioners that addresses the full spectrum of issues facing the ever-evolving security role today,” stated ASIS President Geoff Craighead, CPP. “As our members are experiencing an increasing rate of assimilation of a variety of technologies into their functions, our primary objective each year at the Seminar and Exhibits is to deliver high quality content to aid and support the development of knowledge, skills and expertise required to effectively and efficiently protect people, property and information.”
Building on the overwhelmingly positive response from attendees of both organizations in recent years, ASIS and (ISC)² will continue to collaborate on ways to optimize expertise and leverage synergies to present two events with one focus in the same location: to provide traditional and information security professionals with the knowledge, technology, and networking opportunities they need to excel in their careers and secure the scope of their organization’s assets.
“Each year for the past four years, we’ve been pleased with the progression of our partnership with ASIS to make Security Congress more dynamic,” said W. Hord Tipton, CISSP, executive director of (ISC)². “The convergence between traditional and information security has never been greater and will only continue to merge as more aspects of security move to digital platforms. These global colocated conferences are designed to keep security professionals’ skills current in today’s evolving threat landscape.”
Once again, registrants of either conference will gain access to each event’s education sessions, the exhibit hall, and most of the networking events. Both organizations also will offer review courses for their respective certifications, as well as separate members-only activities.
ASIS and (ISC)² expect the Atlanta location to attract very strong attendance. Both organizations have heavy concentrations of members in the Eastern Corridor. With Atlanta’s easy accessibility, there is little doubt that ASIS 2014 and the (ISC)² Security Congress 2014 will draw record numbers to these world-class security events.
To submit a proposal for ASIS International Seminar and Exhibits, please visit https://asis.confex.com/asis/ansem2014/cfp.cgi. To submit a proposal for (ISC)² Security Congress 2014, please visit https://congress.isc2.org/call-speakers.