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​Peter J. O'Neil, CAE

News Release

InfraGard to Colocate Annual Conference at ASIS 2016 and (ISC)2 Security Congress



InfraGard National Members Alliance (INMA) Announces Its 20th Anniversary Congress and Conference

Washington DC – InfraGard National Members Alliance (INMA) has announced that its 2016 Annual
Congress and Conference will be part of a historic joint Conference with ASIS International and (ISC)2. In
an unprecedented move, InfraGard will co-locate their Congress and first annual Conference with ASIS and
(ISC)2 on September 12-15 in Orlando, Florida
. This joint conference will represent more than 150,000
security professionals who are members of these three associations. The events, which together are
anticipated to draw more than 20,000 attendees from around the world, combine to offer dynamic
educational programs, interactive networking forums, and 700+ product and service displays across more
than 230,000 square feet. General education sessions, networking events, and the exhibit floor are open
to registered attendees for either event, which for the first time will include registered members of
InfraGard. The educational sessions will now include an InfraGard track integrated into the three days of
focused education programs, developed and delivered by ASIS, (ISC)2 and InfraGard.

Gary Gardner, Chairman, InfraGard Board of Directors, stated “Having our 20th Anniversary Congress and
Conference co-located with the 62nd ASIS International Seminars and Exhibits is symbolic of InfraGard’s
collaborative mission of educational and information sharing across all 16 Critical Infrastructures. Our ‘all
hazards’ approach to protection and resilience of the nation’s critical infrastructures, their cyber vector
and our roots in the FBI make the relationship with ASIS International and (ISC)2 truly complementary.
This is an incredible opportunity for the members of all three associations to leverage each other; network
and collaborate on our important missions.”

“As the bellwether in public-private relationships among security professionals, InfraGard is a natural and
exemplary partner for ASIS,” says Peter J. O’Neil, ASIS’s CEO. “With three of the leading security
organizations joining forces at one marquee event, attendees and exhibitors can expect a week of
stimulating programming, exhibits, and networking. We believe that this is a great stride in our effort
toward creating a more rewarding seminar experience.”

“We talk a lot about convergence,” says David Shearer, CEO of (ISC)², “and there’s no better example than
our alliance with InfraGard and ASIS. Together, (ISC)², InfraGard and ASIS are leveraging expertise and
resources to unite security strategies. As allies, through our collocated conferences, we are building a
well-trained, skilled workforce to mitigate threats and acts of cyber terrorism.”

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​About ASIS International
ASIS International (ASIS) is the largest membership organization for security management professionals
that crosses industry sectors, embracing every discipline along the security spectrum, from physical
security and crisis management to loss prevention and cybersecurity. Founded in 1955, ASIS is dedicated
to increasing the effectiveness of security professionals at all levels.
Through hundreds of chapters across the globe, ASIS develops and delivers board certifications and
industry standards, hosts networking opportunities, publishes the award-winning Security
Management magazine, and offers educational programs, including the Annual Seminar and Exhibits—
the security industry’s most influential event. Whether providing thought leadership through the
CSO Center for the industry’s most senior executives or advocating before business, government, or the
media, ASIS is focused on advancing the profession and ensuring that the security community has access
to intelligence, resources, and technology needed within the business enterprise.

About InfraGard and the InfraGard National Members Alliance
InfraGard is a partnership between the FBI and the private sector. It is an association of persons who
represent businesses, academic institutions, state and local law enforcement/public safety agencies, and
other participants dedicated to sharing information and intelligence to prevent hostile acts against the
U.S. The InfraGard National Members Alliance is comprised of 84 chapters representing over 50,000
vetted members, to include critical sector subject matter experts on protecting the 16 Critical Sectors.
InfraGard provides its members with unmatched opportunities to promote the physical and cyber security
of their organizations, through access to a trusted, national network of Subject Matter Experts from the
public and private sectors and government stakeholders, at the local, state, and federal levels. For more
information about InfraGard, please 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 114,000 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 – The Center for Cyber Safety and EducationTM. For more information on (ISC)², visit, follow us on Twitter or connect with us on Facebook.