Certified InfoSec Conference to convene Oct. 9-10 in Washington, D.C.

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The Certified InfoSec Conference is an annual gathering of cybersecurity professionals to discuss certification — just not the kind you may be expecting.The cybersecurity landscape is constantly changing, with new threats emerging so quickly that it probably sometimes seems we’ve barely wrapped our head around one form of attack before it gets shoved to the background by something more diabolical and less contained. The rules of the game, to the extent that there are any rules, are more or less perpetually in a state of flux.

The challenges posed by this never-ending state of barely managed cyberchaos will be on the minds of many at the upcoming Certified InfoSec Conference, to be held Oct. 9-10 in Washington, D.C. The Certified InfoSec Conference, despite what you may be thinking — based on the fact that you’re reading about it here at CertMag.com — is not primarily concerned with certifications.

That is to say, it’s not primarily concerned with professional certifications, of the CISSP, Security+, Certified Ethical Hacker, GSEC sort. Rather, the Certified InfoSec Conference, now in its fourth year, addresses certifications of the sort that concern national and international standards. The sort of certifications, that is to say, that are managed by organizations like ANSI and ISO.

In other words, the Certified InfoSec Conference brings together people who have an interest in determining and discussing the standards by which enterprise cybersecurity is measured and  reported on. What are the standards of cybersecurity readiness and remediation that businesses and other organizations must maintain in order to be permitted to brand themselves as compliant with national and international standards?

If you have a direct professional or personal interest in discussions of that nature, then attending the Certified InfoSec Conference could be an excellent point of focus for your travel and professional development budget. The two-day agenda includes keynote addresses, networking breaks, and deep discussion of cybersecurity certification across four different tracks.

Day 1 of the conference will feature an enterprise compliance track and a cloud compliance track, while Day 2 will feature a data privacy compliance track and a cross-compliance track. Day 2 also includes a panel discussion that will recap the entire event.

All events of the Certified InfoSec Conference will be held at the Westin Tysons Corner in Falls Church, Va., in the outlying reaches of the greater Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. Additional information about the conference, including registration, is available online.

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