IT Officials to Debate Certification and Licensure at SecureAmericas

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<strong>Arlington, Va. &mdash; May 28</strong><br />(ISC)2, a not-for-profit global leader in educating and certifying information security professionals throughout their careers, announced a new roundtable of top security certification organizations at its fifth annual SecureAmericas information security conference scheduled for June 4-5 in Arlington, Va. <br /><br />In a first-day session titled &ldquo;Certifying the IT Security Profession,&rdquo; a roundtable of industry stakeholders and experts, will discuss the potential merits and dangers of instituting federal regulation over professional certification and licensure, as proposed in recent legislation. Moderated by Liesyl I. Franz, vice president of information security and global public policy at TechAmerica, the roundtable will include:<br /> <br />ANSI &ndash; Dr. Roy Swift, Senior Director, Personnel Credentialing Accreditation Programs<br />CompTIA &ndash; Dan Liutikas, Senior Vice President and Corporate Secretary <br />ISACA &ndash; John Lainhart, IV, CGEIT, CISA, CISM, CIPP/G, Partner Service Area Leader, Security, Privacy, Wireless & IT Governance, IBM Global Business Services – Public Sector<br />(ISC)² &ndash; W. Hord Tipton, CISSP-ISSEP, CAP, CISA, CNSS, Executive Director<br />SANS &ndash; Mason Brown, Director <br /><br />The two-day SecureAmericas conference agenda will also include a keynote and more than 15 other concurrent tracks on government security and professional development and enterprise management, including:<br /><br />&ldquo;Biggest Vulnerabilities, Threats and the Actors Penetrating Our Public and Private Sector Systems&rdquo; <br /><br />&ldquo;A View from the Front Line: Results of The State of Cybersecurity from the Chief Information Security Officer&rsquo;s Perspective&rdquo; <br /><br />&ldquo;Critical Infrastructure Protection: The Ins and Outs from an Insider&rdquo; <br /><br />&ldquo;Information Management: Information as a Strategic Asset in the 21st Century&rdquo;<br /><br />&ldquo;This year&rsquo;s program is characterized by the evolving legislative, economic and threat environments impacting the federal information security community in and around the Beltway,&rdquo; said Eric Green, global development for (ISC)2 Events. &ldquo;Conference attendees from government and industry will gain perspective on how to address the next wave of transition and its challenges from prominent industry councils, public-private partnerships and thought leaders with a vision for the future.&rdquo;<br /><br />SecureAmericas is part of (ISC)2&rsquo;s Security Leadership Series, a year-round program that provides information security professionals worldwide the chance to advance their knowledge on emerging security issues while interacting with leading industry experts and expanding their peer networks. (ISC)² certified members may also earn continuing professional education (CPE) credits.<br /><br />For more details, visit <a href="http://www.isc2.org/events" target="_blank">www.isc2.org/events</a>. <br />

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