#ISC2CONGRESS – Why you won’t want to miss it!

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(ISC)² Security Congress Quote(ISC)² Security Congress is the must-attend cybersecurity conference delivering high-value education, training and networking to attendees for over a decade. “The grown-up version of Black Hat”, according to IT Pro, cybersecurity experts from all over the supply chain gather at Security Congress to share their ideas, challenges and goals, plus discuss the future of the industry. You can expect to encounter representatives from all sectors of the field, from vendors to public officials and CEOs to students. (ISC)² Security Congress is a collaborative mind meld that will leave you feeling empowered and engaged in the cybersecurity community.  

If it’s your first time attending, you can expect to build new relationships and gain a heightened knowledge of vulnerabilities while expanding your skillset and gaining new ideas and perspectives. If you’ll be returning to join us again this year – our first time in-person since 2019 – we can’t wait to see you again!  

This year’s (ISC)² Security Congress offers a hybrid experience for both those joining in-person at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, NV and virtual attendees logging in from home or their office. All attendees can expect exciting keynote speakers and more than 100 empowering breakout sessions. 

Our survey from last year’s virtual event showed that 90% of attendees would recommend (ISC)² Security Congress to their colleagues and friends. The top reason – 92% – was the CPE credit opportunities. You can earn more than 20 CPE credits on-site and continue your education online after the event by viewing recorded sessions. “All of the speakers were great. I walked away with insights that I hadn't heard before,” past Security Congress attendee. For CISSPs, you need 120 CPE credits over your three-year certification cycle. We recommend 40 per year to stay on track, and with in-person attendance, you’ll be halfway there in just a few days.  

The second most common reason for attending, 87% say, is to stay current on the profession and industry. Marco Túlio, CISSP is looking forward to his first in-person Security Congress experience. He shared that he is thrilled and honored to be a speaker this year representing Belém of Amazonia, Brazil. “My presentation will discuss how we, as security pros, can be more strategic in leading security programs by considering the organizational culture as a crucial component of the plan. I'm gathering some lessons from 10-plus years of experience getting beaten and sometimes knocked out (but always keeping up) during security program implementations,” he said. He is also looking forward to keynote Ian Bremmer’s thoughts on cybersecurity and watching many strategic sessions on board and risk management. See the 25+ highlighted topics including cloud security, cyber crime, Zero Trust, ransomware and so much more on the agenda. 

Attendees can also anticipate top-notch networking opportunities. Whether you attend on-site evening events like “The Evolution of Gaming” or participate in the dedicated virtual networking forum. “Past (ISC)² Security Congress events have taught me to be a stronger networker,” Shimri Vachter, CISSP said “I leave feeling even more focused on keeping up with the changing threat surface and leave with many blog ideas.”  

Join us on August 16 for a webinar, “Face to Face Again! Preview for (ISC)² Security Congress – October in Las Vegas” when we will answer your Security Congress questions and discuss everything you can look forward to at this year’s event. 

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