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2020 Security Congress Registration Open

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Registration for Tenth Annual (ISC)² Security Congress Now Open

Global industry conference a must-attend for cybersecurity professionals and information security specialists

 

(ISC)² – the world’s largest nonprofit association of certified cybersecurity professionals – announced that registration is now open for its 10th annual Security Congress taking place at the Hyatt Regency Orlando in Orlando, FL from November 16-18. Focused on continuing education for security professionals, the three-day Security Congress has become one of the most popular destinations for cybersecurity professionals, evidenced by more than 2,500 attendees at last year’s event. The conference brings together peer practitioners from around the world to discuss best practices on how to build teams and implement the latest processes and procedures to defend critical assets.

 

This year, (ISC)² Security Congress will bring together more than 3,000 professionals from around the world for three days of education and collaboration. Including an optional two days of pre-conference training, (ISC)² members can earn as many as 44 continuing professional education (CPE) credits. This year’s conference agenda will include more than 200 speakers focused on topics from IoT, Security Automation and Industrial Control Systems to Cloud Security, Risk and Compliance, and Cybercrime. Special sessions for students, the next generation of cybersecurity professionals, and workshops focused on diversity and inclusion, will explore how to make the cybersecurity industry welcoming to everyone. Outstanding achievements in the industry will also be celebrated during our (ISC)² Global Achievement Awards Ceremony, for which nominations will open on March 16. The full conference program will be published by June 5.

 

“Over the past decade, Security Congress has been focused on bringing together the best and brightest experts in security to tackle the most pressing issues in our field,” said Wesley Simpson, COO, (ISC)². “This year’s conference will be even more global in nature and will explore regional challenges in addition to global ones, as well as arm our members with the knowledge and inspiration they need to protect their organizations.”

 

(ISC)² members are eligible for a special discount of $300 off All-Access registration. Discounts are also available for government personnel, military veterans, attendees with retired status and groups of five or more non-members who book together. Early Bird registration rates are available through April 15, 2020. To register today and for more details, please visit: congress.isc2.org.

 

In addition, the call for expert speakers is now open and submissions will be accepted until March 22, 2020. For more information about speaking requirements and to submit an abstract, please visit the submission page here.




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Re: 2020 Security Congress Registration Open

Andrea,

 

With everything that is going on around COVID-19, has there been any discussions about potentially extending the early bird pricing window?

 

I'm finding that my organization, along with what I can only assume are others, have put temporary bans on not only actual travel taking place within the next 60-90 days, but even for requesting and booking travel that may be down the road.  With that said, it makes it next to impossible to get anything done before the 04/15/20 cutoff date and that could also make it more difficult for organizations to approve the costs for travel and attending the conference as it will be overall higher.

 

Thanks!

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@magician300 wrote:

Andrea,

 

With everything that is going on around COVID-19, has there been any discussions about potentially extending the early bird pricing window?

 

I'm finding that my organization, along with what I can only assume are others, have put temporary bans on not only actual travel taking place within the next 60-90 days, but even for requesting and booking travel that may be down the road.  With that said, it makes it next to impossible to get anything done before the 04/15/20 cutoff date and that could also make it more difficult for organizations to approve the costs for travel and attending the conference as it will be overall higher.

 

Thanks!


@AndreaMoore We are seeing the same thing happen in Canada.  Folks are being asked not to plan travel until a little more is understood on Covid-19 and currently planned training, etc is also being deferred.  So anything the organisation can do to help folks would be great.

 

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@dcontesti @magician300 

 

Hello All,

 

We understand the concern around COVID-19. At this time, we are keeping pricing schedules as originally planned. We are monitoring the situation and will continue to monitor it as we plan for Congress 2020. Currently, our cancellation and refund deadline is September 4, 2020. The policy can be found here.  

 

If you have an official travel ban statement provided by your company, please email it to congressreg@isc2.org. We can address these on a case-by-case situation.

 

We hope that everyone is able to join us in November.




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@AndreaMoore 

 

I appreciate the response, thank you.  

 

As reference, I don't think the cancellation policy and refund deadline matter much in this situation.  The message I was trying to convey in my post is that it feels like a lot of organizations are not willing to book any travel right now and when that time comes, the price will be higher for the conference.  Companies are going to be looking at ways to minimize budgets because of the financial impact all of this could have and so by now trying to attend the conference and having it cost more, it could have impact on an individual's ability to attend.  In those instances, what the policies are for cancellations and refunds won't matter because individuals won't be able to attend in the first place.

 

Your comment on the case-by-case basis, however, is good to know in that a possible solution exists and thank you for sharing that information with us.  🙂

 

 

 

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Saving "you" money is not the purpose behind early-bird discounts.   Event organizers know the percentage of attendees that will take advantage of an early-bird discount.  From this, they calculate how many supplies need to be ordered, how many session tracks to run, and even if the event will be financially viable.  Changing the lead-time messes with those percentages and invalidates their ability to use the historical record for planning/scheduling.

 

The big complication is that Coronavirus-mania is already increasing attendees' willingness to "purchase" 4 more months of scheduling flexibility for $200.  This both delays and reduces the accuracy of head-count estimates by an unknown x-factor, yet (ISC)² still has the same deadline to give the caterer a firm number.

 

FWIW, here is the pricing deadlines:

 

$1195 by April 15

$1395 by Aug 28

$1595 by Nov 15

$1795 at the door.

 

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@denbesten wrote:

Saving "you" money is not the purpose behind early-bird discounts.   Event organizers know the percentage of attendees that will take advantage of an early-bird discount.  From this, they calculate how many supplies need to be ordered, how many session tracks to run, and even if the event will be financially viable.  Changing the lead-time messes with those percentages and invalidates their ability to use the historical record for planning/scheduling.

 

The big complication is that Coronavirus-mania is already increasing attendees' willingness to "purchase" 4 more months of scheduling flexibility for $200.  This both delays and reduces the accuracy of head-count estimates by an unknown x-factor, yet (ISC)² still has the same deadline to give the caterer a firm number.

 

FWIW, here is the pricing deadlines:

 

$1195 by April 15

$1395 by Aug 28

$1595 by Nov 15

$1795 at the door.

 


 

Thanks for the explanation. 

 

We are unfortunately at the whim of our corporations who are currently saying no training and actually cancelling courses/conferences that were planned for late March/early April.  Not only are they cancelling trainings, they are cancelling inter-company travel.  So it is definitely a Catch-22.

 

 

 

 

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I'm seeing a complete ban on ALL corporate travel including training for the remainder of the year. I will be training online from home in my favorite fuzzy slippers Heart