The 10th annual (ISC)² Security Congress will take place as a virtual conference in recognition of the health concerns and many corporate travel restrictions this year associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. The renowned three-day conference, focused on industry discussion and continuing education for security professionals of all levels, will be held online from November 16-18.
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Rob, the call for papers went out in February. Tim Garon has also posted and said they have over 400 submissions...that they will be going through.
@dcontesti is correct. The call for speakers deadline was extended to April 5th. We received more than 400 submissions. Conference sessions have been scored and reviewed by our committee of volunteers, and the Congress team is finalizing the program over the coming weeks.
@AppDefects - We agree, 45 CPEs at $295 is a great deal! We look forward to a great program and hope everyone can join us!
Registration will open soon and we will post an update to announce that. Early bird registration will be available until September 30th at $295 for members and associates. Non-members will also benefit with Early Bird pricing of $395.
The flexibility of a virtual conference will enable more cybersecurity professionals than ever before to access world-class expertise shared through upwards of 40 sessions by presenters from around the globe.
Professional development sessions will provide actionable insights into a wide array of both technical and soft skills topics including Cloud Security, DevSecOps, Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC), Career Development, Privacy, workforce challenges and more.
(ISC)² members will also have the opportunity to earn as many as 45 continuing professional education (CPE) credits – more than any other previous Security Congress – by attending live and on-demand sessions. Presentations will be recorded and available on-demand after the conference.
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> Rob, the call for papers went out in February.Â Tim Garon has also
> posted and said they have over 400 submissions...that they will be going
And with all the massive changes, they don't expect any of the submissions to
Yeah, sounds about right for ISC2 planning ...
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I imagine that Tim and the volunteers will go through the 400 submissions to determine if any of them will work and I can only surmise that if they do not have sufficient or the right submissions, they will do a second call for papers.
I believe we need to provide them time to do the above and not jump to conclusions. The conference is still about five months away so plenty of time to adjust.
We know that the new format may not allow for some of the sessions submitted to fit into the schedule (they were doing three days with 5 or so sessions in every time slot (so let's say, 3 days by 8 timeslots by 5 session or 120 in total sessions). Best guess is that they will not be able to handle that many sessions when doing a virtual conference (I could be wrong.....I actually was wrong once in 1974).
So you may still see CFP for this year's Congress.
Thank you for your comments! You’re very much spot-on in your assessment. Tim and his team are working very hard to review and evaluate all the submissions. We are already close to a short list. While call for speakers closed several months ago (at the time, we were moving forward to build a program for either a live event or a virtual event), we did receive many interesting submissions from experienced Congress speakers (forward-looking at the time, of course) about assessing the impact of COVID-19, lessons learned and the impact on the workforce. There are also many proposals that included exploring work-from-home and how it impacts everything from securing an expanded attack surface to new considerations for compliance, auditing and privacy. We will be working closely with those speakers to flesh out and update their proposals. The pandemic is certainly a topic we will cover during the conference, but we are also doing our best to balance a more condensed agenda with a mix of well-reviewed technical and professional development topics.
There is a lot of work ahead, but we’re excited to adjust our program to this new virtual format.
Many more updates to come about Congress 2020!