Due to the inclement weather, the NIST facilities in Gaithersburg, MD has been closed. Therefore, the FISSEA conference is officially cancelled today and tomorrow. As of now, there are no plans for a rescheduled date.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused, especially to those who may have traveled from out of town. The FISSEA leadership had hoped there would be fair weather, and we could have an awesome conference, but unfortunately mother nature had other plans.
Thank you, and we hope to see all of you at the next FISSEA conference.
Note: Our contractor, FBC, will be contacting registrants with information regarding refunds.
The Federal Information Systems Security Educators’ Association (FISSEA) serves as a forum for the exchange of information about information security awareness, training, education, and certification responsibilities. The 30th Annual Conference will be held on March 14-15, 2017 at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in Gaithersburg, Maryland. The theme is Securing the Future to Infinity and Beyond: 30 years of Improving Cybersecurity through Awareness, Training, and Education.
Topics will include (but are not limited to):
- FISSEA Core issues – Awareness, Training, Education, Certification
- New Techniques for Developing and Conducting Effective, Meaningful Training
- Gamification – how has a game made a difference in your program
- Cyber competitions – how can competitions play into security training
- How to adapt training and engage Millennials, Gen X, & Baby Boomers (multigenerational workforce)
- Cybersecurity Governance
- Beat the breaches – how do you deal with it
- Cost- Effective Practices
- How to take technical training topics and implement it into an OPM business case
- Building an Insider Threat program
- How to get leadership buy-in for cybersecurity programs
- Skillset Gaps – how to increase knowledge of the cybersecurity workforce
- Free Resources, Awareness Ideas – What’s Available
- What makes a good awareness program – what makes good training- online vs. classroom – what engages people, how do you evaluate, what is the benchmark
- Effective anti-phishing strategies/exercises
- Proper use of email/records management - Privacy
- Role-based Training
- Where do you generate your training ideas and get subject matter experts
- Lessons Learned and best practices
- Where do you see security training evolving to - ideas for the future
For 30 years, FISSEA focused on putting the cyber workforce first – we are innovators of effective cybersecurity awareness and training programs that are critical to building the staff responsible for securing our information systems and maintaining safe cyber environments. You, as part of our cyber workforce, are especially important to addressing emerging threats in our connected world. As the threat landscape changes, our cybersecurity practices, methodologies, and processes must continuously evolve and adapt. It takes a coordinated effort to help ensure the security of our digital economy. The 30th annual FISSEA conference brings together visionaries, experts, and beginners from industry, academia, and government to discuss and share leading practices on improving Cybersecurity through Awareness, Training, and Education. This two-day conference includes:
- Highlighting those who are making great strides in building effective security programs
- Thought leaders in industry, academia, and government
- Presentations showcasing best practices and innovative ideas
- The opportunity to connect with your cybersecurity training and awareness peers
- Recognizing 30 years of FISSEA providing the opportunity for security professionals to learn, share, and develop
For more detailed information, please visit the FISSEA website
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