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Call for Speakers

A call for speakers is now open for the 2020 NIST Advancing Cybersecurity Risk Management Conference, to be held May 27- 28, 2020, at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in Gaithersburg, Maryland. The conference aims to share and explore cybersecurity risk management best practices and recent research. Cybersecurity risk management at the organizational and enterprise levels is a long-time focus of NIST that has been receiving even greater attention over the past several years. 

NIST welcomes speaker submissions in all topics related to cybersecurity and privacy risk management, and is particularly interested in topics relative to the following tracks:

  • Cybersecurity Risk Management – Top to Bottom;
  • Cybersecurity Risk Management – a Look Back & a Look Ahead; and
  • Cybersecurity Risk Management – Research Opportunities.

NIST is also interested in select topics from the following list:

  • Framework Practitioners (Use Cases, Success Stories, etc.),
  • Integration with other Frameworks and Approaches,
  • Online Informative References, and
  • Roadmap Areas, including:
    • Federal Agency Cybersecurity Alignment,
    • International Aspects, Impacts, and Alignment,
    • Small Business Awareness and Resources,
    • Confidence Mechanisms,
    • Cyber-Attack Lifecycle,
    • Cybersecurity Workforce,
    • Cyber Supply Chain Risk Management,
    • Governance and Enterprise Risk Management,
    • Identity and Access Management,
    • Internet of Things,
    • Measuring Cybersecurity,
    • Privacy Engineering,
    • Referencing Techniques, and
    • Secure Software Development.

Nominations should include information about proposed: track, session, speaker(s) – including biographical information, proposed session/presentation title and a brief (250 – 500 word) description of the proposed presentation, along with speaker contact information. Speaker nominations should be submitted no later than January 31, 2020. NIST will make decisions and notify nominators by March 2, 2020. Nominations, including supporting information cited above, should be submitted to using the submission template


Created December 2, 2019, Updated December 5, 2019