Call for Presentations
The FISSEA Technical Working Group is seeking timely, topical, and thought-provoking presentations for the 32nd Annual FISSEA Conference to be held March 27th – 28th, 2019 at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in Gaithersburg, Maryland. Presentations should address information security awareness and training for federal government employees. They should also focus on innovative ideas that those attending can learn from and implement.
Innovations in Cybersecurity Awareness and Training: A 360-Degree Perspective
Track 1: Building Innovative Approaches to Awareness Programs
How do you build an effective cybersecurity awareness program? Now is the time to provide specifics -- what exactly is an innovative awareness program? We are looking for presentations on how your organization’s cybersecurity culture changed; institutionalizing information security into the organization’s mindset through a comprehensive awareness program (not an hour a year) – come tell us what innovations you are doing to champion and lead this transformation. In this track, we are looking for presentations that raise the bar for cybersecurity awareness programs, products, events, and activities.
Track 2: Developing Skills through Innovative Role-Based Training
How do you address individual training requirements when individuals perform multiple roles? Is it the content, the instructor, the student interaction, the delivery medium, or the location that has the most influence on training acceptance? What factors make the most difference in learner acceptance and transference? In this track, share your innovations with the FISSEA community and make a difference in shaping the behaviors of the federal cybersecurity workforce.
Track 3: Implementing Comprehensive Awareness and Training Programs
How are you using awareness and training to engage all employees at your organization? How have you built a comprehensive awareness and training program that includes managers, executives, technical, nontechnical staff? How do you ensure employees know their cybersecurity responsibilities and how they contribute to risk reduction? How do you measure performance and demonstrate benefits? In this track, we are looking for presentations that help to answer and address these questions.
Call for Presentations due date: January 18th, 2019
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Email submission form to: firstname.lastname@example.org
FISSEA website: https://nist.gov/fissea
The FISSEA Conference participants are highly motivated and a focused group of approximately 250 attendees. Our audience includes managers responsible for information systems security training programs in federal agencies, contractors providing awareness and training support, and faculty members or program directors of institutions of higher education who offer certificate or degree programs in cybersecurity to federal government employees. FISSEA serves as a forum for the exchange of information about information security awareness and training.
FISSEA conferences offer great networking opportunities, are inexpensive to attend, and contain so much valuable information - there really is no other resource that offers as much value for such a small investment.
Keep in mind, there are other ways to participate:
- Enter the FISSEA Security Awareness and Training Contest – due date February 22nd, 2019
- Nominate a contemporary for the FISSEA Educator of the Year Award – due date February 28th, 2019
- Participate in the Vendor and Federal Agency Exhibition (details coming soon)
Note: Registration URL will be announced soon.
We hope that you will Submit a Presentation Proposal and plan to attend.