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FISSEA 2019 Call for Presentations


32nd Annual FISSEA Conference

Innovations in Cybersecurity Awareness and Training:

A 360-Degree Perspective

June 27-28, 2019

Call for Presentations

Submission Deadline Extended to April 9, 2019

We are seeking timely, topical, and thought-provoking presentations for the 32nd annual FISSEA conference, June 27-28, 2019 at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Gaithersburg, MD campus. We are looking for awareness and training professionals to share their expertise and creative ideas with our highly motivated professional audience from government, industry, and academia. Our focus is on the awareness and training aspects of cybersecurity. We are looking for innovative ideas that those attending can learn from and implement.


Innovations in Cybersecurity Awareness and Training: A 360-Degree Perspective

Two Special Focus Areas and Three Conference Tracks:

Special Focus Area 1:

Tell us how you are meeting your phishing awareness requirements, your successful phishing awareness campaigns, the lessons you have learned, and, how you are transforming employee behavior through phishing exercises.

Special Focus Area 2:

Tell us how you are meeting your insider threat awareness and training program, your successful insider threat awareness and training material and events, the lessons you have learned, and, how you are transforming employee behavior through threat awareness and training activities.

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? In this FISSEA track, we are looking for presentations that raise the bar for cybersecurity awareness programs, products, events, and activities. 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.

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? Share your innovations with the FISSEA community and make a difference in shaping the future of the cybersecurity workforce.

Track 3: Implementing Comprehensive Awareness and Training Programs

How are you using awareness and training to engage all employees at your organization? In this track, we are looking for presentations that help to answer questions such as how you have 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; and how do you measure performance and demonstrate benefits?

Call for Presentations due date: April 9, 2019

Submission Form: Click here

Email submission form to: fissea-call [at] (fissea-call[at]nist[dot]gov)

FISSEA website:

Although a relatively small conference (approximately 250 attend), the group is highly motivated. Our audience includes managers responsible for information systems security training programs in federal agencies, contractors providing awareness and training support, and faculty members of accredited educational institutions who are involved in information security training. 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.

Note: Registration URL will be announced soon.

We hope you Save the Date and plan to attend.

On behalf of the FISSEA Technical Working Group.

Released March 21, 2019, Updated March 29, 2019