Friday, July 1, 2016

Upcoming Security Events (I plan to be at) in 2016

Well, there are several upcoming events I hope to be involved within the coming months.  Several of these I hope to have further postings to promote them, but here is a quick run down.

2016 GRC

August 22-24 here in South Florida, 2016 GRC is a conference on goverance, risk, and compliance organized by IIA (Institute of Internal Auditors) and ISACA.  I'm a member of ISACA, but not IIA.  Several of the session are of interest to me as they tie into cybersecurity and topics like COBIT, NIST CSF, and more.  COSO is doing their update of their risk management framework and hosting a look to get public comment.

2016 South Florida ISSA Hack the Flag/Chili Cookoff

The South Florida ISSA Chapter has for years hosted an annual hack the flag event.  This year should be our biggest.  In addition to our Chili Cookoff, we will again have a lockpick village and will be adding speakers.  And some other new activities.

This year we will be hosted at FIU and instead of being in August, will be on September 10th.  Registration should be opening up soon.

UM Cybersecurity Conference

Again in 2016, the South Florida ISSA chapter is working with University of Miami to organize a one day cybersecurity conference during cybersecurity awareness month.  Planned for October 20th, we are actively working on lining up speakers AND sponsors.  More info as we move further in our planning.

2016 ISSA International Conference

Coming up November 2-3 in Dallas is the 2016 ISSA International Conference.  The committee (which I am part of) has been working to lineup a great set of speakers and events.  If you're able to come, please do so.  Should be great.

SANS Miami 2016

The week later, November 7-12, SANS is hold a smaller conference in the area: SANS Miami.  This one offers 5 courses, including their excellent SEC401 Security Essentials.  I am hoping to be able to attend as a volunteer.  But registration is open now so sign up.


For 2016, ITPalooza will be held December 8th.  A lot of changes this year, with a longer event and a new location: the Signature Grand.  Planning is underway, and registration is already open.

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