Announcing ISOC 2014 Call for Papers - DEADLINE EXTENDED
2014 Annual Information Security Officers Conference (ISOC)
Building a Successful Information Security Program: Simplicity and Awareness
Proposal Deadline: 5 p.m. Feb. 28, 2014
The planning committee for the 2014 Annual Security Officers Conference (ISOC) is looking for engaging speakers to present on relevant information security and e-privacy topics. The conference is scheduled for Monday through Wednesday May 19-21, 2014 at The Armstrong Center at Armstrong Atlantic State University in Savannah, GA. This is your opportunity to have a direct impact on the sessions that will be offered at this year’s conference!
The purpose of the ISOC is to allow for interaction and the free flow of information and exchange of ideas among information security officers (ISOs) and information security (IS) and information technology (IT) practitioners from the University System of Georgia (USG), which includes the Shared Services Center (SSC), and the Georgia Public Library System (GPLS) and the Georgia Archives, as well as other federal, state, and local agencies and other organizations that ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information and information systems. Conference participants include both new and experienced security practitioners, and attendees are encouraged to participate by sharing their experiences, knowledge, and expertise both formally by offering presentations and informally as conference participants.
The theme for this year’s conference is “Building a Successful Information Security Program: Simplicity and Awareness.” Suggested topics and ideas of interest include:
- IT/IS Governance
- Strategic Planning/Thinking
- Policy Development
- Compliance Management
- IT/IS Risk Management
- Incident Management/Incidence Response Teams
- Endpoint Management
- Enterprise Encryption
Presentations should focus on the innovative use of current and emerging technologies to proactively protect the information and information systems of, and build a culture of awareness and preparedness within, the USG and the SSC, the GPLS, and the Georgia Archives extended community, as well as other related entities in the state of Georgia. Session formats can be presentations, demonstrations, birds-of-a-feather sessions, and panel discussions. “How to” sessions are encouraged and always helpful, as are presentations about interoffice work flow that effectively use IS and e-privacy services.
The deadline for proposal submission is 5 p.m. Feb. 28, 2014. Notification of proposal acceptance or rejection will be emailed no later than Mar. 7, 2014. One fee waiver to the conference will be given for each accepted and scheduled presentation.
For more information, go to https://isoc2014.questionpro.com to submit your proposal.
Thank you in advance!
Time to Reimagine Your Information Security ePrivacy Practices
It’s my pleasure to welcome you to the 2014 Annual Information Security Officers Conference (ISOC). It’s an exciting time for information security and eprivacy as we battle to navigate and adapt to the constantly changing landscape. This meeting is a place where innovation, ideas, and collaboration happen to better prepare our organizations for the inevitable changes happening in information security and privacy.
When change is upon us, we sometimes take the stance to fight to keep things the same. In information security and privacy, that isn’t an option. It’s time for us to “reimagine” our practices to make sure we are providing the best security and privacy protection available to our organizations.
Over the next three days, you will learn from fourteen experts who have come to Savannah, Georgia to present to you the changes happening and what that means for you in data privacy and security. You can look through your program guide to see topics that include cloud computing, eprivacy in higher education, progress and future goals, digital forensics, and so much more. To stay ahead of the curve, we must “reimagine” what we can do and all of the topics presented to you are crucial for that success. Following this meeting, don’t let the collaboration and “reimagining” stop. Use the ISO SharePoint portal to continue working to protect and secure your organization’s assets. Communication with each other is imperative to the growth and adaptability of information security and eprivacy.
Thank you for coming and enjoy your time in Savannah.
Stanton S. Gatewood Chief Information Security Officer Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia