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ISACAs Cybersecurity Event in Las Vegas to Help Pros Prepare for New Threats

Rolling Meadows, Illinois, USA - Cybersecurity incidents and the looming threat of cyber war are major concerns for enterprises and government organizations worldwide. ISACA's Information Security and Risk Management (ISRM) Conference, which will be held in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, from 19-21 September 2011, will feature the latest cybersecurity guidance for business leaders and IT professionals, and help attendees protect their organizations information systems.
In his keynote address titled "What Makes the IT Security Industry Tick," Richard Stiennon, founder of IT-Harvest and author of Surviving Cyber War, will discuss current cyber threats and threats that are on the horizon. He will provide guidance on developing an internal response and how to communicate with those affected when security is compromised.
"Companies must be continuously vigilant in protecting their information assets as new technologies with unknown security vulnerabilities are deployed, while simultaneously maintaining the existing infrastructure," said Todd Fitzgerald, CISA, CISM, CGEIT, CRISC, senior technical compliance advisor of National Government Services and chair of the ISRM Conference Committee. ISRM attendees will receive an understanding of the risks to expect and how to plan accordingly to provide the best protection possible for their enterprises.
Hosted by ISACA, a nonprofit association serving 95,000 IT governance, audit and security professionals in 160 countries, ISRM is designed for all levels of information security and risk management professionals. The conference will feature panel discussions, networking events and optional workshops on a variety of security topics. Attendees can choose to attend sessions relating to the following key areas of IT security:
                Security technology
                Information security governance and compliance
                Information security standards and practices
                Information risk management
Jerry Hoff, vice president of IT for WhiteHat, is presenting Integrating Security into the SDLC Process. Other internationally recognized speakers will also offer insight, including Urs Fischer, CISA, CRISC, of Urs Fischer IT GRC Consultancy, who will present Securing Mobile Devices; and Steve Orrin, director security solutions for Intel Corp., who will address Building Trust and Compliance in the Cloud. Brian Contos, director of global security strategy for McAfee, will present Advanced Persistent Threats. Other sessions will delve into various subjects including social networking, outsourcing and fraud.
Workshops, including a review weekend for professionals preparing to take the Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) exam in December, include:
                CISM Boot Camp
                Risk and GrowthWorking to Make Them Compatible (new)
                Network Audits (new)
                Securing Todays Mobile Computing Devices (new)
                A Pragmatic Approach to Information Security and Risk Management (updated for 2011)
Conference attendees can earn up to 32 continuing professional education (CPE) hours. The registration fee is US $1,550 for ISACA members and US $1,750 for nonmembers.
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With 95,000 constituents in 160 countries, ISACA is a leading global provider of knowledge, certifications, community, advocacy, and education on information systems (IS) assurance and security, enterprise governance and management of IT, and IT-related risk and compliance. Founded in 1969, the nonprofit, independent ISACA hosts international conferences, publishes the ISACA Journal, and develops international IS auditing and control standards, which help its constituents ensure trust in, and value from, information systems. It also advances and attests IT skills and knowledge through the globally respected Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT) and Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC) designations. ISACA continually updates COBIT, which helps IT professionals and enterprise leaders fulfill their IT governance and management responsibilities, particularly in the areas of assurance, security, risk and control, and deliver value to the business.