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(ISC)2® Announces SecureMunich Conference 2014

Keynote by Cyber Security Strategist at the BSI, Harald Niggemann, offering insight into implementing Germany’s Cyber Security Strategy 

Munich, June 2, 2014 – Information security experts from across the DACH region will come together on June 18th 2014 at HP’s premises in Dornach Aschheim near Munich, to discuss current and emerging cyber threats. The event is organized by (ISC)², the world's largest professional association for information security and administrator of the CISSP credential, with the support of the (ISC)² German Chapter; and is co-hosted by HP Munich. Entitled: "What do we Really Know about our Security Position?", SecureMunich is a full day conference and networking event. 

A key highlight of the conference is the keynote address by Harald Niggemann, Cyber Security Strategist at the BSI offering insight into how to implement Germany’s Cyber Security Strategy. In his address, he will underline the tasks of the National IT Crisis Reaction Centre as well as the vision of the Alliance for Cyber Security. 

The Secure Munich Conference will focus on the challenges posed by consumerization of IT, private cloud and social networks used within the enterprises, and how information security and IT security experts can continue to make quick, safe and consistent decisions. Wide ranging issues will be discussed – from monitoring and control of free-flowing sensitive data to new security threats and uncertainties that these new IT trends bring with them. Both current and future challenges will be analyzed to help participants understand their own security standpoint and strengthen the safety and image of their businesses. Sessions will also facilitate the sharing of information on hacker attacks and the measures taken to block such breaches. The conference brings together practitioners, researchers, producers and industry experts as well as non-governmental and governmental entities. 

“We have a broad and varied agenda, which I’m sure will spark interesting debate and discussion around the challenges we face today and indeed our approach to overcoming them,” said John Colley, Managing Director of (ISC)² EMEA. “We have some very distinguished speakers participating and as Chairman of the conference, I’m looking forward to this exciting event.” 

"The new IT trends have become part of everyday life for more and more companies, increasing the risks and challenges posed by potential cyber-attacks and data leaks. At the SecureMunich conference, we’d like to highlight these risks and give our participants knowledge to help confront the challenges as well as offer suggestions on the approaches that they can take to advise and constructively communicate with management," says Rainer Rehm, host and president of the (ISC)² Chapter Germany e.V. 

The SecureMunich conference agenda includes: 

• Evolve your Approach to Information Security, Andreas Wuchner, CTO - Security Technology, HP Enterprise Security Services 
• Threat Horizon 2016,
Steve Durbin, Vice President, Information Security Forum 
• The Enemy Within: Managing Insider Threats,
Joachim Brandt, Country Manager DACH & CEE 
• Shadow IT – The Phantom Menace, Dr. Sebastian Broecker, CISO DFS (Deutsche Flugsicherung GmbH) 
• How (in-)secure are iPhone, Android & Co - Current Attacks on Mobile Devices, 
Jan-Tilo Kirchhoff, Dipl. Ing., Engineer, Compass Security 
• Panel Discussion about the questions of the Conference with Chair John Colley, Managing Director EMEA at (ISC)², Andreas Wuchner, Steve Durbin, Harald Niggemann, Dr. Sebastian Broecker 

The event is free for all (ISC)² members and participants earn 8 CPE points for attending the conference. Non-members are welcome to attend for a fee of 99 Euros. Participants can view the full agenda and register here: 

About (ISC)²® 
Formed in 1989 and celebrating its 25th anniversary, (ISC)² is the largest not-for-profit membership body of certified information and software security professionals worldwide, with nearly 100,000 members in more than 135 countries. Globally recognised as the Gold Standard, (ISC)² issues the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP®) and related concentrations, as well as the Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional (CSSLP®), the Certified Cyber Forensics Professional (CCFPSM), Certified Authorisation Professional (CAP®), HealthCare Information Security and Privacy Practitioner (HCISPPSM), and Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP®) credentials to qualifying candidates. (ISC)²’s certifications are among the first information technology credentials to meet the stringent requirements of ISO/IEC Standard 17024, a global benchmark for assessing and certifying personnel. (ISC)² also offers education programs and services based on its CBK®, a compendium of information and software security topics. More information is available at