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(ISC)²® Announces Speaker Line-up For 3rd Annual CyberSecureGov 2-Day Leadership Event

Washington, D.C, U.S.A., March 30, 2015 — (ISC)²® (“ISC-squared”), the largest not-for-profit membership body of certified information and software security professionals with over 100,000 members worldwide, today announced the final speaking agenda for the 3rd annual (ISC)² CyberSecureGov, to be held May 14-15, 2015 at the Reagan Building & International Trade Center in Washington, D.C. The CyberSecureGov conference program includes both management and technical sessions featuring U.S. government and industry experts.


A partial list of speakers includes:

o James Trainor, Jr., (keynote) deputy assistant director, FBI Cyber Division

o Brian Biesecker, technical director, Intelligence Community, ESRI

o Shaun Cavanaugh, chief of cyber, U.S. Nuclear Command and Control System  

o Adam Firestone, president and general manager, Kaspersky Government Security Solutions, Inc.

o Peter Fonash, chief technology officer for the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Cybersecurity and Communications Office (tentative)

o Rick Geritz, CEO, founder, LifeJourney

o Matt Goodrich, FedRAMP director, GSA

o Peter Gouldmann, CISSP, PMP, director, Office of IT Security Compliance, Directorate of Information Assurance, Bureau of Information Resource Management, U.S. Department of State (tentative)

o Dan Lohrmann, chief strategist and chief security officer, security mentor and former CISO for the state of Michigan

o Hilary MacMillan, vice president, Kaspersky Government Security Solutions, Inc.

o Charles L. McGann Jr., CISSP, chief cyber strategist, CRGT and former CISO of U.S. Postal Service

o Tom Millar, chief of communications, U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team’s (US-CERT)

o Paul Nguyen, president, CSG Invotas

o Philip Quade, chief operating officer, IAD, NSA

o Adam Rak, senior vice president, Bond & Associates

o Chris Schepis, subcommittee director, Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection & Security, House Committee on Homeland Security

o Darlene Renee Tarun, assistant to the chief operating officer, IAD, NSA

o Rod Turk, CISO, U.S. Department of Energy

o Dan Verton, editorial director, FedScoop

o Dan Waddell, CISSP, CAP, PMP, (ISC)² director of government affairs, NCR


For the full list of speakers and 2-day training event program, please visit


“This year’s 2-day training event features speakers that will inspire innovation and acceleration of progress in government security programs and processes,” said Dan Waddell, CISSP, CAP, PMP, (ISC)² director of government affairs, NCR. “CyberSecureGov provides our members and attendees access to training and education that will equip them to better address emerging threats, the changing role of the cybersecurity professional, and strategies that build and retain a skilled workforce,” Waddell added.


The early-bird cost to attend CyberSecureGov is $299 for (ISC)² members, $399 for non-members, and $199 for (ISC)² members and non-members employed by the U.S. government if registered by April 24, 2015. To register, please visit


About (ISC)²®

Formed in 1989, (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 160 countries. Globally recognized 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 (CCFP®), Certified Authorization 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


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