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Priorities from Front Lines of Cybersecurity Race to Bring Professional Community to Munich for Second Annual (ISC)²® Security Congress EMEA

London, UK and Munich Germany, May 28, 2015: The information security community from Europe Middle East and Africa (EMEA) will come together in Munich to share knowledge and front-line experience at the second annual (ISC)²® Security Congress EMEA, October 20-21. The educational programme and registration are now available for the event organised by (ISC)² (ISC-squared), the largest not-for-profit membership body of certified information and software security professionals with nearly 110,000 members worldwide (18,000 in EMEA) in partnership with MIS Training Institute.


“As businesses, economies governments and countries become ever more reliant on technology, it is vital that we learn and share the latest cybersecurity techniques and challenges. Our rich and diverse speaker programme will help attendees to examine how company and government strategies are maturing to ensure resilience and get ahead of requirements,” says Dr. Adrian Davis, CISSP, managing director EMEA, (ISC)².


“The scope of the programme reflects current priorities that have been identified by our professional membership. Discussions seek to push new discovery into common understanding, and you will no doubt be affected by a spirit of community that brings us together behind our common mission of inspiring a safe and secure cyber world. This is truly a unique opportunity to learn, collaborate and find your place within the professional community,” Professor Corey D. Schou, Ph.D., CSSLP, Fellow of (ISC)², chairperson, (ISC)² Board of Directors and director, National Information Assurance Training and Education Center Idaho State University.


(ISC)² Security Congress EMEA 2015 features more than 40 educational sessions from practicing experts and front-line professionals working across management, operational and specialist disciplines. The event also offers plenaries and interactive sessions to encourage insights from delegates, as well as the opportunity to register for up to two-pre-conference, half-day workshops.



Ensuring a customisable agenda to suit the diversity of the cybersecurity profession, Congress sessions are organised across six tracks over two days: Mobile and Cloud; Analytics and Forensics; Risk and Governance; Technology, Business and the Future; Privacy and Data Security; Hackers and Threat Intelligence.


Highlights include:

Current Threats and Collaborative Strategies in Cyber Security: Dr. Harald Niggemann, Cyber Security Strategist, Federal Office for Information Security (BSI Germany) 

Counting the Stars, but Losing the Moon – Securing the Internet of Things: Andy Jones, CISO, Maersk Line (UK) 

We are Visiting the Cloud, are you Joining?: Yazan Almasri, Global Information Security Director, Aramex International (Jordan)

The Myths in Biometrics: Alexander Nouak, Fraunhofer Institute and European Association for Biometrics (Germany)

How a CISO May Deal with the New European Privacy and Security Legal Instruments?: Yves Le Roux, Principal Consultant, CA Technologies (France)

Security Metrics – Keep it Simple: Jeroen Dits, CISO Office | Strategy & Policy, KPN (The Netherlands)

The Legal Risks of Big Data and Automated Decisions: Dr. Lukas Feiler, Baker & McKenzie - Diwok Hermann Petsche (Austria)

Cyber Money Laundering: Are We Getting Better at Chasing Dirty Money?: Mary P. Kirwan, Head of Financial Crime, Allied Irish Bank, Dublin (Ireland)


More information, including the full programme is available on the Congress website.


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 110,000 members in more than 160 countries. Globally recognized as the Gold Standard, (ISC)² issues the Certified Authorization Professional (CAP®), Certified Cyber Forensics Professional (CCFP®), Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSPSM), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP®) and related concentrations, Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional (CSSLP®), 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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