(ISC)² announced a global call for speakers for its ninth annual Security Congress conference this year in Orlando, Fla. from October 28-30, 2019.

Submissions will be accepted until March 11, 2019. This year’s conference will be the largest ever as the Security Congress has become an  international event, with more attendees and sessions than ever before, geared toward a global audience and the cybersecurity challenges they face across many regions. 

Security Congress 2019 will offer more than 100 educational and thought leadership sessions across as many as 20 tracks from a roster of an estimated 150 speakers. These sessions will aid security leaders by arming them with the latest knowledge, tools and expertise to protect their organizations.

Continuing with the theme of “Enrich. Enable. Excel.” the conference will focus on bringing together leading cybersecurity professionals to advance industry best practices. Over the course of the three-day event, more than 4,000 cybersecurity professionals, including researchers, frontline practitioners, CISOs and CIOs will share information on the industry’s most pressing topics, including critical infrastructure, IoT, privacy, cloud security, professional development and more.

“Security Congress has evolved to become a can’t miss international meeting of the minds among our members and the cybersecurity community at large,” said John McCumber, director of cybersecurity advocacy, North America, (ISC)². “Each year, our team seeks out and selects the best and brightest speakers in the cybersecurity industry to share actionable, best-practice knowledge with cybersecurity practitioners who are in the trenches and on the front lines of our profession.”

Call for Speakers
Speaker applicants can either submit for an individual presentation or panel presentation. All submissions require a three-step process, which must be fully completed in order to be considered. Proposals must be non‐sales and non‐marketing oriented and no fees are required to submit a proposal. Individuals may submit a maximum of two proposals as the primary presenter per conference, but are allowed to be part of additional sessions as panel participants.

All applications must include a title, a proposal abstract, with a limit of 125 words, and three learning objectives to impart to attendees. After the March 11 submission deadline, (ISC)² staff and industry professionals will review the submissions.

Subject areas/tracks for the 2019 Security Congress include:

  • Application Security / Software Assurance
  • Cloud Security
  • Cryptography
  • Cutting Edge
  • Cyber Crime
  • Governance, Risk & Compliance
  • Healthcare Security
  • Human Factors
  • ICS / Critical Infrastructure
  • Identity / Authentication / Access Management
  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Malware
  • Mobile Security
  • Professional Development
  • Privacy
  • Regulation
  • Research
  • Security Automation
  • Threats
  • Tools

For more information about (ISC)2’s Security Congress and the 2019 speaking requirements, please visit the submission page here.