Information Security Forum Announces US Spring Conference

By: Information Security Forum
CHICAGO - May 1, 2018 - PRLog -- The Information Security Forum (ISF), the trusted source that senior security professionals and board members turn to for strategic and practical guidance on information security and risk management, today announced that the organization's US Spring Conference will be held June 12-13, 2018, at the Omni Hotel in Chicago, Illinois.

The ISF Spring Conference brings together ISF members from Fortune and Forbes listed organizations, and a select number of non-member organizations from across North America, for two days of interactive discussion of the key security challenges and opportunities that organizations of all sizes are facing. Key topics of discussion will include: cyber security in the boardroom, emerging techniques for better risk management, post-breach protection and the role of cyber insurance, leveraging security products to mitigate cyber threats and an in-depth look at the findings from the ISF's latest report: Threat Horizon 2020.

"The pace with which the security threat landscape changes across all business sectors, remains a major challenge. Technical complexity and regulatory pressure only add to uncertainty, while organizations struggle to leverage limited resources and budget," said Steve Durbin, Managing Director, ISF. "When it comes to cyber security, it's more important than ever for board members and core executives—especially those not directly involved with deploying security programs—to fully participate and contribute on an ongoing basis. Organizations that sow and fertilize a deeply rooted culture of security and accountability from the top down will be able to withstand the persistent, dynamic nature of cyber security threats."

The ISF US Spring Conference will have an all-encompassing, collaborative breakout program with an agenda that features well known guest speakers and presentations from ISF Members who will share how they have used ISF tools and research to make positive impacts in their organizations. Key areas of focus include how to tackle the main cyber security challenges facing security professionals today, how to determine the most effective approaches to managing both information and cyber risk and what security professionals need to understand in order to maintain ongoing engagement with the Board. Individual sessions will be presented by the following:

·         Douglas Hubbard, Author of best-selling books, including The Failure of Risk Management and the How to Measure Anything series.

·         Dr. Wade Baker, Previously the lead for Verizon's Data Breach Investigations Report and a professor in Virginia Tech's College of Business

·         Jay Jacobs, Author of Data-Driven Security

"In order to build resilient organizations and systems that can defend against and withstand the onslaught of cyber-attacks, we need our most experienced and empowered leaders to show up, dig in, and persevere. Cyber security is a job for everyone, and it starts at the very top, with the Board of Directors and senior executives," continued Durbin. "Now is the time for the board to step up and bridge the gap between awareness and action. Engaged boards and executives make better decisions about how to align business and security objectives to manage risk, protect brand reputation, and respond effectively to incidents. In the end, companies that prioritize well-equipped security programs and widespread security awareness are more prepared to grow, innovate, and compete."

Participation in the event qualifies for CPE points granted by (ISC)2 and ISACA. For more information on the ISF US Spring Conference, please visit

About the Information Security Forum

Founded in 1989, the Information Security Forum (ISF) is an independent, not-for-profit association of leading organizations from around the world. The organization is dedicated to investigating, clarifying and resolving key issues in cyber, information security and risk management and developing best practice methodologies, processes and solutions that meet the business needs of its Members.

ISF Members benefit from harnessing and sharing in-depth knowledge and practical experience drawn from within their organizations and developed through an extensive research and work program. The ISF provides a confidential forum and framework, which ensures that Members adopt leading-edge information security strategies and solutions.By working together, ISF Members avoid the major expenditure required to reach the same goals on their own. Consultancy services are available and provide ISF Members and Non-Members with the opportunity to purchase short-term, professional support activities to supplement the implementation of ISF products.

For more information on ISF membership, please visit

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