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2020 COV Security Conference

Security conference canceled

Virginia has declared a state of emergency.

As a precaution due to COVID-19 (coronavirus), the COV IS Conference Committee has canceled the 2020 security conference to help protect the health, well-being, and safety of all speakers, attendees, staff and those in the community.

We are grateful for your support of this important gathering of security professionals. As things evolve, we will update this page with new dates and programming.

Read the Governor's press release


Conference Dates: April 16 & 17, 2020

The Commonwealth Information Security Council is holding its seventh annual Information Security Conference for the Commonwealth of Virginia to assist in fulfilling our shared mission of securing information. The conference will include expert presentations for those with responsibilities for managing, auditing or assessing information security in their organizations.

In addition to hearing keynote speakers, expert presentations and sharing ideas with fellow managers, auditors and technical professionals around this theme, conference participants will have the opportunity to:

  • Expand their professional networks. The conference will provide opportunities to meet and share ideas with security-minded colleagues.
  • Learn about security products and services. Security product and service providers will participate in corporate displays.
  • Maintain professional certifications. Continuing professional education (CPE) credits are being offered. Participants can claim one hour of CPE for every 50 minutes of presentations attended.

The 2020 conference will be held in downtown Richmond at the Altria Theater. Registration will also include continental breakfast, lunch and refreshments. Registration will open in the beginning of the new year. 

Who Should Attend?

  • Information Security Officers
  • Information Security Analysts and Engineers
  • Chief Information Officers
  • IT Auditors
  • Privacy/Compliance Officers
  • Risk Officers
  • Other IT officers, managers, and staff with an interest in security or privacy

Keynote Speakers:

April 16 - Day One

Susie Adams
Chief Technology Officer
Microsoft Federal

April 17 - Day Two

Larry Weaver
Professional comedian and business leader

Supplier Partner Opportunities

Vendor registration is $1500 for two days and includes two complimentary registrations. If interested, please email Dan Han (s2dhan@vcu.edu) or covsecurityconference@vita.virginia.gov for specific details.