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Information Security (IS) Conference 2024 registration now open

Date Posted: Tuesday, May 21, 2024

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The Commonwealth information security council is hosting the 2024 Commonwealth of Virginia information security (IS) conference! Information security staff fight daily battles to keep us and our systems secure and safe. Join us for a day of thought-provoking discussions and networking opportunities with industry experts! The conference theme is “The Art of (Cyber) War: Embracing Innovation & Empowering Defense: Fortifying Digital Frontiers." The conference will include keynote presentations and multiple learning tracks throughout the day. We can’t wait to see you there!

Conference details 

Kemba Walden, featured keynote, serves as the President of the Paladin Global Institute and was the acting United States National Cyber Director in 2023. While at the White House, she substantially contributed to the development of and launched the National Cybersecurity Strategy. In addition, Walden led the U.S. Government in U.S.-Cyber Dialogues with Singapore and Ukraine and was the head of the U.S. Delegation in several international cyber fora, including Cyber UK, Israel Cyber Week, and the OAS Cybersecurity Summit. In 2023, she brought cybersecurity into the global national security conversation at the Munich Security Conference.

The conference will be held on Thursday, Aug. 15, at the Hilton Richmond Hotel in Short Pump at 12042 West Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23233. The conference will be held from 8:45 a.m. - 4 p.m. and the registration cost is $130, which includes breakfast, lunch and breaks.

Register today!  

Presentation proposals 

The conference committee is calling for presentation proposals for the conference to encourage the participation of the over 350 anticipated attendees, showcase leading-edge solutions, and to facilitate knowledge sharing. Attendees seek the ability to transform the viable examples provided into opportunities to expand their capabilities. A presentation synopsis is due by Friday, May 10.

Interested in learning more? Ready to submit? If you have questions or want to indicate your interest, please contact Maurice Coles or Johanna Opolski at  

Who should attend?  

The conference is geared for those with responsibilities for managing, auditing or assessing IS in their organizations. Up to five continuing professional education (CPE) credits are being offered. Participants can earn one hour of CPE for every 50 minutes of presentations attended. 

  • Target audience includes:
  • Information security officers
  • Information security analysts and engineers
  • Chief information officers
  • Information technology (IT) auditors
  • Privacy/compliance officers
  • Risk officers
  • IT officers, managers and staff with an interest in security or privacy
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