The Global Forum for Certified Enterprise IT Security

We’re Looking for Great Speakers

Deadline: June 2

The submission deadline for this year’s conference has passed. Submissions for 2018 will be accepted starting in February. The Certified InfoSec Conference Program Committee seeks proposals for conference presentations from industry professionals with experience in certified information security management systems. We are seeking:

Front-Line Professionals

We prefer high-quality vendor-neutral presentations from information security integrators, consultants, procurers, deployers, administrators, government organizations, and academia. 

Strong Topic Focus

Our focus is on implementation of certified enterprise security standards including ISO 27001, ISO 22301, CSA STAR, FISMA/FedRAMP, and SOC.

Neutral Content

We prefer proposals from front-line implementers. Product vendors are encouraged to recruit clients and partners who are front-line implementers as presenters.

Conference Program Committee

  • Dave Anders, SecuraStar, ISO Manager, iCertWorks
  • Allan Calder, ITGovernance
  • John DiMaria, BSI
  • Willibert Fabritius, BSI
  • David Henkel, Technatomy
  • Ryan Hill, atsec
  • Carlos Horna, GTDI
  • Maria Horton, EmeSec
  • Ola Jobi, Capella University
  • Eva Kuiper, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • Jimmy Sanders, ISSA
  • Vern Williams, Dell
  • Walt Williams, Lattice Engines
  • Richard Wilsher, Zygma LLC

Benefits of Speaking

As a speaker, you’ll receive complimentary 2-day conference registration, a $940 value (pre-conference workshops are not included). Your name, photo, professional biography and organization will be featured in conference promotion and the conference web site. Over 650,000 marketing impressions are made in this promotion campaign. One complimentary speaker registration per presentation is permitted. Additional co-speakers will receive discount registration of 20% off published fees. Speakers are responsible for their travel expenses. For any questions, please contact us at [email protected]

Submission is Easy

Only a proposal title and brief (about 75-word) description is required for submission. All submissions will be peer reviewed and evaluated based on originality, technical and/or research content/depth, relevance to conference focus, and speaker experience. English is the official language of the conference.

About the Submission Process

Conference Format

Our program consists of one day of workshops, followed by two days of 20 and 40-minute presentations (including time for Q&A). We solicit proposals for high-quality presentations and relevant workshops that will be of interest to the community involved with security standards, implementation, and policy, focusing on:

  • Risk Assessment
  • Security Policy
  • Organization of Information Security
  • Asset Management
  • Human Resources Security
  • Physical and Environmental Security
  • Communications and Operations Management
  • Access Control
  • Information Systems Acquisition, Development and Maintenance
  • Information Security Incident Management
  • Business Continuity Management
  • Compliance
Online Speaker Proposal Management System

Speaking proposal submissions and reviews for CISC are managed through an online management system called EasyChair which allows the author to submit a proposal and check the status of their submission. The Program Committee will review the submissions and notify the authors of the results.The submission review process will be finalized by June 16, 2017. If you have any questions about the process, please contact us at [email protected]

Setting Up an EasyChair Account and Entering a Proposal
  1. Visit
  2. Click “create an account” (If you have an existing EasyChair account, log in and skip to step 8)
  3. Enter the Captcha code and click “Enter”
  4. Enter your contact info and click “Continue”
  5. You will receive an email with an activation link for your account. Use the link to finish the registration process
  6. Enter your personal data and click “Create My Account”
  7. Log into CISC17 by clicking “click here” and enter your username and password
  8. Enter your presentation proposal and click “Submit”
Due Dates for Presentation Proposals

Proposals Due: Extended to June 9, 2017
Review and Comments: June 15, 2017
Acceptance Notifications: June 22, 2017
Presentation Slides Due: September 18, 2017

Dates of the Workshops and Presentations

Workshops: October 9, 2017
Conference Presentations: October 10-11, 2017

Checking Status and Notification of Your Submission

The submission review process will be finalized by June 16, 2017. Once the review of your submission is finalized, you will receive notification by email. You can also check the current status of your submission by logging in to EasyChair.