Cleveland-based IT Security Gathering Climbs to Prominent Midwest Cybersecurity Event

CLEVELAND, OH—What started as a local gathering of information technology (IT) practitioners and respected security vendors in 2002 has become our region’s ‘must-attend’ convention for persons charged with data governance and information integrity.

The 15th Information Security Summit (ISS), now part of 2017 Security Summit Week (October 30th- November 3rd at the I-X Center) is now the preeminent IT/Cybersecurity Midwest meeting. “With all that’s going on in Cybersecurity globally as well as our involvement locally, we’ve simply outgrown our original (2) venues” Gary Sheehan, co-founder of ISS announced earlier this year as Security Summit Week moved to the ample I-X Center. The Information Security Summit started as a one-day event, that has now expanded into 2017 Security Summit Week (SSW-17)-a robust-week of information collaboration with best-practice security advisors.

The first day of SSW-17 is IoT/Endpoint Monday on October 30th. The day begins with a keynote address from Lane Campbell, Founding Member of Forbes Tech Council and CTO of Vue Ventures. Campbell will kick-off the Summit with a talk entitled “The Cloud is Permanent, Is Yours Secure?” Career Connection, a FREE event for pre-registered students and veterans, is a, networking event between IT career-seekers and talent-pursuing recruiters is also that Monday. A student Capture the Flag completion fills out the day of sixteen future-focused ideation sessions. Xceptional Networking Receptions close each day of SSW-17 offering time to connect.

For the first time in its 15 year history, and in response to heightened issues and interest from Cleveland’s legal community, the 2017 Security Summit Week will incorporate Law Day at the Summit presented by Benesch Law. This insight-packed second day is devoted to the legal community with governance around Artificial Intelligence (AI) Big Data, Cloud, IT, IoT and Cybersecurity. Since 2012, lawyers have a professional duty to be competentnot only in the law and its practice but also in technology. Steven Dettelbach, co-leader of Baker Hostetler’s national White Collar Defense and Corporate Investigations team, will open the day with his keynote observations to “Cybersecurity as both a value and peril for practices”.

For the first time, Energytech, a major System Engineering forum for advancements in Energy, Power Technologies, Security and Critical Infrastructure incorporates its energy convention within SSW-17. This power filled conference adds NASA and aero developments in flight, power technologies, breach security within this year’s largest-ever Security Summit.

Healthcare Protected Health Information (PHI) is becoming the most lucrative endeavor for hackers. This year’s timely 3rd Healthcare Day at the Summit presented by Oswald Companies unearths industry-specific IT, IoT, HIPAA, ICD-10 and PHI issues that long-term and acute care administrators face. This day differs from general IT sessions in so much as it involves both
inside and outside-our-region thought-leader insights, best practices, and just-in-time solutions to specific medical threats. Don Sinko, Chief Integrity Officer at Cleveland Clinic will deliver this day’s keynote discourse “IT/Cybersecurity and the Future of Healthcare”

The third day closes with a Midweek Mixer which welcomes all 2017 Security Summit Week participants with a midpoint toast to SSW-17 and the 15th annual Information Security Summit. The event is free but pre-registration is required. The 15th Information Security Summit (ISS) sharpens its mission from the very first gathering in
2002 with support and participation from regional IT security officers, leading global visionaries and a host of cross-sector volunteers to make the two-day event impactful. Gary Sheehan and cofounder Glenn Brzuziewski’s entrepreneurial idea to educate, collaborate and evolve N.E.Ohio’s security community thrives amidst raging global threats and heighted local concern. Ed Skoudis, founder of Counter Hack is this year’s ISS keynote presenter with his topic: “Internet of Things: BUILDING YOUR VERY OWN J.A.R.V.I.S” launches the week’s flagship occasion.

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Security Summit Week began as the Information Security Summit (ISS) in 2002. It is a registered 501(c) (6) not-for-profit organization and an all-volunteer organization. ISS works in partnership with various security, compliance, and privacy related organizations. Its education   initiative partners with SANS, NOCA, and NEOMEC. Now in its 15th year, ISS provides quality, cost-effective training, conferencing and networking events; promotes education and awareness to our community of professionals and students; facilitates Career Connection events, and promotes non-profit professional IT groups and organizations with their training, regional
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