This year will be my 7th Infosecurity Europe as an (ISC)2 staff member. For those who are not familiar, Infosecurity Europe (we call it “infosec”) is the largest tradeshow for security professionals where 13,000 people meet over 3 days.
What is so special about Infosec and why would an (ISC)2 member care? Infosec attracts the largest number of (ISC)2 members from Europe - more than 600 over 3 days. This is a good opportunity for each member to learn something new: whether it is CPEs related, (ISC)2 programmes, at the free extensive education sessions, products showcased in the exhibition hall…
(ISC)2 is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. The annual member reception at Infosec attracting more than 170 members will be extra special: members get to meet the newly appointed Director of Member Relations, Erich Kron as well as Adrian Davis, Managing Director EMEA; take part in a fun competition; talk to (ISC)2 staff to understand where the organization is going , and mingle with other members, volunteers for Safe and Secure Online and chapter members. (ISC)2 Management from the U.S. and members of the Board of Directors also enjoy attending the event and mixing with professionals. If you would like to join us, mark your calendar: Wednesday 30 April from 16:00 to 18:00 at the Thames Suite, 1st floor.
We’ll also be showcasing the two new certifications we have introduced covering the senior-level cyber forensics developed for the European Union legal environment (CCFP-EU) and the unique requirements emerging in healthcare: HCISPP certification which maps to the NHS IG Toolkit. Furthermore, the (ISC)² EMEA Advisory Board will come together to discuss projects addressing the skills gap and respond to developing government initiative. Chapter leaders and officers will also have the opportunity to share their experiences over an informal gathering. This is to help our chapters serve their members better.
The (ISC)2 EMEA team put a lot of effort into this annual tradeshow to make a new announcement to our members, which this year is related to one of my favourite programmes: “Safe and Secure Online”. This year, Infosecurity Europe and Infosecurity Magzine have generously chosen to back our efforts by encouraging their entire community to get involved and support the programme. When I talk to members and non-members about Safe and Secure Online, I can see the enthusiam on people’s faces; it brings me joy and pride.
Each one of us at (ISC)2 recognises that without our members, we wouldn’t have come so far. Now, more than ever, I’ve seen many who have been very active and feel proud in representing the organization, believe in the duty to help the community. I’ve personally learned a few things being part of the team but I would like to thank all 100,000 (ISC)2 members. I hope I can meet as many as I can and give something back to everyone! Join the (ISC)2 EMEA staff at Infosecurity Europe, April 29 to May 1st at Earls Court in London. We come from different parts of the world too!
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