2018 ISF A HUGE SUCCESS
As the months flip on, so too do we say goodbye to another Information Security Forum. This year's ISF, held May 23-24, saw an estimated 500 attendees and approximately 100 vendors and exhibitors. This wonderful turnout doesn't even include the fantastic panelists and keynotes who were in attendance this year.
DIR's Office of the Chief Information Security Officer (OCISO) prides itself on the many events we hold each year with ISF being the largest and most robust educational conference that is held. Opening with a legislative update featuring Texas Rep. Giovanni Capriglione and state Chief Information Officer (CIO) Todd Kimbriel, ISF featured two full days of panels from five separate tracks.
The tracks (Engagement, Tooling, Staffing, Response, and Outreach) aligned panels with the topics they fit best with in order to offer attendees opportunities to learn new tools, tips and best practices facing the future of the cybersecurity profession. Preparation for next year's ISF is already underway and future panels will likely have similar topics, dependent on attendee feedback that was provided via evaluation forms for each panel.
Without all of the hard working security professionals across Texas in government, higher education and in the private sector, events such as ISF wouldn't be possible and we look forward to improving upon ISF in 2019 so make sure you come back to see what we have in store then.