2016 Security Summit Week - Just Around the Corner!

Summit Healthcare Day @HIMSS
HIMSS' New Cybersecurity Hub
The Security Summit Week's Healthcare Day will feature HIMSS' new Cybersecurity Hub where healthcare and IT professionals will be able to experience an interactive approach to help them prepare their organizations to defend against cyber attacks and adversaries, and improve patient care. Summit Healthcare Day @HIMSS will be Wednesday, October 26 at the HIMSS Innovation Center at the Global Center for Health Innovation

The new HIMSS Cyber Security Hub is an in-person, interactive resource that will enable stakeholders to come together to address vital needs for health system architecture. As a result, attendees will be better able to understand, prepare, fight the cyber threat, and avoid data breaches. A recent HIMSS survey showed that 69 percent of respondents named future phishing attacks as their biggest concern.

In addition to the HIMSS Cybersecurity Hub, the day will feature nationally renown speakers such as Dr. Anil Jane, Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer of Explorys; Lee Kim, HIMSS Director of Privacy and Security; and Tony Trenkle from IBM Security. The agenda also will feature presentations on the latest HIPAA security law updates, certification in IoT and medical device cyber security as well as security considerations for mobile and cloud-based storage. The complete lineup of topics and speakers is now available. 

The day will conclude with an Xceptional Networking Reception at HIMSS where attendees will be able to compile and share information from the day's activities with their colleagues and other industry experts.

More information and registration is now available.
What's Also up Wednesday

As part of this year's expanded program, we also will be offering What's Up Wednesday - a full day of programming at LaCentre in Westlake.

The day begins with a keynote presentation - Big Data - Just How Big Are We Talking? - by John G. O'Leary, CISSP, president of O'Leary Management Education. John is a 40-year industry veteran who has worked on every facet of security for networks ranging from single-site to multinationals.

In addition, we will feature Larissa L. Bungo, assistant regional director of the Federal Trade Commission's (FTC) East Central Region. Her presentation, Start with Security, is a brief overview about the Federal Trade Commission and the free resources that are available. There will be practical tips and strategies for implementing effective data security as well as guidance on the FTC's data security enforcement standards.

There also will be a collegiate capture-the-flag competition sponsored by the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA.) With the Codename: Cobra-TangoFoxtrot, We Return, this is a competition organized by Baldwin Wallace University for ten teams of students from area colleges and universities.

On Wednesday afternoon, the Ohio County/City Information Technology Association (OCITA) will hold its fall conference at LaCentre. This year's sessions will include ways local government can leverage services/offerings through the State of Ohio and focus on government security challenges, best practices and its impact in the public sector.

Career Connection
Wednesday's Career Connection is unique opportunity for students, veterans and anyone who would like to ignite their careers by connecting with the area's top IT and information security professionals.

In the afternoon, October 26, many Information Security Summit Week's partners will volunteer their time to discuss career paths and possibilities with those interested in IT and security.

Career Connection attendance is by pre-registration only. There is a $29 registration fee. Donations are being pursued for scholarships to cover registration and will be awarded based on availability. Pre-register now for a half day of security insight, involvement and engagement.

Help for Vets
In addition, Bryan A. McGown, president and CEO of GunnyRet Consulting, LLC -  a military veteran recruiting company will be there to share his experience and passion and to address the special concerns that vets face and how those challenges can help anyone in a job search. "We help vets connect with those who have a vested interest in bridging that transition from military to civilian life," said Bryan.

Veterans may receive a free resume review and an overview of networking skills prior to the Career Connection. Also, veterans can pre-register directly.

Help for Students
College seniors and recent graduates who are looking to IT and cybersecurity as a new career, also will have on-site support. They should bring ten copies of their resumes and an ample supply of business cards to share. Students and graduates can pre-register.

Networking Help
A networking 'Pit-Stop Cafe' will be accessible to aid all career-building attendees to sharpen their connection abilities during the event. The evening will close with an Xceptional Networking Reception.

Security Summit Week 2016
This year we feature five full days of national speakers and local experts in addition to seminars, hands-on activities and multiple networking opportunities. 

Each day of the week has its own focus:

Mobile Monday - Information Security Summit style - will look at the payoffs and concerns associated with mobile content, its development, delivery, storage, and risks. We'll examine technologies that peer into our lives and how we are adjusting to the newfound freedom.

Tech Toys Tuesday - A full-day program at LaCentre that will include a keynote address from Brian Henger on the danger of Malware/Ransomware; a vendor exhibit displaying the latest in security technology.

What's Up Wednesday - A busy day with full agendas at the HIMSS Innovation Center downtown, plus events at LaCentre in Westlake.

Thursday and Friday - The 14th annual Information Security Summit will take place with its traditional lineup of keynotes, breakouts, networking and vendor displays.
What's new this year?
In addition to five full days of activities, we are offering a dedicated healthcare event at the HIMSS Innovation Center at the Global Center for Healthcare Innovation in Cleveland including tours of the center; an all-new Hack-a-thon plus the Capture the Flag competition and a full lineup of daily Xceptional Networking receptions featuring finest breweries and distilleries from throughout Northeast Ohio. There will also be the updated Career Connection with special emphasis on assistance for students and vets.

In addition to the SSW-2016 programs, two training opportunities have been added to the week. On Tuesday and Wednesday, Gary Sheehan and John DiMaria will deliver the Certified Enterprise Resiliency Practitioner (CERP) training and certification class and examination. On Tuesday John O'Leary will deliver a half-day class titled Defense Against Social Engineering. You can register for both of these classes from the Summit website.

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