Advanced Cyber Security Center Brings Together New England’s Cyber Security Community at 8th Annual ACSC 2018: CONNECT on November 8th

Nov 13, 2018

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BOSTON,  -- On November 8th, The Advanced Cyber Security Center (ACSC), a regional collaborative building a stronger community defense to solve common cyber security problems across Massachusetts and New England, will bring together more than 200 cybersecurity executives and higher education leaders from across the region for its 8th annual ACSC 2018: Connect Conference. The agenda for this year’s Conference will focus on topics including workforce development, cyber maturity of organizations, and public policy and includes a powerful lineup of speakers.

Conference keynotes include Melanie Ensign, who currently leads security and privacy communications at Uber and previously worked on security communications at Facebook; Samir Jain, former senior director for cybersecurity policy for the National Security Council at The White House who is now a partner at Jones Day; and Dr. Andrea Little Limbago, Chief Social Scientist at Endgame, who researches and writes about the intersection of geopolitics and cybersecurity and directs the company’s technical content. An additional 20+ speakers will lead break out sessions and panels on subjects such as public policy, retaining talent, and communications.

“This conference is the premier opportunity for New England cyber executives to network, learn, and share trends they have noticed in cyber security over the past year,” said Michael Figueroa, CISSP, Executive Director of ACSC.

Driving the conversation at the ACSC’s annual conference this year will be the results of two exclusive pieces of work — a regional Collaborative Defense Simulation held with 20 private industry and government organizations, and the ACSC’s Cyber+Boards research project on effective communications from chief information security officers to their boards of directors.

“The information collected from our Cyber+Boards research the ACSC conducted with security executives is valuable for gaining a much better understanding of how effective leaders are building executive coalitions around security concerns,” said Figueroa. “We are looking forward to sharing the results, and engaging in the discussions the study will no doubt spark at the conference.”

For more information about ACSC Connect or to register to attend, visit here.

About the Advanced Cyber Security Center
The Advanced Cyber Security Center (ACSC) is a non-profit and cross-sector regional collaborative that is focused on building a stronger community defense by harnessing the collective resources of its members to solve common cyber security problems. As a leading federally-registered regional Information Sharing and Analysis Organization (ISAO), the ACSC serves as a security community hub that encourages cross-sector collaboration, taps advanced technology solutions, and promotes effective practices to help organizations strengthen their own cyber defense. At the same time, the ACSC deepens the capacity of the broader cyber community by enabling organizations to collectively address common problems, reduce duplicative effort, and establish a new baseline for security across the New England regional community.

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