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CHIPS Articles: Federal Information Systems Security Educators’ Association Hosts Forum for Cybersecurity Awareness, Training and Education

Federal Information Systems Security Educators’ Association Hosts Forum for Cybersecurity Awareness, Training and Education
By NIST News - February 8, 2017
The Federal Information Systems Security Educators’ Association (FISSEA) serves as a forum for the exchange of information about information security awareness, training, education, and certification responsibilities. The 30th Annual Conference will be held on March 14-15, 2017 at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in Gaithersburg, Maryland. The theme is Securing the Future to Infinity and Beyond: 30 years of Improving Cybersecurity through Awareness, Training, and Education.

Topics will include (but are not limited to):

  • FISSEA Core issues — Awareness, Training, Education, Certification
  • New Techniques for Developing and Conducting Effective, Meaningful Training
  • Gamification — how has a game made a difference in your program
  • Cyber competitions — how can competitions play into security training
  • How to adapt training and engage Millennials, Gen X and Baby Boomers (multigenerational workforce)
  • Cybersecurity Governance
  • Beat the breaches — how do you deal with it
  • Cost-effective Practices
  • How to take technical training topics and implement it into an OPM business case
  • Building an Insider Threat program
  • How to get leadership buy-in for cybersecurity programs
  • Skillset Gaps — how to increase knowledge of the cybersecurity workforce
  • Free Resources, Awareness Ideas — What’s Available
  • What makes a good awareness program – what makes good training- online vs. classroom – what engages people, how do you evaluate, what is the benchmark
  • Effective anti-phishing strategies/exercises
  • Proper use of email/records management - Privacy
  • Role-based Training
  • Where do you generate your training ideas and get subject matter experts
  • Lessons Learned and best practices
  • Where do you see security training evolving to - ideas for the future
  • For 30 years, FISSEA focused on putting the cyber workforce first — we are innovators of effective cybersecurity awareness and training programs that are critical to building the staff responsible for securing our information systems and maintaining safe cyber environments.

    You, as part of our cyber workforce, are especially important to addressing emerging threats in our connected world. As the threat landscape changes, our cybersecurity practices, methodologies, and processes must continuously evolve and adapt. It takes a coordinated effort to help ensure the security of our digital economy. The 30th annual FISSEA conference brings together visionaries, experts, and beginners from industry, academia, and government to discuss and share leading practices on improving Cybersecurity through Awareness, Training, and Education.

    This two-day conference includes:
    - Highlighting those who are making great strides in building effective security programs
    - Thought leaders in industry, academia, and government
    - Presentations showcasing best practices and innovative ideas
    - The opportunity to connect with your cybersecurity training and awareness peers
    - Recognizing 30 years of FISSEA providing the opportunity for security professionals to learn, share, and develop

    For more detailed information, please visit the FISSEA website and join our Twitter chat using: #FISSEA30.

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