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 ISACA’s CSX Hosts Free Virtual Conference: The Cyber Centric Enterprise 

Free Training is Part of Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Rolling Meadows, IL, USA (12 October 2015)—October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month, which sheds light on the critical needs of strong security in world where enterprises have come to consider cyber attacks inevitable. To continue its pledge to support cybersecurity initiatives and serve professionals working in the field, global IT association ISACA is presenting a free virtual conference, titled “The Cyber Centric Enterprise: Maintaining a Dynamic Security Posture in a Chaotic Threat Environment,” 28 October 2015, from 8:15 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EDT (UTC–4).

“Maintaining a strong security posture that is agile and adaptable requires strategies that are current and mindful of the current threats and emerging technologies. Enterprises around the globe must create a culture of awareness from the boardroom to the break room to enhance organizational cyber resiliency,” said cyber evangelist Montana Williams, CWDP, who is senior manager of Cybersecurity Practices at ISACA. “ISACA is proud to support Cybersecurity Awareness Month, and this virtual conference is an important offering in participation of it.”

The virtual conference is part of ISACA’s Cybersecurity Nexus (CSX), a holistic resource for cybersecurity training, credentialing and networking. During the event, thousands of attendees will participate in educational sessions, network with peers from around the world, and interact with exhibitors and sponsors in a virtual exhibit hall. Sessions include:

  • “Company Infrastructures are changing with the Cloud; Cyber Attacks are on the Rise—Is it Time to Rethink Cyber Security?” presented by Jeffrey Ritter, founder of Ritter Academy. Ritter will explain how digitization is changing businesses’ cybersecurity strategy and how to efficiently adapt. Topics will include cyber insurance data sharing between the public/private sector and cybersecurity in the cloud.
  • “InfoSec Monitoring & Analytics in the Age of IoT and Digital Transformation” presented by Demetrios Lazarikos (Laz), IT security strategist. Laz will help attendees understand advances in technology, ways to monitor and analyze threat data in near real time, and how to stay ahead of the threat and technology curve.
  • “Doing ‘Things’ the Right Way: Security Considerations for the Emerging IoT” presented by Dr. Angelos Stavrou, director of the Center for Assurance Research and Engineering (CARE) ast GMU. Stavrou will offer insights into how Internet of Things (IoT) security differs from the conventional Internet security and where research needs to be focused.
  • “Threat Intelligence: The Next Generation” presented by Johna Till Johnson, CISSP, CISM, CISA, CSF, ITIL, MCSD, MCAD. Johnson will share how to differentiate services and providers; how to decide if such a service is needed; and how to quantify the benefits resulting from such services.

Attendees can earn up to five free continuing professional education (CPE) credits for attending the virtual conference. To register, visit  

Additional information on the CSX certifications is available at



ISACA ( helps global professionals lead, adapt and assure trust in an evolving digital world by offering innovative and world-class knowledge, standards, networking, credentialing and career development. Established in 1969, ISACA is a global nonprofit association of 140,000 professionals in 180 countries. ISACA also offers the Cybersecurity Nexus (CSX), a holistic cybersecurity resource, and COBIT, a business framework to govern enterprise technology.


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