Press Release


 Jigsaw CEO Jared Cohen to Deliver 2017 CSX North America Keynote 

One of TIME Magazine’s “100 Most Influential People,” Cohen will discuss technology’s potential and its impact worldwide at the start of National Cyber Security Awareness Month.

Rolling Meadows, IL, USA (20 July 2017) — Jared Cohen, CEO and founder of Jigsaw, formerly known as Google Ideas, will kick-off as keynote at CSX 2017 North America, a Cybersecurity Nexus (CSX) conference being held in Washington, DC, 2-4 October.

Called “one of the pre-eminent navigators of the networked world” by Steve Jobs author Walter Isaacson, Cohen has spent his career using technology to tackle the toughest of global challenges. The business and technology visionary, who also serves as a chief advisor to Alphabet Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt, will share his unique experiences with conference attendees.

“The growth and use of technology has reshaped our lives; how we do business, how we interact with each other, and even reshaping the political process.” Cohen said. “There has never been a more crucial time to understand how to move forward from the negativity surrounding this amazing technology to fully realize its potential and the possibilities it provides in enabling innovation to positively impact lives worldwide.”

Timed to early October—US National Cyber Security Awareness month—this educational conference returns to the site of the sold-out 2015 inaugural CSX North America conference at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, DC. The conference will provide unique opportunities for all levels of cyber security professionals, as well as other information systems and technology professionals, to learn from top experts in the field and in their respective industries.

This year’s event offers 7 educational pathways, each featuring an essential and an advanced level for cyber security practitioners and managers. These pathways align to the NIST framework for cyber security preparedness and relate to specific topic areas:

  • Identify (Asset Management, Business Continuity Planning, Systems Governance, Risk Assessment)
  • Protect (Organizational Awareness, Data Security, Enterprise Policies)
  • Detect (Breach Detection, Systems Monitoring)
  • Respond (Breach Incident Response, Breach Mitigation, Process Improvements)
  • Recover (Disaster Recovery Planning, External and Internal Communications)
  • Defend (Staffing, Education, Management and Team Leadership)
  • Explore (New Technology and Innovation Solutions)

Cyber security professionals also can participate in pre-conference, hands-on workshops. Dates and workshop topics include:
Two-day pre-conference workshops (14 Continuing Professional Education credits granted):

One-day pre-conference workshops (7 CPE granted):

The 2017 CSX North America Conference follows the successful launch of ISACA’s new CSX Training Platform which offers cyber security practitioners, managers and those looking to hire cyber security talent an easily accessible, regularly updated educational and testing environment. This first-of-its-kind, on-demand, performance-based training and assessment tool is designed for enterprise teams and uses real-world threat scenarios.

More information and registration for the CSX 2017 North America Conference is available at:



ISACA is a global association helping individuals and organizations achieve the positive potential of technology. Today’s world is powered by technology, and ISACA equips professionals with the knowledge, credentials, education and community they need to advance their careers and transform their businesses. By leveraging the expertise of its half-million engaged professionals—including its more than 130,000 members—ISACA has helped organizations around the world navigate digital disruption and confidently innovate through technology.

Nearing its 50th year, ISACA offers tools and programs such as the COBIT framework; the CISA, CISM, CGEIT, CRISC and CSXP certifications; and the Cybersecurity Nexus (CSX) to grow and advance knowledge and capabilities in governance, assurance, risk and cyber security.  ISACA’s subsidiary, the CMMI® Institute, enables enterprises to benchmark capabilities and improve performance.



Michelle Micor, +1 .847. 385.7217, [email protected]
Kristen Kessinger, +1.847.660.5512, [email protected]