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FISMA Events


Speaking Events (Public Invited)
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  • March 18-20, 2014
    Federal Information Systems Security Educators’ Association (FISSEA) 27th Annual Conference "Partners in Performance: Shaping the Future of Cybersecurity Awareness, Education, and Training"

    Dr. Ron Ross is the keynote speaker on March 18th and Kelley Dempsey will present on Continuous Monitoring and Ongoing Authorization on the 19th. The FISSEA audience includes managers responsible for information systems security workforce programs to include awareness, training, certifications, workforce identification, compliance, etc. in federal agencies, contractors providing awareness and training support, and faculty members of accredited educational institutions who are involved in information security training and education.

    The event will be held at NIST, Gaithersburg, MD.
    Registration site:
    Registration ends March 12th at 5:00 pm; fee $182.

  • February 4, 2014
    National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Cyber Security Training Forum

    Dr. Ron Ross (NIST Computer Security Division) is the keynote speaker!
    The Cyber Security Training Forum (CSTF) at NGA is a one-day training and awareness event that will highlight current threats and ways to improve the overall security posture for the NGA, the IC, and Industry. Beyond that, the forum will provide ideas to improve your cyber behavior skills and best practices for information security.

    The forum will be held at the NGA Campus Conference Center in Springfield, VA at the unclassified level.

  • January 28-30, 2014
    2014 Cybersecurity Innovation Forum

    The 2014 Cybersecurity Innovation Forum, to be held January 28-30, 2014, at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, Md., will focus on the existing threat landscape and provide presentations and keynotes on current and emerging practices, technologies and standards to protect the nation’s infrastructure, citizens and economic interests from cyber-attack.

    The goal of the forum—sponsored by the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence—is to identify a roadmap for cyber defense through integrating trusted computing, information sharing and security automation technologies. Meeting organizers are bringing together expertise from the Trusted Computing and Security Automation conferences and discussions on information sharing into a single event. Merging several cybersecurity conferences takes advantage of the synergy of a broader audience of public- and private-sector cybersecurity employees.

    Keynote speakers include Goldman Sachs Managing Director and Chief Information Risk Officer Phil Venables, Special Assistant to the President and Cybersecurity Coordinator Michael Daniels, and Chief Information Security Officer for the County of Los Angeles Robert Pittman. Other keynotes will cover industry views of the security threat, the Presidential Policy Directive on Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience (PPD 21), impacts of PPD 21 and Executive Order 13636 on improving the cybersecurity of critical infrastructure, and the U.S. government’s collaboration with industry to secure our nation’s cybersecurity.

    The forum offers four tracks, Trusted Computing, Security Automation, Information Sharing, and Research where attendees will hear from government and industry experts and have opportunities for collaboration and networking. The Department of Homeland Security, the National Security Agency, NIST, and the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence are organizing the event.





Many federal and state agencies have their own Computer Security Days using speakers from the NIST Computer Security Division (CSD). The CSD groups include the Security Management & Assurance Group (now including the Cryptographic Module Validation Program & Cryptographic Algorithm Validation Program), Cryptographic Technology Group, and the Systems & Emerging Technologies Security Research Group. Please contact the individual group managers directly for speaker recommendations. However, if you are interested in having a speaker from NIST on the FISMA Implementation Project, please contact The NIST CSD Computer Security Resource Center website, ( includes contact information for CSD group managers under Staff.