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FISSEA 32nd Annual Conference

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32nd Annual Conference

Innovations in Cybersecurity Awareness and Training: 

A 360 Degree Perspective

 

FISSEA is a forum for Federal Information Security Educators to share information, effective practices, and solutions regarding cybersecurity awareness, training, and industry-recognized certifications for the federal cybersecurity workforce.

The 32nd Annual Conference was held on June 27th and 28th, 2019 at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in Gaithersburg, Maryland. The Conference theme is Innovations in Cybersecurity Awareness and Training: A 360 Degree Perspective.

 FISSEA attendees gained insight into:

  • Driving cultural change through innovative strategies in awareness and training;
  • Strengthening your workforce’s knowledge, skills, and/or abilities through training and how that improves the risk posture of the organization;
  • Developing awareness programs based on best practices, that are compliant, and promote safe security behaviors;
  • Creating a cybersecurity training and education baseline that establishes minimum practices to reduce vulnerabilities.
  • Adapting training to address a multi-generational workforce and improving learning outcomes;
  • Creating effective, meaningful, and impactful security training using available resources.

Description:

With the continued increase of threats to our networking environments, cybersecurity awareness and training are critical to building and maintaining safe environments. Protecting information assets is everyone’s responsibility not just cybersecurity/IT specialists and those with privileged access. We live in an ever-growing digital and communications centric world. Being a part of the “Internet of Things” is a way of life, making understanding of risk and mitigation critical to providing effective security. Each one of us is a key contributor to ensuring the security of our digital economy and preventing damage from malicious or unintentional attacks. The FISSEA conference brings together visionaries, experts, and novices from industry, academia, and government to discuss and share leading practices on improving Cybersecurity through Awareness and Training. This two-day conference provides:

  • Recognition of those who are building innovative and effective security awareness and training programs;
  • Presentations showcasing best practices and innovative ideas; and
  • The opportunity to connect, learn, share, and network with other security professionals and thought leaders in industry, academia, and government.

 


2018 FISSEA Educator of the Year Presented to

Earl “Fred” Bisel Jr.

Fred Bisel Jr.

Mike Petock, 2017 FISSEA Educator of the Year, presented the 2018 FISSEA Educator of the Year award to Earl “Fred” Bisel Jr, Cybersecurity Education and Certification Readiness Facilities (CERF) Manager, on June 27th, 2019. The FISSEA Educator of the Year award recognizes an individual who has made significant contributions in education and training programs for information systems security.

His nomination letter stated in part, Mr. Bisel combines practicality with ingenuity to ensure the CERF provides fast-paced, practical, in-house training on networks and operating systems for job enhancement and to prepare NIWC Atlantic employees for various information technology (IT) certification exams.  Internal and external instructors are experienced, certified, and use vendor-developed curricula.  The CERF non-networked training lab contains laptops and monitors, racks of servers, routers, switches and cables for a maximum of 14 students per course.  Each student has direct access to equipment needed throughout the course.  Many courses also include use of Netlab, a simulation tool available on the Research Development Testing and Evaluation (RDT&E) network. 

Please see the complete nomination letter here.


Contest Winners for 2019:

Gretchen Morris, Contest Coordinator, reported there were 30 entries in 2019:

8 Posters, 4 Websites, 4 Motivational Items, 5 Newsletters, 2 Training Scenarios, and 7 Videos. 

Winners (selected by impartial judging committee prior to conference):

  • Poster: US Postal Service, Corporate Information Security Office (CISO)
  • Website: Indian Health Service OIT DIS Policy and Security Awareness Team
  • Motivational Item: US Postal Service, Corporate Information Security Office (CISO)
  • Newsletter: Indian Health Service OIT DIS Policy and Security Awareness Team
  • Security Training Scenarios: Delaware SBDC – Data Assured Program
  • Video: US Postal Service, Corporate Information Security Office (CISO)

During the June conference, attendees select their Peer’s Choice. Some decisions were the same as the judging committee, some were different.  Congratulations to all.

Peer’s Choice:

  • Poster: US Postal Service, Corporate Information Security Office (CISO)
  • Website: Jordan Robinson: Department of State
  • Motivational Item: US Postal Service, Corporate Information Security Office (CISO)
  • Newsletter: Robert Cunningham, Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Security Training Scenarios: CMS/OIT Information Security & Privacy Group (ISPG)
  • Video: TIE US Postal Service, Corporate Information Security Office (CISO) and Indian Health Service OIT DIS Policy and Security Awareness Team

FISSEA 2019 Presentations

Keynotes:

 

Featured:

 

FISSEA Ignite!

 

Track 1: Building Innovative Approaches to Awareness Programs

How do you build an effective cybersecurity awareness program? Now is the time to provide specifics -- what exactly is an innovative awareness program? We are looking for presentations on how your organization’s cybersecurity culture changed; institutionalizing information security into the organization’s mindset through a comprehensive awareness program (not an hour a year) – come tell us what innovations you are doing to champion and lead this transformation. In this track, we are looking for presentations that raise the bar for cybersecurity awareness programs, products, events, and activities.

 

Track 2: Developing Skills through Innovative Role-Based Training

How do you address individual training requirements when individuals perform multiple roles? Is it the content, the instructor, the student interaction, the delivery medium, or the location that has the most influence on training acceptance? What factors make the most difference in learner acceptance and transference? In this track, share your innovations with the FISSEA community and make a difference in shaping the behaviors of the federal cybersecurity workforce. 

 

Track 3: Implementing Comprehensive Awareness and Training Programs

How are you using awareness and training to engage all employees at your organization? How have you built a comprehensive awareness and training program that includes managers, executives, technical, nontechnical staff? How do you ensure employees know their cybersecurity responsibilities and how they contribute to risk reduction? How do you measure performance and demonstrate benefits? In this track, we are looking for presentations that help to answer and address these questions.


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Event Details

Starts: March 27, 2019 - 08:00 AM
Ends: March 28, 2019 - 04:00 PM

Format: In-person Type: Conference

Agenda

Attendance Type: Open to public
Audience Type: Industry,Government,Academia,Other

Created December 18, 2018, Updated July 23, 2019