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Federal Information Systems Security Educators' Association

Project Overview

FISSEA LogoFISSEA, founded in 1987, is an organization run by and for information security professionals to Assist Federal Agencies in Strengthening Their Employee Security Training and Awareness Programs. FISSEA conducts an annual fee-based conference and free workshops during the year. Please join the “FISSEA Community of Interest” on GovLoop, to pose questions and receive feedback from colleagues.

 

Federal Information Systems Security Educators’ Association (FISSEA) 31st Annual Conference

Hardening the Human: The Power of Cybersecurity Awareness and Training

 

March 14-15, 2018

 

Registration is now open, click here.

 
“Educator of the Year Award” nominations are due March 2nd
Learn more here.

 

(2017 Conference Presentations and Photos are available here)

 


2016 FISSEA Educator of the Year Presented to Prof. Sushil Jajodia  

Gretchen Morris, 2015 FISSEA Educator of the Year, presented the 2016 FISSEA Educator of the Year award to Prof. Sushil Jajodia, George Mason University on June 19, 2017. 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, Dr. Jajodia is an outstanding researcher and educationist, and a pioneer who will continue to make a significant impact on information assurance areas that are of the national as well as global interests.  Dr. Jajodia has all the very best traits that we look for an educator in our higher education institutions.  Please see the complete nomination letter.


Contest Winners for 2017:

Gretchen Morris, Contest Coordinator, reported there were more entries in 2017 than any year prior: 10 Posters, 4 Websites, 3 Motivational Items, 5 Newsletters, 10 Training Scenarios, and 11 Videos. See the Security Contest Conference Presentation including all entries.

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

  • Poster: K Rudolph, G. Mark Hardy, Niomi Rosenberg, Andrew Ellis, John Ippolito, & Sam Carter, Native Intelligence, Inc. and Friends
  • Website: The Security Training and Awareness Program Team, Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC). 
  • Motivational Item: K Rudolph, Native Intelligence, Inc.
  • Newsletter: IHS Policy & Security Awareness Team, Indian Health Service
  • Security Training Scenarios: Division of Information Security; Policy & Security Awareness Team, Office of Information Technology, Indian Health Service
  • Video: Rita John, John Creery, Chelsea O’Hara, Nellie MacNeil, Kyle Bachan, Tim Herman, Rosanne Trudel, & Sapna Kalhan, IFDS Canada

Peer’s Choice:

  • Poster: K Rudolph, G. Mark Hardy, Niomi Rosenberg, Andrew Ellis, John Ippolito, & Sam Carter, Native Intelligence, Inc. and Friends
  • Website: Valerie Hayward, InfoSight, Inc.
  • Motivational Item: K Rudolph, Native Intelligence, Inc.
  • Newsletter: Kim Brumley, Margaret McDermott, Hiyan Sisson & Robert Cunningham, Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Security Training Scenarios: K Rudolph, Niomi Rosenberg & Sam Carter, Native Intelligence, Inc. and Friends
  • Video: TIE Rita John, John Creery, Chelsea O’Hara, Nellie MacNeil, Kyle Bachan, Tim Herman, Rosanne Trudel, & Sapna Kalhan, IFDS Canada and Cheryl Seaman & Stephanie Erickson, The National Institutes of Health

Created May 24, 2016, Updated February 22, 2018