WASHINGTON, June 10, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- InfraGard National Members Alliance (INMA) has announced that its 2016 Annual Congress and Conference will be part of a historic joint Conference with ASIS International and (ISC2. In an unprecedented move, InfraGard will co-locate their Congress and first annual Conference with ASIS and (ISC)2 on September 12-15 in Orlando, Florida. This joint conference will represent more than 150,000 security professionals who are members of these three associations. The events, which together are anticipated to draw more than 20,000 attendees from around the world, combine to offer dynamic educational programs, interactive networking forums, and 700+ product and service displays across more than 230,000 square feet. General education sessions, networking events, and the exhibit floor are open to registered attendees for either event, which for the first time will include registered members of InfraGard. The educational sessions will now include an InfraGard track integrated into the three days of focused education programs, developed and delivered by ASIS, (ISC)2 and InfraGard.
Gary Gardner, Chairman, InfraGard Board of Directors, stated, "Having our 20th Anniversary Congress and Conference co-located with the 62nd ASIS International Seminars and Exhibits is symbolic of InfraGard's collaborative mission of educational and information sharing across all 16 Critical Infrastructures. Our 'all hazards' approach to protection and resilience of the nation's critical infrastructures, their cyber vector and our roots in the FBI make the relationship with ASIS International and (ISC)2 truly complementary. This is an incredible opportunity for the members of all three associations to leverage each other; network and collaborate on our important missions."
"As the bellwether in public-private relationships among security professionals, InfraGard is a natural and exemplary partner for ASIS," says Peter J. O'Neil, ASIS's CEO. "With three of the leading security organizations joining forces at one marquee event, attendees and exhibitors can expect a week of stimulating programming, exhibits, and networking. We believe that this is a great stride in our effort toward creating a more rewarding seminar experience."
"We talk a lot about convergence," says David Shearer, CEO of (ISC)², "and there's no better example than our alliance with InfraGard and ASIS. Together, (ISC)², InfraGard and ASIS are leveraging expertise and resources to unite security strategies. As allies, through our collocated conferences, we are building a well-trained, skilled workforce to mitigate threats and acts of cyber terrorism."
About InfraGardand the InfraGardNational Members Alliance
InfraGard is a partnership between the FBI and the private sector. It is an association of persons who represent businesses, academic institutions, state and local law enforcement/public safety agencies, and other participants dedicated to sharing information and intelligence to prevent hostile acts against the U.S. The InfraGard National Members Alliance is comprised of 84 chapters representing over 50,000 vetted members, to include critical sector subject matter experts on protecting the 16 Critical Sectors. InfraGard provides its members with unmatched opportunities to promote the physical and cyber security of their organizations, through access to a trusted, national network of Subject Matter Experts from the public and private sectors and government stakeholders, at the local, state, and federal levels. For more information about InfraGard, please visit www.infragardmembers.org.
About ASIS International
ASIS International (ASIS) is the largest membership organization for security management professionals that crosses industry sectors, embracing every discipline along the security spectrum, from physical security and crisis management to loss prevention and cybersecurity. Founded in 1955, ASIS is dedicated to increasing the effectiveness of security professionals at all levels.
Through hundreds of chapters across the globe, ASIS develops and delivers board certifications and industry standards, hosts networking opportunities, publishes the award-winning Security Management magazine, and offers educational programs, including the Annual Seminar and Exhibits—the security industry's most influential event. Whether providing thought leadership through the CSO Center for the industry's most senior executives or advocating before business, government, or the media, ASIS is focused on advancing the profession and ensuring that the security community has access to intelligence, resources, and technology needed within the business enterprise. www.asisonline.org.
(ISC)² is an international nonprofit membership association focused on inspiring a safe and secure cyber world. Best known for the acclaimed Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP®) certification, (ISC)2 offers a portfolio of credentials that are part of a holistic, programmatic approach to security. Our membership, over 114,000 strong, is made up of certified cyber, information, software and infrastructure security professionals who are making a difference and helping to advance the industry. Our vision is supported by our commitment to educate and reach the general public through our charitable foundation – The Center for Cyber Safety and EducationTM. For more information on (ISC)², visit www.isc2.org, follow us on Twitter or connect with us on Facebook.
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