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Here's what you need to know about Triangle InfoSeCon conference

Triangle InfoSeCon

Oct, 10 2017, 11:29 AM

Editor's note: What's a hotter topic these days than information security? And a lot of experts are coming to the Triangle to discuss the top. The organizers of the big information security conference known as Triangle InfoSeCon set in Raleigh for later this month talk about the event and their organization. The event is set for Oct. 27 at the Raleigh Convention Center. This blog was written by DeVon Carter.

RALEIGH - Over the past few years, we have been asked to describe Triangle InfoSeCon and explain why someone should attend. So below is my answer to these questions.

Triangle InfoSeCon is the largest annual Information Security conference in the area and is the flagship event of the Raleigh Chapter of the Information System Security Association. This event brings security professionals and students from the entire southeastern region of the United States. InfoSeCon provides tremendous educational and networking opportunities to all who attend.

InfoSeCon provides an opportunity for up and coming security professionals to present on topics in their specialization. In addition, our sponsors provide dynamic training opportunities that increase the skill sets of our attendees. These are not sales pitches.  These are training sessions with security professional from Cisco, DarkTrace, Symantec, SAS, and many more. Our speakers have presented at conferences like Blackhat and Defcon. We guarantee you will learn something new.

As an organization, our mission is simple, we want to train and educate as many people as possible about the importance of Information and Cyber Security. To accomplish that mission we hold training events during our monthly meetings and we have our annual CISSP Review. In addition we support the Cyber Patriot program that is geared toward encouraging high school students to get involved in Information Security. We also provide scholarships to local schools in support of Information Security curriculums.  We even have the Charles W. Kelly / ISSA Scholarship Endowment at North Carolina State University that provides scholarships to student studying information security.

Our board, here at the Raleigh Chapter of the ISSA, believes that Information Security is both the present and the future, and it is incumbent upon us to influence the decision makers of today and to train the security leaders of tomorrow. Triangle InfoSeCon is our premier showcase of that mission and is the primary source of funding for these efforts throughout the year.