IS2 – Information Security Summit
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Information Security Summit is a prestigious independent international conference on information security held yearly in Prague, Czech Republic since year 2000. This year’s 19th iteration will be held from 30-31.5.2018 under the title „Dreams, Illusions and Reality… the security is out there“ in both Czech and English languages via simultaneous translation.
Traditionally organized under the auspices of the Prime Minister, the Minister of the Interior, the Director of the National Security Authority and other important representatives of the Czech Government and state authorities, it aims to increase the awareness of important trends in information security and to enable companies and public administrations to reduce risks and better address potential threats. The conference always takes place in Prague’s famous historical building, so that participants from both the Czech Republic and abroad can get a feel of the country’s history.
During the past eighteen years, nearly 350 highly respected foreign and domestic figures, such as Eugene Schultz – US Government Advisor during the 1st Gulf War, Roger Needham, a member of the Royal Society and the Royal Engineering Academy and the co-founder of Microsoft Research Cambridge, Pete Herzog – „father“ of the Open Source Security Testing Methodology Manual (OSSTMM), Süleyman Anil – Head of NATO’s ESCD Cyber Defense. In their contributions, the speakers focus on key ICT trends and visions with a focus on cybersecurity. The spectrum of the lectures is very broad – from conceptual and strategic issues and legislative developments to mapping of the latest trends and directions of IT security.
The conference has so far welcomed more than two thousand attendees from the ranks of upper and senior management coming from the financial, telecommunication, utilities, IT, academic and, of course, state administration sectors. Their positive feedback confirms that IS2 is considered one of the highlights in the conference season.