ISACA Security Conference to feature U.S. cyber defense advisor to NATO

Curtis Levinson
Curtis Levinson

The tactics of cyberwarfare are constantly changing, and methods to counter attacks must adapt to keep pace. At the 2014 North America Information Security and Risk Management (ISRM) conference, 19-21 November 2014, at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, global IT association ISACA will try to explain how security professionals can help defend and protect their organizations.

“The methods and tools of warfare have changed, yet the paradigm of the warfighter has not”

Keynote speaker Curtis Levinson, U.S. cyber defense advisor to NATO, will present “Digital Doomsday — What Happens to Facebook If the World Ends?” Levinson has more than 25 years of experience in cybersecurity, information governance and continuity of operations. He has served two US presidents, two chairmen of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and the chief justice. Additionally, he has been selected by the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) to represent the U.S. as an advisory subject matter expert on cyber defense.

Levinson will help attendees prepare for the inevitable and look at how fighting the cybersecurity battle involves learning, adapting and using intelligence and creativity.

“The methods and tools of warfare have changed, yet the paradigm of the warfighter has not,” said Levinson. “At ISACA’s North America ISRM conference, I will urge attendees to act quickly and decisively to secure the foundations of our electronic society.”

The conference will cover the latest topics in information security and risk management in the following tracks: Compliance, Privacy, Risk Management and Cybersecurity.