In the last six months, every week seems to bring a major new cybersecurity headline. So when the Secure Iowa Conference returns in person on October 6 after a two-year, pandemic-induced hiatus, one day will barely contain all the updates.
At the event tailored for Iowa’s security, privacy and audit professionals, keynote and breakout speakers will cover:
- The impact of new government regulations, such as CMMC, President Biden’s cybersecurity executive order and Iowa’s new cybersecurity requirements for the insurance sector.
- Insights into root causes behind high-profile breaches of Microsoft Exchange Server, Colonial Pipeline and more.
- The latest detection-and-response tools that can shut down breaches in the earliest stages.
- Best practices for application security, server configuration, network segmentation, etc.
- Tips for efficiently handling customer security questionnaires that often overwhelm IT teams.
New Leadership from a Longtime Partner
Pratum has helped organize and sponsor Iowa’s largest information security conference since its inception. Pratum Founder and CEO Dave Nelson helped start the Secure Iowa Conference in 2012 when he served as president of ISSA Des Moines Chapter. So as the conference reached 400 attendees and outgrew the management capacity of ISSA Des Moines’ volunteer board, Pratum was the obvious choice to purchase the event in 2021.
Pratum is the right team to take the conference to the next level. The company has had a lead role in sponsoring and operating the conference since its beginning. As Pratum fully takes the reigns on the conference, our board can focus on creating additional educational opportunities for members.Kevin Seuferer President ISSA Board of Directors
ISSA will remain involved in the Secure Iowa Conference by:
- Continuing to sponsor conference admission, allowing tickets to remain free for attendees.
- Receiving annual revenue from the conference, which will fund expanded programming for ISSA members.
- Supplying and helping to select conference speakers.
New Venue in 2021
Return attendees should note the new location for Secure Iowa: Hy-Vee’s Ron Pearson Center in West Des Moines. After several years in Ankeny, the event moves to the Pearson Center to take advantage of spaces built to handle keynotes, breakouts and exhibits. The 5-year-old venue also provides cutting-edge lighting and presentation systems fitting for the tech-focused conference.