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The Information Security Summit

Information Security Summit is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization registered in the state of Ohio. The Summit works in partnership with various security, compliance and privacy related organizations. Our purpose and primary objectives are:

* To provide quality, cost-effective training, conferencing and networking events to security, IT and audit professionals;

* To promote education and awareness to those people whose job involves security-related activities; and

* To assist other organizations with their education and conferencing efforts in the areas of information technology, security, audit, governance, risk management and compliance

Summit Fast Facts:

* The Summit was formed as a result from a meeting that was held at OPOTA in 2001. Various law enforcement and security-related organizations met to discuss membership benefits and to see if there were ways to groups could begin working together.

* The Information Security Summit organization was formed in 2003, though the first Summit was held in 2002 at the Tri-C East Campus. That Summit attracted about 150 attendees.

* Attendance has increased every year, with 2012 attendance at nearly 500.

* Over the past 10 years, the Summit has partnered with ISSA, ISACA, Cleveland HoneyNet Project, Business Emergency Planning Association, Red Cross, Cuyahoga County Police Chiefs Association, International Association of Privacy Professionals, InfraGard, NEO IT ThinkTank, NEO Information Security Forum, HTCIA, and the NEO Honeypot Group to produce the Annual fall Summit event.

* Over the past 3 years, including this year our sponsors have included IBM, VMWare, RSA, Juniper Networks, Oracle, Kaspersky Labs, ASMGi, Hurricane Labs, Accuvant, CentraComm, Trend Micro, SecureState, Riverbed, Zscaler, Modulo, Wombat Security Technologies, Varonis, Cadre, Check Point, Enterasys, HISPI, Security Weaver, Sequris, Corero Network Security, ArcMail, ProTech, Sourcefire, TWC – Business Class, Ohio.net, CBTS, Imperva, Q1 Labs, Rapid7, IntiGrow and ArcSight.

* In 2011 The Summit attendees came from 11 states and represented 215 organizations.

* In 2011 The Summit organized the CSO Xchange. The CSO Xchange is a group of thought leaders and executive-level peers who have a passion for security, audit, risk management or compliance and the responsibility to protect their company’s information assets. The CSO Xchange meets three times a year to share ideas, concerns, and thoughts about governance, risk management, compliance, security strategy, best practices and pragmatic solutions. There are currently 23 companies represented in the CSO Xchange.

* In 2012 The Summit held its first Spring Summit – IT Means Business in Westlake, Ohio.

* In 2012 The Summit opened the ISS Training Center on Rockside Road in Independence, Ohio.

Since 2002, Information Security Summit has donated over $150,000 to area non-profit organizations in support of their membership programs.   To keep our conference costs low and attract sponsor support for our event, we facilitate communication opportunities amongst all our attendees, including sponsors, trainers and speakers. As such, we may share our Summit attendee list with select sponsors and vendors.