Kayyem, former Obama adviser, to speak at upcoming (ISC)² Security Congress

CLEARWATER, FL May 2, 2017 (ISC)²® (“ISC-squared”) today announced former assistant secretary for intergovernmental affairs for the Department of Homeland Security, published author, Harvard lecturer and CNN analyst Juliette Kayyem as one of the keynote speakers for its seventh annual Security Congress, taking place September 25-27 at the JW Marriott in Austin, TX.

“From advising former President Obama on any number of critical cyber issues to being an expert security analyst for CNN, Juliette is keenly aware of national security challenges and associated policy considerations,” says (ISC)² CEO David Shearer. “Her impressive resume also includes being the recipient of the Distinguished Public Service Award, the Coast Guard’s highest civilian honor. We look forward to having her as one of our distinguished keynote speakers at our first standalone event.”

Juliette Kayyem has spent over 15 years managing complex policy initiatives and organizing government responses to major crises in both state and federal government. She is the founder of Kayyem Solutions, LLC, providing strategic advice in technology, risk management, mega-event planning and more. Currently, Kayyem serves as the Belfer Lecturer in International Security at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and is Faculty Director of the Homeland Security Project. She is an on-air security analyst for CNN and hosts a regular podcast entitled “The SCIF” for WGBH, Boston’s local NPR station. Previously, Kayyem was President Obama’s Assistant Secretary for Intergovernmental Affairs at the Department of Homeland Security. Her book, “Security Mom: An Unclassified Guide to Protecting Our Homeland and Your Home,” was published by Simon & Schuster in 2016.

About (ISC)2 Security Congress

(ISC)² Security Congress will bring together over 1,500 professionals from around the world for four days of education and networking. (ISC)² members are eligible for special discounted pricing. Early registration rates are available until July 31. More details are available at congress.isc2.org.

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