Info sharing standards org plans Cybersecurity Awareness Month conference Photo Credit: Phil Quade A cross-section of information sharing practitioners from both the public and private sectors are invited to participate in the inaugural International Information Sharing Conference to conclude National Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2017. To be held Oct. 31-Nov. 1 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C., the conference will explore sharing platforms and services and promote collaboration between organizations, owners and operators of critical infrastructure, relevant agencies and other public- and private-sector stakeholders. The event is organized by the Information Sharing and Analysis Organization Standards Organization with support from the Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. “Information sharing is a top priority for private businesses,” says Ann Beauchesne, senior vice president for national security and emergency preparedness at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. “Recent years have seen both the public and private sectors grow, invest and innovate in the field of cybersecurity. This event gathers a broad coalition of leaders in government, threat intelligence providers, business and consumers. That’s the entire ecosystem under one roof. That’s significant and why the Chamber is excited to support the conference.” Networking events, educational seminars, keynote addresses, tech demonstrations and an exhibition hall will focus on automated sharing, analysis, how to build trust in a community of interest, cross-sector sharing, privacy concerns, the role of government in information sharing, the value proposition of an ISAO and more. Additional information and registration can be found at ISAO.org/events/IISC2017.