(ISC)² Congress 2014 Review

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Atlanta. Georgia World Congress Center. 70 degrees. Mostly Sunny.

With a very hard-to-beat backdrop, this year's (ISC)² Congress – held in conjunction with the ASIS 2014 Exhibition – brought tens of thousands of security professionals to Atlanta for nearly a week, and it was spectacular.

It's hard to say what was the most memorable event of the week — from the 8-year-old hacker Reuben Paul’s opening address, to retired General Colin L. Powell’s great speech in a packed house, to the hospitality of (ISC)² staff and volunteers.



Figure: Speak Reuben Paul at (ISC)2 Congress 2014 Atlanta

With nearly one-hundred tech talks and panel discussions, attendees could find their favorite sessions easily from a variety of topics ranging from Application Security, Cloud Security and Mobile Security, to Forensics, Governance, Regulations, or Threats and Malware.

We were proud to have Barracuda Labs represented among the distinguished speaker line-up. We presented a session about malicious activity on social networks, titled “The Wonderland of Malicious Social Networks”. We had a great turnout – and loved the feedback, especially seeing the social chatter around it (particularly this tweet referring to one of the slides showing big social data breaches – here).  This has been a very popular topic, in the conference circles as well as the media in general, particularly as more and more users flock to these networks. If you want to talk further on it, drop us a line in the comments or on Twitter @barracudalabs – and we'll gladly take you up on it.

All-in-all, it was a great event. Thanks to (ISC)², we're already looking forward to the 2015 event to be held in Anaheim, California.

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