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European Security Awareness Summit

London, United Kingdom | Wed, Nov 9 - Fri, Nov 11, 2016
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Call for Presentations

SANS Securing The Human is pleased to announce a Call for Presentations for the 2nd annual European Security Awareness Summit, to be held 11 November, 2016 in London, UK. We are looking for presenters who are actively involved in their organisation's security awareness program or who have experience/expertise in helping others build their awareness programs and can share real-world lessons learned. Our goal is for attendees to have action items they can take back and apply right away to their organisation. The audience for the summit are primarily security awareness practitioners looking to start a new security awareness program or take their existing program to the next level. Prospective presenters for the Security Awareness Summit should submit their submissions no later than Friday, 15 July, 2016 to Lance Spitzner (lspitzner@sans.org).

Topics of Interest

  • Employee engagement strategies
  • Effective communication methods
  • Ambassador programs
  • Human risk analysis
  • Gamification
  • Phishing
  • Culture assessments
  • Metrics / measurements
  • Planning processes and matrices
  • Building leadership support

Benefits of Speaking

  • Promotion of your speaking session and organisational recognition via the Security Awareness Summit website, social media and all printed materials
  • Complimentary access to attend all Summit sessions
  • One additional complimentary Summit guest pass

Prospective presentations should focus on real-world experiences and their personal lessons learned.

Speaking Opportunities

There will be two different types of talks on the Summit agenda - standard 40-minute spots, with 30-35 minutes of content and 5-10 minutes of time for Q&A; and 10-minute lightning talks. Please specify which style talk you are submitting.

Submission Requirements

Submissions should be sent in the body of an email or as a Word document. Please do not submit in PDF format. Your submission must include:

  • Title and abstract of proposed talk: The presentation abstract should outline the key points of your presentation. what attendees will learn and how they can apply it to their organization.
  • Proposed format - long talk or lighting talk
  • Name of prospective speaker
  • Title & Organization
  • Phone
  • Email
  • Twitter handle if applicable
  • Bio: Your biography should be approximately 150 words. You may include your current position, titles, areas of professional expertise, experience, awards, degrees, personal information, etc.
  • Link(s) to video(s) of previous presentations given at any professional event (not necessarily on this topic)

The deadline for all submissions is Friday, 15 July, 2016 at 5 pm CMT. Submissions should be sent in the body of an email to lspitzner@sans.org with the subject "Security Awareness Summit CFP."