CFP Summit 2019

We are incredibly excited to announce the 2019 Call for Presentations (CFP) for the 2019 Security Awareness Summit.  This year’s sixth annual summit is in beautiful San Diego, CA August 7-8.  This is THE event to learn and share on how to effectively manage and measure human risk.   

Are you a speaker who is actively involved in helping organizations build, maintain, or measure security awareness programs and can share real-world stories and lessons learned on propelling an awareness program to the next level? We're looking for people like you. Our goal is for attendees to walk away with actionable lessons they can apply right away to their own program. If you would like to submit a talk, please provide submissions no later than Monday, March 11thvia our online submission site.

Why Present at the Summit?

  • Promotion of your speaking session and company recognition via the Security Awareness Summit website, social media and all printed materials
  • Access to a friendly, supportive environment to develop and enhance your public speaking skills
  • Complimentary pass to the Summit plus a complimentary Summit guest pass

What are some potential topics to present?

This summit is focused on real world experiences, not theory. We want to hear stories (both successes and failures) about what you did, the impact you had, and how attendees can apply your lessons learned. The best talks focus on a specific topic and have action items that people can go back to their organization and implement right away.

  • Metrics: What did you measure, how did you measure it and why? Who did you communicate the results to and what was the impact?
  • Leadership Support: How do you get leadership to buy into and support your program – both short and long term. What did you communicate to leaders, in what format, to whom and how often?
  • Risk Analysis: How did you determine and prioritize what risks you wanted to manage? How did you identify and prioritize the behaviors to manage those risks?
  • Mistakes: We want to hear and learn about the mistakes you made and lessons you learned from them. It can be hard sharing your failures, but these talks can be incredibly insightful, and popular as we all make mistakes.
  • Learning Theory / Learning Objectives: The science of learning theory and how you applied that to your security awareness program.
  • Little Budget / Big Impact: Most programs are challenged by having minimal budgets, how did you make the most of your limited resources? How were you able to create a big impact and how did you know you had made an impact?
  • Special Events That Work: What event did you host that had an impact that you can measure, such as hacking demos, event booths or escape rooms? Can you provide a roadmap / materials for people to recreate what you did?
  • Changing Culture: What is culture to you, how did you change it, how did you know you changed it?
  • Collaboration Success Stories: How did you build relationships and collaborate with other key departments, such as Communications, Human Resources, Legal or others?
  • Mascot / Messaging: How did you develop a key message or mascot that resonated with people? How did you understand your culture and how did that drive your brand or message?
  • Assessments / Simulations: What are the latest advances in Phishing or similar assessment simulations such as Vishing, Smishing or Social Engineering phone calls?

The deadline for all submissions is Monday, March 11, 2019. 

Locate submission form here