Elect to participate in (ISC)² Security Congress
Posted on
July 9, 2019
Cast a vote to advance your cybersecurity career by registering to participate in (ISC)�'s upcoming Security Congress event.

Americans have frequently expressed disgust with the bicameral legislative branch of the federal government, which seems to have been mired in gridlock and partisan bickering for at least a decade now. Even amid the turbulent political gasbaggery of 2019, however, there's one congress that you don't have to feel aggrieved by, or find yourself distastefully reluctant to embrace.

Information security professionals, in particular, should not hesitate to cast a vote in favor of the upcoming (ISC)² Security Congress event, to be held Oct. 28-30 in Orlando, Fla. The 2019 Security Congress will feature more than 200 speakers, spread across three days, 18 tracks and 175 sessions. Unlike an omnibus budget bill, those are some numbers with no pork and zero bull.

The ongoing clash between data and network protection professionals and the digital malefactors of the world grows more heated every year, and business and government organizations desperate to secure their digital frontiers need security workers with impeccable credentials. Career development is more or less mandatory for anyone in the cybersecurity trade.

Security Congress is an ideal resource for certified security professionals who recognize the importance of keeping their knowledge current and their skills sharp. Each year, (ISC)² brings together more than 4,000 security industry colleagues who learn, discuss, collaborate, and push at the real and imagined boundaries of cybersecurity vigilance.

If you hold (ISC)² certifications, then Security Congress offers an opportunity to earn as many as 46 Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits toward recertification. There are also two days of intensive pre-conference training opportunities for security professionals who have had their sights on (ISC)² certification, but haven't yet toed the line.

Now, you may look at the October dates of Security Congress and think, "This isn't happening until October, why am I hearing about it now?" Oct. 28 is actually not even a full four months away, but there's an even better reason thinking about Security Congress now: If you register no later than Aug. 15, then you can save $200. Not only that, but you can save an additional $50 by using the discount code "CertMag50."

Think about all the things you could do with an extra $250 that you didn't have to spend on registering to attend Security Congress! You could probably buy a 1995 Honda Civic, for example, and travel to Florida in style without even worrying about the hassle of booking airline tickets.

On top of all that thrifty goodness, you could save even more by becoming an (ISC)² member. For example, if you register during the early bird pricing window (now through Aug. 15), then you pay $1,495 instead of $1,695. If you're an (ISC)² member, however, the early bird rate drops all the way down to $1,195, saving you an additional $300. They're practically paying you to attend, at that price!

You can jump over to the Security Congress website to view other pricing options, as well as compare access levels. If you're planning to attend, just be sure to register before Aug. 15 — and don't forget to save an additional $50 with our discount code: CertMag50.

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