call for speakers

The ISACA Pittsburgh Information Security Awareness Day Conference features outstanding speakers that are thought leaders on security and audit from around the country.  Given the large presence of decision makers that attend this event speaking opportunities are in high demand.  Due to the high volume of speaking inquiries we have established a process for the ISACA Pittsburgh Board of Directors Event Planning Committee to evaluate potential topics and presentations.  Presentations may briefly feature tools or services offered by the speaking organization but the presentation may not be sales driven, all presentations must be educational and tie into the overall theme of technology controls and security.  Speaking session lengths should be tailored to fit within a 45-minute time frame with allowance for Q&A, however depending on the topic we may allow for additional time. 

Speaking proposals should include the minimum elements:

  • Session Title

  • Session Synopsis

  • Learning Objectives

  • Length of time Requested

  • Sample Presentation (if available)

Topics for presentation should relate specifically to some aspect of Information Security and/or Audit.  There will be two tracks of speakers throughout the day and depending on the submissions we may break the tracks into at least two categories (Technical versus General Risk and Compliance).

Possible considerations (only for illustration) based on InfoSec attendee comments:

  • Latest Cyber Security Risks/Research

  • Artificial Intelligence

  • Internet of Things

  • Securing the Human

  • Cloud Security Practices

  • Data Breach and Incident Response Practices

  • Application Security

  • Regulatory and Compliance Updates

  • Third Party Risk Management

  • Security and Information Event Management/Audit Log Best Practices

  • Employee Surveillance

  • Implementation and use of leading edge security methods


Deadline for speaking proposals is October 15, 2019.  Selected speakers will be notified by November 1, 2019

Speaking proposals should be sent to Daniel Desko (Director of Seminars):

Director of Seminars Contact Information:

  • Daniel Desko

  • Schneider Downs

  • Shareholder/Cybersecurity Practice Leader

  • Phone 412-607-5562

  • Email: