Source: CISC | Release | March 2, 2017

Private industries are invited to both the CISR Conference at Oak Ridge National Laboratory and a supplemental session for executives hosted by CISC, the regional cybersecurity consortium.

The 12th Annual Cyber and Information Security Research (CISR) Conference will be held at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Conference Center on April 4-6, 2017.

Private industries, entrepreneurs, and venture partners are encouraged to attend this conference where the focus will be to highlight and demonstrate eight technologies available for licensing from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)’s Transition to Practice Program. These technologies were created and refined by Oak Ridge National Laboratory and five other national laboratories. Individuals or companies interested in licensing the technologies will have the opportunity to work with DHS to test and/or secure the rights to these technologies.

The conference’s goals is to bring together cybersecurity researchers, program managers, decision makers, security vendors, and practitioners to discuss many challenging tasks and novel solutions pertaining to cybersecurity. Speakers include: Mr. Robert Boshonek, Technical Director, Navy Cyber Defense Operations Command (NCDOC); Ms. Shara Evans, Technology Futurist and CEO, Market Clarity; Kerry Long, Program Manager, Cyber Security, Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA); and, Bob Sorensen, Research Vice President in IDC's High Performance Computing Group, speaking on Cyber Security Strategies & Approaches, Big Data Usage, and Cyber Profiles of Key Industrial Organizations in 2016.

The CISR conference registration includes: an opening reception; two full days of sessions, the first including the technology showcase and the second, technology demonstrations; research paper presentations; conference banquet; vendor interaction; and networking. To register for the CISR conference visit:  http://www.cisr.ornl.gov/cisrc17/registration/. Registration closes on March 31, 2017.

In addition, executives interested in cybersecurity are invited to attend a separate event held on the conference registration day by the Cyber and Information Security Consortium (CISC). The afternoon meeting will occur in the ORNL conference center and will include a panel on strategic attack and response trends, structured networking, peer forum cultivation, and a discussion on corporate governance as it relates to cybersecurity. For more information and to register for the CISC event https://www.cyberinfosec.org/spring-event/.


About DHS’ Transition to Practice Program (TTP)
Addressing rapidly evolving cyber threats requires a better way to bridge the gap between cybersecurity research and the marketplace. The Cyber Security Division within the Homeland Security Advanced Research Project Agency (HSARPA) has created the Transition to Practice (TTP) program to address this need. Through TTP, DHS S&T is leading the successful transition of federally funded cybersecurity technologies into broader use and creating an efficient transition process that will have a lasting impact on the R&D community.

About ORNL’s Cyber and Information Security Research Group
Cyber & Information Security Research (CISR) is one of 8 research groups in the Computational Sciences and Engineering Division (CSED) of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The mission of CISR is to conduct cutting-edge research in cyber warfare, situational understanding, visual analytics, secure communications, sensing and signal analytics to defend, understand, secure, & defeat known and unknown adversaries to protect the nation’s energy, economic, and security infrastructure.

About the Cyber & Information Security Consortium (CISC)
With the mission of enabling its members to effectively operate and protect their enterprises amid the reality of growing and persistent cyberattacks, the Cyber & Information Security Consortium, Inc. (CISC) is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation formed by the Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the University of Tennessee, Cisco Systems, Consolidated Nuclear Security, Sword & Shield Enterprise Security, the East Tennessee Economic Council, and other private corporations. All industries are welcome to join the consortium.