Special Conference Mentoring Program Opportunity

The 2017 Security Professionals Conference Program Committee is continuing the mentoring program—launched in 2013—for CISOs and other security or privacy professionals. Attendees interested in participating can sign up as a mentee (or mentor) by sending us a message. You will then receive a brief 3-question survey in order to find the best possible match.

Mentors and mentees will be matched prior to the conference and provided more information about next steps, which include organizing a one-on-one meeting at the conference in Denver. Several career development sessions and community building opportunities will also be included in the conference program, and anyone volunteering for this mentoring program is encouraged to attend the sessions suggested below.

Community Building Opportunities at Security 2017

Wherever you are in your career, consider joining us or sending a staff member to the Security Professionals Conference and take advantage of these additional career development, mentoring, and community building opportunities:

Monday, May 1
  • “Now What Do I Do?” Welcome and Orientation for First Time Attendees: 4:45–5:30 p.m.
  • Dinner On Your Own and Service Project: Heart and Hand Center: 5:30 - 8:00 p.m.
  • Birds-of-a-Feather (BOF) Sessions: 8:00–10:00 p.m.
Tuesday, May 2
  • Breakfast and Informal Networking Meet-ups: 7:00–8:00 a.m.
  • Morning Break and Corporate Displays: 10:15 - 11:00 a.m.
  • Lunch: 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
  • Meet with EDUCAUSE, Internet2, and REN-ISAC Staff 2:30 - 3:15 p.m.
  • Afternoon Break and Corporate Displays: 2:30 - 3:15 p.m.
  • Reception: 5:30–6:30 p.m.
  • PGP Key Signing: 6:30–7:30 p.m.
  • Dinner On Your Own and Service Project: Heart and Hand Center: 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
  • Trivia Night: 8:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.
  • Get Your Game On!: 8:00 p.m.–12:00 a.m.
Wednesday, May 3
  • Fun Run: 6:00 - 6:45 a.m.
  • Photo Walk: 6:00–6:45 a.m.
  • Breakfast and Informal Networking Meet-ups: 7:00–8:00 a.m.



Please contact for more information or if you have additional questions about this mentoring program.

Please visit our certification page for additional information about claiming credits for your privacy and security certifications when you participate in the Security Professionals Conference.

Mentoring Team

Special thanks to the Mentoring and Professional Development Team: