Security Professionals Conference 2018

April 10-12, 2018
Baltimore, Maryland

The Security Professionals Conference is the premier forum for connecting with higher education information security and privacy professionals.

The comprehensive program will include a diverse array of presenters, perspectives, professional experience, and a variety of institutional types—giving participants a chance to network and discuss current trends and issues within information security and privacy.

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Security and Privacy Professionals: All Hands on Deck!

Seeking Proposals for the Security Professionals Conference 2018

Join us April 10–12, 2018, in Baltimore, Maryland for the 16th annual Security Professionals Conference, located near the historical inner harbor. We are inspired by the great maritime traditions of teamwork and innovation to face common challenges such as changing tides, unanticipated storms, and the daunting prospect of navigation into the unknown. Overcoming turbulent seas requires all hands on deck!

Don't miss this opportunity to network with colleagues and learn about the latest information security, privacy, and risk management innovations, strategies, and collaborations in higher ed. Seminars and sessions will cover a broad range of skill levels and topics, both technical and strategic. It doesn't matter whether you are navigating your own vessel or part of an armada, the issues and ideas presented at this event are applicable to everyone.


Ahoy Mateys! The 2018 conference will offer an expanded three-day program with a full day of preconference seminars (separate registration required) followed by two full days of peer-developed content. Please mark your calendars and make travel arrangements accordingly.



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2018 Program Committee

The Security Professionals Conference is informed, planned, and organized by an engaged, passionate, and experienced crew of higher education information security and privacy professionals. Thank you to this year's program committee!

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  • Key Dates

    Oct 24

    Proposal Deadline

    Proposals must be completed and submitted by this date to be considered as a presenter

    Apr 10

    Preconference Seminars

    Sign up for a preconference seminar or workshop for an additional fee.

    Apr 11

    Event Dates

    Join us April 11–12 for the Security Professionals Conference