Society of Information Risk Analysts

December 2019 Announcements

2019-12-11 05:52 | Apolonio Garcia (Administrator)

We have a number of exciting announcements:

  1. SIRAcon '20 - date, place, and pricing
  2. December Webinar  
  3. SIRAcon '20 CFP 
  4. SIRAcon '20 sponsorship opportunities
  5. SIRA website improvements  

SIRAcon '20 date, place & pricing

As you may have heard, SIRAcon '20 has been scheduled for April 21 - 23 in sunny Tampa, FL. From the great attendance and positive feedback we got from this year's conference in Cincinnati, we will be bringing back the pre-conference training day, but it will be completely revamped. Stay tuned for details.

Registration is open and the early bird pricing is as follows:

Preconference training (1-day): $199 members / $249 non-members

General conference (2 days): $299 members / $349 non-members

Early bird pricing ends February 1, but don't want to wait to register. We have a limited amount of tickets available this year and we are expecting a sold-out event. You can find registration information on our home page: 

Note: we expect to publish the initial selection of speakers and abstracts late December / early January.

December Webinar: Unholy Concoction of Risk Management Practices - FAIR/CSF/MSSP 

Our next webinar is scheduled for December 19th at 11 AM PT / 2 PM ET. Our speaker will be Ian Amit, Chief Security Officer at Cimpress. His talk: Unholy Concoction of Risk Management Practices - FAIR/CSF/MSSP, explores leveraging the NIST CSF with FAIR, and creating a close-feedback loop of visibility into security posture, risk tolerance, and the ability to self-adjust for both by the businesses themselves. You can visit our events page for more information and register:

SIRAcon '20 CFP

The Call for Proposal is open, with an early deadline of Dec 13 and a final deadline of Jan 13. We have already received a few great proposals, so we expect another great lineup of speakers/topics. You can find the CFP guide, submission link and a few awesome talks from SIRAcon '18 on our home page.

Tip: Submissions will have a better shot at being selected if you submit by the early deadline because we will be filling as many slots as we can in December, and filling in the remaining slots in January.   

SIRAcon'20 sponsorship opportunities

While we will always remain a completely vendor-agnostic and a model neutral organization, a critical piece to our ability to sustain our mission and keep our conference prices down is the generous support of sponsors. We are currently seeking sponsors and underwriters for SIRAcon '20. If your organization (or anyone that you know) is interested in supporting the cause, we would love to hear from you. You can find sponsorship prospectus on our home page:

SIRA Website improvements

In an effort to make it a little easier to navigate and find stuff, we have made a number of structural and cosmetic updates to our website. For members, we moved all of the member's content a Members Area (available once you log in). We will be updating the landing pages for the SIRAcon videos and continuing to make minor improvements over the upcoming weeks and months. Check it out and let us know what you think.

If you have any questions or comments, we would love to hear from you. You can reply to me or send a message to the SIRA Board of Directors at

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