The Consortium for IT Software Quality (CISQ), will host an IT Risk Management and Cybersecurity Summit on March 24 at the OMG Technical Meeting at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Reston, VA. The CISQ IT Risk Management and Cybersecurity Summit will address issues impacting software quality in the Federal sector, including: Managing Risk in IT Acquisition, Targeting Security Weakness, Complying with Legislative Mandates, Using CISQ Standards to Measure Software Quality, and Agency Implementation Best Practices.
Last month (Feb. 13), President Obama signed an executive order, Promoting Private Sector Cybersecurity Information Sharing, which is designed to encourage private companies to share information regarding threats to cybersecurity across private sector industries and with the federal government.
Behind many of these threats to cybersecurity lie software quality issues, which is why since 2013, when Executive Order 13636 was issued and first addressed cybersecurity in the Federal government, Congress and the White House have voiced extreme interest and have mandated action for software quality measures. Due to the work of CISQ, along with SEI, OMG, and MITRE, software quality metrics are now ready to tackle these measures.
The Summit will feature CISQ Director, Dr. Bill Curtis, and other national experts who will share experiences and lessons learned. This seminar is intended for IT executives, application managers, software measurement and improvement specialists, quality assurance professionals and others interested in using automated software measures.
Registration is US $50 and can be done online at http://bit.ly/CISQITRiskSummit. A special government rate is available; please contact Tracie Berardi, CISQ Program Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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