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Upcoming education opportunities and conferences

Wednesday, April 30, 2014 2:38 PM | Deleted user
There are a more than a couple of excellent educational conferences coming up for professionals in the business continuity, disaster recovery, emergency management and security industries. It’s our mission to provide members with educational opportunities, and that includes sharing with the community about where else you can find events. Here’s a list of a few local opportunities coming right up.

Secure360 Conference

When: May 12-14
Where: St. Paul River Centre

At BCPA, we’re proud members of the Upper Midwest Security Alliance (UMSA http://umsa-security.org/ ) who puts on the Secure360 Conference now in it’s 9th year! This is the premier educational conference for the information risk, risk management and security industries. Plus, it’s right in our back yard! BCPA members do receive a conference discount. Find the discount code on our website after you’ve signed in.  

In addition to the two-day full conference, we encourage you to attend the Secure360 Pre-Conference on Monday May 12 where you can participate in a half-day Emergency Management Mock Exercise. Practicing for emergency situations will help you better prepare for the real thing. This is a great opportunity for everyone in the emergency management industry.

Be sure to visit us at the conference! We’ll be exhibiting in Booth 9 and offering a discount on new memberships!

Security B-Sides MSP

When: August 23
Where: The Nerdery, Bloomington MN

Another event right in our backyards! Security B-sides is a free conference (but registration is required) that brings the local security community together to have discussions, connect and make opportunities happen. The event consists of speakers, keynotes, workshops and snacks!

Security B-Sides is currently calling for papers. If you have wisdom you can share check out their call for proposals.

Because this conference is free and it attracts high-quality speakers, it fills up quickly. Don’t hesitate, register now!

Cyber Security Summit 2014

When: October 21-22
Where: Minneapolis, MN

The Cyber Security Summit is focused on changing the paradigm of how we look at digital space and security. This summit brings together industry, government and academics in an effort to improve the state of cyber security on a domestic and international level.

This summit, now in it’s fourth year, has some great speakers and keynotes lined up.  Attend this summit to learn about what cyber security means for American businesses, the impact of data breaches and how to protect yourself, the changing threat landscape and more!

These are just a few of the many opportunities happening this year in the Twin Cities. What conferences or events are you planning to attend this year?

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