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IANS facilitates and connects clients-to-experts and experts-to-experts. Our Faculty of industry experts provides the breadth and depth of information to guide you on your information security journey. Through a regional delivery model, our events gather all members of the security function.

*Receive 1 CPE credit for every hour of attendance at our events.
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Two-day events with keynotes, breakout sessions, technology spotlight sessions, and networking breaks.

CISO Roundtables

One-day roundtables designed exclusively for CISOs and senior level InfoSec executives to learn and share insights in a confidential setting.


Half-day, deep-dive explorations of technical and operational information security topics, free of vendor presence.


Hour-long interactive discussions examining hot topics in information security.

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August 11

Software supply chain attacks are not new, but increased attacker sophistication combined with modern software development and cloud delivery exposed latent inherent risks that caught many businesses off guard. This webinar will cover how to analyze and manage software supply chain risks.

  • Earl Crane

    Earl Crane

    IANS Faculty

    Earl Crane is a cybersecurity executive and trusted advisor to public and private sector organizations, helping them manage their strategy, risk, and cybersecurity programs. He has made appearances in The Wall Street Journal, American Banker, National Public Radio, and The Council on Foreign Relations. He has spoken at multiple conferences, including RSA, SXSW, the World Bank, and Mexico's National Cybersecurity Forum.

September 8

Most infosec teams operate in a constant state of pressure, making initiatives that promote diversity and inclusion difficult to enact. This webinar will cover tactics functional managers can employ to structure their processes and work expectations for team members in a way that allows individuals from diverse backgrounds, who think differently, to work effectively as a team.

  • Les McCollum

    Les McCollum

    Managing Vice President, CISO, ICMA-RC

    Mr. McCollum serves in a Senior Executive Leadership capacity, in the role as a Managing Vice President, Chief Information Security Officer. He is responsible for establishing and maintaining Enterprise Security, its vision, strategy, and risk, ensuring all information assets and technologies are adequately protected. He leads his teams in identifying, developing, implementing, and maintaining efficient processes across the organization to reduce security technology risk. In addition, he is responsible for the Security Innovation, Security Operations, Identity and Access Management, Disaster Recover, and Business Continuity functions.

    Mr. McCollum joined ICMA-RC in October 2011 and has more than 25 years' experience providing strategic direction and operational leadership of enterprise IT infrastructure comprising information security operations, help desk support, server operations, datacenter operations, and network voice/data services.

    Mr. McCollum served on the board of directors for the Information Technology Senior Management Forum (ITSMF) and actively participates on various industry advisory committees including the SPARK Data Security Oversight Board and IANS Security Client Advisory Committee. He is currently pursuing a MS in Cyber Risk Management at Georgetown University, to complement his bachelor's degree in Computer Information Systems, from North Carolina Central University and his certifications and license: C|CISO, SANS GIAC/GSLC, and FINRA Series 99.


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