I recently attended the 11th annual Information Security Summit held at LaCentre in Westlake. I know some of the organizers and have volunteered for the past couple of years. This event has been quietly gaining steam for many years, this year surpassing 550 attendees and 30 sponsors over two days.
Although security is not my background, I continue to find it useful to cross pollinate and meet other professionals in other IT communities. This year was no different and I met lots of interesting and smart people.
The conference was well organized and went off without any major mishaps. One thing I did notice though is that the ISS appears to have outgrown the LaCentre location. It will be interesting to see what the organizers do for a venue next year.
All in all, it was a good event. If you have any colleagues working in Security or GRC, let them know about the best kept secret in NE Ohio IT.