The 2016 agenda is complete. If you’d like to make a proposal for consideration in case of a speaker cancellation, please submit below. Proposals for the 2017 Summit will be accepted starting in December, 2016.

27K: The Security Summit for the Americas will bring experts in the ISO/IEC 27001 standard together with those who are on the front lines of international IT security to promote the implementation of the standard in the US and the Western Hemisphere. All submissions are reviewed by the conference advisory committee:

Program Committee

Dave Anders, SecuraStar (Chair)
Pablo Corona, NYCE
John DiMaria, BSI (Chair)
Willibert Fabritius, BSI (Chair)
David Henkel, Technatomy
Ryan Hill, atsec information security (Chair)
Carlos Horna, GDTI
Ola Jobi, 3M Company
Neelov Kar, UL DQS
Eva Kuiper, HP
Fiona Pattinson, atsec information security (Chair)
Bill Rutledge, 27K Security Summit (Chair)
Vern Williams, Dell SecureWorks (Chair)
Richard Wilsher, Zygma

We are focused on attracting participants from information security integrators, consultants, procurers, deployers, administrators, government organizations, and academia. Our program consists of one day of workshops and tutorials, followed by two days of 25 and 50-minute presentations (including time for Q&A). We solicit proposals for high quality presentations and relevant workshops that will be of interest to the community involved with security standards, implementation, and policy, focusing on:

Risk Assessment
Security Policy
Organization of Information Security
Asset Management
Human Resources Security
Physical and Environmental Security
Communications and Operations Management
Access Control
Information Systems Acquisition, Development and Maintenance
Information Security Incident Management
Business Continuity Management

The committee favors vendor-neutral presentations that focus on the practical solutions for IT security and certification. Product vendors are encouraged to recruit clients and partners who are front-line implementers as presenters. All prospective authors must submit their proposals on the submission site:

Click Here to Go To Submission Site


Due Dates for Abstracts, Workshops and Tutorials

Abstract submission deadline: March 11, 2016
Author notification: April 11, 2016
Presentations Due: September 5, 2016

Workshops/Tutorials: September 26, 2016
Presentation of Papers: September 27-28, 2016

All prospective authors must submit their abstracts and workshop proposals using the link above. If you have trouble with this link, please visit

Speakers (one per presentation) receive complimentary conference registration. Additional co-speakers will receive discount registration of 20% off published fees. Speakers are responsible for their own travel expenses. For any questions regarding submissions or the conference in general, please contact us at

About the Submission Process

Paper submissions and reviews for 27K Summit are managed through an online conference paper management system called EasyChair. This system allows the author to upload abstracts and papers, as well as to check the status of the submissions.

1. Setting Up an EasyChair Account

• Go to:, and select “Sign up for account.”
• Fill out the CAPTCHA form by entering the distorted words that are shown, click “Continue.”
• On the next screen you will enter your name and email address and click “continue.”
• You will receive an email with an activation link for your account. Click on this link to finish the registration process.
• Enter all of the required information and click “Create my account” to finalize the account registration.
• After the account is created you can log into the 27K Summit submission page by using the “click this link” link.

2. Submitting Your Proposal

• Log into the 27K Summit site and click the “New Submission” link in the upper left corner.
• Agree to the Terms of Use. Click on the “New Submission” link again.
• Fill in the information about the author(s) and the presentation. It is not necessary to submit a paper.
• Once the submission is completed you will receive a confirmation email.

3. Updating Information, Checking the Status of Your Proposal

Once you submitted your proposal you may log back in to:
• Edit the title, description and keywords of your submission.
• Edit, add or remove authors.
• Edit or upload a new version of your abstract.
• Check on the current status of your submission.

Once the review of your submission is completed, you will receive an acceptance or rejection notification by email.