About IS2 conference

It is a prestigious independent international conference on cybersecurity held in Prague since 2000.

The IS2 conference is traditionally organized under the auspices of prominent representatives of the Czech government and state authorities and it raises awareness of important trends in cybersecurity and enables companies and public administration organizations to reduce risks and better address potential threats.

The conference is regularly organized in the historical buildings in Prague in order to present the history of the Czech Republic to participants from both the Czech Republic and abroad. Last years were held in Clementinum, Troja Palace, St. Agnes Convent, Ball Game Hall of Prague Castle and the last jubilee XX. year in Karolinum, Charles University.

Information Security Summit - IS2 is not only a conference, but also a meeting of managers, experts and academics. Speakers at IS2 are highly respected foreign and domestic figures who focus on key trends in cybersecurity in the context of IT, digitization, legislation, risks and ethics.

During the past twenty years, nearly 350 highly respected foreign and domestic fugures have spoken at the conference - such as Robert Bigman, former CIA CISO, Eugene Schultz - US Government Advisor during the 1st Gulf War, Roger Needham - Member of the Royal Society and Royal Academy of Engineering, co- founder of Microsoft Research Cambridge, Bill Hancock - the chair of the FCC NRIC Homeland Defense Focus Group on Cybersecurity, Pete Herzog - "father" of the Open Source Security Testing Methodology Manual (OSSTMM), Süleyman Anil – Head of NATO’s ESCD Cyber Defense, Jeff Bardin- Chief Intelligence Officer Treadstone 71, or Martin Maisner - renowned expert in the area of ICT Law.

Conference speakers follow up the key ICT trends and visions with an emphasis on information security and cyber security. The program always adapts to current topics. Spectrum of lectures is very broad - from conceptual and strategic issues, legislative development, to mapping of the latest trends and directions of IT security.

The conference has so far welcomed more than two thousand participants from the ranks of upper and senior management coming from the financial, telecommunication, utilities, IT, academic and, of course, state administration sectors. Their positive feedback confirms that IS2 is considered one of the highlights in the conference season.