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Conference Details

The NSA Information Assurance Directorate’s (IAD) Information Assurance Symposium (IAS) is a biannual forum hosted by the National Security Agency (NSA). IAS events of the past have proven to be the preferred Information Assurance event of the year. Leaders and practitioners will deliver vital and relevant answers, direction, and best practice advice for carrying out the Information Assurance mission. The IAS brings, policy, governance, technology, hands-on training and networking opportunities to attendees from across government, industry, and academia.

Upwards of 2,000 IA professionals are expected to attend with ample opportunities for cross-community collaboration to address the community’s most challenging IA concerns. Presentations, training, and demonstrations pertinent to today’s work and work planned for the future will be shared during this event. U.S. Government, U.S. Government sponsored contractors, 2nd Party Government, 2nd Party Government sponsored contractors, Academia, and Industry participants will be represented.

Note: This event is only open to U.S. Government, U.S. Government approved contractors, 2nd Party Government sponsored contractors, and 2nd Party Government participants.

Event Location:

Washington DC Convention Center

June 29 thru July 01, 2015

Theme: “Building Confidence in Cyberspace”

Conference Schedule:

Monday, June 29 0830-1630
Tuesday, June 30 0830-1630
Wednesday, July 1 0830-1630
Registration BEGIN date: March 02, 2015 Registration END date: June 12, 2015

Attendee Registration Fees: The registration to attend the 2015 IAS Symposium is free to all US Government/Military personnel. The registration fee for ALL other affiliations and sponsored contractors is $595.

Attendee Registration Process: Online pre-registration for this event is REQUIRED to reserve a seat. On-site registration is NOT offered or available. Pre-registration opens Monday, March 02, 2015 and closes on Friday, June 12, 2015 or when venue capacity is reached, whichever comes first.

A pre-registration submission DOES NOT guarantee a reservation to attend the event. While this conference is unclassified, it is also a vetted event. Therefore, all pre-registration submissions will be verified. Pre-registration submissions that are successfully verified will receive an email notification of having been placed on the Confirmed Registrants list. Please ensure that a valid e-mail address is provided when registering for this meeting.

Credit card information is collected during the on-line registration process for attendance that requires a registration fee. An authorization will be made at the time of registration and payments will be fully processed ONLY after your registration has been approved. This process does not involve storing any credit card information.The authorization securely verifies the credit card information is valid, that funds are available, and places a temporary hold on the funds until the payment is batched out once your registration is approved.

Note to Contractors:

All contractors must have government sponsorship to attend this conference.

Cancellations: If, for any reason, the confirmed registrant is unable to attend the symposium, please submit a notice of cancellation to Tina Sheehy at No substitutions are allowed as this is a vetted conference.

Refund Policy: Cancellation requests must be received in writing or by email no later than 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) Monday, June 15, 2015 to be eligible for a refund of the registration fee. After 5:00 p.m. EST on Monday, June 15, 2015 the attendee shall be liable for 100% of the registration fee. Email inquiries to or call 301-206-2940.

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