Join Login

Membership and collaboration facilitated by Member 365.


Join Login

Membership and collaboration facilitated by Member 365.

  • 24th Colloquium

    November | Online Sessions

    Registration Open
  • Board Elections

    Announcing the results of this year's Board elections

    Deanne Wesley
    Erik Fretheim
    Dan Likarish

    Please join me in congratulating the directors and wishing them a productive and meaningful tenure in support of our organization.

    Vic Maconachy

  • 24th Colloquium
  • Board Elections

24th Colloquium | November 4 to 5th

The Colloquium for Information Systems Security Education is hosting two days of FREE online session this November. For event information, or to register, please click here. Please click below for a summary of the program.


Academia, Government & Industry

For over twenty years, the Colloquium for Information Systems Security Education (CISSE) has been the sole forum in which the members of the academic field of cybersecurity have gathered to present and discuss new ideas. CISSE was first established to provide a single place to conduct productive conversations between a variety of government, industry, and academic on the topic of cybersecurity education. Ideas arising from those discussions have led to new and improved content and curricula for cybersecurity teaching.

Mission Statement
The Colloquium
The Colloquium

FREE Online Sessions

November 4th to 5th

The Colloquium for Information Systems Security Education is hosting two days of online sessions this November. This will be the first of a series of remote events for members, with the initial offering open to past conference attendees and guests.


  • On-line & Interactive
  • Keynotes
  • Paper Sessions
  • Annual Awards

William "Vic" Maconachy


The Colloquium for Information Systems Security Education


Dr. Maconachy holds a PhD in education from The University of Maryland.


Dr. Maconachy has earned several certifications to include Two Professionalization Certifications from The NSA, and appointed a fellow of ISC2.


Top Secret (while employed with the U.S. Navy and National Security Agency)



Dr. Maconachy is a co-founder and currently the Chairman of Colloquium for Information Systems Security Education.


After retiring from federal service, Dr. Maconachy served as Vice President for Academic Affairs/Chief Academic Officer at Capitol Technology University.


Dr. Maconachy served our nation by working at The National Security Agency where he held increasing responsibilities. While there he developed the National Centers of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education, and led the development of the first national education and training standards in what is now cybersecurity education. Prior to that he served as an education specialist for the United States Navy, developing technical training programs in the cryptology field.

Secondary Education

Dr. Maconachy taught in Prince George's County Public Schools, Maryland, and Allegany County Public Schools, Maryland.

Publications and Awards

Dr. Maconachy has over 30 publications and contributing authorships. Dr. Maconachy's, A Model for Information Assurance: An Integrated Approach, was used as a teaching model t several U.S. Military academies His numerous awards include Department of Defense - Meritorious Service Award, and Secretary of Navy Commendation (for actions overseas).

Kayne McGladrey

CISO; Global Cybersecurity Expert; Thought Leader

IEEE Computer Society (IEEE CS)

The modern company has an implicit social contract to protect the data entrusted to it. As a cybersecurity professional, my role is to advise companies on how to uphold that social contract by managing risks and deterring and denying threat actors. My consultative approach is the result of decades of experience working with Fortune 500 and Global 1000 companies.

The ability to fluently speak the languages of both business and technology and effectively communicate complex concepts to non-technical audiences has not only facilitated conversation with company leadership in developing and implementing effective policies to reduce cyber threat, it has made me the go-to person for multiple media outlets and a spokesperson for IEEE’s Public Visibility Initiative.

One of my career priorities is to inspire under-represented communities to pursue careers in cybersecurity. Talent is not limited by geography or background. Because I look beyond the usual circles for talent, trust their abilities, and have an eagerness to help people succeed, I have been able to build effective teams despite the continued challenges of low unemployment in cybersecurity careers.

Wesley Alvarez

Partner Development Manager


Costis Toregas

Director, Scholarship for Service (SFS) Four-Year & Senior Advisor

George Washington University

Costis Toregas is the Director of the Cyber Security and Privacy Research Institute at The George Washington University, where he manages and conducts research projects in cybersecurity. His research interests include workforce development, the role of insurance in cyber risk management, and exploring a fuller utilization of Community Colleges in the cybersecurity work force strategies. He is a Senior Advisor & Director, Scholarship for Service (SFS) Four-Year to the National CyberWatch Center. He is a respected consultant to national governments and intergovernmental organizations, and a much sought-after speaker on the impact of technology in government and society. Dr. Toregas has a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and a M.S. and a Ph.D. in Environmental Systems Engineering from Cornell University.

Richard George

Senior Advisor for Cyber Security

Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab
Richard M. (Dickie) George is the Senior Advisor for Cyber Security at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab. At the Lab, he works on a number of projects sponsored by the US Government and provides oversight on additional efforts. He works with senior management at the Lab on cyber strategy for protection of critical national systems. He is also the APL representative to the I3P, a consortium of universities, national labs, and non-profit institutions dedicated to strengthening the cyber infrastructure of the United States. Prior to joining APL, he worked at the National Security Agency as a mathematician from 1970 until his retirement in 2011. While at NSA, he wrote more than 125 technical papers on cryptomathematical subjects, and served in a number of positions: analyst, and technical director at the division, office, group, and directorate level. He served as the Technical Director of the Information Assurance Directorate for eight years until his retirement.


FREE online sessions will be held in November, Please click below for details.

Online Sessions
Open Journal


Read past editions of CISSE's bi-annual journal via our Open Journal repository.



Sample pre-release academic papers to be presented at the 24th Colloquium.


The Colloquium recognizes that the protection of information and infrastructures that are used to create, store, process, and communicate information is vital to business continuity and security. The Colloquium's goal is to work together to define current and emerging requirements for information assurance education and to influence and encourage the development and expansion of information assurance curricula, especially at the graduate and undergraduate levels.

24th Colloquium

FREE online sessions will be held this November.

Online Sessions

Recent Posts