Rochester Security Summit


October 25-26, 2023
Rochester Riverside Convention Center

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Since 2006, the Rochester Security Summit has been a leading regional event that brings together a broad range of experts and professionals from the field of information security. Held annually during National Cyber Security Awareness Month, it serves as a community focal point for education and awareness; fostering discussion, knowledge sharing, and networking to help drive innovation and address the evolving challenges in the security landscape. From emerging trends to practical insights, our goal is to empower attendees with the latest information and strategies to enhance their cybersecurity practices.

The Rochester Security Summit is brought to you by the Rochester Chapter of the Infomation Systems Security Association International (ISSA).

RSS:2023 Keynote Speakers

Moses Frost

A highly experienced and respected security professional, Moses Frost has a wide and varied career spanning over 25 years. Since 1998, he has worked as a Network Engineer, System Administrator, and Site Reliability Engineer. More frequently, he works as a Red Team Operator, Penetration Tester, and infrequently as a Forensic Investigator. He has successfully worked at large enterprises such as Cisco Systems and McAfee, where he was an integral part of serving Top 50 clients.

Emilyann Fogarty

Emilyann Fogarty is a dynamic and accomplished cybersecurity leader rooted in a strong foundation of healthcare technology. She brings a wealth of expertise to her current position as Head of Data Security at Nayya Health Inc. where her responsibilities encompass crafting and executing comprehensive strategies for Information Security, Privacy, and IT programs while carefully managing day-to-day operations and enterprise risk mitigation.

Gene Spafford

Eugene H. Spafford is a professor of Computer Sciences at Purdue University. He is also the founder and Executive Director Emeritus of the Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance and Security. He has been working in computing as a student, researcher, consultant, and professor for 45 years. Some of his work is at the foundation of current security practice, including intrusion detection, incident response, firewalls, integrity management, and forensic investigation. His most recent work has been in cyber security policy, forensics, and future threats. He has also been a pioneer in education, including starting and heading the oldest degree-granting cybersecurity program.



Conference Venue

Exterior photo of the Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center including sign in front of building

Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center

125 East Main Street
Rochester, NY USA 14604

Hotel Accommodations

  • Hyatt Regency Rochester
    125 East Main Street
    Rochester, New York 14604
    Discount Rate: Sold Out


Conference participants should park in the South Ave Garage, located one block east of the convention center. The garage is connected to the convention center via a skywalk on level three. Be sure to bring your ticket with you for validation at the conference office, located outside the Grand Lilac Ballroom.

Continuing Education Credits

Attending Rochester Security Summit sessions satisfies continuing education requirements for a number of professional certifications. Certificates of attendance are provided to participants. If you have misplaced your certificate, please send an email to

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