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Eric A. Fischer, Senior Specialist in Science and Technology, Congressional Research Service to Speak at KC’s The Federal Information Security Amendments Act of 2012

New York, NY, June 29, 2012 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Eric A. Fischer, Senior Specialist in Science and Technology, Congressional Research Service will speak at the Knowledge Congress’ webcast entitled: “The Federal Information Security Amendments Act of 2012.” This event is scheduled for September 13, 2012 from 12:00pm – 2:00pm (ET).

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Event Synopsis:

Federal agencies and companies who support them have been struggling to stay ahead of ever more sophisticated cyber threats. The amendments of 2012 update the Federal Information Security Management Act of 2002 by establishing enhanced federal oversight of cyber security threats taking into account the evolution of digital technology that has occurred since the original legislation. The bill aims to give agencies the tools they need to effectively counter cyber threats as they exist in 2012 and beyond. This live webcast is a must attend for anyone interested in addressing cyber security threats as these regs will have a significant impact on the entire technology industry.

The Knowledge Group is producing a two-hour live webcast to help attorneys, federal agencies and their Information Security Professionals understand the latest updates and significant issues on FISMA. Our panel of thought leaders and government officials will offer practical guidance for formulating effective security policies in addition to best practices. A live Q&A+ interaction is also included in this event.

About Eric A. Fischer

Eric Fischer is the Senior Specialist in Science and Technology at the Congressional Research Service of the Library of Congress. As the senior policy analyst at CRS in science and technology, he provides support to Congress on several topics, including cybersecurity, election reform, and the environment. He holds a doctoral degree in zoology from the University of California at Berkeley and has held several research, policy, and management positions in the academic and nonprofit sectors, including the National Academy of Sciences, the National Audubon Society, the Smithsonian Institution, and the University of Washington. He has also worked with the U.S. Senate Budget Committee as a Congressional Science Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), and has served in an advisory role with AAAS, the journal Bioscience, and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.

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