New for ISE 2020, the CEDIA Cybersecurity Workshop provides an in-depth look at the concepts of network security and privacy. Taught by industry experts from around the world and designed for both residential and commercial integrators as well as manufacturers, the one-day workshop will take place on Monday February 10 at the Hotel Okura, Amsterdam.

In the age of the Internet of Things, residential networks and connected devices have greater potential to be exploited. In response, CEDIA’s Cybersecurity Workshop will deliver content to help integrators deal with the growing proliferation of threats in this space. The workshop will cover all aspects of network security and privacy, and how these concepts have evolved to be critical components of every system design, implementation, and aftercare plan.

“Security practices are becoming a necessity in every system design and installation, no matter the size” comments Jeff Sonnleitner, a professional network and security instructor with over 35 years’ experience, and the lead instructor for the Cybersecurity Workshop. “The home network has been a real starting place for cyber criminals, a cause for concern that needs to be addressed. This new workshop is open to everyone looking to create security policies, whether from a corporate or business standpoint, or as a safety protocol for end users.”

Sonnleitner is currently a full-time faculty member and lead Instructor of the Computer Information Systems – Network Specialist programme at Moraine Park Technical College, Wisconsin. He is also the author of the Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) Certification “Security Fundamentals” Exam Review Kit, a series of review lessons that serve as a resource and guide for teachers and faculty.

“The Cybersecurity Workshop is an exciting step in the right direction for CEDIA’s education programme at ISE,” comments Matt Nimmons, Managing Director of CEDIA EMEA. “With the industry continuously expanding, more devices are being connected to the IP network. It’s great to have Jeff as lead instructor, as well as industry experts Rich Green and Mike Maniscalco on board. Their extensive knowledge and experience of cloud computing, emerging technologies, and cybersecurity makes this a must-attend event for all ISE attendees.”

CEDIA’s Cybersecurity Workshop will mix seminars and demonstrations with immersive and collaborative sessions. It will guide attendees through the most up-to-date examples of cybersecurity policies, allowing a company to ensure systems are implemented securely and  customer expectations are managed.

“We’ll spend some time creating general awareness of the need for cybersecurity, then look at the trends of cyber criminals and how to protect your clients from potential threats” adds Sonnleitner. “In the afternoon, we’ll be looking at the creation of security policies through a number of workshops.”

During the workshop, attendees will take part in sessions where they will create the outline for two important policies:

·     An Operational Cybersecurity Policy for staff to ensure every network is designed and configured in a secure manner.

·     A User Cybersecurity Policy to guide end users in playing their part in maintaining security and privacy.

At the end of the workshop, attendees will be given template cybersecurity policies that, combined with learning from the course, will help to create policies specific to their business. By the end of the course, attendees will be able to

·     Define what cybersecurity is, identify common misconceptions, learn “quick wins” to put into action now, and begin developing their own strategy for minimising cybersecurity threats.

·     Determine how best to enable their workforce, customers, suppliers, partners, and collaborators to be risk conscious and security aware, and to fulfil their cybersecurity roles and responsibilities.

·     Achieve the goals of cybersecurity.

Register now to save with special early bird prices before 8th January 2020, available at €192.50 for members, and €262.50 for non-members. For more information and to book your place today, visit

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