MediaPRO Presents / The Northwest


Engaging Presentations. Critical Conversations. Transformative Security Awareness.

What is #NWSAF17?

The 2017 Northwest Security Awareness Forum (NWSAF17) will bring together risk-conscious security leaders in the Pacific Northwest for engaging presentations and critical conversations to inspire world-class security awareness programs.

NWSAF17 is an exclusive National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) partner event, in support of this year's theme of Our Shared Responsibility.

When & Where is #NWSAF17?

#NWSAF17 will take place at the Bellevue Hilton in Bellevue, WA, on October 31, 2017, from 8 am to 12 pm.

Who should attend #NWSAF17?

Leaders in the Pacific Northwest that have a stake in cultivating a risk-aware culture and/or have an interest in developing a comprehensive security awareness program at their organization. This can include leaders from security, IT, and even HR!

NCSAM 2017

About the Organizers

is an e-Learning solutions company, based in the greater Seattle area, with more than two decades of experience providing content and services that change employee behavior and support a risk-aware culture. 

We offer award-winning security, privacy, and compliance training programs that include online courses, reinforcement tools, and a cloud-based learning management system (LMS) trusted by the most brand-conscious and risk-aware companies in the world.

MediaPRO is a Gartner Magic Quadrant Leader in Security Awareness Training 3 years running (2014-2016) and a National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) champion.

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Share Your Ideas, Knowledge, & Experience!
MediaPRO invites you to submit your session proposals for the 2017 Northwest Security Awareness Forum (NWSAF17), which will offer a unique opportunity to engage security leaders and industry experts on modern security awareness programs that are effectively meeting the demands of today's ever-evolving threat and regulatory landscape.

What's in it for speakers?
In addition to being able to showcase accomplishments in security awareness and evangelize your organization's security culture, selected speakers will also get promotion and recognition of speaking sessions on the MediaPRO website, social media, various printed materials related to the event, and in MediaPRO's communication with members of the security community in the Pacific Northwest.

There will also be additional opportunities in the lead-up and follow-up to your speaking engagement, including possible interview opportunities, webinars, and white papers. Speakers will be fully supported by the MediaPRO team in preparation for your presentation, including guidance on content, your speaker biography and more!

Suggested Topics
MediaPRO is looking for risk-conscious security leaders to share stories, insights, and key takeaways from real experiences in developing security awareness programs and driving security cultures at their organizations.

If you have knowledge you'd like to share, this is a great opportunity to showcase your accomplishments and evangelize your organization's security culture!

Potential topics include:
  • Best practice security awareness programs and security awareness training
  • Getting resources, budget, and buy-in for security awareness initiatives
  • Measuring and reporting on the success of security awareness initiatives
  • Using risk-based frameworks (i.e. NIST CSF) to drive a culture of security
  • Combating cybercrime, including phishing, spear-phishing, and ransomware
  • Successes in collaborating on the development of a security awareness program
  • Have another topic in mind? Tell us about it!

Selection Process
Abstracts will be reviewed on the basis of applicability, originality, conference needs, and speaker qualifications. Notifications to selected presenters will begin on Friday, September 17.

Submission Guidelines
To submit your proposal, please visit our Call for Speakers page. Your submission should include a presentation title and abstract (up to 250 words).


Stay tuned for our announcement in September!

Compelling Presentations
Security. Insights. Breakfast.

What is a Security Awareness Program?
An employee security awareness program is an ongoing effort to communicate cybersecurity best practices to employees with the goal of changing risky behavior. Ideally, such a program takes a holistic approach that involves information, processes and procedures, and people to create an organizational culture that can effectively protect against changing security threats.

The goal is to create a risk-aware culture where all employees are constantly vigilant and continuously learning to protect the information that flows throughout the organization from ever-changing security threats. 


Use the form to request an invitation to NWSAF17. Seating is limited.

Interested in Speaking?

Your submission should include a presentation title and abstract (up to 250 words). Visit our Call for Speakers page or send your proposals to

Map & Directions

#NWSAF17 takes place at the Hilton Bellevue
300 112th Ave SE, Bellevue, WA 98004