You know that attending SecurityWeek’s ICS Cyber Security Conference will bring great benefits both to you and your organization. But your boss may need some convincing.
Below is a Business Justification Letter template that outlines the benefits of attending SecurityWeek’s ICS Cyber Security Conference.
Dear <Decision Maker>,
I’m requesting your approval to attend SecurityWeek’s 2023 Industrial Control Systems (ICS) Cybersecurity Conference, which takes place October 23-26, 2023 at the InterContinental Hotel in Atlanta.
As the original and longest running ICS/SCADA cybersecurity conference, this event is where ICS users, ICS vendors, system security providers and government representatives meet to discuss the latest cyber-incidents, analyze their causes and cooperate on solutions.
The Conference offers three full days of content, and an optional training day from industry experts and is considered the leading forum for industrial cyber security. Presentations will address the myriad cyber threats facing operators of ICS around the world, with topics covering ICSs, including protection for SCADA systems, plant control systems, engineering workstations, substation equipment, programmable logic controllers (PLCs), and other field control system devices.
This high-profile event attracts a large group ranging from large industrial organizations and the U.S Government and military, to small local and regional utilities.
If I attend, I will have an unparalleled opportunity to learn about industrial and critical infrastructure cybersecurity, and access hands-on workshops and demos of the latest offerings and solutions from leading providers. Additionally, the networking opportunities will allow me to develop important relationships and contacts with others in similar positions and the world’s leading security experts.
Attending the ICS Cyber Security Conference will provide the insights needed to protect our company from emerging threats and non-malicious cyber incidents
All meals will be covered as part of the full conference pass. This includes full breakfast, and sit-down lunch and dinners on Tuesday and Wednesday, and a welcome dinner reception on Monday.
The estimated investment to attend the ICS Cyber Security Conference is as follows:
- Full Conference Pass 2-Full Days $1795 (ICS pioneer rate!)
- Round Trip Taxi/Uber/Metro to/from Airport $50
- Hotel $269Plus Tax (3 Nights) $810
- Meals (most meals, including dinner included in conference price) $50
- Round Trip Airfare to Atlanta $400
- Advanced Training Course (optional) $
- Total Estimated Investment: $3100
When I return, I will submit a post-conference report that summarizes the major concepts, action items and will share the presentation materials. Thank you for your consideration.Sincerely,
<Insert your name here>