Atlanta CISO Executive Summit

June 24, 2019 | The St. Regis Atlanta

June 24, 2019
The St. Regis Atlanta

Collaborate with your peers

Get together with your peers to tackle top business challenges through peer-driven content and discussions at the Atlanta CISO Executive Summit.

Join your peers to discuss the most critical issues impacting CISOs today:

Strategies for a risk-aligned, resilient organization

Developing and investing in the security workforce of tomorrow

Creating business value and supporting agile business operations

Atlanta CISO Governing Body


The Governing Body Co-Chairs shape the summit agenda, ensuring that all content is driven by CISOs, for CISOs.

Co-Chairs

Tim Callahan

Aflac
Global Chief Security Officer

John Dickson

Republic National Distributing Company
VP, IT Infrastructure & Cybersecurity

Lynda Fleury

Unum Group
VP & Global CISO

David Levine

Ricoh USA, Inc.
VP, Corporate and Information Security, CSO

Linda Marcone

Serta Simmons
Director Information Security

Vladimir Svidesskis

Georgia Lottery
Information Security Director

Dan Webber

UST Global
CISO

Agenda


June 24, 2019 - morning

7:30am - 8:05am  Registration & Breakfast

8:05am - 9:10am  Keynote

Criminal Perspectives – Past, Present and Future of Cybercrime

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Brett Johnson

Former US Most Wanted Cybercriminal and Original Internet Godfather

If you want to know about crime, ask a cybercriminal. Join "The Original Internet Godfather" Brett Johnson for a one-of-a-kind presentation on security and leadership in the new threat landscape. Considered one of the best social engineers in the world, he will share how he learned to live on the right side of the law. 

In this keynote, Brett will dive into:

  • The current state of crime and common flags, from synthetic fraud to account takeovers.
  • The power of organized networks – for good or harm – and ways to disrupt criminals.
  • What’s next, and what you can do to protect yourself and your business.


9:10am - 9:40am  Networking Break

9:40am - 10:30am  Breakout Session

The CISO Role — Where do we Belong?

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David Levine

VP, Corporate and Information Security, CSO

Ricoh USA, Inc.

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Vladimir Svidesskis

Information Security Director

Georgia Lottery

As the CISO role continues to evolve year-over-year, hear from your peers to see what their reporting structure looks like. Is your current alignment the right alignment or is it time for a change?

In this panel discussion, you’ll cover:

  • How other companies structure their org chart
  • Security as a culture that is emulated by the leadership team
  • Change management when redirecting your structure

9:40am - 10:30am  Breakout Session

Securing an Ever Expansive Network of Vendors

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Marc Moesse

Vice President, Product Management

SecurityScorecard

Is your organization prepared to handle the additional threat exposure that comes from expanding business networks? Hear from Marc Moesse as he shares how to determine where you stand on third party risk maturity and next steps in increasing your third-party cyber resiliency.

This session will explore:

  • Finding the right balance between depth and breadth of your third-party risk program
  • Leveraging all the organization's resources for adoption
  • Methods to manage your fourth party risk

9:40am - 10:30am  Executive Boardroom

Protecting Your VIPs, and Your VAPs (Very Attacked People) Too

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John Dickson

VP, IT Infrastructure & Cybersecurity

Republic National Distributing Company

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Hmong Vang

CISO

Kindred Healthcare, Inc.

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Lucia Milica

Resident CISO

Proofpoint

For years, we’ve seen attackers target organizations via their people. Now with fewer reliable exploits and more cloud adoption, we’re also seeing a shift toward attacks that exploit people, with threat actors tricking their targets into running their malware for them, handing over their credentials, or simply sending data or money to an impostor. Lucia Milica of Proofpoint will outline strategies for gaining visibility and mitigating risk in a people-centric threat landscape.

Join to learn:

  • Why nearly all threat actors have shifted away from technical exploits to compromise their targets
  • How organizations can leverage threat data to understand which people and departments are highly targeted
  • How to design effective protection for highly attacked, highly vulnerable, and highly privileged users

Executive boardrooms are intimate and interactive sessions designed to foster dynamic dialogue around a specific, strategic topic. These private, closed-door discussions encourage attendee participation and are limited to 15 attendees (seating priority is given to C-level executives). To reserve your seat, please contact your event Program Manager, Zack Hellmann at zack.hellmann@evanta.com.

9:40am - 10:30am  Executive Boardroom

Securing the Business Transformation Process

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Katie Ewers

Director, Cybersecurity Active Defense

McKesson Corporation

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Bob Varnadoe

CISO

NCR Corporation

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Tim Chang

VP of Sales Engineering

Imperva

Cybersecurity is a never-ending arms race between bad actors and IT and security teams. The attackers haven’t just grown stronger, the attack surface is growing apace. With that, most companies are currently engaged in a digital transformation, but as you invest in new technologies and move workloads to the cloud the threat surfaces are also evolving and expanding.
In this boardroom we will discuss:

  • How security can help enable the business transformation your company is undertaking
  • Ways to use security analytics to enable your cloud journey
  • Challenges with maintaining consistent visibility during the transformation

Executive boardrooms are intimate and interactive sessions designed to foster dynamic dialogue around a specific, strategic topic. These private, closed-door discussions encourage attendee participation and are limited to 15 attendees (seating priority is given to C-level executives). To reserve your seat, please contact your event Program Manager.

10:30am - 10:50am  Networking Break

10:50am - 11:40am  Breakout Session

Control and Automate What You Can to Focus on Value-Creation

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Will Alexander

VP, Information Systems

RaceTrac Petroleum, Inc.

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Brian Mauter

Director Information Systems

RaceTrac Petroleum, Inc.

At RaceTrac Petroleum, like most enterprises, the IT workload has not decreased, but the demand for IT to help the business grow has increased. The company’s IT leadership came to a simple conclusion: automate utility tasks they can control and focus resources on initiatives that create value. This session explores:

  • RaceTrac’s approach to becoming a more productive IT function and optimizing its value to the business
  • How IT enhanced morale across business functions by including managers and senior engineers to determine where automation could eliminate barriers
  • How the business and IT are building an effective self-service model to reduce bottlenecks
  • What was done to get buy-in from the security side of the house to minimize skepticism around risks related to automation

10:50am - 11:40am  Breakout Session

Think Differently about Data - Succeed at Threat Hunting & IR

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Matt Cauthorn

VP of Security

ExtraHop

Two pillars of a successful and proactive SOC are threat hunting and incident response. The use of network traffic analysis can help improve performance in these two areas, if you can trust the data.

In this session, you will learn:

  • Current attack practices, including abuse of legitimate traffic and encryption
  • How hunters hide from attackers to avoid counter IR maneuvers
  • Ways to make analysts faster and more effective at validating and responding to threats
  • Options for empowering cross-training and on-the-job training to increase analysts' skills
  • Clarity on how gaining visibility into cloud and encrypted traffic

10:50am - 11:40am  Executive Boardroom

Managing the Convergence of Global Data Protection Regulation

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Jim Miles

VP, Information Security

PGi

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David Nolan

Director Information Security

Aaron's Inc.

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Miller Newton

President and CEO

PKWARE, Inc.

GDPR caused organizations to scramble to meet data protection regulations and reassess their risk management through new compliance reporting requirements and potential exposure to financial penalties. Now California has its own Privacy Act set to come into effect, and it’s one of potentially many different pieces of forthcoming regulation and policy. How can organizations create a unified data protection and compliance strategy that meets conflicting requirements?

In this session, discuss:

  • Best practices for managing risk associated with data protection frameworks
  • Standards and metrics for measuring data protection risk
  • Tools to meet compliance reporting requirements

Executive boardrooms are intimate and interactive sessions designed to foster dynamic dialogue around a specific, strategic topic. These private, closed-door discussions encourage attendee participation and are limited to 15 attendees (seating priority is given to C-level executives). To reserve your seat, please contact your event Program Manager Zack Hellmann at zack.hellmann@evanta.com.

10:50am - 11:40am  Executive Boardroom

Maintaining Agility in the Secure Enterprise

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John Diaz

Head of Information Security

ThyssenKrupp

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Wes Knight

CISO

Georgia Department of Revenue

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Wolf Goerlich

Advisory CISO

Duo Security

What tactics and technologies are effective in securing the enterprise without putting up barriers to business operations? In this interactive roundtable discussion, security leaders share strategies that maximize security while minimizing business bottlenecks.

In this session, security leaders will:

  • Define shared pain points where security controls are slowing business processes
  • Share ideas and best practices for reducing friction from security controls
  • Address ways to gain buy-in across the business when bottlenecks are unavoidable

Executive boardrooms are intimate and interactive sessions designed to foster dynamic dialogue around a specific, strategic topic. These private, closed-door discussions encourage attendee participation and are limited to 15 attendees (seating priority is given to C-level executives). To reserve your seat, please contact your event Program Manager, Zack Hellmann at zack.hellmann@evanta.com.

June 24, 2019 - mid-afternoon

11:40am - 12:05pm  Networking Break

12:05pm - 1:10pm  Keynote

Phishing Defense – The Art of Human Intuitive Repulsion

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Aaron Higbee

CTO & Co-Founder

Cofense, formerly PhishMe

As intuitive human beings we often somehow sense when things aren’t quite right. When a newborn is “too quiet,” a sixth-sense can be more reliable than a baby monitor. What applies to life also applies to cybersecurity. Machine learning and artificial intelligence can weed out some of the threats, but they won't catch everything. Find out why trusting your gut – knowing when to say something when you see something – is a key part of any organization's phishing defense. 

In this session:

  • Discover security trends, threat-actor tactics and defense strategies across the globe
  • Learn the types of actual phishing attacks
  • See how attackers evolve their tactics to avoid perimeter controls

1:10pm - 1:40pm  Networking Break

June 24, 2019 - afternoon

1:40pm - 2:30pm  Breakout Session

Joining Forces — Lessening the Chances of Attack

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Chad Hunt

Special Agent

Federal Bureau of Investigation

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Ashley Wolff

Special Agent - Private Sector Coordinator

Federal Bureau of Investigation

Picture this: you are alerted about a suspicious malware threat that could affect more than just your organization. Who should you reach out to? Your local FBI department wants to be at the top of that list. Special Agents Ashley Wolff and Chad Hunt share how they can help and fill you in on the bureau’s intentions.

Join this session to hear:

  • Brand new threats that are currently being investigated
  • Case studies where they partnered with the private sector
  • Opportunities to get ahead of early warning signs
  • What a successful partnership looks like between your executives and theirs

1:40pm - 2:30pm  Executive Boardroom

Cyber-Risk Management – New Approaches for Reducing Your Cyber-Exposure

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Kevin Morrison

VP of IT & CISO

Rollins, Inc.

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Frank Sornson

VP Global IT Security

ExamWorks

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Jack Huffard

COO & Co-Founder

Tenable

When it comes to reducing cyber exposure, overcoming vulnerability overload is critical. Find out how to improve your vulnerability management efforts so you can close your cyber exposure gap and focus on what matters most to your business.

During this peer discussion, you will explore how to:

  • Translate raw vulnerability and threat intelligence data into business insights
  • Benchmark your organization’s cyber exposure to guide decision making
  • Use threat intelligence to move the most dangerous vulnerabilities up your priority list

Executive boardrooms are intimate and interactive sessions designed to foster dynamic dialogue around a specific, strategic topic. These private, closed-door discussions encourage attendee participation and are limited to 15 attendees (seating priority is given to C-level executives). To reserve your seat, please contact your event Program Manager Zack Hellmann at zack.hellmann@evanta.com.

1:40pm - 2:30pm  Executive Boardroom

Modern Approaches to Protecting Your Third-Party Ecosystem

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John Gift

VP & CISO

Carter's

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Jason Maddox

Director of IT and CISO

Roark Capital Group

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Scott Schneider

Chief Revenue Officer

CyberGRX

It's no secret that hackers are opportunistic. They are constantly looking for the weakest link and are quick to capitalize on one as soon as it's spotted. This boardroom will discuss:

  • Third-party cyber risk best practices
  • New strategies for third-party cyber risk management (TPCRM) and how they work
  • How to scale your third-party risk management (TPRM) program to evolve with your ecosystem

Executive boardrooms are intimate and interactive sessions designed to foster dynamic dialogue around a specific, strategic topic. These private, closed-door discussions encourage attendee participation and are limited to 15 attendees (seating priority is given to C-level executives). To reserve your seat, please contact your event Program Manager Zack Hellmann at zack.hellmann@evanta.com.

2:30pm - 2:40pm  Networking Break

2:40pm - 3:30pm  Breakout Session

Bitcoin and Blockchain — Moving Beyond a Proof of Concept

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Linda Marcone

Director Information Security

Serta Simmons

We all struggle to fully understand the adoption of cryptocurrency. As some sit and wait to see what others are doing, some leaders are taking action.

In this session:

  • Explore case-studies of how blockchain has been implemented
  • Review skill sets that may not be fully defined
  • Challenge yourself to lead your company through the change

2:40pm - 3:30pm  Executive Boardroom

Endpoint Security and its Business Impacts

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Lynda Fleury

VP & Global CISO

Unum Group

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Paul Farley

Sr. Director Cyber Defense Center, Deputy CISO

NCR Corporation

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Grant Moerschel

Senior Director for Solutions Engineering

SentinelOne

The proliferation of devices over the last decade has radically increased how many endpoints companies are responsible for. Endless approaches and potential solutions have followed, but questions remain. In this second machine age, how can an organization maintain the fundamentals of endpoint security — and security in general — while embracing new technologies and strategies like machine learning?

Join fellow CISOs as they discuss:

  • Successes and challenges in keeping users secure at a time
  • When technology is moving faster than our ability to adapt
  • Business impacts to endpoint security and BYOD considerations

2:40pm - 3:30pm  Executive Boardroom

Tapping the Power of Security Big Data

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Vladimir Svidesskis

Information Security Director

Georgia Lottery

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Dan Webber

CISO

UST Global

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Franco Negri

Senior Solutions Architect

Securonix

How does the security leader find insight in all the data coming from their security program? In this roundtable discussion, security leaders share ideas for effectively leveraging operational and external data in support of enterprise security.

Join this discussion to:

  • Identify shared challenges in bringing together technical and non-technical data (business context etc.) relevant to their security efforts
  • Share each of our experiences in applying analytics (machine learning, data science techniques etc.) on top of this data and the value that certain data (email vs. proxy data) provides in support of their program
  • Uncover the challenges in managing the constantly growing volumes of security data and solutions such as big data platforms and machine learning algorithms
  • Discuss the importance of open data and data sharing between different teams within organization

Executive boardrooms are intimate and interactive sessions designed to foster dynamic dialogue around a specific, strategic topic. These private, closed-door discussions encourage attendee participation and are limited to 15 attendees (seating priority is given to C-level executives). To reserve your seat, please contact your event Program Manager Zack Hellmann at zack.hellmann@evanta.com.

2:40pm - 3:30pm  Executive Boardroom

Cybersecurity Readiness — Are you Really Ready?

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Tim Callahan

Global Chief Security Officer

Aflac

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Scott Stanton

CISO

Avanos Medical

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Joedy Glenn

Senior Solutions Architect

NorthState Technology Solutions

CISOs are in boardroom to explain enterprise risk and security posture. Testing your company’s readiness to respond is a critical element of any strong information security program. How does your readiness preparation compare to your peers?

Come together with your peers to discuss:

  • How your investments compare to others and how does the focus of investments relate from a leadership perspective
  • The comparison of proactive and reactive in the CISO role
  • Attack simulations and how they can differ

Executive boardrooms are intimate and interactive sessions designed to foster dynamic dialogue around a specific, strategic topic. These private, closed-door discussions encourage attendee participation and are limited to 15 attendees (seating priority is given to C-level executives). To reserve your seat, please contact your event Program Manager.

3:30pm - 3:50pm  Networking Break

3:50pm - 4:30pm  Keynote

Encouraging Courage in Leadership

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Grace Killelea

Thought Leader & Author of "The Confidence Effect"

The GKC Group

In light of #MeToo, leaders have an urgent need to take a closer look at what can be done to create safe workplace environments, which promotes career growth for everyone, regardless of gender or ethnicity. Grace Killelea shows the benefits leadership development and skill-building have on talent, leadership and retention. In this session, she discusses:

  • Why it’s critical to provide improved coaching and feedback to leaders and direct reports
  • How to move beyond compliance to create alliance and develop a culture of repair, not retreat
  • How to increase emotional intelligence and self-awareness in all leaders

4:30pm - 5:05pm  Closing Reception & Prize Drawing

Location


Venue & Accommodation

The St. Regis Atlanta

Your Community Partners


National Thought Leaders
Keynote Sponsor
National Sponsors

Atlanta CISO Program Manager


For inquiries related to this event, please reach out to your dedicated program contact.

Zack Hellmann

Program Manager

971-717-6691

zack.hellmann@evanta.com