Atlanta CISO Executive Summit

December 14, 2021 | JW Marriott Atlanta Buckhead

December 14, 2021
JW Marriott Atlanta Buckhead

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Collaborate with your peers

Get together with Atlanta's top CISOs to tackle shared business challenges and critical priorities facing your role today. Participate in this one-day, local program with peer-driven topics and interactive discussions with your true C-level peers.

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

Accelerating security to match the pace of digital business initiatives

Managing the risk created from a landscape of new core technologies

Achieving sustainability for the CISO role without compromising outcomes

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

Derek Benz

Coca-Cola Company
Chief Information Security Officer

Tim Callahan

Aflac
Global Chief Security Officer

John Dickson

Republic National Distributing Company
VP, IT Infrastructure & Cybersecurity

David Levine

Ricoh Americas
VP Corporate & Information Security, CSO

Dean Mallis

Marta
CISO

Dan Webber

UST Global
VP Technology

Deborah Wheeler

Delta Air Lines
Chief Information Security Officer

What to Expect

Interactive Sessions

Hear from CISO practitioners and thought leaders on how they're solving critical challenges impacting your role today in Keynote sessions, and join smaller, interactive discussions with your peers in Breakout and Boardroom sessions.

Community Networking

Make new connections and catch up with old friends in casual conversations during dedicated time for networking designed to better acquaint you with your Atlanta CISO community.

Peer-to-Peer Meetings

Connect with like-minded peers in a private, one-on-one setting through Evanta's Peer-to-Peer Meetings. You will be matched with peers in your community based on your shared interests and priorities.

Agenda


December 14, 2021 - morning

7:30am - 8:15am  Registration & Breakfast

8:15am - 9:00am  Keynote

Executive Presence for Lasting Leadership

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Chris Ulrich

Body Language Expert & Political Consultant

 Any given gesture — a nod, a point of the finger — unconsciously communicates powerful ideas and feelings that have tangible consequences. Top executives are generally proficient in their ability to interact with others, but the stakes are raised during high-level negotiations, reporting to the board, inspiring and empowering senior managers or dealing with tricky internal matters.

Join body language expert Chris Ulrich as he shares:

  • Why every movement and action is magnified in high-level situations
  • Tools and techniques to build rapport quickly
  • How executives can communicate more effectively


9:00am - 9:15am  Break

9:15am - 10:00am  Breakout Session

Hope is Not a Ransomware Strategy — 5 Steps to Shore Up Your Defenses

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Mehul Revankar

Vice President, Product Management and Engineering

Qualys

Session details coming soon!

9:15am - 10:00am  Breakout Session

State of Email Security — A Multi-Pronged Approach to Protection

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Jim Burgess

Senior Director, Information Security

Carter's

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Julius Olujuyigbe

Sr Security Architect

Carter's

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Grace Pittmon

Sr Manager IT Security Operations & Engineering

Carter's

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Kemper Seay

VP Infrastructure & Chief Information Security Officer

Carter's

Despite varied efforts, from phishing simulations to security awareness campaigns, CISOs across the board keep falling short of their business email security goals. Learn how the security team at Carter’s Inc. is successfully protecting users and their business from volumetric threats like malware and spam, as well as advanced threats like targeted spear phishing and ransomware.

Join this session to learn how to:

  • Protect against and respond to targeted attacks
  • Leverage email and web isolation to protect users and identify threats
  • Manage and deploy successful awareness and phishing campaigns

9:15am - 10:00am  Executive Boardroom

Security Technology Sprawl Tipping Point — How More Tools Can Increase Overall Risk

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Ashok Sankar

Vice President of Product Marketing

ReliaQuest

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Eric Mermelstein

Chief Information Security Officer and Global Director - Infrastructure

GCP Applied Technologies

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Gretchen Hiley

CISO

Randstad North America

As organizations rush to cover gaps in an expanding attack surface, thanks to digital transformation and remote work, they are realizing that this strategy is creating an uncontrolled technology sprawl. Yet many organizations continue purchasing more tools than they can manage, actually increasing their overall risk while wasting limited program budget. How is your technology investment strategy helping you meet your security outcomes?

In this discussion, you will learn:

  • The state of “tools sprawl” and data showing its impact on security organizations
  • Insights and best practices to reduce complexity and increase tool efficacies
  • Maturing your security posture to drive desired outcomes

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.

9:15am - 10:00am  Breakout Session

Office Hours With Chris Ulrich

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Chris Ulrich

Body Language Expert & Political Consultant

What does your body language say about you? What shifts might you make to change how others perceive you? Join this special one-on-one session exclusively for Governing Body members with body-language expert, Chris Ulrich for candid feedback on your in-person and online body language. Sessions are 20-minutes and pre-registration is required.

 In this unique, private session, you’ll receive:

  • One-on-one consultation with a premier expert
  •  Live analysis of your unique body language cues
  • Personalized executive presence improvements 

10:00am - 10:30am  Networking Break

10:30am - 11:15am  Breakout Session

Securing a Better User Experience

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Katie Ewers

Director of Cybersecurity, BISO Team, - MRxTS

McKesson Corporation

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Brian Phillips

VP, Information Security

Macy's

 There's a saying in security that goes "if the user can do it wrong, they will do it wrong." But are security leaders truly setting their users - internal and external - up for success? Customers' expectations change rapidly, constantly, and permanently, and it's imperative for security leaders to challenge assumptions, communicate openly across the business, and continuously iterate for the user experience.

Join this session to hear:

  • The importance of direct user feedback and how to effectively respond
  • Practical strategies to discuss trust and access with other senior leaders
  • Ways to improve the end-user experience while reducing costs and improving security

10:30am - 11:15am  Breakout Session

Pen Test Your Board Pitch — An Interactive Exercise

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James Baird

VP Information Security & CISO

FOCUS Brands

Pitching to the board is a skill that must be mastered. CISOs are tasked to use visuals, communicate business value and synthesize complex information in a way that makes sense. Join this interactive session to identify the holes in your board pitch—and improve them for the next time you’re in the hot seat.

In this interactive session, you will work in a group to:

  • Create and deliver a board pitch
  • Receive real-time feedback on your pitch
  • Learn best practices and strategies for communicating with your board

10:30am - 11:15am  Executive Boardroom

Strengthening Your IAM Strategy

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Dan Webber

VP Technology

UST Global

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Armghan Malik

CISO

Altium

Moving beyond outdated tech and into a world of efficient, seamless access isn’t impossible. Fine-tuning IAM strategies is an important goal of CISOs across the country.

In this boardroom, you’ll discuss with your peers:

  • How to tailor an IAM strategy with limited resources
  • When to rely on legacy technology versus investing in new technology
  • What training is needed to strengthen your IAM program

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 - 11:15am  Breakout Session

Office Hours With Chris Ulrich

Chris Ulrich headshot

Chris Ulrich

Body Language Expert & Political Consultant

What does your body language say about you? What shifts might you make to change how others perceive you? Join this special one-on-one session exclusively for Governing Body members with body-language expert, Chris Ulrich for candid feedback on your in-person and online body language. Sessions are 20-minutes and pre-registration is required.

 In this unique, private session, you’ll receive:

  • One-on-one consultation with a premier expert
  •  Live analysis of your unique body language cues
  • Personalized executive presence improvements 

11:15am - 11:25am  Break

December 14, 2021 - mid-afternoon

11:25am - 12:50pm  Peer-to-Peer Meetings

Peer-to-Peer Meetings

Connect with like-minded peers in a one-on-one setting through Evanta’s Peer-to-Peer Meetings. You will be matched with peers in your community based on your shared interests and priorities.

11:45am - 1:30pm  Lunch Service

12:50pm - 1:00pm  Break

1:00pm - 1:35pm  Keynote

Demystifying Zero Trust and its Role in Cybersecurity

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Danny Jenkins

CEO

ThreatLocker

The Zero Trust framework is based on the principle of "never trust, always verify." This keynote aims to highlight the types of identity-related breaches impacting organizations today, what progress is being made on preventing them and how CISOs can continue to protect their enterprises without interrupting core business operations.

Join this session to hear:

  • Strategies your organization can take to best position itself for the transition to Zero Trust
  • Technologies needed to take control of your environment in the fight against ransomware
  • Increasing efficiency through cloud and Zero Trust strategies

1:35pm - 1:50pm  Break

December 14, 2021 - afternoon

1:50pm - 2:35pm  Breakout Session

Mitigating New Third Party Risks

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Chayan Chakravarti

Director, Information Security & Compliance

CommScope

 Many third-party risks are identified after initial onboarding and due diligence, suggesting traditional methods in risk management policy fail to capture new and evolving vulnerabilities. As these external partnerships become increasingly complex, the need for a new approach is clear.

In this benchmarking session, uncover answers to your pressing questions, including:

  • What strategies are most effective when assessing vendor risk?
  • How do you ensure vendors are complying with evolving privacy regulations?
  • How do you convey vendor risks to senior leadership and to your board?

1:50pm - 2:35pm  Executive Boardroom

Resiliency in Risk

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Elias Nyankojo

Global Leader, Information Security

Avanos

Increasing numbers of supply chain failures and damaging vendor data breaches are enough to turn the already challenging practice of assessing third parties into a virtually impossible task. Resilience is crucial and can only be achieved through a combination of agility and effective risk management. How can CISOs make strong risk-based decisions and scale for the future?

Join this session to discuss:

  • Security Posture through third party assessments
  • Frameworks to assess risk
  • Creating a culture of risk awareness

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.

1:50pm - 2:35pm  Executive Boardroom

Taking Data Governance to Data Enablement

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Martin Fisher

Director, Information Security & CISO

Northside Hospital

The diversity and pace of business have driven the demand for data and analytics far beyond the ability of existing governance capabilities to deliver the desired value. Security leaders involved in driving change in this area must connect initiatives to business strategy and organizational workflow in order to be successful.

Join this session to discuss:

  • Components of an effective data governance program
  • Successful governance business cases that influence key stakeholders
  • How to establish an end-to-end data governance strategy to meet evolving global challenges

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.

2:35pm - 3:05pm  Networking Break

3:05pm - 3:40pm  Keynote

Communicating the Present Day Threat Landscape

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Chad Hunt

Supervisory Special Agent

Federal Bureau of Investigation

 Today's varied threat landscape features both foreign and domestic online security concerns that must be shared across all levels of the organization. Join BFI Supervisory Special Agent (SA) Chad Hunt as he:

  • Cuts through the "noise" and discusses a variety of the most pressing threats to business
  • Strategies for addressing the emerging threat landscape
  • Best practices of working with law enforcement before, during and after a breach

3:40pm - 4:10pm  Closing Reception & Prize Drawing

REGISTER

Returning to in-person conferences


We are excited to welcome you back, in person, to Evanta gatherings.

As previously shared, Evanta will hold in-person programs only in locations that meet our stringent health and safety criteria to help ensure the well-being of our participants, partners, and our associates. These criteria include adhering to government, venue, and health agency guidelines, in addition to taking all practical safety precautions onsite.

Please note that our onsite planning will continue to evolve, and all measures are subject to change to ensure the best and safest possible experience. Please refer to our COVID-19 Health and Safety Protocols for up-to-date local guidelines.

Location


Venue & Accommodation

JW Marriott Atlanta Buckhead
MORE INFORMATION

A block of rooms has been reserved at the JW Marriott Atlanta Buckhead at a reduced conference rate. Reservations should be made online or by calling 1-866-343-5747. Please mention Atlanta CISO Executive Summit to ensure the appropriate room rate.

Deadline to book using the discounted room rate of $292 USD (plus tax) is November 21, 2021.

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Atlanta CISO Program Manager


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

Lauren Scott

Program Manager

971-230-3521

lauren.scott@evanta.com