Boston CISO Inner Circle

February 8, 2023 | UMass Club

February 8, 2023
UMass Club

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Collaborate with your peers

Join Boston's top CISOs for an intimate networking dinner and facilitated discussion on key business challenges. Enjoy a relaxed evening of dinner and drinks with your peers to share best practices, make new connections and build professional relationships.

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

Strategies for Establishing Cyber Judgment

Effective Communication and Balance of Risk, Value and Cost

Nurturing a Cyber Risk-Aware Culture

Boston CISO Governing Body


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

Co-Chairs

Kevin Brown

SAIC
SVP, CISO

Javed Ikbal

Bright Horizons
VP/CISO

Larry Jarvis

Iron Mountain Inc
SVP, Chief Information Security Officer

Holly Ridgeway

Citizens Financial Group
Chief Security Officer

Ravi Thatavarthy

Rite Aid
Vice President & Chief Information Security Officer

Agenda


February 8, 2023

4:30pm - 5:30pm  Executive Networking Reception

5:30pm - 6:45pm  Discussion Topics

Enabling Digital Cyber-Risk Management

Jon Fredrickson headshot

Jon Fredrickson

Information Security & Privacy Officer

Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island

Robert Guay headshot

Robert Guay

Director of Emerging Security Technologies

Johnson & Johnson

Ravi Thatavarthy headshot

Ravi Thatavarthy

Vice President & Chief Information Security Officer

Rite Aid

Bobbi Bookstaver headshot

Bobbi Bookstaver

Director of Information Security

Shawmut Design and Construction

Michael Woodson headshot

Michael Woodson

Director of Information Security and Privacy

Sonesta

Robert Sullivan headshot

Robert Sullivan

CISO, VP Technology Shared Services

Agero

A growing number of companies are willing to increase their risk appetites to get ahead in the wake of unpredictable environments and innovative technologies’ potential to provide competitive advantages. CISOs must evolve more thoughtful risk-based vendor relationships, add requests for evidence of security controls, shift to resilience-based thinking, and work to get ahead of coming regulations.

CISOs should identify and proactively manage future risks by notifying decision-makers about new security strategies, norms, and technologies. It is imperative that relationships continue to evolve with senior leadership outside IT and security to ensure effective communication of organizational risk. Lastly, tracking and addressing skills gaps with creative talent management practices will help cybersecurity leaders stay ahead of the curve.

Strategies for Establishing Cyber Judgment

  • How are you equipping decision-makers throughout the organization to independently make informed risk decisions rather than relying on automation?
  • Many CISOs have turned toward the organization of cyber fusion teams to operate in a more product-centric way. What strategies to embed security within the organization have you tried? How are you changing mindsets and workflows?
  • What methods have you found effective when communicating the balance of risk, value and cost?

Nurturing a Cyber Risk-Aware Culture

  • Have you built a formal security behavior and culture program that targets end-users, executive leadership, and the board? How have you done this? What benefits are you seeing?
  • What sort of roles are you hiring for in the coming year? Are they more business focused or technology/security focused?
  • How are you involving business leaders around cyber decision making to ensure joint responsibility?

6:45pm - 7:15pm  Networking Break

7:15pm - 8:30pm  Summary Discussion & Dinner

8:30pm - 9:30pm  Social Hour

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We are committed to creating the safest possible environment for all participants, partners, and associates. As a part of our commitment we will continue to monitor and adhere to government, venue, and health agency guidelines. Information on vaccinations, face mask guidance, on-site safety measures, and more, can be found here: Health and Safety Resource Policy.

 

 

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UMass Club

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Parking

Hosted parking available for guests in the One Beacon Garage located at 1 Beacon St # 800, Boston, MA 02108. 

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