Boston CISO Town Hall

August 17, 2021 | 11:00am EDT

August 17, 2021 | 11:00am EDT

Responding to a Heavyweight Disruptive Extortion Attack: A View from the Frontlines

Connect with peers in the Boston CISO Community virtually for an interactive panel discussion on current issues and top priorities for security leaders.

Join fellow CISOs in the Boston community to discuss:

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

Discussion Leaders

Members of the Boston CISO community will lead the interactive discussion and share lessons learned.

Adam Finkelstein


VP, Cyber Security Services, NA


Robert Sherman

American Tower Corp

Chief Information Security Officer & Vice President, Information Technology


Ravi Thatavarthy

BJ's Wholesale Club

Vice President & Chief Information Security Officer



August 17, 2021

11:00am - 12:00pm  EDT

Responding to a Heavyweight Disruptive Extortion Attack: A View from the Frontlines

This session will offer a window into a high impact extortion cyber-attack presented through the attacker and responder perspectives. It will leverage experience from the frontlines of cyber, to exhibit some of the latest techniques threat actors are using against organizations, provide a sense of the digital battle within a network, and share key recommendations on adapting resilience and responding to attacks.

Join this virtual session to explore:

  • Insights into some of the latest in offensive techniques and trends, in the context of Extortion attacks and the recent incidents
  • Effective measures for adapting resilience to the evolving threat landscape
  • Techniques for leading through a cyber crisis and defeating attacks within the network

Your Community Partner

Key Partner

Community Program Managers

For inquiries related to this community, please reach out to your dedicated contacts.

Cathleen Hogan

Program Manager

Tim Bigley

Senior Program Manager – Territory Specialist