DACH CISO Executive Summit

26 November 2019 | Hilton Frankfurt City Centre

26 November 2019
Hilton Frankfurt City Centre

Collaborate with your peers

Get together with your peers to tackle top business challenges through peer-driven content and discussions at the DACH 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

DACH CISO Governing Body

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

Governing Body Co-Chairs

Martin Bally

American Axle Manufacturing

Branden Newman


Judith Wunschik

Siemens AG
CCSO | Gas & Power

John Petersen



Keynote Sessions

Steer Your Ship Through Uncertainty and Change

To open the day, Steer Your Ship through Uncertainty and Change will equip you as CISOs with the strategies and behaviours you need to navigate through the headwinds of change and uncertainty, by developing brilliant, resilient people.

Protecting Your VIPs and Your VAPs (Very Attacked People)

For years, we’ve seen attackers target organisations 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. Nikki Cosgrove 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 organisations 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

Breakout Session

Increasing Cybersecurity Awareness Through Live Hacking Sessions

Join Linus Plum, CISO of RWE, in this unique session including a quickfire case study followed by table discussions. Audience participation will be encouraged! Plum hits home in this relatable session, exploring key issues including how to:

  • Increase your security posture through phishing click rate measurement
  • Heighten security awareness across diverse and changing enterprises
  • Best practices on how to implement sophisticated and innovative security education programmes

Executive Boardroom Session

Refining the Security of OT Environments

While the stakes are massive, improving digital security for industrial environments remains a vexing problem for many organisations. Roll up your sleeves with your fellow security leaders and discuss the latest ideas to tackle several key areas in operational technology security such as:

  • Convergence of IT and OT environments
  • Best practices in OT incident response
  • Perspectives on the latest threat landscape for OT

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 Luis Arango.


Venue & Accommodation

Hilton Frankfurt City Centre

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Hilton Frankfurt City Centre at a reduced conference rate. Reservations should be made online or by calling +49-69-133800. Please mention DACH CISO Executive Summit to ensure the appropriate room rate.

Deadline to book using the discounted room rate of $305 (plus tax) is 1 October 2019.

Your Community Partners

Keynote Sponsor
Presenting Sponsors
Global Thought Leader
Boardroom Sponsors
Luxury Prize Sponsor

Community Programme Managers

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

Luis Arango Abello

Senior Community Manager

+44 (0)1784 267 880

Chloe Stevenson

Community Manager

+44 (0)7701 308 236