Dallas CISO Executive Summit

November 16, 2021 | Dallas/Addison Marriott Quorum by the Galleria

November 16, 2021
Dallas/Addison Marriott Quorum by the Galleria

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Collaborate with your peers

Get together with Dallas'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

Dallas CISO Governing Body


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

Co-Chairs

Sara Andrews

PepsiCo Inc
SVP, Global CISO

Sonja Hammond

National Veterinary Associates
VP, CISO

Mustapha Kebbeh

Brinks
Global CISO

Mike Priest

Globe Life Inc.
CISO

Shamoun Siddiqui

Neiman Marcus
VP, CISO

Gary Toretti

CBRE
SVP, 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 Dallas 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


Governing Body Welcome Reception Session

Governing Body Welcome Reception

Exclusive to Governing Body members and select guests, this dinner is a can’t-miss opportunity to connect with your peers prior to tomorrow’s Executive Summit. Please join your colleagues for an evening of good food, wine, and lively networking.


Keynote Sessions

A Seat at the Table — The CISO’s Newfound Power and Responsibility

With threat levels and vulnerabilities becoming more advanced in today’s hybrid workplace, company leadership is depending on the CISO to take charge, anticipate attacks and limit risks. Security leaders successfully wielding their power is critical in today’s shifting environment. 

Today’s CISOs should know: 

  • How to elevate their language of leadership
  • Ways to utilize the budget secured in board negotiations
  • What it takes to not only survive, but grow stronger, in an ever-challenging business climate

Lunch Keynote

 Details coming soon.

Closing Keynote

 Details coming soon.


Breakout Session

Retaining a Diverse and Free-Thinking Talent Pool

As a CISO, you know long and often challenging days come with the territory. But new recruits, reporting for duty with varied backgrounds and big, paradigm-challenging ideas, may see their ambitions fall at the hands of “the way we’ve always done things.” As a result, many find themselves in a state of “security burnout.” 

 Let’s discuss: 

  • How to create an environment that attracts outside-the-box thinkers and problem solvers
  • The benefits of a diversified talent roster
  • How to talk to your team about (and hopefully prevent) “security burnout”


Executive Boardroom Sessions

Extending Cyber to Public Cloud

Public cloud and SaaS are driving a fundamental paradigm shift. CISOs are seeing an API explosion. Gaps are forming in how we protect new features in public cloud. How do CISO’s keep these connections secure?

Your fellow CISOs are talking about: 

  • Ways to add and extend security capabilities

  • Best practices for distributing APIs through Cloud and SAS

  • The public cloud transition process and why it doesn’t necessarily mean starting over

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, Lawrence Figueroa (lawrence.figueroa@evanta.com).

Executive Boardroom

 Details coming soon.

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, Lawrence Figueroa (lawrence.figueroa@evanta.com).

Remaining Ransom-aware and Readying Your Response

Ransomware, the most intimidating threat on today’s security horizon, is an issue best approached from a “not if but when” perspective. It’s no longer enough to bolster your defenses. Today’s CISO should know what to do when one gets past the goalie. 

We’ll discuss: 

  • Defensive practices for those hoping to avoid a ransomware attack
  • Practical steps for those who find themselves in a ransomware situation
  • The pros and cons you’ll need to weigh when choosing whether to pay

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, Lawrence Figueroa (lawrence.figueroa@evanta.com).

Taking a Strategic Approach to Third-Party Risk

For many businesses, third-party vendors have become an important source of strategic advantage and business value. Yet outsourcing is not without its risks. As these external partnerships become increasingly complex, the need for a new strategic approach to vendor risk management is clear.

Join this session to discuss: 

  • Ways to partner across the c-suite on third-party risk efforts 
  • New approaches for managing third, fourth, and even fifth-party partners
  • Strategies that will help you make the best choices for your 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, Lawrence Figueroa (lawrence.figueroa@evanta.com).

Overcoming Hurdles and Executing a Security Automation Plan

 Taking certain objectives out of the hands of your already-busy team members and putting them in the capable hands of an automated program ensures those objectives are accomplished, accomplished regularly and accomplished without human error. Of course, the security automation process comes with some unique challenges.

Let’s figure out: 

  • Which of your more burdensome objectives best qualify for automation
  • How you can use the currently available tools to start the automation process
  • Processes your fellow CISOs have seen success in automating

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, Lawrence Figueroa (lawrence.figueroa@evanta.com).


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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 steps on-site.

Please note that our onsite planning will continue to evolve, and all measures will be subject to change to ensure the best and safest possible experience. Please see below (under ‘more information’) for our current approach and planned onsite safety measures.

Location


MORE INFORMATION

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Dallas/Addison Marriott Quorum by the Galleria at a reduced conference rate. Reservations should be made online or by calling 888-236-2427.

Deadline to book using the discounted room rate of $168 USD (plus tax) is October 31, 2021.

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Dallas CISO Program Manager


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

Lawrence Figueroa

Senior Program Manager

971-222-2374

lawrence.figueroa@evanta.com