Detroit CISO Virtual Executive Summit

June 9, 2021 | 8:00am - 3:00pm EDT

June 9, 2021 | 8:00am - 3:00pm EDT


Collaborate with your peers

Come together with your peers virtually to tackle top business challenges through peer-driven content and discussions at the Detroit CISO Virtual Executive Summit.

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


Martin Bally


Brent Cieszynski

Blue Cross Blue Shield

Earl Duby

Lear Corporation

Daren Fairfield

Whirlpool Corporation

Russ Gordon

Chief Information Security Officer

Fred Killeen

General Motors
Chief Information Security Officer

Tabice Ward

Director & CISO

Erik Wille

American Axle Manufacturing


Virtual Summit Keynote Session

Securing The Supply Chain

Security threats have been around for decades, but lately the nature of those threats has changed, the security of supply chains has come to the fore as an urgent issue for enterprises. CISOs understand that in this interlinked world, they’re only as secure as the weakest link in their supply chain.

Join this keynote to explore:

  • New approaches for managing third-party and supply chain partners
  • How much can, and should, CISOs control their supply chain
  • Tools and strategies that will help you make the best choices for your organization

Virtual Summit Boardroom Sessions

Making The Case for Application Security

Software has never been more business critical, and cyberattacks at the application layer have never been more frequent. Yet budgets are also getting extra scrutiny in recent months. Join this boardroom to learn how to make the case for application security, from why you need it to what good looks like. You'll leave with actionable tips and advice on:

  • Getting buy-in for AppSec
  • Making the case to expand a program
  • Communicating AppSec success to executives & more

Securing the Sprawling Endpoint

The global health pandemic has forced CISOs into a new era of evolving challenges. With fully remote workforces and assets continuously moving to the cloud, securing endpoint protection has never been more critical. So how are CISOs deploying next-generation endpoint protection to solve these obstacles?

Join this interactive session to discuss:

  • Securing critical applications even in a state of compromise
  • Tactics for monitoring a sprawling attack surface
  • Leveraging new technologies to quantify threats

Optimizing Security Operations

Outsource? Insource? A hybrid model? Finding the right design for an effective security operations center is a complex leadership challenge weaving technology, budget, talent management and, of course, risk. Learn what questions you should be asking yourself, and other senior leaders, to ensure your SOC is up to par.

Join this session to learn:

  • Models for effective insource, outsource and hybrid SOCs
  • Leadership best practices for keeping employees engaged and alert
  • The latest workflows for effective incident response

Actionable Intelligence – Keeping Pace with Relentless Threats

Efficiently employing actionable threat intelligence is key to staying ahead of the next wave of threats. A fast-moving threat intelligence program that highlights the latest risks can spell the difference between preventing a breach or becoming the next headline. How can CISOs sift through the deluge of information?

Join this session to discuss:

  • How CISOs can pinpoint and leverage actionable threat intelligence
  • Technologies that help automate the identification of emerging threats
  • The evolving nature of today’s threat landscape


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Detroit CISO Program Manager

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

Kenzie Howard

Program Manager