Houston CISO Virtual Executive Summit

June 10, 2021 | 8:00am - 3:00pm CDT

June 10, 2021 | 8:00am - 3:00pm CDT


Collaborate with your peers

Come together with your peers virtually to tackle top business challenges through peer-driven content and discussions at the Houston 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


Mike Coogan

Waste Management
Senior Director, Cybersecurity

Angelique Grado

TechnipFMC PLC

Annessa McKenzie

VP of IT & CSO

Derek Rude

Director, IT Security

Genady Vishnevetsky

Stewart Title Company


Virtual Summit Keynote Session

Taking Control in the Cloud

 Are you challenged with uncontrolled costs and unknown risks from your adoption of cloud services? Concerned with whether your IaaS investments are endangering your security or compliance? Or perhaps you’re just watching your budget disappear seemingly on its own. You are not alone.

Join your peers for a discussion around:

  • Optimizing the cost of the cloud

  • Improving security, compliance and governance in cloud architectures

  • Leveraging the resources and controls you already have

Virtual Summit Boardroom Sessions

Do You Speak Risk?

 Added to the list of bona fides for today’s information security leader is a multilingual mandate for speaking the languages of risk. Business risk, legal risk and more all intertwine with an effective security strategy, yet the owners of each area don’t always see eye to eye. Where business units aren’t looking at risk the same way, an opportunity opens for malicious actors.

Join this session to discuss:

  • Successful examples of cross-functional partnerships in risk management

  • Metrics that effectively describe risk within, and outside of, security

  • Tips for leveraging risk discussions to gain support for security

Mitigating New Third Party Risks

Many third-party risks are identified after initial onboarding and due diligence, suggesting traditional methods in risk management policy fail to capture new and evolving risks. As these external partnerships become increasingly complex, the need for a new vendor risk management approach is clear.

Join this conversation to discuss:

  • Establish business-driven methods for ongoing risk management analysis

  • Partner across the C-Suite to establish organizational buy-in

  • Strategies to employ an iterative approach to ongoing relationship management 


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Houston CISO Program Manager

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

Tyler Ward

Program Manager