Houston CISO Executive Summit

November 30, 2022 | C. Baldwin Curio Collection by Hilton

November 30, 2022
C. Baldwin Curio Collection by Hilton

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Collaborate with your peers

Get together with Houston'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:

Elevating the security practice and CISO role into strategic partners who manage cyber risk

Evolving traditional approaches and technologies in response to the expanding attack surface

Maturing IAM roadmaps and infrastructure to become more resilient against evolving demands

Houston CISO Governing Body


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

Co-Chairs

Mike Coogan

Waste Management
Senior Director, Cybersecurity

Angelique Grado

TechnipFMC
VP & Chief Information Security Officer

Derek Rude

Weatherford
Director, IT Security

Genady Vishnevetsky

Stewart Title Company
CISO

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 Houston 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


Keynote Sessions

Diversity in Thinking — Catalyst for Change

As organizations strive to drive DEI initiatives, CISOs have an opportunity to lead the way in creating employment and advancement opportunities for underrepresented groups within security. In this session, Mary N. Chaney, a former senior security executive and founder of the nonprofit Minorities in Cybersecurity (MiC), will discuss how CISOs can play a critical role in diversifying talent in the cybersecurity space.

Join this session to learn:

  • How having more diverse teams helps throughout the organization and brings fresh perspectives
  • Strategies for communicating and demonstrating commitment to your workforce
  • How having accountability partners can improve the success of your team

Elevating Security for a Hyper-Connected World

Digital assets are enabling new revenue and growth opportunities, and accelerating transformation across industries. For CISOs and CIOs that must ensure the security and continuity of business, however, they represent an ever-expanding attack surface at a time when the volume of attacks and the threat of ransomware is increasingly driving news cycles and board-level concern.

Attendees of this keynote hosted by Armis will leave with the insights needed to:

  • Identify unseen security risks by gaining complete visibility in a rapidly expanding attack surface
  • Get ahead of exposure by prioritizing high impact vulnerabilities and threats
  • Secure the assets, recover unnecessary CapEx and OpEx and free staff for priority initiatives

Zero Trust — Implementing a Strategy for Success

For years, Zero Trust has been THE cyber strategy that everyone — from the boardroom to the marketing team — is talking about, but security leaders sometimes differ on what it really means.

In this session, George Finney, Chief Security Officer at Southern Methodist University and author of Project Zero Trust: A Story About a Strategy for Aligning Security and the Business, will:

  • Break down misconceptions about what Zero Trust is, who it’s for, and why it's important
  • Share concrete steps for implementing Zero Trust
  • Outline a strategy for success in cybersecurity that appeals to the board



Executive Boardroom Sessions

The Supply Chain Attack Surface

Supply chain based attacks continue to be on the rise. Attackers always choose the easiest path. Today, it’s often done by first compromising one of the end targets suppliers and then abusing that trusted relationship that they have to target an organization. What are you most likely to open; an unknown email from an unknown sender with an attachment, or an invoice from your favorite supplier?

Join this boardroom hosted by SentinelOne to explore:

  • Strategies to implement with your TPRM program
  • Case studies for remediation processes
  • Opportunities for change that will have the biggest impact


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, with seating priority given to CISOs.

To reserve your seat, please contact: Caroline Timothy, Houston CISO Program Manager, at caroline.timothy@evanta.com.

Preparing for the Next Attack

As API traffic surges, third-party networks rapidly expand, and the digital business accelerates, the threat of suffering a breach or disruption looms large on the horizon. CISOs managing an ever-expanding attack surface must fortify the foundations of their infrastructure, applications, and teams so that when the next big vulnerability is uncovered…you’re ready to respond.

Join this peer conversation to discuss:

  • Replacing static access controls and legacy security perimeters that delay incident response
  • Identifying and mitigating the risks of third-party networks and software supply chains
  • Trends in data privacy regulations and data protection measures

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, with seating priority given to CISOs.

To reserve your seat, please contact: Caroline Timothy, Houston CISO Program Manager, at caroline.timothy@evanta.com.

Threat Management – Risk Reduction, Visibility, Detection and Response Across Dispersed Environments

Many organizations are challenged with implementing their security programs across widely distributed infrastructure, using an array of tools while often sharing responsibility and control with their service providers. So how can they best maintain visibility into those environments, detect malicious activity and orchestrate effective, business wide, responses? Or perhaps even eliminate much of the noise in that process by identifying and reducing their exposure and risk proactively?

Join this boardroom hosted by IBM to discuss:

  • Key industry advances in open interconnectivity of tools and data sources
  • How overall exposure and risk can be better managed
  • Improving the efficiency and effectiveness of threat management programs to allow security teams to focus on the what’s most important

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, with seating priority given to CISOs.

To reserve your seat, please contact: Caroline Timothy, Houston CISO Program Manager, at caroline.timothy@evanta.com.

Data Doesn’t Lose Itself

Your people are your most valuable asset, your greatest weakness, and your best defense. CISOs seeking to prevent data loss from malicious, negligent or compromised users can correlate content, behavior and threats for better insight and streamlined investigations.

Join this boardroom hosted by Proofpoint to discuss:

  • Augmenting your data protection program with the right people and processes
  • Transforming your employees into effective data defenders
  • Managing insider threats and preventing data loss at the endpoint

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, with seating priority given to CISOs.

To reserve your seat, please contact: Caroline Timothy, Houston CISO Program Manager, at caroline.timothy@evanta.com.

Beating Attackers At Their Own Game

Cybersecurity is no longer a nice to have, it’s a front line defense that protects organizations from targeted attacks and sophisticated threat actors. Security leaders must always be one step ahead and deliver effective cybersecurity through active prevention and defense. How can CISOs mitigate threats against the attack surface, whilst providing the business and technical outcomes to both stay secure and advance business objectives?

Join this boardroom hosted by CrowdStrike to discuss:

  • Leveraging proprietary data, analytics and technology to prevent attacks
  • Implementing proactive defense for businesses of all sizes to mitigate today’s threats
  • Pressure-testing your incident response plan and playbooks

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, with seating priority given to CISOs.

To reserve your seat, please contact: Caroline Timothy, Houston CISO Program Manager, at caroline.timothy@evanta.com.

The Ongoing Fight to Secure Business Email

Despite their efforts, from phishing simulations to security awareness campaigns, CISOs from organizations big and small keep falling short when it comes to stopping Business Email Compromise (BEC) attacks. But, if everyone has an email security program, why are the losses associated with BEC still climbing?

Join this boardroom hosted by Abnormal Security to discuss:

  • What is working or not working, with existing processes and technology?
  • How do we solve the "human factor" in the equation?
  • Best practices for preventing loss related to a BEC attack?

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, with seating priority given to CISOs.

To reserve your seat, please contact: Caroline Timothy, Houston CISO Program Manager, at caroline.timothy@evanta.com.

Manage Security Posture and Risk Across SaaS Environments

As the adoption of enterprise SaaS grows, high-profile SaaS application data breaches are also on the rise. CISOs are ultimately responsible for the security of their organization’s data, including access by third-party applications, and must implement appropriate security settings and data governance for their environments. The challenge, the most widely used gateway architecture solutions don’t deliver visibility into the complex, unique characteristics of different SaaS applications.

Join this boardroom hosted by AppOmni to discuss:

  • How to gain immediate visibility into what data can be accessed by all types of users and integrations, including third-party applications
  • How to build the business case for a comprehensive SaaS security program, including funding sources
  • How to integrate security into the software development lifecycle to improve DevSecOps during the product development process

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, with seating priority given to CISOs.

To reserve your seat, please contact: Caroline Timothy, Houston CISO Program Manager, at caroline.timothy@evanta.com.


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A block of rooms has been reserved at the C. Baldwin Curio Collection by Hilton at a reduced conference rate. Reservations should be made online or by calling 713-759-0202.

Deadline to book using the discounted room rate of $209 USD (plus tax) is November 7, 2022.

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

Caroline Timothy

Program Manager

8177732790

caroline.timothy@evanta.com