IN-PERSON

Houston CISO Inner Circle

March 26, 2024 | Willie G's Seafood

March 26, 2024
Willie G's Seafood

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Join Houston's top CISOs for an intimate networking dinner and facilitated discussion on key business challenges. Enjoy a relaxed evening of dinner and drinks with your peers to share best practices, make new connections and build professional relationships.

Join your peers to discuss the most critical issues impacting CISOs today:

Preparing For Cost Optimization In An Uncertain Future

Demonstrating Your Worth — Having A Clear Communication Strategy Across The Business

Houston CISO Governing Body


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

Governing Body Co-Chairs

Doug Rinehart

Newfold Digital
CISO

Derek Rude

Weatherford
Director, IT Security

Anthony Souza

Corteva Inc
VP, Chief Information Security Officer

Genady Vishnevetsky

Stewart Title Company
CISO

Joy Wangdi

LyondellBasell
Cybersecurity Trust Officer

Agenda


March 26, 2024

4:30pm - 5:30pm  Executive Networking Reception

5:30pm - 6:45pm  Discussion Topics

Turning Economic Headwinds into Opportunities

John Engates headshot

John Engates

Field CTO

Cloudflare

Nibin Philip headshot

Nibin Philip

VP, Chief Information Security Officer

Landry's Inc.

Barry Beckett headshot

Barry Beckett

CISO

Navitus Health Solutions

Cherryl Freeman headshot

Cherryl Freeman

Director IT Security and Compliance

Enterprise Products Partners

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Mike Ratliff

Technical Information Security Officer

Invesco

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Bemi Anjous

CISO

Noble Corporation

In the ever-evolving global economy, CISOs face even harsher challenges when defending cybersecurity budgets. Uncertainty persists as enterprises face global economic headwinds, new regulations, increasing technology spending, and an ever-increasing threat landscape. By connecting cybersecurity expenses to business outcomes and demonstrating the value of change spend, they can optimize technology investment and effectively communicate the value offered to retain key budgets.

CISOs must rise to the occasion and prepare for possible cost-optimization requests. By honing their communication and storytelling skills, they can effectively navigate the C-suite and win over stakeholders as security advocates, ultimately securing the budgets they need to defend against the ever-increasing threat landscape.

Preparing For Cost Optimization In An Uncertain Future

  • How can we educate executive leadership on how cybersecurity supports and defends tangible business outcomes, such as revenue generation, cost savings, strategic initiatives, and brand protection?
  • How can we formalize cybersecurity’s strategic planning to provide greater transparency to leadership on how resourcing decisions are made?
  • What steps can we take to optimize our technology spend and maneuver the ever-increasing vendor market?

Demonstrating Your Worth — Having A Clear Communication Strategy Across The Business

  • How can you connect cybersecurity spending to business outcomes and communicate the value of change spending to stakeholders?
  • What storytelling techniques have been successful in bringing key stakeholders on board with cybersecurity spending?
  • How can you effectively communicate the need for secure adoption of new technology to key stakeholders?

6:45pm - 7:15pm  Networking Break

7:15pm - 8:30pm  Summary Discussion & Dinner

8:30pm - 9:30pm  Social Hour

We look forward to seeing you at an upcoming in-person gathering


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Caroline Timothy

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caroline.timothy@evanta.com