San Francisco CISO Executive Summit

December 7, 2022 | San Francisco Marriott Marquis

December 7, 2022
San Francisco Marriott Marquis

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Collaborate with your peers

Get together with San Francisco'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

San Francisco CISO Governing Body


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

Co-Chairs

Yassir Abousselham

UiPath
SVP, CISO

Selim Aissi

ICE Mortgage Technology
CISO

Krishnan Chellakarai

Gilead Sciences
Head of Information Security & Data Privacy (CISO)

Cassie Crossley

Schneider Electric
VP, Deputy Product Security Officer

Devin Ertel

Menlo Security
Chief Information Security Officer

Al Ghous

Snapdocs
CISO

Jeff Trudeau

Chime
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 San Francisco 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


December 6, 2022

6:00pm - 8:30pm  Governing Body Welcome Reception

Governing Body Welcome Reception

Join the San Francisco CISO Governing Body and their invited guests for an evening of peer networking, food and drinks in the Upper Dining Room (second floor) at Fang Restaurant in SoMa.

Fang embodies both modern and authentic Chinese cuisines in a fine dining setting. The menu for this welcome reception will showcase Fang's signature fresh, local, and seasonal dishes, including favorites like lotus chicken and five-spice whitefish, as well as fun additions like a "make your own" dumpling bowl station. 

Address: Fang Restaurant | 660 Howard St. San Francisco, CA 94105

Parking: Parking is available across the street, with access on 3rd Street between Howard and Folsom. The entrance can be found on the right-hand side. 

Dietary restrictions: If you plan to attend the welcome reception but have dietary restrictions that we should be aware of, please ensure to fill out the "dietary restrictions" section of your profile in the Evanta App, or send an email to San Francisco CISO Sr. Program Manager, Samantha Flaherty, at samantha.flaherty@evanta.com

December 7, 2022 - morning

7:45am - 8:45am  Registration & Breakfast

8:45am - 9:30am  Keynote

Embracing Gen Z – Securing our Industry’s Future

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Kyla Guru

Founder/CEO

Bits N' Bytes Cybersecurity Education

Kyla Guru started her security career at age 14 by founding a cybersecurity education nonprofit to help children in her community become safer digital users. Now a student at Stanford University with internships at top brands and security agencies on her resume, she is a leading voice for the next generation of InfoSec talent.

Join Kyla to hear her insider perspective on how today’s security leaders can better recruit, retain and engage Generation Z by contextualizing cybersecurity as a high-impact, meaningful, and exciting career path.

9:30am - 10:00am  Networking Break

10:00am - 10:45am  Breakout Session

Creating Opportunities for Women In Cybersecurity

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Chenxi Wang

Founder & General Partner

Rain Capital

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Swathi Joshi

VP, SaaS Cloud Security

Oracle

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Julie Cullivan

Board Director

Axon, HeartFlow, Cobalt

Nine of every 10 cybersecurity leaders today are male. Some say that’s due to a lack of senior female security talent. In some cases, there is also a lack of advancement opportunities for women in cyber. 

Join this session to hear a panel of security leaders discuss how CISOs and executive leaders can help solve both the cyber skills shortage and the lack of diversity by being intentional about D&I in their recruiting, retention, and career development practices.

10:00am - 10:45am  Executive Boardroom

Preparing for the Next Attack

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Ling Wu

Director, Governance Risk & Compliance

Cloudflare

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Sandeep Sharma

Principal Security Architect

Blue Shield of California

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 boardroom hosted by Cloudflare 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: Samantha Flaherty, San Francisco CISO Program Manager, at samantha.flaherty@evanta.com.

10:00am - 10:45am  Executive Boardroom

The Ongoing Fight to Secure Business Email

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Mike Wolfe

vCISO, Chief Security Architect

Blue Shield of California

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Rami Habal

Chief Product Officer

Abnormal Security

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: Samantha Flaherty, San Francisco CISO Program Manager, at samantha.flaherty@evanta.com.

10:45am - 11:20am  Networking Break

10:50am - 11:15am  Peer-to-Peer Meetings

Peer-to-Peer Meetings

Connect with like-minded peers in a 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.

December 7, 2022 - mid-afternoon

11:20am - 12:05pm  Breakout Session

The Next Generation of Identity – Passwordless and Continuous Authentication

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Krishnan Chellakarai

Head of Information Security & Data Privacy (CISO)

Gilead Sciences

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Lucas Budman

Founder & CTO

TruU

Compromised login credentials account for more than half of all network breaches. Eliminating username and passwords by moving to a Zero-Trust architecture is universally accepted as an inherently more secure framework. But, after initial authentication, how do you ensure that the user who first authenticated is the person still at the endpoint?

In this session, Lucas Budman, Founder and CTO of TruU, invites Krishnan Chellakarai, CISO of Gilead Sciences, to join him to discuss:

  • How Gilead Sciences adopted a passwordless authentication paradigm as the first step in the journey of active authentication with a continuous authentication deployment on the horizon
  • Challenges of migrating to a passwordless and continuous authentication, and how the team overcame the challenges
  • How developments in AI, ML and biometric behavior analytics are allowing organizations to deliver frictionless access management

11:20am - 12:05pm  Executive Boardroom

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

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Mazin Finjan

Director of Threat Management and Incident Response

Autodesk

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John Reed

Senior Cybersecurity Advisor and Architect

IBM

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: Samantha Flaherty, San Francisco CISO Program Manager, at samantha.flaherty@evanta.com.

11:20am - 12:05pm  Executive Boardroom

Data Doesn’t Lose Itself

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Mahesh Ayyala

CISO

Hidden Road Inc

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Ody Lupescu

VP of Security/CISO

Ethos Group

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Ryan Kalember

EVP, Cybersecurity Strategy

Proofpoint

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: Samantha Flaherty, San Francisco CISO Program Manager, at samantha.flaherty@evanta.com.

12:05pm - 12:35pm  Lunch Service

12:35pm - 1:10pm  Keynote

Elevating Security for a Hyper-Connected World

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Curtis Simpson

Chief Information Security Officer

Armis

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

1:10pm - 1:25pm  Break

1:25pm - 2:10pm  Breakout Session

Getting on the Board – The Next Step for CISOs

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Julie Cullivan

Board Director

Axon, HeartFlow, Cobalt

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Caleb Sima

CISO

Robinhood

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Jeff Trudeau

CISO

Chime

What does “life after CISO” look like? For many security executives, the natural next career step is to transition from presenting to the board to serving on a board of directors – particularly as more public companies look to bring cybersecurity expertise to their boards in light of the SEC’s proposed requirements around cybersecurity oversight and disclosures.

Join this session to hear from a panel with a wide variety and depth of experience as board members, who will discuss:

  • How they landed their first board seats, and what they wish they knew then
  • How the SEC’s proposed requirements are creating more opportunities
  • What organizations are looking for from a board member with a security background

1:25pm - 2:10pm  Executive Boardroom

Zero Trust for the Post-Pandemic Hybrid Workforce

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Devin Ertel

Chief Information Security Officer

Menlo Security

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Jim Anthony

SVP, Field Engineering

Appgate

Zero trust adoption spiked in 2020 as organizations scrambled to solve an unprecedented remote access challenge. Now, looking ahead, enterprises are faced with the conundrum of staying fully remote, returning full-time to the workplace, or more likely landing somewhere in between. But not all zero trust solutions are created equal, and many are ill-suited to address a range of use cases or environments.  

Join this boardroom hosted by Appgate to:

  • Understand the limitations of remote access-only solutions
  • Explore a wide variety of use cases that can be addressed by zero trust
  • Learn best practices for transitioning to zero trust from a legacy solution

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: Samantha Flaherty, San Francisco CISO Program Manager, at samantha.flaherty@evanta.com.

1:25pm - 2:10pm  Executive Boardroom

Assessing the Performance and Maturity of Your Cybersecurity Program

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Leda Muller

CISO/Assistant Director of Support Services

Stanford University

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Corey Smith

Senior Director of Solution Architecture

Qualys

As attackers become increasingly sophisticated and the threat landscape continues to explode, understanding how to maintain resiliency is critical – and it all hinges on the ability to measure the effectiveness of your security program. Foundational to this is understanding the reliability of your processes, identifying security gaps, and addressing compliance issues – with the ultimate goal of communicating your organization's risk posture to the board.

Join this boardroom hosted by Qualys to learn about:

  • Approaching security program effectiveness from a risk perspective
  • Share successful strategies needed to maintain and measure resiliency
  • Gather feedback from your peers on the best methods for communicating your security program to the board

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: Samantha Flaherty, San Francisco CISO Program Manager, at samantha.flaherty@evanta.com.

December 7, 2022 - afternoon

2:10pm - 2:45pm  Networking Break

2:15pm - 2:40pm  Peer-to-Peer Meetings

Peer-to-Peer Meetings

Connect with like-minded peers in a 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.

2:45pm - 3:30pm  Breakout Session

#EpicFail – A Ransomware Choose Your Own Adventure

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Clint Maples

CISO

Robert Half International

Whether it comes from across the globe or down the street, the ever-looming threat of a ransomware attack is always in the back of the IT and security executive’s mind. Get your collaborative and creative juices flowing in this gamified choose your own adventure.

In this interactive session attendees will:

  • Collaborate to identify threat responses
  • Respond to choices and forces out of their control
  • Discuss pitfalls and best practices

2:45pm - 3:30pm  Executive Boardroom

A Fresh Look at API Security

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Ajay Wadhwa

CISO

State of California - State Compensation Insurance Fund

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Shreyans Mehta

Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer

Cequence Security

APIs fuel digital transformation and are core to every SaaS, web and mobile application. As API use attacks are becoming more frequent and complex, how can CISOs ensure protection for sensitive data, applications, and customers?

Join this boardroom hosted by Cequence Security to learn:

  • How to gain visibility to understand exposure and risk
  • Ways to answer the “so what” for API security, including OWASP API Top 10 impacts
  • How security and development teams can find balance

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: Samantha Flaherty, San Francisco CISO Program Manager, at samantha.flaherty@evanta.com.

2:45pm - 3:30pm  Executive Boardroom

Maximizing Your Cyber Security Insurance Strategy

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Prabhath Karanth

Global Head of Security & Trust

TripActions

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Neil Clauson

Regional CISO

Mimecast North America

The cost of cyber insurance is skyrocketing. In response to a string of high-profile attacks, record-setting ransomware numbers and government regulations, insurers are being forced to significantly increase premiums for cyber coverage. It’s not matter of “if,” it’s a matter of “when” (or even “when again?”) you’ll need protection from cyber insurance carriers.  

Join this boardroom hosted by Mimecast to discuss:

  • Strategies to understand and quantify your firm’s risk and threat profile
  • Techniques to demonstrably reduce your attack surface and enhance your ecosystem of controls
  • Methods to communicate your program’s effectiveness in order to maximize cyber insurance coverage

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: Samantha Flaherty, San Francisco CISO Program Manager, at samantha.flaherty@evanta.com.

3:30pm - 3:45pm  Networking Break

3:45pm - 4:20pm  Keynote

Setting Data Free Securely – The CISO/CDO Partnership

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Eddie Borrero

VP, Chief Information Security Officer

Blue Shield of California

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Zoher Karu

VP, Chief Data & Analytics Officer

Blue Shield of California

In the right hands, data is one of the most powerful tools an organization has in its toolbox. While in the wrong hands, data can easily become a weapon with detrimental consequences. Intersecting at the midpoint is the powerful partnership between a CISO and CDO, using their strengths to empower the enterprise to protect their most valuable asset – data.  

In this session the CISO and CDO from Blue Shield of California will discuss:

  • Building partnerships within the C-suite
  • Creating a trustworthy and secure governance framework
  • Aligning incentives and initiatives across security and data teams

4:20pm - 4:50pm  Closing Reception & Prize Drawing

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San Francisco Marriott Marquis
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A block of rooms has been reserved at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis at a reduced conference rate. Reservations should be made online or by calling 1-888-575-8934.

Deadline to book using the discounted room rate of $359 USD (plus tax) is November 14, 2022.

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samantha.flaherty@evanta.com