CISO Chicago Summit | October 30, 2019 | Convene - 16 West Adams Street - Chicago, IL, USA

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Keynote Presentation

Visionary speaker presents to entire audience on key issues, challenges and business opportunities

Keynote Presentations give attending delegates the opportunity to hear from leading voices in the industry. These presentations feature relevant topics and issues aligned with the speaker's experience and expertise, selected by the speaker in concert with the summit's Content Committee." title="Keynote Presentations give attending delegates the opportunity to hear from leading voices in the industry. These presentations feature relevant topics and issues aligned with the speaker's experience and expertise, selected by the speaker in concert with the summit's Content Committee.

Executive Visions

Panel moderated by Master of Ceremonies and headed by four executives discussing critical business topics

Executive Visions sessions are panel discussions that enable in-depth exchanges on critical business topics. Led by a moderator, these sessions encourage attending executives to address industry challenges and gain insight through interaction with expert panel members." title="Executive Visions sessions are panel discussions that enable in-depth exchanges on critical business topics. Led by a moderator, these sessions encourage attending executives to address industry challenges and gain insight through interaction with expert panel members.

Thought Leadership

Solution provider-led session giving high-level overview of opportunities

Led by an executive from the vendor community, Thought Leadership sessions provide comprehensive overviews of current business concerns, offering strategies and solutions for success. This is a unique opportunity to access the perspective of a leading member of the vendor community." title="Led by an executive from the vendor community, Thought Leadership sessions provide comprehensive overviews of current business concerns, offering strategies and solutions for success. This is a unique opportunity to access the perspective of a leading member of the vendor community.

Think Tank

End user-led session in boardroom style, focusing on best practices

Think Tanks are interactive sessions that place delegates in lively discussion and debate. Sessions admit only 15-20 participants at a time to ensure an intimate environment in which delegates can engage each other and have their voices heard." title="Think Tanks are interactive sessions that place delegates in lively discussion and debate. Sessions admit only 15-20 participants at a time to ensure an intimate environment in which delegates can engage each other and have their voices heard.

Roundtable

Interactive session led by a moderator, focused on industry issue

Led by an industry analyst, expert or a member of the vendor community, Roundtables are open-forum sessions with strategic guidance. Attending delegates gather to collaborate on common issues and challenges within a format that allows them to get things done." title="Led by an industry analyst, expert or a member of the vendor community, Roundtables are open-forum sessions with strategic guidance. Attending delegates gather to collaborate on common issues and challenges within a format that allows them to get things done.

Case Study

Overview of recent project successes and failures

Case Studies allow attending executives to hear compelling stories about implementations and projects, emphasizing best practices and lessons learned. Presentations are immediately followed by Q&A sessions." title="Case Studies allow attending executives to hear compelling stories about implementations and projects, emphasizing best practices and lessons learned. Presentations are immediately followed by Q&A sessions.

Focus Group

Discussion of business drivers within a particular industry area

Focus Groups allow executives to discuss business drivers within particular industry areas. These sessions allow attendees to isolate specific issues and work through them. Presentations last 15-20 minutes and are followed by Q&A sessions." title="Focus Groups allow executives to discuss business drivers within particular industry areas. These sessions allow attendees to isolate specific issues and work through them. Presentations last 15-20 minutes and are followed by Q&A sessions.

Analyst Q&A Session

Moderator-led coverage of the latest industry research

Q&A sessions cover the latest industry research, allowing attendees to gain insight on topics of interest through questions directed to a leading industry analyst." title="Q&A sessions cover the latest industry research, allowing attendees to gain insight on topics of interest through questions directed to a leading industry analyst.

Vendor Showcase

Several brief, pointed overviews of the newest solutions and services

Taking the form of three 10-minute elevator pitches by attending vendors, these sessions provide a concise and pointed overview of the latest solutions and services aligned with attendee needs and preferences." title="Taking the form of three 10-minute elevator pitches by attending vendors, these sessions provide a concise and pointed overview of the latest solutions and services aligned with attendee needs and preferences.

Executive Exchange

Pre-determined, one-on-one interaction revolving around solutions of interest

Executive Exchanges offer one-on-one interaction between executives and vendors. This is an opportunity for both parties to make key business contacts, ask direct questions and get the answers they need. Session content is prearranged and based on mutual interest." title="Executive Exchanges offer one-on-one interaction between executives and vendors. This is an opportunity for both parties to make key business contacts, ask direct questions and get the answers they need. Session content is prearranged and based on mutual interest.

Open Forum Luncheon

Informal discussions on pre-determined topics

Led by a moderator, Open Forum Luncheons offer attendees informal, yet focused discussions on current industry topics and trends over lunch." title="Led by a moderator, Open Forum Luncheons offer attendees informal, yet focused discussions on current industry topics and trends over lunch.

Networking Session

Unique activities at once relaxing, enjoyable and productive

Networking opportunities take various unique forms, merging enjoyable and relaxing activities with an environment conducive to in-depth conversation. These gatherings allow attendees to wind down between sessions and one-on-one meetings, while still furthering discussions and being productive." title="Networking opportunities take various unique forms, merging enjoyable and relaxing activities with an environment conducive to in-depth conversation. These gatherings allow attendees to wind down between sessions and one-on-one meetings, while still furthering discussions and being productive.

 

Wednesday, October 30, 2019 - CISO Chicago Summit

8:00 am - 8:45 am

Registration & Networking Breakfast

 

8:45 am - 8:55 am

Welcome Address & Opening Remarks

Presented by:

Steve Weber, Former Senior Director, Global Information Security, OptumRX

 
 

8:55 am - 9:25 am

Keynote Presentation

All Eyes on You

Security breaches are the most intimidating threats for CISOs and security executives. Because of that, upper level management, shareholders and even consumers are focusing now more than ever on the security department. With that, CISOs need to see this as an opportunity to work closely with business stakeholders to incorporate cybersecurity strategy with their organization's business initiatives. This is an ideal opportunity to address skill shortages and increase professional development of the internal security workforce.

Takeaways:

  1. How the CISO's role has changed
  2. The latest security threats and how they can positively impact your team
  3. How to measures your teams shortcomings and areas for improvement
 

9:30 am - 10:00 am

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Keynote Presentation

Mobile-centric Zero Trust Security Framework

Passwords are no longer sufficient protection against breaches because users are accessing information from a variety of untrusted devices, apps, networks, locations and services. So, in the reality of today's security world how does an organization protect itself? One answer is with a Zero Trust approach and framework to security. But with numerous theories about Zero Trust, how do you ensure that you've taken the right approach? in this session, discover how to: 

Takeaways: 

  • Drive business innovation with mobile productivity by giving employees the ability to use mobile, cloud and endpoints 
  • Enforce corporate security without impacting the user experience 
  • Redefine enterprise security strategies to address a perimeter-less environment

Sponsored by:

MobileIron View details

 
 

Presented by:

Alex Mosher, Global VP Solutions, MobileIron View details

 
 
 

10:05 am - 10:30 am

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

Regulations Mean Change

More complex regulations, such as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), have came into play due to the rise of data breaches forces. As data today is viewed as a such an asset, it is also a tremendous liability. Understanding that, organizations has to consider both while they implement technologies that will both innovative their business, but also be cost effective.

Takeaways:

  1. Understand the latest regulations, such as GDPR
  2. How to tell business stakeholders that data protection can be a key differentiator for your organization
  3. The steps needed to take to be regulatory compliant

Think Tank

How Augmented Analytics Will Help Your Organization

Augmented Analytics focus on specific areas of augmented intelligence, using machine learning to enhance how data and analytics are presented and shared. As the capabilities of this technology advance rapidly, it is pivotal to understand these advancements. 

Takeaways:

  1. Learn more about Augmented Analytics' role as a key feature of data preparation and management, process management, process mining and data science platforms
  2. How to optimize the decisions and actions of all entire team, not just those of analysts and data scientists
  3. Using Augmented Analytics to automate the process of data preparation, insight generation and insight visualization
 

10:30 am - 10:40 am

Morning Networking Coffee Break

 

10:45 am - 11:10 am

Executive Exchange

 

Thought Leadership

Guerrilla SDWAN: Navigating the Slippery Slope of Absolute Uptime

In this session, we will focus on helping companies sort through the massive number of current SDWAN product offerings, how to properly vet and evaluate an SDWAN provider, and the SDWAN features/technologies that make a difference in a manufacturing environment. Q&A to follow.

Sponsored by: Silver Peak Systems

 

11:15 am - 11:40 am

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

The Solution for Your Legacy System's Security: The Cloud

Over the lifespan of an organization, CIOs/CISOs have developed and implemented technologies that have been key to the organization's success. However, CISOs and their security teams today find themselves stuck ensuring that legacy systems are secure. The solution is cloud-delivered security products that are more agile with the ability to implement new detection methods and services faster than on-site solutions.

While cloud security is an ideal solution, it is important to know that using the cloud is more than moving legacy management servers to the cloud.

Takeaways:

  1. Review the status of legacy system security
  2. What cloud solutions are the best fit for their business
  3. What are the main needs in regards to system's scale, data telemetry, staff growth, machine learning, API-based access, and more

Think Tank

The New Role of CISOs - Enabling the Business to Reach its Strategic Goals

The role of the modern Information and Cyber Security (ICS) executive is more complex than it has ever been before, not just because the technology landscape has become more complex, new threats are emerging every day, but also because increasingly ICS execs have had to become a business-focused executive, not just a technologist or domain expert. Long have we talked about the CIO and CISO getting a seat at the table, but modern businesses are now demanding that their technology impresario join them and leverage their deep and rich technical insight to allow the organization to better position itself for success. To be successful, CISOs need to help the business achieve their operational and strategic goal, be innovative, proactive and pragmatic. 


Takeaways:

  1. The importance of knowing and understanding the business and the strategic direction. 
  2. The importance of having a current and updated view on the IS control environment, critical threats, and risks towards business ops.
  3. How to bind the two together to deliver a proactive and risk driven approach to enable the business to succeed in current as well as strategic goals


 

11:45 am - 12:10 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Executive Boardroom

Fireside Chat: Gaining an Aerial View of all Interactions on your Network

Network security has seen a resurgence in activity attempting to solve challenges detecting and responding to threats in the network. Some are focused on security analytics as a core business while others are pivoting from the network performance monitoring space into network detection and response. 

Increased complexity and frequency of attacks along with overreliance on prevention controls means the need for detection and response has never been greater. Join us as we discuss how network detection and response deliver an aerial view in your infrastructure.

Sponsored by:

Vectra AI, Inc View details

 
 

Presented by:

Rohan Chitradurga, Sr. Director of Product Management, Vectra AI, Inc

 

Executive Boardroom

Do You Really Know What's Possible?

Digital Transformation is a catch all, over used, but maybe undervalued, term that can make it difficult for companies to take meaningful action toward transforming their businesses. Understanding what current technologies really can, and can't do, can lead to new business models and strategies that might otherwise go untapped, leaving your organization flat footed at a time when they can quickly become irrelevant.

Take Away

  1. The Chicken or the Egg - Internal vs. External transformation 
  2. Yes, Facebook does affect your strategy
  3. How does technology ease change management?

Sponsored by: MarkLogic

 

12:15 pm - 12:40 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Executive Boardroom


Sponsored by:

Perception Point View details

 
 

Executive Boardroom

Sponsored by: Fresche Solutions 

Executive Boardroom

Next-Gen Cloud Security Architectures for the Cloud-First Future

As businesses rely more on cloud apps, they must refocus security from defending perimeters to following users regardless of location. This session will discuss the advantages of cloud security solutions based on a Cloud 2.0 architecture built on containers and micro services and how they can more seamlessly transition security from appliances.

Key Takeaways: 

  1. How vendor cloud architectures differ and how those differences can impact your organization
  2. Difference between monolithic cloud architectures and clouds built on containerization and micro services
  3. Best practices when migrating from security appliances to cloud security 

Sponsored by: iBoss

 

12:40 pm - 1:20 pm

Working Lunch & Panel

CISO: The "Cultural" Information Security Officer

It is well-known that CISOs "wear many hats" and are responsible for more than ever before. One of those major responsibilities is driving a culture of innovation and organizational success throughout not only their team, but the entire organization.

Takeaways:

  1. The steps towards establishing a positive and productive culture
  2. The major threats to CISOs and their cultural innovation
  3. Shared success stories from CISOs who have implemented a cultural change
 

1:25 pm - 1:50 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Thought Leadership


Sponsored by:

ForgeRock View details

 
 
 

1:55 pm - 2:20 pm

Executive Exchange

 

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Thought Leadership

3 Best Practices for Application Security (and Bonus Tip)

Applications are the lifeblood of the enterprise, but as the threats multiply, as applications move to the cloud, as legacy applications need to be maintained, and as organizations seek competitive advantage with new technologies and faster release cycles, it's easy to see that application security can be a thankless, endless and challenging job. 

Imperva has distilled three best practices (and a bonus tip) that help enterprises of any size vastly improve and simplify application security, accelerate threat detection and operationalize application security in a dynamic world where change is the only constant.

Sponsored by:

Imperva View details

 
 
 

2:25 pm - 2:50 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

Machine Learning Is Here to Help, Not Replace

Over the next few years, machine learning (ML) will be a regular security practice and will offset skills and staffing shortfalls. Today though, ML is better at addressing smaller, more specific problems. Technology leaders have to understand that humans and machines complement each other and work better together than alone, as ML can assist humans in addressing uncertainty by presenting relevant information.

Takeaways:

  1. Discuss the ways machine learning can assist teams and organizations
  2. How to make the right machine learning choices for your organization
  3. The future of machine learning

Think Tank

Where is the Top Talent?

One of the major challenges for CISOs is finding top information security talent. However, look at 2019 as an opportunity to begin your search with universities and colleges that are expanding their cybersecurity programs due to the shortage of cybersecurity professionals. This session will also cover how to recruit and hire top cybersecurity talent.

Takeaways:

  1. Where to seek out the best cybersecurity talent
  2. The red flags to watch out for with incoming applicants
  3. The importance of focusing on retention
 

2:55 pm - 3:20 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Thought Leadership

Sponsored by:

Abnormal Security View details

 
 
 

3:20 pm - 3:30 pm

Afternoon Networking Coffee Break

 

3:35 pm - 4:00 pm

Executive Exchange

 

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Think Tank

Immersive Experiences

Virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR) and mixed reality (MR) are changing the way in which people perceive the digital world. This perception change and interaction experience presents unique opportunities for the immersive user experience. 

Takeaways:

  1. Discuss the shift from individual devices that have separated user interface technologies to a multichannel experience
  2. Discuss how immersive technologies provide benefits such as use, scalability, and new types experiences your organization, customers and employees.
  3. Learn more about the challenges facing the immersive technologies implications

Think Tank

TBA

Presented by:

Sherri Adame, Chief Customer/Reference Data Officer, Cigna View details

 
 
 

4:05 pm - 4:35 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Innovation Partner Showcase

A brief, but compelling review of three new innovative technologies supporting digital transformation.

Sponsored by:

Expel View details

 
 

Siemplify View details

 
 
 

4:35 pm - 5:15 pm

End of Day Panel & Closing Remarks

The Revitalizing Change in the Role of the CISO

A CISO's role, goals and objectives have drastically changed over the years as most CISOs supervise teams and units beyond their IT's security. Because of these changes in responsibilities, a CISO's success is measured in greater business metrics. As a result, the role of a CISO has become both more attractive and more demanding.

Takeaways:

  1. What are the significant changes regarding the role of the CISO
  2. How to keep up with the changing requirements
  3. How to properly measure a CISO's success

Moderated by:

Steve Weber, Former Senior Director, Global Information Security, OptumRX

 

Panelists:

Ryan Collier, Chief Digital Officer, Risk Plaement Services Insurance (Arthur J Gallagher & Co.)

 
 

5:15 pm - 6:30 pm

Summit Happy Hour