CISO North East US Summit | June 29, 2021 | Virtual Summit - Real-time Online Conversations

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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.

 

Tuesday, June 29, 2021 - CISO North East US Summit

9:15 am - 9:30 am

Welcome Registration & Opening Remarks

 

9:30 am - 10:10 am

Keynote Panel

People, Process, & Platforms... Tech Must Change Before it is Too Late!
Many technologists have had their departments shift from being cost centers to revenue generators for their organizations. That isn't the only shift that is coming for tech executives. Margins are reduced and expectations are high. Innovation has to move faster. Leadership has to evolve. Risk has a whole new meaning in 2021. Business continuity is just one of many complex business challenges creating unanticipated market turbulence. Join us to gain insight into how tech leaders are turning complexity and chaos into real strategy execution initiatives. 

Key Takeaways: 
  • Smarter Spending 
  • Customer and Employee Experience 
  • Leadership and Business Transformation

Moderated by:

Karl Schoen-Rene, CISO, Knights of Columbus View details

 
 

Panelists:

Hans Keller, Chief Information Officer, Erickson Living

 

Ewa Kleczyk, Vice President, Advanced & Custom Analytics, Symphony Healthcare Inc

 
 

10:10 am - 10:40 am

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Keynote

Challenge the rules of security: Transform the threat surface to proactive control

With the dramatic increase in distributed workforces and the growing adoption of cloud applications, companies face unprecedented levels of IP, data, and identity sprawl beyond the enterprise firewall. Every endpoint is an entry into your business, cybercriminals have more ways to break in than ever before, and human error on the inside is a constant risk. Historically, endpoint security has been a zero-sum game - with the odds inevitably stacked against IT. But rather than protect devices, what if you could just control the security of them? 

In this presentation, see how Chrome OS and Chrome Browser are secure by design - embedding security into every workflow to provide proactive protection for users, devices, applications, and data, wherever work happens. This is cloud-first security control in the hands of the modern businesses that will thrive moving forward.

Sponsored by:

Google View details

 
 

Presented by:

Robert DeVito, Global Director, Chrome Customer & Partner Sales Engineering, Google

 
 

10:40 am - 11:00 am

Executive Exchange

 

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Think Tank

Accelerating Cloud Adoption while Minimizing Risk

Most organizations realizes that embracing the cloud and transforming the way they work is the future and critical in achieving many business outcomes. Too often, the benefits of cloud adoption is falling way short of expectations. Reason is simple: an embryonic cloud adoption strategy due to getting excited about the opportunities and not planning the approach in detail. Majority of organizations embark on this journey without considering the overarching objective, the tooling necessary, or the policies and governance required to manage this successfully. In this talk, we shall discuss why some organizations struggle to adopt the cloud, share industry experiences to overcome the limitations and industry best practices to drive successful transformation 

Key Takeaways: 

  • What are some challenges when you embark on a Cloud adoption journey? 
  • How do you control and manage uncertain financial costs? 
  • How can your organization realize benefits moving to a broader cloud strategy?

Presented by:

Ganesh Seetharaman, Global IT Executive, Cloud Architecture - Mainframe, Application & Platform Modernization, Humana

 
 

11:00 am - 11:20 am

Executive Exchange

 

Executive Boardroom

Ransomware Becomes Deadly

The miniaturization of electronic gadgets, the IoT (Internet of Things) and the economization of tech production has enabled consumers to a wealth of information. That also means that bad actors also have new and ever increasing access to that data as well. This session dives into how ransomware will impact each of our organizations this year and how it has gone from being an expensive annoyance to something that can be deadly depending on your industry. 

Key Takeaways:

  • Learn how to better defend against ransomware 
  • How to mitigate damage once targeted and quickly implement defense strategies
  • Explore how cloud storage can provide data protection with more flexible recovery options

Executive Boardroom

The most promising security and data solutions, who is providing them on the east coast, and what is the most successful way implement them?

Join (company) to discuss operational models and the key to operational excellence 

Key Takeaways: 

  • Explore and discuss the most serious cyber threats and the very latest prevention strategies and practices - understanding the enemy and their long game! 
  • Discuss proven, practical steps peers have taken to minimize risk in today's cloud/multicloud world 
  • Threats are growing in scope and sophistication - learn the top three solutions to quickly identify threats and stay secure

Executive Boardroom

Executive Boardroom
 

11:20 am - 11:40 am

Executive Exchange

 

Fireside Chat

Leadership

During these times of rapidly evolving risks and opportunities, CIOs must embrace new approaches to leadership and strategic decision making. Join Rafael Maldonado and J.D, Miller for a 20 minute fireside chat to discuss how CIO's and IT executives will provide the workforce with tools and techniques to help them lead and effectively make decisions in a dynamic world. 

  • Rebuilding After Crisis 
  • Culture and The Future of Work 
  • Privacy and Ethics in a Disrupted Society 
  • Strategic Planning and Execution Talent

Presented by:

Rafael Maldonado, CIO/CISO, NADA View details

 
 
 

11:40 am - 12:00 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Thought Leadership

Advancing Innovation in Uncertain Times

While Covid-19 has imposed a new normal on security work practices, the tech world is attempting business as usual, with practitioners trying to harness the latest advances to protect their organizations and find new ways to drive business innovation. Like everything, security, technology, and tactics to manage have evolved over the last decade. How are organizations successfully managing their multi-cloud environments in the face of change? 

Key Takeaways:

  • How are organizations successfully harnessing creativity in the face of change?
  • Explore the ways CISOs and technology executives are reimagining and identifying new opportunities in parallel and new markets 
  • Learn how your organization can use similar tactics to identify market trends and generate new revenue streams

 

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

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Keynote Presentation

Accelerating Your AI Journey

AI is the main ingredient to help you pivot quickly in today's environment and ensure a successful digital transformation. To scale AI, you need to overcome the challenges of talent scarcity, data complexity and a lack of trust in AI systems. 

In this session, you'll discuss: 

  • Common challenges organizations face in their AI journey 
  • Ways to collect, organize, analyze, infuse AI, and modernize your data 
  • Efficient information architectures (IA) for AI

Sponsored by:

IBM View details

 
 
 

12:30 pm - 12:50 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Thought Leadership

The Dos and Don'ts of Recovering Active Directory from a Scorched Earth Disaster

In the age of cloud, dependency on Active Directory is rapidly growing - and so is the attack surface. The threat to AD from ransomware and wiper attacks is generally understood, but the complexity of forest recovery is not. In "the good old days", AD recovery meant recovering AD from natural disasters and operational errors. But cyberattacks changed all that. Today, it's quite likely that every domain controller (DC) will be encrypted or completely wiped out in a matter of minutes. 

So, what to do you when a cyber-attack wipes out your DCs? Microsoft provides a lengthy technical guide that details the manual-intensive process required to recover an AD forest. There's no indication if you do something wrong until the end, at which point you have to start over. Third-party backup tools can automate the process, but they were only built to address recovery from IT operational issues, where AD is affected but host servers are not. 

With AD becoming a prime target for widespread, business-crippling attacks, it's time to think "cyber-first". In this session, you'll learn the dos and don'ts of recovering AD from a cyber disaster. 

  • Recover AD even if domain controllers are infected or wiped 
  • Restore AD to alternate hardware (virtual or physical) 
  • Eliminate reinfection of malware from system state backups 
  • Automate the entire recovery process and reduce downtime

Sponsored by:

Semperis View details

 
 
 

12:50 pm - 1:10 pm

Executive Exchange

 

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Think Tank

There are two kinds of measurements in business: one to assess performance and the other to provide intelligence and test resilience - how can CIO's/CISO's do both in 2021 and successfully manage business outcomes?

In conversation with Kristen Drobnis CRO, Commonwealth. This session discusses the challenges that operational leaders must overcome, to tie an Risk Management and Resiliency strategy to successful business outcomes. It can be argued, that the disruption Covid 19 has caused can come with an enormous opportunity to not just restart what we used to do, but implement new paths. Join us to discuss how building operational resilience can thrive by executing on a strategy that accelerates change. 

Key Takeaways:

  • How do operations assist in building a more resilient business?
  • Can we transform and automate business operations with intelligent asset management? 
  • In what ways can monitoring and predictive maintenance assist with reliability?
  • Explore steps CIOs CISOs and CROs should take to bolster operational resilience can we ask more of partners?

Presented by:

Kristen Drobnis, Chief Risk Officer, Commonwealth Financial Network

 
 

1:10 pm - 1:30 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Thought Leadership

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Sponsored by:

Cyara View details

 
 
 

1:30 pm - 1:50 pm

Executive Exchange

 

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Centirfy
The acceleration of cloud migration combined with the rise in the remote workforce are key trends in driving the movement toward Zero Trust Security. Managing multi-cloud and hybrid cloud environments can often lead to data breaches through privilege credential abuse. If organizations are not keeping track of who have privileged accounts and what access, they are exposing the organization to cyberattacks, data breaches, threats and damage. 

Adopting a Zero Trust model for security requires a fundamental mind shift, centering on the belief that now both internal and external networks cannot be trusted.

To fully benefit from rapid technological transformation, it is imperative that enterprises embrace strategies for safeguarding their infrastructure both during and after cloud migration. Our expert panel will discuss the strategies, tools and best practices IT and security leaders are finding most effective for managing a secure transformation to the cloud.

Sponsored by:

Centrify View details

 
 
 

1:50 pm - 2:10 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

A Myriad of Apps... But Just As Many Threats: How to Secure Code at the Enterprise Level

In this session we will be examining the ever-growing application threat landscape. This increase of threats has put a stress and strain on already thinned tech departments. With that in mind, what are some tips and tricks to stay ahead of the bad actors while securing your enterprise at scale? 

Key Takeaways:

  • Build a culture of application security - from the top down, commit to a high priority communication strategy priority 
  • Ensure that employees have effective training on the importance of app security 
  • Explore the best way to conduct comprehensive testing

Think Tank

Powering your digital transformation behind RPA and Hyperautomation

Hyperautomation is a key strategic component of the digitally enabled organizations and the top trend in emerging technologies. Robotic Process Automation (RPA) is the core technology that enables the Hyperautomation. RPA software robots automate manual, repetitive and mundane human tasks and brings processing speed, cost savings and quality. RPA technology can be extended by artificial intelligence and analytics capabilities to offer smarter and more advanced intelligent automation solutions.

Key Takeaways: 

  • Learn about the basic principles of RPA
  • Understand how using RPA with business focused approach can benefit your security program
  • Appreciate how we have benefitted by implementing a solution based RPA - identifying and acting on emerging customer and market trends to generate new revenue streams

 

2:30 pm - 2:40 pm

Closing Remarks