WASHINGTON, Sept. 7, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- As the number and complexity of cyber-attacks from nation-state and other threat actors continue to escalate, it's become clear that historical approaches to information security are no longer sufficient. CISOs must be prepared to embrace innovative and proactive approaches to cybersecurity while partnering closely with the CEO and the board to protect the enterprise. These topics along with creative strategies for addressing them will drive the discussion at the 2018 Washington, D.C. CISO Executive Leadership Summit, produced by HMG Strategy, to be held on September 18, 2018 at the Capitol Hilton Hotel in Washington, D.C.
"Great Chief Information Security Officers seek input from multiple sources – both inside and outside of their organizations – to make intelligent decisions on risk and security and to provide well-informed advice to CEOs and their boards," said Hunter Muller, HMG Strategy's President and CEO. "CISOs that apply an innovative mindset and act with bold leadership can successfully navigate their companies into the next era of digital business."
The Washington, D.C. CISO Executive Leadership Summit will kick-off with a compelling executive briefing by Israel Martinez, NACD Board Leadership Fellow and Chairman and CEO, Axon Global, who will share key findings from the 2017-2018 NACD Public Company Governance Survey outlining the changing expectations of board members on topics ranging from risk to strategy to innovation. Martinez will also discuss and distribute for attendees best practice considerations in how to have a cyber discussion with their board of directors.
Other insightful sessions at the summit will include an executive panel that will discuss their roles in leading transformative cybersecurity strategies along with best practices for working with the executive team to proactively protect the enterprise; an executive keynote co-presented by Suzanne Hall, Managing Director, Cybersecurity & Privacy Practice Leader, PwC along with Sloane Menkes, Principal, Cyber, PwC; an executive panel that will explore new technologies that are reshaping information security practices; an executive panel of top search executives who will share innovative approaches for CISOs to strengthening their professional brands and power their career acceleration; a set of interactive executive roundtable working groups where attendees can share advice with peers on topics ranging from must-have communication strategies for the board of directors to securing the move to the cloud, connected devices and IoT; and an executive panel of top-tier security leaders who will share successful approaches for striking a balance between agility, innovation and security.
Notable speakers at the summit will include:
- Jasson Casey, CTO, SecurityScorecard
- Robert Rohrer, Deputy Director, National Insider Threat Task Force, Office of the Director of National Intelligence
- Scott Tousley, Deputy Director, Cyber Security Division, DHS Science & Technology
- James Turgal, Former FBI, Managing Director, Cyber Risk Services, Deloitte
- John Whiting, Global Chief Information Security Officer, DDB Worldwide
- Dr. Robert Zandoli, Global CISO, BUNGE LTD.
Presenting Partners at the Washington, D.C. CISO Executive Leadership Summit will include PwC. Platinum Partners include Cylance, SecurityScorecard and Thales eSecurity. The Digital Cybersecurity Partner of the Year is SecurityScorecard. The Digital Partner of the Year is Adobe. Strategic Partners include Egon Zehnder, Heidrick & Struggles, Korn Ferry, Russell Reynolds Associates, and Spencer Stuart. Alliance Partners include Amplify Partners, Glynn Capital, Greylock Partners, Lightspeed Venture Partners, and Sequoia.
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