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August 19 @ 9:45 am EDT to August 19 @ 6:00 pm EDT

August Virtual Cyber Executive Forum 2021

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August 2021 Cyber Executive Forum Speaker Lineup

James R. McQuiggan

James McQuiggan has over 20 years of experience in cybersecurity. He is currently a Security Awareness Advocate for KnowBe4, where he is responsible for amplifying…

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Candy Alexander

Ms. Alexander has over 30 years of experience in the cybersecurity profession, receiving multiple international industry recognition awards. She has held several positions as CISO…

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Lee Neely

Lee Neely is a senior IT and security professional at LLNL with over 30 years of extensive experience with a wide variety of technology and…

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Jimmy Sanders

Jimmy Sanders, head of information security at Netflix DVD. Jimmy has spent the better part of two decades securing data and systems from cyber threats…

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Mathieu Gorge

Mathieu Gorge is the CEO and founder of VigiTrust (2003). Mathieu is an established authority on IT security and risk management, with more than 20…

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Dutch Schwartz

Dutch Schwartz is a cloud security strategist for one of the world’s leading cloud service providers. He currently leads the security strategy, revenue planning and…

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Ann Seltzer

I am an information security professional with a CISSP certification, a university degree in Computer Science, and twenty years of information security experience. I moved…

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Corey Nachreiner

Recognized as a thought leader in IT security, Nachreiner spearheads WatchGuard's technology vision and direction. Previously, he was the director of strategy and research at…

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J. Wolfgang Goerlich

Wolf has more than 20 years of experience as an IT and cybersecurity strategist. Wolf has led IT and security for a regional hospital, a…

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David Kennedy

David Kennedy is founder of Binary Defense and TrustedSec. Both organizations focus on the betterment of the security industry. David also served as a board…

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Patrick Garrity

Patrick has years of experience in the security industry, building and scaling usable security products. He currently leads Blumira’s product, sales and marketing teams. Prior…

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Olivia Rose

Olivia Rose is the CISO, and VP of IT & Security for Amplitude, the world-leader in product analytics. Olivia is a proven cybersecurity leader with…

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Robert Putrus

Mr. Putrus is a seasoned professional with senior management experience in the areas of information technology, cyber security, portfolio, program and project management, ITO, regularity…

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Cyber Executive Forum August 19

Time Session Speaker
11:15 AM to 11:30 AM

Networking Break


Online – GoToWebinar

, , WI

Cyber Executive Forum August 19

Time Session Speaker
12:30 PM to 1:00 PM

Lunch and Learn – The era of remote work has forced a rapid move to the cloud for many organizations, but that can leave critical security gaps in cloud infrastructure and applications.

Hacking operations have been embraced by nation-states and criminals alike the world over as an asymmetric but highly effective approach. While that original hacking model persists to this day, new models have emerged in which the power dynamics have actually flipped. Now, under-resourced small-to-medium sized and mid-market businesses find themselves under attack by profit-driven ransomware-as-a-service operators and other highly sophisticated threat actors.

This isn’t a hopeless security quandary; it's an opportunity for creative network defenders to embrace their inner strategist and defeat the imposing adversary's operation on their own terms. Mike Behrmann, Director of Security at Blumira and former threat analyst at National Security Agency, will cover:
• Practical strategies that can benefit small security teams without the luxury of enterprise-scale resources
• How to incorporate historical military lessons into a practical cybersecurity strategy
• Overcoming limitations of defensive security

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  • Patrick Garrity – VP of Operations, Blumira
9:50 AM to 10:00 AM


  • Candy Alexander – CISO, NeuEon, Inc., & Immediate Past President, ISSA International
10:00 AM to 10:15 AM

Breakfast talk – Fighting Supply Chain Attacks and Targeted Ransomware – Watchguard

  • Corey Nachreiner – Chief Security Officer, WatchGuard
10:15 AM to 10:30 AM

Networking Break

10:30 AM to 11:15 AM

Security Culture: Mental Models and Lessons Learned to Improve Your Culture and Decrease Your Company’s Risk

The business imperatives of digital transformation, DevOps, automation, and cloud create pressure for security teams to move faster to enable the speed of business. Doing it securely often creates tension with business units and development and product teams. Culture is one key tool that CISOs and security leaders can use to develop rapport with business peers, align teams, and reduce friction. In the session we’ll review an effective cybersecurity culture model, supported with examples of how innovative F500 companies tune their culture to enable rapid business scale. Talent acquisition tips and success metrics to share with your board will be covered so that attendees leave with simple actionable advice they can implement immediately

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  • Dutch Schwartz – Cloud Security Strategist | Technology Translator | Speaker | Advisor, Amazon Web Services
11:30 AM to 12:15 PM

What is Cyber Accountability?

  • Mathieu Gorge – CEO and Founder, VigiTrust
12:15 PM to 12:30 PM

Networking Break

1:30 PM to 2:15 PM

Executive Roundtables

  • J. Wolfgang Goerlich – Advisory CISO, CISCO
  • Olivia Rose – CISO, and VP of IT & Security, Amplitude
2:15 PM to 2:30 PM

Networking Break

2:30 PM to 3:30 PM

Panel-Executive Order on Improving the Nation’s Cybersecurity: Making sense of What to do Next

Executive Order on Improving the Nation's Cybersecurity | The White House
This Executive Order signed in May 2021 applies to all federal information systems, and the vendors and software supply chains that support them. It covers cyber controls, incident reporting and incident response. How will organizations and federal entities work together to comply? How will this affect other private sector and public sector entities?

Join our panel discussion on what this means for these government entities, their critical infrastructure, and supply chain. In the possible absence of funding or well-defined instruction and requirements on implementation, organizations may need to overcome the challenges that our industry faces in making sense of it all. We will share insight and provide discussion surrounding some of the best practices that have been working well to date.

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  • Ann Seltzer – Information Security Manager, Milwaukee County Information Management Services Division
  • Lee Neely – Information Assurance APL, LLNL
  • Robert Putrus – Senior Director, Hitachi America, Ltd.
3:30 PM to 3:45 PM

Networking Break

3:45 PM to 4:30 PM

Executive Roundtables

  • Jimmy Sanders – Head of Information Security, Netflix DVD
  • James R. McQuiggan – Security Awareness Advocate, KnowBe4
4:30 PM to 5:15 PM

Looking Ahead: Building a Defense That Lasts

  • David Kennedy – Founder, Binary Defense and TrustedSec
1:00 PM to 1:30 PM

Lunch Networking Break

5:15 PM to 5:30 PM

Closing remarks

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