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February 22 @ 6:30 pm EST to February 23 @ 9:30 pm EST

February Cyber Executive Forum 2024

ISSA's Cyber Executive Forum is a quarterly gathering of some of the brightest minds in the cyber security world. Join us and other cyber security leaders at the Hilton Clearwater Beach Resort & Spa in Clearwater, FL, on February 22 and February 23 for the latest Cyber Executive Forum.

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CISOs Spearheading Cybersecurity.

Embark on a journey into the future of cybersecurity leadership, where we explore the innovative and transformative role of the Chief Information Security Officer. This event will delve into the dynamic and ever-shifting landscape of cyber threats and associated challenges emphasizing the need for the CISO to not only adapt but to lead and advise on initiatives related to innovative technologies, risk management and culture.

Join us for a unique exploration of the future of cyber, where CISOs unleash their influence to safeguard organizations, develop strategies relating to innovation, and redefine the boundaries of cybersecurity leadership. From the integration of artificial intelligence to the challenges of securing decentralized technologies, this event will examine dynamic strategies utilized by forward-thinking CISO’s and Cyber Executives to solve problems in our industry.

The cyber executive forum is a unique, intimate learning experience designed exclusively for C-level cyber professionals.

  • Interactive expert-led talks and panels Listen to experts who provide knowledge and experience on topics in cybersecurity, leadership, and wellness.
  • Roundtable sessions Gather with peers from leading organizations and various industries to discuss relevant topics inspired by the latest topics and research in small-group sessions.
  • Peer conversations. Join peer-to-peer discussions organically throughout the forum. Discover how C-level security executives discover ways to tackle the challenges you face every day.
  • Social engagements Enjoy and build new business relationships with peers as they engage in welcome receptions and special evening events.

Each forum provides new concepts and actionable ideas to bring back to your organization to help you achieve critical business results.

CEUs / CPE Credits

By attending a full day at the Cyber Executive Forum, you will receive 8 Continuing Education Units or Continuing Professional Education Credits.


The Cyber Executive Forum is “By Invitation Only” and all attendees are pre-screened & approved in advance.

February 2024 Cyber Executive Forum Speaker Lineup

Karen Worstell

Karen Worstell is as well-known as a serial Chief Information Security Officer for iconic brands across industry sectors and as a Silicon Valley technology leader….

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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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Dr. Shawn P. Murray

Shawn Murray is a Principal Scientist with the United States Missile Defense Agency and is an officer in the US Civil Air Patrol.Previous assignments include…

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Roland Cloutier

Roland Cloutier

Roland Cloutier is a globally recognized technology and security leader and has an unprecedented understanding and knowledge of global protection, digital technology enablement, and security…

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CISO Executive members attend at no charge (generous options are available for other members as well as guests).

Cyber Executive Forum February 22

Time Session Speaker
6:30 PM to 9:30 PM

Opening Reception

Outside on Water’s Edge Terrace

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  • Dr. Shawn P. Murray – President, ISSA International


Hilton Clearwater Beach Resort & Spa

400 Mandalay Avenue, Clearwater, FL 33767

Cyber Executive Forum February 23

Time Session Speaker
7:30 AM to 8:30 AM


With Coffee Talk from 8:10 - 8:30 hosted by Synack.

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8:30 AM to 8:45 AM

Opening Notes

8:45 AM to 9:45 AM

Mitigating AI Risks: Strategies for Reducing Social Engineering Impact on Organizations

  • James R. McQuiggan – Security Awareness Advocate, KnowBe4
9:45 AM to 10:45 AM

SCC & Changing Role of CISO

  • Karen Worstell – CEO, W Risk Group
  • Douglas Brush – , Accel Consulting
10:45 AM to 11:00 AM


11:00 AM to 12:30 PM


  • Gaelle Koanda – CISA, Ball Aerospace, North America
  • Karen Worstell – CEO, W Risk Group
  • Chris Cronin – Principal Consultant and Partner, Halock Security Labs
12:30 PM to 1:30 PM


1:30 PM to 2:30 PM

5 Things You Can Do Now to Enable and Protect AI for your Business: A Secure AI Business Adoption Model for Today’s Cyber Leaders

  • Roland Cloutier – Global Chief Security Officer & Digital Business Enablement Executive, ByteDance & TikTok
2:30 PM to 3:30 PM

Framework for Cyber Risk Management

  • Chris Cronin – Principal Consultant and Partner, Halock Security Labs
3:30 PM to 3:45 PM


3:45 PM to 5:00 PM


5:00 PM to

Closing Notes

  • Dr. Shawn P. Murray – President, ISSA International
5:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Closing Reception

Inside Starfish Room

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