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February 22 | 5:00 pm EST - 5:00 pm EST

February Cyber Executive Forum San Francisco, CA 2020

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February 2020 Cyber Executive Forum

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9:00 AM to 10:00 AM

The Attacker's Perspective

With an ever-expanding attack surface, outsmarting the attacker continues to be increasingly difficult for defense. Understanding how attackers think, what motivates them to damage and how they outmanoeuvre defensive mechanisms will help switch the asymmetry.  With a uniquely in-depth understanding of the attacker perspective, Assaf Mischari, Head of Research at Team8 and former CTO of the Israeli Defense Force's Technology & Intelligence Unit 8200, will present why connectivity empowers a less experienced attacker to make significant impact. Covering topics such as automation, anomaly detection, data in use, and AI, Assaf will demonstrate how understanding attacker motivations can help defense gain the upper hand.

9:00 AM to 10:00 AM

Opening Comments and Welcome Address

10:00 AM to 10:45 AM

Flame-Proofing Your Career (and your life): Preventing Burnout and Dealing with Adversity

Karen Worstell is as well-known as a serial CISO for iconic companies across industry sectors and as a Silicon Valley technology leader. Her company, W Risk Group provides both cybersecurity consulting and immersive group coaching intensives called MOJO Maker for Women in Tech to help companies retain their female braintrust. Worstell is the host of the podcast Mission Critical on ITSPMagazine.com, and has spoken internationally on the future of cybersecurity and the criticality of an inclusive and diverse leadership team to the innovation capacity of technical organizations.

10:45 AM to 11:15 AM

Networking Break

11:15 AM to 12:15 PM

Evolution of the Cyberworld and its Impact on VC's, CIO's and CISO's

How does the leading Venture Firms navigate thru the hundreds of new companies each year to find the winning investment? What is their respective investment thesis to know when it's “the next big one” that will challenge the incumbents?  What is the role of today's VC's vs 5-10 years ago to ensure the success of new technology?  What do VC Firms expect to see out of a Seed or an A round investment….expectations?  What would you like the audience to remember today?

What is the role of new modern CIO/CISO in this process to bring in transformational start-up technologies to stay ahead of the curve? How do they evaluate risk and the impact on their teams and their own respective roles? What are the fears that a CIO/CISO must break thru in today's new cyberworld? How do you mitigate risk in the process with the teams? How do you budget for today when you have limited knowledge about tomorrow?  What is the role of new technologies a vehicle to help in recruiting new talent who want to work on the latest/newest technologies?  How do you resolve technical debt and keeping avoiding the tech stack from going obsolete? What is your opinion on the recent Symantec news and how does it impact your decision making?

Come learn answers to these questions and more from our panel of experts.

  • Panelist: Tony Scott – Chairman, The TonyScottGroup
  • Panelist: Maurice Stebila – CISO, Harman International
  • Panelist: Will Lin – Partner and Co-Founder, ForgePoint Capital
  • Panelist: Steve O'Hara – Managing Partner, Valley Capital Partners
  • Panelist: Ray Choi – General Partner, Valley Capital Partners
  • Panelist: Mark Valdez – Founder, Eads Bridge Ventures
  • Moderator: Ross Mandel – CEO, SPJ T. Scott
12:15 PM to 1:30 PM

Lunch & Learn – The Insider Threat: You're Flying Blind

Studies show that 90% of data loss that manifests from inside organizations goes undetected.  What's worse, nearly 70% of organizations that were breached from the inside had a data loss prevention solution in place.  The brutal truth – prevention solutions are not effective at stopping insider threats. Attend this session from Code42 to learn how data risk detection and response ensures you and your organization are not blindsided.

1:30 PM to 2:45 PM

Executive Roundtables on Current Industry Topics

2:45 PM to 3:15 PM

Networking Break

3:15 PM to 4:15 PM

Storytelling for CISOs: How to Tell Great Stories That Will Enroll Others In Your Information Security Vision

Storytelling is part art and part craft. Many believe you either have it or you don’t. In actuality, storytelling is very much a learnable skill.

In this highly interactive talk, you will learn the reasons why executive stakeholders are most inspired by stories, and how to construct and deliver your own compelling stories that will help enroll others in your information security vision.

  • Presenter: Dan Kimble – CEO, Resonance Executive Coaching
4:15 PM to 4:30 PM

Closing Remarks

4:30 PM to 5:30 PM

Closing Reception

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Opening Reception and Dinner

The Rapid Adoption of DevOps is Changing Security as We Know It

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