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May 18 @ 8:00 am EDT to May 19 @ 5:00 pm EDT

May Cyber Executive Forum 2023

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Learn. Engage. Socialize.

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

  • 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.

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.

May 2023 Cyber Executive Forum Speaker Lineup

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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Dan Waddell

Dan has over 25 years of experience in information technology and cybersecurity, with over 20 of those years in management. His roots in IT started…

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Marc Thompson

Marc Thompson became a managing partner of ITPG in December 2001. In this role, Marc managed multiple cyber security associations, including (ISC)2 which delivered the…

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Tammy Moskites

Tammy is the CEO and Founder of CyAlliance. She is a strategic advisor, seed investor and “Alliance” builder for companies, vendors and startups by leading,…

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Ready to Explore Registration Options?

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

Cyber Executive Forum May 18

Time Session Speaker
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

AI Risk Management: Strategies for CISOs in the Age of Innovation

Stay ahead of the game by understanding and addressing the risks and advantages of AI-based tools. CISOs and executives must be well-informed about the potential threats to their business and provide ongoing guidance. Explore the impact of AI on phishing attacks and the need for discussions in CISO-led meetings. Embrace the recently released NIST "AI Risk Management Framework" to enhance trustworthiness in AI systems. Gain insights into framing risks, assessing audiences, and managing AI risks effectively. Take away valuable knowledge on leveraging AI safely and safeguarding your team and company from AI tool attacks and misuse.

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  • Pete Nicoletti – Field CISO of the Americas, Check Point


MGM National Harbor Hotel & Casino

101 MGM National Avenue, Oxon Hill, MD 20745

Cyber Executive Forum May 19

Time Session Speaker
9:15 AM to 10:15 AM

Healthy Business Leader Relationships: The Key to Employee Wellness and Organizational Success

Discover the profound influence of business leader relationships on employee well-being and productivity. Join Bill Tingle, CEO of Tingle Leadership, as he shares insights on cultivating healthy relationships, exploring the detrimental impact of unhealthy dynamics. Gain practical tools to foster trust, empathy, and shared understanding, ensuring enhanced employee wellness in a hybrid work environment. Learn how to initiate connections, manage moods, and address existing challenges for a positive workplace culture.

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  • Bill Tingle – CEO, Tingle Leadership
10:15 AM to 10:30 AM


10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

It’s a Journey – Living in A Resilient World

Join Tammy Moskites, CEO and Founder of CyAlliance, as she shares her remarkable journey from an Administrative Assistant to a successful entrepreneur. Discover insights on leadership, resilience, and creating high-performing teams. Learn about her development objective "G.O.A.L.s for Success" and how to implement it in your personal and professional life. Explore the mental, emotional, and physical aspects that help you focus on your career aspirations. Embrace the importance of doing the right things with passion, trust, and integrity for a fulfilling journey to success, applicable to both beginners and experienced CISOs. #DoWhatYouLove #LoveWhatYouDo

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  • Tammy Moskites – CEO and Founder, CyAlliance
11:30 AM to 12:15 PM

Executive Roundtable Discussion (1): Artificial Intelligence – Present and Future

Engage in an insightful Executive Roundtable Discussion on the present and future of Artificial Intelligence (AI). Delve into its impact on security and safety, exploring potential harm and moral implications in the business environment. Explore the necessity of a governing body for AI's use and development. Share experiences on AI adoption, particularly in the utilization of AI/Chatbots, involvement in selection, and effective management. Gain valuable insights on reacting and responding when challenges arise in AI implementation.

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12:15 PM to 1:15 PM


1:15 PM to 1:45 PM

Executive Roundtable Readouts (1)

1:45 PM to 2:45 PM

Panel Discussion: Birds of a Different Feather Hunt Together: How Diverse Industries Approach Internal and External Threats

  • Dan Waddell – Chief Growth Officer, XOR
  • Sean Spaniol – Head of Cyber Operations,
  • Dina (Russo) Atwell – Senior Manager, Cyber Insider Threat & Technical Investigations, Capital One, ITPM
  • Jason O’Dell – Vice President of Security Operations, Walmart
2:45 PM to 3:00 PM


3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Executive Roundtable Discussion (2): Your Cybersecurity Team

Join our engaging Executive Roundtable Discussion focused on your cybersecurity team. Discover effective strategies for attracting suitable candidates and identifying the best recruitment channels. Explore methods for motivating your team members and supporting their professional development. Discuss the availability of growth opportunities within your organization. Address the importance of diversity in terms of age and gender within your team and learn techniques for fostering effective communication across multi-generational groups. Gain valuable insights to optimize the performance and cohesion of your cybersecurity team.

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4:00 PM to 4:30 PM

Executive Roundtable Readouts (2)

4:30 PM to 4:45 PM

Closing Remarks/Raffle

4:45 PM to 5:45 PM


9:00 AM to 9:15 AM


  • Candy Alexander – CISO, NeuEon, Inc., & Immediate Past President, ISSA International
  • Marc Thompson – Executive Director, ISSA International

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