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Prepping for CISO 2020 and the Challenges Ahead

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July 14, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT

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CISO Mentoring Webinar Series

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Security and Privacy is front of mind for companies and individuals all around the world and we are in the midst of a growing debate. How do you propel your job forward to meet the changing job needs? What types of skills do you need to get where you want to be? How do you make sure your guidance will command the respect of your team and lead the team to achieve success?

We will discuss one path forward that involves a unique blend of law (litigation and transactional work), a career as a Chief Privacy Officer, Chief Security Officer, and General Counsel for high-tech companies. We will also discuss thoughts on education, experience, certifications, company sizes, sectors, and operational and management experiences and how these might be viewed by employers and how to make the best career choices going ahead. We will also focus on how to serve in a business enablement mode for future growth and your potential futures roles. Discussing where the CISO/CSO job is going and the skills needed for the 2020 positions in this field will be our guide on this journey.


Dr. Christopher Pierson – CSO and General Counsel, Viewpost

Dr. Chris Pierson is the EVP, Chief Security Officer & General Counsel for Viewpost. Dr. Pierson serves on the Department of Homeland Security’s Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee and Cybersecurity Subcommittee and is a Distinguished Fellow of the Ponemon Institute. Previously, Chris was the first Chief Privacy Officer, SVP for the Royal Bank of Scotland’s U.S. banking operations leading its privacy and data protection program. Chris was also a corporate attorney for Lewis and Roca where he established it’s Cybersecurity Practice representing companies on security and data breach matters. Chris is a graduate of Boston College (B.A., M.A.) and The University of Iowa (Ph.D., J.D.) and gives keynotes/speaks at national events and is frequently quoted on cybersecurity.

See Dr. Christopher Pierson‘s full profile.

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