Atlanta CISO Executive Summit

December 14, 2021 | JW Marriott Atlanta Buckhead

December 14, 2021
JW Marriott Atlanta Buckhead

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Collaborate with your peers

Get together with Atlanta's top CISOs to tackle shared business challenges and critical priorities facing your role today. Participate in this one-day, local program with peer-driven topics and interactive discussions with your true C-level peers.

Join your peers to discuss the most critical issues impacting CISOs today:

Accelerating security to match the pace of digital business initiatives

Managing the risk created from a landscape of new core technologies

Achieving sustainability for the CISO role without compromising outcomes

Atlanta CISO Governing Body


The Governing Body Co-Chairs shape the summit agenda, ensuring that all content is driven by CISOs, for CISOs.

Co-Chairs

Derek Benz

Coca-Cola Company
Chief Information Security Officer

Tim Callahan

Aflac
Global Chief Security Officer

John Dickson

Republic National Distributing Company
VP, IT Infrastructure & Cybersecurity

David Levine

Ricoh Americas
VP Corporate & Information Security, CSO

Dean Mallis

Marta
CISO

Dan Webber

UST Global
VP Technology

Deborah Wheeler

Delta Air Lines
Chief Information Security Officer

What to Expect

Interactive Sessions

Hear from CISO practitioners and thought leaders on how they're solving critical challenges impacting your role today in Keynote sessions, and join smaller, interactive discussions with your peers in Breakout and Boardroom sessions.

Community Networking

Make new connections and catch up with old friends in casual conversations during dedicated time for networking designed to better acquaint you with your Atlanta CISO community.

Peer-to-Peer Meetings

Connect with like-minded peers in a private, one-on-one setting through Evanta's Peer-to-Peer Meetings. You will be matched with peers in your community based on your shared interests and priorities.

Agenda


Keynote Sessions

Executive Presence for Lasting Leadership

 Any given gesture — a nod, a point of the finger — unconsciously communicates powerful ideas and feelings that have tangible consequences. Top executives are generally proficient in their ability to interact with others, but the stakes are raised during high-level negotiations, reporting to the board, inspiring and empowering senior managers or dealing with tricky internal matters.

Join body language expert Chris Ulrich as he shares:

  • Why every movement and action is magnified in high-level situations
  • Tools and techniques to build rapport quickly
  • How executives can communicate more effectively


Keynote hosted by ThreatLocker

 Session details to come!

Communicating the Present Day Threat Landscape

 Today's varied threat landscape features both foreign and domestic online security concerns that must be shared across all levels of the organization. Join BFI Supervisory Special Agent (SA) Chad Hunt as he:

  • Cuts through the "noise" and discusses a variety of the most pressing threats to business
  • Strategies for addressing the emerging threat landscape
  • Best practices of working with law enforcement before, during and after a breach


Breakout Sessions

The CISO Role Is a Journey, Not a Destination

 The position of CISO is often seen as a career goal, but in reality, it is ever-evolving. Therefore, companies should view the role as changing with the business, and security leaders need to support the business as change agents. Join Ben Carr as he shares his personal journey as a CISO.
During this session you will explore:

  • What has changed for CISOs
  • Where the role is heading
  • How to stay relevant in 2021 and beyond

Mitigating New Third Party Risks

 Many third-party risks are identified after initial onboarding and due diligence, suggesting traditional methods in risk management policy fail to capture new and evolving vulnerabilities. As these external partnerships become increasingly complex, the need for a new approach is clear.

In this benchmarking session, uncover answers to your pressing questions, including:

  • What strategies are most effective when assessing vendor risk?
  • How do you ensure vendors are complying with evolving privacy regulations?
  • How do you convey vendor risks to senior leadership and to your board?


Executive Boardroom Sessions

Security Technology Sprawl Tipping Point – How More Tools Can Increase Overall Risk

As organizations rush to cover gaps in an expanding attack surface, thanks to digital transformation and remote work, they are realizing that this strategy is creating an uncontrolled technology sprawl. Yet many organizations continue purchasing more tools than they can manage, actually increasing their overall risk while wasting limited program budget. How is your technology investment strategy helping you meet your security outcomes?

In this discussion, you will learn:

  • The state of “tools sprawl” and data showing its impact on security organizations
  • Insights and best practices to reduce complexity and increase tool efficacies
  • Maturing your security posture to drive desired outcomes

Executive boardrooms are intimate and interactive sessions designed to foster dynamic dialogue around a specific, strategic topic. These private, closed-door discussions encourage attendee participation and are limited to 15 attendees (seating priority is given to C-level executives). To reserve your seat, please contact your event Program Manager.

Driving Business Value With Cloud Security Innovation

Whether you are just moving into the cloud, researching more options within the public cloud, or building your own private cloud, most leaders agree that this is the future of infrastructure as a service. But can CISOs have it all – both increased productivity and cost benefits within a secure cloud?

During this peer-discussion you will explore:

  • Automation, orchestration, AI and machine learning cloud strategies
  • Nuances for hybrid on- and off-premise systems
  • Ways to incorporate the cloud into a fully articulated security strategy

Executive boardrooms are intimate and interactive sessions designed to foster dynamic dialogue around a specific, strategic topic. These private, closed-door discussions encourage attendee participation and are limited to 15 attendees (seating priority is given to C-level executives). To reserve your seat, please contact your event Program Manager.

Strengthening Your IAM Strategy

Moving beyond outdated tech and into a world of efficient, seamless access isn’t impossible. Fine-tuning IAM strategies is an important goal of CISOs across the country.

In this boardroom, you’ll discuss with your peers:

  • How to tailor an IAM strategy with limited resources
  • When to rely on legacy technology versus investing in new technology
  • What training is needed to strengthen your IAM program

Executive boardrooms are intimate and interactive sessions designed to foster dynamic dialogue around a specific, strategic topic. These private, closed-door discussions encourage attendee participation and are limited to 15 attendees (seating priority is given to C-level executives). To reserve your seat, please contact your event Program Manager.


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Returning to in-person conferences


We are excited to welcome you back, in person, to Evanta gatherings.

As previously shared, Evanta will hold in-person programs only in locations that meet our stringent health and safety criteria to help ensure the well-being of our participants, partners, and our associates. These criteria include adhering to government, venue, and health agency guidelines, in addition to taking all practical safety precautions onsite.

Please note that our onsite planning will continue to evolve, and all measures are subject to change to ensure the best and safest possible experience. Please refer to our COVID-19 Health and Safety Protocols for up-to-date local guidelines.

Location


Venue & Accommodation

JW Marriott Atlanta Buckhead
MORE INFORMATION

A block of rooms has been reserved at the JW Marriott Atlanta Buckhead at a reduced conference rate. Reservations should be made online or by calling 1-866-343-5747. Please mention Atlanta CISO Executive Summit to ensure the appropriate room rate.

Deadline to book using the discounted room rate of $292 USD (plus tax) is November 21, 2021.

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Atlanta CISO Program Manager


For inquiries related to this event, please reach out to your dedicated program contact.

Lauren Scott

Program Manager

971-230-3521

lauren.scott@evanta.com