Dallas CISO Executive Summit

November 16, 2021 | Dallas/Addison Marriott Quorum by the Galleria

November 16, 2021
Dallas/Addison Marriott Quorum by the Galleria

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Collaborate with your peers

Get together with Dallas'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

Dallas CISO Governing Body


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

Co-Chairs

Sara Andrews

PepsiCo Inc
SVP, Global CISO

Sonja Hammond

National Veterinary Associates
VP, CISO

Mustapha Kebbeh

Brinks
Global CISO

Mike Priest

Globe Life Inc.
CISO

Shamoun Siddiqui

Neiman Marcus
VP, CISO

Gary Toretti

CBRE
SVP, 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 Dallas 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


November 15, 2021

6:00pm - 8:30pm  Governing Body Welcome Reception

Governing Body Welcome Reception

Exclusive to Governing Body members and select guests, this dinner is a can’t-miss opportunity to connect with your peers prior to tomorrow’s Executive Summit. Please join your colleagues for an evening of good food, wine, and lively networking.

November 16, 2021 - morning

7:30am - 8:15am  Registration & Breakfast

8:15am - 8:30am  Opening Comments

8:30am - 9:00am  Keynote

Rising to the Occasion — The CISO’s Growing Power and Responsibility

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Scott Moser

Chief Information Security Officer

Sabre Corporation

With threat levels and vulnerabilities becoming more advanced in today’s hybrid workplace, company leadership is depending on the CISO to take charge, anticipate attacks and limit risks. Security leaders successfully wielding their power is critical in today’s shifting environment. 

Today’s CISOs should know: 

  • How to elevate their language of leadership
  • Ways to utilize the budget secured in board negotiations
  • What it takes to not only survive, but grow stronger, in an ever-challenging business climate

9:00am - 9:15am  Break

9:15am - 10:00am  Breakout Session

Find the Hacker — An Interactive Threat Detection Game

So, you think you can tell a CISO from a bad actor posing as one? Let’s find out in this game show-inspired security awareness exercise.

All you’ll need is: 

  • A good set of investigative questions for our three hidden contestants
  • The ability to spot red flags dropped by our disguised hacker
  • A willingness to participate in this fun threat detection practice

9:15am - 10:00am  Breakout Session

Retaining a Diverse and Free-Thinking Talent Pool

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Jeff Kirby

CISO

Interstate Batteries

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Jessica Nemmers

CSO

Elevate

As a CISO, you know long and often challenging days come with the territory. But new recruits, reporting for duty with varied backgrounds and big, paradigm-challenging ideas, may see their ambitions fall at the hands of “the way we’ve always done things.” As a result, many find themselves in a state of “security burnout.” 

Let’s discuss: 

  • How to create an environment that attracts outside-the-box thinkers and problem solvers
  • The benefits of a diversified talent roster
  • How to talk to your team about (and hopefully prevent) “security burnout”

9:15am - 10:00am  Executive Boardroom

Remaining Ransom-aware and Readying Your Response

Mustapha Kebbeh headshot

Mustapha Kebbeh

Global CISO

Brinks

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Gary Toretti

SVP, Chief Information Security Officer

CBRE

Ransomware, among the most intimidating threats on today’s security horizon, is an issue best approached from a “not if but when” perspective. It’s no longer enough to bolster your defenses. Today’s CISO should know what to do when one gets past the goalie. 

We’ll discuss: 

  • Defensive practices for those hoping to avoid a ransomware attack
  • Practical steps for those who find themselves in a ransomware situation
  • The pros and cons you’ll need to weigh when choosing whether to pay

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, Lawrence Figueroa (lawrence.figueroa@evanta.com).

9:15am - 10:00am  Executive Boardroom

Risk – Measuring What Counts

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Rick Peters

CISO Operational Technology, North America

Fortinet

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Grant Gilliam

Director, Information Security and Compliance

BriteCore

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Sajed Khan

Director of Cyber Security & Risk

American Heart Association

Sophisticated enterprise risk management strategy is not necessarily the full mitigation of risk. For most information security executives, strategic risk management describes a cross-organizational framework to assess different areas of risk and determine when accepting those risks is in the net interest of the business. In order to inform strategy and accountability for risk management, CISOs must be able to leverage meaningful metrics and messaging.

Join this session to discuss:

  • Metrics that work – and don’t work – in describing information security risk
  • The role that the CISO plays in setting risk management strategy
  • Effective cross-functional partnerships in risk management

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, Lawrence Figueroa (lawrence.figueroa@evanta.com).

10:00am - 10:30am  Networking Break

10:30am - 11:15am  Breakout Session

Pen Test Your Board Pitch—An Interactive Exercise

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Jason Frugé

VP, Chief Information Security Officer

Rent-A-Center

Pitching to the board is a skill that must be mastered. CISOs are tasked to use visuals, communicate business value, and synthesize complex information in a way that makes sense. Join this interactive session to identify the holes in your board pitch - and improve them for the next time you're in the hot seat. 

In this interactive session, you will work in a group to: 

  • Create and deliver a board pitch
  • Receive real-time feedback on your pitch
  • Learn best practices and strategies for communicating with your board

10:30am - 11:15am  Executive Boardroom

Extending Cyber to Public Cloud

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David Bell

Managing Director, Information Security & Technology Risk Management & Chief Information Security Officer

American Airlines

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Robert Pace

VP, CISO

Invitation Homes

Public cloud and SaaS are driving a fundamental paradigm shift. CISOs are seeing an API explosion. Gaps are forming in how we protect new features in public cloud. How do CISO’s keep these connections secure?

Your fellow CISOs are talking about: 

  • Ways to add and extend security capabilities

  • Best practices for distributing APIs through Cloud and SAS

  • The public cloud transition process and why it doesn’t necessarily mean starting over

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, Lawrence Figueroa (lawrence.figueroa@evanta.com).

10:30am - 11:15am  Executive Boardroom

Taking a Strategic Approach to Third-Party Risk

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Cameron McElhinny

CISO

Textron

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Paul Reyes

CISO, VP of Cyber Security, Risk, & Compliance

Vistra Corp

For many businesses, third-party vendors have become an important source of strategic advantage and business value. Yet outsourcing is not without its risks. As these external partnerships become increasingly complex, the need for a new strategic approach to vendor risk management is clear.

Join this session to discuss: 

  • Ways to partner across the c-suite on third-party risk efforts 
  • New approaches for managing third, fourth, and even fifth-party partners
  • Strategies that will help you make the best choices for your organization

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, Lawrence Figueroa (lawrence.figueroa@evanta.com).

11:15am - 11:25am  Break

November 16, 2021 - mid-afternoon

11:25am - 12:40pm  Peer-to-Peer Meetings

Peer-to-Peer Meetings

Connect with like-minded peers in a 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.

11:45am - 1:15pm  Lunch Service

12:40pm - 1:00pm  Break

1:00pm - 1:05pm  Lunch Comments

1:05pm - 1:35pm  Keynote

Lunch Keynote

 Details coming soon.

1:35pm - 1:50pm  Break

November 16, 2021 - afternoon

1:50pm - 2:35pm  Executive Boardroom

Overcoming Hurdles and Executing a Security Automation Plan

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Ajay Gupta

Chief of Cybersecurity

Humana

Taking certain objectives out of the hands of your already-busy team members and putting them in the capable hands of an automated program ensures those objectives are accomplished, accomplished regularly and accomplished without human error. Of course, the security automation process comes with some unique challenges.

Let’s figure out: 

  • Which of your more burdensome objectives best qualify for automation
  • How you can use the currently available tools to start the automation process
  • Processes your fellow CISOs have seen success in automating

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, Lawrence Figueroa (lawrence.figueroa@evanta.com).

2:35pm - 3:05pm  Networking Break

3:05pm - 3:10pm  Closing Comments

3:10pm - 3:40pm  Keynote

Closing Keynote

 Details coming soon.

3:40pm - 4:10pm  Closing Reception & Prize Drawing

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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


MORE INFORMATION

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Dallas/Addison Marriott Quorum by the Galleria at a reduced conference rate. Reservations should be made online or by calling 888-236-2427.

Deadline to book using the discounted room rate of $168 USD (plus tax) is October 31, 2021.

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Dallas CISO Program Manager


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

Lawrence Figueroa

Senior Program Manager

971-222-2374

lawrence.figueroa@evanta.com