Southern California CISO Executive Summit

December 14, 2021 | Omni Los Angeles

December 14, 2021
Omni Los Angeles

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Collaborate with your peers

Get together with Southern California'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

Southern California CISO Governing Body


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

Co-Chairs

Matt Crouse

Taco Bell
CISO

Lara Divi

Dine Brands Global, Inc.
VP, CISO

Gary Hayslip

SoftBank Corporation
VP, Director of Information Security (CISO)

Arthur Lessard

Universal Music Group
SVP & CISO

Dan Meacham

Legendary
VP, Global Security and Corporate Operations, CISO

Billy Spears

Alteryx
CISO

David Tyburski

Wynn Resorts
Chief Information Security Officer

Terrence Weekes

Jack in the Box
CISO

Steven Young

Advantage Solutions
VP Information Security & Compliance, CISO

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 Southern California 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


December 13, 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.

December 14, 2021 - morning

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

8:15am - 8:30am  Opening Comments

8:30am - 9:00am  Keynote

The Evolving CISO Role

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Lara Divi

VP, CISO

Dine Brands Global, Inc.

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Arthur Lessard

SVP & CISO

Universal Music Group

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Jonathan Chow

Senior VP, Chief Information Security Officer

Live Nation Entertainment

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Todd Friedman

Chief Information Security Officer

ResMed

The professional journey of a CISO is a lot like the cyber threats they protect against – unique and often unpredictable. How can CISOs set themselves up for success as the role continues to change?

In this panel conversation CISOs will explore:

  • Lessons they’re learned that can guide security leaders 
  • Strategies to elevate yourself within the business
  • What is next after being a CISO

9:00am - 9:15am  Break

9:15am - 10:00am  Breakout Session

Taking a Risk Based Approach to Compliance

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Emily O'Carroll

Director, Global Information Security & IT Compliance

Callaway Golf Company

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Kevin Kealy

Chief Information Security Officer

Scientific Games Corporation

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Jeremy Smith

Global Head of IT Risk & Security

Avery Dennison

Data is the primary target in virtually every breach scenario – and protecting data gets harder every day. Mix overly provisioned access rights with a plethora or unknown risks, it is no wonder why data stores are so difficult to control and so susceptible to attack. How can CISOs approach a problem that is so big and complex?

Join this session and discuss:

  • Strategies to map and govern data
  • How to gain visibility into high risk areas
  • Ways to stay ahead of the compliance curve

9:15am - 10:00am  Breakout Session

Ending the Network Security Nightmare

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John Jacobs

Field CISO

Fortinet

“Just log into our dedicated console for all information you need.” This phrase sends a chill down the spine any security manager. As network and security become more entangled, the proliferation of tools and interfaces CISOs need to monitor has rapidly increased. Security starts with a clear plan, accurate inventory, proven identity, and meaningful reporting.

In this session explore:

  • How to increase the level of security function and scale
  • The importance of open-standards in your SOC
  • Strategies to gain visibility into the network

9:15am - 10:00am  Executive Boardroom

What Matters Most for Your Security Operations

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Justin Bajko

Co-Founder, VP, Strategy & Business Development

Expel

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Ernie Liu

Head of Information Security

United Talent Agency

Since cybercriminals never rest, a sound SOC - staffed by the right people using the right tools in the right way - should be a key part of your cyber defense strategy. Whether your security operations program is completely in-house, outsourced, or operating in a hybrid model you’ll want to measure its effectiveness. How do you think about measuring efficacy and how do these metrics feedback into your program to increase operational maturity over time?

In this session you will discuss:

  • Volume and trend metrics that speak to effectiveness; what does good look like?
  • How does automation come into play and how do you monitor what the robots are doing?
  • What impact does this have on hiring and ongoing job satisfaction?

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.

9:15am - 10:00am  Executive Boardroom

Executive Boardroom hosted by Cloudflare

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, Zack.Hellman@evanta.com.

10:00am - 10:30am  Networking Break

10:30am - 11:15am  Breakout Session

Innovative Security Awareness — Engaging Your Employees

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Brett Cumming

Director Information Security Officer

Skechers

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Jeremy Yates

GRC Manager

Skechers

As a CISO, your security awareness program has a big impact on how your organization views the information security team, so it is important to ensure you’re putting the right foot forward. 

In this session you will explore:

  • How to lead with the carrot rather than the stick
  • Innovative communication methods to get the message across
  • Strategies to collaborate across the business

10:30am - 11:15am  Executive Boardroom

The Art of Managing and Securing Workloads in the Cloud

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Jon Anderson

Director of Systems Engineering

SentinelOne

Although most organizations do an exceptional job of layering different technologies to secure their data, breaches continue to occur. So what's going wrong and how can you identify these blindspots? In many instances, the point of failure can be tracked to the user and their endpoint. In today’s changing landscape, CISO must demand a tight hold on the endpoints.

In this session, you can learn about:

  • What are the major Endpoint management capabilities you can implement
  • How you can combat the complex challenges of managing workloads in the new era
  • Ways you can continuously monitor endpoint metrics and manage system health

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, Zack.Hellman@evanta.com.

10:30am - 11:15am  Executive Boardroom

Vulnerability Hype and Hyperinflation

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Jerry Gamblin

Director of Security Research

Kenna Security

2021 is on track to see a 40%+ increase in Common Vulnerabilities or Exposures (CVEs) over 2020. With 50 new CVEs published daily, the emergence of "over-the-top" media coverage of vulnerabilities is more prominent than evenr causing an increase in investigation, response, and action.

In this round table, discuss:

  • How can CISOs handle vulnerability hyperinflation?
  • How should CISOs respond to vulnerability hype?
  • Are these solvable problems and if so, how?

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.

11:15am - 11:25am  Break

December 14, 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 - 1:30pm  Lunch Service

12:40pm - 1:00pm  Break

1:00pm - 1:05pm  Lunch Comments

1:05pm - 1:35pm  Keynote

Redesigning IAM — The Future of Cloud & Identity Governance

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Tippu Gagguturu

CEO/CIO

SecurEnds

What would it mean to think about your identity and access management strategy differently? With remote work, growing perimeters and evolving compliance requirements, security executives are looking to simplify their IAM strategies. Challenging the status-quo is necessary to innovate and better address identity risk and compliance across both on-prem and cloud environments.

Join SecurEnds CEO, Tippu Gagguturu, as he shares how he is:

  • Challenging the status-quo of traditional IAM strategy
  • Leveraging AI and ML to automate access and governance
  • Achieving a single pane of glass view across multi-cloud environments

1:35pm - 1:50pm  Break

December 14, 2021 - afternoon

1:50pm - 2:35pm  Breakout Session

Bolster Your Incident Response Plan — An Interactive Workshop

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Quincey Collins

Chief Security Officer

Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton

Incidents happen. But that doesn’t have to mean the demise of an entire organization – or a CISO’s job. The strongest security programs include tactical response plans that keep damage at a minimum. In this interactive session a panel of experts run through an incident and share what they would do when faced with an attack, including:

  • How to ensure your IR playbook is up to date
  • The communication structure and plan during a breach
  • Challenges and best practices in managing major security events

1:50pm - 2:35pm  Executive Boardroom

Executive Boardroom hosted by Hunters.ai

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Cyrus Tibbs

CISO

PennyMac

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.

2:35pm - 3:05pm  Networking Break

3:05pm - 3:50pm  Breakout Session

Talk the Talk — Gaining Executive Support

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Steven Young

VP Information Security & Compliance, CISO

Advantage Solutions

As cybersecurity and business strategy become ever more intertwined, security leaders are now expected to focus far beyond the bits and bytes. Cybersecurity experts must also be business experts when presenting to their corporate boards — fluent in the languages of both firewalls and finance.

In this session, you’ll learn strategies to:

  • Communicate your message at different levels of leadership
  • Give senior leaders visibility into your security program
  • Present appropriate executive level staff and board metrics

3:50pm - 4:05pm  Break

4:05pm - 4:10pm  Closing Comments

4:10pm - 4:40pm  Keynote

Actionable Strategies to Develop and Retain Talent

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Shoaib Qazi

Chief Information Security Officer

XPO Logistics

Building a strong talent pipeline is about more than attracting external candidates. CISOs need to provide continuous training, development, and career path guidance within their organization to maintain a competitive security team. Shoaib Qazi, CISO, XPO Logistics, shares how he was able to grow his security team from within.

In this session, discuss:

  • Strategies to grow your team from within
  • How to uncover hidden talent in your company
  • Different approaches to building a talent pipeline

4:40pm - 5:10pm  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.

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Omni Los Angeles
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Southern California CISO Program Manager


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

Zack Hellmann

Sr Program Manager

971-717-6691

zack.hellmann@evanta.com