Dallas CISO Roundtable

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 – 7:30am to 5:15pm at City Place Conference Center

Private Peer Gathering of Chief Information Security Officers & Senior Level Information Security Executives

Gain critical insights on the latest information security issues in a hard-hitting, one-day program format designed specifically for CISOs and senior-level information security executives by the IANS Faculty. Participants will share ideas in a collaborative and confidential peer-to-peer environment. The IANS Dallas CISO Roundtable is powered by six program components:

Part I: CISO Working Group Challenge

Working through structured case scenarios, the participants tackle a challenge in smaller groups. CISO peers have the chance to share ideas, feedback, and advice, with each group presenting a brief presentation at the end of the session. Challenges to be addressed include:

  • What are the questions your board is mostly likely to ask the CISO?

  • How do you articulate where your information security program is on the maturity curve?

  • How do you describe the current risk accepted by the business (explicitly or implicitly) given that state and your threat profile?

Part II: IANS Faculty “How-To” Thinking - GDPR Compliance

IANS Faculty George Gerchow will provide a comprehensive overview focused on GDPR Compliance, followed by the opportunity to ask questions. This session will explore the following:

  • How to build a Data Protection Addendum (DPA)?

  • Analysis of inputs to include in your Data Protection Impact Analysis (DPIA)

  • Operationalizing the ‘Right to Erasure / Right to be Forgotten’ clause

  • Data Privacy Officer (DPO): What background is best suited to fill this role? Where should this executive report?

Part III: CISO Success Stories

This session features a series of 10-minute real-world case studies presented by CISOs showcasing successes in technology implementation or business process revamping. Each briefing is followed by Q&A.

Part IV: Solution Provider Power Hour

Executives from three venture-backed solution providers will deliver 15-minute technical pitches to the group. Following the presentations, an IANS Faculty member will present his or her vendor findings and lead a CISO-only facilitated discussion of perceived value, drawbacks, reactions, and suggestions.

Part V: CISO Crisis Management Workshop Scenarios

Led by an executive from a crisis management firm, our hands-on workshop focuses on scenarios distributed to participants at the start of the session. Participants will gain a better sense of how to best make rapid fire decisions and enhance their crisis management skills using this real-world scenario.

Part VI: Building Your CISO Brand - Executive Search Roundtable Panel

Executive recruiters talk shop on the latest CISO hiring trends, the future of the CISO role, and how to build your CISO brand in a fast-changing industry and career landscape.

Networking Reception

After spending the day learning and sharing ideas with peers, join us at our networking reception to meet new industry connections and catch up with your network.

As an IANS client and past participant in our CISO Roundtable, you know how quickly these days fill up. If you are new to IANS’ CISO Roundtables, you will discover a high-energy group of peers who freely share ideas and challenges in a venue that is private, confidential, and by invitation-only. Peer exchange and community combined with first-rate industry expertise and practicality are field marks of the offering.



George Gerchow

IANS Faculty

Phil Gardner

Phil Gardner


Brandon DeVoe

Brandon DeVoe

Territory Director