Toronto CISO Roundtable

Tuesday, March 27, 2018 – 7:30am to 5:00pm at Sheraton Centre Toronto


IANS Forum - General Session

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

8:30 - 8:45 am Welcome & IANS Perspective

8:45 - 9:20 am Keynote Address


Private Peer Gathering of CISO & Senior Level Information Security Executives

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

9:50 - 10:20 am
CISO Attendee Introductions

10:20 - 11:05 am
Part I: CISO Working Group Challenge

Led by IANS CEO Phil Gardner, this working group session will focus on corporate-wide cybersecurity risk management and Board / CISO communications. Phil will offer his perspective on why Board / CISO interactions are often fraught with misunderstandings and how new technologies and emerging regulations might actually exacerbate these misunderstandings. The session will conclude with a participant role playing exercise. During this exercise, CISOs have the chance to share ideas, feedback and advice with peers. At the end of the role playing exercise, CISO participants will share takeaways with the larger group.

Phil Gardner
Phil Gardner

11:20 - 12:00 pm
Part II: IANS Faculty “How-To” Thinking - Purple Teaming

IANS Faculty John Strand will provide a comprehensive overview focused around the area of Purple Teaming followed by the opportunity to ask our expert questions.

  • Building a Purple Team from existing people

  • Utilizing existing MITRE frameworks

  • Developing prioritized testing strategies

John-Strand John Strand

12:00 - 12:40 pm
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.

1:30 - 2:30 am
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 vendor findings and lead a CISO-only facilitated discussion of perceived value, drawbacks, reactions, and suggestions.

Featured Solution Providers Include:
Illusive Networks   Tanium   Wombat Security

2:30 - 3:15 am
Part V: CISO Crisis Management Workshop Scenarios

Led by Kevvie Fowler from a Deloitte 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.

Kevvie Fowler
Kevvie Fowler

10:20 - 11:05 am
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.

If you are an IANS client and past participant in our CISO Roundtable program, you know how quickly our roundtables book up so be sure to reserve your seat today.

If you are new to the IANS CISO Roundtable programs, inquire today to discover a high- energy and interactive platform for peer exchange to share ideas and challenges in a venue that is private, confidential, and by invitation-only.


IANS Facilitators

Tim Bernard
Tim Bernard
Area Vice President, IANS