Toronto CISO Roundtable

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

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 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. The IANS Toronto CISO Roundtable is powered by 6 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 - 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

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 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.

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.



John Strand

IANS Faculty

Phil Gardner

Phil Gardner


Tim Bernard

Tim Bernard

Area Vice President, IANS