Atlanta CISO Roundtable

Tuesday, October 30, 2018 – 7:30am to 5:00pm at Hyatt Regency Atlanta

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IANS Forum - General Session

7:30 - 8:45 am Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:45 - 9:00 am Welcome & IANS Perspective

9:00 - 9:30 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 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.

9:50 - 10:20 am
CISO Attendee Introductions

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

Co-Led by IBM's VP of IT and Risk and CISO, Shamla Naidoo and IANS CEO, Phil Gardner, this working group session will focus on corporate-wide cybersecurity risk management and Board / CISO communications. They will offer their perspectives 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 Shamla Naidoo
Shamla Naidoo

11:20 - 12:10 pm
Part II: How Compliance is Shaping InfoSec & IT

IANS Faculty Aaron Turner for an interactive conversation about how compliance standards like GDPR and HIPAA are influencing InfoSec strategies, both in good ways and bad ways. He will focus first on GDPR. Is GDPR a good thing for the InfoSec community? What is the EU's real motivation for implementing such a massive change in IT operational regulation? He will also talk about new ways that healthcare companies are approaching HIPAA compliance, taking new approaches that eliminate some of the licensing and operational costs around protecting patient data from the insurer to the clinician to the patient. 

Aaron Turner
Aaron Turner

12:00 - 12:45 pm
Part III: Cyber Insurance Will Grow Up…CISOs, Are You Ready?

Join us for an executive level conversation between the CISOs in the room and representatives from cyber insurance underwriting and brokerage firms. The session focuses on how CISOs can effectively use cyber insurance as a risk transfer mechanism inside your organization and explores the advantages and drawbacks of current product offerings. Specifically, we will cover:

  • How to arrive at the appropriate coverage limits

  • What are the current cyber underwriting offerings and what innovations should we expect over the next 12 months

  • Cyber insurance policy language / terms – how to cut through the confusion

  • How to best work with brokers and underwriters to increase coverage, decrease premiums (or both)

Phil Gardner
Phil Gardner

1:30 - 2:30 pm
Part IV: Solution Provider Power Hour

Executives from three venture-backed solution providers will deliver 15-minute technical presentations to the group. Following the presentations, an IANS Executive will lead a CISO-only facilitated discussion of perceived value, drawbacks, reactions, and suggestions.

2:30 - 3:15 pm
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 these real-world scenarios.

3:30 - 4:00 pm
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.

4:00 - 5:00 pm
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.


IANS Facilitators

Collin Snow
Collin Snow
Area Vice President, IANS


*This Roundtable is produced by IANS, which reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to limit or deny access to the Roundtable to any entity or individual. IANS’ receipt of a registration application does not constitute acceptance. Individuals from Information Security Solution Providers (software, hardware, and consulting companies) are not eligible to attend. Roundtables are open to IANS clients that are Credential Holders and qualified Information Security Practitioners identified by IANS.