Boston CISO Roundtable

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 – 7:30am to 5:00pm at Boston Convention and Exhibition Center

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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 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

Co-Led by USAA Chief Security Officer, Gary McAlum  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 Gary McAlum
Gary McAlum

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 - 12:45 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 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.

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

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 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.

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