Washington DC, CISO Roundtable

Tuesday, October 2, 2018 – 7:30am to 5:00pm at Walter E. Washington Convention 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 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

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 - 12:10 pm
Part II: IANS Faculty “How-To” Thinking - AI

IANS Faculty Raffy Marty will provide a comprehensive overview focused on Artificial Intelligence, followed by the opportunity to ask questions.

  • Do we need it? What is it? How can we make use of it?
  • Whenever there is a new attack going around, could AI have helped us? Should we implement AI? What does that even mean?
  • Should an ML product be part of the security product portfolio that is used to protect the company?
  • Should you employ a data science team that can implement machine learning algorithms to detect threats?
  • What tools/approaches work well for the CISOs, what doesn’t, and what questions are burning for them?
Raffy Marty
Raffy Marty

12:10 - 12:30 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 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 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

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.