2019 Dallas
CISO Roundtable

#IANSDallas #IANSEvents

Wednesday, March 27, 2019
CityPlace Conference Center, 2711 North Haskell Ave, Dallas, TX

This 1-day roundtable at the Dallas Information Security Forum is designed exclusively for CISOs and senior level information security executives to learn and share insights in a confidential setting. Join us for these high-level leadership sessions:

Board of Directors and CISO Interaction: Getting Aligned – Hear from your peers on how they’ve learned to improve their board effectiveness and impact.

Cyber Insurance is Growing Up… CISOs, Are You Ready? – This conversation addresses the gap between CISOs and cyber insurance executives.

The Power of Purple Teaming – IANS Faculty member John Strand gives a briefing on moving beyond simple "can we be hacked?" penetration tests.

Leading During Times of Stress – Navy SEAL officers will introduce you to a framework that helps you become a better leader in times of stress.

Crisis Management Workshop – Brunswick Group leads a workshop to help attendees improve cyber incident response acumen and skills.

Executive Search Panel – Two of the market’s leading CISO executive recruiters discuss what traits they're looking for in high performing CISOs and how the role is evolving in the coming year.

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CISO Roundtable Agenda

9:50 AM - 10:20 AM

IANS Overview & CISO Attendee Introductions

Phil Gardner

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Having built IANS’ end-user research offering, Phil now oversees all strategic and operational decisions at IANS. Phil began his career in security with seven years with the U.S. Navy as a Strike Fighter Pilot & Ordnance Requirements Officer. After receiving a Masters in Business Administration from Harvard Business School, he joined Goldman, Sachs & Co. in Mergers & Acquisitions and later became an associate with McKinsey & Company in Boston, MA. In 1996, Phil became one of the founders of Provant, Inc., a publicly traded training company serving the Fortune 1000 and Federal Government. He left Provant in 2000 to launch IANS. He graduated at the top of his class in US Navy Flight School.

10:20 AM - 10:50 AM

Board of Directors / CISO Interaction: Getting Aligned

with Phil Gardner

Board Members privately remark that they too often leave a CISO’s board discussion more confused than when they started. CISOs often refer to their Board meetings as ‘hostile territory’. Clearly, we need to get better aligned here.

IANS CEO Phil Gardner will interview selected CISOs on how they have learned to improve their board effectiveness and impact. The discussion will get specific and address:

  • How long should your Board presentation be?
  • Should your Board presentation use a risk framework and, if so, which one? 
  • When should you use benchmarking data with the Board? When is it a bad idea?
10:50 AM - 11:00 AM

Morning Networking Break

Robert Parisi

Robert Parisi

CURRENT RESPONSIBILITIES

Robert Parisi is a managing director and National Cyber Product Leader in Marsh’s New York City headquarters. His current responsibilities include advising clients on issues related to intellectual property, technology, privacy, and cyber related risks as well as negotiating with the carriers on terms and conditions. Robert is also responsible for coordinating Marsh’s Global Cyber Network.

EXPERIENCE

Prior to joining Marsh, Robert was the Senior Vice President and Chief Underwriting Officer (CUO) of eBusiness Risk Solutions at AIG. Robert joined AIG in 1998 as counsel for Professional Liability and held several executive positions, including CUO for Professional Liability & Technology. While at AIG, Robert oversaw the creation and drafting of underwriting guidelines and policies for all lines of Professional Liability. Robert was instrumental in the development of specialty reinsurance to address risk aggregation issues in cyber, privacy, intellectual property and technology insurance. Robert led the team at AIG that created the first coordinated cyber insurance offerings. In addition to working with AIG, Robert has also been in private practice, principally as legal counsel to various Lloyds of London syndicates.

While at Marsh, Robert has worked extensively with Marsh clients in all industries, assisting them in analysis of their risk as well as in the placement of coverage for cyber risks.

Tracey Vispoli

Tracey Vispoli

Ms. Vispoli is currently the president of Berkley Cyber Risk Solutions, a W.R. Berkley Company, located in Morristown, NJ.  

An expert in CyberSecurity-related issues, Ms. Vispoli is an author on the topic, with by-lined articles and interviews appearing in The Wall Street Journal, Directors & Boards, Boardroom Briefing, Risk and Insurance, Bank Security, LIMRA, Institutional Investor and Electronic Banking Law and Commerce Report.  An early pioneer in the cyber insurance industry, she has been responsible for designing and implementing new insurance and risk management products that respond to the changing vulnerabilities of organizations around the world since 2001.

Previously Ms. Vispoli was the Global Industry Segment Leader for Chubb Specialty Insurance responsible for the organization’s global commercial private company, not-for-profit, healthcare and financial institution customer segments. She set strategies for growth, services, products and emerging trends for these industry segments and the profit and loss responsibilities that encompassed a $1.5 billion premium portfolio.

Phil Gardner

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Having built IANS’ end-user research offering, Phil now oversees all strategic and operational decisions at IANS. Phil began his career in security with seven years with the U.S. Navy as a Strike Fighter Pilot & Ordnance Requirements Officer. After receiving a Masters in Business Administration from Harvard Business School, he joined Goldman, Sachs & Co. in Mergers & Acquisitions and later became an associate with McKinsey & Company in Boston, MA. In 1996, Phil became one of the founders of Provant, Inc., a publicly traded training company serving the Fortune 1000 and Federal Government. He left Provant in 2000 to launch IANS. He graduated at the top of his class in US Navy Flight School.

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Cyber Insurance is Growing Up…CISOs, Are You Ready?

with Robert Parisi, Tracey Vispoli, and Phil Gardner

Not-Petya and other breaches have accelerated the adoption of cyber insurance by the Fortune 1000, yet CISOs are too often AWOL from this critical risk management purchase.  The session’s goal is to change this. 

Phil will lead a lively discussion between the CISO attendees and executives from leading cyber insurance underwriting and brokerage firms. After reviewing the market’s current cyber insurance products, we'll focus on:

  • Why buy cyber insurance?  For risk transfer, risk mitigation or something else? 
  • Do cyber insurance policies really pay out when a breach occurs? 
  • How do you determine appropriate cyber insurance coverage limits?
  • How do you demystify complex policy language?
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John Strand

John is the Owner of Black Hills Information Security (BHIS), and has both consulted and taught hundreds of organizations in the areas of security, regulatory compliance, and penetration testing. John is also an instructor and course author of BlackHat's "Active Defense, Offensive Countermeasures, and Hacking Back" and the SANS Institute's "Hacker Tools, Techniques, Exploits and Incident Handling" classes. John is co-author of the" Offensive Countermeasures: The Art of Active Defense" book and is a contributor to the industry shaping Penetration Testing Execution Standard and 20 Critical Controls frameworks. He leads the Hunt Teaming, Command & Control (C2)/Data Exfiltration and Pivot testing development at BHIS. He is a dynamic speaker at conferences worldwide. In his spare time, he co-hosts the Hack Naked TV and Security Weekly podcasts.

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Lunch & IANS Faculty Briefing: The Power of Purple Teaming

with John Strand

Join IANS Faculty member John Strand for a working session that will cover the following:

  • Moving beyond simple "can we be hacked?" penetration tests
  • Building testable and defined inputs for testing
  • Developing a quantifiable gap analysis from testing results
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Solution Provider Power Hour

Executives from CyCognito, Deep Instinct, and ZeroFOX will deliver 15-minute technical briefings.  

Following the briefings, IANS will facilitate a closed door, CISO-only discussion of the value and drawbacks of each of the vendor solutions.

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Nathan Bullock

Nathan Bullock is an active duty Navy SEAL officer; his responsibilities within the Navy have been many and varied, including planning and leading small unit engagements with NATO special operations forces from multiple countries, to being selected to represent Naval Special Warfare (NSW) at several speaking engagements to more than 600 potential applicants. He has held various leadership positions throughout his career and has deployments to Afghanistan and EUCOM. 

In the summer of 2019, Nathan will be transitioning out of the military and plans to take the leadership skills and experiences gained in the military to the civilian world. Nathan is married to his wife Bayley, they have twin (2-year-old) boys, Jackson and Troy. When he is not changing diapers, Nathan enjoys hunting, hiking, cooking, and reading.

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Leading During Times of Stress

with Nathan Bullock

Navy SEAL officer Nathan Bullock will introduce you to a framework that helps you become a better leader in times of stress.

He'll start with a real-world stressful situation that he had to manage during his service. Next, Nathan will briefly introduce the physiology of your brain in times of stress and how to identify when your judgement could become stress impaired. Lastly, he'll introduce you to a framework and tools used by Navy SEALs and Special Operations Soldiers to help you lead during times of stress.

3:00 PM - 3:15 PM

Afternoon Networking Break

Katharine Cralle

Katharine Cralle

Katharine has spent the last decade advising Brunswick clients around the world, having worked in the London, New York and Dubai offices prior to her move to Hong Kong. She specializes in helping companies position themselves to global stakeholders, both internal and external, around times of significant change, with a focus on capital markets events. Katharine has supported clients ranging from Alibaba Group, the world’s largest e-commerce company to Dubai Group, the diversified financial services company of Dubai Holding, to Pfizer, the world's largest research-based pharmaceutical company.

An employee engagement specialist, Katharine aids companies in developing change communications campaigns during periods of corporate development, supporting the National Bank of Abu Dhabi and the merger and integration of Abu Dhabi’s largest listed property developers, Aldar and Sorouh.

Andrew Gernt

Andrew is an Associate in Brunswick’s Washington, D.C. office where he supports clients on crisis communications, stakeholder engagement, corporate reputation, and public affairs campaigns. He is the Chief of Staff to the Cybersecurity and Data Privacy practice. Prior to joining Brunswick Group, Andrew worked on several political campaigns providing strategic communications advice, preparing public remarks, and serving as a campaign spokesman. He began his career on Capitol Hill where he served as U.S. Congressman David Cicilline’s Communications Director and U.S. Senator Jack Reed’s Deputy Press Secretary.

Andrew received his master’s degree in national security and strategic studies from the Naval War College and a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

 

3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

Crisis Management Workshop with Brunswick Group

with Katharine Cralle and Andrew Gernt

Katharine Cralle and Andrew Gernt from Brunswick Group will lead a crisis management workshop to improve your cyber incident response acumen and skills.  

The session will simulate a real world, hands-on cyber incident that you work through with your peers. You’ll gain a better sense of how difficult it is to make informed decisions with limited information, irate customers and reporters demanding answers on a (very) tight timeline.

Renee Baker Arrington

Renee Arrington offers clients over 20 years’ experience in retained executive search. She excels in recruiting senior executive talent for Fortune 500 companies, private-equity-backed businesses and not-for-profit organizations. She is a member of the Pearson Partners board of directors and leads the firm’s Fort Worth office and CIO and IT leadership practice with clients in technology, retail, financial services, business services, distribution and R&D. Renee conducts searches for board members, presidents and executive directors among other senior leadership positions.

Renee was named one of the top 40 Gatekeepers to the C-Suite by Hunt Scanlon Media, a search industry analyst. She is an active member of IIC Partners and the Association for Executive Search Consultants (AESC).

Renee approaches each search consultatively. She understands her clients’ cultures and the types of leaders best suited to their business life cycles and challenges. She is attentive to diversity and believes a well-run search can deliver market insight. Renee appreciates the value of using assessment instruments as part of the search.

Prior to joining Pearson Partners in 2006, Renee was a vice president in the technology practice of a global retained search firm, and was previously a shareholder and partner in the technology practice of another global firm.

In addition to serving on Pearson Partners’ board of directors, Renee serves on the board of directors of IIC Partners, one of the world’s top 10 executive search organizations, with 50 offices in 35 countries (Pearson Partners is a member of IIC Partners). Additionally, she serves on the boards of directors of the Dallas/Fort Worth chapter of the Society for Information Management (SIM), the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) North Texas Chapter and the Foundation for the Young Women’s Leadership Academy in Fort Worth, where she serves as chairman of the board. She is an executive committee member of Dallas Executive Women’s Roundtable (EWR) and a member of Fort Worth’s Women Steering Business (WSB). Renee has previously served on the board of North Texas Public Broadcasting (NPR Affiliate) and was board chairman of the YWCA of both Fort Worth and Tarrant Counties and the Fort Worth Westside YMCA.

Jamey Cummings

Mr. Cummings is a recognized leader in advising organizations on the recruitment, assessment, development, and retention of information technology as well as information security & risk management talent at all levels, including the Board of Directors.  His clients range from large global corporations to high growth entrepreneurial companies, spanning all industries. In addition to Chief Information Officers, Chief Information Security Officers, and their key leaders, he also recruits cybersecurity consultants for leading professional services firms as well as top executives for cybersecurity technology companies and managed security services providers. He is based in the Firm’s Dallas office.

Prior to Korn Ferry, Mr. Cummings served as an associate principal in the industrial, supply chain, and transportation & logistics practices of another leading executive search firm, where he executed senior executive search assignments for both public and private equity-backed companies.  He also served clients in the consumer & retail, technology, government & defense, biotechnology, and education sectors.

Prior to his career in executive search, Mr. Cummings was a consultant with The Boston Consulting Group in Dallas, where he worked on a wide variety of projects with clients in the aerospace & defense, consumer finance, telecommunications, oil & gas, pharmaceuticals, healthcare and education industries.

Earlier in his career, he served nine years with distinction as an officer in the U.S. Navy's SEAL teams.

He earned a master’s degree in business administration from Stanford University, and graduated with merit with a bachelor of science in aeronautical engineering from The United States Naval Academy.

Phil Gardner

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Having built IANS’ end-user research offering, Phil now oversees all strategic and operational decisions at IANS. Phil began his career in security with seven years with the U.S. Navy as a Strike Fighter Pilot & Ordnance Requirements Officer. After receiving a Masters in Business Administration from Harvard Business School, he joined Goldman, Sachs & Co. in Mergers & Acquisitions and later became an associate with McKinsey & Company in Boston, MA. In 1996, Phil became one of the founders of Provant, Inc., a publicly traded training company serving the Fortune 1000 and Federal Government. He left Provant in 2000 to launch IANS. He graduated at the top of his class in US Navy Flight School.

4:15 PM - 5:15 PM

CISO Executive Search Panel: Trends in Hiring and Compensation

with Renee Baker Arrington, Jamey Cummings, and Phil Gardner

In our final session, Phil will moderate an informal panel discussion between the attendees and two of the industry's leading CISO executive recruiters. We'll discuss:

  • What traits do recruiters look for in high performing CISOs?
  • How is the CISO role evolving over the coming 24 months?
  • What does it take to advance to the Fortune 500 ranks?
  • Has my compensation kept up with the market?
  • How do you get the most out of an executive recruiter relationship?
5:15 PM - 6:00 PM

Networking Reception

After spending a day learning and sharing ideas with your peers, join us for a networking reception to unwind and share insights from the day.

General Forum Opening

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

Registration & Breakfast

Come check in to receive your program and CPEs while enjoying a complimentary continental breakfast.
8:30 AM - 8:45 AM

IANS Welcome & State of the Industry

Come join us as we welcome you to the Forum.

Jeff Schilling

Jeff Schilling is the CISO of Epsilon/Conversant, leading a team of 80+ Information Security Professionals, providing cyber security and compliance services for the industry leading, data-driven marketing company with over 60 global offices and approximately 9,000 employees.   He is a retired US Army Colonel with over 24 years of military experience in IT service management, product management and many CIO-type roles.  In his last two capstone assignments in the military, Jeff ran the global cyber security operations centers at the Department of Defense and US Army enterprise level.  Jeff’s previous role before joining Epsilon/Conversant was as the Chief Security Officer for a market leading cloud security company.   Previous to that role, he was the Global Director of Incident Response and Forensic for a Gartner quadrant leading Manage Security Service Provider.  

Phil Gardner

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Having built IANS’ end-user research offering, Phil now oversees all strategic and operational decisions at IANS. Phil began his career in security with seven years with the U.S. Navy as a Strike Fighter Pilot & Ordnance Requirements Officer. After receiving a Masters in Business Administration from Harvard Business School, he joined Goldman, Sachs & Co. in Mergers & Acquisitions and later became an associate with McKinsey & Company in Boston, MA. In 1996, Phil became one of the founders of Provant, Inc., a publicly traded training company serving the Fortune 1000 and Federal Government. He left Provant in 2000 to launch IANS. He graduated at the top of his class in US Navy Flight School.

8:45 AM - 9:30 AM

Keynote Interview: A Discussion with Jeff Schilling

with Jeff Schilling and Phil Gardner

Join Phil Gardner and Jeff Schilling for a keynote discussion on what it’s like to be a CISO in today’s fast-changing environment.  Topics for their discussion will include:

  • Tell us your story.  How did you get your CISO job?
  • Give us some examples of how your infosec team supports your business.
  • Share a mistake that you’ve made. What did you learn?
  • How do you stay organized?
9:30 AM - 9:50 AM

Networking Break

Join your peers and transition to the CISO Roundtable for a day of closed-door, high-level sessions.

2019 Dallas Facilitators

Phil Gardner

IANS Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Having built IANS’ end-user research offering, Phil now oversees all strategic and operational decisions at IANS. Phil began his career in security with seven years with the U.S. Navy as a Strike Fighter Pilot & Ordnance Requirements Officer. After receiving a Masters in Business Administration from Harvard Business School, he joined Goldman, Sachs & Co. in Mergers & Acquisitions and later became an associate with McKinsey & Company in Boston, MA. In 1996, Phil became one of the founders of Provant, Inc., a publicly traded training company serving the Fortune 1000 and Federal Government. He left Provant in 2000 to launch IANS. He graduated at the top of his class in US Navy Flight School.

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Brandon DeVoe

IANS Area Vice President

Brandon leads the West Sales Division of IANS out of the Santa Monica, CA office where he is responsible for both new business and client growth. He came to IANS after 10 years as a Senior Account Executive and Sales Manager at ServiceCEO, a leading comprehensive field service management software company.

Event: CityPlace Conference Center

2711 N Haskell Ave, Dallas, TX 75204

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2950 CityPlace West Blvd, Dallas, TX 75204

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