2019 Toronto
CISO Roundtable

#IANSToronto #IANSEvents

Tuesday, April 9, 2019
Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel, 123 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON

This 1-day roundtable at the Toronto 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.

Building a Modern Day SOC – IANS Faculty member George Gerchow explains how to monitor and secure workloads that are built on microservices and containers.

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

Media Training Workshop – Brunswick Group’s workshop offers communication strategies and recommendations for putting your best foot forward.

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

Bobby Singh

Bobby Singh

Bobby Singh, CISO and Global Head of Infrastructure, is responsible for delivering secure and highly available common technology services across TMX. As a member of the executive leadership team, Bobby is defining TMX's cyber security and technology vision and strategy, to advance the organizational agenda. He is responsible for TMX's corporate information and IT systems and services, as well as all aspects of security, governance, risk, and compliance. He  represents TMX in key forums focused on critical infrastructure, network evolution, intelligence, and availability. With more than two decades of executive experience, Bobby brings a wide range of technical and security knowledge to his current role. He has broad expertise in developing and implementing security programs for public and private sector organizations. Prior to joining TMX, Bobby has held positions at TD Bank, Rogers Communications and eHealth, where he designed multi-year technology and culture transformation programs. He received his MBA from University of Pittsburgh and holds CISSP, CISM, CISA and CPA designations.

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 Bobby Singh and 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 Bobby Singh, CISO at TMX Group, on how he has learned to improve his 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 - 11:05 AM

Networking Break

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George Gerchow

As Sumo Logic's Chief Security Officer, George Gerchow brings over 20 years of information technology and systems management expertise to the application of IT processes and disciplines. His background includes the security, compliance, and cloud computing disciplines. Mr. Gerchow has years of practical experience in building agile security, compliance and, modern day Security Operation Centers in rapid development organizations. These insights make him a highly regarded speaker, and invited panelist on topics including DevSecOps, cloud secure architecture design, virtualization, compliance, configuration management, and operational security and compliance. George has been on the bleeding edge of public cloud security and privacy since being a co-founder of the VMware Center for Policy & Compliance. Mr. Gerchow is also an active Board Member for several technology start-ups and the co-author of the Center for Internet Security - Quick Start Cloud Infrastructure Benchmark v1.0.0 and the MISTI Fundamentals in Cloud Security. He is a Faculty Member for IANS (Institute for Applied Network Security) and Cloud Academy.

11:05 AM - 11:40 AM

IANS Faculty Briefing: Building a Modern Day SOC

with George Gerchow

CISOs are trying to figure out how to monitor and secure workloads that are built on microservices and containers. How does the SOC get out in front of the issue? In addition, what new pool of talent is both available and needed to manage and maintain a SOC? 

IANS Faculty member George Gerchow's briefing will cover:

  • New processes to keep you agile
  • Leveraging a modern-day toolkit
  • The power of Bug Bounties, from code to cradle

John Loftus

John is one of Willis Towers Watson’s cyber leaders. In this role, he works closely with CISOs to understand the enhancements and investments they’ve made to strengthen their organizations’ security postures year over year. Tactically, this approach empowers his negotiations with the cyber insurance marketplace resulting in better pricing and broader coverage. Moreover, John has negotiated and placed some of the largest cyber insurance programs in the industry. Additionally, he possesses extensive experience negotiating successful claim resolutions.

As one of the firm’s cyber leaders, he routinely speaks, presents and authors papers in the space. Additionally,  he was recently named a winner of Business Insurance Magazine’s annual 40 Under 40 awards, which recognizes outstanding performers positioned to become the next generation of leaders in the insurance and risk management field.

Prior to joining Willis, John worked as an Associate in Morgan Stanley’s Private Wealth Management Group. His team managed roughly $1 billion dollars for high-net worth individuals, foundations, and endowments. He began his career as a financial analyst in Goldman Sachs’s Private Wealth Management Group.

John received a BA from St. Lawrence University, where he was a two-sport athlete, earning All-American honors in lacrosse. He was named a USILA Scholar All-American as a senior. 

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.

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.

11:40 AM - 12:40 PM

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

with John Loftus, Robert Parisi, 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?
12:40 PM - 1:30 PM

Networking Lunch

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Solution Provider Power Hour

Executives from ZeroFOX will deliver a 15-minute technical briefing.  

Following the briefing, IANS will facilitate a closed door, CISO-only discussion of the value and drawbacks of the vendor offered solution.

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2:30 PM - 2:45 PM

Networking Break

Mark Seifert

Mark Seifert

Mark co-chairs the global Cybersecurity and Privacy practice, helping clients prepare for and respond to cybersecurity incidents. A certified privacy professional and a former regulatory attorney, Mark offers insights and practical advice to clients addressing complex privacy issues. In addition to his work in cybersecurity and privacy, he also advises clients on a variety of matters including corporate communications, media relationships, thought leadership, and government affairs.

Mark has extensive experience within the US government, including 16 years with the Federal Communications Commission as well as service in all three branches of government. At the Department of Commerce, he oversaw a $5bn broadband infrastructure program. Mark also served as counsel to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce on telecommunications and technology matters.

Mark has led retained accounts, projects, and transactions with both public and privately-owned clients including AT&T, Facebook, GE, Abbott, and Southwest. He also serves as a board member for the Center for Democracy and Technology.

2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

Media Training Workshop with Brunswick Group

with Mark Seifert

CISOs are increasingly becoming public-facing executives – sometimes in high-stakes situations. Brunswick Group's workshop offers recommendations on putting your best foot forward when communicating with the media. Session topics include:

  • The CISO’s new dual external and internal role
  • Telling your story and honing your message
  • Dealing with traps and left-field questions
  • How to stay on message and avoid being sidetracked
Austin Krissoff

Austin Krissoff

Austin Krissoff leads the firm's cyber security practice and is based in the Boston office. He specializes in Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) placements and CxO security searches for venture and private equity-backed companies.

Austin maintains close relationships with national security leaders in government, enterprise CISOs and security entrepreneurs. Austin has led the CISO searches for Addepar, Axelos, Blink Health, Cimpress, Parexel, Spotify, Staples, Twilio and Weight Watchers, among others.

Prior to joining True, Austin was a search consultant at a retained firm where he built international security teams. He previously worked at a venture-backed cyber security startup. A former U.S. Marine Captain, Austin served as a human intelligence advisor and platoon commander.

Austin holds a MA in National Security Studies from Georgetown University and a BA in Political Science from Middlebury College, where he was a varsity swimmer and water polo athlete.

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.

3:45 PM - 4:30 PM

CISO Executive Search Panel – Trends in Hiring and Compensation

with Austin Krissoff 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?
4:30 PM - 5:30 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 & Continental Breakfast

8:30 AM - 8:45 AM

IANS Welcome & State of the Industry

Bobby Singh

Bobby Singh

Bobby Singh, CISO and Global Head of Infrastructure, is responsible for delivering secure and highly available common technology services across TMX. As a member of the executive leadership team, Bobby is defining TMX's cyber security and technology vision and strategy, to advance the organizational agenda. He is responsible for TMX's corporate information and IT systems and services, as well as all aspects of security, governance, risk, and compliance. He  represents TMX in key forums focused on critical infrastructure, network evolution, intelligence, and availability. With more than two decades of executive experience, Bobby brings a wide range of technical and security knowledge to his current role. He has broad expertise in developing and implementing security programs for public and private sector organizations. Prior to joining TMX, Bobby has held positions at TD Bank, Rogers Communications and eHealth, where he designed multi-year technology and culture transformation programs. He received his MBA from University of Pittsburgh and holds CISSP, CISM, CISA and CPA designations.

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: A Discussion with Bobby Singh

with Bobby Singh and Phil Gardner

Join Phil Gardner and Bobby Singh 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

Forum Networking break

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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Tim Bernard

IANS Area Vice President

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