2019 Washington, DC
CISO Roundtable

#IANSDC #IANSEvents

Monday, May 13, 2019
Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Place, Washington, DC

This 1-day roundtable at the Washington, DC 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:

A Discussion with David Sanger – Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David Sanger talks about the technology and business implications of today's cyber headlines.

Understanding Threats: Why Modeling Equals Strong Security – IANS Faculty member Dave Kennedy dives into the TTPs of attackers and explains the best methods for success.

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.

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

Media Training Workshop – Prepare for the publicly facing role as a CISO by joining Brunswick Group as they share strategies for communicating with the media.

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

David Sanger

David Sanger

Three-time Pulitzer Prize winner and National Security Correspondent for The New York Times, David E. Sanger is known for his extensive research and deep investigations into the complex events of our time. A member of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize-winning team in international reporting, Sanger is one of the nation’s most lucid analysts of geopolitics, globalization and cyber power. He is a National Security and Political Contributor for CNN and a frequent guest on CBS This Morning, Face the Nation, and PBS.

With more than 35 years as a foreign correspondent, Sanger speaks on a wide range of diplomatic and national security issues, from the NSA to nuclear proliferation and the rise of cyber conflict between countries. Drawing from his investigative work, Sanger brings a unique view into the rise of Asia, cybersecurity, global competition, and a volatile Middle East.

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 - 11:05 AM

A Discussion with David Sanger

with David Sanger and Phil Gardner

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David Sanger has led The New York Times’ national security and cybersecurity coverage for over a decade. David and Phil Gardner, IANS’ CEO, will lead a lively, closed-door discussion with the CISOs in the room on the tech and business implications of today’s cyber headlines. They'll cover:

  • 5G and Huawei – Why is 5G different? What do the intel chiefs of the Five Eyes know about Huawei back-doors that they aren’t sharing?
  • Why the OPM and Marriott hacks matter – How will Chinese intelligence use its growing intel data lake?
  • Lessons from Kaspersky, ZTE & Huawei – Where are we headed around technology nationalism? How will your cyber purchases be affected?
11:05 AM - 11:20 AM

Networking Break

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Dave Kennedy

Dave is the President and CEO of TrustedSec, an information security consulting company. David was a Chief Security Officer for an international Fortune 1000 company located in over 77 countries with over 18,000 employees. David developed a global security program with a large dedicated team. He is considered a thought leader in the security field and has presented at many conferences worldwide and had guest appearances on FoxNews, BBC, and other high-profile media outlets. David is the Founder of DerbyCon, a large-scale security conference in Louisville, KY. He also authored Metasploit: The Penetration Testers Guide, which was number one on Amazon.com in security for over 6 months. David is a founding member of the "Penetration Testing Execution Standard (PTES)," the industry leading methodologies and guidelines for performing penetration tests. Dave received a BA of Arts from Malone University in Ohio. Dave has many certifications including OSCE, QSA, OSCP, CISSP, ISO 27001, GSEC, and MCSE. Dave also served in the Marines for five years working on intelligence related missions. He enjoys scuba diving, handy work, Destiny, fine bourbons and getting away to the country without cell reception.

11:20 AM - 11:40 PM

IANS Faculty Briefing: Understanding Threats - Why Modeling Equals Strong Security

with Dave Kennedy

The security industry is now primarily focused on the identification of an attack vs. the ability to prevent. The castle mentality no longer holds true to how we defend against daily threats. As an industry, threat modeling provides us with the ability to focus on high risk areas within our enterprise while developing strategies for defense. We still need to have a way to identify threats, capabilities, and more.

Dave Kennedy will dive into the tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs) of attackers and explain the best methods for success when it comes to developing a program centric around threat models. Specifically, he'll cover:

  • Understanding how to build threat models to impact your security program long-term
  • How to measure the success of your InfoSec program, and how to focus on deficient areas
  • The ability to improve capabilities over time and measure the program
11:40 AM - 12:40 PM

Leading During Times of Stress

Retired Navy SEAL officers will introduce you to a framework that helps you become a better leader in times of stress.

They'll start with a real-world stressful situation that they had to manage during their service. Next, they will briefly introduce the physiology of your brain in times of stress and how to identify when your judgement could become stress impaired. Lastly, they'll introduce you to a framework and tools designed by the Naval Special Warfare Command to help you lead during times of stress.

12:40 PM - 1:30 PM

Networking Lunch

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Solution Provider Power Hour

Executives from Aqua Security, SentinelOne, and one other venture backed vendor company will deliver 15-minute technical presentation to the assembled CISOs.

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

Aqua SecuritySentinelOne

Giles Harlow

Giles runs the Cyber and Technology Errors & Omissions Insurance team for Aon (Bermuda) Ltd. Giles started his career in the UK working for Aon in their London office. He moved to Aon Bermuda in 2012 where he has been instrumental in the development of additional cyber capacity to service the ever-growing, client driven need for additional limits. He has led the design and build out of unique cyber insurance products within the Bermuda market, leveraging Bermuda’s unique position with regards to insurability and their approach to catastrophic underwriting. In addition, Giles has been heavily involved in the development of other intangible asset risk transfer products such as Intellectual Property – this includes a collateral protection product and an IP (Trade Secret) theft product. He is currently working on Digital Asset Custody solutions.

Giles joined Aon in 2009 and holds a Masters of Arts (Hons) from the University of St Andrews.

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.

2:30 PM - 3:15 PM

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

with Giles Harlow, 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?
3:15 PM - 3:30 PM

Networking Break

Siobhan Gorman

Siobhan Gorman

Siobhan Gorman is a Partner in the Washington, D.C., office of the Brunswick Group, where she concentrates on crisis, cybersecurity, public affairs, and media relations. Siobhan has worked on corporate crisis across a range of industries, including financial services, healthcare, defense, entertainment, technology, and automotive. 

Siobhan has also led a range of cybersecurity, public affairs, litigation, and corporate reputation projects in the financial, retail, airline, and technology sectors. Tapping her longtime journalism experience, she regularly advises clients on media relations issues and conducts media training for executives. 

Siobhan is a member of the Senior Advisory Group for Harvard University’s Defending Digital Democracy Project, which is focused on preventing and mitigating cyberattacks on the election process. She is also member of the Advisory Committee for Brown University's Executive Master in Cybersecurity.

Prior to joining Brunswick, Siobhan had a successful 17-year career as a reporter, most recently at The Wall Street Journal. At The Journal, she covered a range of national security and law enforcement topics, including counterterrorism, intelligence, and cybersecurity. Prior to joining The Journal in 2007, Siobhan was a Washington correspondent for The Baltimore Sun covering intelligence and security. From 1998 to 2005, she was a staff correspondent for National Journal covering similar issues. She began her career as a researcher for a columnist at The Washington Post.

Siobhan won the 2006 Sigma Delta Chi Award for Washington Correspondence for her coverage of the National Security Agency and in 2000 received a special citation in national magazine writing from the Education Writers Association. She has been nominated three times for the Pulitzer Prize and is a graduate of Dartmouth College.

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Media Training Workshop with Brunswick Group

with Siobhan Gorman

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.

Steven Martano

Steven Martano

Steven Martano is a consultant in Caldwell Partners’ Cyber Security Practice. He recruits across the information security function, including CISOs, CSOs, cyber advisory board members, and cyber leaders in professional services.

Steven spent seven years at Russell Reynolds Associates, where he helped build the Cyber Security and Supply Chain functional practices, serving as a member of the global Corporate Officers practice.

Earlier in his career, Steven worked at Sikorsky Aircraft (then part of United Technologies Corporation), where he led operations and financial planning for multi-billion contracts for the U.S military and key international customers in the Middle East, Asia and South America.

In addition to his professional career, Steven serves as an editor and featured writer at Beyond the Box Score, SB Nation’s baseball analytics platform, and is a contributing columnist to FanGraphs’ The Hardball Times. He holds a BA from The Catholic University of America and a master’s degree in economics & finance from Trinity College.

Phil Schneidermeyer

Phil Schneidermeyer

Phil Schneidermeyer is a Partner in the New York office of Ward Howell International. He has 25 years of executive search experience working across all sectors and with expertise across industries. While he has experience working across the C-suite, Phil specializes in Cyber, CIO and CTO leadership and talent advisory services. Prior to joining Ward Howell International he spent 14 years with another global executive search firm where he Co-led the Cyber Practice.

Phil started his search career in research with the world’s largest global executive search firm and rose through the ranks to serve as managing director and Global Chief Information and Technology Officers Practice leader. Phil also sat on the Americas Operating Group and served as chairman of the firm's Information Technology Committee. Entrepreneurial by nature he left the firm to start a boutique executive search firm working with early stage technology companies building their technology leadership teams.

Earlier, Phil was an economist with a Hartford-based consulting firm focused on the Connecticut economy and commercial real estate markets.

Phil currently serves on the Advisory Board for Year Up New York City, an organization providing young urban adults with professional skills, technical training and corporate apprenticeships. He earned a BA in business administration and was awarded a master’s degree in public affairs from the University of Connecticut.

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.

4:30 PM - 5:10 PM

CISO Executive Search Panel: Trends in Hiring and Compensation

with Austin Krissoff, Steven Martano, Phil Schneidermeyer, 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?
5:10 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 & Continental Breakfast

Come check in to receive your program and CPEs while enjoying a complimentary continental breakfast.
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM

IANS Welcome & State of the Industry

Come join us as we welcome you to the Forum.
David Sanger

David Sanger

Three-time Pulitzer Prize winner and National Security Correspondent for The New York Times, David E. Sanger is known for his extensive research and deep investigations into the complex events of our time. A member of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize-winning team in international reporting, Sanger is one of the nation’s most lucid analysts of geopolitics, globalization and cyber power. He is a National Security and Political Contributor for CNN and a frequent guest on CBS This Morning, Face the Nation, and PBS.

With more than 35 years as a foreign correspondent, Sanger speaks on a wide range of diplomatic and national security issues, from the NSA to nuclear proliferation and the rise of cyber conflict between countries. Drawing from his investigative work, Sanger brings a unique view into the rise of Asia, cybersecurity, global competition, and a volatile Middle East.

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Cyber Conflict: A New Era of War, Sabotage, and Fear

with David Sanger

We are living in a new era of constant sabotage, misinformation, and fear, in which everyone is a target, and you are often the collateral damage in a growing conflict among states. In this speech, David Sanger explains how the rise of cyberweapons has transformed geopolitics like nothing since the invention of the atomic bomb. From crippling infrastructure to sowing discord and doubt—cyber is now the weapon of choice for democracies, dictators, and terrorists. Moving from the White House Situation Room to the dens of Chinese, Russian, North Korea and Iranian hackers, to the boardrooms of Silicon Valley, David Sanger reveals a world coming face-to-face with the perils of technological revolution.

It is a conflict, Sanger explains, that the United States helped start, when it began using cyber weapons against Iranian nuclear plants and North Korean missile launches. But now we find ourselves in a conflict we are uncertain how to control, as our adversaries not only exploit vulnerabilities in our hyper-connected nation, but as we struggle to figure out how to deter these complex, short-of-war attacks.

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 Washington, DC 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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Collin Snow

IANS Area Vice President

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