2019 Seattle
CISO Roundtable

Wednesday, June 12, 2019
Sheraton Grand Seattle, 1400 6th Avenue, Seattle, WA

This 1-day roundtable at the Seattle 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.

IANS Faculty Briefing – A distinguished IANS Faculty member gives an in-depth briefing on a relevant topic with the opportunity to ask questions.

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

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.

Anthony Koludrovic

Anthony Koludrovic

Anthony Koludrovic is the Western Territory Manager for Berkley Cyber Risk Solutions, a wholly-owned operating company of W. R. Berkley Corporation.  He is based in Chicago, IL.  Anthony is primarily responsible for underwriting and marketing in the Midwest.

Anthony began his career with State Farm Insurance in the IT field working as a systems and database analyst. He has experience in the insurance brokerage field and previous to joining Berkley Cyber Risk Solutions in 2019, Anthony oversaw the underwriting operations of Errors and Omissions products for a large specialty insurance carrier. 

He has extensive underwriting experience with Cyber Liability, Miscellaneous Professional Liability and Technology Errors and Omissions Insurance as well as Accountants Professional Liability, Architects and Engineers, Directors and Officers Liability, Educators Legal Liability, Employment Practices Liability, Lawyers Professional Liability, Media, and Public Officials Liability experience.

He is a graduate of Indiana University (Bloomington) with a BS in Computer Information Systems.

Michelle Chia

Michelle Chia

Michelle Chia is the Head of Specialty Products Errors & Omissions (E&O) for Zurich North America, where she manages Profit and Loss for the Miscellaneous and Technology Professional Liability and Cyber portfolios. Prior to this appointment, she oversaw the national accounts and middle market underwriting teams for the East and South regions or the same group. Under her leadership the team experienced consistent double digit growth. She has specialized in this field for over a decade, and sets strategy through collaboration with Claims, Actuarial, and Product Development teams.

Chia has presented on various panels nationwide on the topics of cyber and professional liability, and she has also provided continuing education classes to insurance brokers on those subjects. She is also a contributor to articles on current events related to cyber.

Prior to joining Zurich, Chia specialized in technology errors and omissions, miscellaneous professional liability, and security and privacy liability as an underwriter at ACE USA.

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 Giles Harlow, Anthony Koludrovic, Michelle Chia, 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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Shannon Lietz

Shannon Lietz is an award-winning security innovator and leader experienced in developing emerging security programs for Fortune 500 companies, including Intuit, ServiceNow, Sony, Sempra, Savvis, Cable & Wireless, 99 Cents Only, Exodus, and Bank of America, among others internationally. She received the Scott Cook Innovation Award in 2014 for developing and cultivating a world-class cloud security program for protecting sensitive data in AWS. Lietz is currently the Director of DevSecOps at Intuit responsible for driving the company’s Cloud Security Strategy and Program in support of corporate innovation. She has previous experience as a Master Security Architect, an Entrepreneur, and often volunteers to educate on security topics. Lietz is a passionate DevSecOps and Rugged Evangelist.

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Lunch & IANS Faculty Briefing with Shannon Lietz

with Shannon Lietz

More info coming soon.

    1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Solution Provider Power Hour

    Executives from Cequence, and two other venture-backed vendor companies will deliver 15-minute technical briefings.

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

    Cequence
    2:00 PM - 3:00 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.

    3:00 PM - 3:15 PM

    Afternoon Networking Break

    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

    Media Training Workshop with Brunswick Group

    with Andrew Gernt

    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
    Michael Piacente

    Michael Piacente

    Michael is the co-founder and Managing Partner for Hitch Partners. Michael brings over 23 years of combined Cloud and IT practitioner and executive search experience. Michael leads a focused portfolio of search projects focused in the CISO space with a particular emphasis on Engineering and Product oriented Security leaders (Security Engineering and DevSecOps). Prior to starting Hitch Partners, Michael was the Founder and Managing Technology Partner for CVPartners which focused on CIO and Head of IT search projects.. Prior to his executive search life, Michael was a leader in the managed cloud operations space; first as an early member of the SiteSmith (now AboveNet) and then as a co-founder of OpSource (now Dimension Data). Michael began his career with MTI, one of the pioneers in the managed storage space. He is a native of Maryland, he lives in San Francisco and holds a B.S. Degree from the University of Delaware.

    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 Michael Piacente and Phil Gardner

    In our final session, Phil will moderate an informal panel discussion between the attendees and an industry leading CISO executive recruiter. 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 PM - 8:30 AM

    Registration & Breakfast

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

    IANS Welcome & State of the Industry

    Come join us as we welcome you to the Forum.
    8:45 AM - 9:30 AM

    Keynote Address

    More info coming soon.

      9:30 PM - 9:50 AM

      Networking Break

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

      2019 Seattle 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.

      Sheraton Grand Seattle

      1400 6th Avenue, Seattle, Washington

      Room Rate:

      $299

      per night plus tax

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