2019 Seattle
CISO Roundtable

#IANSSeattle #IANSEvents

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 John Visneski of The Pokémon Company International on how he has learned to improve his board effectiveness and impact.

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

Cloud Migration Strategies: Lift and Shift, Don’t Lift and Pray – IANS Faculty member Mike Rothman gives a briefing on best practices for migrating to the cloud without compromising on security.

Leading in a Chaotic, Complex Environment: Lessons from a U.S. Special-Ops Officer – Retired Navy SEAL Commander introduces techniques for becoming a better leader and more decisive decision maker in chaotic, complex situations.

Managing the Media During an Incident: A Brunswick Group Workshop – Prepare for the publicly facing role as a CISO and learn recommendations on putting your best foot forward when communicating with the media.

Executive Search Panel: Trends in Hiring and Compensation – 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

John Visneski

John Visneski

The Pokémon Company International, Director of Information Security and Data Protection Officer

John Visneski oversees information security for The Pokémon International (TPCi). In this capacity, he and his team are responsible for security and policy development of corporate information technology systems, as well as customer facing systems, applications, and product development. In his additional role as the Data Protection Officer, John is responsible for the overall company privacy strategy and policy with regard to both customer and employee data.

Prior to his work with TPCi, he spent over ten years in the United States Air Force as a cyberspace operations officer. His responsibilities while in the Air Force spanned various leadership and management positions, including heading up strategic engagements for the Air Force CIO; writing policy and guidance for Air Force requirements and acquisition; directing operations for a worldwide network within the intelligence community; and directing communications and information technology in deployed environments. John served multiple deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan, the most recent of which was as the joint communications director for the NATO Rule of Law Field Force Afghanistan. His time in the Air Force culminated in a position as the cybersecurity advisor to the Secretary of the Air Force and Chief of Staff of the Air Force, located at the Pentagon, Washington D.C. He currently resides in Seattle, WA.

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 John Visneski 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 John Visneski, Director of Information Security and Data Protection Officer at The Pokémon Company International, 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 - 11:00 AM

Morning Networking Break

Michelle Chia

Michelle Chia

Zurich North America, Senior Vice President, Head of Specialty Products E&O

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.

Alex Moen

Alex Moen

Aon, Vice President & Team Leader – Cyber Solutions / Commercial Risk Solutions

Alex Moen serves as a Team Leader for Aon’s Cyber Solutions broking practice in the West Region.  Alex is responsible for the resources which support clients across the western region as they assess, quantify, and transfer risks related to Cyber, Technology, Media, and Professional Services.

Alex has worked with companies to address exposure related to Cyber, Technology, Media and Professional Services since 2011. Alex works with clients from a wide range of industry sectors as a risk advisor, placing coverage, and supporting clients throughout claims and security incidents.  Alex is recognized as a technology industry leader for Aon’s Cyber Solutions broking practice.

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 Michelle Chia, Alex Moen, 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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Mike Rothman

IANS Faculty

Mike has been in the information security industry for over 10 years. He is currently President and Analyst at Securosis, a firm exclusively focused on information security and research analysis. He started Security Incite in 2006 to provide the "voice of reason" in what was considered an overhyped, yet underwhelming security industry. After a brief detour as SVP, Strategy and Chief Marketing Officer at eIQNetworks, Mike joined Securosis at the start of 2010 with a "rejuvenated cynicism" about security. In 2007, Mike published "The Pragmatic CSO" to introduce technically oriented security professionals to the nuances of what is required to become a senior security professional.

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Lunch & IANS Faculty Briefing: Cloud Migration Strategies: Lift and Shift, Don’t Lift and Pray

with Mike Rothman

As wonderful as cloud-native deployments are, migrating existing resources to the cloud is an often-painful reality and create serious security challenges. IANS Faculty member Mike Rothman will discuss some best practices for migrating even the most staid organizations to the cloud without totally compromising on security. Learning objectives include:

  • Understand the primary sticking points that inhibit successful migrations of existing resources.
  • Learn how to evaluate and prioritize security relative to the cloud migration approach.
  • Evaluate the most successful, and least successful, lift and shift patterns.
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Solution Provider Power Hour

Executives from Cequence Security, SentinelOne and Tanium 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.

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Brendan Leary

Brendan Leary

McChrystal Group, Senior Principal

Brendan Leary is a Senior Principal at McChrystal Group, where he works as part of our Advisory Services team. Brendan has supported companies in several industries and is currently advising an international wealth management company.

Brendan has deep experience in leadership, team building, planning, crisis and deliberate decision-making, and operational execution. He has driven organizational transformation and achieved results at the executive-level in every organization in which he has served. Recently transitioned from the Naval Special Warfare community, Brendan has 21 years of experience leading SEALs and other special operations units. His diverse military career has included counterterrorism, undersea operations, contingency operations in Liberia, combat operations in Afghanistan and Iraq, and counter-insurgency and stability operations in Africa.

Prior to joining McChrystal Group, Brendan was the Deputy Commander of an 1,800-member special operations organization with nine subsidiaries and regional responsibilities on three continents. He has led, mentored and improved high-performing teams to execute sensitive missions, build strategic relationships, and develop effective technical solutions in complex, dynamic, and high-risk environments.

Brendan earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Springfield College and a Master of Science degree in Military Strategic Studies from the Marine Corps University.

2:00 PM - 3:10 PM

Leading in a Chaotic, Complex Environment: Lessons from a U.S. Special-Ops Officer

with Brendan Leary

Retired Navy SEAL Commander Brendan Leary will introduce techniques that'll help you become a better leader and more decisive decision maker when managing chaotic, complex situations.

Brendan will start the session with a case study from ‘down range’ – how he and a number of Special Operations officers turned the tide on the Iraqi insurgency in 2009-2011. Drawing from their lessons, this session will offer a blueprint for how to lead in a muddled, fast-changing environment with incomplete, often contradictory, data.

3:10 PM - 3:20 PM

Afternoon Networking Break

Sofia Mata-Leclerc

Sofia Mata-Leclerc

Brunswick Group, Director

Sofia is a director in the San Francisco office. She advises clients on a broad range of matters including positioning and profile-raising, crisis, and IPO and financial communications.

Sofia has significant experience in the tech and fintech sectors, working with clients ranging from startups to Fortune 500 companies. Her Brunswick roster includes Roku, Alibaba, Sequoia Capital, Visa and Cisco. Previously, Sofia was a director on Visa’s Public Affairs and Issues Management team, where her focus was enhancing and protecting Visa’s reputation as a leader in payment security. She led proactive initiatives and executive positioning and managed the company’s response around breaches, privacy issues and product vulnerabilities/attacks. Earlier, she was a principal at Kekst and Company, where she helped clients on projects including M&A, bankruptcies, litigation and profile-raising campaigns.

3:20 PM - 4:20 PM

Managing the Media During an Incident: A Brunswick Group Workshop

with Sofia Mata-Leclerc

CISOs are increasingly public-facing executives – often in post-breach media briefings or other high-stakes situations. This Brunswick Group's workshop starts with analysis of post-breach video clips and then pivots to recommendations on putting your best foot forward in working with the media. 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

Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Hitch Partners

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.

4:20 PM - 5:00 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?
5:00 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.
John Visneski

John Visneski

The Pokémon Company International, Director of Information Security and Data Protection Officer

John Visneski oversees information security for The Pokémon International (TPCi). In this capacity, he and his team are responsible for security and policy development of corporate information technology systems, as well as customer facing systems, applications, and product development. In his additional role as the Data Protection Officer, John is responsible for the overall company privacy strategy and policy with regard to both customer and employee data.

Prior to his work with TPCi, he spent over ten years in the United States Air Force as a cyberspace operations officer. His responsibilities while in the Air Force spanned various leadership and management positions, including heading up strategic engagements for the Air Force CIO; writing policy and guidance for Air Force requirements and acquisition; directing operations for a worldwide network within the intelligence community; and directing communications and information technology in deployed environments. John served multiple deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan, the most recent of which was as the joint communications director for the NATO Rule of Law Field Force Afghanistan. His time in the Air Force culminated in a position as the cybersecurity advisor to the Secretary of the Air Force and Chief of Staff of the Air Force, located at the Pentagon, Washington D.C. He currently resides in Seattle, WA.

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 John Visneski

with John Visneski and Phil Gardner

Join John Visneski, Director of Information Security and Data Protection Officer at The Pokémon Company International, and Phil Gardner for an interview 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 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

Attendee Contact

ians@iansresearch.com

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