2019 Los Angeles
CISO Roundtable

Thursday, June 27, 2019
Omni Los Angeles Hotel at California Plaza, 251 S Olive St, Los Angeles, CA

This 1-day roundtable at the Los Angeles 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 Darrell Jones of Ares Management 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.

The CCPA and How to Best Prepare for It – IANS Faculty member George Gerchow explains what this regulation means and how to best prepare for it.

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

Darrell Jones

Darrell Jones

Ares Management LLP., Senior Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer

Mr. Jones is a Principal and Chief Information Security Officer in the Ares Technology and Information Security Department. Prior to joining Ares in 2018, Mr. Jones was an Information Security Officer at Herbalife Nutrition, where he lead the program to ensure the security of Herbalifes' data. Mr. Jones holds a B.A. from Texas A&M University in History and an M.S. and M.B.A. from Regis University in Information Technology.

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 - 11:00 AM

Board of Directors / CISO Interaction: Getting Aligned

with Darrell Jones 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 Darrell Jones, SVP and CISO of Ares Management, 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?
11:00 AM - 11:15 AM

Networking Break

Robert Parisi

Robert Parisi

Managing Director and National Cyber Product Leader, Marsh

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.

11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

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

with 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?
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George Gerchow

IANS Faculty

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.

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

The CCPA and How to Best Prepare for It

with George Gerchow

The CCPA will be in full effect a year from now, and we have already seen how GDPR and Privacy have slowed down agile business. What can we do to understand what this regulation means and how to best prepare for it? IANS Faculty member George Gerchow will cover:

IANS Faculty member George Gerchow's briefing will cover:

  • Who will be affected?
  • What is the new PII?
  • CCPA vs. GDPR – what are the major differences?
  • Three simple steps on how to best prepare for CCPA
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Solution Provider Power Hour

Executives from SentinelOne 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.

SentinelOne
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

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

8:00 AM - 8:45 AM

Registration & Breakfast

Come check in to receive your program and CPEs while enjoying a complimentary continental breakfast.
8:45 AM - 9:00 AM

IANS Welcome & State of the Industry

Come join us as we welcome you to the Forum.
Darrell Jones

Darrell Jones

Ares Management LLP., Senior Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer

Mr. Jones is a Principal and Chief Information Security Officer in the Ares Technology and Information Security Department. Prior to joining Ares in 2018, Mr. Jones was an Information Security Officer at Herbalife Nutrition, where he lead the program to ensure the security of Herbalifes' data. Mr. Jones holds a B.A. from Texas A&M University in History and an M.S. and M.B.A. from Regis University in Information Technology.

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.

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Keynote Interview: A Discussion with Darrell Jones

with Darrell Jones and Phil Gardner

Join Phil Gardner and Darrell Jones, CISO of Ares Management, 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 Los Angeles Facilitators

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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.

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.

Omni Los Angeles Hotel at California Plaza

251 S Olive St, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Room Rate:

$239

per night plus tax

Attendee Contact

ians@iansresearch.com

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