2019 Boston
CISO Roundtable

#IANSBoston #IANSEvents

Wednesday, November 6, 2019
Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, 415 Summer Street, Boston, MA

This 1-day roundtable at the Boston 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:

Candid Talk from Fortune 1000 Board Members – Fortune 1000 Board Members explain what InfoSec is like from their side of the table.

Leading in a Chaotic, Complex Environment: Lessons from a U.S. Special-Ops Officer – Retired Navy SEAL Commander Brendan Leary will introduce 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.

Trends in Hiring and Compensation: A Panel Discussion of CISO Executive Recruiters – Two of the market’s leading CISO executive recruiters will discuss career development, hiring and compensation trends, and negotiation best practices.

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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.

Tell Us What You're Really Thinking: Candid Talk from Fortune 1000 Board Members

with Phil Gardner

IANS CEO Phill Gardner will interview two Fortune 1000 Board Members on what InfoSec is like from their side of the table. Phil will cover the following:

  • How do Board Members view their roles in InfoSec?
  • What three qualities make for a winning CISO Board presentation?
  • When briefing the Board, how much technical detail should the CISO go into?
  • Do Board members care about benchmarking with other companies? If so, which ones?

Morning Networking Break

Lunch & IANS Faculty Briefing

More information coming soon.

Solution Provider Power Hour

Executives from Cyberbit, Zerofox, and one other venture backed vendor companies 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.

zerofox
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.

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 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.

Afternoon Networking Break

Managing the Media During an Incident: A Brunswick Group Workshop

CISOs are increasingly public-facing executives – often in post-breach media briefings or other high-stakes situations. This Brunswick Group's workshop starts with an 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

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.

Trends in Hiring and Compensation: A Panel Discussion of CISO Executive Recruiters

with Phil Gardner

In our final session, IANS CEO Phil Gardner will moderate a discussion with two of the security industry's leading CISO executive recruiters. The session will focus first on career development and then move toward hiring, compensation trends and negotiation best practices. We'll discuss:

  • What traits do recruiters look for in high performing CISOs?
  • What does it take to advance to the Fortune 500 ranks?
  • Has my compensation kept up with the market?
  • What three negotiation tips should I use for my next position?
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 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.
8:45 AM - 9:30 AM

Keynote Interview

More information coming soon.
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 Boston Facilitators

tim-bernard

Tim Bernard

IANS Area Vice President

Event: Boston Convention and Exhibition Center

415 Summer St, Boston, MA 02210

Hotel: Aloft Boston Seaport

401-403 D St, Boston, MA 02210

Room Rate:

$209

per night plus tax

Attendee Contact

ians@iansresearch.com

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