2020 Toronto
CISO Roundtable

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Tuesday, April 7, 2020
Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel, 123 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON

This one-day roundtable at the Toronto Information Security Forum is designed exclusively for CISOs and senior level information security executives to learn and share insights in a confidential setting.



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CISO Roundable Agenda

9:50 AM - 10:20 AM

IANS Overview & CISO Attendee Introductions

Andrew Gernt

Andrew Gernt

Associate, Brunswick Group

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.


Siobhan Gorman

Siobhan Gorman

Partner, Brunswick Group

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.

Hit by Ransomware – Now What?

with Andrew Gernt and Siobhan Gorman

Siobhan Gorman and Andrew Gernt of the Brunswick Group will lead a crisis management workshop that simulates a ransomware attack that delivers sequential, unpleasant surprises. This interactive workshop will force you to weigh decisions that deliver ‘bad’ or ‘worse’ outcomes, to communicate to the C-suite with limited information, and to learn how to manage the press in the midst of a crisis.

Rockie Brockway

Rockie Brockway

Practice Lead, Office of the CSO, TrustedSec

Rockie is an experienced 25-year veteran of IT/IS and highly technical Information Security Analyst, Design Architect/Assessor specializing in Business Systems/Impact Analysis. Through an understanding of business needs in relation to protecting business critical data (Brand Protection), he assists organizations in achieving their desired business outcomes. He has consulted in nearly every vertical and marries a strong technical background with outstanding creativity, communication skills, leadership, team building/teamwork skills and business acumen.


Tim Bernard

Area Vice President, IANS

Tim leads IANS’ end user business in the Northeastern US, Midwestern US, and Canada. Tim graduated from Providence College with a degree in Business Economics.

Leveraging MITRE ATT&CK for Coverage Mapping and Controls Effectiveness

with Rockie Brockway and Tim Bernard

MITRE’s ATT&CK™ is a framework that supports infosec teams as they seek to improve their defensive posture. However, many CISOs do not understand how to use the ATT&CK framework to its fullest.

IANS Area Vice President Tim Bernard and Rockie Brockway, Senior Security Consultant at TrustedSec, will co-lead a session to set a baseline understanding of ATT&CK, and provide insights for leveraging the framework to improve:
  • Threat Modeling
  • Threat Hunting
  • Purple Teaming
  • Product Evaluations
Steven Martano

Steven Martano

The Caldwell Partners, Consultant, Cyber Security Practice

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.


Tim Bernard

Area Vice President, IANS

Tim leads IANS’ end user business in the Northeastern US, Midwestern US, and Canada. Tim graduated from Providence College with a degree in Business Economics.

Managing Your Career & More: An Executive Recruiter Panel

with Steven Martano and Tim Bernard

IANS Area Vice President Tim Bernard will moderate a panel with two of the industry's leading CISO executive recruiters. The session will focus on career development and then move toward trends in hiring, reporting and compensation. 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?
5:00 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.

2020 Toronto Facilitators


Tim Bernard

Area Vice President, IANS
Tim leads IANS’ end user business in the Northeastern US, Midwestern US, and Canada. Tim graduated from Providence College with a degree in Business Economics.

Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel

123 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON M5H 2M9

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