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2020 Los Angeles
CISO Roundtable


Thursday, June 25, 2020
Omni Los Angeles Hotel at California Plaza, Los Angeles, CA

This one-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.



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CISO Roundable Agenda

9:50 AM - 10:20 AM

IANS Overview & CISO Attendee Introductions

Bob Zukis

Bob Zukis

Professor, USC Marshall School of Business & CEO, Digital Directors Network

Bob is the Founder and CEO of Digital Directors Network. DDN is the only boardroom advisory, advocacy and association focused exclusively on digital and cybersecurity oversight.

Bob is the world’s leading advocate and educator on digital and cybersecurity risk oversight. He’s the creator of DiRECTOR™ the only systemic risk framework for complex digital systems and works with the world’s business and technology leaders to shape and secure the digital future.

Bob is also a Professor at the USC Marshall School of Business where he teaches the only executive education program for corporate directors and CEOs in the United States focused exclusively on digital and cybersecurity governance.

As a global business and technology executive he’s lived and worked on 4 continents across 20 countries. He is a retired PwC Advisory Partner where he led PwC’s IT strategy and operations practice. He was a member of PwC’s global and APAC leadership teams and has also held roles as a SaaS CEO and executive director, PE advisor and advisory board member. He is a member of the NACD PSW board and is a Senior Fellow for The Conference Board’s Governance Center. He keynotes regularly at industry events.

10:20 AM - 11:05 AM

Boardroom Communication: The First and Final Frontier of Cybersecurity Risk

with Bob Zukis

USC Professor Bob Zukis will provide a framework for presenting risk in the boardroom and run a simulation based on the growing threat of Iran’s cyber warfare retaliation. Bob will also talk about:

  • Understanding the board audience and the CISO’s role in the room
  • Establishing and documenting cybersecurity oversight practices and policies
11:05 AM - 11:15 AM

Networking Break


Nick Mankovich

Becton Dickinson, Vice President and CISO Emeritus

Nick is a Vice President and CISO Emeritus at Becton Dickinson – formerly the BD Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) bearing ultimate responsibility for the adequate protection of BD information asset confidentiality, integrity and availability.

Prior to his 3+ years at BD, he founded and operated CyberRisk Consulting LLC - a privacy, product security and enterprise security risk management consultancy.

From 1995-2015, Nick held positions at Philips Electronics, including as Corporate Research Department Head specializing in IT-based innovation. He then became a Healthcare Strategy Senior Director and moved on to create and manage both the Healthcare Product Security program and the Healthcare Privacy Office (8 years). During his final three years at Philips he was asked to transform Information Security at Philips as their first global CISO.

While at Philips and beyond, Nick worked on international standards – most notably with ISO-IEC Joint Working Group 7, responsible for establishing safety, effectiveness and security in connected healthcare technology.

Prior to 1995, Nick spent thirteen years in the UCLA School of Medicine, where he became Associate Professor of Radiological Sciences. During that time, he also had a 3-year appointment as a Visiting Professor in the School of Computer Sciences and Engineering at the University of New South Wales in Sydney.  Nick was engaged in hospital-wide digital initiatives including creating one of the first Radiological Picture Archiving and Communications Systems. In the 1980s he was one of the first to realize surgical planning-based digital imaging and 3D printing via stereolithography.  He has over 100 publications and holds 6 patents. 

11:15 AM - 12:15 PM


with Nick Mankovich More information to come.
12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

Networking Lunch

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Vendor Case Study Briefings

Executives from three vendors will walk you through 15-minute, real-world case studies on the value their products bring to Fortune 1000 clients. In a new format this year, they'll address:

  • The client’s challenge and vendor solution
  • How the vendor helped its client reach its outcome
  • The final results of the project

When they’re finished, we'll close the doors for a CISO-only conversation to share thoughts on what the vendors brought to the table.

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.

2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Leveraging MITRE ATT&CK for Coverage Mapping and Controls Effectiveness

with Rockie Brockway

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

IANS Territory Leader Alex Grimble and Rockie Brockway, Practice Leader 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

Using a client example, Rockie will also discuss leveraging ATT&CK to assess coverage mapping, controls effectiveness, and testing & validation. You will walk away from the session with detailed examples and practical applications.

Katharine Cralle

Katharine Cralle

Director, Brunswick Group

Katharine has spent the last decade advising Brunswick clients around the world, having worked in the London, New York and Dubai offices prior to her move to Hong Kong. She specializes in helping companies position themselves to global stakeholders, both internal and external, around times of significant change, with a focus on capital markets events. Katharine has supported clients ranging from Alibaba Group, the world’s largest e-commerce company to Dubai Group, the diversified financial services company of Dubai Holding, to Pfizer, the world's largest research-based pharmaceutical company.

An employee engagement specialist, Katharine aids companies in developing change communications campaigns during periods of corporate development, supporting the National Bank of Abu Dhabi and the merger and integration of Abu Dhabi’s largest listed property developers, Aldar and Sorouh.

Stewart Jones

Stewart Jones

Brunswick Group, Account Director

Stewart Jones is an Account Director in Brunswick Group’s Washington, D.C. office. She advises clients on a broad range of matters including cybersecurity and data privacy, reputation and profile-raising, and crisis.

Stewart has experience working with clients on a variety of public affairs matters. Her Brunswick roster includes Waymo, Target, and Afiniti. Previously, Stewart was a manager on Chemonics International’s growth and diversification team where she focused on new client acquisition and market entry strategy for companies interested in emerging markets. Prior to this, she was a Fulbright Scholar in Malaysia. Stewart has a B.A. from DePauw University and an M.Ed. from Harvard University.

2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

Hit by Ransomware or Cyber Extortion – Now What?

with Katharine Cralle and Stewart Jones

The Brunswick Group will lead a crisis management workshop to show you how to protect your company’s reputation in the aftermath of ransomware and cyber extortion attacks. The session will include real-life case studies and a multifaceted negotiation scenario that will test your decision-making skills and ability to communicate with the C-suite during a crisis.

3:45 PM - 4:00 PM

Networking Break

Michael Mosunic

Co-Founder, Wolf Hill Group

Michael Mosunic is an innovative leader with a successful track  record in marketing, management and executive recruiting. Michael is an innovative leader with a successful track record in marketing, management and executive recruiting.

Prior to co-founding Wolf Hill Group, Michael served in various Vice President of Sales roles with LabCorp and Sonic Healthcare, was Partner & Chief Operating Officer of Slone Partners and is currently a Board Member for the Cybersecurity Advisory Council at Le Moyne College.

Michael graduated with honors from LeMoyne College, holds an M.A. degree in Biobehavioral Science from Columbia University, and completed his MBA at the Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California.

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.

4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

CISO Executive Search Panel – Trends in Hiring and Compensation

with Michael Mosunic and Michael Piacente

In our final session, IANS will moderate a discussion with Michael Piacente and Michael Mosunic, 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?
4:45 PM - 5:30 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 & Continental Breakfast

Come check in to receive your program and CPEs while enjoying a complimentary continental breakfast.
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

IANS Welcome & State of the Industry

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

Keynote Discussion

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.

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Omni Los Angeles Hotel at California Plaza

251 S Olive St, Los Angeles, CA 90012

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