Wednesday, October 21, 2020 | 8:45 AM - 12:45 PM ET
Web Conference, Boston, MA
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This roundtable at the Boston Virtual Forum is designed exclusively for CISOs and senior level information security executives to learn and share insights in a confidential setting.
The agenda is being developed and has the following confirmed tracks. Please see below for more information on the sessions and speakers.
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Aaron Charfoos is an accomplished privacy and data protection trial lawyer. He regularly guides clients through high profile incident response, privacy litigation, regulatory enforcement actions, coordinates crisis communications and advises on Coordinated Vulnerability Disclosures. Aaron litigated his first privacy case in 2010, building on a decade of experience in patent and technology cases. Aaron also translates this experience into pre-breach preparation and consultation.
Behnam Dayanim is based in Paul Hastings’ Washington, DC, office where he serves as global chair of the firm’s Privacy and Cybersecurity practice, chairs its Advertising & Gaming practice, and is a member of the firm’s Fintech & Payments and National Security practices. His work in cybersecurity and privacy includes regulatory counseling and compliance and breach and regulatory investigations. He regularly practices before the Federal Trade Commission, state attorneys general and financial services regulators on cybersecurity matters.
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.
Behnam Dayanim and Aaron Charfoos, Partners in the Privacy & Cybersecurity Practice for Paul Hastings in DC, will join IANS CEO Phil Gardner for a discussion on the business and privacy implications of today’s cyber headlines. Dayanim and Charfoos will speak from their work with dozens of Fortune 500 companies to cover:
Mike works directly with executives, team leaders and individuals through coaching sessions, training seminars and keynote presentations to turn focused action to gain a competitive edge.
edgeThink is training that bridges sports and positive psychology and applies those mental skills to the workplace. Designed to fill a void in the business world, Mike Sadeghpour’s unique combination of education and experience connects well with audiences and effectively addresses the common struggles that inhibit achievement: focus, energy, motivation, and confidence.
Mike has delivered keynotes and training to thousands of professionals in top companies worldwide. Among them: WeWork, Wolters Kluwer, Dassault Systèmes, Staples, Gillette, RSA Security (EMC), Silicon Valley Bank, M&T Bank, ADP, OneSource, Forrester Research, Yankee Group, Borland Software, Sun-guard Treasury Systems, Reuters, Salsify, Brainshark,Grand Circle Travel, Pega Systems, ProfitWell, Rapid7, Gerson Lehrman Group, Lee Kennedy Company, Definitive Healthcare, Recorded Future, Foundation Medicine and IBM.
We are operating in extraordinary times. For many of us, COVID-19 has changed where we work, how we work, and the manner in which we balance work and personal responsibilities. How we choose to view these challenges is paramount to how we work toward overcoming them.
Research has shown that the lens through which we choose to view situations shapes our mindset. We invite you to join us for a discussion with positive psychology specialist, Mike Sadeghpour. During this session attendees will learn:
Aaron Turner is the President & Chief Security Officer of HighSide, a distributed identity and secure collaboration technology company. He is also President and CEO of Integricell, an information security consulting firm which focuses on helping customers better manage the risks associated with global-scale business. Aaron also serves on the RSA Program Committee, helping select the educational content presented at the yearly RSA Conference.
Office 365 has become critical infrastructure as businesses adapt to the remote work reality. In this session, IANS Faculty member Aaron Turner will discuss the implications of the massive shift toward Office 365 dependency in 2020. He will cover:
You’ll leave with a clear sense of how O365 has evolved and steps you can take to improve security policies and practices surrounding your O365 deployment.
Spread throughout the day, vendor executives will walk you through 10-minute, real-world case studies on the value their products bring to Fortune 1000 clients. To include:
When they’re finished, we’ll have a CISO-only conversation to share thoughts on what the vendors brought to the table.
Austin Krissoff leads True's cyber security practice and is based in the Boston office. He specializes in Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) placements and CxO searches for PE/VC-backed security companies.
Austin has led CISO searches for Addepar, GoJek, NS1, Spotify, Staples, Twilio and Vista Equity, among others. He has also led executive searches for security companies including BigID, Bitsight, Expel, Privitar, Rapid7, RiskRecon, Snyk and ThreatConnect.
Austin previously worked at a venture-backed cyber security startup (Endgame). He is a former U.S. Marine Captain and served as a human intelligence advisor and platoon commander. Austin holds a MA in National Security Studies from Georgetown University and a BA in Political Science from Middlebury College, where he was a varsity swimmer and water polo athlete.
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 is the Area VP for IANS. He’s responsible for new client acquisition as well as customer success and retention in the North. Since joining IANS in 2009, Tim has played a role in growing the business from 50 customers in 2009 to over 300 to start 2020. It’s a true up-and-comer story, starting with his boyhood adoration for the perpetually woeful NY Mets, his Business Economics degree from Providence College, his unrequited love for PC’s Friar Basketball, and decade+ helping CISOs to elevate their missions. There’s never a dull moment in this industry, and he loves the challenge because the mission matters. Tim is married and has 2 kids under 10 years old. Whatever he’s doing, he would probably rather be skiing.
In our final session, IANS will moderate a discussion with CISO executive recruiters on how the market has changed in COVID-19’s wake and the pandemic’s big-picture impact on security careers. We'll discuss:
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