Wednesday, October 21, 2020 | 8:45 AM - 12:45 PM ET
Web Conference, Boston, MA
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:
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.
The COVID-19 pandemic and resulting move to a digital workplace has pushed CISOs to rethink how they communicate with the rest of the business. In this session, the former Navy Seal and McChrystal Group Partner Brendan Leary will dive into how insurgents master messaging through precise, well-planned communications and apply those lessons to the CISO’s context. Leary will:
The challenges of digital communication mean CISOs can’t get by with improvisational messaging if they want to influence business executives and board members successfully. Expect to come away from this session with direct actions you can take to improve your communication planning and get the right messages to the right people.
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.
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:
Registrants will receive a logistics email with web conference meeting information one day prior to the event.
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