2020 Toronto Virtual
CISO Roundtable

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Thursday, October 29, 2020 | 8:45 AM - 12:45 PM ET
Web Conference, Toronto, Canada

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This roundtable at the Toronto 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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Agenda

8:45 AM - 9:15 AM

IANS Opening Remarks and Introductions

Mike Sadeghpour

Mike Sadeghpour

edgeThink Founder | Speaker | Coach

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.

9:15 AM - 9:50 AM

Is Your Mindset Working for You, or Against You?

with Mike Sadeghpour

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:

  • How to use your inner dialogue to harness your emotions to avoid negative stacking.
  • Techniques on how to focus on what you can control to make progress towards your objectives.
  • Best practices to create and maintain a positive mindset.
9:50 AM - 10:00 AM

Solution Provider Case Study #1

John Scott-Railton

Senior Researcher, Citizen Lab

John Scott-Railton is a Senior Researcher at Citizen Lab (at The University of Toronto). His work focuses on targeted malware operations and online disinformation. His greatest hits include a collaboration that uncovered the first iPhone zero-day in the wild, as well as the abuse of government-grade spyware like NSO's Pegasus, FinFisher and Hacking Team around the globe. Other investigations include exposing Dark Basin, an Indian mercenary hacking operation, the discovery ISIS-led malware operations, and China's "Great Cannon," the Government of China's nation-scale DDoS tool. John also tracks Russian and Iranian disinformation campaigns, and the manipulation of news aggregators. John has been a fellow at Google Ideas and Jigsaw at Alphabet, and he consults on cybersecurity and operations in high risk and denied environments.

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.

10:00 AM - 10:40 AM

Blindspots! Identifying and Addressing Vulnerabilities Outside Your Monitoring Domain

with John Scott-Railton and Phil Gardner

There are vulnerabilities just outside your monitoring domain that mercenary hackers, commercial spyware developers & private spies use daily and hope you don't notice. This candid conversation with Citizen Labs’ John Scott-Railton will address the "other side" of familiar threats, focusing on:

  • High impact, difficult-to-detect threats like spearphishing and malware targeting personal devices and accounts.
  • The "off center" targeting of spouses and associates.
  • Intelligence gathering with mobile location data.
  • Real-world attempts at elicitation by private spies.

Drawing on actual cases, the session will cover signs of each category of attack and steps that organizations have taken in the past to successfully get a handle on them.

10:40 AM - 10:50 AM

Solution Provider Case Study #2

10:50 AM - 11:00 AM

Networking Break

john-strand

John Strand

IANS Faculty

John is the Owner of Black Hills Information Security (BHIS) where he leads the Hunt Teaming, Command & Control (C2)/Data Exfiltration and Pivot testing development. He is also a SANS Institute Senior Instructor. In these roles, John has both consulted and taught hundreds of organizations in the areas of security, regulatory compliance, and penetration testing.

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Utilizing Deception Strategies for a Layer of Effective, Efficient Protection

with John Strand

Deception strategies provide clear visibility into threat actors operating in your network without the overhead of typical monitoring services. In this session, IANS Faculty member John Strand will cover:

  • Three distinct, highly effective deception strategies you can employ in your network.
  • How to implement those easy-to-use methods.
  • How deception strategies provide a high payoff with minimal costs.

Participants will leave the session with three deception strategies that can apply directly to their settings.

11:30 AM - 11:40 AM

Solution Provider Case Study #3

11:40 AM - 11:55 AM

CISO Feedback Time on Solution Provider Case Studies

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:

  • The problems they solve.
  • Ease of implementation.
  • Ongoing solution roadmap and support.

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

Jeff Freeborough

Jeff Freeborough

Managing Partner of Caldwell Toronto

Jeff Freeborough is the managing partner of Caldwell’s Toronto office and is a member of the firm’s leader team.He is a key member of the Financial Services and Professional Services practices, and is also an active member of the Data, Digital and Technologyand Private Equity and Venture Capital practice teams. Jeff advises clients on search strategy and leads executive level mandates to bring game-changing leaders to their organizations. He specializes in building management teams and boards of directors with an emphasis on transformation –specifically surrounding growth, scale-up, ownership transition, financing/capitalization, transaction, restructuring and culture shift.

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

Tim Bernard

Area Vice President, IANS

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.

11:55 AM - 12:30 PM

CISO Executive Search Panel – Propelling Your Career in a Post-Pandemic World

with Jeff Freeborough, Steven Martano, and Tim Bernard

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:

  • The specific security job market changes that have occurred in response to COVID-19.
  • How the infosec world has shifted and the resulting skills needed to advance your career.
  • How demand for CISOs has changed, including updates on what’s happening in terms of hiring and compensation.
12:30 PM - 12:45 PM

Closing Remarks / Wrap Up

2020 Toronto Virtual Facilitators

tim-bernard

Tim Bernard

Area Vice President, IANS
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.

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