2021 Charlotte/Nashville Virtual
CISO Roundtable

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Thursday, June 24, 2021 | 8:55 AM - 12:30 PM ET
Web Conference, Charlotte and Nashville Metro Areas

This roundtable at the Charlotte/Nashville Virtual Forum is designed exclusively for CISOs and senior level information security executives to learn and share insights in a confidential setting.

The curriculum will incorporate a blend of strategic content, workbook exercises, and peer discussion to help with long-term success as a leader. Please check back for more information on confirmed sessions and speakers.

The curriculum will incorporate a blend of strategic content, workbook exercises, and peer discussion to help with long-term success as a leader. Session themes for the day include:

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8:55 AM - 9:15 AM

IANS Opening Remarks and Introductions


Aaron Charfoos

Partner, Litigation Department, Privacy and Cybersecurity Practice

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

Global Chair, Privacy and Cybersecurity Practice

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.

9:15 AM - 10:00 AM

The Changing Landscape in Cybersecurity, Privacy, and Risk Management

with Aaron Charfoos and Behnam Dayanim

Behnam Dayanim and Aaron Charfoos, Partners in the Privacy & Cybersecurity Practice for Paul Hastings in DC, will discuss the business and privacy implications of today’s cyber headlines. Dayanim and Charfoos will speak from their work handling cases for dozens of Fortune 500 companies to provide a look at how regulators and courts are applying privacy law in real-world settings. They’ll discuss:

  • The privacy and legal implications of software supply chain attacks.
  • The post-breach mistakes CISOs make that cause legal problems for the company and get them fired.
  • Changes to U.S. federal & state privacy laws – both new legislation and shifts in enforcement – and guidance on how CISOs can keep pace with frequent regulatory updates.
10:00 AM - 10:10 AM

Solution Provider Case Study #1

Rear Admiral Paul Becker

Paul Becker

Rear Admiral, USN (Ret)

Rear Admiral Becker is a former Naval Intelligence Officer and senior executive with a unique combination of military, business, cyber security, education and leadership experience. He’s served around the world, afloat and ashore, in peace, crisis and combat. As the CEO of “The Becker T3 Group,” he has a passion for contributing to clients’ organizational development and personal leadership growth by translating military characteristics of “Teamwork, Tone, Tenacity™” into corporate pillars of “Performance, Productivity and Profit.” Paul is a leadership instructor at the U.S. Naval Academy and previously served as a Professor of Practice at the University of Virginia’s Batten School for Leadership and Public Policy. He maintains a Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmented Information clearance

Military service includes; Director of Intelligence (J2) for the Joint Chiefs of Staff where he was the principal intelligence and cyber security advisor to the Chairman, the U.S. Pacific Command in Hawaii, the International Security Assistance Force Joint Command in Afghanistan, Commanding Officer of the Department of Defense’s largest Joint Intelligence Operations Center at U.S. Central Command in Tampa, Intelligence Officer (N2) for the U.S. Naval Forces Middle East in Bahrain and an Assistant Naval Attaché to France.

Paul holds a Masters in Public Administration from Harvard's Kennedy School of Government and a Bachelors of Science from the U.S. Naval Academy. He’s successfully managed multi-million dollar budgets, led large, diverse teams through critical startups, organizational restructuring, and fast track growth. He is Senior Fellow with the Center for Naval Analysis (CNA) and serves on several Boards, including President of the Naval Academy’s Friends of the Jewish Chapel. A dynamic public speaker and author, his articles and presentations have been widely published.

Rear Admiral Becker is the recipient of the National Intelligence Community and Department of Defense’s Distinguished Service Medals and the Ellis Island Medal of Honor. The Naval Intelligence Community recognized RADM Becker in 2016 by establishing the “Teamwork, Tone, Tenacity” leadership award in his honor.

10:10 AM - 10:55 AM

From Good to Great: Attributes that Make the Best Leaders Stand Out

with Paul Becker

What makes the best leaders stand out? In his more than 30 years of service in the U.S. Navy, retired Rear Admiral Paul Becker studied the leaders around him to understand the difference between the good leaders and the ones who are truly great. In this session, he’ll pull from that experience to:

  • Present case studies that demonstrate how great leaders work in real-world situations.
  • Unpack the underlying leadership skills that good leaders need to elevate their capabilities.
  • Lay out a framework for applying the actions and attributes of great leaders.
11:00 AM - 11:10 AM

Solution Provider Case Study #2


Dave Kennedy

IANS Faculty

Dave is the Founder and Owner of TrustedSec, an information security consulting firm, and Binary Defense, a Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP) that detects attackers early to prevent large-scale invasions. In addition to creating several widely popular open-source tools, including 'The Social-Engineer Toolkit' (SET), PenTesters Framework (PTF), and Artillery. David has also released security advisories, including zero-days, with a focus on security research.

Prior to his work in the private sector, Dave served in the United States Marine Corps (USMC), focusing on cyber warfare and forensics analysis activities, including two tours to Iraq. He also served on the board of directors for (ISC)2, which is one of the largest security collectives and offers certifications such as the CISSP.

11:10 AM - 11:40 AM

Building Defenses That Last

with Dave Kennedy

Major incidents are becoming a regular occurrence in the cybersecurity space. The constant shifts in the threat landscape are throwing programs into disarray. In this session, IANS Faculty member Dave Kennedy will dive into the most recent wave of attacks and discuss methods for creating the kind of resiliency needed to withstand attacks and minimize dwell time attackers have on our infrastructure. Kennedy will:

  • Address the TTPs of the most recent series of attacks, exploits and critical advisories.
  • Compare these attacks looking for commonalities between them.
  • Show how easy it is to bypass/circumvent today’s technologies.
  • Provide guidance on designing your program to be successful in withstanding sophisticated attacks.

You can expect to walk away with a list of key issues to prioritize in your environment and resiliency tactics that are easy to implement.

11:40 AM - 11:50 AM

Solution Provider Case Study #3

11:50 AM - 12:00 PM

Vendor Feedback Session

Throughout the roundtable, three vendors will provide short case studies showcasing how they believe their solutions can deliver value. The feedback session is a discussion of those case studies and solutions without the vendor present. It’s an opportunity to get inside intelligence on vendors you may be considering for your environment.


Renee Baker Arrington

President & COO, Pearson Partners International

Renee Arrington offers clients over 20 years’ experience in retained executive search. She excels in recruiting senior executive talent for Fortune 500 companies, private-equity-backed businesses and not-for-profit organizations. She is a member of the Pearson Partners board of directors and leads the firm’s Fort Worth office and CIO and IT leadership practice with clients in technology, retail, financial services, business services, distribution and R&D. Renee conducts searches for board members, presidents and executive directors among other senior leadership positions.

Renee was named one of the top 40 Gatekeepers to the C-Suite by Hunt Scanlon Media, a search industry analyst. She is an active member of IIC Partners and the Association for Executive Search Consultants (AESC).

Renee approaches each search consultatively. She understands her clients’ cultures and the types of leaders best suited to their business life cycles and challenges. She is attentive to diversity and believes a well-run search can deliver market insight. Renee appreciates the value of using assessment instruments as part of the search.

Prior to joining Pearson Partners in 2006, Renee was a vice president in the technology practice of a global retained search firm, and was previously a shareholder and partner in the technology practice of another global firm.



Nick Mankovich

IANS Faculty

Nick is the CEO of CyberRisk Consulting, providing risk management advisory services for corporate boards and executive leadership. Trained in biological science, Nick worked extensively in R&D and has a long history of transformational leadership in R&D, product security, enterprise security and privacy, culminating in executive CISO roles in two Fortune 500 companies.

12:00 PM - 12:35 PM

Career Development Panel Discussion – CISO Competencies

with Renee Baker Arrington and Nick Mankovich

IANS is developing a CISO Competency Framework tracking the skills and competencies CISOs need to succeed as they mature in the role, both today and over the next 36 months. During this session, IANS Faculty member Nick Mankovich and Pearson Partners International's Renee Arrington will discuss:

  • Highlights of the competency research.
  • Practical actions CISOs can take to develop new skills on the job and mature in the role.
  • How the marketplace values various competencies for different types of CISO roles.

The session will conclude with an open question and answer time with Mankovich and Arrington.

2021 Charlotte/Nashville Virtual Facilitators


Collin Snow

Area Vice President, IANS

Collin is an Area Vice President at IANS and currently responsible for overseeing, managing and growing IANS End User Business Practice in the Mid-west, Mid-Atlanta and Southern portions of the U.S. Collin obtained his Bachelor of Science from James Cook University in Australia and holds graduate certificates in Applied Project Management and Business Analysis from Boston University.

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