2021 Los Angeles/Seattle Virtual
CISO Roundtable

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Wednesday, September 15, 2021 | 8:55 AM - 12:30 PM PT
Web Conference, Los Angeles and Seattle Metro Areas

This roundtable at the Los Angeles/Seattle 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. Session themes for the day include:


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8:55 AM - 9:15 AM

IANS Opening Remarks and Introductions


Roland Cloutier

Global CSO, ByteDance / TikTok

As Global Chief Security Officer of ByteDance & TikTok, Roland Cloutier brings an unprecedented understanding and knowledge of global protection and security leadership to one of the world's largest leading media, social, and online technology companies. With over 25 years of experience in the military, law enforcement, and commercial sector, Roland is one of today’s leading experts in corporate and enterprise security, cyber-defense program development, and business operations protection.

Roland has functional and operational responsibility for cyber, information protection, data defense, operational risk, workforce protection, crisis management, and investigative security operations worldwide.

Jason Cathey


Jason Cathey is an Arkansas native and Alumni of Arkansas State University where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Management Information Systems. Since 2006, Mr. Cathey has held key management roles in Information Technology, Bank Operations, and Information Security for financial institutions ranging in total assets from 400M to 27B+. He is currently the CISO for Bank OZK (responsible for Information Security, Cybersecurity, Vendor Risk Management, Data Governance, and Data Privacy), President and Board Member of InfraGard Arkansas, Board Member of ISACA - Central Arkansas Chapter, and holds active CISSP, CISM, GCIH, and CDPSE certifications. He is also an active member of InfraGard, ISACA, FS-ISAC, ISC2, and FBI Citizens Academy Alumni.

9:15 AM - 10:00 AM

CISO 1:1 – Ask Me Anything

with Roland Cloutier and Jason Cathey

Two CISOs walk into a bar and… end up talking shop because that’s what we do in infosec. In this session, Roland Cloutier, Global CSO of ByteDance / TikTok, and Jason Cathey, CISO of Bank OZK, will have a one-on-one interview, candidly discussing their perspectives on:

  • Current events and developments in the security market.
  • Running a team and aligning with the business.
  • Managing the stress of the job and growing as a CISO.

Part way through the session, we’ll open the floor for participation. Come with questions ready and expect to leave with actionable insights from your peers.

10:00 AM - 10:10 AM

Solution Provider Case Study #1

10:10 AM - 10:55 AM

Leadership Session

This session covers leadership skills that position CISOs to manage their teams more effectively and develop the executive presence to succeed with management. It includes:

  • Teaching on leadership skills. Examples: Servant leadership, managing with empathy and handling crisis situations
  • Workshops, open Q&A, and similar opportunities to internalize the leadership discussions through interaction.
  • Group discussion on how to apply the leadership skills in concrete, actionable ways.
11:00 AM - 11:10 AM

Solution Provider Case Study #2


George Gerchow

IANS Faculty

George is Chief Security Officer at Sumo Logic, a secure, cloud-native, machine data analytics service provider. George has extensive experience in board and executive communications serving as a Board Member for ANTIVIUM, Inc., a cloud monitoring and analytic startup, and VENZA, a data protection company. Likewise, George is an Adjunct Faculty member at University of Denver and Cloud Academy, in addition to a Participant in the US Technical Advisory Group: Privacy by Design, which aims to define an international standard for consumer protection as part of ISO Project Committee 317.

11:10 AM - 11:40 AM

Safeguarding Against Supply Chain Attacks in the Cloud

with George Gerchow

The emergence of attacks using the software supply chain as an entry point has had devastating results. However, initial attacks have focused on on-premise software. As the threat evolves and attackers shift their focus to the cloud, businesses must be ready to adapt. In this discussion, IANS Faculty member George Gerchow will provide a strategic look at the risk of supply chain attacks against cloud services and follow it up with a tactical look at how to mitigate that risk. He’ll cover:

  • The specific risks created by supply chain attacks targeting cloud-based security tools.
  • How to move past the entry point of CYA questionnaires to get at the meat of providers’ security architecture.
  • Steps to take in case one of your cloud providers is breached.
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.
12:00 PM - 12:35 PM

Career Development Session

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, we’ll:

  • Share the highlights of this research.
  • Bring in experienced CISOs to discuss how they’ve developed new competencies over the course of their career.
  • Provide Q&A with executive recruiters so you can get feedback on how the market perceives these competencies and what you can do to demonstrate your capabilities.


2021 Los Angeles/Seattle Virtual Facilitators


Brandon DeVoe

Area Vice President, IANS

Brandon leads the West Sales Division of IANS out of the Santa Monica, CA office where he is responsible for both new business and client growth. He came to IANS after 10 years as a Senior Account Executive and Sales Manager at ServiceCEO, a leading comprehensive field service management software company.

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