Talk Descriptions:

Cloud Ballroom

9:45 AM – 10:30 AM

Opening Keynote

Your Budget is a Horse’s Ass

Ira Winkler

I have contended that the biggest problem is cybersecurity is that CISOs get the budgets they deserve, not the budgets they need. The problem is that generally cybersecurity executives have not learned how to make cost benefit based justifications for their budgets and it leaves them with some modified budget from the prior year. By incorporating business principles, cyber risk quantification, vulnerability management, and several other sciences, they can learn to deserve the budget that they need, and be able to make decisions on the optimization of their budgets.

Cloud Ballroom

11:00 AM – 11:45 AM

Cybersecurity Leaders Panel: Beyond AI:  Effective Tools and Techniques for Security Leaders

Moderator: Jimmy Sanders
Panelists: James Nelson, Ty Sbano

As companies grapple with abundant technological change, it may be hard for leaders to wade through the techno jargon and concentrate on what matters to the business. This panel will address the ever changing landscape and focus on techniques and ideas to deliver effective security leadership.

Cloud Ballroom

1:00 PM – 1:45 PM

Changing Expectations for Security Leadership

Joe Sullivan

With the case against Joe Sullivan for his role related to a security incident at Uber and the newer case against the head of security at SolarWinds constantly in the security media headlines, some have speculated that there is too much risk for individuals to step into security leadership roles. Despite what he has been through personally, Joe disagrees. During this talk, Joe will, through the lens of his case, look at the risks and opportunities that come with the increased expectations now being placed on security teams. He believes that the next generation of security leaders can learn from the past how to navigate these risks, build better relationships between the private and public sector, and embrace the opportunity to rise to even higher levels of leadership in our organizations, where they will best be able to protect all the people who use technology to make their daily lives better.

Cloud Ballroom

1:50 PM – 2:35 PM

CISO-CIO Panel: Are You on the Front Lines of the Ever-Shifting Cyber War?

Moderator: Richard Greenberg
Panelists: Edward Frye, Yash Kosaraju, John Donovan, Rupa Parameswaran

Join this exclusive panel discussion where industry-leading Cybersecurity Leaders share their war stories, insights, and strategies for fortifying your organization’s defenses. This isn’t a typical vendor pitch fest as at other events. This is a candid conversation designed to equip you with actionable strategies. Harness the power of collaboration by networking with your peers, share best practices, and forge valuable connections with other security leaders facing similar challenges.

This panel discussion is for you if:

  • You’re a security leader hungry for real-world insights.
  • You’re seeking fresh perspectives on navigating the ever-complex cyber threat landscape.
  • You’re eager to build a more robust and resilient security posture.
  • You want to connect and collaborate with fellow CISOs facing similar challenges.

Don’t miss this opportunity to gain the insights and strategies you need to stay ahead of the curve. Apply today!

Cloud Ballroom

2:55 PM – 4:00 PM

Roundtable: Navigating Security, Privacy, and Governance Challenges in AI: The Impact of Generative Models and Large Language Models

Roundtable Leader: Brian Koref
The use of AI and especially it’s application in the Generative space and wild usage of Large Language Models comes with new sets of security, privacy and governance risks and considerations for employee acceptable use, integration into products and use by your supply chain.

Cloud Ballroom

2:55 PM – 4:00 PM

Roundtable: The Intersection of AI and Cybercrime: Navigating the Future Landscape

Roundtable Leader: Joseph Pochron
As artificial intelligence (AI) continues to advance at a rapid pace, its potential impact on cybercrime cannot be overstated. From automated attacks to intelligent evasion techniques, AI presents both opportunities and challenges in the realm of cybersecurity. In this roundtable discussion, we will delve into the evolving landscape of cybercrime in the age of AI and explore strategies for defense and mitigation.

Cloud Ballroom

2:55 PM – 4:00 PM

Roundtable: Ethical Dilemmas with AI-Driven Cybersecurity

Roundtable Leader: Melissa Goldate
Artificial intelligence is transforming the cyber security landscape, with emerging threats that are increasingly sophisticated – such as the mainstreaming of AI-driven disinformation campaigns that target our elections – as well as groundbreaking innovations for detecting and responding to cyber attacks.

However, these AI-driven innovations in cyber defense are accompanied by significant ethical concerns over data privacy and surveillance, algorithmic bias and discriminatory outcomes, accountability and decisionmaking questions, transparency challenges due to the “black box” nature of many AI models, and economic impact due to job displacement.

We will explore these emerging threats and defenses, and then focus on the ethical dilemmas that leaders face and frameworks for addressing this previously unchartered territory.

Cloud Ballroom

2:55 PM – 4:00 PM

Roundtable: Keeping Up With Changing User Access to Systems

Roundtable Leader: Divya Tated
In today’s hybrid environments, managing user access effectively becomes crucial, especially when dealing with scenarios where users need to be temporarily suspended from accessing systems. How do you ensure that all user access has been terminated from all accounts once a user has left the company? Are you using a third-party tool or a full-fledged IAM solution? What about managing system accounts that have elevated access privileges? In light of these considerations, having a well-defined and structured process for handling user access, especially during suspensions or leaves, is vital for ensuring system security and uninterrupted user access to essential resources.

Cloud Ballroom

4:05 PM – 4:50 PM

Information Sharing, AI and Privacy

Adriana Antunes Winkler

Explore the intersection of technology and privacy and dive deep into the balance between innovation and individual rights, understanding how AI can be harnessed for safe and secure information sharing without compromising privacy. A discussion about digital ethics, data protection and privacy.

Cloud Ballroom

5:10 PM – 5:55 PM

Live recording of David Spark’s CISO Series Podcast

David Spark
Guests: Mike Johnson, T.C. Niedzialkowski
Hosted by David Spark, this live audience recording of the CISO Series Podcast promises to deliver everything you expect: an entertaining, informative, and fun-packed show. Our conversations will cover security issues, vendor collaboration, staffing, and everyone’s favorite game, “What’s Worse?!” Additionally, we’ll be taking audience questions. Join us for a guaranteed great time!