CISO Houston Summit | Sept. 5, 2019 | Houston, TX, USA

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Keynote Presentation

Visionary speaker presents to entire audience on key issues, challenges and business opportunities

Keynote Presentations give attending delegates the opportunity to hear from leading voices in the industry. These presentations feature relevant topics and issues aligned with the speaker's experience and expertise, selected by the speaker in concert with the summit's Content Committee." title="Keynote Presentations give attending delegates the opportunity to hear from leading voices in the industry. These presentations feature relevant topics and issues aligned with the speaker's experience and expertise, selected by the speaker in concert with the summit's Content Committee.

Executive Visions

Panel moderated by Master of Ceremonies and headed by four executives discussing critical business topics

Executive Visions sessions are panel discussions that enable in-depth exchanges on critical business topics. Led by a moderator, these sessions encourage attending executives to address industry challenges and gain insight through interaction with expert panel members." title="Executive Visions sessions are panel discussions that enable in-depth exchanges on critical business topics. Led by a moderator, these sessions encourage attending executives to address industry challenges and gain insight through interaction with expert panel members.

Thought Leadership

Solution provider-led session giving high-level overview of opportunities

Led by an executive from the vendor community, Thought Leadership sessions provide comprehensive overviews of current business concerns, offering strategies and solutions for success. This is a unique opportunity to access the perspective of a leading member of the vendor community." title="Led by an executive from the vendor community, Thought Leadership sessions provide comprehensive overviews of current business concerns, offering strategies and solutions for success. This is a unique opportunity to access the perspective of a leading member of the vendor community.

Think Tank

End user-led session in boardroom style, focusing on best practices

Think Tanks are interactive sessions that place delegates in lively discussion and debate. Sessions admit only 15-20 participants at a time to ensure an intimate environment in which delegates can engage each other and have their voices heard." title="Think Tanks are interactive sessions that place delegates in lively discussion and debate. Sessions admit only 15-20 participants at a time to ensure an intimate environment in which delegates can engage each other and have their voices heard.

Roundtable

Interactive session led by a moderator, focused on industry issue

Led by an industry analyst, expert or a member of the vendor community, Roundtables are open-forum sessions with strategic guidance. Attending delegates gather to collaborate on common issues and challenges within a format that allows them to get things done." title="Led by an industry analyst, expert or a member of the vendor community, Roundtables are open-forum sessions with strategic guidance. Attending delegates gather to collaborate on common issues and challenges within a format that allows them to get things done.

Case Study

Overview of recent project successes and failures

Case Studies allow attending executives to hear compelling stories about implementations and projects, emphasizing best practices and lessons learned. Presentations are immediately followed by Q&A sessions." title="Case Studies allow attending executives to hear compelling stories about implementations and projects, emphasizing best practices and lessons learned. Presentations are immediately followed by Q&A sessions.

Focus Group

Discussion of business drivers within a particular industry area

Focus Groups allow executives to discuss business drivers within particular industry areas. These sessions allow attendees to isolate specific issues and work through them. Presentations last 15-20 minutes and are followed by Q&A sessions." title="Focus Groups allow executives to discuss business drivers within particular industry areas. These sessions allow attendees to isolate specific issues and work through them. Presentations last 15-20 minutes and are followed by Q&A sessions.

Analyst Q&A Session

Moderator-led coverage of the latest industry research

Q&A sessions cover the latest industry research, allowing attendees to gain insight on topics of interest through questions directed to a leading industry analyst." title="Q&A sessions cover the latest industry research, allowing attendees to gain insight on topics of interest through questions directed to a leading industry analyst.

Vendor Showcase

Several brief, pointed overviews of the newest solutions and services

Taking the form of three 10-minute elevator pitches by attending vendors, these sessions provide a concise and pointed overview of the latest solutions and services aligned with attendee needs and preferences." title="Taking the form of three 10-minute elevator pitches by attending vendors, these sessions provide a concise and pointed overview of the latest solutions and services aligned with attendee needs and preferences.

Executive Exchange

Pre-determined, one-on-one interaction revolving around solutions of interest

Executive Exchanges offer one-on-one interaction between executives and vendors. This is an opportunity for both parties to make key business contacts, ask direct questions and get the answers they need. Session content is prearranged and based on mutual interest." title="Executive Exchanges offer one-on-one interaction between executives and vendors. This is an opportunity for both parties to make key business contacts, ask direct questions and get the answers they need. Session content is prearranged and based on mutual interest.

Open Forum Luncheon

Informal discussions on pre-determined topics

Led by a moderator, Open Forum Luncheons offer attendees informal, yet focused discussions on current industry topics and trends over lunch." title="Led by a moderator, Open Forum Luncheons offer attendees informal, yet focused discussions on current industry topics and trends over lunch.

Networking Session

Unique activities at once relaxing, enjoyable and productive

Networking opportunities take various unique forms, merging enjoyable and relaxing activities with an environment conducive to in-depth conversation. These gatherings allow attendees to wind down between sessions and one-on-one meetings, while still furthering discussions and being productive." title="Networking opportunities take various unique forms, merging enjoyable and relaxing activities with an environment conducive to in-depth conversation. These gatherings allow attendees to wind down between sessions and one-on-one meetings, while still furthering discussions and being productive.

 

Thursday, September 5, 2019 - CISO Houston Summit

7:30 am - 8:10 am

Registration & Networking Breakfast

 

8:15 am - 8:25 am

Welcome Address & Opening Remarks

 

8:25 am - 8:55 am

Keynote Presentation

Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning Session with IBM

The session will cover the updates in the field of Artificial Intelligence & Deep Learning using cognitive solutions mostly on Modern Data Platforms and IBM PowerAI, and Power Systems. The goal is to help folks catch up with/refresh core data science concepts most relevant to AI. And optionally, get familiarity with H2O.ai, Data Science Experience, and IBM's AI suite. We will start with data science concepts, then work towards building a simple Deep Learning/Neural Network/Model example. Moreover, we will cover mostly Data Visualization, Machine Learning, Model building, and Exploratory Data Analysis at this session.

 

9:00 am - 9:25 am

Executive Exchange

 

Thought Leadership

The Connected Worker & the Enterprise of Things

The smartphone is the primary communication and computing device for many of today's consumers. This dependency on mobile devices will translate into a majority of enterprise computing outside of traditional PC computing. This will have the greatest impact with on campus (non-office-based) and off campus mobile workers who are becoming increasingly connected by rich real time communications powered by mobile applications running on wearable devices such as smart glasses. The rise of IoT in the enterprise, or the Enterprise of Things, will allow these workers to instantly connect with assets in the field to gain immediate understanding of the situation around them. 

This session will explore the impact that these connected workers and endpoints will have on your enterprise and its ability to drive growth. Attendees will also learn security concerns that come with these new tools and how to best address them.

 

9:30 am - 9:55 am

Executive Exchange

 

Thought Leadership

Digital Transformation: Architecting Your Digital Platform at the Edge

The digital economy is forcing enterprises to transform how they connect customers, partners, employees and operations. Today's market leaders credit their speed and business advantages to their digital platform. Equinix will discuss how an Interconnection Oriented Architecture (IOATM) with a step-by-step playbook can redefine the edge - which is where to localize delivery of cloud-supported services to your customers, employees and partners - and architect your digital platform.

 

10:00 am - 10:25 am

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

How Cognitive Computing Will Impact CyberSecurity & Critical Infrastructure

Employees are consumers of digital technologies such as IoT, AR and VR. The plethora of mobile devices has enabled them to work where they want and when they want which has raised the bar on employee expectations for tools and capabilities from their employers. In order for companies to retain the best and get the most out of their employees, it is vital to design and continually update the digital workplace. We will discuss the current trends as well as share case studies of successful digital workplace implementations including how to deal with the inherent security risks of expanded accessibility to company resources.

Takeaways:

  1. Highly skilled employees will demand a mobile and efficient workplace.  
  2. Keeping these skilled employees fully engaged and passionate about your company is critical to achieving the desired Digital Transformation.

 

10:30 am - 10:55 am

Executive Exchange

 

Executive Boardroom

Finding the Right Security Partner: The Difference Between MSSP & MDR

In today's world of increasing cyber threats, selecting the best security partner for your organization can be challenging. With innovative services such as Managed Detection and Response changing the way organizations respond to threats, it is important to understand the difference between traditional MSSPs and MDR providers. This presentation will focus on the realities of using MSSP technologies versus MDR and provide selection recommendation guidelines for CISOs.

Takeaways: 

  1. Vendors can respond to incidents proactively or reactively 
  2. Not all MDR vendors are the same 
  3. Use a proof of concept to authenticate vendor claims 
  4. Validate the vendors regulatory experience

Executive Boardroom

Something Old, Something New: 2018 Attack Overview

So far, the 2018 security threat landscape has yielded a combination of tried and true techniques like ransomware (look at the attack that crippled the city of Atlanta in March) and relatively new methods like supply chain attacks (Delta Airlines, Best Buy, Sears and Kmart all suffered one in April). What other attack methods are adversaries likely to turn to this year? Attend this talk for an overview of the 2018 threat landscape from the perspective of Cybereason's analysts and learn how organizations can defend against these threats.

 

10:55 am - 11:05 am

Morning Networking Coffee Break

 

11:10 am - 11:35 am

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

CIO's Got Talent: Finding, Growing & Retaining the Best People

While new technology and solutions can help CIOs make more, faster and better decisions for an organization, nothing will take the place of a highly talented workforce. CIOs need to be great recruiters of talent but even more importantly growing the skills and capabilities of their team providing engaging and challenging opportunities for people. Competitive compensation is important for retaining great talent but so is a work environment where individual growth and development are front of mind and not an after thought. 

Takeaways: 

  1. Highly skilled employees want an environment where they can grow their skills and feel appropriately challenged. 
  2. Finding the best people, inside and outside of your company, and then providing a path to individual excellence is a key responsibility of CIOs.

 

11:40 am - 12:05 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Thought Leadership

Knowing Is Half the Battle - Protecting Applications & Their Sensitive Data

Application security testing tools scan your code to reveal the long lists of known vulnerabilities, but not all are remediated before the next release-even with mature secure software development practices. Enterprises resort to using theoretical levels of criticality - not actual risks-to prioritize which accumulated vulnerabilities to fix and in what order. Many vulnerabilities often undergo an exception process and make it into protocol.  

A real-time, embedded solution like Prevoty's runtime application self-protection RASP changes the game completely. Prevoty places an automated security mechanism at the front of the line - directly in the application's operating environment - to immediately lower risk and act as a compensating control at runtime. 

As such, Prevoty-enabled enterprises see 98%+ of their known vulnerabilities mitigated instantly, reducing backlogs and expediting an otherwise cumbersome release process. Prevoty RASP detects live production attacks and generates real-time security event longs and reports. Security teams can then correlate pre production vulnerability scan results with Prevoty's runtime attack logs to go back, remediate based on actual risk - not just hypothetical threats. The result? Improved forensics.

 

12:10 pm - 12:35 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Thought Leadership

Accelerating Digital Transformation with Collaborative Communications

Digital transformation is about meeting the needs of today's modern business. The new workforce is increasingly mobile, global and distributed and is putting requirements on companies to support their on-the-go lifestyle. Discover how building a cloud ecosystem of integrated applications drives the speed, agility and data insights you need to generate meaningful business outcomes. With the right solutions in place, you can empower employees to work anytime, anywhere and on any device using the modality of their choice - whether online chat, video meetings or voice communications.

 

12:40 pm - 1:25 pm

Networking Luncheon

 

1:30 pm - 1:55 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Thought Leadership

Data Security, Cloud, Access Controls & Regulations: What's Ahead for 2018?

The business engine runs on the fuel of massive data, now found everywhere and threatened by dark actors while coming under more and more compliance mandates that also threaten the business with significant fines. 

Digital Security Central To Enterprise Strategy & Threat Landscape 

  1. Data is now everywhere - on-prem, cloud, contained by third parties.
  2. Cloud has its challenges and only partially mitigates risk.
  3. Recent (2017) breaches - analysis.
  4. New and emerging regulations now pose a "threat" to the business with mandates that contain teeth and businesses are not ready.
  5. It is really all about the data now, isn't it? The mandates are written around data security, privacy and consent.  

Access Controls 

  1. What does the emerging threat landscape look like?
  2. One of the key issues allowing these threats to take place is a broken data model. 

Governance & Regulations 

  1. GDPR, NY CRR - Broad Impacts (not technical)
  2. Address compliance/build around risk (Why the regulations exist in the first place)
  3. What are the basics?

 

2:00 pm - 2:25 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

Enterprise Architecture & Culture: Two Key Ingredients for Digital Transformation Success

Digital transformation is quite the buzzphrase these days and why shouldn't it be? With the increased velocity and volatility going on in and around organizations - much of it due to technological disruptions - companies realize that they must adapt, or else. In this new fast-paced environment, established organizations are the digital immigrants - learning new ways to operate and compete with new players born in the digital age. Incumbent firms have size and a mature brand on their side, but are finding digital efforts very difficult. In this session, we discuss how having a focus on enterprise architecture an organizational culture can increase your company's odds of success.

 

2:30 pm - 2:55 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Executive Boardroom

IT & OT Cyber Security: Different Sides of the Same Coin

The diversity in manufacturing makes it difficult to define and adopt an industry wide security framework. Additionally, IT and OT operations have historically operated independently from each other, creating a challenge for manufacturers to assess their specific cyber security risk. The challenge will become even more complex as the connectivity of information and operational technologies increase, providing new opportunities for cyber criminals to target - and breach - manufacturing organizations. It is critical for manufacturers to consider vulnerabilities in both information and operational technologies in order to implement effective risk management strategies and to better understand the impact of a cyber attack on their infrastructure or a data breach specific to their business. 

Takeaways: 

  1. Share successes and challenges in assessing cyber security risk across IT and OT operations. 
  2. Discuss the use of scenario planning and impact analysis in development of a risk management strategy. 
  3. The importance of threat intelligence to active cyber defense.

 

2:55 pm - 3:05 pm

Afternoon Networking Coffee Break

 

3:10 pm - 3:35 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

CISO's Got Talent: Finding, Growing & Retaining the Best People

While new technology and solutions can help CIOs and CISOs make more, faster and better decisions for an organization, nothing will take the place of a highly talented workforce. CIO and CISOs need to be great recruiters of talent but even more importantly growing the skills and capabilities of their team providing engaging and challenging opportunities for people. Competitive compensation is important for retaining great talent but so is a work environment where individual growth and development are front of mind and not an after thought.  

Takeaways:

  1. Highly skilled employees want an environment where they can grow their skills and feel appropriately challenged 
  2. Finding the best people, inside and outside of your company, and then providing a path to individual excellence is a key responsibility of CIOs

 

3:40 pm - 4:05 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

Securing the Human Factor

The biggest fear is not the technology, it is the mistakes made by the people using the technology that could potentially lead to a cyberattack. The majority of IT security executives agree that an employee carelessly falling victim to a phishing scam is the most likely cause of a security breach. How do we guard against human error without limiting employee efficiency and productivity?

Takeaways:

  1. Technology enables companies, especially start-ups with no legacy infrastructure, to disrupt industries overnight.
  2. CIOs and CISOs need to lead their companies in ways that disrupt before they are disrupted by others.

 

4:10 pm - 4:50 pm

Executive Visions

CIOs/CISOs as the Consummate Communicator

It is also changing the role of the CIO and CISO to be a business leader and internal sales leader for transformation. CIOs are now responsible for communicating strategies and recommendations to CxOs, boards and key stakeholders within a company. Join us, during lunch, for a passionate panel discussion with your peers as they share how they are successfully communicating internally to accomplish the company's goals.

Takeaways:

  1. CIOs must be great communicators, not only with their teams, but the rest of the organization
  2. CIOs must learn the best ways to communicate clarity and urgency with Boards and CXOs

 

4:50 pm - 6:00 pm

Summit Happy Hour