Monday, June 27, 2022
5:00 PM
Tuesday, June 28, 2022
9:00 AM

Building Your CISO Security Skillset
Although the fundamentals of security remain the same, every industry has a unique set of security skills that CISOs must learn when they change industries. In this session, Ricardo Lafosse shares how he improved operational technology security at The Kraft Heinz Company and how security leaders can apply their skillset to accomplish complex security goals.

Ricardo Lafosse
9:30 AM

Presented by:

9:40 AM
Julie Myerholtz
10:10 AM
10:40 AM

The Future of Cloud Security Programs
As organizations refine their approach to cloud security, CISOs must balance their team’s technology investment against the potential risks. During this mainstage session, Chicago’s most experienced security leaders discuss the future of cloud security programs, including how to build a scalable security program, maximize the value of cloud security spend, and work with the business to retain business agility.

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11:30 AM

Defining an Identity Access Roadmap
Identity access management is a critical element of security program innovation today, but it is only one part of network security. In this session, join senior security leaders from across Chicago to discuss implementing a holistic network security plan. The conversation will address next generation technology, modern onboarding and offboarding best practices, and people centric security.

Julie Myerholtz

Why Your Board Presentation Sucks (And How to Fix It)
Most CISOs struggle with their Board presentations, and it shows. We get it; it’s not easy trying to distill nebulous cyber risk into a compelling, defendable, and understandable narrative to a non-technical audience. In this very interactive Boardroom session, Arlan McMillan and a panel of experienced security communicators will first discuss strategies for building your deck and then take examples from the audience and politely critique them. Bring your presentation, and we’ll tell you why it sucks and how to fix it!

Presented by:

Marc Varner

Improving the Consistency of End Point Security
When a single overlooked or misconfigured end point can result in an incident, as the case in many recent, high-profile examples, security teams must improve the consistency of their end point strategy. Join this highly collaborative session to discuss the business relationships, processes, and tooling security leaders need to improve their organization’s end point strategy.  

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12:15 PM
1:15 PM

Security Automation Playbook
Automation is a goal most security teams hope to achieve but figuring out how to implement automation can be both costly and confusing. In this session, join senior security leaders to have a highly collaborative and interactive breakdown on what makes an automation playbook successful. This session will address: upskilling staff, building better automation processes, and improving automation technology tools.

Ricardo Lafosse Victor Hsiang

Proactive Security Leadership: Vulnerability Management
A security program is only as good as your organization’s ability to collect, share, and act on the right information. This highly interactive session brings together Chicago’s most experienced security leaders to discuss processes and technology best practices that have helped improve their program’s ability to more proactively address vulnerability and risk.

Presented by:

Richard Rushing

Topic Pending
We are currently working with Leadership Board Members to secure discussion leader and topic recommendations. Check back soon for confirmed session details. 

2:00 PM
2:30 PM

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2:40 PM

Driving Digital Transformation Across Departments
Digital transformation is a critical project for the modern, agile business. Cybersecurity executives must advise the business on the evolving risks without impeding the development of innovative technology across the business. In this session, the CISO and CDIO of Cushman & Wakefield discuss how they partnered to improve their organization’s digital footprint while ensuring security remains central to the business. 

Presented by:

Erik Hart Salumeh Companieh
3:10 PM
3:20 PM

Adversity is a Permanent State
In the last two years, security teams rapidly implemented or upscaled their processes and technology to ensure the business would succeed in the face of unforeseen adversity.  In this session, Marc Varner shares how to bring that momentum forward to build more agile security programs, retain staff, and communicate more effectively.

Presented by:

Marc Varner
4:00 PM