All Summits and Symposium qualify for CPE Credits.

New York Spring 2019 AGENDA

7:15am – 8:35am

8:35am – 8:50am
Registration Opens with a Breakfast Buffet and Networking in the Sponsor Pavilion

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Mary Lou Heastings
Executive Alliance Inc.

8:50am – 9:05am

The High Stakes of Security
Richard Warner 
Summit Moderator

If there is anything that unifies CISOs, change is the one constant. The focus is on the rapid evolution of the security industry, the rising tide of visibility on security organizations, and the high stakes at play in terms of cyber threats.

9:05am – 9:25am

Innovating for the Future

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Joshua Walfish 
Head of Enterprise Test Services Tools, Group CIO Safety & Soundness
Deutsche Bank


As security executives look to the future, there will need to be more focus on technologies that increase visibility into threats, offset limited personnel resources, and provide feedback to help determine next steps. These technologies are part of the entire life cycle from implementation to monitoring and response.  In this session, Josh Walfish, with Deutsche Bank, will share his insights into some of the significant technologies he believes will help the industry in the future, the challenges ahead and where he expects to see some quick wins.

9:25am – 9:55am
Network Data, Powering the Modern SOC

Chris Lehman
Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Channel
ExtraHop, Platinum Sponsor


Two pillars of a successful and proactive SOC are threat hunting and incident response. The use of network traffic analysis can help improve performance in these two areas, if you can trust the data. This session will explain how attackers can hide and misuse logs, agents, and standard security tools, and demonstrate effective approaches for countering their actions using network traffic analysis, passive monitoring, and real-time forensic data.

What you will learn by attending this session:

  • Understanding of current attack practices including abuse of legitimate traffic and encryption
  • Ways hunters remain hidden from attackers to avoid your Counter IR maneuvers
  • Ideas for making analysts faster and more effective at validating, investigating, and responding to threats.
  • Options for empowering cross-training and on-the-job training to increase analyst skills
  • Clarity on how to gain visibility into cloud and encrypted traffic

9:55am – 10:30am

Break and Networking in the Sponsor Pavilion

10:30am – 11:05am

Cybersecurity Incident Response and Privacy Challenges Beyond the Headlines


Judith Germano 
Founder, Germano Law LLC
Professor/Distinguished Fellow, NYU Center for Cybersecurity; Adjunct Professor, NYU School of Law


 Judith Germano will speak on the nuances, challenges and trends pertaining to cybersecurity incident response and privacy challenges and will provide a fresh perspective beyond the headlines- as well as best practices, helpful takeaways and potential solutions. 

Judith is a nationally recognized thought leader and advisor on cybersecurity governance and privacy issues. A former federal prosecutor for 11 years and founder of Germano Law LLC, Judi counsels public and privately-­‐held organizations on cybersecurity and privacy matters, and represents companies and individuals on issues relating to fraud and other financial crimes and regulatory compliance.


11:05am – 11:35am

Browsers – The Ultimate Attack Surface

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Lior Dolphin 
Director, Innovative Technologies
Symantec, Platinum Sponsor


Browser-based attacks are the primary vector leveraged by attackers to gain access to corporate networks. Existing preventative technologies, including Secure Web Gateways, can provide excellent security controls for controlling access to ‘Known Good’ and ‘Known Bad’ websites. These technologies, however, fall short of protecting users from uncategorized, miscategorized, or compromised ‘Known Good’ websites. This is the industry gap being addressed via Web isolation.

11:35am – 11:55am

The X Factor in an “A” Team
Melissa Murphy 
Head of U.S. Regulatory Technology

Mindset…this team knows it can deliver.  What does it take to find and build a team that is invested, persistent, and knows how to overcome major challenges thrown its way? In an interview setting, Melissa will share her insights into the traits that make up “A” team members, why they are great problem solvers, and how to keep these employees motivated and challenged.  

With more than 88,000 employees, Scotiabank is the third largest bank in Canada and serves more than 25 million customers around the world. 

11:55am – 12:15pm

Security Around Your Cloud Challenges


Chip Crane 
Cloud and CyberSecurity Executive
IBM, Gold Sponsor


Adoption of cloud continues to surge, yet, according to a survey of cybersecurity professionals conducted by Crowd Research Partners, an overwhelming 91% say they are extremely to moderately concerned about public cloud security. In this session, Chip will we address this real concern to help organizations confidently take advantage of the benefits of cloud for their business transformation initiatives.

12:15pm – 12:25pm

What’s Next?

This Interactive polling session with executives in attendance. focuses on priorities, execution and adding value.

12:25pm – 12:45pm 
 IAM Governance for Cloud Adoption

Charlie Jacco

Principal, Cyber Security Services

KPMG, Gold Sponsor


In this session, Charlie will share insights into how to protect and enable your business with a holistic approach to risk and governance. Cyber risk is no longer an IT-led problem, and as businesses move through rapid change and digital transformation, it is imperative to rethink how cyber risk is governed and managed across the entire enterprise.

12:45pm – 1:50pm

Lunch and Networking

1:50pm – 2:10pm

Senior Management’s Toughest Questions

In an interactive polling session, executives in attendance will weigh in on what their senior team is asking and holding them accountable for.

2:10pm – 2:20pm

Six Major Trends Affecting the Future of Cybersecurity


Winston Lalgee

Strategic Accounts

Check Point Software, Silver Sponsor


Based on their research, Winston Lalgee, with Check Point, will focus on some of the key trends they believe will impact the future of cybersecurity.

2:20pm – 2:45pm 

Spotlight: The Future Disruptors

What types of companies and technologies will emerge in the near future to provide potential answers to some of today’s toughest challenges for a security organization?
2:45pm – 2:55pm 
Enabling Organizations and Technology

Mike Liska

 Regional Sales Manager

Okta, Silver Sponsor

The boom isn’t slowing down anytime soon…IDC predicts the cloud software market will be $152B by 2020 — almost double what it is today.  How do you anticipate new waves of technology, such as machine learning and adaptive authentication, and build them into your roadmap? This session will highlight ways to keep pace with the rate of innovation by enabling you to connect any user to any technology, anywhere.
2:55pm – 3:30pm

Break and Networking

3:30pm – 4:45pm

Executive Roundtable Discussions

Facilitated by security executives, breakout sessions with your peers on topics determined by attendees during registration.


coming soon

Topic #1: “Securing the Enterprise of the Future” 

Hari Shah 
Chief Information Security Officer



Topic #2: “Developing Talent for the Future”

Diana Balan 
Vice President, Global Privacy
JPMorgan Chase



Topic #3: “Zero Trust Security Model”

Jim Moran 
Chief Information Security Officer
Educational Testing Service



Topic #4: “Security Analytics & Threat Intelligence”

Nick Viviano
VP, Infrastructure Risk Management



Topic #5: “Measuring Security as a Business Value”

Christine Whalley
Director, Information Security

Barnard College

4:35pm – 4:45pm 
Closing Remarks
4:45pm – 5:45pm 

Reception and Networking with Prize Drawings