2017 Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) Leadership Forum
Why You Should Attend!#ArgyleCISO
Argyle Forum is bringing together leading InfoSec, IT, and Risk executives for our annual CISO Summit in Atlanta. Throughout a full day of content and networking, we will focus on the most pressing issues that InfoSec professionals are facing moving into 2017, with an agenda geared specifically towards CISOs, CSOs, Security VPs, and Directors in a leadership role. Topics will include:
- Properly preparing for an inevitable multi-cloud future - fully and securely embracing the cloud
- Strategizing recovery plans and solutions from an organizational cyberattack – transitioning from recovery to resilience
- Discovering emerging security capabilities and how leading organizations are managing the adoption process
- Exploring new ways to secure the mobile network, particularly when traditional security measures are no longer effective
- Understanding how emerging regulatory changes will impact global business operations, and how to best prepare
- Proactive procedures: Conducting comprehensive and regular information security risk assessments
- Building a workforce for the future of InfoSec - attaining, training, and retaining talent through in-demand skillset development and mentoring opportunities
Our keynote addresses, fireside chats, and panel sessions, and interactive group discussions will give you the perspective and actionable takeaways that only a room of the best minds in Atlanta can provide. Speakers at our 2016 Atlanta Forums included Randy Marchany, CISO at Virginia Tech; John Martin, CIO at Georgia Department of Natural Resources; Tim Callahan, SVP, Global Chief Security Officer at Aflac; Jay Ferro, CIO at American Cancer Society; Gene Scriven, Chief Information Security Officer at ACI Worldwide; Ed Peters, Deputy Chief Information Officer at the City of Atlanta Government; and more.
We look forward to bringing together another fantastic faculty in 2017, and to hosting you alongside our community of Fortune 500 CISO leaders hailing from Atlanta and beyond.
This event will feature insights from top executives, including:
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The Coca-Cola Company View Bio »
Katherine Fithen has been a leader in information security for more than 20 years. She is currently the Chief Privacy Officer and Director of Governance & Compliance at
The Coca-Cola Company. Prior to joining The Coca-Cola Company in 2002, Katherine was the Senior Manager of the CSIRT Program at PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP, and prior to pwc, the Manager of the CERT®. Katherine has earned a Bachelor of Arts in Retail Management, a Master of Arts in Personnel Management, and a Master of Science in Information Science.
Katherine is on several advisory boards for privacy and security. In August 2015, Katherine was listed as one of “Women in IT Security: 10 Power Players” (http://www.scmagazine.com/women-in-it-security-10-power-players/article/421364/4/)
American Cancer Society View Bio »
James Baird is the Vice President, IT Security & Compliance at the American Cancer Society. In his role, Baird leads the logical security capabilities for the company which includes intrusion detection, data loss prevention, edge and internal firewall configuration and architecture, event management and response, vulnerability management, application security, security risk management, and compliance management.
Baird is an accomplished, well-rounded technology and information security program management leader with over 24 years of progressive experience building business partnerships and managing secure IT operations in the private and public sectors. Prior to joining ACS, Baird served at the Vice President or Director level primarily in the financial sector, with security management and leadership opportunities at credit card providers, credit card processors, payment processors, and in the Default Services and REO industry. Baird holds a Master of Science in Information Assurance from degree Capital Technology University and the CISSP, CISM, ISO27001 Lead Implementer, NSA IAM, NSA IEM, ITILF, and other industry certifications.
Samford University View Bio »
John has over 33 years of Information Technology experience. For the last 13 years he has focused his efforts in the Information Security realm.
He holds a Master of Science degree in Information Security and Assurance from Western Governors University. He also holds C|CISO and CISSP certifications. John is active in several Information Security organizations including ISSA (Senior Member), Infragard, Higher Ed Southeastern Round Table and Treasury Institute.
John is currently the Chief Information Security Officer at Samford University in Birmingham AL. Samford is a 175 year old Christian University that has 5,500 students and 1,200 faculty and staff.
Some of his accomplishments include IDS/IPS/SIEM implementation, Laptop Full Disk Encryption, Email Encryption, Centralized Logging, developing a Governance, Risk and Compliance Framework and is currently piloting 2 factor authentication.
Georgia Department of Public Health View Bio »
Tamika Bass is an Information Security professional with extensive experience in information security. Her expertise includes assessing and mitigating risk, analyzing impacts, business continuity and disaster recovery planning. Tamika focuses on building cohesive relationships with all levels of staff, management, and suppliers. She holds a Master in Business Administration and a Master in Information Systems Management. She is an adjunct professor and is a Certified Information Security Auditor (CISA). Tamika is also certified in Risk and Information Security Controls (CRISC) and a Certified Business Continuity Planner (CBCP).
Aflac View Bio »
Tim joined Aflac in April 2014 and is responsible for the Aflac Global Security Program, which includes technology risk management, physical asset protection, the information security program, threat and vulnerability management, cybersecurity operations, information technology compliance, security engineering, crisis management, business resiliency and disaster recovery. He is responsible for the protection and availability of the information assets for the world’s leading provider of supplemental and voluntary insurance. He leads various security and risk committees and structures to help business partners accelerate in a safe and sound manner, while protecting Aflac clients.
Prior to Aflac, Tim was senior vice president, business continuity and information assurance, at SunTrust Bank. In this position, Tim was responsible for SunTrust’s corporate threat and vulnerability management, information security monitoring and investigation, business resumption, incident response/crisis management, technology risk project office, records and information management programs.
Prior to SunTrust, Tim served as first vice president, technology risk management, and chief information security officer, at Peoples United Bank in Bridgeport, Connecticut. During his tenure, Tim also served on the State of Connecticut Judicial Committee on Identity Theft to assist in building requirements for protecting sensitive personal information introduced into the judiciary through legal actions.
Tim was a career military professional serving in leadership positions throughout his 23-year career. In his final assignment, Tim was the program manager for a command risk management function at one of the U.S. Air Force’s Major Command Headquarters.
Tim is a recognized industry thought leader, with awards that include: Evanta’s 2015 CISO Top 10 Breakaway Leader Award; 2009 Information Security Executive of the Year - Northeast People’s Choice Award; 2007 Digital ID World Industry Award; 2006 Information Security Executive of the Year - Southeast People’s Choice Award; and 2006 Digital ID World Industry Award. He is a certified information systems security professional, a certified information security manager, a certified project manager, and is certified in risk and information systems control. Tim holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of the State of New York.
Cox Enterprises View Bio »
Mark Dawson, serves as assistant vice president of information services for Cox Enterprises, Inc., one of the nation's leading media companies and providers of automotive services.
Since joining Cox in 1997, Dawson has lead several IT implementations and currently leads the group responsible for maintaining and supporting enterprise software programs, electronic decision tools and internet applications. Dawson works closely with department heads and executive management to analyze, design, and develop software solutions to support the organization’s business needs.
Prior to joining Cox, Dawson worked as a consultant with EDS and Project Management Services, Inc. supporting systems implementation projects for several Fortune 500 companies.
He is a member of the Society for Information Management, and the Information Technology Senior Management Forum. He serves as a board member of The Furniture Bank of Metro Atlanta, The Jackie Robinson West Little League of Chicago, he is also a member of the Metro Atlanta’s Chamber of Commerce’s Technology Leadership Council.
Dawson earned a bachelor's degree in computer science from Jackson State University.
Elavon View Bio »
Over 35 years of experience in providing Executive Level management in the area Information Technology field as a CIO, CSO, and CISO.
Mark started his working career in the Army and retired as a Colonel (select). At the pinnacle of Mark’s career he was nominated and selection to work at the White House as the CIO/CISO equivalent, supporting President Clinton, the VP, the White House Staff, and the U.S. Secret Service managing all the classified automation and telecommunications.
Since retiring from the Army, Mark has held several executive positions; CIO/CSO for World Airways/Global Areo Logistics (US largest long haul charter airline), Deputy CIO of Global Operations/CISO for InterCall/West (World’s largest conferencing company), CISO for TravelClick (SAS in the hospitality space), Acting/Interim CISO for the Georgia Lottery and NCR.
Currently Mark is the AVP, Cyber Risk Remediation and Project Management for US Bank/Elavon – Elavon is one of the top five Credit Card processor in the world.
Arby's Restaurant Group View Bio »
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University of Alabama at Birmingham View Bio »
Nazmul Islam is the Chief Information Officer for the Department of Medicine (DOM) at The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). Islam is responsible for the overall operation and strategic planning of DOM IT. Islam has over 20 years of experience and has been the driving force for the transformational change of DOM IT. Islam serves on various executive level committees and is well versed in higher-ed healthcare IT. Islam has built a team and an infrastructure that gained both local and nationwide prominence. Islam is regularly invited to speak at reputable universities and conferences (Pink Elephant, EDUCAUSE, and Gartner).
Ricoh View Bio »
David Levine is Vice President of Information Security & CISO for Ricoh USA, Inc. In this role, he has responsibility for operational security, security policy, access management, eDiscovery and litigation support and HIPPA Compliance. Levine chairs Ricoh’s Security Advisory Councils and HIPPA Board of Directors, leads Ricoh’s Global Virtual Security team and is routinely engaged in customer opportunities to discuss risk and security.
Levine has held a wide and diverse variety of positions during his 21-year tenure with the company, including IT engineering, project management, vendor management, Six Sigma and Technology Infrastructure and End User Services leadership, giving him a great perspective on technology, the business and security.
Levine is a member of Corporate Executive Boards Information Risk Leadership Council, Forrester Research’s Security & Risk Leadership Board and the FBI’s InfraGard Program. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Information Systems with minors in Computer Science and Business from Eckerd College.
Lookout View Bio »
Kevin Mahaffey is co-founder and CTO of Lookout. He began building (and breaking) software at eight years old and it has been a love affair ever since. In 2007, Kevin and his co-founders started Lookout with the mission of making smartphones and tablets secure and trustworthy for individuals and enterprises. Today Lookout protects tens of millions of individuals and many large enterprises around the world from mobile threats. In his spare time, Kevin is an active investor, kitesurfer, photographer, and snowboarder.
Genuine Parts View Bio »
David Nagel is Senior Director for Cyber Security at Genuine Parts Company. In this role, David is responsible for leading and overseeing enterprise-wide security in choosing, deploying and managing security solutions. David has responsibility for operational security, compliance activities and policy for the global cybersecurity posture.
David has 16 years of experience in the security field ranging from operations, engineering and executive risk management. David achieved a Bachelor of Arts degree from Virginia Military Institute and completion in the Georgia Tech Cybersecurity executive leadership course.
WestRock Company View Bio »
Wayne Proctor joined WestRock July 18, 2016 as the Vice President of Information Security, were he accountability for the global information security program.
Wayne has led corporate information security programs, since 1999, for a variety of companies including: FleetCor, UPS, Bank of the West, First Data USA, Certegy and BellSouth International.
Prior to moving into information security, he worked for ten years as a project leader responsible for starting IT departments for international cellular phone startups in countries including: Australia, New Zealand, Germany, India, India, Israel, Holland, Brazil and Guatemala.
Wayne is a nationally-recognized information security professional. He is an active member of several information security organizations including: ISACA, ISSA, ISC2, InfraGard. He is currently a member of the ISSA CISO Executive Advisory Board and has been named a Fellow of the ISSA, the world’s largest Information Security industry group. He has earned certifications as a security, risk management and auditing professional. He received a BS in Computer Science in 1988 and his MBA in 2008.
Vera View Bio »
Grant is Vice President of Marketing at Vera, where he’s focused on helping global businesses secure and share critical information with customers and partners. An expert in trusted collaboration, enterprise SaaS, and demand generation, Grant has helped brands like Fidelity Investments, UPS, USAA, and Viacom design and deliver elegant, intuitive, and useful solutions to their customers and employees. With over fifteen years of experience in marketing strategy, positioning and product design, Grant has built highly efficient product and marketing teams at Box, Microsoft and Tellme Networks, with a focus on unique positioning and rich customer-driven storytelling. Grant received his B.A. in History from Stanford University.
CloudPassage View Bio »
Carson Sweet is co-founder and chief technology officer for CloudPassage. As founding CEO, Carson led the team that created Halo, the patented security platform that changes the way enterprises achieve infrastructure protection and compliance. Carson's information security career spans three decades and includes a broad range of entrepreneurial, management and hands-on technology experience. Carson and his teams have created groundbreaking security solutions across a range of industries and public sectors, with heavy focus on including financial services, federal government, and high-tech. Carson focuses on long-term product, technology, and business strategy as CloudPassage expands market share through existing and emerging cloud security solutions. He also serves as chairman of the CloudPassage board of directors.
Vidder View Bio »
Speaker bio coming soon...
SunTrust Bank View Bio »
John Whitcomb currently manages the Security Intelligence & Response organization at SunTrust bank, with responsibilities that include incident response, vulnerability management, and digital forensics. John served in the U.S. Army in a military intelligence role for the early part of his career before moving into cyber security consulting in the private sector. Currently, John enjoys contributing to strategic planning and driving operational maturity and transformation across security operations, as well as helping to build and grow talent within the organization.
Cylance View Bio »
Corey White serves as the Vice President of Worldwide Consulting and ThreatZERO Services at Cylance. He leads the strategic growth of prevention-based consulting services for both private and public sector organizations across the company’s international locations. Cylance Consulting drives business outcomes for customers and partners through six practice areas led by distinguished experts in Industrial Control Systems, Red Team Services, Incident Containment and Forensics, IoT and Embedded Systems Security, ThreatZERO Services, and Training.
Corey is a proven security industry veteran backed by more than twenty years of success managing security practices and consulting teams, and delivering on strategic projects as well as tactical assessments, penetration tests, and incident response engagements. His work encompasses virtually every industry sector, including defense, technology, government, critical infrastructure, automotive, finance, healthcare, and manufacturing. Corey has a deep technical background, which has allowed him to deliver and oversee technical assessments, incident response engagements, strategic planning, and risk assessments.
Corey joined Cylance in 2012 from Foundstone & McAfee/Intel Professional Services where he was the Director of Consulting responsible for all aspects of the business for the Southwest Region.
• A proven ability to increase revenue, build strong teams, launch new service offerings, and improve customer satisfaction and loyalty
• Managed and mentored large consulting teams with varied experience levels from interns to senior management staff members
• Consulted at hundreds of organizations and several while in the midst of some of the world’s largest global security incidents
• An active member of the broader security community, actively participating and speaking at industry conferences and events
Education, Certifications and Training
• B.B.A. in Computer Information Systems from the University of Louisiana at Monroe
• Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP)
• Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)
8:00am – 9:00am Breakfast
9:00am – 9:10am Argyle Executive Forum Opening Remarks
9:10am – 9:45am Keynote Presentation featuring The Coca-Cola Company: "Security, Privacy, and Business Partnership"
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In order to enable businesses, Security, Privacy, and Business functions must partner. And in order to partner, they must speak in commonly-understood terms. This means that we must speak in non-technology “geek speak” to help our business partners understand so that they can make well-informed decisions. Often the Security, Privacy, and Business functions are in different parts of the company, so this requires cross-function collaboration. And with so much focus on privacy and security, our business partners must understand the requirements and how we align with those requirements, and how alignment in security and privacy enables their business.
We will talk about who to engage, and various ways to engage our partners, and some questions to ask and answer.
Chief Privacy Officer
The Coca-Cola Company
9:45am – 10:05am Thought Leadership Spotlight featuring CloudPassage: "Dissecting the Security Impact of Agile I.T."
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Today's enterprise business leaders demand speed and flexibility in technology delivery. Application development has been decentralized in most enterprises, now scattered across dozens or more independent technology teams. Adoption of cloud infrastructure, agile application development, containerization, devops, on-demand technology delivery, and other agility-oriented technologies enable this trend. While a plus for business units, security and compliance functions are often disrupted dramatically by never before seen levels of distribution, speed, and autonomy in application development and delivery. In this session, Carson Sweet (Founder & CTO of CloudPassage) will discuss trends, challenges, and strategic foundations for evolving security to harmonize with this now-unstoppable evolution in I.T. delivery.
Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer
10:05am – 10:30am Networking Break
10:30am – 10:35am Session Introduction featuring Lookout
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Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer
10:35am – 11:20am Panel Discussion: “Combatting Malvertising, Ransomware & Other Cyber Threats”
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Session topics include, but are not limited:
- Recent ransomware and malvertising developments
- How the most at-risk industries are responding
- Pinpointing top weaknesses that increase risk
- Detecting and combatting advanced threats
- The transformation of the CISO in relation to cyber threats
Vice President, Information Security
Chief Information Security Officer
Chief Information Officer (Department of Medicine)
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Group Vice President, Security Intelligence and Response
Vice President, Worldwide Consulting Services
11:20am – 11:40am Networking Break
11:40am – 11:45am Session Introduction featuring Vidder
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Regional Manager, Enterprise Security Solutions
11:45am – 12:20pm Keynote Presentation featuring Aflac: “The CISO Role in Public Policy"
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Have you ever seen testimony before congress or regulators discussing cyber security, but the person giving testimony or being questioned doesn’t seem qualified? These leaders are somehow considered experts, but have no practical street cred within the cyber security community. Further, have you wondered how these so-called experts have gotten there? This session is about these concerns and what role the CISO should have within the public debate.
SVP, Global Chief Security Officer
12:20pm – 12:40pm Thought Leadership Spotlight featuring Vera: "Why is the Future of Security Data-centric?"
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Today, we’re dealing with the challenges of a collapsing perimeter and an explosion of escape vectors for data. What might the next set of challenges for security professionals and startups look like? Join Grant Shirk, Vice President at Vera for a discussion on the future of cyber security and the ramifications for how we protect the confidentiality and integrity of our most critical data.
Vice President of Marketing
12:40pm – 1:40pm Lunch
1:40pm – 2:15pm Fireside Chat featuring Ricoh: “The Growing Influence of DevOps”
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Join David Levine, Chief Information Security Officer and Vice President, Information Security of Ricoh USA, Inc., in an engaging discussion on the growing influence of DevOps. He’ll examine the transformation of the IT delivery landscape and team collaboration, how to address key challenges and manage security in the age of DevOps, and transforming InfoSec’s role within the organization and maximizing DevOps’ ROI.
Chief Information Security Officer & Vice President, Information Security
Senior Director of Enterprise CyberSecurity
2:20pm – 3:05pm Panel Discussion: “Securing and Closing the Gap on IT Talent”
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Session topics include, but are not limited to:
- Laying the groundwork for IT & HR to collaborate in your business
- Best practices and lessons learned for establishing this collaborative relationship
- Partnering with different functions outside of IT to develop the skills of existing teams
- Addressing training and development challenges for these new skills
- Creating organizational changes around employee engagement to create long-term development of talent and align business objectives
- Efforts impacting retention rate
- Hiring differently with regards to the millennial generation
- Organizations adapting to better accommodate millennials in terms of the tools that they expect
Head of Information Security
Arby's Restaurant Group
Chief Information Security Officer
Georgia Department of Public Health
Vice President, IT Security & Compliance
American Cancer Society
3:05pm – 3:20pm Networking Break
3:20pm – 3:55pm Keynote Presentation featuring U.S. Bank/Evalon: "“Information Security at the White House in the 1990’s”"
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I was the CIO/CISO equivalent for President Clinton at the White House and had to deal with pre-Y2K Information Security and Information Technology. Security and Technology sure has changed over the last twenty years or has it? I would argue that good Information Security practices are still the same and really have not changed over the last twenty years. Why is that? What lessons can we learn by looking back at ourselves twenty years ago?
Assistant Vice President, Cyber Risk Remediation and Project Management
3:55pm – 4:05pm Closing Remarks featuring Argyle Host Katherine Fithen:
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Chief Privacy Officer
The Coca-Cola Company
4:05pm – 5:05pm Closing Reception
What will be discussed? Explore security hot topics and challenge areas such as:
Security and innovation
Evaluate what technologies will have the biggest impact on the business world in the year ahead, and reflect on the reality of IT security becoming a business enabler. Our speakers will discuss:
- Tracking the improvement of wireless networks
- Choosing the best devices to support internally
- Cutting costs through cloud technology
- Taking stock of risks imposed by the mobile channel
Building an Effective Security Strategy
Review the major changes the field of IT has experienced over the past few years, the driving forces behind them, and the barriers they present. Get briefed on:
- Driving long-term business initiatives
- Overcoming barriers to a solid mobile strategy
- Aligning risk management with business priorities
- Developing a successful incident response plan for security incidents
The Evolution of IT
Discuss the importance of having accurate information on customers and prospects in real time, and how the rise of apps, data management tools and practices like hosting have added made the business of protecting enterprise information more complex. Gain insight into:
- Enriching the customer experience with real-time data
- Staying alert to prevent theft of data and/or funds
- Overcoming barriers to implementing multichannel integration
- Evaluating security risks mobile devices present and how to respond
Transparency and security
Define how the concepts of identity and access management are building and shaping new security perimeters, and hear how successful organizations are managing identities in applications. Learn how top CIOs and CISOs are:
- Lowering costs and risks related to security
- Achieving success through data management
- Defining the key benefits of SSO
- Protecting enterprise data across the organization
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