2018 Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) Leadership Forum
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Argyle Executive Forum is bringing together leading InfoSec, IT, and Risk executives for our annual CISO Forum 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 2018. With an agenda geared specifically towards leaders in InfoSec, IT and Risk, topics discussed 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
- Building a workforce for the future of InfoSec - attaining, training, and retaining talent through in-demand skillset development and mentoring opportunities
Our keynote presentations, fireside chats, panel sessions and networking breaks will encourage candid discussions with your peers focused on these topics and more. We look to hosting you alongside our community of Fortune 500 CISO leaders hailing from Georgia and beyond!
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This event will feature insights from top executives, including:
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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.
Medac View Bio »
Speaker bio coming soon...
Ricoh USA, Inc. 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 23-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 Co-Chair for the Governing Body leadership board with Evanta, and a member of 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.
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.
8:00am - 9:00am Networking breakfast and registration
Take the time to get to know the fellow attendees, speakers and sponsors that you will be sharing the day with. Continental breakfast with coffee, tea and juices will be served.
9:00am - 1:00pm Morning sessionsOur speakers share their expertise on hot topics and challenge areas through various presentation styles. Keynotes, panels and fireside chats will be broken up by networking breaks.
1:00pm - 2:00pm Lunch
Enjoy a healthy buffet lunch and networking time.
2:00pm - 4:30pm Afternoon sessions
Our speakers will share their expertise on hot topics and challenge areas through various presentation styles. Sessions will be broken up by one afternoon coffee and snack break.
4:30pm - 6:00pm Cocktail reception
Wrap up the day with a cocktail (or a few!) and hors d'Oeuvres. Head home with new connections and a notebook full of key takeaways to implement back at the office.
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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