Why You Should Attend!

Argyle Forum is bringing together leading InfoSec, IT, and Risk executives for our annual CISO Summit in Dallas. Throughout a full day of content and networking, we will focus on the most pressing issues that InfoSec professionals are facing today, 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
  • Strategizing recovery plans and solutions from an organizational cyberattack
  • Emerging security capabilities and how leading organizations are managing the adoption process
  • Exploring new means to secure the mobile network
  • Understanding how emerging regulatory changes will impact global business operations
  • Building a proactive culture with regards to information security risk assessments
  • 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 Texas can provide.

We look forward to bringing together another fantastic audience in 2018, and to hosting you alongside our community of Fortune 500 CISO leaders hailing from the heart of Texas and beyond.

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This event will feature insights from top executives, including:

If you'd like to recommend a speaker, please email Natasha Guzman at nguzman@argyleforum.com.

Bill Daley Head, Info Security & Risk Mgmt
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Ronald Mehring Vice President, Technology and Security
Texas Health Resources
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Scot Miller VP, Chief Information Security Officer
HMS Employer Solutions
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Russell Okoth VP, IT Risk
Mr. Cooper
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Andy Ulrich Head of Security, Americas
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Frosty Walker Chief Information Security Officer
Texas Education Agency
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  • 8:00am - 9:00am Breakfast
  • 9:10am – 9:45am Keynote Presentation featuring Ericsson
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    Andy Ulrich
    Head of Security, Americas

  • 9:45am – 10:05am Thought Leadership Spotlight featuring HID Global
  • 10:05am – 10:30am Networking Break
  • 10:30am – 11:20am Panel Discussion: Security Innovation: Unifying Proactive & Reactive Strategies
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    Session topics include, but are not limited to:

    • What are some insider threats that are top of mind for you at your organization?
    • How do you pinpoint top weaknesses that increase risk within the company?
    • Discuss the importance of implementing both a proactive & reactive strategy within your organization?
    • How do you drive innovation while mitigating risk, ensuring continuous compliance & maintaining security?
    • How do you leverage tools like the cloud to promote efficiency while maintaining a secure digital environment?
    • What are primary threats to the business in the cloud, and what practices & controls are necessary for compliance?
    • What’s the best method to plan and prevent insider threats and cyberattacks?
    • How do you balance demands that are potential threats to corporate data within your organization

  • 11:20am – 11:40am Thought Leadership Spotlight featuring Trend Micro
  • 11:40am – 12:00pm Networking Break
  • 12:00pm – 12:45pm Panel Discussion: Redefining Cyber Resilience for Email
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    Session topics include, but are not limited to:

    • Does your organization have a back-up plan if your email system goes down from cyber-attacks, human error or technical failure?
    • How is your organization tracking outages and ensuring that you engage your vendors with the right language in the contract to cover your organization?
    • If a system outage occurs, what are some best practices to respond in the most efficient way from a technical perspective?
    • Who within my organization do you need to brief prior to, during and after an outage occurs?

  • 12:45pm – 1:05pm Thought Leadership Spotlight featuring Lookout
  • 1:05pm – 2:05pm Lunch
  • 2:05pm – 2:50pm Panel Discussion: Women in Information Security: Breaking the Digital Ceiling
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    Session topics include, but are not limited to:

    • Describe your career journey and your personal experience in your previous and current role in the industry. 
    • In your experience, how have you seen women break down barriers in regards to challenges in your department and organization?
    • If we understood and valued more of the right skills needed in today’s environment, would that naturally translate to more women in Infosec?
    • How are you partnering with HR and other departments in efforts to bring in more women into InfoSec?
    • What advice do you have for the audience to increase the number of women working and holding management positions in InfoSec?

  • 2:50pm – 3:05pm Networking Break
  • 3:05pm – 3:40pm Keynote Presentation TBA
  • 3:40pm – 4:15pm Keynote Presentation TBA
  • 4:15pm – 4:20pm Closing Remarks featuring Argyle Host
  • 4:20pm – 5:20pm 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

Still have questions? We have answers.

I want to attend, but what if I'm unsure of my schedule and need to cancel my participation?

Just let us know. We understand that schedules change! However, we always have a waiting list for this event, and if you don't cancel, we will assume you are still attending and your spot will go unused. If you must, cancel at least 48 hours prior to the event to make room for others!

What if I can't be OOO for a whole day, or need to come late?

We have wifi and private rooms available for attendees to take calls and spend some quiet time on emails, as well as access to printing. Have a morning meeting you can't miss? No problem. This event was designed for busy executives - we get it.

I'd like to bring some colleagues. Do I need to register them online?

Events are more fun with friends, and we'd be happy to host your team. You can have them register online, or send us their names, titles and email addresses and we will take care of it for you! request a pass.

I don't see the event venue listed. Where will the meeting be held?

To maintain exclusivity, we don't release the venue address until the registration process has been completed. All logistical details will be shared once you have requested a pass and been approved.

The "2018 Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) Leadership Forum: Fall Event" in Dallas is proudly sponsored by:

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Traveling for the event? Stay at one of our recommended hotels nearby:

Please note the below is the preferred hotel of Argyle Executive Forum. Please specify that you are part of the Argyle group when booking sleeping rooms in order to receive a discounted rate of $189 per night, taxes not included. For details on where the event will take place, please contact your Argyle relationship manager.


The Fairmont Dallas

1717 N Akard St.
Dallas, TX 75201
Telephone: (800) 441-1414