Why You Should Attend!



Argyle Executive Forum is bringing together leading InfoSec, IT, and Risk executives for our annual CISO Forum in San Francisco. 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 San Francisco and beyond!

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.

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Eloy Avila US CTO
Darktrace
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Gopal Bhat VP, Technology Operations and IT (CIO)
ebates
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Ed Cabrera Chief Cybersecurity Officer
Trend Micro
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Auston Davis Chief Information Security Officer
Stanford Children’s Health
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Mark Dayson Senior Advisory Solutions Architect
ServiceNow
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Michael Duff CISO
Stanford University
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Stephen Frethem Senior Systems Engineer
Varonis
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Matt Hollcraft Chief Cyber Risk Officer, Office of the General Counsel
Maxim Integrated Products
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Michael Makstman CISO
City and County of San Francisco
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Wesley McPherson Research Director
Info-Tech Research Group
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Wido Menhardt VP Clinical Informatics
Beckman Coulter
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Scott Nichols Director, Global Product Privacy and Security
Beckman Coulter
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Shahin Pirooz CTO
DataEndure
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Josh Stella CEO
Fugue
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Selim Stiti SVP and Chief Information Security Officer
Mechanics Bank
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Hemanta Swain Sr. Director and Information Security Officer
TiVo
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  • 8:00am - 9:00am Breakfast
  • 9:00am - 9:10am Argyle Opening Remarks featuring Argyle Host
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    Scott Nichols
    Director, Global Product Privacy and Security
    Beckman Coulter

  • 9:10am – 9:45am Keynote Presentation featuring Stanford Children’s Health: "Automated Response in a resource strapped World "
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    This presentation will focus on discussing practical use cases wherein automation/scripting has been implemented to respond to realized and potential threats.

    Auston Davis
    CISO
    Stanford Children’s Health

  • 9:45am – 10:05am Thought Leadership Spotlight featuring TrendMicro: "The Ever-Evolving Threat Landscape – Reducing Risk from Cybercrime to Cyber Espionage"
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    The threat landscape is constantly evolving from global ransomware outbreaks such as WannaCry and Notpetya to international cyberespionage campaigns distilling cyber propaganda such as Pawn Storm/APT28. Learn what makes these attacks successful to better understand how you need to defend your networks, data and users. Only by having a deep understanding of the threats you face and the vulnerabilities you have, can you successfully reduce the risk your organizations face.

    Ed Cabrera
    Chief Cybersecurity Officer
    Trend Micro

  • 10:05am – 10:30am Networking Break
  • 10:30am – 11:20am Panel Discussion: "Security Innovation: Unifying Proactive & Reactive"
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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

    Moderator: 

    Scott Nichols
    Director, Global Product Privacy and Security
    Beckman Coulter

    Panelists:

    Stephen Frethem
    Senior Systems Engineer
    Varonis

    Matt Hollcraft
    Chief Cyber Risk Officer, Office of the General Counsel
    Maxim Integrated Products

    Shahin Pirooz
    CTO
    DataEndure

    Hemanta Swain
    Sr. Director and Information Security Officer
    TiVo

  • 11:20am – 11:40am Thought Leadership Spotlight featuring Service Now
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    Mark Dayson
    Senior Advisory Solutions Architect 
    ServiceNow

  • 11:40am – 12:00pm Networking Break
  • 12:00pm – 12:50pm Panel Discussion: “Hacking the Boardroom”
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    Session topics will include but are not limited to:

    • Top emerging risks stemming from the Cloud
    • Methods to proactively understand and manage threats/risks in real time in the Cloud
    • Enabling efficiency and productivity through reliable security best-practices
    • Compellingly communicating security concepts to the executive team
    • Best practices for cross department collaboration and education
    • What does it mean when we claim the internet has been “weaponized”
    • What are your top 3 predictions for what we should guard against?
    • Should I really be concerned about nation state sponsored cyber-attacks?
    • It seems cyber-attacks are increasing in frequency, but also in the massive damage they cause. It seems we’re losing the battle. Comments?
    • What are the most significant areas for cyber-security vendors to protect?

    Moderator: 

    Auston Davis
    CISO
    Stanford Children’s Health

    Panelists:

    Eloy Avila
    US CTO
    Darktrace 

    Gopal Bhat
    Vice President of Technology Operations and CISO 
    Ebates

    Josh Stella
    CEO
    Fugue

    Selim Stiti
    SVP and Chief Information Security Officer
    Mechanics Bank

  • 12:50pm – 1:10pm Thought Leadership Spotlight featuring InfoTech: “Security Scientists: Applying Scientific Mindset to Measuring your Security Program"
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    Every security professional is being asked “are we secure?” This is an inherently flawed question and not the right question that should be asked. There is immense pressure from Boards, CEOs, regulators, and customers on security leaders to effectively manage, measure and communicate what their security program is doing. In this co-presentation by Info-Tech Research Group and Colorado Springs, you will learn what are things that can be measured and how. In specific the cons, pros and use cases of security assessments, vulnerability assessments, penetration tests, and security audits will be explored. In addition to measurement methodologies, road mapping and communication tactics will be discussed to ensure that once you know where you are you can do something about.

    Wesley McPherson
    Research Director
    Info-Tech Research Group

  • 1:10pm – 2:10pm Lunch
  • 2:10pm – 2:45pm Keynote Session featuring Stanford University: "Going Passwordless @ Stanford"
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    In realizing our long-term vision of strong user authentication coupled with endpoint security posture enforcement at Stanford, we are now deploying the final component: client certificates that identify both the user and the device. We'll explain the underlying systems, while highlighting the lessons we learned along our five year journey. You'll hear a rare story of dramatically improving security and user experience simultaneously, and will learn how you can replicate this success.

    Michael Duff
    CISO
    Stanford University

  • 2:45pm – 3:00pm Networking Break
  • 3:00pm – 3:35pm Keynote Presentation featuring Beckman Coulter: "Taking healthcare apps into the cloud – overcoming concerns about privacy, security, availability…"
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    In many verticals, the cloud has enabled companies to reduce cost of ownership and increase time to market. In healthcare, however, there are organizational concerns about privacy (PHI), security (data breaches), availability (eg for mission critical devices) and general regulatory compliance. In this talk we will describe some of these concerns, and how we were able to address them using deep voice-of-customer, specific guidance documents from the FDA, and an enhanced privacy and security posture and strategy.

    Wido Menhardt
    VP Clinical Informatics
    Beckman Coulter

    *This session will be off the record.

  • 3:35pm – 4:10pm Keynote Presentation featuring City and County of San Francisco: "Beyond the Workplace – Cybersecurity Awareness for the City"
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    Should cybersecurity awareness and cyber-safe practices be reserved only for city workers? Does the mission of the cybersecurity team stop at the doors of City offices? These questions fuel an extension of the mission for San Francisco cybersecurity team. As digital technology transforms the way City residents, visitors and business interact with City services, cyber safety becomes a central issue in people’s daily lives.

    In his key note address, Mike Makstman provides an overview of how the City cybersecurity team is extending cybersecurity mission, and how cybersecurity professionals can contribute to ensuring that all people in the City know how to be safe in our new, digital world.

    Michael Makstman
    CISO
    City and County of San Francisco

  • 4:10pm – 4:15pm Argyle Closing Remarks
  • 4:15pm – 5:15pm 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!

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.

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

The below hotels are recommended by Argyle Executive Forum. Please note that we do not have a corporate rate. For details on where the event will take place, please contact your Argyle relationship manager.

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Hotel Nikko


222 Mason St.
San Francisco, CA 94102
Telephone: (415) 394-1111
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InterContinental San Francisco


888 Howard St
San Francisco, CA 94103
Telephone: (415) 616-6500
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JW Marriott San Francisco Union Square


515 Mason St
San Francisco, CA 94102
Telephone: (415) 771-8600
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