Chief Information Security Officer

1 Day Meeting

2019 CISO Leadership Forum: Security 3.0 - Shifting to Automation

Chicago, IL - May 08, 2019


Digital transformation and the ability to handle data at speed and scale is disrupting IT sectors across all organizations – and security is no exception. At the center of this transformation, leaders have been tasked with not only enabling transformation, but also developing advanced strategies and programs to protect their organizations from existing and emerging threats. Modern IT and security executives are guiding their executive team into the digital era by fostering innovation to stay a step ahead of the competition. 

The Argyle CISO Leadership Forum will dive into the insights, techniques, and technologies that organizations deploy to shield themselves against an ever-increasing array of threats, with an emphasis on advanced threat defense, endpoint protection, cloud security, security analytics and intelligence, data protection, and emerging trends in identity and access management. In collaboration with our Argyle Influencers CISO Advisory Board, we have designed an agenda that will touch on: 

  • Building relationships and trust by strengthening GDPR compliance
  • Managing and communicating today’s enterprise and organizational threats
  • Building a proactive culture with regards to information security risk assessments
  • Exploring new means to secure the mobile network
  • Shifting to automation for security
  • The next generation CISO – redefining what is possible for the enterprise
  • Attaining, training, and retaining talent through in-demand skillset development and mentoring opportunities

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Sean Nealon

Director, Cyber Security Architecture and Operations

General Growth Properties

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Eric Poole

Assistant Director, Information Security

Federal Home Loan Bank Of Chicago

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Shayla Treadwell

Sr. Manager, Information Security

Discover Financial Services

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Michael Welch

Chief Information Security Officer

OSI Group


This event will feature insights from top executives, including

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8:00am - 9:00am
9:00am - 9:10am
Argyle Opening Remarks
9:10am - 9:45am
Keynote Presentation: "Keep your Head in the Cloud: Next Steps with Automation & Security"

Automation is at top of mind for leading executives. Now that organizations have progressed passed cloud migration, leaders are looking for where to go next. While public, private, and hybrid cloud all have their benefits and challenges, the one factor that remains the same is the need for data protection.  Join us in our opening keynote presentation as we explore the next steps in securing cloud computing and automation.

  • Tools and processes used in best practices to leverage cloud automation efforts
  • Locking down automation application for public, private and hybrid environments
  • Developing stable architecture for best implementation of automation security practices
  • Overcoming common challenges faced when restructuring cloud security
9:50am - 10:20am
Table Talk

We will present highlights and key findings from our pre-event insights survey to share with you the challenges, pain points and decision-making behaviors shared among your peers.

10:20am - 10:40am
Thought Leadership Presentation featuring ServiceNow
10:40am - 11:10am
Networking Break
11:10am - 11:55am
Panel Discussion: "Security Innovation: Unifying Proactive & Reactive"

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?


Sean Nealon
Director, Cyber Security Architecture and Operations
General Growth Properties

Eric Poole
Assistant Director, Information Securit
Federal Home Loan Bank Of Chicago

11:55am - 12:15pm
Networking Break
12:15pm - 1:00pm
Panel Discussion: "The CISOs Evolving Role in Risk Management"

Session topics include, but are not limited to:

  • What responsibilities should CISOs have in regards to risk management in the organization? Would you say this is a big concern for your organization?
  • How are you proactively protecting data from both internal and external threats?
  • How are you ensuring that your data lake can support ingestion of relevant data at the right frequency and speed?
  • How do you continuously ensure system monitoring? What process do you put in place for identifying and repairing any vulnerabilities?
  • How are you allowing stakeholders to interact with the information in a way that’s tailored to their needs?
  • Where should CISOs put their energy in risk management?
  • How valuable are risk management frameworks?


Shayla Treadwell
Sr. Manager, Information Security
Discover Financial Services

1:00pm - 2:00pm
2:00pm - 2:35pm
Keynote Presentation: "The Non-Digital Side of Security Transformation"

With all the attention being placed on digital transformation in security, organizations can’t lose sight of the most important element in any business successful transformation: the human asset. To adequately mitigate risks to their data and infrastructure, companies must build situational awareness, enhance response speed and increase efficiency, all while reducing the overall cost of prevention and response. This can only be accomplished by breaking the traditional model of segregating security teams from others, and embedding security functions into all operational teams. This shift can be disruptive to the company initially, as cultural and organizational changes must occur, but ultimately leads to a safer and more efficient enterprise.

2:40pm - 3:25pm
Roundtable Discussion: "Creating a High Performing Cyber Security Culture"

A common misconception among leaders is that their organization’s cyber security is a reliant on technology. What businesses don’t realize is that high performing security is actually falling on the people and the culture. Join us as we discuss the shift in focus from technology to operations, and how leaders are developing best practice for providing a better understand of cyber security to their organization.

Topics Include:

  • How a lack of understanding for cyber security contributes to data breaches 
  • Best training practices among your security team and the organization
  • Tactics hackers employ to exploit human error
  • Adding diversity to your cyber security team to innovate the thinking process  
3:30pm - 4:05pm
Fireside Chat: "Redefining Cyber Resilience for Email"

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?
4:05pm - 4:10pm
Argyle Closing Remarks
4:10pm - 5:10pm
Closing Reception
*Schedule and timing is subject to change


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