One World Trade Center. PHOTO: Cybercrime Magazine.

First Annual CISO Convene At 1 World Trade Center In New York City

F500 and G2000 Chief Information Security Officers were invited to a one-of-a-kind social gathering and media event   Sponsored by Fortinet

– From the Editors at Cybersecurity Ventures

Northport, N.Y. – Jan. 10, 2019

How often do you have 30 chief information security officers (CISOs) from Fortune 500 and Global 2000 companies together in one room to discuss ransomware, legal issues, talent and recruitment, and best practices?  

Cybercrime Magazine’s inaugural CISO Convene event was the first of its kind; the exclusive gathering is the latest of our Ask The CISO” series, providing a unique opportunity for CISOs to demonstrate thought leadership on a variety of important topics.  

We went on location to the Conde Nast offices at One World Trade Center in New York City on Thurs. Dec. 13, 2018, to film one-on-one interviews with CISOs, as well as two exclusive Roundtable Discussions, and some inspiring talks by the cybersecurity industry leaders. The event was sponsored by Fortinet, an American multinational corporation headquartered in Sunnyvale, California.  



THOUGHT LEADERSHIP ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS

Talent and the Workforce: How do you recruit and train the best cybersecurity talent with over 3.5 million unfilled jobs in the industry? See what these 5 experts have to say. Aileen Alexander co-founded and co-leads Korn Ferry’s Global Cybersecurity Practice. She is a thought leader on security and leadership through the talent lens and has appeared in various media outlets and as a speaker on the topic. She talks to CISOs Jason Witty (U.S. Bancorp), Stephen Fridakis (HBO), Shamla Naidoo (IBM), and David Hahn (Hearst) about challenges in recruitment for the workforce going into 2019. Cybercrime Magazine’s inaugural CISO Convene event on Dec. 13, 2018, was the first of its kind; the exclusive gathering is the latest of the “Ask The CISO” series, providing a unique opportunity for CISOs to demonstrate thought leadership on a variety of important topics.



Ransomware: one of the most costly and talked-about cybersecurity threats today. We get to the bottom of the challenge with 4 top minds in the industry. Theresa Payton, the first female to serve as White House CIO — when she oversaw IT operations for the president and his staff from 2006 to 2008 – is one of the nation’s leading experts in cybersecurity and IT strategy. She has been featured as the deputy director of Intelligence Operations in CBS’ hit show, Hunted. Theresa has more than 20 years of experience in the banking sector and is a trusted advisor to CEOs and Boards. Theresa sits with CISOs Dr. Jay (Xerox), Phil Quade (Fortinet), and Ram Chennamsetty (IBM) to talk about ransomware.



GUEST SPEAKERS

Cybercrime Magazine has invited several special guest speakers to give short 15-minute talks on topics of particular interest to CISOs periodically throughout the evening.



Phil Quade is CISO at Fortinet and has more than three decades of cybersecurity and networking experience working across foreign, government, and commercial industry sectors at the National Security Agency (NSA) and U.S. Senate. Prior to Fortinet, Phil was the NSA director’s special assistant for cyber and chief of the NSA Cyber Task Force, with responsibility for the White House relationship in cyber. Previously, Phil also served as the chief operating officer of the Information Assurance Directorate at the NSA, managing day-to-day operations, strategy, and relationships in cybersecurity.

Theresa Payton, the first female to serve as White House CIO — when she oversaw IT operations for the president and his staff from 2006 to 2008 – is one of the nation’s leading experts in cybersecurity and IT strategy. She has been featured as the deputy director of Intelligence Operations in CBS’ hit show, Hunted. Theresa has more than 20 years of experience in the banking sector and is a trusted advisor to CEOs and Boards.

Bob Ackerman is founder and managing director at AllegisCyber, the first venture capital firm to focus 100 percent on cybersecurity investing. In addition to partnering with entrepreneurs to build companies from ideas, he teaches New Venture Finance in the MBA program at the University of California Berkeley and serves on an advisory board at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business on Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Bob has been an expert source and speaker on cybersecurity for The Wall Street Journal, Cybercrime Magazine, and numerous other media outlets.

Aileen Alexander co-founded and co-leads Korn Ferry’s Global Cybersecurity Practice. She is a thought leader on security and leadership through the talent lens and has appeared in various media outlets and as a speaker on the topic.  Previously, she served as a policy advisor on the Committee on Armed Services in the U.S. House of Representatives and at the Department of Defense, as a presidential management fellow in the Office of the Secretary of Defense. She started her career on active duty in the U.S. Army as a Signal Corps officer.

Sylvia Acevedo, a lifelong Girl Scout, STEM champ, and advocate for girls and youth education, is the CEO of Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA). Sylvia grew up in rural New Mexico, where the Girl Scouts nourished a love for math and science in her that would culminate in a career as a rocket scientist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, engineer, and award-winning STEM entrepreneur. Sylvia is the catalyst for the introduction of 18 new Cybersecurity badges, enabling Girls Scouts of all ages to explore opportunities in STEM while developing problem-solving and leadership skills.

Rebecca Hughes Parker is an attorney and global editor-in-chief for The Cybersecurity Law Report, an information service that provides business analysis of critical legal issues related to the cybersecurity, data protection and data privacy challenges facing entities across industries. The Cybersecurity Law Report is a part of Acuris, a leading provider of business intelligence and research with 700+ reporters, analysts and developers covering financial markets throughout Europe, Asia and America. Rebecca is a subject matter expert and thought leader on cybersecurity law.

Dr. Jay, Ph.D., is the CISO for Xerox and the former Deputy CIO for the White House. She has spent more than 11 years as an adjunct faculty member for several well-respected universities, and 6 years as a cryptologic engineer at the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD). Dr. Jay is a dynamic presenter and well-respected global thought leader.

ASK THE CISO

If you are interested in participating in ourAsk The CISO” series and would like to book time for an extended interview in our studio in Northport, N.Y. (Long Island), or at our space in New York City, then please reach out to us at info@cybersecurityventures.com.

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