Women in Technology Hall of Famer to Speak on Cyber Security at CISO Summit U.S.

Pioneering Thought Leader, Cheemin Bo-Linn, to Lead Energizing Think Tank at National Summit

cheeminWe are pleased to announce Cheemin Bo-Linn, President & CEO, Peritus Partners to lead as Think Tank keynote speaker at CISO Summit U.S. 2016. The Summit will take place from November 6-8th, 2016 and will be held at the Hotel Palomar in Phoenix, AZ.

Dr. Bo-Linn has served in C-suite, President, and Board of Director roles related to both technology and the application of technology to drive global competitiveness and cost effective operations. Under her leadership, she had responsibility for managing some of the largest global data centers, leading digital transformation and marketing for customer acquisition and loyalty, accelerating mobile applications, and addressing cyber security.

Dr. Bo-Linn, a former IBM VP, was recently the 2015 inductee into the “Women in Technology Hall of Fame”, a program supported since the administration of Presidents Clinton, Bush, and Obama. She will lead an enlivening Think Tank on “Millennial Cyber Security for Retail, Finance, Transportation and Food Sectors.” Her unique perspective on cyber security will showcase how millennial consumer behavior is changing the face of cyber security as the core capabilities how companies run their business are compromised and direct attacked.

Takeaways will include:

  • Millennials are “social, mobile, local, and global,” and their consumer behavior adds another layer and magnitude of cyber security.
  • “Glasshouse footprints” present greater issues beyond compliance and integrated networks, yet spend threat ratio lags.
  • Cyber security investments in digital technology, networks, and social engineering are now defacto requirements.

“Our interconnected world adds more vulnerability so cyber security must be a shared mission,” states Dr. Bo-Linn.

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CIO Panelist Lineup Announced for CIO Summit U.S. 2016

SAIC, Honeywell, Costco Wholesale, Graphic Packaging International and McKesson to Discuss “Shadow IT – To Embrace or Eliminate?”

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We are pleased to confirm the panelists for the annual CIO Summit U.S. The event will take place at the Hotel Palomar in Phoenix, Arizona from November 6– November 8, 2016 and will highlight the highly-anticipated agenda topic, “Shadow IT-To Embrace or Eliminate?”

The CIO Summit U.S. 2016 continues to focus on the most relevant topics facing today’s CIOs with industry visionaries and senior executives sharing their perspectives. Contributors of this session will include moderator Bob Fecteau, CIO, SAIC and panelists David Jarvis, CIO, Honeywell; Paul Molten, EVP & CIO, Costco Wholesale; Vish Narendra, VP & CIO, Graphic Packaging International and Andrew Zitney, SVP, Infrastructure Services, McKesson. Takeaways will include:

  • Shadow IT is not malicious activity; it is simply the Line of Business user community looking to be efficient and effective
  • A well-developed security program can take Shadow IT into account and incorporate protection mechanisms that allow end user flexibility
  • Embracing Shadow IT does not mean “no holds barred” and end users need to understand the limit of the boundaries and the reason for their existence

To learn more about the event and register today visit:

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Ron Green to Keynote at CISO BFSI Summit U.S.

EVP and CISO of MasterCard to Keynote on “Security’s Place in Enterprise Risk Management”

rongreenWe are pleased to confirm Ron Green, executive vice president and chief security officer, MasterCard as a keynote speaker for the CISO BFSI Summit U.S. from November 8- November 10, 2016. The event will take place at the Hotel Palomar in Phoenix, AZ.

Ron Green leads a global team that ensures the safety and security of the MasterCard network as well as internal and external products and services. He is responsible for Corporate Security, Architecture and Engineering, Security Event Management and Incident Response.

Green also oversees cryptographic key management, business continuity, disaster recovery and emergency management. He joined MasterCard in 2014 after serving as deputy chief information security officer at Fidelity Information Services (FIS). There, he led a team responsible for North American Information Security Operations, including security architecture and engineering programs, security testing and governance. Prior to this position, he was director, Investigation and Protections Operations at Blackberry.

At CISO BFSI Summit, Green will lead a session on “Security’s Place in Enterprise Risk Management”. Takeaways will include:

  • Just because information security is an aspect of enterprise risk doesn’t mean that the CISO needs to take a back seat position
  • Enterprise risk is defined by the business but needs to be quantified by an expert; CISOs bring risk quantification expertise to the table
  • The end goal is not about fiefdoms and ownership, it is about improving enterprise value and success; maintaining focus is essential

To learn more about the event and register today visit:

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Mastercard CIO to Keynote at CIO Summit U.S.

Ed McLaughlin Confirmed as Keynote Presenter on “The Role of the CIO: Business Challenger, Innovation Driver”

ed-mclaughlin_mastercardWe are pleased announced Ed McLaughlin, CIO of Mastercard, as a keynote speaker for the CIO Summit U.S. from November 6 – November 8, 2016. The event will run alongside the CISO Summit U.S. and will take place at the Hotel Palomar in Phoenix, AZ.

Ed McLaughlin is CIO for MasterCard. As part of the company’s Management Committee, he leads technological innovation across the globe, ensuring that the business achieves strategic value from the use of technology. Mr. McLaughlin is also responsible for driving IT transformation through an efficient global collaborative software development & integration model.

Prior to joining MasterCard, Mr. McLaughlin served as group VP, Product and Strategy at Metavante, a financial services technology company. The Metavante payments group included issuing and acquiring processing services, prepaid program management, the NYCE regional debit network, ACH processing, card production and other payment processing services.

Takeaways will include:

  • CIO’s are at a fork in the road; they can continue to be Operational or evolve and become transformational
  • Transformation efforts cannot stop at the boundaries of the IT department, they must reach into the business as a whole, addressing process and defining new capability
  • Visionary CIOs will move their departments from cost centers to value creators, and move themselves from executive afterthoughts to true organization leaders

To learn more about the event and register today visit:

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Julia Davis to Keynote CIO Insurance Summit

CIO of Aflac to Lead as Keynote Presenter on “Bridging Gaps Through Trimodal IT”

julia-davis-aflacWe are pleased to announce Julia Davis, CIO, Aflac, as a keynote speaker for the CIO Insurance Summit from November 8 – November 10, 2016. The event will take place at the Hotel Palomar in Phoenix, AZ alongside CIO Insurance Summit and CISO BFSI Summit.

Julia Davis joined Aflac in July 2013 in her current position as senior vice president and chief information officer. In her position, Davis oversees the day-to-day operations and the strategic initiatives of Aflacs Information Technology Division.

Before joining Aflac, Davis most recently served as chief information officer at American Safety Insurance (ASI). Prior to her tenure at ASI, she served as chief information officer of the Equipment Finance Division for GE Capital Healthcare Financial Services and GE Capital Business Productivity Solutions. Additionally, she held IT leadership positions at GE Energy, Armstrong World Industries, Information Builders, Ogden Government Services and CRSS Services, Inc.

Her keynote presentation will cover “Bridging Gaps Through Trimodal IT”. Takeaways will include:

  • Blend bimodal and trimodal IT to find a model that fits your company’s culture and needs.
  • Tackle projects in segments and demonstrate incremental change and success with each successive step.
  • Adopt a big picture approach and allocate resources such as funding across a project’s entire lifecycle instead of on an annual basis.

To learn more about the event and register today visit:

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Discover Financial CIO to Keynote at CIO Summit U.S

Glenn Schneider Confirmed as Keynote Presenter on “Connecting Customers with the Future”

glenn_schneider_14087We are pleased to announce Glenn Schneider, EVP & CIO of Discover Financial, as keynote speaker for CIO Summit U.S., which will take place on November 6 – November 8, 2016. The event will run alongside the CISO Summit U.S. at the Hotel Palomar in Phoenix, AZ.

Glenn Schneider is Executive Vice President, Chief Information Officer, for Discover Financial Services, and a member of the company’s Executive Committee. Schneider provides leadership for all application development, advanced analytics, infrastructure support, technology operations and cybersecurity.

Prior to his promotion to CIO in December 2008, he was responsible for Application Development, including research, new development, maintenance, and support of all business systems and web applications. Schneider holds a bachelor’s degree from Northern Illinois University with a major in Economics/Computer Science and a minor in Statistics. His Keynote presentation will cover “Connecting Customers with the Future”.

Takeaways will include:

  • Skyrocketing mobile adoption is influencing every aspect of customer needs and expectations
  • Digital transformation must have a customer focus at its core, leveraging real-time data and events to drive a personalized approach
  • CIOs must mobilize the organization to embrace change – cultural alignment is equally as important as platform modernization

To learn more about the event and register today visit: CIO Summit US: http://www.ciosummit.us/

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Tim Callahan to Keynote CIO/CISO Atlanta Summit

Global CISO of Aflac as Keynote Presenter on “The Future of the CIO in the Coming Digital Economy”

timcallahanWe are pleased to announce Tim Callahan as a keynote speaker for the CIO/CISO Atlanta Summit on October 27th, 2016. The event will take place at the Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center in Atlanta, GA.

Tim Callahan joined Aflac as the Chief Information Security Officer in April 2014. In this role, he is responsible for the Aflac Information Security Program, which includes Threat and Vulnerability Management, Security Operations and Incident Response, Information Technology Compliance and Risk Management, Security Engineering, and Disaster Recovery. Prior to Aflac, Callahan was Senior Vice President, Business Continuity and Information Assurance at SunTrust Bank.

A sought after and frequent speaker, he is a recognized thought leader on leadership, technology, information security, information governance, governance risk and compliance, and cyber security, He has chaired the annual IT Governance Risk and Compliance Summit for six years and has won numerous awards, including Information Security Executive of the Year- Northeast People’s Choice Award, 2007 Digital ID World Industry Award, 2006 Information Security Executive of the Year- Southeast People’s Choice Award and the 2006 Digital ID World Industry Award.

At the CIO/CISO Atlanta Summit, Callahan will lead a keynote presentation on “The Future of the CIO in the Coming Digital Economy”. Takeaways will include: 

  • Change is, if not already hear, certainly coming and CIOs that don’t prepare for the change may not like the results when it arrives 
  • Digital transformation is all about connecting enterprise system to information technology to drive productivity and performance improvements 
  • Be prepared to tackle the tasks that no-one wants to do, but everyone needs done; establish relevance to cultivate importance

To learn more about the event and register today visit:

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CISO Summit Atlanta: http://www.cisoatlantasummit.com/

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Trust in Sharing Information Begins with a Trusted Sharing Environment

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By David Bisson

Organizations have been sharing digital threat information with one another for decades. But much has changed in how those strategic partnerships operate.

Perhaps no one understands these developments better than John Carlson.

As chief of staff of the Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center (FS-ISAC), Carlson is integrally involved in building an organization that fosters trusted information and analysis sharing among the FS-ISAC’s 7,000 member financial institutions and partner organizations. Carlson is also involved in the development of cybersecurity exercises to simulate cyber attacks and improve the ways financial institutions and government agencies might respond.

Companies didn’t used to share information with one another so openly. Carlson describes this change as nothing less than “remarkable”:

“20 years ago, organizations shared information only with other companies that they trusted. As such, most of these sharing channels were informal and did not adhere to defined rules with respect to how information should be shared. Those rules didn’t exist, after all. But things have changed considerably since then. With over 7,000 member organizations based in over 38 countries, FS-ISAC serves as a distribution platform by which companies can gain a sense of what’s happening in the environment at any point of time regarding the volume and severity of various attacks and key vulnerabilities.”

Carlson intends to expand upon the work of FS-ISAC at Borderless Cyber Europe 16 on 8-9 September at the European Commission in Brussels, Belgium. Specifically, he will discuss FS-ISAC’s commitment to automating the sharing of information and the corporation’s support of other sectors to create information sharing frameworks, among other points of interest.

Ultimately, Carlson sees strength in organizations being able to share with one another:

“By creating a trusted environment where organizations can share information, and by promoting techniques through which companies can shape the way information is shared, FS-ISAC creates trust among enterprises in sharing information without them fretting over legal liability.”

He hopes attendees will see the benefit of a private sector organization fulfilling an important role regarding information sharing, and he encourages any company who’s currently not part of an intelligence sharing organization to join one.

Carlson also hopes his presentation will help reveal how robust membership in information sharing corporations helps communities stay on top of changes in the threat environment and opens the way for broad collaboration on a number of initiatives.

In his mind, collaboration is indispensable when it comes to defending against digital threats:

“Going forward, the best model for success is collaboration. Collaboration among FIs, collaboration with government agencies (such as law enforcement agencies), collaboration with the broader technology community and other interdependent sectors such as telecom and power and a focused effort on updating laws and regulations to better match the realities of our inter-connected industries, government, and lives.”

For more information on Carlson’s upcoming talk, click here.

You can learn more about and register for the Borderless Cyber Europe conference here.

This post comes courtesy from one of CDM Media’s trusted partners. Whether it be an industry association or a news outlet, our partners provide a fresh perspective on trending topics in innovation. The Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards (OASIS) is a nonprofit consortium that drives the development, convergence and adoption of open standards for the global information society. OASIS promotes industry consensus and produces worldwide standards for security, Internet of Things, cloud computing, energy, content technologies, emergency management, and other areas. For more information, visit https://www.oasis-open.org/.

OASIS Announces Keynote Speaker for Borderless Cyber Europe

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Today’s digital threats are more numerous and sophisticated than ever. As a result, many in the security industry feel organizations can no longer adequately defend their networks by themselves. Those analysts feel the threat environment is evolving too quickly. Modern threats know no boundaries, they argue, which is why companies and governments alike need to work together to improve their state of preparedness.

Recognizing that need for collaboration, OASIS (who has partnered with CDM Media on our CISO global event portfolio) will be hosting Borderless Cyber Europe on 8-9 September, 2016 in Brussels.

In collaboration with its partners, OASIS has designed the conference to provide expert insight on the international advances in threat sharing intelligence. More specifically, attendees will learn how to take advantage of existing or build their own threat intelligence sharing communities as well as access digital threat information. Industry experts will infuse those lessons with their own real-world use cases involving threat information sharing, which will empower security practitioners to enact change at their respective organizations after the conference.

Delegates will hear from keynote speaker, Andrus Ansip, vice Andrus_Ansip Portraitpresident for the European Commission’s Digital Single Market initiative, who has been instrumental in negotiating the EU-US Privacy Shield designed to protect user privacy while allowing for trans-Atlantic trade.

“Data flows between our two continents are essential to our society and economy – we now have a robust framework ensuring these transfers take place in the best and safest conditions.” Ansip said.

The nature of today’s threats is such that information security professionals aren’t the only ones who should be learning about digital threats.

For an organization to improve its state of preparedness, the chief information security officer (CISO) and other IT security managers also need to keep their thumb on the pulse of the latest threat information. That effort should involve the following:

• Understanding how the EU-United States Privacy Shield is designed to protect users’ privacy and what implications it will have for their organization.
• Leveraging the European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) to understand their data protection risks as they oversee the development and operation of cybersecurity programs.
• Learning how to automate threat intelligence sharing and how to respond to threats more quickly by making use of new simplified versions of STIX, TAXII and CybOX.

Borderless Cyber Europe will explore all of these topics and more.

To help executives capitalize on the latest threat intelligence, OASIS would like to extend a special VIP CISO conference pass to executives responsible for developing, influencing and managing cyber threat information, risk management and corporate governance in the public and private sectors.

CISOs in the CDM community who are interested in receiving a VIP pass are asked to contact jane.harnad@oasis-open.org by the closing date midnight (PST) 31 July 2016.

Those who are selected will be notified by 5 August. (Please note that travel, subsistence, and other expenses will not be covered by the pass.)

By design, Borderless Cyber Europe will provide a collaborative, peer-to-peer exchange of information through interactive sessions that encourage attendees to share best practices, successful case studies, and insight into how threats can be managed and resolved. Security practitioners and managers alike can then take those insights and use them to build relationships and make the most out of threat information sharing tools/open source standards at the organizational level.

Please join OASIS in September by registering for Borderless Cyber Europe today!

This post comes courtesy from one of CDM Media’s trusted partners. Whether it be an industry association or a news outlet, our partners provide a fresh perspective on trending topics in innovation. The Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards (OASIS) is a nonprofit consortium that drives the development, convergence and adoption of open standards for the global information society. OASIS promotes industry consensus and produces worldwide standards for security, Internet of Things, cloud computing, energy, content technologies, emergency management, and other areas. For more information, visit https://www.oasis-open.org/.

Trendy Tech Prizes

Not only did attendees come away from our 3-day national summit (CIO, CISO, Big Data and Cloud) with key takeaways, but also some amazing, trendy tech gadgets thanks to their feedback!

We love feedback. We want to know it all! Our team encourages event goers to bring on the comments about sessions, the app and the event flow in general. We soak it up since it helps drive our content in invaluable ways and keeps us on the pulse of what our attendees want. And what better way to snag this feedback than pepper them with prizes!

At the trifecta of events we hosted in Chicago this week (the CIO Summit US, CISO Summit US and Big Data Summit at the JW Marriott), sponsors wowed attendees with some savvy tech items and gift cards for those who gave the most feedback. What were the top trends from these cool technology companies? Wearable tech! Check out most sought-after prizes and the event sponsors who donated them:

1. iPad Mini – Adobe
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2. Garmin Smartwatch (2)- Rimini Street
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3. Amazon Kindle Fire – Velostrata
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4. Apple Watch – Coho Data & Equinix
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Thanks to all the sponsors that donated amazing prizes!

Find out about our upcoming events here!