The Security Leaders Summit Boston
“Where Industry Leaders Shape the Future”

The Security Leaders Summit Boston was held on Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel. With the perfect backdrop of the beginning of fall weather, the Summit exceeded attendee expectations as reflected in survey results. Throughout the day, the Summit Hosts, representing companies across a diversity of industries and sizes, shared their insights and knowledge with the distinguished group of attendees through their presentations, interviews and breakout roundtable discussions. To all of our amazing attendees and sponsors that made the Boston Summit a success, Thank You!

Attendee feedback about Boston 2016: 

“The Summit was worth the backlog of emails I’ll deal with when I get back to the office.”

“A great chance to have an open discussion and learn from my peers.”
Kal Dhinsa, Director of Information Security, Virgin Pulse

“The Pre-Summit Dinner provided a terrific opportunity to have meaningful discussions without any pressure.”
Ken Patterson, Chief Information Security Officer, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care


Summit Recap

Pre-Summit Host Dinner

The Host Dinner was held the evening before the Summit, on 9/12, for the Summit Hosts, Platinum and Gold Sponsors, and invited guests to enjoy getting to know each other in advance of the Summit.



The Security Leaders Summit Boston opened up with networking and breakfast in the Sponsor Pavilion and Welcome Remarks by Mary Lou Heastings, CEO of Executive Alliance and Richard Warner, Summit Moderator.


2016 Theme:
“Changing the Shape of the Industry- The People and Technologies Having Impact”


The Morning Keynote, Mary Faulkner, CISO of the Bose Corporation, took the stage and shared Bose’s journey towards the “connected’ environment and the complexities it is bringing to her company in terms of security, risk and investment.


In the interview session, “Game Changers – Driving Innovation,” Doug Graham, VP & CISO of Nuance Communications, discussed the critical areas where he believes he needs to be thinking differently in order to drive innovation, what is driving the need to up his organization’s game plan, and the challenges and successes he expects.


Drew Vanover, Director of Technical Solutions at Symantec + Blue Coat Systems, Platinum Sponsor, presented on “The Industry need for Cloud Generation Security.” Drew spoke about risks and also shared insights into how cloud applications and services can be adopted rapidly and securely.

Guests and Sponsors had the opportunity to continue the discussions from the morning sessions in the Sponsor Pavilion during the break.


David Hart, Enterprise Account Sales with Accellion, Gold Sponsor, presented on the topic, “Securing Rogue File Sharing – Your Most Vulnerable Data Leak Threat Vector.” David shared the latest advancements in secure file sharing and collaboration, best practices for providing security without compromising productivity and how to leverage investments in existing content systems.


“Business Technologies for the Future,” Gerald Beuchelt, Chief Security Officer of Demandware, Inc., a Salesforce Companyand Alex Cunningham, Chief Information Security Officer at Commonwealth Financial Network discussed how they evaluate their current arsenal of technology tools, what they believe are the most successful technologies to protect their business, and what technologies have promise for the future.


Over lunch, attendees and sponsors had a chance to relax and enjoy informal conversations.


Alex Chiu, Senior Pre-Sales Systems Engineer with Zix Corp, Gold Sponsor, shared insights into “The Criticality of Email Security.” With the increase in data breaches and the rise in external threats,
Alex discussed the secure email challenges of balancing productivity while mitigating risk.


“Managing A CISO Career in a Dynamic Market” was an afternoon hit. Aileen Alexander, Senior Client Partner, Co-Leader Global Cybersecurity Practice at Korn Ferry reviewed the landscape that is driving the demand for talent, the three types of information security/technology risk executives emerging, and the key success factors for security leaders.


Justin Dolly, Chief Information Security Officer at Malwarebytes, Gold Sponsor, presented on “The Hidden Enemy: Malvertising and Ransomware.” Justin brought home the fact that malvertising is becoming more sophisticated and prevalent, and is the vehicle of choice for injecting ransomware. He shared misconceptions, how attacks are delivered, and why companies may be at risk-without you even knowing it.


The sessions wrapped up with the Executive Roundtables, where attendees had a chance to discuss a topic of choice with their peers. The different roundtable topics were moderated by Gerald Beuchelt, Chief Security Officer at Demandware, Inc., A Salesforce Company, Brendan Campbell, Assistant Vice President, Global Technology Risk Governance at Manulife, Alex Cunningham, Chief Information Security Officer of Commonwealth Financial Network, Mike Gorrell, Chief Information Officer at EBSCO Industries, Jim Lemieux,Senior Director of Information Security at Travelers, and Jay Robinson, IT Risk Management at Harvard Pilgrim Health Care.


The afternoon reception was a great way to close the Summit where attendees and sponsors shared good laughs, food and beverages, and the opportunity to win some great prizes!

Be sure to visit the Photo Gallery Tab for more highlights of the Summit.

Boston Sponsors

Platinum Sponsor

Symantec + Blue Coat Systems


Blue Coat was acquired by Symantec in June 2016. Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ: SYMC) is the global leader in cyber security. Operating one of the world’s largest cyber intelligence networks, we see more threats, and protect more customers from the next generation of attacks. We help companies, governments and individuals secure their most important data wherever it lives. For more information, please visit
For additional information, please visit:

• A new study from ESG describing the growth of encryption and strategies for protection. Read the report, “Network Encryption and its Impact on Network Security” to get the facts and figures about the nature of the threat and the actions you can take now to deepen your defenses.
• Or visit


Gold Sponsors



Accellion, Inc. provides secure access to enterprise content wherever it is stored to enable increased enterprise productivity and ensure data security and compliance. Accellion, Inc. is the leading provider of private cloud solutions offering enterprise organizations the scalability, flexibility, control and security to enable a global workforce with the tools they need to securely create, access and share information, wherever work takes them. Accellion solutions are used by more than 12 million users and 2,000 of the world’s leading corporations and government agencies including Procter & Gamble; Indiana University Health; Kaiser Permanente; Hogan Lovells; Bridgestone; Harvard University; US Securities and Exchange Commission; and NASA. For more information, please visit or call 650-485-4300.

Additional Resources:
kiteworks Security Overview Whitepaper 
kiteworks End User Demo




Malwarebytes protects businesses against malicious threats that escape detection by traditional antivirus solutions. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, the company’s flagship product, has a highly advanced heuristic detection engine that has removed more than five billion malicious threats from computers worldwide. SMBs and enterprise businesses worldwide trust Malwarebytes to protect their data. Founded in 2008, the company is headquartered in California with offices in Europe, and a global team of researchers and experts. For more information, please visit

Download a copy of the Malwarebytes Research Brief: Operation Fingerprint to get a look into several Angler Exploit Kit malvertising campaigns.




ZixCorp is a leader in email data protection. ZixCorp offers industry-leading email encryption, a unique email DLP solution and an innovative email BYOD solution to meet your company’s data protection and compliance needs. ZixCorp is trusted by the nation’s most influential institutions in healthcare, finance and government for easy to use secure email solutions. ZixCorp is publicly traded on the Nasdaq Global Market under the symbol ZIXI, and its headquarters are in Dallas, Texas. For more information, please visit or contact

Andrew Verderame , Regional Sales Manager at Zix Corporation.

Ebook: The Risks of Email and the Rewards of Innovative Encryption


Bronze Sponsors

Alert Logic

Alert Logic, the leader in security and compliance solutions for the cloud, provides Security-as-a-Service for on-premises, cloud, and hybrid infrastructures, delivering deep security insight and continuous protection for customers at a lower cost than traditional security solutions. Fully managed by a team of experts, the Alert Logic Security-as-a-Service solution provides network, system and web application protection immediately, wherever your IT infrastructure resides. Alert Logic partners with the leading cloud platforms and hosting providers to protect over 3,000 organizations worldwide. Built for cloud scale, our patented platform stores petabytes of data, analyzes over 450 million events and identifies over 60,000 security incidents each month, which are managed by our 24×7 Security Operations Center. Alert Logic, founded in 2002, is headquartered in Houston, Texas, with offices in Seattle, Dallas, Cardiff, Belfast and London. For more information, please visit or contact Bill Whidden, Territory Sales Manager.



BeyondTrust is a global cyber security company that believes preventing data breaches requires the right visibility to enable control over internal and external risks. We give you the visibility to confidently reduce risks and the control to take proactive, informed action against data breach threats. And because threats can come from anywhere, we built a platform that unifies the most effective technologies for addressing both internal and external risk: Privileged Account Management and Vulnerability Management. Our solutions grow with your needs, making sure you maintain control no matter where your company goes. BeyondTrust’s security solutions are trusted by over 4,000 customers worldwide, including half of the Fortune 100. To learn more about BeyondTrust, please visit or contact Tony Yodice .

Cloud Passage


CloudPassage Halo® is the world’s leading agile security platform that empowers our customers to take full advantage of cloud infrastructure with the confidence that their critical business assets are protected. Halo delivers a comprehensive set of continuous security and compliance functions right where it counts — at the workload. Our platform orchestrates security on-demand, at any scale and works in any cloud or virtual infrastructure (private, public, hybrid or virtual data center). For more information, please visit or contact Jeff Peters


Check Point Software Technologies and IOvations


Check Point plays a critical role in one of the most important revolutions of our time, the digital revolution. Using and leveraging new, exciting, innovative and disruptive technologies can only happen in a highly secured environment. Check Point delivers the most advanced cyber security to our customers across all environments – physical and virtual networks, datacenters, cloud, mobile, endpoint, and IoT devices. We build security architecture that allows you to simplify, consolidate and reduce the security footprint in your network, enabling streamlined and efficient security operations at a reduced cost. Architecture that converts cyber intelligence into prevention in real time. For more information, please visit

IOvations is a value added reseller that specializes in serving the mid, enterprise, and Federal government markets with select network and information security offerings. We partner with market leading providers, such as Check Point Software Technologies, to help provide peace of mind in securing and connecting our client’s environments. Our clients appreciate responsive account management, and engineering support to help our clients make decisions when potential overlapping solutions must be navigated. Stop by the Check Point Software Technologies: IOvations booth for an exclusive offer for attendees of the Security Leaders Summit. For more information, please visit




Forcepoint safeguards users, data and networks against the most determined adversaries, from accidental or malicious insider threats to outside attackers, across the entire threat lifecycle. Forcepoint protects data everywhere – in the cloud, on the road, in the office – simplifying compliance and enabling better decision-making and more efficient remediation. Forcepoint empowers organizations to concentrate on what’s most important to them while automating routine security tasks. More than 22,000 organizations around the world rely on Forcepoint. Based in Austin, Texas, with worldwide sales, service, security laboratories and product development, Forcepoint is a joint venture of the Raytheon Company and Vista Equity Partners. For more information, please visit or contact Doug Haddad or Jamie MacDonald.

Whitepaper available: Forcepoint Sureview Insider Threat DataSheet




SecureWorks is a global provider of intelligence-driven information security solutions exclusively focused on protecting its clients from cyberattacks. SecureWorks’ solutions enable organizations to fortify their cyber defenses to prevent security breaches, detect malicious activity in real time, prioritize and respond rapidly to security breaches and predict emerging threats. For more information, please visit learn more about SecureWorks, please visit


Security Innovation

security innovations

Security Innovation focuses on the most difficult IT Security problem, and the root cause of most data breaches — insecure software applications. For more than a decade, we’ve helped organizations build internal expertise, uncover critical vulnerabilities, and improve the process by which applications are built. The company’s solutions are based on the three pillars of a secure Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC), which feed into one another to create an ecosystem of repeatable, secure software development: Standards, Education, and Assessment. Our flagship products include TeamProfessor, the industry’s largest library of application security eLearning courses, and TeamMentor, “out of the box” secure development standards. For more information, please contact Rick Filippo or visit




Thales e-Security is a leading global provider of trusted cryptographic solutions with a 40-year track record of protecting the world’s most sensitive applications and information. Thales solutions enhance privacy, trusted identities, and secure payments with certified, high performance encryption and digital signature technology for customers in a wide range of markets including financial services, high technology, manufacturing, and government. Thales e-Security has a worldwide support capability, with regional headquarters in the United States, United Kingdom, and Hong Kong. For more information, please visit or contact Patrick McLarney