The Executive Alliance Security Leaders Summit New York Fall was held on Thursday, September 13th, 2018 at the Hilton Midtown in New York City.
Outstanding leaders from across industries focused on what differentiates CISOs in today's information security environment and how they have overcome some of the biggest challenges facing the industry in the future.
Thanks to all of the Hosts, Speakers, Attendees and Sponsors for a stellar event!
“It’s nice to get out of your company and meet others in different industries facing the exact same challenges. I enjoyed getting to share and hear ideas from others as well as get help with issues we’re all facing. I like the roundtable sessions because we have specific topics that are timely and guide the talks. I think everyone walks away with new ideas to help them in situations they are facing within their own companies”
Lisa Tarsi, Head of Security Team, Scholastic
“Very impressed by the quality of the participants. It’s a rarity in this industry to go to events with such an emphasis on the quality of people present and I appreciate that very much. You can make real contacts here. “
Richard Warner, Director, New York Metro InfraGaurd
“I like attending Executive Alliance events. I especially like the roundtable sessions. It’s an excellent way to hear what your peers and colleagues are seeing in their own organization and how they are navigating the issues facing them. It’s a great way to hear what is working for them and see if you can bring back any of those ideas to your organization.”
William Bailey, VP of Information Security, Police and Fire Federal Credit Union
“The quality of senior executives here is amazing. Also, the willingness to engage here is second to none.”
Mike Yaffe, VP of Marketing, BeyondTrust, Gold Sponsor
State of the Industry
Michael Barba, Managing Director - Technology and Business Transformation Services, BDO
Darin Mastricola, Vice President, IT Compliance and Governance, Sompo International
This discussion focused on the separation of church and state, with security and compliance as different organizations and how that has helped them be successful. They also touched on how connecting compliance with business strategies is key and the “tone” from the top is important to not only employees, but also regulators.
Guiding Information Security into the Future
Lee Parrish, Vice President, Chief Information Security Officer, Blucora, Inc.
Lee Parrish with Blucora focused on key skills needed, what will set CISOs apart, and how he and his peers plan to overcome some of the biggest challenges facing the industry in the future.
Complete Lifecycle Approach to Advanced Threat Protection
Gregory Shadle, Enterprise Director Systems Engineering, Symantec, Platinum Sponsor
There is a shift toward a more modern defense-in-depth strategy—one that provides the intelligence, context, and real-time situational awareness needed to detect today's advanced threats.This session provided insights into how this approach will empower your organization, enabling you to adopt the best new technologies that drive your business.
Top of Mind
Richard Warner, Summit Moderator
Interactive polling session with executive attendees discussing some of their top issues of the day and how their industry peers respond.
Cloud Security: The Art of Securing the Perimeter When There's No Perimeter
Michael Melore, Cyber Security Architect with IBM, Gold Sponsor
How do you maintain compliance when multi cloud providers are part of your ecosystem? Who owns the security responsibility for different services offered?
This session focused on effective security approaches to these variables.
Morey Haber, Chief Technology Officer, BeyondTrust, Gold Sponsor
This session provided a comprehensive view of how privileges, passwords, and vulnerabilities are being leveraged as attack vectors and how you can properly take measurable steps to defend against them.
Richard Warner, Summit Moderator
Interactive polling session with executives discussing where their concerns are as they look at the state of the industry.
Your Bank’s Digital Side Door
Ed Adams, Distinguished Research Fellow at The Ponemon Institute & Co-founder and Chairman of OnBoard Security, Inc.,
President and CEO of Security Innovation, Inc., Gold Sponsor
Terrific exploration of the 20 year old Open Financial Exchange (OFX) protocol and the 3000+ North American banks that support it. 30 different implementations running in the wild amount to an inviting attack surface — a digital side door into millions of consumers’ privacy and personal savings.
Breakout Executive Roundtable Discussions with Debriefs
Facilitated by executives from a diversity of industries across five different topics, the highly rated Executive Roundtables wrapped up the Summit sessions.
Executives facilitating the roundtables included:
Byron Arnao, Senior Director & Evangelist, Capital One,
Lisa Tarsi, Head of Security Team, Scholastic Corporation
Bernadette Gleason, Vice President, Information Security Officer, Citigroup
Todd Gordon, Director, Information Security, EisnerAmper LLP
Christine Whalley, Director, Information Security, Barnard College
After the Summit, guests had the opportunity to relax and enjoy themselves at the afternoon Reception.
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