All Summits and Symposium qualify for CPE Credits.

New York Spring 2019 AGENDA

7:15am – 8:40am

8:40am – 9:00am
Registration Opens with a Breakfast Buffet and Networking in the Sponsor Pavilion

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Mary Lou Heastings
Executive Alliance Inc.

8:40am – 9:05am

The High Stakes of Security
Richard Warner 
Television and Radio Host
Summit Moderator

If there is anything that unifies CISOs, change is the one constant. The focus is on the rapid evolution of the security industry, the rising tide of visibility on security organizations, and the high stakes at play in terms of cyber threats.

9:05am – 10:05am

Executive Roundtable Discussions

Facilitated by CISOs, breakout sessions with your peers on topics determined by attendees during registration.

10:05am – 10:35am

Break and Networking in the Sponsor Pavilion

10:35am – 11:20am

Cybersecurity Incident Response and Privacy Challenges Beyond the Headlines


Judith Germano 
Founder, Germano Law LLC
Professor/Distinguished Fellow, NYU Center for Cybersecurity; Adjunct Professor, NYU School of Law


 Judith Germano will speak on the nuances, challenges and trends pertaining to cybersecurity incident response and privacy challenges and will provide a fresh perspective beyond the headlines- as well as best practices, helpful takeaways and potential solutions. 

Judith is a nationally recognized thought leader and advisor on cybersecurity governance and privacy issues. A former federal prosecutor for 11 years and founder of Germano Law LLC, Judi counsels public and privately-­‐held organizations on cybersecurity and privacy matters, and represents companies and individuals on issues relating to fraud and other financial crimes and regulatory compliance.


11:20am – 11:35am

The Year Ahead

Interview session with CISOs on their strategies and supporting plans to continue to build a resilient environment for their companies.

11:35am – 11:45am

What’s Next?

Piggy backing on the Year Ahead interview, this Interactive polling session with executives in attendance. focuses on priorities, execution and adding value.

11:45am – 12:10pm

Evolution of the CISO

Company decisions are being driven by technologies that foster increased productivity and bring growth to the bottom line, which in turn presents opportunities for leadership teams to re-invent and transform their businesses.  How does the CISO of today become the CISO of tomorrow, with capabilities to navigate through change and disruptions that impact their business?

12:10pm – 12:30pm 

The X Factor in an “A” Team

Mindset…this team knows it can deliver.  What does it take to find and build a team that is invested, persistent, and knows how to overcome major challenges thrown its way? In an interview setting, CISOs will share their insights into the traits that make up “A” team members, why they are great problem solvers, and how to keep these employees motivated and challenged.

12:30pm – 1:40pm 

Lunch and Networking

1:40pm – 2:00pm

Senior Management’s Toughest Questions

In an interactive polling session, executives in attendance will weigh in on what their senior team is asking and holding them accountable for.

2:00pm – 2:30pm

Scaling the Organization

With limited resources available, CISOs are looking in new directions on how they can continue to keep pace with the demand from their companies.  The focus of this session is on innovation, productivity, and other ways for security organizations to work smarter.

2:30pm – 3:00pm

Spotlight: The Future Disruptors

What types of companies and technologies will emerge in the near future to provide potential answers to some of today’s toughest challenges for a security organization?

3:00pm – 3:30pm 

Break and Networking

3:30pm – 4:30pm

Executive Roundtable Discussions

Facilitated by CISOs, breakout sessions with your peers on topics determined by attendees during registration.

4:30pm – 4:45pm

Closing Remarks

4:45pm – 5:45pm 
Reception and Networking with Prize Drawings