CISO Kansas City Summit | Jun 23, 2020 | Kansas City, MO, USA

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Keynote Presentation

Visionary speaker presents to entire audience on key issues, challenges and business opportunities

Keynote Presentations give attending delegates the opportunity to hear from leading voices in the industry. These presentations feature relevant topics and issues aligned with the speaker's experience and expertise, selected by the speaker in concert with the summit's Content Committee." title="Keynote Presentations give attending delegates the opportunity to hear from leading voices in the industry. These presentations feature relevant topics and issues aligned with the speaker's experience and expertise, selected by the speaker in concert with the summit's Content Committee.

Executive Visions

Panel moderated by Master of Ceremonies and headed by four executives discussing critical business topics

Executive Visions sessions are panel discussions that enable in-depth exchanges on critical business topics. Led by a moderator, these sessions encourage attending executives to address industry challenges and gain insight through interaction with expert panel members." title="Executive Visions sessions are panel discussions that enable in-depth exchanges on critical business topics. Led by a moderator, these sessions encourage attending executives to address industry challenges and gain insight through interaction with expert panel members.

Thought Leadership

Solution provider-led session giving high-level overview of opportunities

Led by an executive from the vendor community, Thought Leadership sessions provide comprehensive overviews of current business concerns, offering strategies and solutions for success. This is a unique opportunity to access the perspective of a leading member of the vendor community." title="Led by an executive from the vendor community, Thought Leadership sessions provide comprehensive overviews of current business concerns, offering strategies and solutions for success. This is a unique opportunity to access the perspective of a leading member of the vendor community.

Think Tank

End user-led session in boardroom style, focusing on best practices

Think Tanks are interactive sessions that place delegates in lively discussion and debate. Sessions admit only 15-20 participants at a time to ensure an intimate environment in which delegates can engage each other and have their voices heard." title="Think Tanks are interactive sessions that place delegates in lively discussion and debate. Sessions admit only 15-20 participants at a time to ensure an intimate environment in which delegates can engage each other and have their voices heard.

Roundtable

Interactive session led by a moderator, focused on industry issue

Led by an industry analyst, expert or a member of the vendor community, Roundtables are open-forum sessions with strategic guidance. Attending delegates gather to collaborate on common issues and challenges within a format that allows them to get things done." title="Led by an industry analyst, expert or a member of the vendor community, Roundtables are open-forum sessions with strategic guidance. Attending delegates gather to collaborate on common issues and challenges within a format that allows them to get things done.

Case Study

Overview of recent project successes and failures

Case Studies allow attending executives to hear compelling stories about implementations and projects, emphasizing best practices and lessons learned. Presentations are immediately followed by Q&A sessions." title="Case Studies allow attending executives to hear compelling stories about implementations and projects, emphasizing best practices and lessons learned. Presentations are immediately followed by Q&A sessions.

Focus Group

Discussion of business drivers within a particular industry area

Focus Groups allow executives to discuss business drivers within particular industry areas. These sessions allow attendees to isolate specific issues and work through them. Presentations last 15-20 minutes and are followed by Q&A sessions." title="Focus Groups allow executives to discuss business drivers within particular industry areas. These sessions allow attendees to isolate specific issues and work through them. Presentations last 15-20 minutes and are followed by Q&A sessions.

Analyst Q&A Session

Moderator-led coverage of the latest industry research

Q&A sessions cover the latest industry research, allowing attendees to gain insight on topics of interest through questions directed to a leading industry analyst." title="Q&A sessions cover the latest industry research, allowing attendees to gain insight on topics of interest through questions directed to a leading industry analyst.

Vendor Showcase

Several brief, pointed overviews of the newest solutions and services

Taking the form of three 10-minute elevator pitches by attending vendors, these sessions provide a concise and pointed overview of the latest solutions and services aligned with attendee needs and preferences." title="Taking the form of three 10-minute elevator pitches by attending vendors, these sessions provide a concise and pointed overview of the latest solutions and services aligned with attendee needs and preferences.

Executive Exchange

Pre-determined, one-on-one interaction revolving around solutions of interest

Executive Exchanges offer one-on-one interaction between executives and vendors. This is an opportunity for both parties to make key business contacts, ask direct questions and get the answers they need. Session content is prearranged and based on mutual interest." title="Executive Exchanges offer one-on-one interaction between executives and vendors. This is an opportunity for both parties to make key business contacts, ask direct questions and get the answers they need. Session content is prearranged and based on mutual interest.

Open Forum Luncheon

Informal discussions on pre-determined topics

Led by a moderator, Open Forum Luncheons offer attendees informal, yet focused discussions on current industry topics and trends over lunch." title="Led by a moderator, Open Forum Luncheons offer attendees informal, yet focused discussions on current industry topics and trends over lunch.

Networking Session

Unique activities at once relaxing, enjoyable and productive

Networking opportunities take various unique forms, merging enjoyable and relaxing activities with an environment conducive to in-depth conversation. These gatherings allow attendees to wind down between sessions and one-on-one meetings, while still furthering discussions and being productive." title="Networking opportunities take various unique forms, merging enjoyable and relaxing activities with an environment conducive to in-depth conversation. These gatherings allow attendees to wind down between sessions and one-on-one meetings, while still furthering discussions and being productive.

 

Tuesday, June 23, 2020 - CISO Kansas City Summit

8:00 am - 8:30 am

Registration & Networking Breakfast

 

8:30 am - 8:40 am

Welcome Address & Opening Remarks

 

8:40 am - 9:30 am

Keynote Panel

Steering Cultural Change

An IT executive's role, goals and objectives have drastically changed over the years. Most leaders supervise teams and units beyond their IT department. Due to these changes in responsibilities, their success is measured in greater business metrics. As a result, these roles have become both more attractive and more demanding. 

Takeaways: 

  • What are the significant changes regarding the role of the IT Executive 
  • How to keep up with the changing requirements  
  • How to properly measure an IT executive's success
 

9:30 am - 10:00 am

Keynote Presentation

Case Studies in Digital Transformation: Learnings Along the Journey

We will explore key learnings from various industries and verticals on the good, the bad and the ugly of digital transformation. We will have an opportunity to not only be exposed to successful use cases, but also ask the hard questions behind those successes. 

Takeaways: 

  • One of the best ways to learn is to hear the stories of success (and failure) from companies similar to yours 
  • Asking questions of HOW the journey unfolded are just as important as the end result
 

10:05 am - 10:25 am

Executive Exchange

 

Thought Leadership

It's Not If - But When: Managing a Breach and Coming Out Stronger

Time is of the essence when your organization experiences a breach. Minutes could mean millions of dollars. Are you confident you can stop the bleeding while quickly educating your organization on best practices? How do you gain better and quicker visibility of what is happening across your environment with the analytics and detection capabilities to recover from the breach. Then using that information, come out the other side as a security team with the right tools in your hand to reduce future risk? 

Takeaways: 

  • Learn how to garner the right visibility, in the right context, to defend what matters most 
  • Hear real-world examples of companies who battled risk and became stronger 
  • Find out what it takes to link your security strategy with your business priorities
 

10:30 am - 10:40 am

Morning Networking Coffee Break

 

10:45 am - 11:10 am

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

Supply and Demand: Closing the Growing Gap in Cybersecurity Skills

At a time when the threat landscape ever expanding, two out of three organizations worldwide claim to have a lack of the IT security staff needed. The need for cybersecurity professionals is at an all-time high. The deficit of qualified individuals has made the need for automated security tools more of a requirement than a desire in order to maintain a strong security foundation. Today's products and technologies can enable even small teams to appropriately secure multiple websites and applications, offering potential answers to the pressing recruitment issues. 

Takeaways:

  • There is a critical lack of qualified IT specialists 
  • Staffing deficits increase the need for automated tools 
  • New products can assist small teams facing big security challenges

Think Tank

The Elephant in the Room, Data Breaches

In 2019, data breaches endured yet again as the largest security threat noted by organizations and IT security professionals alike. If data remains as a high valued commodity, ensuring data privacy and securing personal data will continue to be at the top of the list of an organization's concerns. The increases in privacy legislation, such as GDPR and CCPA, and the understanding of the ramifications stemming from a breach have allowed these concerns to remain heavily in the spotlight. Web application flaws have been identified as the top cause of data breaches. As such, establishing and maintaining web application security has developed into a high priority for all organizations. 

Takeaways:

  • Data breaches are the biggest security concern
  • Data continues to be a high value asset but the need to protect it is even higher 
  • New laws like GDPR and CCPA enforce consequences for failing to secure data
 

11:15 am - 11:40 am

Executive Exchange

 

Executive Boardroom

Passwords are So Last Decade

From biometrics to SSO, unique authentication to new mobile technologies - passwords, are being phased out by many organizations. Deemed by a lot of organizations as archaic and unsecure, passwords face an unsteady future in 2020. Find out how companies are eliminating risks and gaining security by examining new forms of logins.

Executive Boardroom

Mitigating Risk in Your Organization

As companies continue down their digital transformation path, they take on more and more risk with their security. How companies mitigate that risk is going to be vitally important in 2020. Leaders must react quickly while keeping new regulations, pressures in their market, and cyber risks into account. Find out how organizations are staying on top of risk while meeting the expectations from their executives, competition and customers.

 

11:45 am - 12:10 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

Combating the Rise in Cloud-based Threats

As the cloud migration continues, securing data and critical infrastructure is going to require new approaches. Organizations have struggled to maintain control of critical data and ensure real-time threat intelligence, giving cloud-based threats the ability to multiply. Data buckets being misconfigured, or inadequately secured increases the risk of a breach. Being able to manually manage security for large web application infrastructures has become a thing of the past. As such, organizations are being pushed to reevaluate their approach to web application security. 

Takeaways:

  • The rise of cloud migration means security will need to adapt 
  • Many organizations have struggled to secure data  
  • Cybersecurity threats will only increase and become more complex

Think Tank

Automating Cybersecurity

IT security professionals all face one major issue: being asked to do more, with less resources. Automation and integration are a necessity in order to meet the demands of an organization's security needs. Managing risk without diminishing the speed and quality of development is achievable by integrating security into agile processes, like DevOps or CI/CD. Since most security teams are understaffed, automated solutions are becoming a requirement, rather than an option to properly manage the ever-increasing workload. 

Takeaways:

  • Automation is required to meet today's security demand 
  • DevOps can operate more efficiently with CI/CD  
  • IT security staff are responsible for more than ever
 

12:15 pm - 12:40 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Executive Boardroom

Zero Trust

With cybercrime at an all-time high, it's critical for organizations to take every threat seriously. The Zero Trust security model perceives any unfamiliar attempt to connect to an enterprise system as a threat. It requires vigorous verification before allowing access to any systems. When implemented correctly, Zero-Trust protects organizations from costly data breaches. Are your current security measures enough?

Executive Boardroom

Cloud Security

Once the future, the Cloud is getting crowded. While the crowded and overheated IT server closets of the past are clearing out in favor of sleek cloud storage, Cloud now has new challenges of its own. As cloud computing becomes the norm, so do the security risks. The cloud is just as susceptible to many of the same security issues of legacy systems. Find out how to protect your consumer data from the continued threat of cybercrime.

 

12:40 pm - 1:40 pm

Networking Lunch and Keynote

The Next Phase of Cybersecurity

Today's digital technologies quickly become commodities, and adoption of emerging technologies provides only temporary edge and differentiation. To stay ahead, you must think bigger and take bigger risks. Do not make the technologies themselves the focal point, but the profound business transformations they make feasible. While these transformations offer organizations great benefits, they also offer extreme risks that must be accounted and planned for. 

Takeaways:

  • Get a leg up on next gen technologies
  • High risk can yield high reward 
  • Focusing less on products and more on company alignment to them
 

1:45 pm - 2:10 pm

Executive Exchanges and Networking

 

2:15 pm - 2:40 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

IoT Devices and the

Hard-coded credentials, insecure wireless communication, unencrypted personal data, unverified firmware updates, vulnerable web interfaces - the list goes on. Every organization is in a race to be the first to deliver new products and technologies. Unfortunately, to properly secure this is never the first thought. It's not shocking that the flourishing IoT space has generated an abundance of security issues. Compromised IoT devices can allow access to data, be used as points of entry for future attacks, or act as DDoS attack drones. Home automation products and wearables open the door for personally identifiable information and other valuable data to be stolen. 

Takeaways:

  • IoT devices are vulnerable to hackers
  • Data security is often an afterthought for IoT makers 
  • Home automation products open the door for personal information to get stolen

Think Tank

AI: Friend or Foe?

Advances in artificial intelligence (AI) are introducing new technologies to a wide array of products across every industry, especially cybersecurity. Facial recognition and natural language processing have become a reality thanks to deep learning algorithms, however, there is a dark side to these advancements. Cybercriminals have managed to weaponize AI to create extremely intricate malware and attack methods. This has forced organizations to use advanced heuristic solutions rather than counting on known vulnerability and attack signatures.

Takeaways:

  • Artificial Intelligence products are already being deployed in many industries 
  • Features like facial recognition and chat bots are common examples 
  • Cybercriminals can weaponize this technology without proper security measures
 

2:45 pm - 3:10 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Thought Leadership

Phishing Scams

Phishing Scams are the number one culprit for data breaches. Usually a hacker is able to gain access by sending emails within your organization that contain links to malware and ransomware. Most companies have implemented security tests and additional training to avoid an employee accidentally exposing their system to a breach. While those trainings and tests are helping to inform the workforce, phishing scams and data breaches persist. Learn how to best safeguard your organization.

 

3:15 pm - 3:40 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

Going Mobile, Securely

The average employee uses at least 3 different mobile devices to access business data. This number has risen and so has the amount of company data that is being stored on each device. Each device represents another endpoint that needs to be secured. While mobile malware threats are low, it's expected that there will be a rise in data breaches directly related to mobile devices. Providing access to company data via a secure web application infrastructure with real-time vulnerability management is one way of reducing risk with mobile devices. 

Takeaways:

  • Mobile devices are generally considered safe means to access business data 
  • Employees use an average of three mobile devices, each is its own security challenge 
  • Data breaches through mobile devices are expected to increase

Think Tank

Security in the Crosshairs - The Future Comes into Focus

All organizations, regardless of size, are continuously evolving through modern technologies. Having an incident response plan and an effective cybersecurity strategy is not a luxury, but rather a requirement. Finally, security training for employees to improve their awareness is becoming the rule instead of the exception. Security is now establishing a permanent footprint within the software development lifecycle, with SecDevOps/DevSecOps processes to incorporate security at all layers of development. 

Takeaways:

  • Any organization can fall victim to a data breach 
  • Having a plan of action is essential to business survival  
  • Security has become a part of the conversation at nearly every level of an organization
 

3:40 pm - 3:50 pm

Afternoon Networking Coffee Break

 

3:55 pm - 4:20 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Thought Leadership

Securing the Human Factor

The biggest fear is not the technology. Who is responsible for mistakes that take place using technology, which can potentially lead to a cyberattack? The majority of CISOs agree that an employee carelessly falling victim to a phishing scam is the most likely cause of a security breach. How do we guard against human error without limiting employee efficiency and productivity? 

Takeaways: 

  •  Are technologies vulnerable to user error? 
  • Phishing Scams are the biggest culprit for breaches. 
  • Training is essential to implementing new technologies at your organization.
 

4:25 pm - 4:50 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Innovation Partner Showcase


 

4:55 pm - 5:00 pm

Closing Remarks


 

5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Summit Happy Hour