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August CISO Forum Pittsburgh 2013

: The Human Effect

Date: August 8-9, 2013
Location: Pittsburgh, PA

Even the best designed, best implemented and best managed security programs can meet with cultural resistance and/or catastrophic control failures. In many cases, these breakdowns can be traced to a lack of acceptance of security by the very people we are trying to protect. As a profession, we have continued to struggle with minimizing resistance to security changes as we integrate our programs into the organizational culture. Please join us in Pittsburgh, August 8-9th, as we bring industry and academic professionals together to exchange ideas and discuss strategies on how to better influence your cultures and make your programs more successful.

Register today to join us for this peer-only event. Click here for guest registration and criteria. First time qualified guests may attend at no charge.

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    CISO Executive Members click here to register to attend this ISSA CISO Executive Forum. Rooming reservations can be made at the host hotel, as described below.

    CISO Guests click here for Membership Criteria and Guest Registration Details.


    Thursday – August 8, 2013

    5:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

    Opening Keynote Dinner

    Daniel Klinger - Senior Manager, Global Information Security, The Hershey Company

    Are We There Yet !?

    A look at treating Information Security as a Business and how the focus of People in your program will make all the difference.

    Friday - August 9, 2013
    8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

    Registration and Breakfast

    9:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.

    Opening Comments and Welcome Address

    9:15 a.m.- 10:15 a.m.

    Kim Jones - Senior Vice President & Chief Security Officer, Vantiv

    The Human Nature of Security – Pink Elephants, Power Rangers and the United States Marine Corps

    As security technology and frameworks continue to mature, the security profession still finds itself struggling with the acceptance of leading security practices by individuals and organizations. Only recently has the profession embraced the need to address the ‘people’ portion of the security people-process-technology triad. Join this session as Kim Jones provides insight into some of the common human-related stumbling blocks to program implementation, as well as practical guidance and techniques to avoid them. A recognized information security leader with more than 25 years of experience, Jones will provide valuable lessons learned in addressing this critical and often underappreciated aspect to enterprise information security.

    10:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

    Networking Break-Sponsor Pavilion

    10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

    Industry Expert Panel - The Human Effect
    Moderator: Pete Lindstrom - Principal, Spire Security, LLC

    Mark T. Chapman - President and Founder,
    Brenda Santos - Information Security and Strategy Officer, Websense

    11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

    Networking Lunch

    1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

    Beth Montag-Schmaltz - Principal, PeopleFirm

    Change Agility: New Ideas to Weave Change Capability Into the Fiber of Your Organization

    If you’re bracing for the next wave of change, you’re not alone. CEOs expect the amount of change in their organizations to continue to increase, yet they recognize that their teams’ capacity to manage the escalating volume of change is not keeping pace according to IBM’s Global CEO study. While organizations are marginally improving their capacity and skills to effectively manage change, the volume, complexity, and magnitude of the changes to be absorbed are increasing at an unprecedented pace. In fact, most companies continue to struggle to manage change in support of large-scale projects, let alone build change capability throughout their organization. Making matters worse, three-fourths of organizations surveyed by Prosci in 2012 are reporting that they are near or at the point of change saturation. This saturation dynamic, combined with the volume and speed of change, is resulting in employee disengagement and resistance. Worse yet, as employees disengage, we are seeing a corresponding increase in project failures and an overall decrease in organizational productivity.

    Agile, innovative, responsive, nimble, creative, flexible – these are the words that define the organizations that will succeed in today’s business environment. Those organizations that successfully weave change capability into the fiber of their organization will develop a competitive advantage in the markets in which they operate.

    Click here to download presentation slides.

    2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

    Networking Break-Sponsor Pavilion

    2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

    Jason Hong - Associate Professor, School of Computer Science, Human Computer Interaction Institute, Carnegie Mellon University

    Leveraging Human Factors for Effective Security Training

    3:30 p.m. - 3:50 p.m.

    Networking Break-Sponsor Pavilion

    3:50 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

    Sponsor Prize Drawing

    4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

    Open Discussion

    5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

    Closing Reception

    *Please note: all times and speakers are subject to change.


    Omni William Penn Hotel
    530 William Penn Place
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15219

    Rooming Reservations

    Omni William Penn Hotel

    The conference rate is $159.00 (+ tax) per night. To secure a room please contact the Omni William Penn Hotel by booking online or by calling Reservations at 1-800-843-6664 and asking for the ISSA CISO Forum rate. Reservations must be made by July 22, 2013 or before the group rooms are sold out, so do not delay.

    Please note: Prevailing rates may apply after these dates or when the group rooms are sold out, whichever occurs first. Early departure fees may apply should you check out prior to the confirmed check out date.

    Transportation Options

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    About Pittsburgh

    Plan on arriving a little early or staying a few days after the event? Click here for a list of things to do and see in Pittsburgh.


    Please contact Kris Tanaka at ISSA International Headquarters
    1 866 349 5818 ext. 105
    Direct: 1 503 214 2294


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