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October CISO Forum Nashville 2013

Theme: Dust Off Your Bottles...You Might Like What’s Inside
Held in conjunction with the ISSA International Conference.
Date: October 10-11, 2013
Location: Nashville, TN

Overview: Is your Information Security staff chasing the next high-tech, cutting-edge security solution but not fully utilizing solutions they already own? The vast majority of system breaches could have been avoided by the implementation of basic security controls such as regular patching, using complex passwords, providing end user awareness, maintaining proper firewall rules and system hardening. Have you purchased security solutions but only leverage a small percentage of the product’s capabilities? Do you know if your sensitive data is leaving your enterprise perimeter? Do you have visibility into the security controls where it now resides? If any of these situations ring true, this Forum is for you! Join our industry experts and your CISO peers in Nashville as we explore how to get high value out of focusing on the security basics. It’s a great value-add to the ISSA International Conference.

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 – October 10, 2013

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

    Opening Keynote Dinner

    Chris Finan - Former Director of Cybersecurity Legislation for the White House

    The growing sophistication and continuing advancement of private sector cybersecurity efforts will change public-private partnership paradigms and provide unprecedented opportunities to shape policy and legislative efforts in Washington. DC policymakers are grappling to balance national security initiatives with private sector demands for greater transparency and privacy protections. The tension between tech sector leaders calling for greater transparency and the reluctance of national security officials to even acknowledge the existence of intrusive domestic surveillance programs is a sure harbinger of debates to come over new policies and legislation. These issues will fundamentally affect the evolution of the Cybersecurity Executive Order framework, and the future of cybersecurity legislation. The tech community has never been as consequential to DC policies as it is today.

    Friday - October 11, 2013
    8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

    Registration and Breakfast

    9:00 a.m. - 9:05 a.m.

    Opening Comments and Welcome Address
    Tracy Wilkerson, Nashville 2013 CISO Forum Co-chair

    9:05 a.m.- 10:00 a.m.


    Arlene YetnikoffDirector of Information Security, DePaul University

    Defense Is Not Enough

    A robust program for the prevention of security incidents is critical to managing IT risks. Yet, in today's extraordinarily hostile environment focusing solely on prevention is not enough. CISOs need to plan ahead for the detection, investigation, and response of currently unknown security incidents.


    10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

    Networking Break-Sponsor Pavilion

    10:30 a.m. - 11:20 a.m.

    Industry Expert Panel - What are the Information Security Basics?
    Moderator: Bill Burns - Director, IT Security & Networking, Netflix

    Jay C. Grant - Director, Professional Services, North & South America, AccessData
    Gabriel Gumbs
    - Managing Director, Solutions Architecture, WhiteHat Security
    Steve McGregory
    - Director, Threat Intelligence Program, Ixia

    11:20 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

    Networking Lunch

    12:30 p.m. - 2:20 p.m.


    "Back to the Basics"- Executive Roundtables

    Break into groups of your peers for brainstorming sessions on topics such as: risk management, awareness, vulnerability management, security metrics, talent management, executive communication strategies, data classification, privileged account management, the art of budgeting, strategic planning, maximizing existing investments, vendor management and compliance. Highlights from each table will be openly discussed with the full group at the end of the roundtables.

    Click on the following subject title to download the table summary:

    Executive Communication Strategies
    Security Awareness
    Strategic Planning
    Vulnerability Management

    2:20 p.m. - 2:50 p.m.

    Networking Break-Sponsor Pavilion

    2:50 p.m. - 3:50 p.m.


    Jason ClarkChief Security and Strategy Officer, Websense

    Leverage What You Have to Build New Security Strategies

    How existing assets (people, processes and technology) can be used to enhance your current security program and be leveraged to move your information security program forward.


    3:50 p.m. - 4:20 p.m.

    Networking Break-Sponsor Pavilion

    4:20 p.m. - 5:20 p.m.


    Pete Lindstrom- Principal, Spire Security LLC

    Information Security Metrics for the Wall Street Journal

    This session will consider how to create a metrics program with enough business value to be suitable for inclusion in the Wall Street Journal. We will decompose and analyze existing numbers being used in the Wall Street Journal and rebuild them with InfoSec-oriented information.

    Click here to download presentation slides.

    5:20 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

    Sponsor Prize Drawing

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

    Closing Reception

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


    Omni Nashville Hotel
    250 5th Avenue South
    Nashville, TN 37203

    Rooming Reservations

    Omni Nashville Hotel
    250 5th Avenue South
    Nashville, TN 37203

    Conveniently located in downtown Nashville, across from the Music City Center and seamlessly integrated with an expanded Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. Omni Nashville Hotel will offer rooms to ISSA guests at the rate of $209 (+ tax) USD per night, for stays between October 6 - 11 (nights before and after these dates may be available by calling the hotel.1-800-THE-OMNI) Rate includes:

    • Complimentary guestroom WiFi with Omni Select Guest enrollment
    • Five culinary and entertainment venues, including a steak & chop house, live music space and outdoor dining
    • Complimentary onsite fitness center access
    • Full service Business Center

    Click here to book online use code: 100613ISSAFORUM, or call 1-800-THE-OMNI and request the "Information Systems Security Association” block to make reservations over the phone.

    Reservations must be made by Friday, September 16, 2013, or before the group rooms are sold out. Group rate offered 3 days pre- and post-meeting dates, based on availability.

    Holiday Inn Express Downtown Nashville

    920 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37203

    Located 5 blocks (less than half a mile) from the Nashville Convention Center.The Holiday Inn Express will offer rooms to ISSA guests at the rate of $159 (+ tax) USD per night, for stays between October 6 - 11 (nights before and after these dates maybe available by calling the hotel.) Rate includes:

    • Complimentary hot breakfast buffet
    • Complimentary wireless internet access in guest rooms
    • Complimentary local shuttle within 2 mile radius (based on availability)
    • Complimentary refrigerators, microwaves, and flat screen TVs in guest rooms

    Click here to book online or call 877 443 7829 and request the "Information Systems Security Association” block to make reservations over the phone.

    Reservations must be made by September 15, 2013 or before the group rooms are sold out.

    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 checks out prior to the confirmed check out date.

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    Please contact Kris Tanaka at ISSA International Headquarters
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    Direct: 1 503 214 2294


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