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February CISO Forum San Francisco 2014

Theme: Presenting the Business Case for Information Security
Date: February 22-23, 2014
Location: San Francisco, CA

Overview: Today’s CISO faces a growing list of challenges. In order to be successful in your position, you not only need to have a clear and effective security strategy, but you also must be able to communicate its importance and value to the members of your executive team. How do you merge your security skills with those necessary for business leadership? How do you communicate your plans to a wide range of internal and external audiences? What is the best way to align your strategies with an ever-changing business environment? Are you able to convey ROI to your management team? Join our industry experts and your CISO peers as we share experiences and discuss various methods in "Presenting the Business Case for Information Security.”

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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  • Held preceding RSA Conference 2014 – USA, members click here for registration discount
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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.

    *Click on the speaker's name to download the presentation slides (if available).

    Saturday – February 22, 2014

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

    Opening Keynote Dinner

    Brian Krebs - Reporter and Publisher, Internet Security and Cybercrime, Krebs on Security LLC

    Innovations from the Underground

    Sunday - February 23, 2014
    8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

    Registration and Breakfast

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

    Opening Comments and Welcome Address
    Bill Burns, San Francisco 2014 CISO Forum Chair

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

    Asheem Chandna - Partner, Greylock Partners

    Security Trends and Opportunities - A VC Perspective

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

    Networking Break-Sponsor Pavilion

    10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m."Presenting the Business Case" - Executive Roundtables - Discussion

    Break into groups of your peers for brainstorming sessions. Highlights from each table will be openly discussed with the full group at the end of the roundtables.

    Topics (please click on the link to see topic abstract):

    12:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.

    Networking Lunch

    1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.

    "Presenting the Business Case" - Executive Roundtables - Presentations

    Break into groups of your peers for brainstorming sessions. Highlights from each table will be openly discussed with the full group at the end of the roundtables.

    2:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

    Networking Break-Sponsor Pavilion

    2:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

    Demetrios "Laz" Lazarikos - IT Security Strategist and Former CISO, Sears Online Business Unit

    Building and Supporting an Evolving Information Security Program to Support Realtime Decision Making

    Your organization is rich with sensitive data - Intellectual Property, Financials, PII, Credit Cards, and Customer Data - chances are greater now that you're a target for Cyber Criminal activity.

    Cyber Criminals are targeting companies and exploiting them at an alarming rate. As companies develop or enhance their InfoSec program, a solution that must be considered is how to incorporate realtime InfoSec analytics into an overall IT Security Strategy. Laz will provide insight on how realtime InfoSec analytics can protect your organization, where to position InfoSec realtime analytics into the workflow, and how to be pro-active through the process. Laz will also provide case studies about InfoSec realtime analytics helping protect the company brand and preventing Cyber Criminal activity from occurring.

    3:45 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

    Networking Break-Sponsor Pavilion

    4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

    Bret Arsenault - Vice President, Chief Information Security Officer, Microsoft

    An Investment in Leadership

    Today’s IT and organizational environments face a constant pressure to be nimble and to adapt to change – all while keeping an eye on retaining and attracting talent to ensure we remain competitive. This means we need to identify, foster and attract the evolving skillsets and capabilities of tomorrow. Microsoft’s CISO will share how we grow, develop, retain and inspire top performers – including how we identify and capitalize on skillsets, gaps, and career development plans.

    5:15 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.


    Marines' Memorial Club Hotel
    609 Sutter Street
    San Francisco, CA 94102-1017

    Rooming Reservations:

    Marines' Memorial Club Hotel
    609 Sutter Street
    San Francisco, CA 94102-1017

    Conveniently located in the heart of San Francisco in Union Square, the Marines Memorial Club Hotel will offer rooms to ISSA guests at the rate of $179 (+tax) USD per night, for stays between February 21 - March 1. Nights before and after these dates may be available by calling the hotel at 1 800 562 7463 or 1 415 673 6672. Rate includes:

    • Entrance to Club One Fitness with indoor lap pool and state-of-the-art equipment - located on property
    • Complimentary use of the Business Center, with internet access, scanner, fax/printer
    • High speed internet access in all guestrooms and meeting space at no charge

    Click here to book online or call 1 800 562 7463 or 1 415 673 6672 and request the "ISSA CISO Board Meeting" group rate to make reservations over the phone.

    Reservations must be made by Tuesday, January 28, 2014 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 check out prior to the confirmed check out date.

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


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