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June CISO Forum Boston, MA 2019

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No Rest for the Weary: The Continued Convergence of Privacy and Security

Date: June 13-14, 2019
Location: Boston, MA

This June we provide you an opportunity to learn from industry experts and explore the ever-changing and dynamic world at the intersection of Privacy and Security! The ISSA Executive Forum series is proud to be partnering with the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), the world’s largest privacy organization with nearly 50,000 members worldwide. With Europe’s landmark GDPR legislation less than a year old, newly proposed legislation from several US states (most prominently California) promises to make 2019 an even more crucial year for obtaining a greater understanding of the privacy landscape. Together, ISSA and IAPP are working to exchange knowledge and experiences in order for all to make sense of these changes -- adding a deeper knowledge to each other’s skill-set is now no longer a “nice to have” — it is essential! 

This is an event focused on benefiting our Executive members and qualified guests. The ISSA Executive Forum is your chance to escape from the blizzard of buzzwords to meet up with your peers, industry experts, and specially selected security vendors in a relaxed and confidential environment. In this session, we will discuss real privacy and security programs, share real-world scenarios, and learn from each other. 

Finally, attendees at the June 2019 event will have a chance to help shape the content and format for future meetings of the ISSA Executive Forum in 2019 and beyond. 

We look forward to seeing you at this year's event in Boston!

Warm Regards,

Marc Thompson

ISSA Executive Director


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ISSA CISO Executive Members

Complimentary meeting registration and one complimentary night of hotel accommodations*

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First Time Guests Complimentary meeting registration click here to apply
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Returning Guests $400 click here to apply**
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Hilton Boston/Woburn
2 Forbes Rd.
Woburn, MA 01801

Click here to reserve your room at the Hilton Boston/Woburn. The daily rate is $169 plus resort fee and state and local taxes. Reservations are available until May 5, 2019 or until the block sells out, whichever comes first. Space is limited.


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June 13, 2019

Opening Reception & Dinner
Presenter: Jerry Yoffa, United States First District Court of Boston
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Instituting a Data Privacy and Data Protection Program from Scratch

The steps needed to institute an effective data privacy and protection program will be discussed. Understanding regulations, Privacy acts, HIPAA, GDPR, Discovery  of what you have, Where it is, Shadow IT, where is it, how to control it. Classifying the data, what you need to protect, Access Control who has access to it, Restricting Access, Stopping it from leaving, Cloud Access Security Brokers (CASB), Splunk, and Data Loss prevention (DLP).  

June 14, 2019

Registration and Breakfast
7:30 AM - 8:40 AM

Opening Comments and Welcome Address
8:40 AM - 9:00 AM

Presenter: J. Trevor Hughes, CIPP/US, President & CEO, International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP)
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Intersection of Privacy & Security
Trevor Hughes will kick off the day’s event by providing a “30,000 foot view” of the intersection of privacy and security—what the differences are but how the similarities make having knowledge of privacy a crucial requirement for InfoSec pros. The constantly shifting landscape of US state privacy regimes make this an even more complex environment to negotiate. Buckle up! 

Networking Break
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Presenters: Diana Kelley, Microsoft’s Cybersecurity Field CTO takes a look behind the curtain with Edna Conway, Cisco’s Chief Security Officer, Global Value Chain
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Third Party Risk: Lions & Tigers & Bears…Oh My!
Diana Kelley leads a fireside chat with Edna Conway about the looming risk of our growing digital third party ecosystem. They will have a frank discussion on exactly what a value chain is and who is in the third party ecosystem that comprises it. Diana will explore Edna’s views on the key security threats and impacts for the information and communications technology (ICT) value chain, practical approaches and technologies to address those threats and impacts, and public-private efforts on cyber supply chain risk management.

Presenter:  Jon Mead, Director of Technical Services for North AmericaEgress Software
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Machine Learning: Addressing the Disillusionment to Bring Actual Business Benefit

‘Machine learning’ is one of those cringy phrases, almost (if not already) taboo in the world of high-tech SaaS.  Applying true machine learning to an organization’s product(s), however, can have real benefit for the business, their clients, and the industry as a whole.  From credit card fraud investigations to the way that a car is built, machine learning has permeated our everyday life without a common understanding of what it is and how to implement it. 

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Presenter: Eloy AvilaChief Technology Officer, Darktrace
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM 

 Embracing AI for Cyber Defense

 Online crime cost the world more than half a trillion dollars in 2018, recent data breaches and attacks have managed to influence elections, and even our energy grids face the threat of cyber-attack. This troubling state of affairs is the product of several fundamental weaknesses with the traditional approach to cyber defense, which relies on predefining what threats look like at a time when criminals launch never-before-seen attacks on a daily basis. These attacks increasingly strike at machine-speed, preventing security professionals from responding before their damage is done.

Presenter: Omer Tene, Vice President & Chief Knowledge Officer, International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP)
1:45 PM - 2:45 PM

Security is About Breach; Privacy is About Creepy
Omer Tene will give a privacy expert’s view on the fundamental differences between privacy and security, and how the Venn Diagram between these two disciplines has shifted towards more commonality. As privacy laws take security explicitly into mind, security practitioners will need to know more.

Networking Break
2:45 PM - 3:15 PM

Panel Moderator: Peter Yauch, Director of Business Development, International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP)
3:15 PM - 4:45 PM

Discovering Synergies Between the CISO & CPO - Exploring the Relationship Between Privacy and Cybersecurity

James Scollard, 
Cloud Architect, Elavon & US Bank
Andrew SmeatonChief Information Security Officer, MIB
Seth Harrington, Partner at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

Sponsor Prize Drawing
4:45 PM - 5:00 PM

Closing Reception
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM


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