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March CISO Forum San Francisco, CA 2019

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Innovation & Technology, Escape from RSA Conference!
Date: March 2-3, 2019
Location: San Francisco, CA


This year we provide you an opportunity to “escape from RSAC & buzzword bingo” and invite you to the ISSA CISO Executive Forum! We will provide a haven away from the vendor noise and product churn to have real conversations and get beyond the latest tech lingo. 


This is a CISO and security practitioner-driven event focused on benefiting our CISO members and qualified guests. The ISSA CISO Executive Forum is your chance to escape from the blizzard of buzzwords to meet up with your cyber-security and risk management peers, industry experts, and a specially selected security vendors in a relaxed and confidential environment. We discuss real security programs, share real-world scenarios, and learn from each other.


We have brought back our very popular VC (Venture Capital) Panel session into this year’s event as well.


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


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


Warm Regards,

- Wendy Cohen & John Donovan

ISSA CISO Executive members and Co-chairs for the March 2019 CISO Forurm event.


A message from your ISSA International CISO Exec committee chair, Dr Shawn Murray:

Earlier this year an assessment was requested and conducted on a company because they could not find a rogue device on their network. The assessment was halted and a meeting ensued between HR, Legal and the assessment team. It was suggested by the team that the organization update their BYOD policy. The rogue system was determined to be a sexual device on their network and they figured it would be riskier to pinpoint the device and user than the recommended solution. The business was surprised, stunned and thankful for the discretion.


In another instance, a CISO from a 43-billion-dollar health care provider responded to a serious incident involving two of their physicians. The doctors had purchased and integrated Google Glasses with a collaboration platform that extended their exam room environment with a medical academic institution in India. The doctors performed diagnosis and treatment on patients who had no knowledge of what the technology was being used for and had not provided consent for broadcasting their treatment with the students in India. The lawsuit is still pending…


Today, CIOs, CISOs and Compliance Officers are struggling to keep up with the risks that new and innovative technologies bring to the organization. With the onset of IoT and Artificial Intelligence (AI), organizations need to understand risk, lead and provide support for those that are charged with balancing the needs of the business with the conveniences that new technology brings.



Type Fees and Benefits Registration Link
ISSA CISO Executive Members

Complimentary meeting registration and one complimentary night of hotel accommodations*

click here to register

learn about CISO Executive Membership here
First Time Guests Complimentary meeting registration click here to apply
(attendance is subject to approval)
Returning Guests $400 click here to apply**
(attendance is subject to approval)

*CISO Member is responsible for making his or her own hotel reservations. Reservations must be made at the host hotel in the ISSA room block to qualify for complimentary one (1) night lodging.

**Upon verification of eligibility, guest will be invoiced for the $400 registration fee



Marines' Memorial Club & Hotel
609 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA. 94102

To reserve your room at the Marines' Memorial Club & Hotel, please contact member services at +1 (703) 382-8205 (local/international)The daily rate is $279 plus resort fee and state and local taxes. Reservations are still available but space is limited.

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March 2, 2019

5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Opening Dinner
Presenter: Philippe Courtot, Chairman & CEO, Qualys, Inc.

March 3, 2019


8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Registration and Breakfast

9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Opening Comments and Welcome Address

9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Practical Patterns to Build Your Cloud Security Strategy
Maxime Rousseau,  CISO, Personal Capital

10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Networking Break

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Securing Robots at Scale, from Edge to the Cloud and Everything in Between

Talha Tariq, CISO, Anki

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


1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Presentation: VC Panel
Moderated by: Pete Lindstrom, Research Vice President, Security Strategies


Patrick Heim, Operating Partner & CISO, ClearSky
Will Lin, Principal and Founding Investor at ForgePoint Capital
Rohit Gupta, Serial Entrepreneur, Active Angel Investor & Venture Limited Partner

 2:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Networking Break

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

Innovation Exercise
An interactive exercise for participants on technology and innovation

4:00 p.m. - 4:40 p.m.

Defining Defense in Depth: Start with What Matters
Mike Pedrick, CISSP, CISM, vCISO | IT/IS Strategy | Mentor

4:40 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Sponsor Prize Drawing

5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Closing Reception

Questions? Please contact
 Member Services: +1 (703) 382-8205 (local/international)



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