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February Cyber Forum San Francisco, CA 2020

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Date: February 22-23, 2020
Location: San Francisco, CA



Type Fees and Benefits Registration Link
ISSA Cyber Executive Members

Complimentary meeting registration and one complimentary night of hotel accommodations*


learn about Cyber 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 and Hotel
609 Sutter St,
San Francisco, CA. 94102

Click here to reserve your room at the Marines Memorial Club and Hotel. The daily rate is $289 for standard rooms and $314 for deluxe rooms plus resort fee and state and local taxes. Upon choosing Book Your Stay, enter code 123 under “Offer Code” section. Attendees may also call direct at 800-562-7463 or 415-673-6672 and ask for ISSA CISO Meeting 2020 group rate. Attendees may also e-mail reservation requests to Reservations are available until February 7, 2020 or until the block sells out, whichever comes first. Space is limited.

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February 22, 2020

Master of Ceremonies: Bryan Bethelmy, CISO, Mancon

Opening Reception & Dinner
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

PresenterPhilippe Courtot, Chairman & CEO, Qualys

The Rapid Adoption of DevOps is Changing Security as We Know It

DevOps is fueling the acceleration of the Digital Transformation and these two movements are changing everything we know about IT, operations and security. This talk will explore this DevOps world, and that it means for security practitioners and why it’s important to “shift left” and unite with IT and DevOps for a built-in approach to security.

February 23, 2020

Registration and Breakfast
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Opening Comments and Welcome Address
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

PresenterAssaf Mischari, Chief Research Officer, Team8

The Attacker's Perspective

With an ever-expanding attack surface, outsmarting the attacker continues to be increasingly difficult for defense. Understanding how attackers think, what motivates them to damage and how they outmaneuver defensive mechanisms will help switch the asymmetry. With a uniquely in-depth understanding of the attacker perspective, Assaf Mischari, Head of Research at Team8 and former CTO of the Israeli Defense Force's Technology & Intelligence Unit 8200, will present why connectivity empowers a less experienced attacker to make significant impact. Covering topics such as automation, anomaly detection, data in use, and AI, Assaf will demonstrate how understanding attacker motivations can help defense gain the upper hand.

Presenter: Karen Worstell, CEO, W Risk Group
10:00 AM - 10:45 PM

Flame-Proofing Your Career (and your life). Preventing Burnout and Dealing with Adversity

Cybersecurity pros are subject to extremes of stress, unrealistic expectations and continuous hyper-vigilance. This session will provide key strategies to handle the stresses of the job like a boss. The presenter will cover the key pillars of Know Yourself, Know Your Path, and essential tools for self and team leadership that help cyber-pros ensure their career does not go down in flames.

Networking Break
10:45 AM - 11:15 AM

Panel: Evolution of the Cyberworld and its Impact on VC's, CIO's and CISO's
11:15 AM - 12:15 AM


Ross Mandel, CEO, SPJ T. Scott


Mark Valdez, Founder, Eads Bridge Ventures
Tony Scott, Chairman, The TonyScottGroup
Maurice Stebila, CISO, Harman International
Will Lin, Partner and Co-Founder, ForgePoint Capital
Steve O'Hara, Managing Partner, Valley Capital Partners
Ray Choi, General Partner, Valley Capital Partners

How does the leading Venture Firms navigate through the hundreds of new companies each year to find the winning investment? What is their respective investment thesis to know when it's "the next big one" that will challenge the incumbents?  What is the role of today's VC's vs 5-10 years ago to ensure the success of new technology?  What do VC Firms expect to see out of a Seed or an A round investment....expectations?  What would you like the audience to remember today?

What is the role of new modern CIO/CISO in this process to bring in transformational start-up technologies to stay ahead of the curve? How do they evaluate risk and the impact on their teams and their own respective roles? What are the fears that a CIO/CISO must break through in today's new cyberworld? How do you mitigate risk in the process with the teams? How do you budget for today when you have limited knowledge about tomorrow?  What is the role of new technologies a vehicle to help in recruiting new talent who want to work on the latest/newest technologies?  How do you resolve technical debt and keep avoiding the tech stack from going obsolete? What is your opinion on the recent Symantec news and how does it impact your decision making?

Come learn answers to these questions and more from our panel of experts.

Lunch & Learn - Presentation by Code42
12:15 PM - 1:30 PM

The Insider Threat: You're Flying Blind

Studies show that 90% of data loss that manifests from inside organizations goes undetected. What's worse, nearly 70% of organizations that were breached from the inside had a data loss prevention solution in place. The brutal truth - prevention solutions are not effective at stopping insider threats. Attend this session from Code42 to learn how data risk detection and response ensures you and your organization are not blindsided.

Executive Roundtables on Current Industry Topics
1:30 PM - 2:45 PM

Networking Break
2:45 PM - 3:15 PM

Presenter: Dan Kimble, CEO, Resonance Executive Coaching

Storytelling for CISOs: How to Tell Great Stories That Will Enroll Others In Your Information Security Vision

Storytelling is part art and part craft. Many believe you either have it or you don’t. In actuality, storytelling is very much a learnable skill. In this highly interactive talk, you will learn the reasons why executive stakeholders are most inspired by stories, and how to construct and deliver your own compelling stories that will help enroll others in your information security vision. 

3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

Closing Remarks
4:15 PM - 4:30 PM

Closing Reception
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Questions? Please contact
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