CISO LEADERSHIP SUMMIT

Sunday, March 18, 2018 8 CPES

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM 

In today’s high-stakes cybersecurity environment, chief information security officers must be more than technology and people managers. An effective CISO is a combination of business leader, risk visionary, technology translator and team mentor and enabler. If this sounds different than the technology-focused infosec path of the past, that’s because it is. To be an effective leader, security practitioners must become strategists who can look across the entire organization—its technology and people—and identify vulnerabilities proactively. These vulnerabilities, though, aren’t what you will find in the CVE; instead, leaders understand that running a proactive, capable security organization starts with people and processes. And to accomplish that, the CISO her/himself must first possess the leadership skills and tools to inspire those around them. 

Attend the CISO Leadership Summit to participate in this interactive day of learning with peers, and take home new techniques and ideas to inspire and lead your organization.

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM 
Inside & Out: Mindfulness-Based Leadership
Jennifer Minella, Vice President of Engineering & Security, Carolina Advanced Digital

Leaders in any organization aren’t necessarily the people on top of the org chart. Take a break from the conference mayhem and join peers for a candid session on leading from all sides including from within, using mindfulness to increase performance and efficiency in the workplace, increasing EQ, and building a toolset for bringing mindfulness to your professional life. 

Take-away skills include a new level of listening and engaging, differentiating reactions from responses, and tips and tricks for finding the time and space each day to focus on the most important tasks.

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM 
The Pace of Change: Building a Change Culture, How to Lead Teams through Change
Jennifer Minella, Vice President of Engineering & Security, Carolina Advanced Digital

“Nothing endures but change.” The popular quote summarizes Heraclitus’ understanding that change was central to the universe. Yet, the complex human brain is often change averse, and leading oneself through change is challenging enough. The prospect of leading a team or entire organization through change may seem insurmountable. Leading through change means taking an inside-out approach and effectively wielding the weapons of culture and communication in managing conflict and complexity throughout change—at every level.

Build your toolset for leading through change, creating a change culture and managing the risks while reaping rewards.

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM 
Workshop: Board Level Communications Challenges and Opportunities
Tony Spinelli, Chief Operating Officer, Fractal Industries, Inc

Demonstrating the progress of your program, strategy, and your personal leadership brand are some of the challenges and opportunities you have to build credibility and confidence with your company’s Board of Directors and executive management. It’s become the norm for cybersecurity leaders to meet with a company’s Board of Directors on a regular basis, and it’s your one opportunity in the spotlight to demonstrate your leadership and command of risk management and cybersecurity. 

The Board’s responsibility is oversight and governance for what has been identified as a top risk for nearly every company: cybersecurity. With that in mind, security leaders should expect to be incredibly challenged and receive deep inquiry about the dimensions of your program, the program’s maturity against your peers, and how you and your program have addressed the most recent cybersecurity threats.

Given these challenges we’ll discuss the methods to effectively articulate your program’s maturity, risks and threats, and how to best communicate cybersecurity leadership, risk management and demonstrate well-managed stewardship.

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Networking Lunch

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM 
Workshop: Understand Yourself and Your Team for Greater Success
Todd Fitzgerald, Senior Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer - Information Security and Technical Risk, Northern Trust

When was the last time you thought about who you really are and how your thinking is different from others? What impacts may you have had on others as a result? Do you know where you are coming from or why you think the way you do? 

Each one of us and our teams are uniquely gifted in the way we think, act, and contribute to our jobs and family. We have different personalities, experiences, backgrounds and come from different generations. 

This session will explore your behavioral type using the Myers-Briggs type indicator, as well as examine the differences between the generations and the influence these generations have on our thought behaviors. As leaders of our organizations, we can be more effective by understanding ourselves and those we work with. 

As a result of this interactive session, participants will be able to: 

· Identify their MBTI personality type and understand the meaning 

· Apply the type to the CISO role 

· Differentiate the work characteristics of the Millennials, Gen X, and Boomers 

· Build, lead and leverage more effective teams

3:15 PM – 4:15 PM 
What Kind of Leader Do You Need to Be?
Tony Spinelli, Chief Operating Officer, Fractal Industries, Inc

As we think of ourselves as leaders in each of our individual roles, how do we determine our best capabilities and how do we put them to best use for our individual company, the organization we lead, and how we build our personal brand? You have the opportunity to choose your leadership style, approach, and behaviors which shape the type of leader you are and the brand you will be known for. However, in many instances, we can articulate the type of leader we want to be but lack the actual playbook and foundational elements to make progress and real impact on our brand. 

During this discussion, we will explore why some leaders make the impact they want on their brand and influence the way their peers, organization, and colleagues perceive them. We will also investigate key insights and foundational elements of building your brand so you can walk away with a playbook to start building your personal brand and leadership style. Much of leadership is influenced by your personal branding; understanding how to articulate and deliver your brand around what you do, how you deliver your capability, and why you deliver your mission is paramount to your continued positive career trajectory.

4:15 PM – 5:00 PM 
Essential Privacy Principles Every CISO Must Know
Todd Fitzgerald, Senior Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer - Information Security and Technical Risk, Northern Trust

Information security officers need to become involved in privacy issues to maintain relevance in the future. This session will provide the fundamentals of information privacy and building of a privacy program, touching on US, EU, Canadian, and other global privacy laws to provide a foundation to begin to intelligently discuss the privacy issues. The session reviews the principles of privacy, history of critical laws and events shaping privacy, privacy by design concepts, as well as current and emerging laws related to cybersecurity and privacy global developments.