Top CISOs To Confer On Pressing Cyber Security Topics At ‘Exchange’

IQPC's Event To Be Held At Seaport Hotel, Boston

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Dan Gunderman

Leading Chief Information Security Officers (CISO) will be descending upon the Seaport Hotel in Boston, Mass., from Aug. 12-14, in an event sure to spur useful conversation, best practices and networking opportunities.

The “CISO Exchange” is invite-only, and features C-level executives, leading solution providers and inspiring speakers and thought leaders.

With a robust agenda filled with specific and tactical sessions, security practitioners will have three days in which to focus on their enterprise’s goals, pain points and strategies.

This premier event for security executives allows attendees to discuss innovative solutions, and network with those of similar ilk.

Why It’s So Important

Cyber-crime can be perpetrated from anywhere in the world that permits a link between cyber-space and physical computing devices and networks. With the digital landscape expanding, the enterprise has historically invested in strengthening their cyber security postures with diverse security controls.

Yet, productivity of security teams is complicated by an abundance of alerts, legacy systems, evolving technologies and growing compliance mandates. Unlike other events, the CISO Exchange offers cyber security leaders the opportunity to hear and discuss successful strategies in a true peer-to-peer networking forum while highlighting the latest technologies, strategies and processes to ensure security.

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Event chairman James Livermore, Global Cyber Security Architect, CSO, CDM Smith, told the Cyber Security Hub: “The intimate setting of the Exchange, where attendance is limited, exposes you to all peers. You’re talking with, and meeting, fellow CISOs that have the same interests and concerns that I have.”

He continued: “In the presentations, panels and working sessions, they’ve all been developed and designed to address the issues and concerns that CISOs in attendance are dealing with right now.”


The destination is where top security experts come to share ideas, tactics and solutions. Some of this year’s featured speakers include: Phillip Miller, Head of Infrastructure and CISO, Brooks Brothers, Inc., Mike Tiddy, CISO, BNSF, Jeff Schilling, CISO, Epsilon, Karen Davis, Business Group Chief Information Officer, RTI, Marina Spyrou, SVP, Global Cyber Security and Risk Leader, Nielsen, Ravi Thatavarthy, Information Security Officer, iRobot, Genady Vishnevetsky, CISO, Stewart Information Services Corporation, Paul Scheib, CISO, Boston Children’s Hospital, Cliff White, Chief Technology Officer, Accellion, Esmond Kane, Deputy CISO, Partners Healthcare and Michael Gioia, Information Security Officer, Jimmy John’s LLC.

Throughout the event, attendees are exposed to keynotes, best-practice and panel discussions, networking roundtables, masterclasses, “brain-weave” discussions and networking dinners.

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What’s On The Agenda?

Sessions built into this three-day event will run the gamut in terms of cyber coverage; each session has been carefully selected to aid and facilitate cyber-growth.

Livermore told the Cyber Security Hub that the conference’s content is “designed to be very timely and pertinent to what we’re dealing with in our environments right now.” He said the format is “very different from any other industry conference. It’s a win-win for the delegates and the vendors.”

Topics on Day 1 include:

  • Evolving IoT Trends: Predicting Behaviors and Reducing Fear (moderated by iRobot’s Ravi Thatavarthy)
  • Best Practices and Future Direction of Security Awareness Training (KnowBe4 Security Awareness Advocate, Erich Kron)
  • Securely Share Files Beyond Your Enterprise Borders with Full Governance and Control (Accellion Senior Director, Sales Engineering, Craig Pfister)
  • Yikes! I have too Many Security Tools and Not Enough Skilled Resources (Siemplify Chief Revenue Officer, Miguel Carrero)
  • Scalable Security: Balancing People and Technology (Jimmy John’s LLC’s Michael Gioia)

Similarly, Day 2 topics aim to educate and facilitate discussion. Highlights include:

  • Improving Third Party Risk Management with Changing Regulations (BNSF’s Mike Tiddy, Epsilon’s Jeff Schilling and Christopher Leigh, Eversource Energy Director and Chief of Information Security and Compliance)
  • Securing Innovative Technology from Inception (Livermore)
  • True Security Partnerships – Speaking the Language of Business and Technology (Brooks Brothers, Inc.’s Phillip Miller, Boston Children’s Hospital CISO Paul Scheib, Nielsen’s Marina Spyrou and Stewart Information Services Corporation’s Genady Vishnevetsky)

To close out the event, Day 3 highlights include:

  • CFO Considerations of Cyber Security Risk (Commonwealth of Massachusetts CFO, Executive Office of Technology Services and Security, Jeanette Wade)
  • Technical Staffing – Recruitment and Retention Challenges and Solutions (RTI’s Karen Davis)
  • Proactive Vendor Risk Management Deep Dive (Esmond Kane of Partners Healthcare and’s Tony Lee)

To register for the event or view its interactive website, click here!

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