CISO National Virtual Summit

June 10, 2021

CISO National Virtual Summit

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The Assembly will feature members from...


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Opening Remarks


Keynote Panel: “The Intersection of Compliance and Cyber Security – How to build compliant, secure infrastructure

Genuine Parts Company
Mr. Cooper
Wayne Lewandowski
VP of Global Sales HyTrust Sales
Damian Apone
Director, Global Retail Cybersecurity
Jason Loomis
Scot Miller
Patrick Benoit

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The environment of today is under constant attack which has caused organizations to bolster their cyber defenses. Many industries and government agencies have come to rely on compliance standards (i.e. HIPAA, FISMA, NIST 800-53, GDPR) to ensure the environment is healthy and secure. They are two sides of a coin offering visibility into the environment as well as defined protection. Explore with HyTrust and our esteemed panel on how to create an effective state of compliance, and cyber posture for your virtual infrastructure!

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Keynote Presenter: “SASE Crash Course: Getting started with Confidence

Ryan Poppa
Director of Product Management

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Digital business transformation and the shift to a distributed workforce are driving networking and security to the cloud. The secure access service edge (SASE) model consolidates networking and security functions – traditionally delivered in siloed point solutions – into a single integrated cloud-delivered service. Join this session to hear pitfalls to avoid when starting the transformation to SASE.

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Fireside Chat: “How Pentesting Can Evolve To Enable Better Collaboration Between Security and Engineering

Caroline Wong
Chief Strategy Officer
Eric Galis
VP, Compliance and Security

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Fixing vulnerabilities found by third-party pentests has rarely been a smooth or collaborative process. Once the extensive PDF report hits their inboxes, teams struggle to exchange relevant information, issues aren’t added to sprints, and manual tasks slow the process down. Meanwhile, critical issues stay open.

To keep our applications secure, we need to be able to work together effectively. And the truth is, while pentesting has lagged behind, many other AppSec testing methods have adapted to DevOps workflows. This fact alone is what signals to Caroline Wong, Chief Strategy Officer at Cobalt, and Eric Galis, VP Compliance and Security at Cengage, that the problem isn’t so much with internal teams — it’s that pentest providers don’t set them up for success.

In this APEX Assembly session, Caroline and Eric will discuss how pentest delivery can evolve to enable faster, easier, and more effective remediation. Attendees can expect to learn:

  • What are the issues that prevent security and engineering from working together effectively
  • What changes can help remediation become a more collaborative process
  • What results teams can look forward to when implementing these changes

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Thought Leadership: “Now on Now: Lessons Learned—Evolving Our Own SOC”

Tim Boswell
Senior Solutions Architect, Security and Risk

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Closing Fireside Chat: “Building and Maturing a TPRM Program

Third Party Risk Association
Jonathan Ehret, CISSP, CISA, CRISC, VP, Vice President, Strategy& RiskJulie Gaiaschi
Co-Founder and CEO

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These days it seems no organization or industry is adverse to cyber attacks. From open-source software tools to critical infrastructure, threats are coming in all shapes and sizes. It’s more critical than ever to understand the threats facing your organization from the inside and your vendor ecosystem.

Managing your digital supply chain risk does not have to be a cumbersome process. Firms can look beyond security assessments and questionnaires to ensure that their vendor network is operating securely and efficiently.

During this session, attendees will learn:

  • new methods for managing supply chain risk
  • what tools are most effective to combat vendor risk
  • how to generate key data points to make effective third-party risk decisions

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* All Times In EST

Got questions? We've got answers!

Why should I attend?

Your time is valuable and we make sure to make the most of it! We take the time to figure out your challenges and customize your experience to meet your needs. Our agendas are tailored to your feedback and we pride ourselves in covering the most cutting-edge content delivered by renowned industry experts. Look forward to building enduring partnerships and together we’ll go straight to the top.

Where is the event taking place?

The event is by invitation-only. The location will be released to all attendees once your registration has been confirmed. 

What is the dress code?

We recommend business attire. Most attendees wear suits or comparable attire. Ties are optional.

Can I bring a colleague with me?

Yes! We always urge our members to refer their colleagues! We love adding new members to the community, especially if they come highly recommended by a current member. Either have them reach out to your Apex POC or have them fill out the Member Registration Form.

What if I have dietary restrictions?

No problem! Please let your Apex POC know as soon as possible in order for us to work with the venue on providing alternate options for you at the event.

What if I want to speak at an assembly?

Apex is always looking for speakers that can contribute their valuable insight. If you would like to speak, please contact your Apex POC or fill out the Speaker Registration Form on the Assemblies page. Please keep in mind that we receive many inquiries for speaking and sessions are available on a first come first served basis. But no need to worry, we have plenty of opportunities available at future assemblies.

I plan on being in attendance, but what if something comes up and I have to cancel?

We understand that something may come up on your calendar! Before canceling with us, please know that we will have a separate room for attendees to step out for work-related activities (meetings, emails, conference calls, etc.). If you must cancel, we just ask that you let us know at least 48 hours in advance so that we can open up the waitlist for another member.


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