CISO National Virtual Summit

October 14, 2021

CISO National Virtual Summit

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Opening Remarks


Keynote Panel: “Key Insights to Prevent Never-Before-Seen Cyber Attacks

 Fortalice Solutions
Mike Britton
Theresa Payton
President and CEO

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Traditional cybersecurity infrastructure can’t stop new and emerging threats, particularly in the email channel, and cybercriminals are constantly changing their methods to stay one step ahead. Your employees are continuously being targeted, and you must protect them from these attacks—often ones that have never been seen before. Fortunately, there are insights you can use to protect your company and your employees.

Theresa Payton, first female White House CIO and leading cybersecurity expert, and Mike Britton, CISO at Abnormal Security, will discuss:

  • How and why cybercriminals change their methods to create new, never-before-seen threats
  • What tactics can be used to to block emerging threats before they reach your employees
  • What you can do today to protect your organization from new, high-risk threats

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Keynote Presenter: “Enforcement Boundaries: One Small Step for Segmentation, One Giant Step Against Ransomware

Christer Swartz
Principal Technical Marketing Engineer

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Fireside Chat: “Securing the software supply-chain: lessons and trends in autonomous, zero-trust runtime security.

John Matthew Holt
Founder and CTO

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Modern enterprise applications are no longer the single-vendor, monolithic software packages of a generation ago. Today’s modern enterprise application is a thin layer of business logic code sitting on top of a complex web of third-party platforms, frameworks and libraries so that for every 1 line of business logic code that you write, there are 10 lines of invisible third-party code executing inside your application stack that you didn’t write and have no security control over.

New approaches to securing the software supply chain are emerging which go inside the application at runtime to secure the invisible code and memory that comes from outside of your developers and outside of your security control. During this session we will discuss the vulnerability and compliance trends that are driving the rise of autonomous, zero-trust runtime security solutions for third-party code components and the various forms that such solutions take. We will conclude with a look to the future convergence of these runtime security solutions with other runtime, in-app products widely deployed today.

Key Takeaways:

  • The security of today’s enterprise applications is overwhelmed by large quantities of third-party code that comes from outside your organization and outside of your security control
  • Until recently the principal (and often-times, only) solution for securing third-party code has been continuous SCA with manual software upgrades that require considerably developer effort, testing and cost
  • In spite of the widespread adoption of SCA tools in the last several years, vulnerable and/or outdated third-party components has risen from 9th to 6th position in the most recent OWASP Top 10 2021 draft rankings with OWASP warning that this rise reflects the ongoing struggle to test and secure the software supply-chain
  • New runtime security solutions are emerging which use live access to an application’s executing code and memory to provide autonomous security without manual developer effort or tuning
  • Autonomous runtime security solutions are an important new tool in the fight to secure the software supply-chain of modern enterprise applications
  • Runtime application security, runtime container security and APM tools will converge over time as customers look to consolidate the number of runtime products used with their applications

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CXO Panel: “The Future of Strong Authentication

Edward-Elmhurst Health
Patrick McBride
Chief Marketing Officer
Dr. Jasson Casey
Chief Technology Officer
Benjamin Corll
Shefali Mookencherry

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Disrupter Presenter: “How to successfully integrate security into your DevOps

Cindy Blake
Senior Security Evangelist

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Closing CXO Panel: “Cybersecurity 2022: The Top Challenges CISOs Should Prepare for Now

Sinclair Broadcast Group
Jake Olcott
VP, Communications & Government Affairs
John McClure

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2022 is shaping up to be a critical year for CISOs and their security programs. From new regulations to increased oversight to supply chain risk management to incident response, CISOs will have their hands full. How should CISOs address these major challenges? What should they prioritize within their security programs? What steps should they take now?

Join Jake Olcott, VP of Government Affairs at BitSight to understand what’s coming in 2022 and how to best prepare. Topics to be discussed include:

  • New regulatory requirements
  • Board oversight and reporting
  • Cyber risk quantification
  • Supply chain risk management
  • Incident response preparedness

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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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