Being Effective.... Securely

CISO Council

October 21, 2021

DoControl Launches with $13.35M in Funding to Automate SaaS Data Access  Controls



Adam Gavish DoControl
Adam Gavish



CISO Council Speaker

Adam Gavish is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of DoControl. Adam brings 15 years of experience in product management, software engineering, and network security. Prior to founding DoControl, Adam was a Product Manager at Google Cloud, where he led ideation, execution, and strategy of Assured Workloads (GovCloud) customer experience serving Fortune 500 customers. Before Google, Adam was a Senior Technical Product Manager at Amazon, where he launched customer-obsessed products improving the payment experience for 300M customers globally. Before Amazon, Adam was a Software Engineer in two successfully acquired startups, eXelate for $200M, and Skyfence for $60M. Adam is a proud alumni of Unit 8200, Israel’s Intelligence Corps.

Adam holds a B.S. in Computer Science from the Academic College of Tel-Aviv Yafo and an MBA from the Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University. 

Richard Rushing Motorola Mobility a Lenovo Company
Richard Rushing


Motorola Mobility a Lenovo Company

CISO Council Speaker

Mr. Richard Rushing is the Chief Information Security Officer for Motorola Mobility LLC.; Richard participates in several corporate, community, private, and government Security Council’s and working groups setting standards, policies, and solutions to current and emerging security issues. As Chief Information Security Officer for Motorola Mobility, he has led the security effort by developing an international team to tackle the emerging threats of mobile devices, targeted attacks, and cyber-crime. He organized developed and deployed practices, tools and techniques to protect the intellectual property across the worldwide enterprise. A much-in-demand international speaker on information security Richard has presented at many leading security conferences and seminars around the world.

Ray Austad Farmers Insurance Group
Ray Austad

Director, Information Security & Risk Management

Farmers Insurance Group

CISO Council Speaker

Ray Austad began his IT and Information Security career in Higher Education and Non-Profit, and pivoted over to financial enterprise after 18 years. Commencing his career with Zurich Farmers Insurance’s Group Information Security as a Business Information Security Officer. In 2014 he joined the Farmers Insurance Group Business Unit to lead Cloud and Application Security, Vulnerability Management, and Incident Response. In 2020 Ray took a different view of Cybersecurity and risks to business by moving over to Farmers Risk Management team. As Director Information Security and Risk Management, the next chapter started with being able to evaluate the organization with a new and intriguing lens. The first quarter was allocated to learning more about Enterprise Risk Management and adjusting to a role of business assurance, opposed to operational execution. The second quarter changed the organization and our personal lives with the pandemic, and provided new, unforeseen challenges. However this offered new opportunities to calculate organization and supplier risks, and view business resiliency differently. Heading into the third quarter, the focus will be on continued improvements with information security risk baselines, collaboration with our operational and business partners to monitor pandemic impacts, and evaluate new and emerging risks.

Michael Marschean SubCom
Michael Marschean



CISO Council Speaker

CIO with a passion for transforming technology organizations into business focused teams. Delivers IT strategies and solutions to achieve the company’s financial and strategic goals. Builds and develops teams that focus on deliverables, ROI, and utilize technology for achieving productivity, growth and cost objectives to make the business more competitive in their industry.

VJ Viswanathan TORQE
VJ Viswanathan



CISO Council Speaker

VJ Viswanathan is a veteran global technology executive recognized and awarded for technology innovation, capability transformation and inclusive leadership. Most recently, VJ is the founding partner at CYFORIX, a global cybersecurity research, advisory & strategy firm delivering solutions to public and private sectors. He serves as the CEO at TORQE, a specialized due diligence, advisory and technology services firm delivering value through analytics and automation. VJ is also the co-host of ELEVATEINTEL, a podcast series at the nexus of technology, social and defense.

With over 25 years of Enterprise technology, Cyber Security, Privacy, Compliance and Risk Management experience, VJ has a detailed track record of designing, implementing and leading highly successful programs, products & services at multinational brands spanning CPG, Telecom, Media, Supply-chain & Finance segments.
As a strategic thought leader, VJ has delivered the first of its kind "Supply Chain Security" & “Omni-channel Risk management” frameworks. As a published author and featured keynote speaker at global industry events, he approaches disruptive digital paradigms with innovation, creativity and active collaboration with his key industry peers, national & international law enforcement and defense groups.

VJ is an active advisor, investor at select incubators & accelerators groups. As a strategic advisor to VC & PE firms, he specializes in developing market analysis, competitive product road map and guides in opportunity mapping. As a Board member and subject matter advisor to CEOs and Corporate directors, VJ evaluates and audits cyber security program for veracity and operational effectiveness.

VJ is passionate about animal rights and giving back to the technology & security industry. He has created a rescue & foster care group for large breed dogs. He is actively engaged with academic institutions and purpose driven professional groups like ‘Minorities in Cyber security’, where he serves as the Board member and chair of mentorship programs to develop the next generation talent through coaching and facilitating scholarships for cyber security education.

Marcos Marrero H.I.G. Capital
Marcos Marrero


H.I.G. Capital

CISO Council Speaker

Marcos Marrero is an IT Risk & Information Security professional with 20+ years of experience establishing and managing IT Risk & Information Security programs. Mr. Marrero first started his career in Information Security with Lloyds Banking Group in North America. At LBG, he assisted in establishing and later was responsible for managing LBG’s first IT Risk & Information Security program. After several years at Lloyds Banking Group, Mr. Marrero moved on to the Legal industry to implement an Information Security Program for international law firm Greenberg Traurig. While at Greenberg Traurig, Mr. Marrero discovered the unmet need within the Legal Industry for Information Security Programs. Once he completed the implementation at Greenberg Traurig, he took the opportunity to assist Greenspoon Marder with establishing an IT Risk and Information Security Program. After Greenspoon Marder, Mr. Marrero moved on to Itaú International, the private banking arm of Itaú Unibanco, serving as the VP & Information Security Officer, responsible for the organizations' Caribbean, South American, and Florida Information Security Programs. Currently, Mr. Marrero is the Chief Information Security Officer for H.I.G. Capital, a multi-national private equity firm with over $45bn assets under management.

October 21, 2021
Navigating 3rd Party Risk
Filling the Talent Void
The Greatest Fears?
Technology Supply Chain
Being Effective…. Securely
AI and ML: Using Emerging Technologies to Reinforce Security Defense Efforts
Patch Management and Endpoint Protection
Data Security: Cloud Computing, Mobility and Regulations

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Being Effective.... Securely

In the post pandemic era, remote employment is the new status quo. Employers are forced to implement and improve the digital workplace by providing productivity tools and accessibility to company resources. In this session, we will share case studies of successful digital workplace implementations, including how to deal with the inherent security risks of expanded accessibility to company resources. In this session you will learn from real working examples the keys to implementing a successful digital workplace including how to evaluate the potential ROI from the different security strategies available.

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