The Future of Cybersecurity

CIO/CISO Think Tank

June 2, 2022 - Chicago, IL
June 2, 2022


All times Central Time
12:30 PM-1:30 PM
Registration & Networking Lunch

1:30 PM-1:40 PM

1:40 PM-2:35 PM
Keynote Panel
Zero Trust Network

A zero trust approach to security has been steadily gaining steam for the last several years. The importance of this approach reached a new level with the May 2021 White House executive order requiring federal agencies to shift to this architecture by fall 2024.
Ransomware continues to grow and clearly as remote work became the new norm, and e-commerce increased. Leaders need to establish a mature level of cyber resilience to better handle ransomware and other potential data breaches. Luckily, zero trust can play a critical part in that strategy as more and more businesses are realizing that to build customer trust they must establish zero tolerance for trust in their security strategy. Will Zero Tolerance for Trust redefine the state of security as government and private industry scrutinize their trusted relationships more, and re-evaluate the ‘who, what, why’ in 2022 more than any other year?

2:35 PM-2:50 PM
Networking Break

2:50 PM-3:35 PM
Fireside Chat
What’s AI Doing for You?

The terms "Artificial Intelligence" and "Advanced Machine Learning" are often thought of interchangeably. While there is a relationship between AI and AML, to say they are the same thing is an oversimplification and misclassification. Rather, one begets the other with AI being the basic principle upon which AML is developed. As AI begins to mature and migrate away from purely advanced mathematical operations into decision making paradigms, AML steps forward as the predictive ability of machines to process vast quantities of data. As data and analytics becomes foundational to the way every business operates, AI and AML will become foundational capabilities.

3:40 PM-3:55 PM
The Explosion of API Security

How do CISOs get the most out of APIs while limiting the risk? 20 years ago the motives for hackers were website defacement and getting your name on all those defacements. That was the point of hacking. Now, it’s all about monetizing the data you can steal. Just as cloud computing initially seeped into organizations under the cloak of shadow IT, application programming interface (API) adoption has often followed an organic, inexact, and unaudited path. IT leaders know they are benefiting from APIs, internal, via third parties, and often outwardly exposed. They just don’t know where they are, how much they support key services, and how they’re being used, or abused!

In this session we will discuss if APIs are meant to be exposed, and discuss if the startups API software companies are ready for the explosion.

In partnership with

3:55 PM-4:10 PM
Networking Break

4:10 PM-4:25 PM
Building Trust and Resilience Through Cloud Security and Compliance

With a mass migration to the cloud due to the ongoing pandemic, now is the perfect time to talk about cloud security and compliance. For organizations in every industry, the cloud is now omnipresent, and therefore, security is paramount. We’ll discuss the balancing act between security and compliance and explore how when security comes first, compliance follows. By understanding what goes into a successful cloud security program, how to implement those strategies and—most importantly and distinctively—how to use security and compliance as a differentiator, organizations will build trust with their clients, create cybersecurity resilience, and boost their brand.

In partnership with

4:30 PM-5:25 PM
Guarding the Doors: Navigating 3rd Party Risk

As organizations expand their third-party ecosystem, many are challenged with executing core activities that are critical to operations, risk profiles, and compliance posture without compromising the quality of data collection, evaluation, and mitigation measures increasingly outsourcing business activities to 3rd-party vendors. It is critical for an organization to be vigilant when selecting the right 3rd-party vendor with the appropriate security posture, as many vendors are hosting, processing and transmitting sensitive regulatory information with unrestrained access to our IT assets. At the highest level, third-party incidents can result in reputational damage, non-compliance, or even criminal activity, which can negatively impact earnings and shareholder value. To address this challenge, many organizations are investing in technology to support vendor risk management. Technology isn’t the entire answer to managing third-party risk, however the right technology or collection of technologies, coupled with optimal processes, can enable organizations to bridge the gap.

5:25 PM-5:30 PM
Closing Remarks

5:30 PM-6:30 PM
Cocktail Hour

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