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The National Security Leaders Symposium
“Where Industry Leaders Shape the Future”

Hosted by Executive Alliance, the 2016 National Security Leaders Symposium was held October 23-25, 2016 at The Ritz-Carlton in Naples, FL and focused on the key drivers to successful leadership. As the industry continues to undergo fast-paced change, attendees had the opportunity to engage with their peers on the most pressing challenges, issues, and future trends that need to be understood in order to successfully navigate into the future. During the Symposium, attendees gained insights from presentations from industry leaders, interview discussions, and breakout sessions.

For sponsorship information, please contact us at info@execalliance.com.

SYMPOSIUM RECAP – WEEKEND ACTIVITIES

Saturday Evening, October 22nd Reception and Dinner Cruise

With fantastic Florida weather, Symposium attendees and their guests, along with our sponsors cruised the Intracoastal Waterway enjoying beach music, beverages, a great dinner and a gorgeous sunset.

Sunday Morning, October 23rd Golf

The foursomes teed off on a perfect Sunday morning at one of the finest golf resorts in Naples, The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort. It was a competitive group with Brian Lawhorn, CISO of the Kroger Co. winning the longest putt (21 ft), Peter Schumacher with BeyondTrust winning closest to the pin (8 ft.), and the foursome of Patrick Enyart, Sr. Director of Security with McKesson, Baxter Byerly, VP of Privacy & Security at Adheris Health, Michael Frazee, VP of Global IT Infrastructure at Lend Lease Corp., and Brian Henger of Malwarebytes, taking home the team prize.

Sunday Evening, October 23rd – Welcome Reception and Dinner

The National Security Leaders Symposium formally opened up on Sunday evening with an outdoor reception and a delicious low country boil dinner provided by the Ritz Carlton. Attendees and sponsors had the chance to reconnect and start forming new friendships.

SYMPOSIUM RECAP – Monday, October 24th

Scott Frost, Chief Security Officer and Vice President of Benefitfocus, opened up the Symposium as the Monday morning keynote. Scott focused on key factors to his organization’s success in dealing with senior management, relationships with the business units, third parties and employees. Scott shared stories on preparations for Hurricane Matthew and the company communication plans that let their employees and customers know they were being taken care of.

In the interview “Conversations with Execs in the Corner Office,” Bernie Cowens, VP and Chief Security Officer of Pacific Gas & Electric, and Brian Lawhorn, Corporate Vice President and CISO of the Kroger Co., rocked the house with the insights they shared into discussions with the board, challenges they see down the road, how they are positioning their organizations for success, and the development and retention of talent. The security organization at Kroger’s has only had one person move to another company in the last fifteen years!

Dena Bauckman, Director of Product Marketing at ZixCorp, Gold Sponsor presented on “The Criticality of Email Security.” Dena shared some of the latest statistics on email data protection, the increase in data breaches and the rise in external threats.

Attendees had the chance to continue the morning discussions with our Symposium sponsors and their peers during the morning break.

In “Game Changers – A Focus on Innovation,” Joe Adornetto, CISO at Quest Diagnostics and Sanju Misra, CISO at Praxair, discussed areas most critical to their organizations, strategies for building capabilities for an agile infrastructure for the future, the most difficult obstacles in their way to being innovative and what excites them down the road.

Deena Thomchick, Senior Director Cloud Security at Symantec + Blue Coat, Gold Sponsor, presented on “The Industry Need for Cloud Generation Security.” In her presentation, Deena spoke on the unprecedented power of cloud applications and the new risk factors coming to light for security organizations.

“Insights into Vendor Management” from Tom Gancarski, Americas Infrastructure Compliance Officer at a major international bank, proved to be a very interactive session as Tom shared his experience with the “gotchas” in contracts, negotiation techniques, and setting a security organization up for success in dealing with vendors.

Attendees and sponsors had the opportunity to enjoy lunch outside with temperatures in the low eighties on a beautiful October day.

Scott Foote, Cybersecurity Expert and Industry Speaker took the stage after lunch and presented on “Developing Cyber Situation Awareness with Comprehensive Security Intelligence.” Scott spoke on how our information now survives in a contested infrastructure, awareness is contextual understanding built on intelligence, and shared his insights into the seven vectors of cybersecurity intelligence.

Download Presentation
http://itsecurityleaders.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/Comprehensive-Security-Intelligence-Scott-Foote_National_2016.pdf.

The session, “Connected Cars – How Secure Are They … Really?” with Peter Samson, SVP & GM of Embedded Unit at Security Innovation, Bronze sponsor, was an eye opener and a great closing session for the day! Peter highlighted the security challenges being dealt with as new cars have over 130 million lines of code, 10 operating systems, multiple networks and many access points.

Attendees, their guests, and sponsors enjoyed “Cocktail Hour and a Half” on Monday evening with views of another gorgeous sunset.

SYMPOSIUM RECAP – Tuesday, October 25th

Steve Arrington, Chief Information Security Officer at Genesco, opened up the Tuesday sessions with his insights into what it takes from a security organization to keep abreast when innovation is underway at a company. Entertaining and using props, Steve pointed out the many roles and skills a security professional must have to interface with employees, business units, marketing, third parties, and customers.

In an interview setting focused on “Business Technologies for the Future,” Mary Dickerson, Chief Information Security Officer at the University of Houston, gave her perspective on the technologies she believes are the most successful in what they do to protect her business, new technologies she thinks have promise for the future, and where there are opportunities for vendors to create technologies to help solve her problems.

Morey Haber, VP of Technology, Office of the CTO for BeyondTrust, Gold Sponsor, presented on “Are Privilege Accounts a Vulnerability Risk?” Morey spoke on the challenges in being able to identify all types of privileged accounts in organization, how they being used, who are using them, and where there are opportunities to identify the appropriate measures to properly secure privileged accounts.

Yorgen Edholm, President and Chief Executive Officer at Accellion, Platinum Sponsor, wove stories on the industry, shared insights into private cloud and the need for collaboration with secure file sharing.

In the presentation “Talent Development and Retention,” Richard Warner, Symposium Moderator, provided facts and trends on hiring, developing and retaining talent in an industry with less than 2% unemployment.

Brian Henger, Regional Vice President at Malwarebytes, Gold Sponsor, discussed “The Hidden Enemy: Malvertising and Ransomware.” Brian brought home how malvertising is becoming more sophisticated and the biggest misconceptions of these attacks, how they are delivered, and where companies are at risk.

Attendees and sponsors had the opportunity to enjoy lunch outside with temperatures in the low eighties on a beautiful October day.

After lunch, attendees had a chance to grab an ice cold beer and head outside to participate in Executive Roundtable discussions with their peers. The roundtables were facilitated by June Burgett, VP of Business and Supplier Management Services at Kaiser Permanente, Walt Carter, Chief Information Officer at Primary Capital Mortgage, Chuck Deaton, Deputy CISO at Humana, Danny Hollon, AVP of Network Security at Protective Life Corporation and Tim Searcy, Chief Information Security Officer at Protective Life Corporation.

Tuesday night’s evening reception, on the outside terrace of the Ritz Carlton, closed the 2016 National Security Leaders Symposium.

Be sure to view the photos of the Symposium by clicking on the Gallery Tab.

Thank You to our Sponsors

Platinum Sponsor

Accellion

Accellion, Inc. provides secure access to enterprise content wherever it is stored to enable increased enterprise productivity and ensure data security and compliance. Accellion, Inc. is the leading provider of private cloud solutions offering enterprise organizations the scalability, flexibility, control and security to enable a global workforce with the tools they need to securely create, access and share information, wherever work takes them. Accellion solutions are used by more than 12 million users and 2,000 of the world’s leading corporations and government agencies including Procter & Gamble; Indiana University Health; Kaiser Permanente; Hogan Lovells; Bridgestone; Harvard University; US Securities and Exchange Commission; and NASA. For more information, please Visit www.accellion.com or call (650) 485-4300.

Discover how to securely enable a mobile workforce:
1. kiteworks Security Overview Whitepaper
2. kiteworks End User Demo

Gold Sponsors

BeyondTrust


BeyondTrust is a global cyber security company that believes preventing data breaches requires the right visibility to enable control over internal and external risks. We give you the visibility to confidently reduce risks and the control to take proactive, informed action against data breach threats. And because threats can come from anywhere, we built a platform that unifies the most effective technologies for addressing both internal and external risk: Privileged Account Management and Vulnerability Management. Our solutions grow with your needs, making sure you maintain control no matter where your company goes. BeyondTrust’s security solutions are trusted by over 4,000 customers worldwide, including half of the Fortune 100. To learn more about BeyondTrust, please visit www.beyondtrust.com or contact Steve Geng

Malwarebytes

Malwarebytes protects businesses against malicious threats that escape detection by traditional antivirus solutions. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, the company’s flagship product, has a highly advanced heuristic detection engine that has removed more than five billion malicious threats from computers worldwide. SMBs and enterprise businesses worldwide trust Malwarebytes to protect their data. Founded in 2008, the company is headquartered in California with offices in Europe, and a global team of researchers and experts. For more information, please visit us at www.malwarebytes.com/business

Additional resources:
1. How to Protect Your Business from Ransomware Infographic
2. Malwarebytes Endpoint Security Datasheet

Symantec + Blue Coat Systems

Symantec + Blue Coat Systems
Blue Coat was acquired by Symantec in June 2016. Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ: SYMC) is the global leader in cyber security. Operating one of the world’s largest cyber intelligence networks, we see more threats, and protect more customers from the next generation of attacks. We help companies, governments and individuals secure their most important data wherever it lives. For more information, please visit www.symantec.com.
For additional information, please visit:www.symantec.com.

• A new study from ESG describing the growth of encryption and strategies for protection. Read the report, “Network Encryption and its Impact on Network Security” to get the facts and figures about the nature of the threat and the actions you can take now to deepen your defenses.

ZixCorp

ZixCorp is a leader in email data protection. ZixCorp offers industry-leading email encryption, a unique email DLP solution and an innovative email BYOD solution to meet your company’s data protection and compliance needs. ZixCorp is trusted by the nation’s most influential institutions in healthcare, finance and government for easy to use secure email solutions. ZixCorp is publicly traded on the Nasdaq Global Market under the symbol ZIXI, and its headquarters are in Dallas, Texas. For more information, visit zixcorp.com or contact Brandt Nelson, at bnelson@zixcorp.com or Jeff Hall at jhall@zixcorp.com or (781) 993-6140.

Also access: Zix Corporation e Book – The Risks of Email and the Rewards of Innovative Encryption

Bronze Sponsors

AlertLogic

Alert Logic, the leader in security and compliance solutions for the cloud, provides Security-as-a-Service for on-premises, cloud, and hybrid infrastructures, delivering deep security insight and continuous protection for customers at a lower cost than traditional security solutions. Fully managed by a team of experts, the Alert Logic Security-as-a-Service solution provides network, system and web application protection immediately, wherever your IT infrastructure resides. Alert Logic partners with the leading cloud platforms and hosting providers to protect over 3,000 organizations worldwide. Built for cloud scale, our patented platform stores petabytes of data, analyzes over 450 million events and identifies over 60,000 security incidents each month, which are managed by our 24×7 Security Operations Center. Alert Logic, founded in 2002, is headquartered in Houston, Texas, with offices in Seattle, Dallas, Cardiff, Belfast and London. For more information, please visit www.alertlogic.com or contact Steve Soto

Security Innovation
Security Innovation focuses on the most difficult IT Security problem, and the root cause of most data breaches — insecure software applications. For more than a decade, we’ve helped organizations build internal expertise, uncover critical vulnerabilities, and improve the process by which applications are built. The company’s solutions are based on the three pillars of a secure Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC), which feed into one another to create an ecosystem of repeatable, secure software development: Standards, Education, and Assessment. Our flagship products include TeamProfessor, the industry’s largest library of application security eLearning courses, and TeamMentor, “out of the box” secure development standards.

For more information visit: www.securityinnovation.com or contact Derek Reed

Hosts

The National Security Leaders Symposium was hosted by information security and IT executives from across the area. The Hosts served as the face of the Symposium and throughout the program they shared their insights during presentations, interview sessions, and our executive peer-to-peer discussions. Hosts included:

Joe Adornetto
Chief Information Security Officer
Quest Diagnostics
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Steve Arrington
Chief Information Security Officer
Genesco
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Bernie Cowens
Vice President, Chief Security Officer
Pacific Gas and Electric Company
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Mary Dickerson
Chief Information Security Officer
The University of Houston
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Scott Foote
Cybersecurity Expert and
Industry Speaker
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Tom Gancarski
Americas Infrastructure
Compliance Officer

A Major International Bank
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Scott Frost
Chief Security Officer and Vice President
Benefitfocus
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Brian Lawhorn
Corporate Vice President,
Chief Information Security Officer

The Kroger Co.
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Sanju Misra
Chief Information Security Officer
Praxair, Inc.
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Saturday, October 22, 2016
For Early Arriving Attendees and Their Guests

Time Description
4:30pm – 8:00pm Evening Reception, Sunset Dinner Cruise and beach music on the Intracoastal Waterway. A complimentary luxury motor coach will transport our guests round-trip to the boat (based on availability as space is limited).

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Time Description
9:00am – 1:00pm Golf at Tiburón Golf Course, Home of PGA Tour’s Franklin Templeton Shootout.
Tennis at the Ritz-Carlton Resort

Time Description
7:00pm – 9:00pm Opening Welcome Reception, Chef’s Gourmet Dinner and Beach Music – Complimentary for Our Attendees and Their Guest Artisans

Monday, October 24, 2016

Time Description
7:30am – 8:30am Registration, Breakfast and Networking in the Sponsor Pavilion for Attendees Vanderbilt II & III
8:30am – 8:40am Transition to Main Ballroom Vanderbilt I
8:40am – 9:00am

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Mary Lou Heastings, CEO of Executive Alliance
Richard Warner, Symposium Emcee

Vanderbilt I
9:00am – 9:30am

Opening Keynote – “State of the Industry”


Scott Frost
Chief Security Officer and Vice President
Benefitfocus
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Scott Frost, Chief Security Officer at VP at Benefitfocus, will kick off the Symposium with insights into the state of the information security industry, the challenges the industry is facing and where expectations are for success. Scott will discuss the expanded role and breadth of responsibility of an information security leader, discussions being held with senior management and Boards, and what information security organizations are working on in terms of mobile, cloud, social, big data, and analytics in order to support the business for today and in the future. Previous to Benefitfocus, Scott has held management positions with Belk, Time Warner Cable and The Home Depot.

Vanderbilt I
9:30am – 10:00am

“Conversations with the Execs in the Corner Office”


Bernie Cowens
Vice President, Chief Security Officer
Pacific Gas and Electric Company
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Brian Lawhorn
Corporate Vice President, Chief Information Security Officer
The Kroger Co.
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The business challenges and the dynamics of change are forcing security and privacy leaders to rethink their roles and what success means to their organizations and to their businesses. As the leadership role of security organizations continue to evolve at a rapid pace with expanded responsibilities, the value delivered by these organizations is becoming increasingly critical to the success of the enterprise. Successful leaders are taking the long view of their role as they develop strategies to help enable their businesses to move quicker, positively impact the bottom, and ensure the protection of its assets, customers, and their brands.

In this interview session, Bernie Cowens, Chief Security Officer at Pacific Gas and Electric Company and Brian Lawhorn, Chief Information Security Officer at The Kroger Co., will discuss how they plan to deliver increasing value to their organizations, what it will take to get there, and what they expect to accomplish.

Vanderbilt I
10:00am – 10:20am

“The Criticality of Email Security”

Dena Bauckman
Director of Product Marketing
Zix Corp. – Gold Sponsor
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The increase in data breaches and the rise in external threats has reminded us of the importance of securing emails. Organizations need to be confident that the millions of emails leaving their network each day are protected where necessary, whether sent from a desktop or from a mobile device. Implementing secure email solutions should increase productivity and mitigate risk without creating employee frustration.

Join Dena Bauckman from Zix for a discussion on solutions to solve your most pressing secure email challenges.

Vanderbilt I
10:20am – 10:55am Coffee Break and Networking in the Sponsor Pavilion Vanderbilt II & III
10:55am – 11:05am Transition to Ballroom Vanderbilt I
11:05am – 11:45am

“Game Changers – – A Focus on Innovation”


Joe Adornetto
Chief Information Security Officer
Quest Diagnostics
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Sanju Misra
Chief Information Security Officer
Praxair, Inc.
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In this session, Joe Adornetto, CISO at Quest Diagnostics and Sanju Misra, CISO at Praxair, will discuss what they are doing to drive innovation at their organizations to help move their businesses forward and how they are approaching building an innovative culture to execute on their vision.

Vanderbilt I
11:45am – 12:05pm

The Industry Need for Cloud Generation Security

Deena Thomchick
Senior Director Cloud Security
Symantec + Blue Coat – Gold Sponsor
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The unprecedented power of cloud applications has opened up amazing new possibilities for IT organizations, lines-of-business, and users to empower work needs. Whether sanctioned or not, these cloud applications can have a dark side. The rapid pace of adoption has left most security and compliance teams behind. Users, devices and data are now interacting with a variety of new cloud services while entirely circumventing the control of the organization. This has introduced new risk factors for organizations already struggling under the duress of the traditional threat landscape. However, it doesn’t have to be this way; Cloud applications and services can be adopted rapidly and securely as Info Security teams proactively build in security for users, devices and data. Please join Blue Coat as we discuss these new challenges and provide practical advice on how these issues can be safely overcome.

Vanderbilt I
12:05pm – 12:35pm

Insights into Vendor Management

Tom Gancarski
Americas Infrastructure Compliance Officer
A Major International Bank
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As an executive at a Fortune 500 company, Tom Gancarski, Americas Infrastructure and Compliance Officer at a major international bank, will share his insights into best practices of vendor management and the challenges the industry is dealing with.

Vanderbilt I
12:35pm – 1:40pm Lunch and Networking Outside in the Courtyard Vanderbilt Courtyard
1:40pm -1:50pm Transition to Ballroom Vanderbilt I
1:50pm – 2:20pm

“Developing Cyber Situation Awareness with Comprehensive Security Intelligence”

Scott Foote
Cybersecurity Expert and Industry Speaker
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In this session, Scott Foote, Cybersecurity Expert will speak on his experience in helping to improve the effectiveness of Cybersecurity Operations by bringing mature “decision support” strategies and solutions in to organizations’ SOCs. His discussion includes identifying what to monitor, instrumenting this infrastructure, collecting “better” rather than “bigger” data, fusing information from both internal and external sources, and applying practical analytics to expose trends and “situations.” In addition, Scott brings to light best practices for prioritizing efforts based upon potential mission-impact, understanding when to/not-to automate responses, escalating critical events to engage all relevant stakeholders, recognizing this is managing conflict rather than simply managing infrastructure, and finally building option awareness that supports more effective cyber defense and investment decisions.

Vanderbilt I
2:20pm – 2:50pm

“Connected Cars-
How Secure Are They … Really?”

Peter Samson
SVP & GM of Embedded Unit
Security Innovation
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Building on last year’s “Talking Cars, What Could Go Wrong?” session, this talk will review what has been happening to improve cyber-security in the automotive industry during the past 12 months. There are many similarities but also some profound differences to the traditional IT world, so this topic should be interesting to not only security executives but to everyone that drives a car.”

Vanderbilt I
2:50pm – 3:00pm Day One Wrap-Up Vanderbilt I
3:00pm – 6:00pm Break – Free Time for our Attendees
6:00pm – 7:30pm Evening Cocktail Reception with Prize Drawings
Complimentary for Our Attendees and Their Guest
Estuary

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

 

Time Description
8:00am – 8:50am Registration, Breakfast and Networking in the Sponsor Pavilion for Attendees Vanderbilt II & III
8:50am – 9:00am Transition to Main Ballroom Vanderbilt I
9:00am – 9:10am Day Two Welcoming Remarks Vanderbilt I
9:10am – 9:40am

Morning Keynote –
Business Innovation and the
Impact to a Security Organization

Steve Arrington
Chief Information Security Officer
Genesco
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In the morning keynote, Steve Arrington, CISO of Genesco, will lead off with his insights into the many roles a CISO/Senior Security Leader must engage in order to minimize the impact of business innovation on the security organization, while ensuring security doesn’t become a roadblock, but instead a partner.

Vanderbilt I
9:40am – 10:10am

Business Technologies for the Future

Mary Dickerson
Chief Information Security Officer
The University of Houston
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In this interview session, Mary Dickerson, Chief Information Security Officer of the University of Houston, will share what she is doing to ensure her organization is positioned for success in the future by having the right technologies in place. This discussion, while not focused on vendor specific products, will focus on existing technologies that are viewed as being on the critical path to success and new technologies that have promise for the future.

Vanderbilt I
10:10am – 10:30am

“Are Privilege Accounts a Vulnerability Risk?”

Morey Haber
VP of Technology, Office of the CTO
BeyondTrust, Gold Sponsor
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Privilege accounts are vulnerable and present an IT risk. This has been proven in every major breach in 2016. The challenge is to be able to identify all types of privileged accounts in organization. Where are they located? How are they being used? Who are using them? In this session, Morey Haber, VP of Technology at BeyondTrust will discuss where there are opportunities to identify the appropriate measures to properly secure privileged accounts.

Vanderbilt I
10:30am – 11:00am Coffee Break and Networking in the Sponsor Pavilion Vanderbilt II & III
11:00am – 11:30am

Trends, Drivers and Impacts

Yorgen H. Edholm
President and
Chief Executive Officer

Accellion, Platinum Sponsor
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Vanderbilt I
11:30am – 11:50am

“The Talent Shortage – Steps Leaders are Taking”

With the extreme shortage of information security professionals in the marketplace – creativity, innovation and developing new strategies for hiring and retention are top of mind for senior leaders. In this session, executives will discuss what they are doing differently, the successes they are seeing, and what they expect the future to hold as they build their organizations.

Vanderbilt I
11:50am – 12:10pm

“The Hidden Enemy: Malvertising and Ransomware”

Brian Henger
Regional Vice President
Malwarebytes – Gold Sponsor
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Malvertising is becoming more sophisticated and prevalent–and is the vehicle of choice for injecting ransomware. As these attacks increase, organizations need to be able to recognize the patterns and disarm the threat within seconds before company data is held hostage. Learn some of the biggest misconceptions, how these attacks are delivered, and why your company may be at risk–without you even knowing it.

Vanderbilt I
12:10pm – 1:10pm Lunch and Networking Outside Vanderbilt Courtyard
1:10pm – 1:20pm Transition to Ballroom Vanderbilt I
1:20pm – 2:45pm

“Executive Roundtables: Two Rotations, Concluding with Debriefs”

Breakout sessions with your peers on topics determined by attendees during registration. Attendees have the opportunity to participate in two roundtable discussions during the afternoon.

Topic #1:
Malware – The Challenge Continues

Topic #2:
Security Awareness Training and Internal Threats – Where Impact Occurs

Topic #3:
In Front of the Breach: Preparation & Action

Topic #4:
Next Generation Security Analytics & Threat Intelligence

Vanderbilt I
2:45pm – 3:00pm Symposium Close With Prize Drawing Vanderbilt I
3:00pm – 6:00pm Break – Free Time for our Attendees
6:00pm – 7:30pm Evening Cocktail Reception – Complimentary for Our Attendees and Their Guest South Terrace

Hotel

The Ritz-Carlton, Naples Florida – “A Hotel with a Tradition of Unparalleled Luxury and Service”custom_RCNAPLE_00378_164019The Ritz-Carlton, Naples Beach Resort
280 Vanderbilt Beach Rd, Naples, FL 34108
(239) 598-3300Enjoy dazzling views of the Gulf of Mexico, warm golden sunsets and three miles of pristine beach. As a guest of the hotel, you may choose from seven innovative dining experiences, indulge in their luxurious world-class spa, or relax and enjoy the pools and beach.The Ritz Carlton, Naples the five-star luxury, Florida beach front resort. The Ritz-Carlton, Naples continues to receive outstanding accolades & awards:

  • AAA Five-Diamond Award 1987 – 2015
  • Forbes Five-Star Award, The Ritz-Carlton, Naples, 1998 – 2011, 2013-2015
  • Travel + Leisure World’s Best List, 2010-2014
  • Conde Nast Traveler Gold List “World’s Best Hotels, Resorts and Cruise Lines,” 2010-2014
  • Forbest Four-Star Award, Best Spa & Hotel Restaurant (The Grill), 2012-2015
  • Voted as a “Best Hotel in the U.S.” (#1 in Naples, #1 in Florida) U.S. News & World Report, 2014-2015

Complimentary Shuttle

Complimentary shuttle service provided between the two resorts for all hotel guests
• Shuttle departs Beach Resort on the top of the hour
• Shuttle departs Golf Resort on the bottom of the hour
• Seating is limited and not guaranteed

Hours of the Shuttle:
Sunday – Thursday:
Beach Resort: first shuttle at 7:00 AM, and last pick up at 10:00 PM
Golf Resort: first shuttle at 7:30 AM, and last pick up at 9:30 PM
Friday – Saturday:
Beach Resort: first shuttle at 7:00 AM, and last pick up at 11:00 PM
Golf Resort: first shuttle at 7:30 AM, and last pick up at 10:30 PM

Room Rate

The deeply discount rate is to expire Monday, Oct 3rd. After that time, send an email to us at info@execalliance.com and provide what nights you need a reservation and how many in the room, room type, and we will follow-up with the Ritz Carlton Beach Resort on your behalf.
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Executive Alliance has negotiated a special discount for attendees of the 2016 National Security Leaders Symposium to be held at The Ritz-Carlton, Beach Resort Naples, FL on Sunday, October 23 – Tuesday, October 25th. For a Coastal View Room with a balcony, the room rate is $309 (regular rates $649 – $709 and up). Complimentary wireless internet is provided in your guest room. The discount rate also applies 3 days before and after the Symposium based on hotel availability. An additional 10% tax applies per night. The hotel does not charge a resort fee.

To make your reservations:
1) Call 1-877-590-8187 and reference the “Executive Alliance Group.” If you have a special request for Coastal View double beds, or Coastal View king beds, please call the Hotel reservations group and ask for the “Executive Alliance Group” rate.

2) You may also make your reservations on the hotel website at: Ritz Carlton Naples Hotel Reservations – National IT Security Summit 2016. For the Coastal View Rooms with a balcony, the Group discount code is WQHWQHA for the discount rate of $309.

3) If you plan to arrive during the 3 days before the Symposium or stay longer and find any nights not available for the discount, the Hotel will be happy to waitlist you and contact you when space is available. If you have any problems reserving your hotel, please send your requirements to info@execalliance.com and we will contact the hotel on your behalf.

4) Upgraded room types – if you are interested in an upgrade to a Gulf View King, Double, or Gulf Front King or Double, please contact the hotel directly at 239-598-3300 and ask for Reservations and the “Executive Alliance Group” rates for those. If you have any problems, please send your requirements to info@execalliance.com and we will check with the hotel on your behalf.

Guidelines and Cancellation Policies:
1) All reservations must be guaranteed with a one night deposit. The hotel will charge one night deposit to your credit card when the reservation is made. The Hotel will not hold any reservations unless secured by one that deposit.
2) Reservations may be cancelled up to two weeks (14 calendar days) in advance of guest check in date with no penalty.
3) Hotel will retain a one night non-refundable deposit (room and tax) if the reservation is cancelled between 8-13 days in advance of the guest check-in date. (Substitutions from your company permitted)
4) 7 days in advance of guest check in date, ALL guests will be charged the full amount of their reservation (all reservation nights room and tax) and the full amount is non-refundable. This is due to the deep discount rate offered. (Substitutions from your company are permitted)

Attire

During the Symposium – Dress code is business casual (jackets not required)

For the Cruise and evening receptions – resort casual (dress shorts, sandals, sun dresses).

Travel & Transportation

Closest airport to The Ritz-Carlton, Naples: Regional Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW) Naples Airport. Approximately 25 minutes from the resort.

Other airports in the area:
Miami International Airport (MIA) Approximately 2 hours
Ft. Lauderdale International Airport (FLL) Approximately 2 hours

For more information on the Resort location visit: The Ritz-Carlton, Naples.

Parking

Valet parking at the hotel is available at a special day rate of $30.

Other transportation
If you are not renting a car, here is some information provided by the Hotel on other transportation options. There are numerous Transportation companies and options between the Naples, FL (RSW Airport) and the hotel.
Naples Transportation & Tours (NT&T) (www.nttep.com) is the recommended provider by Ritz Carlton Naples for transportation services: (239) 262-3006. They provide shuttle service, on demand and reserved town cars, mini and motor coach services, and other unique transportation offerings.

For more information on the Ground Transportation Services visit: Naples Transportation and Tours.

Discounted rates are as follows for RSW (Southwest Florida Int’l Airport): 40 min, 28 miles
Sedan, $85 one-way
SUV, $105 one-way
Van, $145 one-way
*Plus a 24% Service Charge that includes the chauffeur’s gratuity

“The past two New York Summits have led to 15 follow-up meetings and helped to make our New York rep the top sales rep in the company last year.” Ed Adams, Chief Executive Officer, Security Innovation

If you are interested in sponsoring our Summits, Symposium, or Custom Dinner Programs, please call Executive Alliance at 678-445-1919 or email us at info@execalliance.com.

Platinum Sponsor

spo-accellionAbout Accellion

Accellion provides the leading mobile content platform that increases enterprise productivity and ensures data security and compliance. As the foremost provider of private cloud solutions for secure mobile content management, Accellion offers enterprise organizations the scalability, flexibility, control and security to enable a mobile workforce with the tools they need to create, access and share information securely, wherever work takes them. More than 12 million business users and 2,000 of the world’s leading corporations and government agencies use Accellion solutions to increase business productivity, protect intellectual property, ensure compliance and reduce IT costs. For more information, please visit www.accellion.com.

Gold Sponsors

About BeyondTrust

BeyondTrust is a global cyber security company that believes preventing data breaches requires the right visibility to enable control over internal and external risks. We give you the visibility to confidently reduce risks and the control to take proactive, informed action against data breach threats. And because threats can come from anywhere, we built a platform that unifies the most effective technologies for addressing both internal and external risk: Privileged Account Management and Vulnerability Management. Our solutions grow with your needs, making sure you maintain control no matter where your company goes. BeyondTrust’s security solutions are trusted by over 4,000 customers worldwide, including half of the Fortune 100. To learn more about BeyondTrust, please visit www.beyondtrust.com.

spo_MalwarebytesAbout Malwarebytes

Malwarebytes protects businesses against malicious threats that escape detection by traditional antivirus solutions. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, the company’s flagship product, has a highly advanced heuristic detection engine that has removed more than five billion malicious threats from computers worldwide. SMBs and enterprise businesses worldwide trust Malwarebytes to protect their data. Founded in 2008, the company is headquartered in California with offices in Europe, and a global team of researchers and experts. For more information, please visit www.malwarebytes.com.

spo_blueCoatAbout Symantec + BlueCoat

Blue Coat was acquired by Symantec in June 2016. Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ: SYMC) is the global leader in cyber security. Operating one of the world’s largest cyber intelligence networks, we see more threats, and protect more customers from the next generation of attacks. We help companies, governments and individuals secure their most important data wherever it lives. For more information, please visit www.symantec.com.

ZixCorp-logoAbout ZixCorp

ZixCorp is a leader in email data protection. ZixCorp offers industry-leading email encryption, a unique email DLP solution and an innovative email BYOD solution to meet your company’s data protection and compliance needs. ZixCorp is trusted by the nation’s most influential institutions in healthcare, finance and government for easy to use secure email solutions. ZixCorp is publicly traded on the Nasdaq Global Market under the symbol ZIXI, and its headquarters are in Dallas, Texas. For more information, please visit www.zixcorp.com.

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spo-securityInnovationAbout Alert Logic

Alert Logic, the leader in security and compliance solutions for the cloud, provides Security-as-a-Service for on-premises, cloud, and hybrid infrastructures, delivering deep security insight and continuous protection for customers at a lower cost than traditional security solutions. Fully managed by a team of experts, the Alert Logic Security-as-a-Service solution provides network, system and web application protection immediately, wherever your IT infrastructure resides. Alert Logic partners with the leading cloud platforms and hosting providers to protect over 3,000 organizations worldwide. Built for cloud scale, our patented platform stores petabytes of data, analyzes over 450 million events and identifies over 60,000 security incidents each month, which are managed by our 24×7 Security Operations Center. Alert Logic, founded in 2002, is headquartered in Houston, Texas, with offices in Seattle, Dallas, Cardiff, Belfast and London. For more information, please visit www.alertlogic.com.

About Security Innovation

Security Innovation focuses on the most difficult IT Security problem, and the root cause of most data breaches — insecure software applications. For more than a decade, we’ve helped organizations build internal expertise, uncover critical vulnerabilities, and improve the process by which applications are built. The company’s solutions are based on the three pillars of a secure Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC), which feed into one another to create an ecosystem of repeatable, secure software development: Standards, Education, and Assessment. Our flagship products include TeamProfessor, the industry’s largest library of application security eLearning courses, and TeamMentor, “out of the box” secure development standards. For more information, please visit www.securityinnovation.com.

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