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

Hosted by Executive Alliance, the National Security Leaders Symposium was held on Sunday, November 2nd – Tuesday, November 4th, 2014 at The Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel in California. The Symposium was attended by CIOs, CISOs, Information Risk Officers, CTOs, VPs and Directors in information security and technology from across the U.S.

The 2014 Symposium focused on the key drivers to successful leadership and provided attendees 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 National Security Leaders Symposium, attendees gained insights from presentations from industry leaders, interview discussions, and breakout sessions. During the breaks, Symposium sponsors and attendees had the chance to connect on innovative and creative services and products.

Feedback from the 2014 attendees included “Amazing program,” “Great Symposium,” and “My compliments on the beautiful venue and the most excellent lineup of guests, speakers and vendors.”

Saturday, November 1, 2014

The National Security Leaders Symposium kicked off on Saturday evening with a reception and dinner for attendees arriving early aboard the 136 yacht, The Wild Goose, previously owned by John Wayne. As we toured Newport Harbor, attendees and their guests had the opportunity to roam the yacht and enjoy seeing all the paintings, intricately carved wooden doors, his lounge area complete with poker table, and his movie room.

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Some of the attendees and their guests took advantage of the biking on Sunday morning and had ocean views as they cycled to Dana Point Harbor to enjoy the shops and restaurants.

Sixteen golfers enjoyed the beautiful Talega Golf Course, a Fred Couples “Signature” championship course on Sunday morning. Located in the hills of San Clemente, the course has been ranked as America’s Top Golf Course by Golf Digest and ESPN.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Denise Wood, Chief Information Security Officer of FedEx, kicked off the National Security Leaders Symposium with the opening keynote on Monday morning. Denise provided an overview of her current organization and where she is focused on for the future, her security strategy, efforts she has underway for threat intelligence, and her messaging on how to take a strong position in the company. Denise received outstanding feedback on the survey results and attendees had the chance to continue the discussions with her throughout the Symposium and evening receptions. (Presentation is available to attendees only.)

In the morning interview session on “Leadership Challenges,” Tom Dunbar, SVP and Chief Information Risk Officer of XL Global Services and Kathy Fithen, Chief Privacy Officer of The Coca-Cola Company, fielded questions on how they plan to deliver increasing value to their organizations, what it will take to get there, and what they expect in terms of success. They spoke on the critical challenges they are facing today as leaders, how their roles are changing and what is driving the change, how they are measuring success and what they envision the security organization of the future will look like.

In the Executive Briefing, “One Day Wonders…How Cyber Criminals Are Hiding in Plain Sight…” Grant Asplund, Director of Evangelism at Blue Coat Systems, Symposium Platinum Sponsor, shared some of the latest trends that are highlighting the increased need for real time global intelligence. In his presentation, Grant discussed the need for organizations to utilize security controls with real-time global intelligence and have solutions in place that comprehensively assess and assign a risk value. (Presentation is available to attendees only.)

In the interview session, ”Gamer Changers,” Summit Emcee Richard Warner interviewed Stephen Scharf, Global Chief Information Security Officer at Experian on what he is doing to drive innovation at his organization to help move his businesses forward, how he is approaching building an innovative culture, and the challenges and successes he is seeing to-date as he focus on the use of technologies, processes and people to execute on their visions. Stephen provided insights into the most critical areas of his organization where he needs to be innovative and to be thinking differently, how it will impact the business, and the foundation he has laid in order to be considered a game changer.

Guests had the opportunity to mingle with other attendees and sponsors during the morning break.

Geoff Bibby, Vice President, Corporate Marketing at ZixCorp, Gold Sponsor provided an Executive Briefing on “BYOD: A Fresh Perspective-Avoid a Bring-Your-Own-DISASTER Scenario.” Geoff provided insights into recent survey results on how employees are using their phones, disabling auto-lock security, stats on employees following policies, and the increasing number of personal devices in the workplace. During his presentation, Geoff focused on the move to BYOD security by managing access versus devices.

In the presentation, “Cyber Security: From Cost Center to Revenue Driver,” Igor Volovich, Vice President, Information Security & Cyber Risk Management at Schneider Electric, discussed his approach to cyber security as a strategic business function, value generation through cyber maturity, and regulatory compliance as a competitive attribute. Download the presentation.

In the presentation, “Turning a Corner – Security and the Hybrid Cloud,” Scott Gainey, Vice President of Product Marketing and Programs at Palo Alto Networks, Gold Sponsor explored some of the latest innovations that are reducing risks associated with the public cloud and talked about some of the barriers that organization run into along the way.

In the Monday afternoon executive roundtables, attendees had the opportunity to break out into different discussions on the topic of their choice. The discussions were facilitated by attendees including, Karl West, Chief Information Security Officer at Intermountain Healthcare, Raymond Ayala, Chief Technology Officer at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas, Tom Ray, Vice President at Blackrock, Duane Ritter, Vice President Corporate Security at Cox Enterprises, Drake Cody, Director, Information Security at CNA, Dan Yomine, Vice President at Bank of America and Jim Nelms, Chief Information Security Officer of The Mayo Clinic.

Jim Waggoner, Director, Product Manager of Endpoint Security at Intel Security, McAfee, Silver Sponsor gave a highly entertaining presentation on phishing and fraud calls. Jim had captured audio on a call he had with someone representing themselves as help desk and wishing to take over his machine. Jim played along and while on the phone with the caller, used Intel Security software to determine what the caller was trying to load on his machine and its impact.

At the Monday night reception, guests had the chance to spend some time together reconnecting and meeting new people in attendance.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

In the Tuesday opening keynote, “Managing Information Risk in the 21st Century,” Jim Nelms, Chief Information Security Officer and JoEllen Frain, Sr. Manager, Information Security Behavior Management from The Mayo Clinic, addressed a 21st-century approach to managing information risk. Jim stressed that information security is about evidence-based, risk-aware decision making. His viewpoint is that the 21st Century model is a business model with key components to think about:
• Business – Not Technology
• Outcome Over Output
• Probability- Not Possibilities
• Loss Prevention- Not Compliance
• Risk Analytics Over Metrics
• Strategic Management of Risk
• Not Aligned with the Business – Be the Business

Susan Koski, Chief Information Security Officer at Synovus Financial and Tim Searcy, Chief Information Security Officer at Protective Life Insurance, discussed the evolving role of the security organization to the business, how the organization must be positioned to be successful for the future, and what the future holds in terms of skills and talent that needs to be developed. As part of the interview Susan and Tim discussed how the roles of the members of their security organization are evolving, the critical skills needed on their teams, skills that will be needed for the future, and as a leader, what are the new skills they will be needing.

Patrick Conte, Senior Vice President & General Manager, Worldwide Field Operations at Accellion, Gold Sponsor, presented on “Increasing Mobile Productivity While Protecting Enterprise Data.” Pat shared insights on how the need for mobile productivity is transforming the way enterprises do business. Implementing a BYOD policy can help increase mobile productivity, as teams work whenever and wherever they prefer, while still be able to keep files secure and mitigate compliance risks.

During the Tuesday morning break, attendees continued discussions in the Sponsor Pavilion. Pictured are Denise Wood, CISO of FedEx, and Robert Rudloff, Assistant Vice Chancellor Information Technology, from the University of Denver.

“Threat Intelligence (for the rest of us) – The Practical Integration of Threat Intelligence into your Information Security Program” – Ed Pagett, Chief Information Security Officer at Black Knight Financial Services, presented on how to achieve a practical, pragmatic introduction of threat intelligence into an information security program in order to be more effective. Download the presentation.

Stephen Gates, Chief Security Evangelist at Corero Network Security, Gold Sponsor led a fast paced presentation on the multitudes of attacks, in “A Hybrid Approach – Rewriting the Rules for DDoS Defense.” Beginning with well-recognized brute-force volumetric attacks, designed to saturate your Internet pipe and take services and infrastructure down, to extending to application layer attacks, that are ‘low and slow’—difficult to detect, Stephen touched on recommended approaches to protect against the entire spectrum of DDoS attacks.

Attendees enjoyed the beautiful California weather during lunch on Tuesday.

Tuesday sessions ended with great peer to peer discussions during the session “Top of Mind,” where executives brought forward some of their top concerns to be discussed and also during the closing executive roundtables.

The National Security Leaders Symposium closed on Tuesday evening with a networking reception and toasts for a great 2015.

Be sure to visit the Photo Gallery.

Platinum Sponsors

Blue Coat Systems

Blue Coat empowers enterprises to safely and securely choose the best applications, services, devices, data sources, and content the world has to offer, so they can create, communicate, collaborate, innovate, execute, compete and win in their markets. Blue Coat has a long history of protecting organizations, their data and their employees and is the trusted brand to 15,000 customers worldwide, including 86 percent of the FORTUNE Global 500. With a robust portfolio of intellectual property anchored by more than 200 patents and patents pending, the company continues to drive innovations that assure business continuity, agility and governance.

For additional information, please visit: www.bluecoat.com or contact mike.eisenstat@bluecoat.com

For more information on Advanced Threat Protection:
Blue Coat Systems – Advanced Threat Protection

Gold Sponsors

Accellion

Accellion provides mobile solutions to enterprise organizations to enable increased business productivity while ensuring data security and compliance. As the leading provider of private cloud solutions for secure file sharing, 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 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 or call 650-485-4300.

Information for Downloads
kiteworks™ by Accellion Solution Overview
kiteworks Content Connectors
kiteworks Mobile Apps
kiteworks Private Cloud Deployments

Corero Network Security

Rewriting the Rules for DDoS Defense Corero Network Security is dedicated to improving the security of the Internet through the deployment of its innovative First Line of Defense® solutions. Corero products and services provide our customers with protection against a continuously evolving spectrum of DDoS attacks and cyber threats that have the potential to impact any Internet connected business. Corero provides the opportunity to enhance defense-in-depth security architectures with an important additional layer of security capable of inspecting traffic arriving from the Internet in real time and applying access policies designed to match the needs of the business. The goal of the Corero First Line of Defense security layer is to protect the customer’s network infrastructure, online services and confidential data from suspicious or malicious Internet traffic. Corero solutions are designed to be always on, automatic attack mitigation with continuous threat visibility and network forensics.

Corero Network Security First Line of Defense Resources:
Corero SmarWall Threat Defense System
Corero First Line of Defense Executive Overview
Unparalleled visibility into attacks on your network

Palo Alto Networks

Palo Alto Networks™ (NYSE: PANW) is the network security company. Its next-generation firewalls enable unprecedented visibility and granular policy control of applications and content – by user, not just by IP address. Based on patent-pending App-ID™ technology, Palo Alto Networks firewalls accurately identify and control threats and applications – regardless of port, protocol, evasive tactic, or SSL encryption – and scan content to stop threats and prevent data leakage. Palo Alto Networks delivers proven threat prevention combining IPS, anti-malware, URL, file and content filtering in a single integrated engine supported by one of the industry’s most prolific vulnerability research teams.

For more information, visit www.paloaltonetworks.com

Zix Corporation

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 and Zip Corporation BYOD.

Silver Sponsors

Intel Security

McAfee, part of the Intel Security Group and a wholly owned subsidiary of Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC), empowers businesses, the public sector and home users to safely experience the benefits of the Internet. The company delivers proactive and proven security solutions and services for systems, networks and mobile devices around the world. With its Security Connected strategy, innovative approach to hardware-enhanced security and unique Global Threat Intelligence network, McAfee is relentlessly focused on keeping its customers safe.

For more information, visit www.intelsecurity.com.

Bronze Sponsors

AirWatch by VMware

AirWatch by VMware is the leader in enterprise mobility management, with more than 10,000 global customers. The AirWatch platform includes industry-leading mobile device, email, application, content, and browser management solutions. Acquired by VMware in February 2014, AirWatch is based in Atlanta and can be found online at www.air-watch.com.

NetSPI

Using our consulting team’s deep security knowledge and our proprietary CorrelatedVM vulnerability management & reporting solution, NetSPI acts as a trusted advisor to large enterprises by providing deep-dive, manual penetration testing – from mobile applications to entire networks and infrastructures. NetSPI also provides assessment and vulnerability management advisory services designed to analyze and mitigate risks and ensure compliance with relevant regulations and industry standards.

Utilizing its proven and comprehensive methodology in conjunction with its adaptive and responsive client service – NetSPI is more than a vendor, its partner you can trust with your most critical assets.

More information is available at www.netspi.

Wi-Fi Sponsors

Tufin Technologies

Tufin® is the leader in Security Policy Orchestration, automating and accelerating network infrastructure changes while maintaining security and compliance. By improving network change processes, organizations using the Tufin Orchestration Suite™ have a positive impact on business by reducing the time and cost spent implementing network changes up to 80 percent.

Hosts

The National Security Leaders’ Symposium was hosted by information security and IT executives from across the country with titles of CISO, CIO and VP of IT. The Hosts served as the face of the Symposium and throughout the program, they shared their insights during presentations, interview sessions and our executive roundtable discussions. The Hosts included:

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Director, Head of Information Security
CNA Insurance
Illinois
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photo_comingSoonS Tom Dunbar
SVP and Chief Information Risk Officer
XL Global Services
Connecticut

Katherine Fithen Katherine Fithen
Chief Privacy Officer
The Coca-Cola Company
Georgia
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Katherine Fithen JoEllen Frain
Sr. Manager, Information Security Behavioral Management
The Mayo Clinic
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photo_comingSoonS Susan Koski
Chief Information Security Officer
Synovus Financial
Georgia
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Jim Nelms
Chief Information Security Officer
Mayo Clinic
Minnesota
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photo_comingSoonS Edward Pagett
Chief Information Security Officer
Black Knight Financial Services
Florida
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Duane Ritter
Vice President, Corporate Security
Cox Enterprises
Georgia
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Stephen Scharf
Global Chief Information Security Officer
Experian
California
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photo_comingSoonS Tim Searcy
Chief Information Security Officer
Protective Life Insurance Company
Alabama
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Igor Volovich
Vice President, Information Security & Cyber Risk Management
Schneider Electric
Texas
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Denise Wood
Corporate Vice President and CISO
FedEx
Tennessee
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Saturday, November 1, 2014

Time Description
6:00pm – 9:30pm Evening Boat Cruise & Dinner for early arriving attendees in Newport Harbor on the yacht, “The Wild Goose,” previously owned by John Wayne.

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Time Description
8:00am – 2:00pm Complimentary Golf, Biking and Tennis for Early Arriving Guests
6:00pm – 8:30pm Welcome Reception and Dinner for Our Attendees Pacific Promenade Lawn

Monday, November 3, 2014

Time Description
7:30am – 8:30am Registration, Complimentary “All American” Breakfast Buffet and Networking in the Sponsor Pavilion Pavilion 1,2,3 overlooking the Ocean
8:30am – 8:40am Transition to General Session
8:40am – 9:00am

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Ritz Carlton Salons 1-3
9:00am – 9:40am

Morning Keynote – “State of the Industry”

Elliott GlazerDenise Wood
Corporate Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer
FedEx
Tennessee


In the Monday opening keynote, Denise Wood, Corporate Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer at FedEx, will provide her perspective on the state of the information security industry, the challenges the industry is facing and where expectations are for success. Denise will share insights into her role and breadth of responsibility at FedEx, discussions with her senior management and the FedEx board, and what her information security organization is doing in terms of mobile, cloud, social, big data, and analytics in supporting the business for today and in the future.

FedEx, a FORTUNE 100 company with approximately $45 billion in revenue and over 300,000 employees, provides customers and businesses worldwide with a broad portfolio of transportation, e-commerce and business services. FedEx offers integrated business applications through operating companies competing collectively and managed collaboratively, under the respected FedEx brand.

Ritz Carlton Salons 1-3
9:40am – 10:05am

Insights & Interviews – “Leadership Challenges”

ZandoliSTom Dunbar
SVP and Chief Information Risk Officer
XL Global Services
Connecticut

ZandoliSKatherine Fithen
Chief Privacy Officer
The Coca-Cola Company
Georgia
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The business challenges and the dynamics of change are forcing security and privacy leaders to constantly rethink what success means to their organizations and to their businesses. Corporate leadership is under increased pressure to reinvent business strategies, services and products to combat shrinking profit margins and diminishing competitive advantages. As the leadership role of security and privacy 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 brand.

In this interview session, Tom Dunbar, SVP and Chief Information Risk Officer of XL Global Services and Kathy Fithen, Chief Privacy Officer of The Coca-Cola Company, discuss how they plan to deliver increasing value to their organizations, what it will take to get there, and what they expect in terms of success.

XL Group plc is a global insurance company headquartered in Ireland. The company has approximately 4000 employees and about 60 offices on Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America and South America.

The Coca-Cola Company is an American multinational beverage corporation and manufacturer, retailer and marketer of nonalcoholic beverage concentrates and syrups, with $37 billion in revenue and over 130,000 employees worldwide.

Ritz Carlton Salons 1-3
10:05am – 10:35am

Executive Briefing – “One Day Wonders…How Cyber Criminals Are Hiding in Plain Sight…”

Geoff AranoffGrant Asplund
Director of Evangelism
Blue Coat, Platinum Sponsor
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Over a 90 day period, of the 660M new Hostnames, 470M existed 24 hours or less. While most of these are legitimate and exist to deliver a better user experience, there is a darker side. Of the top 50 domains responsible for these ‘one-day-wonders’ fully 22% were identified as malicious. This tactic is popular with cyber criminals because they 1.) Keep security solutions guessing since dynamic domains are harder to thwart than static domains. 2.) Overwhelm security solutions by generating a high volume of domains increasing the chances some percentage will be missing security controls and 3.) Hide from security solutions simply by combining ‘one-day-wonders’ with encryption and running incoming malware and/or outgoing data theft over SSL.

This presentation will discuss:
• Why organizations should utilize security controls with real-time global intelligence in order to identify One-Day-Wonders
• Why organizations should have solutions in place that comprehensively assess and assign a risk value based on multiple factors including context around domains, IP address, site popularity
• The need for a baseline of hostnames for rapid detection of anomalies
• Highly granular policy controls must include detailed policy creation, threat risk levels and hostname baselines to help automate defenses and fortify security postures
• Why ETM (Encrypted Traffic Management) is rapidly becoming a top priority for enterprises in order to expose vulnerabilities and risks as a result of the significant increase in use of SSL

Ritz Carlton Salons 1-3
10:35am – 11:05am Break and Networking in the Sponsor Pavilion Pavilion 1,2,3 overlooking the Ocean
11:05am – 11:10am Transition to General Session
11:10am – 11:35am

Game Changers – Driving Innovation

ZandoliSStephen Scharf
Global Chief Information Security Officer
Experian
California
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In this interview session, Summit Emcee Richard Warner interviews Stephen Scharf, Global Chief Information Security Officer at Experian on what he is doing to drive innovation at his organization to help move his businesses forward, how he is approaching building an innovative culture, and the challenges and successes he is seeing to-date as he focus on the use of technologies, processes and people to execute on their visions.

Experian is a global information services group with operations in 40 countries. With over $5 billion in revenue, the company employs 17,000 people with corporate headquarters in Dublin, Ireland.

Ritz Carlton Salons 1-3
11:35am – 11:55am

Executive Briefing : “BYOD: A Fresh Perspective – Avoid a Bring-Your-Own-DISASTER Scenario”

Elliott GlazerGeoff Bibby
Vice President, Corporate Marketing
ZixCorp, Gold Sponsor
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Your users are bringing their own devices – and potentially a variety of security, legal and HR disasters – to and from work. With many unique roles and responsibilities within your organization, there are a variety of use cases related to BYOD. Join mobile security experts from ZixCorp for real-world use cases and solutions to solve your most pressing BYOD challenges.

Ritz Carlton Salons 1-3
11:55am – 12:25pm

“Cyber Security: From Cost Center to Revenue Driver”

Geoff AranoffIgor Volovich
Vice President, Information Security & Cyber Risk Management
Schneider Electric
Texas
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Rapidly emerging cyber regulatory climate is creating increased compliance pressures across a wide range of industries. Product and service providers now find themselves subject to new compliance and governance obligations for which they may be unprepared. Revenue generation and cash flow are being impacted as enterprises struggle to demonstrate compliance as a condition of commercial tenders. The common tendency to view cyber governance as just another compliance activity and a cost of doing business denies enterprises the opportunity to recognize strategic value of cyber security as a business enabler and revenue driver. In this session, Igor Volovich, Vice President, Information Security & Cyber Risk Management at Schneider Electric, will cover the new approach to cyber security as a strategic business function, value generation through cyber maturity, and regulatory compliance as your competitive attribute.

With approximately $30 billion in revenue, Schneider Electric is a European multinational corporation that specializes in electricity distribution, automation management and produces installation components for energy management.

Ritz Carlton Salons 1-3
12:25pm – 1:20pm Lunch and Networking Pavilion 4,5 overlooking the ocean
1:20pm – 1:30pm Transition to General Sessions
1:30pm – 1:50pm

“Turning a Corner – Security and the Hybrid Cloud”

Elliott GlazerScott Gainey
Vice President of Product Marketing and Programs
Palo Alto Networks, Gold Sponsor
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Public and private clouds are getting a big boost as new innovations in network security extend what was once only available in the physical world, to the virtual. With a 91% increase in targeted attacks it’s never been more critical that we build an effective strategy that extends from mobile, through the enterprise, and into the cloud. In this talk we’ll explore some of the latest innovations that are reducing risks associated with the public cloud, and talk about some of the organizational barriers you’ll run into along the way.

Ritz Carlton Salons 1-3
1:50pm – 2:55pm

“Executive Roundtables”

Breakout sessions with your peers on topics determined by attendees during registration.

Topic 1: Information Security’s Strategic Value to the Business

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Topic 2: Advanced Persistent Threats – Building Cyber Resilience

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Topic 3: In the Connected World – Identity and Access Management

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Topic 4: Security Awareness and Changing Behavior

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Topic 5: Leveraging the Cloud for Business Agility While Managing Risks

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Topic 6: The True Cost of Data Loss Prevention

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Topic 7: Information Security Governance and Compliance

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Ritz Carlton Salons 1-3
2:55pm – 3:05pm

“Executive Briefing – Trends, Drivers and Impacts”

Elliott GlazerJim Waggoner
Director, Product Manager of Endpoint Security
McAfee, Silver Sponsor


Ritz Carlton Salons 1-3
3:05pm – 3:15pm Day One Wrap Up
6:00pm – 7:30pm Reception for Our Attendees Dana Point Lawn

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Time Description
7:30am – 8:30am Registration, Complimentary Ritz-Carlton “High Energy” Breakfast Buffet and Networking in the Sponsor Pavilion Pavilion 1,2,3
8:30am – 8:40am Transition to General Sessions
8:40am – 8:50am Welcome and Day Two Remarks Ritz Carlton Salons 1-3
8:50am – 9:30am

Morning Keynote – “Managing Information Risk in the 21st Century”

HibbsSJim Nelms
Chief Information Security Officer
The Mayo Clinic
Minnesota
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ZandoliSJoEllen Frain
Sr. Manager, Information Security Behavior Management
The Mayo Clinic
Minnesota
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Welcome to the 21st-Century. On the inside… Fundamental changes to the business environment and information handling technologies have resulted in the protection of digital assets no longer being an IT security issue, but being a strategic issue for all corporations and governments. Significantly more information has been moved online for public access, more transactions are being conducted electronically driven by consumer [owned] devices.

Enter consumer electronics into the business environment…From basic home appliances – like a refrigerator or stove – to new advances in technology such as a pacemaker or bionics; almost EVERYTHING is connected to the internet. The Internet of Things is full of enablement and adds to a robust lifestyles and effective business however, it has grown quickly and with little to no security and privacy concerns being addressed. Elvis, and his information, have left the building…

On the outside… The corporate “world” continues to experience rapidly evolving cyber-threats, both in number and complexity including sophisticated malware, Advanced Persistent Threats(APT) and targeted social engineering attacks on business owners individually. Increasingly sophisticated attackers and methods, combined with the enormous proliferation of devices and information, have rendered traditional defense mechanisms inadequate. It’s real, and businesses must deal with it…

The playing field… There are no rules, cybercrime laws or enforcement in most of the world. Geographic location of a business is almost immaterial as cyber-adversary attacks transcend all laws, country boundaries, and traditional defenses. The information war is asymmetric: business defenders have to be successful every time; the attacker only has to be successful once.

This Keynote will address a 21st-century approach to managing information risk and is designed to provoke a “Think Differently” approach to techniques, technology and behavioral management.

Ritz Carlton Salons 1-3
9:30am – 10:00am

Insights & Interviews – “The Security Organization of the Future”

HibbsSSusan Koski
Chief Information Security Officer
Synovus Financial
Georgia
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ZandoliSTim Searcy
Chief Information Security Officer
Protective Life Insurance Company
Alabama
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Susan Koski, Chief Information Security Officer at Synovus Financial and Tim Searcy, Chief Information Security Officer at Protective Life Insurance, will discuss the evolving role of the security organization to the business, how the organization must be positioned to be successful for the future, and what the future holds in terms of skills and talent that needs to be developed.

Ritz Carlton Salons 1-3
10:00am – 10:20am

Executive Briefing – “Increasing Mobile Productivity While Protecting Enterprise Data”

Geoff AranoffPatrick J. Conte
Senior Vice President & General Manager, Worldwide Field Operations
Accellion, Gold Sponsor
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The need for mobile productivity is transforming the way enterprises do business. Employees need the ability to edit and create documents, access information that is stored in ECM systems, or share files with co-workers – all from their mobile devices. They need to be as productive away from the office as they are at their desks. Implementing a BYOD policy can help increase mobile productivity, as teams work whenever and wherever they prefer. However, to ensure the security of files and enterprise data, organizations need to carefully select technology that enables this policy. This session will explore how to enable mobile productivity to increase efficiencies, while keeping files secure and mitigating compliance risks.

Ritz Carlton Salons 1-3
10:20am – 10:50am Break and Networking Pavilion 1,2,3
10:50am – 11:00am Transition to General Sessions
11:00am – 11:30am

“Threat Intelligence (for the rest of us) – The Practical Integration of Threat Intelligence into your Information Security Program”

Geoff AranoffEdward Pagett
Chief Information Security Officer
Black Knight Financial Services
Florida
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Compromises are announced on a monthly basis; Target, Home Depot, Chase, etc. Vulnerabilities and their exploitability continue to make mainstream media; Heartbleed, ShellShock, etc. Combine these with overtaxed IT & Information Security resources and the horizon can become bleak. In this session Ed Pagett, Chief Information Security Officer at Black Knight Financial Services, will discuss the practical, pragmatic introduction of threat intelligence into your information security program to make what you do today more effective. No magic pill, no panacea, but practical/tactical discussion on how to leverage more out of your current investments leveraging accessible, actionable threat intelligence.

Black Knight provides integrated technology, services, data and analytics that facilitate and automate many of the business processes in the mortgage industry.

Ritz Carlton Salons 1-3
11:30am – 11:50am

“A Hybrid Approach – Rewriting the Rules for DDoS Defense”

Geoff AranoffStephen Gates
Chief Security Evangelist
Corero Network Security, Gold Sponsor
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The dilemma facing many organizations, when it comes to implementing an effective DDoS defense strategy, is whether to deploy on-premises DDoS appliances or subscribe to a cloud based anti-DDoS provider. These decisions are not taken lightly, as the DDoS threat landscape is wide ranging. Beginning with well-recognized brute-force volumetric attacks, designed to saturate your Internet pipe and take services and infrastructure down, and extending to application layer attacks, that are ‘low and slow’—difficult to detect.

When assessing the most appropriate strategy for comprehensive, purposeful defense against the implications of a DDoS attack, the solutions are not an apples-to-apples comparison, but there is a recommended approach to protect against the entire spectrum of DDoS attacks.

Ritz Carlton Salons 1-3
11:50am – 12:50pm Lunch and Networking Monarch Bay Courtyard
12:50pm – 1:00pm Transition to General Sessions
1:00pm – 1:40pm

“Interactive Discussions on Top Concerns”

In this interactive session, a list of the top security concerns that attendees highlighted during the registration process will be discussed as a group. During the discussion, your peers will provide insights into why it is a concern, and as a group discuss how the different organizations in the room are solving the problems.

Ritz Carlton Salons 1-3
1:40pm – 3:10pm

“Executive Roundtables”

Breakout sessions with your peers on topics determined by attendees during registration.

Topic 1: Mobile Security – Moving From Policy to Implementation

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Topic 2: Freeing Up Your Best and Brightest For Difficult Issues

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Topic 3: Reducing Application Security Risk

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Topic 4: Creating Effective Risk Assessments

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Topic 5: Securing Big Data

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Ritz Carlton Salons 1-3
3:10pm – 3:15pm Closing Remarks Ritz Carlton Salons 1-3
3:15pm – 6:00pm Free Time for Guests
6:00pm – 7:30pm Closing Reception for Our Attendees Plaza

Hotel

The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel – “Reimagined, Playful and Truly Unforgettable”FireSkyResortandSpa-1

The Ritz Carlton Hotel
1 Ritz Carlton Dr, Dana Point, CA 92629
(949) 240-5020

The Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel invites renewal and discovery at every turn. A modern, playful approach to true California luxury fills the air at this distinguished Dana Point address, resting atop a 150-foot bluff along the coastline. Travelers seeking a personal journey can rejuvenate in the ocean inspired spa or tee off on the green. Adventure seekers can choose from one of 15 eco-excursions or try surfing. From limitless recreation to pet friendly amenities and beyond, here the spirit of Southern California thrives.

Hotel Room Rates and How To Book

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Executive Alliance has negotiated a very deeply discounted rate with the Ritz Carlton Laguna Niguel Hotel. The Run of House room rate is $245.00 (normally $595.00 and up) are Garden/Pool and Coastline views but no guarantee on room type until check in/arrival. You can elect to upgrade your room type at the time of your reservation to a Run of House Ocean Room (coastline and ocean view) for $345.00 night (normally $795 and up) based on availability at the time you make your reservations. The deadline for our discount rate has expired, however, the Ritz Carlton is working with us on additional reservations based on their availability. Please email us your reservation needs to info@execalliance.com and we will follow-up with the hotel coordinator and have them contact you to confirm the special rate for you..

Hotel room rates are subject to applicable state and local taxes (currently 10.1% plus a $3.00 Dana Point TBID assessment charge per room per night) in effect at the time of check in. Above rates apply per room, per night. The group rate is available 3 days pre and post event, based on availability at the time of request.

To reserve your room:
1) Call Reservations at (800)930-5146 and ask for the Executive Alliance rate.
2) Reserve online at: https://resweb.passkey.com/go/natlsecurityleaders

Resort Fee:
The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel has a $25.00 per room, per day Resort Fee. For this program, your Resort Fee will be WAIVED but these services will be available for you:

Unlimited in-room High Speed Internet Access, wireless and wired
24-hour computer access to the Private Business Centers
Daily Yoga and Pilates classes in the Gazebo overlooking the Pacific Ocean
Individual guest use of The Ritz-Carlton Spa’s sauna and steam rooms
Shuttle service to and from Salt Creek Beach on an individual guest request basis (not applicable to group transfers)
Access to resort’s Beach Butler Service and use of beach recreation equipment including fins, towel service, umbrellas, and beach chairs
Unlimited use of the Tennis Courts including rackets. Tournament and clinic fees are additional
Preferred golf tee-times at Monarch Beach Golf Links, including shuttle service and golf bag storage on an individual guest request basis. (not applicable to group transfers)
Participation in the resort’s scheduled “Garden” and “Living Green” Eco-Adventure Tour (once daily)

Guidelines and Cancellation Policies:

  1. All Reservations must be guaranteed with a one night deposit. One night deposit will be charged to credit card when reservation is made.
  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. (Guests may substitute another attendee from their company) any collected deposits will be applied as a credit on the master bill prior to billing for attrition.
  4. 7 days in advance of guest check in date, all guests will be charged the full amount of their reservation (all nights room and tax) and the full amount is non-refundable This is due to the deep discount rate offered. (Substitutions from your company permitted).
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Ocean-Inspired Spa Renewal on the Coast

Escape to a gentler pace at The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Laguna Niguel, where the constant presence of the ocean inspires renewal. Named among the top 100 spa resorts in the US by Condé Nast’s 2013 reader poll, this soothing retreat at the heart of Dana Point, along the Orange County coastline, features 12 spa treatment rooms, all bathed in soft hues of aqua and beige. Tranquil water features add to the soothing sensory experience. High-style locker rooms, public spaces, and saunas ensure a calming aura throughout – set to the ever-present rhythm of the surf.

The Ritz-Carlton Spa
Daily, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Guests can receive a 10% discount off Spa services.

Fitness Center
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The Fitness Center
Open seven days a week

Wellness Classes
Yoga; 9 a.m.
Pilates; 10 a.m.

Beach Shuttle
Seven days a week
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Operating every hour and by request

Activities

Saturday evening dinner cruise through Newport Beach harbor

FireSkyResortandSpa-1Join us on the yacht Wild Goose, once the private playground for legendary actor John Wayne. Three decks of gorgeous woodwork, priceless paintings, intricate carvings and unique amenities make a cruise aboard the Wild Goose a one-of-a-kind experience!

Launched in 1942 as YMS 328, a United States Navy Minesweeper. There were 481 minesweepers made and today only four of them remain – Wild Goose is among one of them. Purchased by John Wayne in 1965, she was used as “The Duke’s” private getaway, for family and friends’ excursions to such places as Santa Catalina Island, Cabo San Lucas, British Columbia, Alaska, Bahamas, and Mazatlan.

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Executive Alliance, Inc. has arranged a private dinner cruise of Newport Beach harbor departing at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 1, 2014. Transportation from the Ritz Carlton Laguna Niguel will be provided.

Golf

Talega Golf Club
FireSkyResortandSpa-1Talega Golf Club, located in the hills of San Clemente set above the “Spanish Village by the Sea,” is truly one of the best golf experiences in Southern California.

Established in 2001, Talega features an 18-hole, par 72 Fred Couples “Signature” championship golf course in Orange County ranked America’s Top Golf Course (by Golf Digest/ESPN/Zagat Survey), driving range, and Spanish colonial clubhouse architecture with bell tower and village courtyard setting.

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From open space and cool ocean breezes, to on-course GPS food ordering, lifestyle brand shopping, as well as our “Temperature at Talega” draft beer special. It will be an experience you won’t soon forget!

Parking

A special overnight valet parking rate is available for Symposium guests of $17.00 per night (regularly $35.00) and $10.00 for day only parking.

Travel & Transportation

DELTA AIR LINES DISCOUNT
We have negotiated a special rate with Delta Air Lines for our Symposium which applies to certain fare classes. The % discount is dependent on the fare class (from 2% to 10%)
Reservations and ticketing are available via www.delta.com. When booking online:
1. Select Book A Trip
2. Click on More Search Options and enter the meeting code “NMJTP” in the box provided on the Search Flight page
3. Click Cabin to choose Economy, First/Business OR you can specifically select a booking class, by clicking on Fare Class (by clicking on “?” next to Fare Class, an explanation of each class is provided)

Reservations are also available by calling our Delta Meeting Network Reservations at 800-328-1111. (Mon-Fri 7am-7pm CDT) Please note that a Direct Ticketing Charge will apply for booking by phone.

Closest airports:
John Wayne/Orange County Airport; SNA (25 minutes/23 miles)
Long Beach Airport; LGB (45 minutes/44 miles)
Los Angeles International Airport; LAX (60 minutes/63 miles)
San Diego Lindbergh Field Airport; SAN (75 minutes/67 miles)

From Los Angeles, Long Beach or Orange County airports, and areas north

  • Take the 405 South to the 5 South.
  • Exit at Crown Valley Parkway and turn right.
  • Proceed on Crown Valley Parkway (approx. 6 miles) to Pacific Coast Highway.
  • Turn left on Pacific Coast Highway.
  • At the second light, turn right at Ritz-Carlton Drive/Niguel Road.
  • The hotel is located on your left.

 

From Los Angeles and Long Beach via the 73 Toll Road

  • Take the 405 South to the 73 toll road South.
  • Exit at Greenfield and turn right.
  • Proceed 2 lights to Crown Valley Parkway and turn right.
  • Proceed 6 miles to Pacific Coast Highway and turn left.
  • At the second light, turn right onto Ritz-Carlton Drive/Niguel Road.
  • The hotel located on your left.

 

From San Diego Airport and areas south

  • Take the 5 North and exit at Highway 1/ Beach Cities exit.
  • Exit at Crown Valley Parkway and turn right.
  • Proceed northbound on Pacific Coast Hwy for approximately 3 miles through Dana Point.
  • Turn left at Ritz-Carlton Drive/ Niguel Road.
  • The hotel is located on your left.

 

Car Rental

Rental car services are available through counters at airport terminals or can be arranged by the concierge.

Other Transportation

The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel is proud to use Best Transportation as our provider of guest limousine, sedan and van transportation needs. Special needs and services (i.e. car seats, elderly or child travelers, etc.) are easily accommodated. For individual/leisure guest transportation reservations and pricing, please contact the Concierge Desk at (949) 240-2000 ext 5360. Rates, information and vehicle details are subject to change. We recommend you reserve at least 24 hours in advance.

With 75-100 + senior level IT executives attending the National Security Leaders Symposium by invitation only, a limited group of sponsors have the opportunity to engage with many of the top leaders in the country from Fortune 1000 companies, Government and Education. Titles include CISOs, CIOs, VPs, and CTOs. Our programs for early arriving attendees, networking opportunities built into the Symposium Agenda, session speaking opportunities, and brand visibility offer our sponsors a powerful platform to build relationships in an exclusive environment.

In addition to sponsorships for the National Security Leaders Symposium, opportunities are available for sponsoring golf and other programs for early arriving attendees that allow your representative plenty of time to start building great relationships.

Interested in learning more about the range of sponsorship opportunities available? Please email info@execalliance.com or call 678-445-1919.

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