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The Executive Alliance “Security Leaders Summit Boston” was held on Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel. With the perfect backdrop of the beginning of fall weather, the Summit exceeded attendee expectations as reflected in survey results. Throughout the day, the Summit Hosts, representing companies across a diversity of industries and sizes, shared their insights and knowledge with the distinguished group of attendees through their presentations, interviews and breakout roundtable discussions.

Summit Recap


The Host Dinner was held the evening before the Summit, on 9/12, for the Summit Hosts, Platinum and Gold Sponsors, and invited guests to enjoy getting to know each other in advance of the Summit.

Pre-Summit Host Dinner

“The Pre-Summit Dinner provided a terrific opportunity to have meaningful discussions without any pressure.”
Ken Patterson, Chief Information Security Officer, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care


The Security Leaders Summit Boston opened up with networking and breakfast in the Sponsor Pavilion and Welcome Remarks by Mary Lou Heastings, CEO of Executive Alliance and Richard Warner, Summit Moderator.

2016 Theme:
“Changing the Shape of the Industry- The People and Technologies Having Impact”

“A great chance to have an open discussion and learn from my peers.”
Kal Dhinsa, Director of Information Security, Virgin Pulse

The Morning Keynote, Mary Faulkner, CISO of the Bose Corporation, took the stage and shared Bose’s journey towards the “connected’ environment and the complexities it is bringing to her company in terms of security, risk and investment.

In the interview session, “Game Changers – Driving Innovation,” Doug Graham, VP & CISO of Nuance Communications, discussed the critical areas where he believes he needs to be thinking differently in order to drive innovation, what is driving the need to up his organization’s game plan, and the challenges and successes he expects.

Drew Vanover, Director of Technical Solutions at Symantec + Blue Coat Systems, Platinum Sponsor, presented on “The Industry need for Cloud Generation Security.” Drew spoke about risks and also shared insights into how cloud applications and services can be adopted rapidly and securely.

Guests and Sponsors had the opportunity to continue the discussions from the morning sessions in the Sponsor Pavilion during the break.

David Hart, Enterprise Account Sales with Accellion, Gold Sponsor, presented on the topic, “Securing Rogue File Sharing – Your Most Vulnerable Data Leak Threat Vector.” David shared the latest advancements in secure file sharing and collaboration, best practices for providing security without compromising productivity and how to leverage investments in existing content systems.

“Business Technologies for the Future,” Gerald Beuchelt, Chief Security Officer of Demandware, Inc., a Salesforce Companyand Alex Cunningham, Chief Information Security Officer at Commonwealth Financial Network discussed how they evaluate their current arsenal of technology tools, what they believe are the most successful technologies to protect their business, and what technologies have promise for the future.

Over lunch, attendees and sponsors had a chance to relax and enjoy informal conversations.

Alex Chiu, Senior Pre-Sales Systems Engineer with Zix Corp, Gold Sponsor, shared insights into “The Criticality of Email Security.” With the increase in data breaches and the rise in external threats,
Alex discussed the secure email challenges of balancing productivity while mitigating risk.

“Managing A CISO Career in a Dynamic Market” was an afternoon hit. Aileen Alexander, Senior Client Partner, Co-Leader Global Cybersecurity Practice at Korn Ferry reviewed the landscape that is driving the demand for talent, the three types of information security/technology risk executives emerging, and the key success factors for security leaders.

Justin Dolly, Chief Information Security Officer at Malwarebytes, Gold Sponsor, presented on “The Hidden Enemy: Malvertising and Ransomware.” Justin brought home the fact that malvertising is becoming more sophisticated and prevalent, and is the vehicle of choice for injecting ransomware. He shared misconceptions, how attacks are delivered, and why companies may be at risk-without you even knowing it.

The sessions wrapped up with the Executive Roundtables, where attendees had a chance to discuss a topic of choice with their peers. The different roundtable topics were moderated by Gerald Beuchelt, Chief Security Officer at Demandware, Inc., A Salesforce Company, Brendan Campbell, Assistant Vice President, Global Technology Risk Governance at Manulife, Alex Cunningham, Chief Information Security Officer of Commonwealth Financial Network, Mike Gorrell, Chief Information Officer at EBSCO Industries, Jim Lemieux, Senior Director of Information Security at Travelers, and Jay Robinson, IT Risk Management at Harvard Pilgrim Health Care.

The afternoon reception was a great way to close the Summit where attendees and sponsors shared good laughs, food and beverages, and the opportunity to win some great prizes!

Be sure to visit the Photo Gallery Tab for more highlights of the Summit.

Platinum Sponsor

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:

• 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.
• Or visit www.symantec.com.

Gold Sponsors

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.

Additional Resources:
kiteworks Security Overview Whitepaper
kiteworks End User Demo

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/business.

Download a copy of the Malwarebytes Research Brief: Operation Fingerprint to get a look into several Angler Exploit Kit malvertising campaigns.

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 or contact Andrew Verderame , Regional Sales Manager at Zix Corporation.
Ebook: The Risks of Email and the Rewards of Innovative Encryption

Bronze Sponsors

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 or contact Bill Whidden, Territory Sales Manager.

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 Tony Yodice .

Cloud Passage

CloudPassage Halo® is the world’s leading agile security platform that empowers our customers to take full advantage of cloud infrastructure with the confidence that their critical business assets are protected. Halo delivers a comprehensive set of continuous security and compliance functions right where it counts — at the workload. Our platform orchestrates security on-demand, at any scale and works in any cloud or virtual infrastructure (private, public, hybrid or virtual data center). For more information, please visit www.cloudpassage.com or contact Jeff Peters

Check Point Software Technologies and IOvations

Check Point plays a critical role in one of the most important revolutions of our time, the digital revolution. Using and leveraging new, exciting, innovative and disruptive technologies can only happen in a highly secured environment. Check Point delivers the most advanced cyber security to our customers across all environments – physical and virtual networks, datacenters, cloud, mobile, endpoint, and IoT devices. We build security architecture that allows you to simplify, consolidate and reduce the security footprint in your network, enabling streamlined and efficient security operations at a reduced cost. Architecture that converts cyber intelligence into prevention in real time. For more information, please visit www.checkpoint.com.

IOvations is a value added reseller that specializes in serving the mid, enterprise, and Federal government markets with select network and information security offerings. We partner with market leading providers, such as Check Point Software Technologies, to help provide peace of mind in securing and connecting our client’s environments. Our clients appreciate responsive account management, and engineering support to help our clients make decisions when potential overlapping solutions must be navigated. Stop by the Check Point Software Technologies: IOvations booth for an exclusive offer for attendees of the Security Leaders Summit. For more information, please visit www.iovations.com.

Forcepoint

Forcepoint safeguards users, data and networks against the most determined adversaries, from accidental or malicious insider threats to outside attackers, across the entire threat lifecycle. Forcepoint protects data everywhere – in the cloud, on the road, in the office – simplifying compliance and enabling better decision-making and more efficient remediation. Forcepoint empowers organizations to concentrate on what’s most important to them while automating routine security tasks. More than 22,000 organizations around the world rely on Forcepoint. Based in Austin, Texas, with worldwide sales, service, security laboratories and product development, Forcepoint is a joint venture of the Raytheon Company and Vista Equity Partners. For more information, please visit www.forcepoint.com or contact Doug Haddad or Jamie MacDonald.

Whitepaper available: Forcepoint Sureview Insider Threat DataSheet

SecureWorks

SecureWorks is a global provider of intelligence-driven information security solutions exclusively focused on protecting its clients from cyberattacks. SecureWorks’ solutions enable organizations to fortify their cyber defenses to prevent security breaches, detect malicious activity in real time, prioritize and respond rapidly to security breaches and predict emerging threats. For more information, please visit https://www.secureworks.com/.To learn more about SecureWorks, please visit www.secureworks.com

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 contact Rick Filippo or visit www.securityinnovation.com.

Thales

Thales e-Security is a leading global provider of trusted cryptographic solutions with a 40-year track record of protecting the world’s most sensitive applications and information. Thales solutions enhance privacy, trusted identities, and secure payments with certified, high performance encryption and digital signature technology for customers in a wide range of markets including financial services, high technology, manufacturing, and government. Thales e-Security has a worldwide support capability, with regional headquarters in the United States, United Kingdom, and Hong Kong. For more information, please visit www.thales-esecurity.com or contact Patrick McLarney

Hosts

The Security Leaders Summits are hosted by information security and IT executives from across the area. The Summit Hosts serve as the face of the Summit and throughout the program they will share their insights during presentations, interview sessions, and our executive peer-to-peer discussions. Hosts to-date include:

photo_comingSoonS Aileen Alexander
Senior Client Partner
Co-Leader, Global Cybersecurity Practice
Korn Ferry
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photo_comingSoonS Gerald Beuchelt
Chief Security Officer
Demandware, Inc., A Salesforce Company
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photo_comingSoonS Kevin J. Burns
Chief Information Security Officer
Draper
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MaddenS Brendan Campbell
Assistant Vice President
Global Technology Risk Governance

Manulife
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MaddenS Alex Cunningham
Chief Information Security Officer
Commonwealth Financial Network
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photo_comingSoonS Mary Faulkner
Chief Information Security Officer &
Director
Global Compliance
Bose Corporation
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MaddenS Mike Gorrell
Chief Information Officer
EBSCO Industries
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photo_comingSoonS Doug Graham
Vice President and
Chief Information Security Officer
Nuance Communications
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Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Time Description
7:15am – 8:30am Breakfast and Networking in the Sponsor Pavilion Arlington/Berkeley/Clarendon (Mezzanine Level)
8:30am – 8:50am Welcome and Opening Remarks Georgian Room (Mezzanine Level)
8:50am – 9:30am Morning Keynote – “State of the Industry”

Mary Faulkner
CISO & Director
Global Compliance

Bose Corporation
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As more companies move at a torrid pace to “everything connected,” complexities and challenges are becoming immense to information security organizations. In the morning keynote, Mary Faulkner, Chief Information Security Officer at Bose Corporation, will share insights into the transformation that is underway at her company and how she is positioning her organization for success. Best known for the products it sells, including home audio systems and speakers, noise cancelling headphones, professional audio systems and automobile sound systems, Bose is on a journey towards a major shift, that includes focusing on their software to enhance their users’ experience. With over $3 billion in revenues and 11,000 employees globally, information security will be playing a key role in her company’s success.

Georgian Room (Mezzanine Level)
9:30am – 10:00am Game Changers – Driving Innovation

Doug Graham
VP& CISO
Nuance Communications
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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 session, Doug Graham, CISO of Nuance Communications, along with other CISOs 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.

With $2 billion in revenue and over 12,000 employees worldwide, Nuance Communications is an American multinational computer software technology corporation, headquartered in Burlington, Massachusetts, that provides speech and imaging applications.

Georgian Room (Mezzanine Level)
10:00am – 10:30am The Industry need for Cloud Generation Security

Drew Vanover
Director of Technical Solutions
Symantec + Blue Coat Systems – Platinum 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 Drew Vanover of Symantec + Blue Coat Systems as he discusses these new challenges and provides practical advice on how these issues can be safely overcome.

Georgian Room (Mezzanine Level)
10:30am – 11:00am Break and Networking in the Sponsor Pavilion Arlington/Berkeley/Clarendon (Mezzanine Level)
11:00am – 11:30am Insights & Interviews
“Conversations with Execs in the Corner Office”

Kevin J. Burns
CISO
Draper


In this interview session, Kevin Burns, CISO of Draper, will discuss how he plans to deliver increasing value to his organization, what it will take to get there, and what he expects to accomplish.

Georgian Room (Mezzanine Level)
11:30am – 11:50am “Securing Rogue File Sharing –
Your Most Vulnerable Data Leak Threat Vector”

David Hart
Enterprise Account Sales
Accellion, Gold Sponsor
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Georgian Room (Mezzanine Level)
11:50am – 12:15pm “Business Technologies for the Future”

Gerald Beuchelt
Chief Security Officer
Demandware, Inc., A Salesforce Company

Alex Cunningham
Chief Information Security Officer
Commonwealth Financial Network




In this interview session, Gerald Beuchelt, CISO of Demandware, Inc., and Alex Cunningham, CISO of Commonwealth Financial Network, will share what they are doing to ensure they are 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.

Georgian Room (Mezzanine Level)
12:15pm – 1:30pm Lunch in the Sponsor Pavilion Arlington/Berkeley/Clarendon (Mezzanine Level)
1:30pm – 1:50pm “The Criticality of Email Security”

Alex Chiu
Senior Pre-Sales Systems Engineer
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 security experts from Zix for a discussion on solutions to solve your most pressing secure email challenges.


Georgian Room (Mezzanine Level)
1:50pm – 2:20pm “Managing A CISO Career in a Dynamic Market”

Aileen Alexander
Senior Client Partner, Co-Leader Global Cybersecurity Center
Korn Ferry
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Aileen Alexander, Senior Client Partner Co-Leader at Korn Ferry’s Cybersecurity Center of Expertise, will share her insights into the latest in compensation for information security executives, future trends, what sets apart the top tier from the rest and how best to effectively manage one’s career.
Korn Ferry is an organizational and people advisory firm and the world’s largest provider of executive search.

Georgian Room (Mezzanine Level)
2:20pm – 2:40pm “The Hidden Enemy: Malvertising and Ransomware”


Justin Dolly
Chief Information Security Officer
Malwarebytes, Gold Sponsor


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 your company data is held hostage.

In this session, Justin Dolly, CISO of Malwarebytes, will share some of the biggest misconceptions, how these attacks are delivered, and why your company may be at risk-without you even knowing it.

Georgian Room (Mezzanine Level)
2:40pm – 3:00pm Break and Networking in the Sponsor Pavilion Arlington/Berkeley/Clarendon (Mezzanine Level)
3:00pm – 4:30pm Breakout Executive Roundtable Discussions

Breakout sessions with your peers on topics
determined by attendees during registration.
Topics are facilitated by CISOs from across area.

Topic #1:
Maturing Discussions with the Board on Cyber Risk

Topic #2:
Information Security’s Conversations with Key Stakeholders

Topic #3:
We’ve Been Breached! The Call to Action

Topic #4:
A Look into the Future on Data Protection

Topic #5:
Security & Threat Intelligence – Building Capabilities

Topic #6:
Finding the Right talent

Georgian Room (Mezzanine Level)
4:30pm – 5:45pm Reception and Networking with Prize Drawings Arlington/Berkeley/Clarendon (Mezzanine Level)

Venue

BOSTON PARK PLAZA
50 Park Plaza, Boston, MA 02116
Phone: (617) 426-2000
www.bostonparkplaza.com

Boston Park Plaza is so much more than a hotel. We are a Boston icon that is as much a part of the city’s heritage as the Boston Tea Party and the annual Head of the Charles Regatta. We offer an experience that is truly one-of-a-kind, a place where you can enjoy a richly textured and profoundly memorable taste of the real Boston.

Following a landmark renovation, our hotel, Boston Park Plaza offers guests all the charisma and deeply individual charm of a historic hotel with the effortless comforts of a new one. Once again a destination unto itself, our hotel offers incomparable proximity to everything that makes Boston a treasured destination. We are one of the most sought-after hotels near Boston Common and enjoy an ideal location among the hotels in downtown Boston, just steps away from the Public Garden, Theater District and many of the city’s most popular historical sites.

When you’re looking for the best hotel, Boston Park Plaza provides an unrivaled legacy of service. When Boston Park Plaza opened in 1927, it redefined a standard of hospitality that guests came to expect. With our history of innovation and continued dedication to our guests, we are proud to be recognized as Boston’s Most Beloved.

Services & Amenities

GYM FACILITY
We’re pleased to offer access to two of the sought-after fitness facilities in the city. The celebrated David Barton Gym and CYC studio is located just off our lobby, making ours one of the most amenity–rich hotels downtown Boston offers. David Barton Gym is open Monday through Friday from 5:30 a.m. – 11:00 p.m., and 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

DINING
Local. Sustainable. Farm-to-fabulous. At Boston Park Plaza, we offer a variety of dining options in our hotel, as well as within our building. Our freshly redesigned lobby provides guests with a range of options, from breakfast to last call. Whether you’re enjoying a quiet drink in our library, sharing stories with friends in our Kozy Korner, or having lunch or dinner in our signature restaurant, Off The Common, our hotel offers delectable choices for dining in Boston. With restaurants in Back Bay Boston such as the uber-modern steakhouse STRIP by Strega just off our lobby, we are a destination for those seeking the finest Back Bay restaurants.

FEDEX BUSINESS CENTER
We are pleased to offer the convenience and reliability of on-site access to our FedEx Office Business Center on the Mezzanine Level of the Boston Park Plaza. Whether you or your guests require packing and shipping, signage, copying or last-minute office supplies, our on-site Business Center is available to help.

Business Center Phone #: 617-423-0204
Business Center Fax #: 617-423-0601
Business Center Email: usa5690@fedex.com

Guestrooms

Where else can you savor all the charisma and personality of a beloved historic icon and still enjoy the sleek comforts and modern styling of Boston’s most newly renovated guest rooms? The fresh, vibrant designs throughout our Boston accommodation and our extensive amenities, offer guests a selection of rooms and suites unsurpassed at other Boston luxury hotels. We can’t wait to show you what we have to offer so come on in to our Back Bay hotel: Boston Park Plaza, where our location is second to none and a dynamic experience awaits you.

Executive Alliance has negotiated a discount rate with the Boston Plaza Hotel for our Summit attendees. The special rate is $379 night (plus the required facilities fee of $15.00). Regular room rates are currently $519.00 and up. The deadline for booking is 8/12/16 but the availability is limited – so please reserve early. Contact their Reservations desk at 1-800-225-2008 and ask for the Executive Alliance IT Security Summit rate. If you have any problems, let us know at info@execalliance.com and include your room night needs, and we will check with the hotel on your behalf.

Other hotels in area include: Taj Boston, Revere Hotel Boston Common, Four Seasons, W Boston, Doubletree By Hilton Downtown, and Courtyard Boston Downtown.

Parking

VALET PARKING:
The Boston Park Plaza Hotel offers Valet Parking for $48 per night. Valet Parking is located at the Columbus Avenue Entrance of our Boston Hotel. Valet Parking Entrance Address: 34 Columbus Ave, Boston 02116

SELF-PARKING:
The Motor Mart Garage is located directly across the street from The Boston Park Plaza Hotel. It offers 24-hour access, visible security and a clean friendly environment.

Directions

BOSTON PARK PLAZA
50 Park Plaza, Boston, MA 02116
Phone: (617) 426-2000
www.bostonparkplaza.com

FROM THE WEST:
Take the Massachusetts Turnpike (Rte. 90 East) into the city. Exit at Copley Square (22) and follow straight onto Stuart St. Follow to the 5th set of lights and turn left for The Boston Park Plaza Hotel – A Boston Hotel.

FROM THE NORTH:
Take Route I-93 South into Boston. Take the Storrow Drive – Exit 26 off of I-93. Follow Storrow Drive and exit left at the Back Bay/Copley Exit. At lights, take left onto Beacon St, and then take an immediate right onto Arlington St. The Boston Park Plaza Hotel is the 2nd building on the left after the park.

FROM THE SOUTH:
Follow I-93 North towards Boston. Take the Storrow Drive – Exit 26 off of I-93. Follow Storrow Drive and exit left at the Back Bay/Copley Exit. At lights, take left onto Beacon St., and then take an immediate right onto Arlington St. The Boston Park Plaza Hotel is the 2nd building on the left after the park.

FROM BOSTON LOGAN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (BOS):
Distance 3.9 MI
Time by taxi: 11 minutes

Follow signs to Sumner Tunnel/Boston. Take the ramp onto RT-1A S/William F McClellan Hwy. Merge north onto Interstate 93 and take the Storrow Drive – Exit 26. Follow Storrow Drive and exit left at Back Bay/Copley Exit. At lights, take left onto Beacon St, and then take an immediate right onto Arlington St. The Boston Park Plaza Hotel is the 2nd building on the left after the park.

Transportation

TAXI SERVICE:
24-hour taxi service is available at the Boston Park Plaza’s Main Entrance.

T SERVICE: (SUBWAY):
The Boston Park Plaza Hotel is located 1 block from the Arlington Stop (Green Line) and Back Bay Stop (Orange Line).

GO BOSTON SHUTTLE:
Available at an additional fee

The Boston Park Plaza Concierge will be happy to share their extensive knowledge of Greater Boston, New England and beyond. If you would like to request tickets or transportation services in advance of your stay (48-hours notice is requested), or if you would like additional information, please feel free to contact our Concierge team at 617.654.1912.

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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_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.

Gold Sponsors

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.

About Malwarebytes

Malwarebytes provides anti-malware and anti-exploit software designed to protect users against zero-day threats that consistently escape detection by traditional endpoint security solutions. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware earned an “Outstanding” rating by CNET editors, is a PCMag.com Editor’s Choice, and was the only security software to earn a perfect malware remediation score from AV-TEST.org. That’s why large Enterprise businesses worldwide, including Disney, Dole, and Samsung, trust Malwarebytes to protect their mission-critical data. For more information, please visit www.malwarebytes.com/business.

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.

Bronze Sponsors

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 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.

About CheckPoint and IOVations

Check Point plays a critical role in one of the most important revolutions of our time, the digital revolution. Using and leveraging new, exciting, innovative and disruptive technologies can only happen in a highly secured environment. Check Point delivers the most advanced cyber security to our customers across all environments – physical and virtual networks, datacenters, cloud, mobile, endpoint, and IoT devices. We build security architecture that allows you to simplify, consolidate and reduce the security footprint in your network, enabling streamlined and efficient security operations at a reduced cost. Architecture that converts cyber intelligence into prevention in real time. To learn more about CheckPoint, please visit https://www.checkpoint.com/.

IOvations is a value added reseller that specializes in serving the mid, enterprise, and Federal government markets with select network and information security offerings. We partner with market leading providers, such as Check Point Software Technologies, to help provide peace of mind in securing and connecting our client’s environments. Our clients appreciate responsive account management, and engineering support to help our clients make decisions when potential overlapping solutions must be navigated. Stop by the Check Point Software Technologies: IOvations booth for an exclusive offer for attendees of the Security Leaders Summit. To learn more about IOVations, please visit http://www.iovations.com.

spo-cloudpassageAbout CloudPassage

CloudPassage Halo® is the world’s leading agile security platform that empowers our customers to take full advantage of cloud infrastructure with the confidence that their critical business assets are protected. Halo delivers a comprehensive set of continuous security and compliance functions right where it counts — at the workload. Our platform orchestrates security on-demand, at any scale and works in any cloud or virtual infrastructure (private, public, hybrid or virtual data center). For more information, please visit www.cloudpassage.com.

spo-ForcpointAbout Forcepoint

Forcepoint safeguards users, data and networks against the most determined adversaries, from accidental or malicious insider threats to outside attackers, across the entire threat lifecycle. Forcepoint protects data everywhere – in the cloud, on the road, in the office – simplifying compliance and enabling better decision-making and more efficient remediation. Forcepoint empowers organizations to concentrate on what’s most important to them while automating routine security tasks. More than 22,000 organizations around the world rely on Forcepoint. Based in Austin, Texas, with worldwide sales, service, security laboratories and product development, Forcepoint is a joint venture of the Raytheon Company and Vista Equity Partners. For more information, please visit www.forcepoint.com

About SecureWorks

SecureWorks is a global provider of intelligence-driven information security solutions exclusively focused on protecting its clients from cyberattacks. SecureWorks’ solutions enable organizations to fortify their cyber defenses to prevent security breaches, detect malicious activity in real time, prioritize and respond rapidly to security breaches and predict emerging threats.For more information, please visit https://www.secureworks.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.

spo-thales-esecurity.comAbout Thales e-Security

Thales e-Security is a leading global provider of trusted cryptographic solutions with a 40-year track record of protecting the world’s most sensitive applications and information. Thales solutions enhance privacy, trusted identities, and secure payments with certified, high performance encryption and digital signature technology for customers in a wide range of markets including financial services, high technology, manufacturing, and government. Thales e-Security has a worldwide support capability, with regional headquarters in the United States, United Kingdom, and Hong Kong. Visit www.thales-esecurity.com.

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