The Security Leaders Summit

Where Industry Leaders Meet to Shape the Future

The Executive Alliance “Security Leaders Summit Chicago” was held on Thursday, May 11, 2017 at the Sheraton Grand. The gorgeous views and electricity of the city spilled over into the Summit, which was packed with great session content and highly engaging interaction throughout the day. The Summit Hosts, represented companies across a diversity of industries and sizes, and shared their insights and knowledge with the distinguished group of attendees through their presentations, interviews and breakout roundtable discussions.

What Attendees are saying about Chicago 2017: 

“The caliber of security professionals here is fantastic and there has been some great networking so far.”
Daniel Blanco, Business Risk, Information Security and Compliance OfficerFIS 

“Insightful and down to the point!!! -The round tables allowed for more interaction with peers and discussions on interesting topics.”
Roberto Gutierrez, IT Audit ManagerTate & Lyle PLC

“Engaging presentations providing a good overview of the security issues facing organizations today.”
Jeff Tschiltsch, CIO, ComPsych

“Very informative to find out others are having similar issues and concerns. This was a very open & comfortable setting to share common concerns and strategies. Very informative and made great contacts.”
Frank Vassios, Director IT Operations & Support, Dart Container Corp.

 

Pre-Summit Host Dinner



The Host Dinner was held the evening before the Summit, on 5/10 for the Summit Hosts, Platinum and Gold Sponsors, and invited guests to enjoy getting to know each other in advance of the Summit.


The Security Leaders Summit Dallas 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.

Summit Keynote – “The Global Threat Landscape”

Keynote Jarrett Kolthoff, President, CEO and Founder of SpearTip, received outstanding attendee survey results on his insights into the Global Threat Landscape.  Jarrett set the stage with providing information on who’s behind the breaches and tactics being used, and wrapped up with use cases; the threats and how they were solved.   Attendees can gain access to Jarrett’s presentation by reaching out to him at jkolthoff@speartip.com.

In the interview session, “Navigating the Threat Landscape – The Knowns and Unknowns,” John Germain, VP, Infrastructure and Security Services at Xylem Inc., and Fawaz Rasheed, CISO and VP at Trustmark Corporation shared insights into their bank of technologies for the “knowns” and their future focus on more analysis behind behaviors, endpoints, and malware to better understand the “unknowns.”

Bob Hansmann, Director of Security Technologies at Forcepoint, Platinum Sponsor, spoke on understanding user intent and the need for better tools to reveal intent in his presentation on “Cloudy with a Chance of … Visibility, Accountability, Security.”  Attendees can gain access to Bob’s presentation by reaching out to him at bhansmann@forcepoint.com

Attendees had the chance to meet with their peers and Summit Sponsors during the morning networking break.

Summit moderator Richard Warner presented guidance for engaging employees in cyber security, including a video that demonstrated how social engineering is used to get past even experienced and well trained employees.

In the presentation “Collaboration Without Constraints – “Securing Content and Workflows to Create the Limitless Enterprise,” Andy Feit, Chief Marketing Officer at Accellion, Gold Sponsor, spoke on how enterprises can leave existing content where it lives today and extend it outside the firewall without having to migrate content or disrupt their business workflows.


The lunch break provided great opportunities for the conversations to continue from the morning sessions.

After lunch, attendees engaged with Summit Moderator, Richard Warner, for an interactive polling session including questions on who CISOs think they should report to in the future (the CEO), insider threats being their highest concern, and their biggest challenge being keeping up with the threat landscape.



For the closing Summit session, attendees had the opportunity to break out into lively peer-to-peer roundtable discussions on topics chosen during their registration.

The Summit closed with an afternoon reception where attendees and sponsors had the chance to relax and have some fun.

Be sure to visit the Gallery Tab with photos of the Summit.

Platinum Sponsor

FORCEPOINT

Forcepoint is transforming cybersecurity by focusing on what matters most: understanding people’s intent as they interact with critical data wherever it resides. Our uncompromising systems enable companies to empower employees with unobstructed access to confidential data while protecting intellectual property and simplifying compliance. Based in Austin, Texas, Forcepoint supports more than 20,000 organizations worldwide. For more information, please visit www.forcepoint.com.

Gold Sponsors

ACCELLION

Accellion, Inc. enables enterprise organizations to collaborate on content with external partners securely via private cloud. Enterprises can leave existing content where it lives today, and extend it outside the firewall without having to migrate content or disrupt their business workflows. Accellion’s solutions are used by more than 15 million users and 2,500 of the world’s leading corporations and government agencies including Procter & Gamble; KPMG; Kaiser Permanente; Latham & Watkins; National Park Service; Pacific Life Insurance; Cargill; and the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST). For more information please visit www.accellion.com or call (650) 485-4300. Follow Accellion’s Blog, Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

Additional Resources:
kiteworks Security Overview Whitepaper

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.

 

Visit: www.alertlogic.com, or contact Nick Alvers, Territory Manager Midwest, nalvers@alertlogic.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, please visit www.zixcorp.com or contact Lindsey Thoreson, Regional Sales Manager (lthoreson@zixcorp.com).  More information is also available online at:

The Risks of Email and the rewards of Innovative Encryption

Microsoft 365 and Zix Email: A Natural Fit

 

Hosts

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

Mary Lou Heastings
CEO
Executive Alliance Inc.
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Richard Warner
Summit Moderator

Jarrett W. Kolthoff
President, CEO and Founder – M.S., CISSP, GCFA
SpearTip
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John Germain
VP, Infrastructure and Security Services
Xylem Inc.
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Fawaz Rasheed
Chief Information Security Officer and VP
Trustmark Companies
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Bob Hansmann
Director, Security Technologies
Forcepoint, Platinum Sponsor
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Andy Feit
Chief Marketing Officer
Accellion, Gold Sponsor
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Thursday, May 11, 2017

Time Description
7:15am – 8:30am Registration Opens with a Breakfast Buffet and Networking in the Sponsor Pavilion Chicago X
8:30am – 9:00am

“Welcome and Opening Remarks”

Mary Lou Heastings
CEO
Executive Alliance Inc.
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Richard Warner
Summit Moderator

Chicago VIII & IX
9:00am – 9:45am

Morning Keynote –
“The Global Threat Landscape”

Jarrett W. Kolthoff
President, CEO and Founder – M.S., CISSP, GCFA
SpearTip
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Jarrett will be speaking on the “Global Threat Landscape” and drawing from his background and current experience. A former Special Agent with U.S. Army Counterintelligence, with over two decades of experience in the field of Information Security, Jarrett stands as one of the industry’s most respected authorities on Cyber Crime, Cyber Terrorism, Cyber Security and Cyber Counterintelligence.

Chicago VIII & IX
9:45am – 10:30am

“Navigating the Threat Landscape-
The Knowns and Unknowns”


John Germain
VP, Infrastructure and Security Services
Xylem Inc.
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Fawaz Rasheed
Chief Information Security Officer and VP
Trustmark Companies
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In this interview session, John Germain, VP, Infrastructure and Security Services at Xylem Inc., and Fawaz Rasheed, CISO and VP at Trustmark Corporation will provide insights into how their companies are facing the “knowns” of cyber security threats and also how they are looking towards the future as they build their strategies for the “unknowns.”

Trustmark Companies is an employee benefits company with approximately 6,000 employees and over $1 billion in revenue. Xylem Inc. is a large American water technology provider with over 12,000 employees and approximately $4 billion in revenue.

Chicago VIII & IX
10:30am – 11:00am

“Cloudy with a chance of … Visibility, Accountability, Security”


Bob Hansmann
Director, Security Technologies
Forcepoint, Platinum Sponsor
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Cloud adoption is driving value into businesses like never before. Trying to manage security and compliance in the use of cloud platforms and applications can be challenging, with visibility being “cloudy” at best. That situation can drive stress and frustration into already overworked security teams. In this session Bob Hansmann will explain how the latest cloud security platforms can be the foglight to improve visibility and information risk management while enabling organizations to safely adopt those transformative technologies that will advance the mission of the organization.

Chicago VIII & IX
11:00am – 11:40am Break and Networking in the Sponsor Pavilion Chicago X
11:40am – 12:10pm

“Engaging Employees – A Snapshot of the Future”

Richard Warner
Summit Moderator

In this session, Summit Moderator, Richard Warner, will share insights into some of the most innovative ways companies are working with their employees on building awareness of cyber security threats

Chicago VIII & IX
12:10pm – 12:30pm

Collaboration Without Constraints –
“Securing content and workflows to create the Limitless Enterprise”

Andy Feit
Chief Marketing Officer
Accellion, Gold Sponsor
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As enterprises move to extend business processes to the outside world, we face constraints in order to achieve the benefits of productivity and agility necessary to compete in today’s global market. In terms of security, governance, and integration with existing systems and workflows, businesses must find ways to deliver a consistent and compelling user experience – whether on site or mobile – all while maintaining compliance and controlling costs. Andy Feit, Chief Marketing Officer with Accellion, Gold Sponsor, will provide insights into the key role of secure content collaboration as your organization rapidly evolves into a more open and mobile business.

Chicago VIII & IX
12:30pm – 1:40pm Lunch in the Sponsor Pavilion Chicago X
1:40pm – 2:00pm

“Trends, Drivers & Impacts”

This session will focus on many of the latest trends in the industry, their drivers and subsequent expected impacts.

Chicago VIII & IX
2:00pm – 3:00pm

Executive Roundtable Discussions Round 1

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

Topic 1: “The $191 Billion Cloud Market – Security and Compliance for the Future”

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Topic 2: “Creating a High-Performing Information Risk Management Program”

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Topic 3: “Data Protection Strategies – Beyond the Traditional”

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Topic 4: Security Analytics & Threat Intelligence – Leveraging the Knowledge

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Topic 5: “Finding the Right Talent”

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Chicago VIII & IX
3:00pm – 3:30pm Break and Networking in the Sponsor Pavilion Chicago X
3:30pm – 4:30pm

Executive Roundtable Discussions Round 2 with Debrief

Chicago VIII & IX
4:30pm – 4:45pm Closing Remarks Chicago VIII & IX
4:45pm – 5:45pm Reception and Networking with Prize Drawings Chicago X

Venue

Sheraton Grand
301 East North Water Street Chicago, Illinois 60611 United States
Phone: (1)(312) 464-1000

Sheraton Grand Chicago welcomes guests to the heart of the city. Overlooking the Chicago River, the hotel’s downtown location is within walking distance of Navy Pier, Michigan Avenue, Loop Business District, Art Institute, Grant Park, Buckingham Fountain, architectural river tours, shopping, dining and entertainment.

Guestrooms

Each of our 1,218 guest rooms and suites features a view of the Chicago River, lake or city skyline. Elegant surroundings plus updated amenities like flat-screen TVs and sumptuous Sheraton Signature Sleep Experience bed assure your complete satisfaction.

Our discounted rate at the Sheraton Grand Chicago Hotel has expired. Visit their website for the best available rates. If you have any problem reserving a hotel room for the Summit, send us your hotel needs and we will contact the hotel on your behalf to see if they can assist. Email us at info@execalliance.com

Amenities

Our fully-equipped Sheraton Fitness center is located on the 7th floor. It offers treadmills, Lifecycles, Lifesteps, elliptical cross trainers, free weights, body-toning equipment, and a heated indoor swimming pool. Men’s and women’s locker rooms provide privacy and feature dry saunas.

Our naturally lit facility is open 24 hours via key access and is complimentary for all hotel guests.

Treadmills
Lifecycles
Elliptical Cross Trainers
Life Steps
Universal Weight Stations
Free Weights
Indoor Heated Swimming Pool
Sun Deck
Men’s and Women’s Locker Rooms
Men’s and Women’s Dry Saunas

Parking

  • Please enter the Sheraton parking garage located at 301 East LOWER North Water Street.  Please pick up a VOUCHER at the Registration Desk and present to the Valet Cashier Office when you exit (regardless of whether you self or valet parked) to receive the discounted rate.
  • $28 Daytime Valet or Self-Parking
  • $36 Overnight Valet or Self-Parking

Directions

Sheraton Grand
301 East North Water Street, Chicago, IL 60611
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Tim Searcy, CISO of Protective Life Corporation

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 Forcepoint

Forcepoint is transforming cybersecurity by focusing on what matters most: understanding people’s intent as they interact with critical data wherever it resides. Our uncompromising systems enable companies to empower employees with unobstructed access to confidential data while protecting intellectual property and simplifying compliance. Based in Austin, Texas, Forcepoint supports more than 20,000 organizations worldwide. For more information, please visit www.forcepoint.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.

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 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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