The Security Leaders Summit

Where Industry Leaders Meet to Shape the Future

The Security Leaders Summit – New York “Fall”
“Where Industry Leaders Shape the Future”

The Security Leaders Summit New York “Fall” will held on September 26, 2017 at the New York Hilton Midtown. The Summit brings together a community of senior IT executives for engaging peer-level interaction, discussions on new approaches to managing complexities in Information Security, and provides opportunities to collaborate with leaders in the industry. Throughout the day, the Summit Hosts, representing companies across a diversity of industries and sizes, share their insights and knowledge with the distinguished group of attendees through their presentations, interviews and breakout roundtable discussions.




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. Past Summit Hosts included:

Shawn Banerji
Information Officers & FinTech Practice
Russell Reynolds Associates, Inc.
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James Cusick
Chief Security Officer & Director IT Operations
Wolters Kluwer, CT Corporation
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photo_comingSoonS David Hahn
Vice President & Chief Information Security Officer
Hearst Corporation
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Michael Lamberg
Vice President & Chief Information Security Officer
OpenLink Financial, LLC
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Nashira Layade
Executive Director, Privacy & Information Security
Time Warner
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John Masserini
Vice President & Chief Information Security Officer
MIAX Options
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Darin Mastricola
Vice President, IT Security and Compliance
Endurance Specialty Holdings Ltd.
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John Michaels
Chief Technology Officer & Chief Information Security Officer
Maxim Group
Joel Rosenblatt
Director, Computer & Network Security
Columbia University
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Preetam Sirur
Senior Director, IT Risk and Security
Standard & Poor’s Rating Services
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Dana Thurston-Nuzzo
Group Information Security Officer & Senior Vice President
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photo_comingSoonS Raj Yadav
Director, Information Security
Thomson Reuters
photo_comingSoonS Sarathi Yerra
Information Security Officer
MFA Financial Inc.

To be held on Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Time Description
7:15am – 8:30am Registration Opens with a Breakfast Buffet and Networking in the Sponsor Pavilion
8:30am – 8:50am

“Welcome and Opening Remarks”

8:50am – 9:25am

Morning Keynote – “State of the Industry”

9:25am – 10:00am

“The Expanding Footprint of Security Professionals”

In an interview session, top executives from Fortune 1000 companies will discuss:

• The new roles and responsibilities they are taking on and their impact to their organizations
• How they are managing legacy responsibilities as the processes mature
• Looking into the future, what new roles/responsibilities do they think they will be taking on or want to take on

10:00am – 10:30am

“A Risk-based Approach to Protecting Information in the Cloud”

10:30am – 11:10am Break and Networking in the Sponsor Pavilion
11:10am – 11:35am

“Navigating the Threat Landscape – The Knowns and Unknowns”

Richard Warner, Summit Moderator, will interview CISOs on how their organizations 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.”

11:35am– 11:55am

Collaboration Without Constraints – “Securing Content and Workflows to Create the Limitless Enterprise”

11:55am – 12:10pm

“Engaging Employees – Security Awareness for The Future”

12:10pm – 12:30pm

“The Security Immune System”

12:30pm – 1:40pm Lunch in the Sponsor Pavilion
1:40pm – 2:05pm

“Trends, Impacts and Drivers – Insights Into the Threat Landscape”

2:05pm – 2:30pm

“Building Resiliency Into the Security Infrastructure”

2:30pm – 4:30pm

Executive Roundtable Discussions

Two Rotations with Break and Discussion Debriefs at End of 2nd Rotation.
Breakout sessions with your peers on topics determined by attendees during registration. Topics are facilitated by CISOs from across area.

4:30pm – 4:45pm Closing Remarks
4:45pm – 5:45pm Reception and Networking with Prize Drawings


Hilton New York, Avenue of the AmericasNew York Hilton Midtown
1335 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10019
(212) 586-7000

Located in the heart of New York City, the Hilton New York is just steps away from New York’s premier attractions. Conveniently situated in Midtown Manhattan, the hotel is one of the most sophisticated New York hotels and is within walking distance of Times Square, Radio City Music Hall, Fifth Avenue shopping, the Broadway Theatre district, Central Park, The Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) and many more iconic New York landmarks.

Room Rate and How To Book

Hilton New York, Avenue of the AmericasSelect from a variety of modern, spacious guest rooms featuring on-demand entertainment and high-speed internet access. Upgrade to a suite and enjoy complimentary Executive Lounge access. This exquisite New York hotel provides a diverse choice of dining options.

We have a special discounted room rate with the New York Hilton Manhattan  – $408 per night for single or double rooms – which applies to Sept 25th and Sept 26th.

To make reservations:
* Call the hotel at 212-586-7000, ask for Reservations and request the Executive Alliance Room Block.  Space is limited and September is a busy month for NY.  The rate will expire 8/25/17.

If you have any issues making a reservation, please email us at and include your room night needs and we will work with the hotel on your behalf.


The hotel has a fitness center, business center, valet parking, onsite restaurants, and room service.


  • Self parking – Not Available
  • Valet parking – $55 standard, $67 SUV
  • Other Parking Information – Entrance located in back-W.53rd bet 6&7th Ave


On Avenue of the Americas (6th Ave.) between West 53rd and West 54th Streets. 53rd street is west bound and 54th street is east bound.  Laguardia is 8 miles, JFK is 17 miles, Newark is 15 miles, Grand Central station is 15 minutes across town, Penn Station is 15 minutes downtown and Port Authority is 10 minutes downtown.

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John F. Kennedy International Airport

  • Van Wyck Expressway North To Long Island Expressway (LIE) West and watch for signs to Queens Midtown Tunnel to 34th street . Go west across 34th street to Avenue of the Americas (6th Avenue).  Make a right and go up the Avenue to 53rd st.

Newark International Airport

  • Look for signs to New Jersey Turnpike (I-95 N) follow signs to Lincoln Tunnel, tunnel exits at west 40th street and 9th ave, drive east on 40th street to Avenue of the Americas and turn left on 53rd street.

La Guardia Airport

  • Grand Central Parkway to Brooklyn Queens Expressway South to Long Island Expressway West. Follow signs for Queens Midtown Tunnel to 34th Street . Take 34th Street West to Avenue of the Americas (6th Avenue). Make a right and go to 53rd st.

“The best way for vendors to reach me is not through email or phone calls. Instead, be where I am such as the Executive Alliance programs. At programs like this, I am engaged and open to discussions.”
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

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

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

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

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