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George Reichert, CIO - Genworth Financial

Agenda | Looking ahead: The Year of the Transformational CISO

11am – 1pm EST

Welcome & Introductions

  • Host
    Julie Ray, CISO, United States Steel Corporation

Opening Keynote Driving Cybersecurity Resilience in Uncertain Times

The long list of priorities that CISOs face never seems to shorten. Prioritizing which tools and capabilities should be invested in is one of a CISOs core responsibilities. Securing your remote workforce, ransomware response and data breach preparation are a few of the items that are top of mind. In this session, we’ll talk with top information security executives on where they will be directing their attention going into 2022.

General Session Building Deeper Connections Within an Isolated Workforce

  • Presenter
    Susan Drumm, CEO & Chief Empowerment Officer, Meritage Leadership Development
With the Great Resignation looming large, much of the national conversation seems to leap to 'What can leaders do to retain and recruit top talent?' This type of question leads straight into action-oriented solutions like 'offer flexible hours' or 'adopt a hybrid return-to-work model.' But there are deeper problems that underpin the widespread resignations and crisis of engagement happening now. Susan shares 3 key strategies for leaders to address these issues and thus shift the retention and connection problems at their root.

General Session Challenge the Rules of Security: Transform the Threat Surface to Proactive Control

  • Presenter
    Robert DeVito, Global Director, Chrome Customer & Partner Engineering, Google Chrome
With the dramatic increase in distributed workforces and the growing adoption of cloud applications, companies face unprecedented levels of IP, data, and identity sprawl beyond the enterprise firewall. Every endpoint is an entry into your business, cybercriminals have more ways to break in than ever before, and human error on the inside is a constant risk. Historically, endpoint security has been a zero-sum game—with the odds inevitably stacked against IT. But rather than protect devices, what if you could just control the security of them?

In this presentation, see how Chrome OS and Chrome Browser are secure by design—embedding security into every workflow to provide proactive protection for users, devices, applications, and data, wherever work happens. This is cloud-first security control in the hands of the modern businesses that will thrive moving forward.

Closing Remarks

  • Host
    Susan Drumm, CEO & Chief Empowerment Officer, Meritage Leadership Development

Virtual CIO Industry Forum | Cyber Security

10.27.21

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