A significant amount of small security conferences focus on educating and supporting the unique role of the chief information security officer, or CISO. While many have their significant benefits, one is at the top of my list: SecurityWeek’s CISO Forum.
CISO Forum is one of the truly exclusive executive leadership forums for security leadership and strategy. And by exclusive, I don’t mean only the same names we see on stages or in news articles every day. The CISOs and other security executives who are in the trenches protecting their businesses from threat actors and geopolitical — and even physical — events that could pose a risk to their businesses.
Flashpoint is indeed a proud sponsor of the event, taking place next week at the Ritz-Carlton in Half Moon Bay. But I’m even more proud that we were invited, along with some of the most experienced security leaders I know, to speak and provide information that will truly support this audience’s efforts to make more informed decisions.
On Wednesday, June 28, at 11:15 a.m. local time, I will host a small interview discussion with Christian Adam, VP Infosec at Experian, on The Evolution of Addressing Business Risk. Similar to what I discussed above, this discussion will provide real world insights on threat intelligence capabilities and technologies that have evolved to go beyond cybersecurity to also address insider threat, fraud, physical and executive protection, and even anti-money laundering.
On Thursday, June 29, at 11:45 a.m., our own Alex Kassirer, lead counterterrorism analyst, will present on Why Security Leaders Should Be Aware of Jihadist Threats. It’s important for CISOs and other security leaders to understand how jihadi actors have long blurred the lines between the cyber and physical realms. Synergy between physical security and cybersecurity teams is crucial for mitigating the hybrid risk posed by jihadists, particularly as it pertains to brand reputation, terror financing, execution protection, and insider threats.
If you’re going, please visit our table for more information on Business Risk Intelligence (BRI), and definitely attend one of our talks. If you’re not going, it’s not too late to request an invitation from the kind folks at SecurityWeek.
I forgot to add the fun part that comes after you learn all about the latest and greatest in security. At the end of the CISO Forum is the annual Golf Classic, and security executives who attend are able to golf at one of the most gorgeous courses in the world in Half Moon Bay. Two of my teammates — Ken Moran and Jennifer Leggio — will be onsite for the golf festivities, so be sure to say hello to them as well. Ken golfs, and Jen doesn’t, so you’ll either have a great round or a lot of laughs.