CISO Toronto Summit | June 10, 2021 | Virtual Summit - Real-time Online Conversations

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Keynote Presentation

Visionary speaker presents to entire audience on key issues, challenges and business opportunities

Keynote Presentations give attending delegates the opportunity to hear from leading voices in the industry. These presentations feature relevant topics and issues aligned with the speaker's experience and expertise, selected by the speaker in concert with the summit's Content Committee." title="Keynote Presentations give attending delegates the opportunity to hear from leading voices in the industry. These presentations feature relevant topics and issues aligned with the speaker's experience and expertise, selected by the speaker in concert with the summit's Content Committee.

Executive Visions

Panel moderated by Master of Ceremonies and headed by four executives discussing critical business topics

Executive Visions sessions are panel discussions that enable in-depth exchanges on critical business topics. Led by a moderator, these sessions encourage attending executives to address industry challenges and gain insight through interaction with expert panel members." title="Executive Visions sessions are panel discussions that enable in-depth exchanges on critical business topics. Led by a moderator, these sessions encourage attending executives to address industry challenges and gain insight through interaction with expert panel members.

Thought Leadership

Solution provider-led session giving high-level overview of opportunities

Led by an executive from the vendor community, Thought Leadership sessions provide comprehensive overviews of current business concerns, offering strategies and solutions for success. This is a unique opportunity to access the perspective of a leading member of the vendor community." title="Led by an executive from the vendor community, Thought Leadership sessions provide comprehensive overviews of current business concerns, offering strategies and solutions for success. This is a unique opportunity to access the perspective of a leading member of the vendor community.

Think Tank

End user-led session in boardroom style, focusing on best practices

Think Tanks are interactive sessions that place delegates in lively discussion and debate. Sessions admit only 15-20 participants at a time to ensure an intimate environment in which delegates can engage each other and have their voices heard." title="Think Tanks are interactive sessions that place delegates in lively discussion and debate. Sessions admit only 15-20 participants at a time to ensure an intimate environment in which delegates can engage each other and have their voices heard.

Roundtable

Interactive session led by a moderator, focused on industry issue

Led by an industry analyst, expert or a member of the vendor community, Roundtables are open-forum sessions with strategic guidance. Attending delegates gather to collaborate on common issues and challenges within a format that allows them to get things done." title="Led by an industry analyst, expert or a member of the vendor community, Roundtables are open-forum sessions with strategic guidance. Attending delegates gather to collaborate on common issues and challenges within a format that allows them to get things done.

Case Study

Overview of recent project successes and failures

Case Studies allow attending executives to hear compelling stories about implementations and projects, emphasizing best practices and lessons learned. Presentations are immediately followed by Q&A sessions." title="Case Studies allow attending executives to hear compelling stories about implementations and projects, emphasizing best practices and lessons learned. Presentations are immediately followed by Q&A sessions.

Focus Group

Discussion of business drivers within a particular industry area

Focus Groups allow executives to discuss business drivers within particular industry areas. These sessions allow attendees to isolate specific issues and work through them. Presentations last 15-20 minutes and are followed by Q&A sessions." title="Focus Groups allow executives to discuss business drivers within particular industry areas. These sessions allow attendees to isolate specific issues and work through them. Presentations last 15-20 minutes and are followed by Q&A sessions.

Analyst Q&A Session

Moderator-led coverage of the latest industry research

Q&A sessions cover the latest industry research, allowing attendees to gain insight on topics of interest through questions directed to a leading industry analyst." title="Q&A sessions cover the latest industry research, allowing attendees to gain insight on topics of interest through questions directed to a leading industry analyst.

Vendor Showcase

Several brief, pointed overviews of the newest solutions and services

Taking the form of three 10-minute elevator pitches by attending vendors, these sessions provide a concise and pointed overview of the latest solutions and services aligned with attendee needs and preferences." title="Taking the form of three 10-minute elevator pitches by attending vendors, these sessions provide a concise and pointed overview of the latest solutions and services aligned with attendee needs and preferences.

Executive Exchange

Pre-determined, one-on-one interaction revolving around solutions of interest

Executive Exchanges offer one-on-one interaction between executives and vendors. This is an opportunity for both parties to make key business contacts, ask direct questions and get the answers they need. Session content is prearranged and based on mutual interest." title="Executive Exchanges offer one-on-one interaction between executives and vendors. This is an opportunity for both parties to make key business contacts, ask direct questions and get the answers they need. Session content is prearranged and based on mutual interest.

Open Forum Luncheon

Informal discussions on pre-determined topics

Led by a moderator, Open Forum Luncheons offer attendees informal, yet focused discussions on current industry topics and trends over lunch." title="Led by a moderator, Open Forum Luncheons offer attendees informal, yet focused discussions on current industry topics and trends over lunch.

Networking Session

Unique activities at once relaxing, enjoyable and productive

Networking opportunities take various unique forms, merging enjoyable and relaxing activities with an environment conducive to in-depth conversation. These gatherings allow attendees to wind down between sessions and one-on-one meetings, while still furthering discussions and being productive." title="Networking opportunities take various unique forms, merging enjoyable and relaxing activities with an environment conducive to in-depth conversation. These gatherings allow attendees to wind down between sessions and one-on-one meetings, while still furthering discussions and being productive.

 

Thursday, June 10, 2021 - CISO Toronto Summit

9:15 am - 9:30 am

Welcome Registration & Opening Remarks

 

9:30 am - 10:10 am

Keynote

People, Process, & Platforms... Tech Must Change Before it is Too Late!

Many technologists have had their departments shift from being cost centers to revenue generators for their organizations. That isn't the only shift that is coming for tech executives. Margins are reduced and expectations are high. Innovation has to move faster. Leadership has to evolve. Risk has a whole new meaning in 2021. Business continuity is just one of many complex business challenges creating unanticipated market turbulence. Join us to gain insight into how tech leaders are turning complexity and chaos into real strategy execution initiatives. 

Key Takeaways:

  • Smarter Spending 
  • Customer and Employee Experience 
  • Leadership and Business Transformation

 

10:10 am - 10:30 am

Executive Exchange

 

Thought Leadership

Advancing Innovation in Uncertain Times

While Covid-19 has imposed a new normal on security work practices, the tech world is attempting business as usual, with practitioners trying to harness the latest advances to protect their organizations and find new ways to drive business innovation. Like everything, security, technology, and tactics to manage have evolved over the last decade. How are organizations successfully managing their multi-cloud environments in the face of change? 

Key Takeaways:

  • How are organizations successfully harnessing creativity in the face of change?
  • Explore the ways CISOs and technology executives are reimagining and identifying new opportunities in parallel and new markets 
  • Learn how your organization can use similar tactics to identify market trends and generate new revenue streams

 

10:30 am - 10:50 am

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

Zero Trust in the Real World: A Practical First Step

From a buzz to a buy for many organizations, Zero Trust has become the "must have" for tech leaders in 2021. For Zero Trust initiatives to succeed, they must be accompanied by an eyes-wide-open rollout that recognizes the cultural impact on the organization, and ways to lead, educate and nurture the adoption process. This starts with leadership all the way down to the entire staff to understand the "why" and "how" of Zero Trust initiatives. This session will dive into best practices around Zero Trust and how to get buy in across your organization.

Think Tank

Big Data is About to Get Bigger - Are You Ready?

We have moved from an information-poor to an information-rich society. Practically unlimited availability of data, computing, networking, and socio-mobile connectivity are fundamentally altering our world. In particular, they are enabling businesses to become more effective; increasing connectedness of using big data analytics, collecting all relevant data and automating their processing to drive decision making. This represents a fundamental shift from traditional business analytics, where limited amount of structured data is batch-processed to produce standard Business Intelligence reports 

Key Takeaways:

  • There are two kinds of measurements in business: one to assess performance and the other to provide intelligence - how can CIO's do both in 2021 and successfully manage business outcomes? 
  • Identify and act on emerging data trends

 

10:50 am - 11:10 am

Executive Exchange

 

Executive Boardroom

Ransomware Becomes Deadly

The miniaturization of electronic gadgets, the IoT (Internet of Things) and the economization of tech production has enabled consumers to a wealth of information. That also means that bad actors also have new and ever increasing access to that data as well. This session dives into how ransomware will impact each of our organizations this year and how it has gone from being an expensive annoyance to something that can be deadly depending on your industry. 

Key Takeaways:

  • Learn how to better defend against ransomware 
  • How to mitigate damage once targeted and quickly implement defense strategies
  • Explore how cloud storage can provide data protection with more flexible recovery options

Executive Boardroom

The most promising security and data solutions, who is providing them on the east coast, and what is the most successful way implement them?

Join (company) to discuss operational models and the key to operational excellence 

Key Takeaways: 

  • Explore and discuss the most serious cyber threats and the very latest prevention strategies and practices - understanding the enemy and their long game! 
  • Discuss proven, practical steps peers have taken to minimize risk in today's cloud/multicloud world 
  • Threats are growing in scope and sophistication - learn the top three solutions to quickly identify threats and stay secure

 

11:10 am - 11:30 am

Executive Exchange

 

Fireside Chat

Cybersecurity on the Frontline: Pushing Cyber Resilience in 2021

Working from home and shifting business initiatives have kept security executives on their toes in 2020. That intensity is unlikely to reduce in 2021. This session examines emerging threats in 2021 and beyond and how organizations can increase their security posture and achieve cyber resilience. - What should cybersecurity departments expect in 2021? 

Key Takeaways:

  • How organizations can focus their enterprise strategy to encompass cyber resilience 
  • What the new workplace will look like in the future from a cybersecurity standpoint 
  • New year, new strategy - learn tips to reboot and challenge new ways of thinking

Fireside Chat

Scaling the Internal Customer Journey: From Survive to Thrive

The office dynamic continues to evolve. Working from home, office, or even hybrid brings unique and complicated challenges for every organization. In this session we examine what it takes to build the optimal customer journey in 2021 and beyond. With the internal experience being more important than ever before, hear what is working and what to avoid all the while scaling your business for the future. 

Key Takeaways: 

  • What is the experience we are presenting to our internal customers and how can that change the way your business interacts with their customers? 
  • What does your internal customer journey look like today and how can you scale that for a structure where you can not only survive but thrive going forward? 
  • What are the three core principles that will enhance the optimal customer journey...and will you agree?!

 

11:30 am - 11:50 am

Executive Exchange

 

Executive Boardroom

Why old-school CISO principles still rule - how do you protect what's outside the firewall?

This session discusses the challenges and draws upon information rights management, also known as enterprise rights management. This typically uses encryption, rights policies, full auditing, and other security tools to protect sensitive information. Information rights management tools protect "who, what and when" policies for documents

Key Takeaways:

  • Evaluate the possible 'band aids' that were implemented in the rush of Covid-19 and looking at the requirements and enablement of taking business to a true cloud-based platform 
  • How IT teams can ensure their support and communications are secure - everywhere 
  • Strategies to address gaps in firewall resilience plans

Executive Boardroom

IoT Paired with a Remote Workforce Can Spell Disaster... But You can Turn it to Your Advantage

IoT devices permeate the most intimate aspects of our everyday lives. Now more than ever we must address the risks associated with these always on, always connected devices! On one hand, that's exciting, but when that starts to touch your network with your work from home staff, that is another issue all together. In this session, we will learn how IoT have caused issues with businesses but also how they have turned that to their advantage and made their connected workforce more efficient and effective. 

Key Takeaways:

  • Discover what tech changes organizations have made to enable worker productivity through the crisis 
  • Explore and compare whether your business is still in tactical mode, or is focus shifting to longer term 
  • Where are the stresses on IT and the security risks, and are you coping with behavioral change?

 

11:50 am - 12:10 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank (Debate)

Why organizational resilience depends on an integrated security architecture to reduce risk

The risk extends beyond the perimeter and requires extending your protections against external, insider, and 3rd party threats. It's not just your perimeter that is at risk, it's your customers, your supply chain, your staff, and your business reputation that could be easily tarnished with just one breach - Following on from our earlier thought leadership discussion, this session we will debate how cloud storage can often be the cornerstone of a ransomware insurance plan - but is it the end solution? 

Key Takeaways:

  • In discussion with us, explore additional factors organizations need to consider when leveraging the cloud in your ransomware strategy 
  • Ensure you don't make the same mistake twice - new cyberattacks require new protection strategies

Think Tank (Debate)

There are two kinds of measurements in business: one to assess performance and the other to provide intelligence - how can CIO's/CISO's do both in 2021 and successfully manage business outcomes?

Key Takeaways: 

  • It can be argued that performance cannot be managed if it cannot be measured. But what if we've been measuring the wrong thing all along? 
  • Can CIO's/CISO's pair critical success factors and key performance indicators as a powerful tool for establishing progress towards an objective? 
  • Is it possible for KPIs to also relate to underlying elements of an organization's goals?

 

12:10 pm - 12:30 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Executive Boardroom

Cloud-based Threats are Multiplying at an Alarming Rate

As the cloud migration continues, securing data and critical infrastructure is going to require new approaches. Organizations have struggled to maintain control of critical data and ensure real-time threat intelligence, giving cloud-based threats the ability to multiply. Data buckets being misconfigured, or inadequately secured increases the risk of a breach. Being able to manually manage security for large web application infrastructures has become a thing of the past. As such, organizations are being pushed to reevaluate their approach to web application security. 

Key Takeaways:

  • The drumbeat to implement critical infrastruture just keeps getting louder. What are the top 3 CISO tips to avoid certain failure? 
  • Versioning explained..and does it protect your data?

Executive Boardroom

Accelerating Cloud Migration while Minimizing Risk

Most organizations struggle with competing priorities of risk management, compliance, cost, and user experience; all while working to manage the long tail of legacy systems, including legacy identity & access management solutions when it comes to cloud migration. Find out how to drive successful digital transformation with a comprehensive digital identity solution that helps you balance security and user experience while supporting a non-disruptive migration 

Key Takeaways: 

  • How can your organization measure cost savings from a move to a broader cloud strategy? 
  • In what ways can the implementation of cloud platforms maximize data center performance while reducing capital expenditures? 
  • Explore ways to determine which assets can be retired from your architecture with a move to the hybrid cloud

 

12:30 pm - 12:50 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

A Myriad of Apps... But Just As Many Threats: How to Secure Code at the Enterprise Level

In this session we will be examining the ever-growing application threat landscape. This increase of threats has put a stress and strain on already thinned tech departments. With that in mind, what are some tips and tricks to stay ahead of the bad actors while securing your enterprise at scale? 

Key Takeaways:

  • Build a culture of application security - from the top down, commit to a high priority communication strategy priority 
  • Ensure that employees have effective training on the importance of app security 
  • Explore the best way to conduct comprehensive testing

Think Tank

Powering your digital transformation behind RPA and Hyperautomation

Hyperautomation is a key strategic component of the digitally enabled organizations and the top trend in emerging technologies. Robotic Process Automation (RPA) is the core technology that enables the Hyperautomation. RPA software robots automate manual, repetitive and mundane human tasks and brings processing speed, cost savings and quality. RPA technology can be extended by artificial intelligence and analytics capabilities to offer smarter and more advanced intelligent automation solutions.

Key Takeaways: 

  • Learn about the basic principles of RPA
  • Understand how using RPA with business focused approach can benefit your security program
  • Appreciate how we have benefitted by implementing a solution based RPA - identifying and acting on emerging customer and market trends to generate new revenue streams

 

12:50 pm - 1:00 pm

Closing Remarks