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Northern Virginia-Crystal City 2016

Crystal City, VA | Tue, Sep 6 - Sun, Sep 11, 2016
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CISO Hot Topic Lunch Session: Communicating Cybersecurity Effectively to CEOs and Boards of Directors

  • Alan Paller, John Pescatore and CISO (To Be Named)
  • Wednesday, September 7th, 12:00pm - 2:00pm

With security breaches regularly making headlines in mainstream media, CEOs, Boards of Directors and agency heads are focusing on cybersecurity and looking for answers from the CISO. As part of a continuing series of 'CISO Hot Topic' sessions, at SANS Northern Virginia ‚ Crystal City, SANS will present a session with real world lessons learned and 'What Works' examples for CISOs to learn how to take advantage of opportunities to interact with top management in ways that lead to increases in the effectiveness of the security program.

Agenda:

12:00pm - Having Something Meaningful to Say to the CEO/Board‚ John Pescatore

12:45pm - 1:15pm: Communicating to Impact ‚ Alan Paller

1:15pm - 2:00pm: Discussions/Q&A

Highlight Points:

* Briefing the board of directors is an opportunity to proactively improve the visibility security receives and gain support for strategic security initiatives. However, it is also an opportunity to make mistakes that hurt a career.

* In order to take advantage of the opportunity to brief the BoD, CISOs need to understand the expectations board members have when they hear from any C-level corporate executive. SANS discussions with board members shows that all too often there is a big disconnect.

* Effective communications to the board requires both meaningful data and a communications approach and style that work to actually influence BoD member's discussions and recommendations and to drive the change necessary to make advances in corporate cybersecurity.

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Bonus Sessions

The following bonus sessions are open to all paid attendees at no additional cost. There are many different types of events that fall into these categories:

  • SANS@Night: Evening presentations given after day courses have ended. This category includes Keynotes.
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Tuesday, September 6
Session Speaker Time Type
General Session - Welcome to SANS Alissa Torres Tuesday, September 6th, 8:15am - 8:45am Special Events
Exploitation 101: Stacks, NX/DEP, ASLR and ROP! David Hoelzer Tuesday, September 6th, 7:15pm - 9:15pm Keynote
Wednesday, September 7
Session Speaker Time Type
CISO Hot Topic Lunch Session: Communicating Cybersecurity Effectively to CEOs and Boards of Directors Alan Paller, John Pescatore and CISO (To Be Named) Wednesday, September 7th, 12:00pm - 2:00pm Lunch and Learn
HTTPDeux Adrien de Beaupre Wednesday, September 7th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
Thursday, September 8
Session Speaker Time Type
The Red Pill. Become aware: Squashing Security Misconceptions and More. My-Ngoc Nguyen Thursday, September 8th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
Building and Maintaining a "Certifiable" Workforce Robert Mavretich- Master's Degree Candidate Thursday, September 8th, 7:15pm - 7:55pm Master's Degree Presentation
Friday, September 9
Session Speaker Time Type
Shift Left of Boom: Hunting Before a Known Incident Paul Ewing, Senior Threat Researcher, Endgame Security Friday, September 9th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night