SANS CISO Networking Forum

Virtual - Greenwich Mean Time Wednesday, 3rd February 2021

SANS CISO Networking Forum Agenda

Agenda is all in GMT (may be subject to change)

13:30-13:40 - Intro by James Lyne, CTO SANS Institute

13:40-14:00 - Cybersecurity during COVID-19. Our priorities and focus

  • Flavio Aggio, CISO World Health Organisation 

14:00-15:00 - Live Q&A / Panel discussion with leading global experts

    • The right talent: retaining, developing and recruiting who we need to keep our systems safe.
    • IT hygiene and the importance of technical clean up on the Internet. How does security and IT tie together?
    • Shifts in intelligence. Who has the best intelligence sources and how do we share and collaborate?
    • James Lyne, CTO SANS (Host/Moderator)
    • Paul Chichester, Director of Operations, NCSC
    • Matt Gorham, Assistant Director of the FBI for Cyber Operations and Investigations
    • David Luber, NSA Deputy Director of Cybersecurity
    • Gaurav Keerthi, Deputy Chief Executive, Cyber Security Agency of Singapore

    15:00-15:10 - BREAK

    15:10-16:10 - Live Q&A / Panel discussion with CISOs and security leaders

    • What works? What stays? What goes? The impact of COVID-19 and beyond.
    • Revisiting ransomware and classic threats. What will impact us in 2021?
    • What are the big leadership challenges for CISOs and how do we best tackle them?
    • Talent acquisition and retention - how do you balance attracting cyber talent with the setbacks by COVID-19?
    • James Lyne, CTO SANS (Host/Moderator)
    • Sean Joyce, Global Cybersecurity, Privacy & Forensics Leader PwC
    • Markus Braendle, SVP Head of Cyber Security, Airbus
    • Vijay Bolina, former CISO at Blackhawk Network

    16:10-16:20 - BREAK

    16:20-16:40 - Building the bridge between security and the business

    CISO's often find themselves caught between the increasing executive focus on cyber security and the demands of increasingly complex and dynamic business units that may not be receptive to security initiatives. An emerging role, the Business Information Security Officer (BISO), provides a new approach to bridge the gap between the business and the security organization. Let's discuss how this role translates security requirements to meaningful business line implementations while also providing strong business context for decision making at the CISO level.


    • Alyssa Miller, BISO S&P Global Ratings

    16:40-17:45 - Threats to look out for in 2021


    • SANS Certified Instructors

    17:45-18:00 - Closing Remarks by James Lyne, CTO SANS