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SANS to Host Security Leadership Summit in Dallas, TX

Brings Together CISOs and other Top Security Experts to Share Ideas and Experiences

  • Bethesda, MD
  • November 3, 2015

SANS today announced its annual Security Leadership Summit & Training will take place in Dallas, TX December 3 - 10. Security leaders in attendance will have the opportunity to network with CISOs, SANS experts, and peers to gain an in-depth understanding of what it takes to succeed as a CISO in today's complex business environment.

"2015 has been another banner year for cyber security. Security is now more vital and relevant to the growth of a business than ever before. As a result, security leaders must grow and mature their teams beyond just technical skills. Leaders must evolve information security by balancing risk to build sustainable organizations that grow with the business," said Frank Kim, CISO of SANS and Summit Chair. "The SANS Security Leadership Summit provides a venue to learn what works for CISOs and security leaders, what they learned from their mistakes, and what the future of cyber security holds for us as leaders."

The summit will pair together senior CISOs and security leaders with SANS experts, together they will share first-hand experiences, best practices, lessons learned (the hard way), and career advice. Included among the impressive list of speakers are:

  • Rich Baich, Executive Vice President and CISO, Wells Fargo (keynote speaker)
  • Gary McAlum, CSO & Senior Vice President, Enterprise Security, USAA
  • Kevin DePeugh, CISO, AIG
  • Indu Kodukula, VP - Cloud Security & CISO, Intuit
  • Brian Kelly, CSO, Rackspace
  • Mary N. Chaney, Esq., CISSP, Director - Security Operations Center, Johnson & Johnson
  • Mike Cloppert, CIRT Chief Research Analyst, Lockheed Martin
  • Patrick Heim, Head of Trust & Security, Dropbox

The summit will also offer cutting edge technology companies the opportunity to showcase their solutions during a rapid fire "Start-up Spotlight" session where each presenter will have only 10 minutes to share their pitch. For additional information on the summit, including a complete list of speakers and discussion overviews or to register, please visit: www.sans.org/u/9JP

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