CISO 2.0: The Leadership Qualities Required by Today’s Chief Information Security Officers to Dominate the Discussion at the 2017 Atlanta CISO Executive Leadership Summit




ATLANTA, GA– Septemberr 26th, 2017– The Atlanta CISO Executive Leadership Summit will open with a compelling executive keynote presented by Israel Martinez, Chairman Global Manufacturing ISAO & CEO, Axon Global who has worked on President Trump’s 100-Day Team and will share his perspective on the high-level direction of the Trump Administration on critical issues such as cyber security and policy making as it pertains both to the public and private sectors.

“CISOs have two critical and distinct roles in the enterprise – as organizational experts in addressing new and emerging cyber threats and as trusted advisors to the executive team in aligning the organization’s cybersecurity strategy with its enterprise risk management strategy,” said Hunter Muller, HMG Strategy’s President & CEO. “CISOs that can successfully lead the organization into the next era of business transformation while protecting its information assets position themselves and their companies to succeed.”

Other captivating sessions will include an executive panel that will explore the challenge of enterprise security today and into the future; an executive briefing presented by John Iannarelli, Former Senior Executive Advisor, FBI, on the FBI’s insights into the top current threats facing organizations; a set of executive roundtable working groups that will brainstorm on key challenges and opportunities ranging from gamification and employee security awareness to must-have strategies with the board of directors; an executive panel of All-Star information security leaders who will examine the future role of the information security leader along with best practices for building your personal brand; and an executive panel who will share best practices for creating a culture of genius for success.

Prominent speakers at the summit will include Michael Anaya, Supervisory Special Agent, FBI; Tamika Bass, Chief Information Security Officer, Georgia Department of Public Health; Matthew Comyns, Managing Partner, Cyber Security Practice, Caldwell Partners; Mignona Cote, CISO Aetna International, CISO PayFlex, Sr. Director/Business Compliance Officer, Global Security, Aetna; Gene Fredriksen, CISO and CEO National Credit Union ISAO, PSCU; John Iannarelli, Former Senior Executive Advisor, FBI; Christopher Mandelaris, VP, Chief Information Security and Privacy Officer, Chemical Bank; Israel Martinez, Chairman Global Manufacturing ISAO & CEO, Axon Global; and Phyllis Schneck, Managing Director and Global Leader of Cyber Solutions, Promontory Financial Group, an IBM Company.

Gold Partners for the Summit include Darktrace, Datalink, Gigamon, and Proofpoint Inc. Supporting Partners include ESET. Research Partners include Hewlett Packard Enterprise. Strategic Partners include Egon Zehnder, Heidrick & Struggles, Korn Ferry, Russell Reynolds Associates, and Spencer Stuart.

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