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WASHINGTON, D.C. – August 1, 2017 – As Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) seek deeper threat intelligence and effective approaches for tackling increasingly sophisticated cyber-attacks, savvy security leaders recognize the value of sharing information and best practices across the public and private sectors. Recommendations for improving information sharing along with the leadership traits needed to succeed in today’s treacherous cyber landscape will fuel the discussion at the upcoming 2017 Washington, D.C. CISO Executive Leadership Summit, produced by HMG Strategy, to be held on September 21, 2017 at the W Washington D.C.

“Deeper collaboration is needed between the public and private sectors to advance cyber information sharing and enable enterprises to keep a step ahead of the bad guys,” said Hunter Muller, HMG Strategy’s President & CEO. “CISOs that embrace strategic innovation and forward-looking approaches to cybersecurity will position their organizations to succeed in the next era of the digital age.”

The Washington, D.C. CISO Executive Leadership Summit will open with a powerful executive panel discussion featuring Kirsten Davies, Group Chief Security Officer, Barclays Africa Group, Alissa Johnson, VP & CISO, Xerox, and Matthew McCormack, VP & CISO, Virtustream who will explore the partnerships, strategies, and vision needed to develop a successful digital roadmap while securing the enterprise.

Other enthralling sessions will include an executive panel discussion that will share recommendations for fostering a collaborative partnership between public and private sector cyber colleagues; an executive panel of leading search executives who will examine the strategic leadership traits required by information security chiefs; an executive briefing presented by Dr. Edward Amoroso, former SVP & CSO at AT&T and Founder & CEO, TAG Cyber LLC, who will investigate current cyber issues and trends; an executive briefing by Israel Martinez, Chairman Global Manufacturing ISAO & CEO, Axon Global, on the high-level direction of the Trump Administration in critical areas such as cybersecurity and policy making; an executive panel that will look at the key challenges of enterprise security today and into the future; a set of executive roundtable working groups that will brainstorm on key challenges and opportunities ranging from gamification and employee security awareness to best practices for addressing regulatory requirements; and an executive panel that will investigate the future role of the information security leader, along with best practices for building your personal brand.

Prestigious speakers at the summit will include Aileen Alexander, Senior Client Partner – Co-Leader Global Cybersecurity Practice, Korn Ferry; Dr. Edward Amoroso, Founder & CEO, TAG Cyber LLC; Nicolas M. Chaillan, Senior Advisor for Cybersecurity, FEMA; Matthew Comyns, Managing Partner, Cyber Security Practice, Caldwell Partners; Mignona Cote, CISO Aetna International, CISO PayFlex, Sr. Director/Business Compliance Officer, Global Security, Aetna; Kirsten Davies, Group Chief Security Officer, Barclays Africa Group; Esteban Deleon, Chief Executive Officer, Renegade Strategies Corporation; Joseph Dyer, Chief Information Security Officer, ICF International; Hugo Fueglein, Managing Director, Diversified Search; John Iannarelli, Former Senior Executive Advisor, FBI; Alissa Johnson, VP & CISO, Xerox; Wanda Jones-Heath, Deputy Chief Information Security Officer, United States Air Force; Israel Martinez, Chairman Global Manufacturing ISAO & CEO, Axon Global; Matthew McCormack, VP & CISO, Virtustream; Hunter Muller, President & CEO, HMG Strategy; Phyllis Schneck, Managing Director and Global Leader of Cyber Solutions, Promontory Financial Group, an IBM Company; Stephen Spagnuolo, Managing Director, CyberSecurity Recruitment & Leadership Advisory Practice, ZRG Partners, LLC; Gregory Touhill, President, Cyxtera Federal Group, Cyxtera Technologies; and James Turgal, Executive Assistant Director, Information and Technology Branch, FBI.

Platinum Partners for the summit include CenturyLink. Gold Partners include Proofpoint Inc. Research Partners include Hewlett Packard Enterprise. Strategic Partners include Egon Zehnder, Heidrick & Struggles, Korn Ferry, Russell Reynolds Associates, and Spencer Stuart.

To visit the Washington, D.C. CISO summit website and register for the event, click here.

About HMG Strategy

HMG Strategy is the world's largest independent and most trusted provider of executive networking events and thought leadership to support the 360-degree needs of technology leaders. Our regional CIO and CISO Executive Leadership Series, newsletters, authored books, and online Resource Center deliver proprietary research on leadership, innovation, transformation, and career ascent. The HMG Strategy global network consists of over 300,000 senior IT executives, industry experts and world-class thought leaders. Additionally, our partnerships with the world's leading search firms provide vital insights into the evolving roles of the CIO and CISO.

The HMG Strategy CIO Executive Leadership Series offers a completely unique experience for IT executives to gain the latest insights and best practices for driving increased business value through the use of IT, and build invaluable relationships with peers and industry experts. The HMG Strategy CISO Executive Leadership Series is designed to provide information security leaders with the insights and best practices they need to tackle the most pressing cyber security challenges facing the enterprise today and going forward.

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