CHICAGO, IL – June 2, 2017 – Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) recognize that collaboration is key to cybersecurity resilience. Sharing best practices in intimate, executive roundtable working groups among peers on topics ranging from must-have questions and strategies for the board of directors to securing connected devices and the Internet of Things (IoT) will be featured at the 2017 Chicago CISO Executive Leadership Summit, taking place at the W Chicago City Center on Tuesday, June 20, 2017.

“CISOs and other cyber security stakeholders tend to look at information security issues through their own personal lens,” said Hunter Muller, HMG Strategy’s President & CEO. “CISOs who share threat information as well as best practices for addressing the various aspects of information security position their organizations to strengthen their security postures and lead the way forward in the next era of the digital age.”

The Chicago summit will kick-off with an executive briefing by Dave Ostertag, Global Investigation Manager, Investigative Response, Verizon, who will share the key findings from the 2017 Verizon Data Breach Investigation Report.

Other captivating sessions will include an executive panel discussion focused on recommendations for cultivating a culture of security and best practices for creating agile security practices; an executive panel discussion which will probe how CISOs can develop a strategic vision and developing a world-class information security team; FBI cyber security insights shared by Michael Anderson, Special Agent in Charge – Chicago, FBI and John Iannarelli, Former Senior Executive Advisor, FBI; an executive briefing given by Israel Martinez, Chairman, Global Manufacturing ISAO & CEO, Axon Global, in which he will share his perspective on the high-level direction of the Trump Administration in critical areas such as cyber security and policy making; an executive panel discussion that will explore effective approaches for addressing the top challenges of enterprise security today and into the future; the executive roundtable working groups that will examine successful strategies for tackling activities ranging from gamification and employee security awareness to safely moving to the cloud; an executive briefing presented by Larry Clinton, President, Internet Security Alliance, on building cyber-sensitive structures with corporate boards; and a visionary executive panel that will explore the future role of the information security executive.

Prominent speakers at the summit will include Michael Anderson, Special Agent in Charge, Chicago, FBI; Stephen Beitler, Managing Director, Dunrath Capital; Todd Carroll, Assistant Special Agent in Charge, Chicago, FBI; Larry Clinton, President, Internet Security Alliance; Mignona Cote, CISO Aetna International, CISO PayFlex, Sr. Director/Business Compliance Officer, Global Security, Aetna; Jamey Cummings, Senior Client Partner, Korn Ferry; Rajiv Das, Chief Security Officer and Deputy Director, State of Michigan; Kirsten Davies, Group Chief Security Officer, Barclays Africa Group; Hugo Fueglein, Managing Director, Diversified Search; John Iannarelli, Former Senior Executive Advisor, FBI; Wanda Jones-Heath, Deputy Chief Information Security Officer, United States Air Force; Ricardo Lafosse, CISO, Cook County Government; Kirk Lonbom, Chief Information Security Officer, State of Illinois; Christopher Mandelaris, CISO and Chief Privacy Officer, Chemical Bank; Israel Martinez, Chairman Global Manufacturing ISAO & CEO, Axon Global; James McJunkin, Vice President – Enterprise Threat and Intelligence Management, Discover Financial Services; Hunter Muller, President & CEO, HMG Strategy; Matthew Norton, Managing Director, Madison Dearborn Parters, LLC; Dave Ostertag, Global Investigations Manager, Investigative Response, Verizon; Rohit Pasam, Co-Founder & CEO, Xaptum, Inc.; Paul Petefish, Co-Founder & CEO, Evolve Security; and Stephen Spagnuolo, Managing Director, ZRG Partners, LLC.

Gold Partners for the summit include CenturyLink and Datalink.

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