Pinpointing the CISO Agenda: Covering What Matters Most for Security Leaders

HMG Strategy Founder and CEO Hunter Muller has often said that there’s no better time to be a business technology leader. While that assessment is spot on, it can also be argued that the role of the CISO and security leaders is arguably as challenging as it has ever been.

The evolving threat landscape is certainly more complex and dangerous than ever. CISOs and fellow members of the C-suite are contending with a torrent of risks in today’s turbulent geo-economic environment.

Meanwhile, as enterprises continue to test and deploy Generative AI applications, this is creating a host of new security issues for CISOs and their teams to contend with.

One topic that’s particularly worrisome for CISOs and security executives are the implications of the new Securities and Exchange Commission cyber regulations as well as the SEC’s recent lawsuit against SolarWinds and its CISO for internal control failures and what the ramifications are for CISOs at publicly-held companies. These are just a few of the issues that we’re tracking for CISOs, CIOs and other cybersecurity stakeholders by HMG Strategy’s research team.

We’re studying what matters most to CISOs, CIOs and other business technology executives, including the key trends that are shaping leadership, culture, risk, technology, organizational structure and career development. But we do it through a different lens than traditional analyst-led research firms. HMG Strategy’s research and event content is based on insights from business tech leaders for business tech leaders. Moreover, we examine these trends as they are being shaped by the discussions that are taking place with the CEO, the Board of Directors and with line-of-business leaders.

We will be diving further into the topics listed above – and more – at our 2023 Global CISO Executive Leadership Summit on December 12 at The Harvard Club of New York City. One of our featured speakers, Shamla Naidoo, former CISO at Starwood Hotels & Resorts and at IBM who is now Head of Cloud Strategy & Innovation at Netskope, will share what is – and what isn’t covered – in D&O insurance, which is certainly a top concern for many CISOs and CIOs today.

As part of our agenda, we’ll also be exploring opportunities to continue innovating the organization’s security posture through our HMG Innovation Accelerator series. This is where we bring in innovative cybersecurity start-ups which deliver exceptional value through differentiated solutions in partnership with Emily Heath, General Partner at Cyberstarts.

Other topics we’ll be exploring at the 2023 Global CISO Executive Leadership Summit include opportunities to shatter the glass ceiling in cybersecurity as well as panel discussions on navigating the risks associated with Generative AI and exploring the implications of the new SEC Cyber regulations for CISOs, CISOs, C-suite executives and board members, to be led by Michael Coden, Associate Director of Cybersecurity at MIT Sloan School of Management.

I strongly encourage you to check out the agenda and register for this upcoming event. It’s a great opportunity to network with world-class cybersecurity leaders and gain fresh insights into the most pressing topics facing cybersecurity stakeholders. Plus, it’s a great time to be in New York during the festive holiday season!