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Thu, Jun 20


Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park

Cybersecurity Summit: North America Midwest

This session is designed to empower leaders to unlock the full potential of their cybersecurity teams through strategic development and inclusive practices.

Cybersecurity Summit: North America Midwest
Cybersecurity Summit: North America Midwest

Time & Location

Jun 20, 2024, 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM CDT

Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park, 200 N Columbus Dr, Chicago, IL 60601, USA

About the event

The Cybersecurity Summit: North America Midwest offers a pivotal day of advanced cybersecurity learning and dialogue, featuring interactive sessions like a Solution Room Workshop tackling real-world challenges and a tabletop exercise led by the US Secret Service focused on deep fakes. Engage in transformative defense strategies utilizing AI to combat cyber threats, and explore topics including cyber insurance coverage, compliance strategies, metric utilization, and supply chain security protection.

Crafted with precision, our agenda cuts through the noise of the cybersecurity world, offering a day rich in enlightening discussions and hands-on collaboration. Here, the forefront of cybersecurity thought converges, promising to equip professionals with the tools needed to navigate today’s challenges and tomorrow’s opportunities. This event is a must-attend for CISOs and cybersecurity leaders aiming to deepen their understanding and enhance organizational agility in the ever-evolving landscape of cybersecurity.

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Highlight Topics
  • Using AI to Combat Cyber Threats
  • Leveraging Cyber Insurance Coverage
  • Upskilling Cybersecurity Teams
  • Navigating Compliance Landscapes
  • Advanced Supply Chain Security Strategies
Keynote Speaker Illinois Congressman Bill Foster

Gain unparalleled insight from a member of the Congressional AI Taskforce – don’t miss our exclusive Keynote Address with Illinois Congressman Bill Foster, covering technology, governance, and artificial intelligence.

Agenda 8:00 AM CT - 8:45 AM CT

Registration & Breakfast

8:45 AM CT - 9:00 AM CT

Opening Comments

9:00 AM – 9:30 AM CT

Bill Foster Illinois CongressmanCongressman Bill Foster on AI's Regulatory Future

Join us for an exclusive keynote with Congressman Bill Foster, a distinguished member of the Congressional AI Taskforce. In this session, Congressman Foster will delve into the mission of the Congressional Taskforce on Artificial Intelligence, shedding light on its efforts to ensure America's leadership in AI innovation while addressing crucial regulatory considerations.

9:30 AM – 10:00 AM CT

Transformative Defense: Utilizing AI to Combat Cyber Threats

The escalating sophistication of AI-driven cyberattacks necessitates a novel approach in cybersecurity defense mechanisms. Recent trends demonstrate adversaries utilizing AI for complex phishing campaigns, leveraging deepfake technology for identity fraud, and automating vulnerability exploitation.

Bradley Schaufenbuel CISO, Paychex

Peter Tapling Board Member, US Faster Payments Council

Rich Campagna SVP, Product Management, NextGen Firewall, Palo Alto Networks

David Kendzior Global Data & Artificial Intelligence Security Leader, Accenture

10:00 AM – 10:30 AM CT

Improving Security Operations Through Better Communication: Insights From a First Responder

Effective security operations rely on a cohesive confluence of people, processes and technology. Too often, however, poor communication becomes a weak link in the chain that leads to unnecessary delays and even breakdowns in incident response.

Tyler Zito Senior Solutions Architect, Expel

10:30 AM – 10:40 AM CT

Operationalize Threat Exposure

Are you trying to clearly understand your threat exposure and have too many data points that are not actionable? Find clarity, simulate real attacks and use AI-driven insights to prioritize, remediate and reduce your threat exposure.

Arron Harrell Senior Solutions Architect, Picus Security

10:40 AM CT - 11:00 AM CT

Networking & Exhibition Break

11:00 AM – 11:30 AM CT

Mastering Cyber Insurance: Leveraging Coverage for Enhanced Security Strategy In this compelling discussion, join top industry leaders as they unravel the complexities of cyber insurance in an era of diversified and expanding risk.

Keith Bergin

Vice President, Corporate Claims, Tokio Marine HCC

Brent Deterding

CISO, Afni, Inc.

11:30 AM – 11:40 AM CT

Fight Deepfakes and Fraud With Decentralized Identity From social engineering and phishing to session hijacking and deepfakes, the pace of identity fraud is accelerating.

David Gwizdala

Senior Solution Engineer, Ping Identity

11:40 AM – 12:10 PM CT

Traversing the Compliance Maze: Strategies for Regulatory Success In the rapidly shifting terrain of global data regulations, CISOs are tasked not only with protecting sensitive information but also with steering their organizations through complex compliance landscapes.

Karen Habercoss

Chief Privacy Officer, UChicago Medicine

Rajesh David

VP, Global CISO, Molex

12:10 PM – 12:40 PM PT

Secure Systems Don’t Happen by Accident Traditionally, cybersecurity has focused on finding and removing vulnerabilities. This is like driving backward down the highway using your rearview mirror.

Tim Chick

Systems Team Technical Manager, Cyber Security FoundationsDirectorate; CERT Division, Carnegie Mellon University Software EngineeringInstitute

12:40 PM CT - 1:25 PM CT

Lunch & Exhibition

1:25 PM – 1:55 PM CT

Broadening the Scope: Comprehensive Metric Utilization for a Mature Security Posture As cyber threats and the available tools to mitigate them evolve with increasing complexity, it is essential for CISOs to harness a broader spectrum of metrics beyond conventional dashboard tools to enhance their security, upskill and retain effective contributors, and communicate effectively with organizational leadership.

Erik Hart

CISO, Cushman & Wakefield

Karen Habercoss

Chief Privacy Officer, UChicago Medicine

Kenneth Townsend

CISO, Ingredion Inc

Patrick Dunphy

Head of Cybersecurity, Omron

1:55 PM – 3:05 PM CT

Deepfakes, Real Stakes: Unmasking Cyber Deception in a High-Stakes Interactive Tabletop Simulation Join us for this collaborative tabletop exercise.

Tim Gallo

Head of Global Solutions Architects, Google

Brian Cockrill

United States Secret Service

3:05 PM CT – 3:25 PM CT

Networking & Exhibition Break

3:25 PM – 3:55 PM CT

Beyond the Firewall: Elevating Protection Through Advanced Supply Chain Security Strategies A single weak link in your supply chain can compromise the security of your entire organization.

Todd Covert

CISO, National General, Allstate

Erik Decker

CISO, Intermountain Health

Bruce Phillips

SVP, CISO, MyHome, a Williston Financial Group Company

3:55 PM – 4:25 PM CT

Unlocking Potential: Strategies for Overcoming the Cybersecurity Skills Shortage As cybersecurity threats become more complex and pervasive, the gap between the demand for qualified cybersecurity professionals and the available talent pool widens, posing a significant challenge for organizations worldwide.

Shefali Mookencherry

CISO, Chief Privacy Officer, University of Illinois Chicago

Todd Covert

CISO, National General, Allstate

Kenneth Townsend

CISO, Ingredion Inc.

4:25 PM – 4:30 PM CT

Closing Comments

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