2020 Annual Conference Post-Event Summary

Public Sessions

Driving the Cybersecurity Agenda with the C-Suite and Boards - A CEO / CISO Fireside Chat  
Thursday, October 22 | 10:00 - 11:30 am

How CISOs can effectively advocate strategy, security policies, funding requirements, and key metrics to executive decision makers, so they can make informed decisions on risk appetite and essential security investments. The 2018 ACSC report on the role of corporate boards in governing cybersecurity will help inform the discussion.

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Massachusetts Economic Agenda: the Future for Digital and Cybersecurity Jobs – An Agenda-setting CEO Conversation
Thursday, November 12 | 12:30 - 2:00 pm

Co-sponsored by the Boston Federal Reserve Bank, this CEO roundtable will 1) review corporate plans post-COVID for permanently expanded remote work that achieves a balance of office/remote work for digital economy staff and retains the value of co-location for corporate culture and innovation, and 2) discuss the implications of these plans on our local economy and recommendations for the Commonwealth’s economic agendas - including transportation, training and development, and support for local communities.

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Members-Only Sessions
*To request a written summary and/or video of these sessions, please contact JDinneen@ACSCenter.org.*

Beyond Annual Compliance: Effective Use of Penetration Testing and Red Teams to Assess Systems, Improve Security, and Build Talent
Thursday, October 15 | 10:00 - 11:30 am

Case studies and a round table discussion of ACSC’s recent research on how organizations use penetration testing, internal and external red teams (ethical hacking) to test their practices, tools, and people.  The end goal is to continually assess vulnerabilities, improve strategies, and build talent.






Cyber Risk and Business Strategy: How New Standards Are Changing Practice
Tuesday, October 27 | 10:00 - 11:30 am

How are your peers integrating cyber risk into their overall digital strategies? Where do we expect more stringent standards and requirements from regulators and insurers, especially for 3rd party risk? How are you managing your risks and security investments to respond to these changes?



Collaborative Defense: Shared Responsibility for Cloud Security - An Executive Fireside Chat
Thursday, November 5  | 10:00 - 11:00 am

Who’s in charge? What defines an effective partnership between customers and vendors as the cloud becomes ubiquitous for enterprises, large and small? How do multiple partners act differently to establish a successful collaboration and integrate resources and staff in this shared environment?


ACSC Member Convening: Launching our 10th Year
Thursday, November 12 | 8:30 - 10:00 am

Briefings on 2020 activity on Cloud Security, 3rd Party Risk, Cyber Frameworks, and AI, including a discussion of outcomes from the October 6/7 Table Top Exercise. Member input on creation of the 2021 ACSC agenda and curriculum.





Questions / Comments?
Please contact Jim Dinneen at JDinneen@ACSCenter.org.