Driving the Cybersecurity Agenda with the C-Suite and Boards
A CEO/CISO Fireside Chat 

Tuesday October 22 @ 10-11:00 am (Open to the Public)

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.


Sam King
CEO, Veracode

Sam King is the Chief Executive Officer of Veracode and a recognized expert in cybersecurity, the emerging practice of DevSecOps and business management. As a founding member of the Veracode team, Sam helped lead the establishment and growth of the application security category working with industry experts and analysts. In her current role, Sam is focused on company growth and helping customers achieve their missions through the creation of secure software. Prior to Veracode, Sam held leadership positions in cybersecurity and technology companies including Verisign and Razorfish. In addition to security and technology, Sam is also passionate about developing leaders and creating positive work environments that foster creativity and personal growth.

Sam received her Masters of Science and Engineering in Computer and Information Science from University of Pennsylvania. She earned her BS in Computer Science from University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland, where she earned the prestigious Charles Babbage Award, awarded to the student with the highest academic achievement in the graduating class. She currently sits on the board of Progress Software.


Jim Routh
CISO, MassMutual

Jim Routh is the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) of MassMutual. He has previously served as the CSO of CVS Health and Aetna and has also been on the board of FS-ISAC.

A security leader who firmly believes in bringing effective risk management in the converged security function, Jim has over 30+ years of combined experience in the field of information technology and information security. When it comes to aligning security strategies with business strategies, Jim has a proven track record in delivering top-notch security capabilities to drive businesses with positive results.

Jim was also the Global Head of Application, Mobile and Internet Security division at JP Morgan Chase. In this position, he successfully led innovative security programs focused on mitigating risks from the business perspective as well as from the technology front. Jim also held the role of Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) in reputed firms such as KPMG, The Depository Trust and Clearing Corporation (DTCC), and American Express.

Jim is the board advisor for Cyberstarts, a venture capital firm which supports aspiring entrepreneurs in the domain of cybersecurity. In addition, he is also an advisory board member for various cybersecurity companies such as Vulcan Cyber, Armis Security and Gurucul.


Mahi Dontamsetti
Chief Technology Risk Officer, State Street

Mahi heads up the Technology Risk functions within Enterprise Risk Management at State Street Corporation. State Street Corporation has been designated as a Global Systemically Important Bank (G-SIB) by US Regulators. As the Global Head of Enterprise Technology Risk Management, his responsibilities include governance and oversight over Cybersecurity, Information Security, Information Technology, Global Continuity Services, Third Party Vendor Management, Regulatory Compliance, Data Protection and Risk Analytics/Reporting globally for the firm. He defines the strategy, execution plan and owns/drives the technology risk agenda for the firms board of directors. Mahi joined State Street from Depository Trust and Clearing Corporation (DTCC), where he was Global Head of IT Risk and Deputy CISO. While at DTCC, Mahi built an IT Risk program that is leveraged across DTCC core clearance and settlement business as well as the new emerging businesses such as global trade repository, Clarient, etc. Mahi has previously served as Global Head of Application Security and Entitlements at Barclays Capital, Chief Technologist at Lockheed Martin and CIO at various startups. He has authored two books on wireless communications, contributed chapters to security books and served on the board of OWASP NY/NJ, Center of Hybrid & Satellite Communications Networks A NASA Commercial Space Center and other institutions. He is actively involved in Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center (FS-ISAC), member of FS-ISACs products and services committee, has co-authored a white paper on Appropriate Software Security Control Types for Third Party Service and Product Providers. Mr. Dontamsetti holds a Masters degree in Computer Science and Telecommunications and a Bachelors degree in Engineering.



Jon Chesto
Business Reporter, The Boston Globe

Jon Chesto covers the leaders who shape Boston’s business community. He has been reporting on business and politics in New England for the past two decades. Before joining the Globe, he was managing editor at the Boston Business Journal. Prior to that role, he was the business editor at The Patriot Ledger in Quincy. His weekly Ledger column, “Mass. Market,” won several national awards with the Society of American Business Editors and Writers. A graduate of Wesleyan University and Columbia’s Graduate School of Journalism, he has also worked as a business reporter at the Boston Herald and as a political reporter with Ottaway Newspapers.


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