Welcome & Opening Comments
Don Anderson, SVP and CIO, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
Michael Figueroa, Executive Director, ACSC


Melanie Ensign, Security and Privacy Communications Lead, Uber
"Fear: Security's Weakest Link"


Cyber + Boards Study
Bill Guenther, Chairman, CEO & Founder, Mass Insight Global Partnerships
Munya Kanaventi, Senior Director of Information Security, Everbridge
Patty Patria, CIO and Vice President, IT, WPI
Tom Quinn, Head of Enterprise Security and CISO T. Rowe Price

ACSC Chairman Bill Guenther will share the results of our research project on effective communications from CISOs to their Boards. Bill will then lead a panel of senior executives to discuss ways security leaders can partner with their business peers and boards to improve security measures and decrease risk.  



Collaborative Defense Simulation
John McKenna, SVP & CISO, Liberty Mutual (Retired)
Michael Brown, Rear Admiral, United States Navy (Retired), President, Spinnaker Security LLC
Ron Ford, DHS Regional Cybersecurity Advisor, New England
Robbie Meitler, AVP, Business Information Security, Liberty Mutual Insurance

ACSC Board Member John McKenna will share the results from our most recent Collaborative Defense Simulation, the first exercise of a series aimed at examining how collaboration can improve our community response to large-scale cyber attacks. John will then lead a discussion on the findings derived from the exercise and the opportunities for future simulations.


Noon - 12:15

Stephanie Helm, Director, MassCyberCenter, Mass Technology Collaborative

12:15 - 12:45

Samir Jain, Partner, Cybersecurity, Privacy and Data Protection, Jones Day
"The Next Wave of the Public-Private Partnership in Cybersecurity"

12:45 - 1:30

Next Wave Technologies
Greg Dracon, Partner, .406 Ventures will lead a session highlighting local cybersecurity startups.  Each organization will highlight their product and what their goals are.


Breakout Sessions

1:45 - 2:30

The Art of (Security) Communications
Karen Kirkwood, Vice President,  Corporate Communications, Thermo Fisher Scientific
Melanie Ensign, Security and Privacy Communications Lead, Uber
Andrea "Andy" Coville, CEO, Brodeur Partners
Kathie Cornelius, Global Communications Manager, National Grid

Karen will lead a panel of business communications leaders to examine how organizations and their business leaders succeed and fail at responding to cyber issues and events. Topics will include: incident response, vulnerability and breach disclosure, advice to security professionals for speaking in public, and how communication pros can become comfortable “speaking security.”

The Cybersecurity Public Policy Landscape
Hans Olson, Assistant Undersecretary for Homeland Security, Commonwealth of Massachusetts.  
Sen. Michael Moore, Second Worcester District
Ron Ford, DHS Regional Cybersecurity Advisor, New England
Rob Knake, Senior Fellow, Cyber Policy, Council on Foreign Relations

Hans will lead a panel of experts on current thinking on cyber policy.  Discussions will include state and local proposals, how GDPR is impacting U.S. policies, and what businesses can expect in the next 12 to 18 months.


2:45 - 3:30

The Cyber Education and Training Consortium (CETC): Building the Next Generation Workforce
Katie Stebbins, VP, Economic Development, University of Massachusetts
Michael Figueroa, Executive Director, ACSC

Katie and Michael will do a fireside chat to discuss the first full year of the CETC and it’s early successes connecting education providers with hiring organizations. They will discuss opportunities for educating a stronger cybersecurity workforce and attracting new talent to cybersecurity career paths.

Recruiting and Retaining Cybersecurity Talent
Colin Zick, Partner, Co-Chair, Healthcare Practice and Chair, Privacy & Data Security Practice, Foley Hoag
Lauren Day, Global Executive Recruiting, Iron Mountain
Deidre Diamond, Founder and CEO, CyberSN and Brainbabe
Kevin Powers, Founding Director, MS in Cybersecurity Policy and Governance Program, Boston College 

Colin will lead a panel to discuss obstacles and solutions for hiring an effective workforce. Topics will include; working with HR to create a meaningful job description, how to effectively screen non-traditional candidates, legal issues around hiring cybersecurity staff and more.



3:45 - 4:30

On the Record: How Corporate Responses to Security Incidents Become Headlines (Panel)
Bobbie Carlton, Founder, Carlton PR and Marketing, Innovation Women and Innovation Nights
Paul Roberts, Founder and Editor in Chief, The Security Ledger and the Security of Things Forum
Jeff Engel, Senior Editor, Xconomy
Kacy Zurkus, Newswriter, Infosecurity Magazine

4:30 - 5:15

Dr. Andrea Little Limbago, Chief Social Scientist, Endgame
"Bots, Trolls, Warriors and the Path Ahead"

5:15 - 5:30

The Klein Awards & Wrap-Up

Michael Figueroa, Executive Director, ACSC