November 7, 2019, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston



8:00 – 8:45 AM

Registration and Breakfast

8:45 – 9:15 AM

Welcome and Opening Comments
Kenneth Montgomery
, First Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
William Guenther, Founder, Chairman & CEO, Mass Insight, and ACSC Board Chair 

ACSC Programs/Call to Action
John McKenna, ACSC Interim Executive Director

Morning Sessions:
Collaborative Defense:  Getting Ahead of Modern Cyber Attacks
Getting ahead of the adversaries through effective regulatory systems, collaborative platforms, technology
9:15 – 10:15 AM

Collaborative Defense:  Government’s Role 
What can government do to facilitate collaboration, such as safe harbors and incentives, and in general partner with the private sector on threat intelligence?  What regulatory developments are on the horizon?

William Guenther,
Founder, Chairman & CEO, Mass Insight, and ACSC Board Chair

Speaker Forthcoming

Larry Clinton, President, Internet Security Alliance
Secretary Curtis Wood, Massachusetts Executive Office of Technology Services and Security 

Q&A/ Discussion

10:15 - 10:30 AM


10:30 – 11:30 AM

Collaborative Defense:  Leveraging Collaboration Platforms 
When, how, and which collaborative platforms are most useful in overcoming fragmentation in information sharing?  What are lessons from cross-functional and cross-organizational cyber simulation exercises?

Chris Folk,
Director, Cyber Strategy, The MITRE Corporation

Scott DePasquale,
President & CEO, FSARC
Greg Garcia, Executive Director for Cybersecurity, H-ISAC
Christopher Harrington, Director, Cybersecurity Intelligence and Response Team, Dell Technologies


11:30 AM – 12:30 PM  

Collaborative Defense: Technology Game Changers in a Fragmented Solutions Landscape
What are the technology platforms that support/facilitate collaborative defense, especially threat sharing and analysis, and incident response?

Rick Grinnell, Founder & Managing Partner, Glasswing Ventures

Opening Presentation
Brian Riley, Senior Director, Global Cyber Risk management, Liberty Mutual 

Christopher Ahlberg, CEO and Founder, Recorded Future
Sandy Carielli, Principal Analyst, Forrester


12:30 – 2:00 PM

Lunch Session
Boards and Cybersecurity: Leadership for Effective Cyber Governance

How do boards of directors best engage with and contribute to the cybersecurity effectiveness of their organizations?

William Guenther, Founder, Chairman & CEO, Mass Insight, and ACSC Board Chair

Steven Wright, General Counsel, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston 

Chris Perretta, MUFG (ret), former State Street CISO, and corporate board member
Patrick McGuinness, Chief Information Risk Officer, Manulife


Afternoon Sessions:
Aligning Cyber to Business Risks – A Multidisciplinary Effort
2:00 – 2:15 PM

Launch Afternoon Discussions  

Commonwealth Update
Incident response preparation and use of simulation exercises

Stephanie Helm, Director, Mass Cyber Center

ACSC Simulation Report and 2020 Collaborative Defense Program
Report on 2019 ACSC Simulation lessons, and planning for 2020 Collaborative Defense program; frame afternoon Breakout Session discussions

Michael Brown, RADM, USN (Ret.), and President, Spinnaker Security
Adeel Saeed, SVP and CISO, State Street

2:15 – 2:30 PM


Working Sessions
Conclusions from morning sessions, discussion of key lessons from 2019 Simulation, and develop plans for the ACSC 2020 Collaborative Defense program
2:30 – 3:30 PM

Security Executives: Incident Planning, Simulations and Collaborative Platforms
Lessons learned and priorities for 2020

Opening Comments
Janet Levesque,
SVP of Systems, Risk and Security, Mimecast

Katie Jenkins,
CISO, Liberty Mutual
Adeel Saeed, SVP and CISO, State Street
Joel Jacobs, VP, CIO and CSO, The MITRE Corporation 

Scott DePasquale, President & CEO, FSARC
Chris Folk, Director, Cyber Strategy, The MITRE Corporation
Rob Knake, Senior Research Scientist in Cybersecurity and Resilience at the Global Resilience Institute, Northeastern University
Curtis Wood, Secretary, MA Office of Technology Services and Security

Legal Counsels: The State and Federal Policy Agenda
Opportunities to track and inform the legislative and regulatory developments in 2020

Opening Comments
Colin Zick,
Partner, Foley Hoag LLP

Chris Sloan, AVP and Senior Corporate Counsel, Liberty Mutual 

Larry Clinton, President, Internet Security Alliance

Communications Executives: Incident Planning and Response
Case Study and Discusion and Priorities for 2020
Speakers forthcoming

The Technology Landscape – Innovative Solutions for Large Organizations
Major tech opportunities and why they are important

Opening Comments
Rick Grinnell,
Founder and Managing Partner, Glasswing Ventures

Adam Bosnian,
EVP, Global Business Development, CyberArk
Sanjay Patel, CEO, Smart Hive

3:30 – 3:45 PM

Break/Move back to Plenary

2020 ACSC Collaborative Defense Priorities
3:45 – 4:00 PM

Report-outs from Working Sessions
Security Executives
Legal Counsel
Communications Executives
Technology Solutions

4:00 – 4:30 PM

Closing Plenary

4:30 – 4:45 PM

Concluding Comments

4:30 – 6:00 PM


Audience:  Over 150 CISOs and Director-level reports from our membership and the Greater Boston cyber community

Outcome:  ACSC members and partners will shape agendas for 2020 and beyond, take actionable information back to their organizations, and gain the continuing value of ACSC’s trusted cross-sector, public-private networks.


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