November 7, 2019, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
Time Session
8:00 – 8:45 AM Registration and Breakfast
8:45 – 9:15 AM Welcome and Opening Remarks
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?

10:15 - 10:30 AM Break
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?

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Enabling Collaboration in a Fragmented Technology Landscape – ‘Game Changers’ in the Next 3-5 Years
What are the technology platforms that support/facilitate collaborative defense, especially threat sharing and analysis, and incident response?

12:30 – 2:00 PM

Lunch Session
Boards and Cybersecurity: Leadership Coalitions for Effective Cyber Governance

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

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

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

2:15 – 2:30 PM Break
Breakout 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

CISO Roundtable
Legal Staff Roundtable
Communications Staff Roundtable
Collaborative Platforms and Engagement of SME’s

3:30 – 3:45 PM

Break/Move back to Plenary

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

Report-outs from Breakout Sessions

4:00 – 4:30 PM

Closing Plenary

4:45 – 6:00 PM

Reception and Presentation of Klein Awards

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

Objective: A capstone event to review the latest ACSC research, effective practices in information security, and progress on workforce development and policy.

Outcome:  Attendees will leave with a stronger network of cybersecurity professionals, plus additional information to improve the cyber maturity of their organizations. 

2018 Connect:  You can learn more about our conference by looking at last year's speakers and agenda. We look forward to seeing you in November.