ACSC 2016 Annual Conference

Massachusetts Cybersecurity 2.0:
Preparing for the next wave of cyber challenges

November 3, 2016
Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

WHO:      A select group of cyber security thought leaders, executives and professionals – CISO’s, IT Professionals, cyber practitioners, business leaders

WHAT:  A day filled with critical information, trends, practical tools, networking


8:00 – 8:45    
Registration and Breakfast

8:45 – 9:15    
Kenneth Montgomery, First Vice President and COO, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and Vice Chair, ACSC
William Guenther, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Mass Insight Global Partnerships and Chair, ACSC

9:15 – 10:15    
Plenary - Beyond Threat Sharing:  The case for ‘Collaborative Defense’
Threat sharing is not sufficient to ward off the next wave of cyber attacks.  Collaborative Defense employs the active engagement of internal and external partners that promote cyber security across organizations and supply chains, improving effectiveness and containing costs. 

Richard Puckett, VP – Cybersecurity, Product & Commercial Security, GE Digital

Michael Darling, Director, Cybersecurity & Privacy, PwC
Mike Papay, Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer, Northrop Grumman

10:15 – 10:30    

10:30 – 11:45    
Plenary - Raising the Accountability Bar:  Cyber Insurance Standards and Regulatory Initiatives Under a New Administration
Regardless of who wins the Presidential election, what to expect as a combination of new regulations and maturing cyber insurance markets drive new accountability for organizations and their partners.

Melissa Hathaway, President, Hathaway Global Strategies; Former Acting Senior Director for Cyber Space, National Security Council and Director, Joint Interagency Cyber Task Force
Phillip Larbey, Head of Sector Cyber, Information Security Division, Bank of England
Adam Sedgewick, Senior Advisor, Information Technology Laboratory, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Gregory Vernaci, Senior Vice President, AIG

11:45 – 12:15    
Break – Networking/Sponsor Table/Poster Viewing

12:15 – 1:30    
Lunch Session

Student Poster Presentations 
Larry Wilson
, Chief Information Security Officer, University of Massachusetts President’s Office

1:30 – 1:45    
Move to afternoon breakout sessions

1:45 – 3:00    
Breakouts - Collaborative Defense with Talent, Technology and Across Partners

Filling cybersecurity positions promises to become increasingly difficult as shortages of qualified talent force hiring managers to deploy new strategies.  Hear fresh ideas on the talent wars from people on the front lines of hiring in the cybersecurity sector.   

Janet Levesque
, Chief Information Security Officer, RSA, the security division of Dell Technologies
Mark Aiello
, President, Cyber 360, Inc.
Carla Brodley, Professor and Dean, College of Computer and Information Science, Northeastern University
Devon Bryan, Executive Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer, Federal Reserve System

Next Wave Technologies                                                     
Hear how the latest technology developments and trends are addressing the next wave of cyber security challenges and opportunities.

Greg Dracon
, Partner, .406 Ventures
Six of the region’s most promising start-ups present their innovative cyber technologies:
•    CounterTack 
•    Cybric
•    Greathorn 
•    Hexadite
•    Pwnie Express
•    Threat Stack

Collaborative Defense, Vendors and Suppliers:  Where are the models?
Collaborative Defense models – how organizations practice effective Collaborative Defense internally and externally.

Gary Gagnon,
Senior Vice President Cyber and Group Security, Inmarsat
Don Anderson, Senior Vice President & Chief Information Officer, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
Mike Brown, Rear Admiral, USN (Retired), Vice President and General Manager, RSA Global Public Sector, RSA
Brian Castagna, Senior Director Information Security, Acquia
Matt Richard, Threat Detection and Intelligence Manager, Facebook

3:15 – 4:15    
Plenary – Massachusetts’ Cyber Security Opportunity

Presentation of an ACSC White Paper on the regional cyber ecosystem – the biggest growth opportunities, skills gaps, and unique assets to leverage to become a national center of excellence.

William Guenther,
Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Mass Insight Global Partnerships and Chair, ACSC
John McKenna
, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer, Liberty Mutual Insurance Company
David Perera, Assistant Vice President for Government and Policy, Internet Security Alliance

Presentation on what Massachusetts is doing to stay ahead of the game and position the state as a leader in cybersecurity.

Katie Stebbins
, Assistant Secretary of Innovation, Technology, and Entrepreneurship, Commonwealth of Massachusetts

4:15 – 5:30    

Poster awards presentation


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