Monday Sept. 23, 7:00 – 9:30pm – Opening Night Reception

Join members of the Alliance Board of Advisors on the outdoor veranda for live music, delicious food, craft cocktails and networking with our invite only security community.


Tuesday 24, 8:50am - Opening Comments

Board President Jerry Archer, and Executive Director Sidney Plaza welcome our security community to the 5th annual Security Advisor Alliance Summit: The Evolution of the CISO.

9:00 - 9:50am - The Humology Of Security

Scott Klososky is fascinated with the integration of technology with the human experience. Integration however, presents challenges…

9:50 - 10:40am - Building The Cybersecurity Brand

Graeme Payne – Former SVP & CIO of Equifax and John South, Former CISO of Heartland Payment Systems lived through some of the largest cybersecurity breaches of our time.  Graeme and John will discuss the lessons they learned and what organizations can do today to manage and mitigate risk.  Dustin Wilcox, CISO for Anthem Healthcare will moderate the fireside chat between these two cybersecurity vets.

10:4o – 11:00am – Networking Break

11:00 - 12:00pm - Vendor Breakout Sessions

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12:00 – 12:20pm – Lunch Prep

12:20 - 1:30pm - Alliance Giveback Luncheon

The Alliance is a unique community of information security leaders, dedication to making the world a better place.  We would like to acknowledge the incredible acts of selflessness our members have shown over the last year.  Board members, market leaders, Alliance staff and more will share their experiences to better illustrate the amazing work we have accomplished.

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1:30 – 1:50pm – Networking Break

1:50 - 2:40pm - Creating A Human Security Officer

Ira Winlker is recognized as one of the world’s experts in Internet security, information warfare, information-related crime investigation, and industrial espionage.  Author of four books and consultant to some of the largest firms in the world.

2:40 – 3:00pm – Networking Break

3:00 - 4:00pm - Peer Led Breakout Sessions

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Lessons Learned In The First Five Years

Rick Holland, CISO For Digital Shadows will tell his story as a first time CISO and the most important lessons to consider when building a new security program.

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Alliance Leadership Memembers

Mike Stewart, Jennifer Wiscons Miller and Jonathan Steentland will lead an interactive discussion around best practices in building a security culture at your organization.

4:00 – 4:20pm – Networking Break

4:20 - 5:00pm - The State of the Network Defender Community

Rick Howard and the team at Palo Alto Networks have been supporting the Alliance as a Global Partner for 2019.  Every stop of the 2019 Converge Tour have been more impactful, thanks to this collaboration.

Hear Keynote Preview Podcast

5:00pm – Evening Cocktail Reception

The Alliance members and attendees will enjoy a celebratory cocktail reception.  This is the final event of the evening, leaving attendees the freedom to explore local dining options with friends old and new.

Wednesday Sept 25, 8:50am – Opening Comments

9:00 - 9:50am - Cultivating Top Talent

Penny Hogue – Senior Director of Security Operations at IBM shares a framework for recruiting and training the top talent in the space.  Our security leader audience will participate in an interactive discussion about best practices in the industry.

9:50 - 10:40am - Difference Is Strength

Neurodiverse individuals represent a real opportunity in the practice of cybersecurity.  Adults with Autism, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, OCD, ADHD and more have unique sets of skills, not often found in the more traditional workforce.

10:40 – 11:00am – Networking Break

11:00 - 11:30am - Closing Keynote

Our final presentation will close out the professional education portion of the Summit.  We always look to offer firm takeaways that can be implemented immediately upon returning to your organizations.

While this marks the close of our professional education, we hope you’ll stay for what we know will be the highest return on your conference investment.

11:30 - 11:50am - Converge Tour Introduction

For the second consecutive year, the Alliance will be bringing students, directly to the Summit, to engage with our security professional attendees.  Our mission to close the #talentgap wouldn’t be complete without this incredible experience.

11:50 – 1:00pm – Student Capture The Flag

1:00 – 1:20pm – Lunch Prep

1:20 - 2:00pm - Career Pathways Panel Discussion

The central tenant of our mission to solving the #talentgap is creating a clear pathway to employment for students.  Our members will advise students on the most important foundations to build, the skills to pursue, and the characteristics to foster in the coming years.

2:00 – 2:10pm – Winner Announcements & Photos