Chicago – October 16, 2019

October 16, 2019

The National Technology Security Coalition’s 2019 Central Region CISO Policy Roundtable brings together senior technology security executives in an exclusive setting to talk about trends in national cybersecurity policy. Our host for this event is Richard Rushing, CISO at Motorola Mobility.

Active Threat Interference

In their book The Fifth Domain, Richard Clarke and Robert Knake point out that “cutting-edge companies in cybersecurity today are doing three things: looking at traffic moving within company networks for signs of malicious activity; detecting malicious activity on individual computers (endpoint detection); and making product purchases and architecture decisions to favor the defender.” But what if there is another option? An option so different and unique that it might completely transform how companies think about cyberspace and how to engage it.

Tom Bossert, Homeland Security Advisor to two U.S. Presidents serving as the nation’s Chief Risk Officer and senior most advisor on cybersecurity, and now Chief Strategy Officer at Trinity Cyber, will introduce the concept of Active Threat Interference and how hacking the hack creates a different ballgame for the defender and the cyber adversary. Tom will be joined by Marie O’Neill “Neill” Sciarrone, the Co-Founder & President of Trinity Cyber, and former Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director of Cybersecurity Policy.

The Intersection of Privacy and Security

Although privacy and security have traditionally been viewed as separate topics, recent events including the Cambridge Analytica data sharing scandal, GDPR, CCPA, and the proliferation of data breaches across the globe have served to alter that traditional view, creating a growing nexus of security and privacy. In a whitepaper published by the data security firm Virtru earlier this year, the firm points out: “While it is important to acknowledge the areas where security and privacy remain distinct, they increasingly intersect, resulting in unauthorized data access compromises which impact both security and privacy. This is especially relevant given that most people focus on the outcome as opposed to distinguishing between security and privacy.” Robert Ball, Chief Privacy Officer of Ionic Security and Chair of the NTSC Policy Council, will lead this session - joined by Don Boian, Cybersecurity Outreach Director of Huntington Bank, and Richard Rushing, CISO of Motorola Mobility.

Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) Update

This session will focus on the Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) within DHS and its efforts to work with the private sector on securing critical infrastructure. Richard Driggers, the Deputy Assistant Director for cybersecurity within CISA, will provide an update on CISA and review the recently released Strategic Intent Strategy (published in August 2019) which lays out the strategic vision and operational priorities of the CISA Director.


2:00 p.m.—Welcome & Introductions: Patrick Gaul, Executive Director of the NTSC

2:10 p.m.—Active Threat Interference: Tom Bossert, Chief Strategy Officer of Trinity Cyber; Marie O’Neill “Neill” Sciarrone, Co-Founder and President of Trinity Cyber

3:10 p.m.—The Intersection of Security and Privacy: Robert Ball, Chief Privacy Officer of Ionic Security; Don Boian, Cybersecurity Outreach Director of Huntington Bank; Richard Rushing, CISO of Motorola Mobility

4:10 p.m.—CISA Update: Richard Driggers, Deputy Assistant Director for Cybersecurity, CISA

5:15 p.m.—Closing Remarks

5:30 p.m.—Adjourn

6:00 p.m.—VIP Reception and Dinner

Interested in attending?

An invitation-only event for CISOs and senior cybersecurity policy stakeholders, the 2019 NTSC Central Region CISO Policy Roundtable serves as part of our mission to provide a platform for CISOs to discuss and advocate for beneficial legislative and regulatory cybersecurity policies.

If you are a CISO or senior technology security executive interested in attending, please do not hesitate to reach out to Patrick Gaul (patrick@ntsc.org) for more details.

There is no cost to attend.