St. Louis, MO - January 24, 2024

January 24, 2024

The National Technology Security Coalition is delighted to announce the first roundtable event for 2024, the Midwest Regional Roundtable in St. Louis, MO on January 24th. Proudly hosted by World Wide Technology, Inc.

NTSC's CISO Policy Roundtables offer a unique platform, bringing together esteemed senior technology security executives in an intimate and exclusive setting. Attendees will delve into conversations centered around the latest trends in national cybersecurity policy.

Rethinking Cyber Risk: Operational Resilience in the Wake of Digital Disruption

Katherine Kuehn, Former Chief Trust Officer, AON and Saša Zdjelar, Chief Trust Officer, ReversingLabs

The acceleration of digital disruption in the wake of AI advancement and technological transformation has put the role of cyber risk, quantification and financial migration front and center in both the board and the C-Suite. Methodology for risk understanding and the impact of cyber across all areas of a business is critical. Please join us as Kate Kuehn, the former Managing Director of Cyber Solutions at AON, Black Hat Europe Advisory Board and NTSC Board Member and Saša Zdjelar, Chief Trust Officer at ReversingLabs discuss the current market landscape, how to better understand risk, and what should be considered as more new technologies are adopted.

CISO Panel Discussion: Shaping the Future - Priorities and Challenges for the Cybersecurity Community in 2024

Beth-Anne Bygum, Senior Vice President & Chief Information Security Officer, Q2, Inc., Mark Strosahl, Chief Information Security Officer, Penn Mutual and Seth D. Ryan, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Collective Insights - Moderated by Marene Allison, former Vice President & Chief Information Security Officer for Johnson & Johnson

In an era where digital transformation is accelerating and cyber threats are evolving with unprecedented speed and sophistication, the role of Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) is more crucial than ever. The panel brings together leading cybersecurity experts to explore the most pressing priorities and challenges facing the cybersecurity community in the coming year. The panel will explore the evolving cyber threat landscape, focusing on the emergence of new threat vectors, the increasing complexity of cyber-attacks, and the need for more robust and adaptive cybersecurity strategies.

Key topics will include the integration of AI and machine learning in defense mechanisms, the importance of enhancing cyber resilience in critical infrastructure, and the growing need for cross-sector collaboration to combat cyber threats effectively.

The panel will also delve into the strategic aspects of cybersecurity leadership, emphasizing the importance of fostering a security-centric culture within organizations, the challenges in aligning cybersecurity strategies with business objectives, and the role of CISOs in driving digital trust and compliance with emerging regulations.

The Fine Wire for CISO’s – A New World Order

Mario Balakgie, Global Business Chief Information Security Officer, World Wide Technology, Inc. and Saša Zdjelar, Chief Trust Officer, ReversingLabs

The security world continues to be challenged in an unprecedented way and CISOs are facing an ever-increasing demand to meet an overwhelming set of expectations. Not only are there existing challenges such as maintaining business resiliency and keeping bad actors out, CISO's must navigate an important and fine line with new mandates. CISO's must be prepared to address a multitude of demands in a rapid and efficient manner that are fraught with high risk and high reward.

Key topics such as business risk within the confines of new organizational responsibility, i.e. reporting to a corporate board on the state of security, while understanding organizational and personal liability will test the most experienced CISO across the industry. This session will provide a perspective on how to address these fine-wire demands through a discussion of approaches that are holistic in nature to include consideration of a communication strategy, management of the Board, comprehensive cyber risk reporting, and policy approaches to strengthen a cyber security posture.

Interested in attending?

An invitation-only event for CISOs and senior cybersecurity policy stakeholders, the NTSC Midwest Regional 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, click the link below to register.