Chicago – October 24, 2018

NTSC Central Region CISO Policy Roundtable – Chicago

October 24, 2018

Hosted by NTSC Board Member Emily Heath, CISO of United Airlines, the National Technology Security Coalition’s Central Region CISO Policy Roundtable brings together senior technology security executives in an exclusive setting to talk about trends in national cybersecurity policy.

Building an Inclusive Culture Within a CISO's Organization

Terry Hogan Morreale, President & CTO, National Center for Women & Information Technology

Emily Heath, VP & CISO, United Airlines

Cybersecurity Ventures predicts there will be 3.5 million unfilled cybersecurity positions by 2021. In 2017, the U.S. employed nearly 780,000 people in cybersecurity positions and there were approximately 350,000 cybersecurity openings not filled. Yet, only 12 percent of those cybersecurity positions were filled by women. Over 70 percent of American businesses have appointed CISOs, but only 10 percent of these positions are filled by women. These numbers fall even more dramatically when considering minority women, and the number of women overall leaving the technology industry is staggering. We will have a candid conversation regarding the root causes of these appalling statistics and discuss opportunities to change the status quo.

Mission Assurance in an Untrusted Environment

Dr. Kamal Jabbour, Senior Scientist for Information Assurance, Air Force Research Laboratory in Rome, New York

The disconnect between cyber policy and technology presents a clear and present danger to national security. The focus on malware detection neglects the fact that network defense is neither necessary nor sufficient for mission assurance. We will discuss policy failures, demonstrate the fallacy of pursuing cybersecurity, and present a way forward for building mission assurance out of untrusted entities.

In addition to these important discussions, CISOs will network with peers during the event and at a private dinner and reception after the event.

Interested in attending?

An invitation-only event for CISOs and senior cybersecurity policy stakeholders, the 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.