CISO Ireland Summit | 10 Jul, 2020 | Dublin, Ireland

↓ Agenda Key

Keynote Presentation

Visionary speaker presents to entire audience on key issues, challenges and business opportunities

Keynote Presentations give attending delegates the opportunity to hear from leading voices in the industry. These presentations feature relevant topics and issues aligned with the speaker's experience and expertise, selected by the speaker in concert with the summit's Content Committee." title="Keynote Presentations give attending delegates the opportunity to hear from leading voices in the industry. These presentations feature relevant topics and issues aligned with the speaker's experience and expertise, selected by the speaker in concert with the summit's Content Committee.

Executive Visions

Panel moderated by Master of Ceremonies and headed by four executives discussing critical business topics

Executive Visions sessions are panel discussions that enable in-depth exchanges on critical business topics. Led by a moderator, these sessions encourage attending executives to address industry challenges and gain insight through interaction with expert panel members." title="Executive Visions sessions are panel discussions that enable in-depth exchanges on critical business topics. Led by a moderator, these sessions encourage attending executives to address industry challenges and gain insight through interaction with expert panel members.

Thought Leadership

Solution provider-led session giving high-level overview of opportunities

Led by an executive from the vendor community, Thought Leadership sessions provide comprehensive overviews of current business concerns, offering strategies and solutions for success. This is a unique opportunity to access the perspective of a leading member of the vendor community." title="Led by an executive from the vendor community, Thought Leadership sessions provide comprehensive overviews of current business concerns, offering strategies and solutions for success. This is a unique opportunity to access the perspective of a leading member of the vendor community.

Think Tank

End user-led session in boardroom style, focusing on best practices

Think Tanks are interactive sessions that place delegates in lively discussion and debate. Sessions admit only 15-20 participants at a time to ensure an intimate environment in which delegates can engage each other and have their voices heard." title="Think Tanks are interactive sessions that place delegates in lively discussion and debate. Sessions admit only 15-20 participants at a time to ensure an intimate environment in which delegates can engage each other and have their voices heard.

Roundtable

Interactive session led by a moderator, focused on industry issue

Led by an industry analyst, expert or a member of the vendor community, Roundtables are open-forum sessions with strategic guidance. Attending delegates gather to collaborate on common issues and challenges within a format that allows them to get things done." title="Led by an industry analyst, expert or a member of the vendor community, Roundtables are open-forum sessions with strategic guidance. Attending delegates gather to collaborate on common issues and challenges within a format that allows them to get things done.

Case Study

Overview of recent project successes and failures

Case Studies allow attending executives to hear compelling stories about implementations and projects, emphasizing best practices and lessons learned. Presentations are immediately followed by Q&A sessions." title="Case Studies allow attending executives to hear compelling stories about implementations and projects, emphasizing best practices and lessons learned. Presentations are immediately followed by Q&A sessions.

Focus Group

Discussion of business drivers within a particular industry area

Focus Groups allow executives to discuss business drivers within particular industry areas. These sessions allow attendees to isolate specific issues and work through them. Presentations last 15-20 minutes and are followed by Q&A sessions." title="Focus Groups allow executives to discuss business drivers within particular industry areas. These sessions allow attendees to isolate specific issues and work through them. Presentations last 15-20 minutes and are followed by Q&A sessions.

Analyst Q&A Session

Moderator-led coverage of the latest industry research

Q&A sessions cover the latest industry research, allowing attendees to gain insight on topics of interest through questions directed to a leading industry analyst." title="Q&A sessions cover the latest industry research, allowing attendees to gain insight on topics of interest through questions directed to a leading industry analyst.

Vendor Showcase

Several brief, pointed overviews of the newest solutions and services

Taking the form of three 10-minute elevator pitches by attending vendors, these sessions provide a concise and pointed overview of the latest solutions and services aligned with attendee needs and preferences." title="Taking the form of three 10-minute elevator pitches by attending vendors, these sessions provide a concise and pointed overview of the latest solutions and services aligned with attendee needs and preferences.

Executive Exchange

Pre-determined, one-on-one interaction revolving around solutions of interest

Executive Exchanges offer one-on-one interaction between executives and vendors. This is an opportunity for both parties to make key business contacts, ask direct questions and get the answers they need. Session content is prearranged and based on mutual interest." title="Executive Exchanges offer one-on-one interaction between executives and vendors. This is an opportunity for both parties to make key business contacts, ask direct questions and get the answers they need. Session content is prearranged and based on mutual interest.

Open Forum Luncheon

Informal discussions on pre-determined topics

Led by a moderator, Open Forum Luncheons offer attendees informal, yet focused discussions on current industry topics and trends over lunch." title="Led by a moderator, Open Forum Luncheons offer attendees informal, yet focused discussions on current industry topics and trends over lunch.

Networking Session

Unique activities at once relaxing, enjoyable and productive

Networking opportunities take various unique forms, merging enjoyable and relaxing activities with an environment conducive to in-depth conversation. These gatherings allow attendees to wind down between sessions and one-on-one meetings, while still furthering discussions and being productive." title="Networking opportunities take various unique forms, merging enjoyable and relaxing activities with an environment conducive to in-depth conversation. These gatherings allow attendees to wind down between sessions and one-on-one meetings, while still furthering discussions and being productive.

 

Friday, July 10, 2020 - CISO Ireland Summit

8:00 am - 8:45 am

Registration & Networking Breakfast

 

8:45 am - 8:55 am

Welcome Address & Opening Remarks

 
 

8:55 am - 9:20 am

Keynote Presentation

Creating a Plan to Manage your Legacy Systems to Mitigate Risk

The risk of an IT project is assessed not so much by critical failures related to new technologies, but by the increased need for hands-on work within legacy systems. 

Takeaways:

  1. Creating automated migration tools
  2. Predicting disk failures to improve IaaS availability
  3. Building trustworthy AI and detecting misinformation


 

9:20 am - 9:45 am

Executive Exchange

 

Thought Leadership

Still Using Passwords?

Despite attempts to make static credentials more secure by adopting two-factor authentication utilizing SMS, OTPs or hardware tokens, these added layers still leave organizations vulnerable to phishing attacks, keylogging, malware and more. 

By removing the past reliance on usernames and passwords, you can enhance your organization's security by significantly reducing your overall attack surface and virtually eliminating the risk of compromised credentials. 

Takeaways: 

  1. Learn how usernames and passwords are leaving your organization at risk. 
  2. See how how passwordless authentication removes major threat vectors. 
  3. Provide users a fast, simple and consistent authentication experience across any channel

 

9:50 am - 10:10 am

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

The Subtle art of Sourcing

How most businesses are run have changed dramatically over the years. The age of the do-it-all-inhouse megacorporation are gone, and everywhere we see both private companies and public offices becoming more specialized around core functions - leaving multiple partners and vendors to take care of the rest.

This distributed model and complex value chains can prove a risk to the company if not managed properly. In order to minimize risk and ensure there is a solid foundation to build a partnership upon, it is of uttermost importance that necessary preparations are done in advance. Buyers competence and the Sourcing process might be underway to become one of businesses most important function, going forward.

Takeaways:

  1. Common pitfalls with outsourcing
  2. How to plan and prepare for procurement of products and services
  3. Processes and procedures for for governance and audit
 

10:10 am - 10:30 am

Morning Networking Coffee Break

 

10:30 am - 10:55 am

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

Establishing Trust Through Digital Ethics & Privacy

With major hacks and breaches, people are becoming increasingly concerned about how organizations in both the public and private sector are using their information. More importantly, there is serious alarm as these organizations that are not proactively addressing these concerns. 

Takeaways: 

  1. How to learn from others' security mistakes  
  2. Cover the broader topic of digital ethics and the trust of your customers and employees 
  3. What steps your organization can take to establish trust

 

11:00 am - 11:25 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Executive Boardroom

The Latest in Blockchain

Entire industries are reshaped with the implementation of blockchain due to its promise to enable trust, provide transparency and reduce friction, as well as lowering costs and improving cash flow. Currently, financial institutions, governments and many other institutions have a centralized trust model that adds delays and friction costs to its transactions. Consumers are warmly welcoming blockchain and its ability to provide an alternative trust model and removing the need for central authorities in monitoring transactions

Takeaways:

  1. Cover the latest advancements in block chain implementations
  2. Reasons why it is significant to at least begin evaluating block chain even if you're not looking to implement it immediately
  3. What roadblocks your organization may run into with blockchain implementation
 

11:30 am - 11:55 am

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

What is at risk? The importance of translating between understandings of risk

What people know and in what contexts they make decisions about risks, affect their decisions. Large organisations encompass a range of risk cultures or regimes that affect how risks are managed, making it difficult to create a common understanding of cyber and information security risks and priorities.

Takeaways:

  1. A perspective on different cultures or regimes within cyber and information security in the Danish Ministry of Defence and how this makes consolidation and transformation challenging
  2. Simple tools are important when bridging the divide
 

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

Q&A Panel

Inviting speakers back for Q&A. The audience are free to ask any questions related to previous sessions and the topic in general.

 

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Networking Lunch

 

1:30 pm - 1:55 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Thought Leadership

Cloud and Infrastructure Delivery Strategies: Building the Top Cloud Strategy

The Cloud is becoming a mainstream part of the IT world, with far-reaching impacts for many businesses. It's crucial, therefore, that IT leaders and enterprise architects prepare an overarching cloud strategy for their organizations.

Takeaways:

  1. Developing a business-driven decision framework
  2. Best practices in IT operational models
  3. Standardizing your cloud strategy across your organization
  4. Third Party Risk Management
 

2:00 pm - 2:25 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Executive Boardroom

AI: Friend or Foe?

Advances in artificial intelligence (AI) are introducing new technologies to a wide array of products across every industry, especially cybersecurity. Facial recognition and natural language processing have become a reality thanks to deep learning algorithms, however, there is a dark side to these advancements. Cybercriminals have managed to weaponize AI to create extremely intricate malware and attack methods. This has forced organizations to use advanced heuristic solutions rather than counting on known vulnerability and attack signatures.

Takeaways:

  1. Understanding how AI Automation makes your operation process simpler
  2. Artificial Intelligence products are already being deployed in many industries, how can we learn from them
  3. Applications of features like facial recognition and chat bots are common examples
  4. Protecting your business cybercriminals that weaponize this technology without proper security measures
 

2:30 pm - 2:55 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

Automating Cybersecurity

IT security professionals all face one major issue: being asked to do more, with less resources. Automation and integration are a necessity in order to meet the demands of an organization's security needs. Managing risk without diminishing the speed and quality of development is achievable by integrating security into agile processes, like DevOps or CI/CD. Since most security teams are understaffed, automated solutions are becoming a requirement, rather than an option to properly manage the ever-increasing workload.

Takeaways: 

  1. Automation is required to meet today's security demand 
  2. DevOps can operate more efficiently with CI/CD 
  3. IT security staff are responsible for more than ever

 

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Afternoon keynote

Putting Cyber Security at the Forefront of your Business

Security is an afterthought in Technology applications: How should this deficiency be addressed within a business?

Takeaways: 

  1. Exploring the dangers of not addressing your security strategy 
  2. Creating a cyber doctrine within the business 
  3. Addressing privacy vulnerabilities and steps to put in place to mitigate risk

 

3:30 pm - 3:50 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Afternoon Networking Coffee Break

 

3:50 pm - 4:15 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

Securing the Human Factor

The biggest fear is not the technology. Who is responsible for mistakes that take place using technology, which can potentially lead to a cyberattack? The majority of CISOs agree that an employee carelessly falling victim to a phishing scam is the most likely cause of a security breach. How do we guard against human error without limiting employee efficiency and productivity?

Takeaways: 

  1. Are technologies being often vulnerable to user error?
  2. Are phishing scams are the biggest culprits for breaches? 
  3. Is training essential to rolling new technologies out at your organization?

 

4:20 pm - 4:45 am

Executive Exchange

 

Executive Boardroom

GDPR Causing Confusion with Cloud Technology

Security is and will continue to be an issue within cloud technology especially with recent regulations such as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Because of the advantages and opportunities of the cloud, organizations will likely rush into cloud technologies without being fully aware of the security risks. After GDPR came into effect, there is now an even greater responsibility on organizations to manage their data compliantly as they continue transformations towards the cloud. 

Takeaways: 

  1. How GDPR affects your organization's security and cloud services 
  2. Discuss the threats that cloud technologies present and how your organization may be more vulnerable 
  3.  Regulations' impact on the future of cloud security

 

4:50 pm - 5:15 pm

Executive Exchange

 

Think Tank

Planning to Manage your Legacy Systems to Mitigate Risk

The risk of an IT project is assessed not so much by critical failures related to new technologies, but by the increased need for hands-on work within legacy systems.  

Takeaways: 

  1. Creating automated migration tools 
  2. Predicting disk failures to improve IaaS availability 
  3. Building trustworthy AI and detecting misinformation

 

5:15 pm - 6:30 pm

Summit Happy Hour