Global CISO Forum Announces Agenda, Tackles “Life, the Universe, Everything” for 2018 Edition with A CISO’s Guide to the Universe

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EC-Council’s announces the agenda for its annual executive-level conference, the Global CISO Forum, fitting with the theme of largest annual cyber security conference, announced the 2018 agenda fitting with the theme of Life, the Universe, Everything – Hacked: A CISO’s Guide to the Universe.

Global CISO Forum - September 13 & 14

EC-Council’s Global CISO Forum is an invite-only, closed-door event gathering the highest level executives from across industries and countries to discuss the most pressing issues in infosec

The agenda for the Forum has now been posted and highlights presentations from the best in the infosec industry. The talks chosen resonate with the theme of the conference as well as current events in infosec and beyond.

The Global CISO Forum, EC-Council’s largest executive-level conference, will focus its 2018 edition on applying the lessons from “Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” to cybersecurity. The event will be in Atlanta, GA for the sixth year in a row on September 13 & 14. The Global CISO Forum speaker committee has combed through the dizzying stack of submissions to form the agenda for this year’s conference with a special focus on presentations that take the lessons from The Guide to heart and apply them to the cyberwars being fought every day across the world.

The agenda for the Forum has now been posted and highlights presentations from the best in the infosec industry. The talks chosen resonate with the theme of the conference as well as current events in infosec and beyond. The opening keynote presentation is actually a panel debate moderated by industry veteran Winn Schwartau. The focus of the debate is artificial intelligence, entitled Security & AI: To Serve Man. The panel features Mark Rasch, Chief Security Evanglist at Verizon and Aaron Lint, Vice President of Research at Arxan Technologies.

The Forum is invitation-only and open to director-level information security practitioners at the director level or above. This year’s agenda features several top names including John Felker, Director at the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center; Anthony Dupree, CIO & CISO at Career Builder; Phil Agcaoili, Senior VP, US Bank & CISO at Elavon; and Clarissa Banks, VP, COO - Information Security at E*TRADE; among others.

Prior to the kickoff of the Global CISO Forum, EC-Council will once again host its black-tie awards gala to celebrate executives in four categories. The CISO Awards were created to identify and celebrate the amazing work being done around the world by executives dedicated to improving the information security of their respective companies, governments, and organizations. The categories include CISO of the Year, Certified CISO of the Year, Most Promising New CISO, and the Presidential Award, a special honor to a CISO who has contributed to the industry in a meaningful way as chosen by EC-Council President, Jay Bavisi. The award is intended to spotlight special achievements that may be overlooked in other categories.

Current finalists include Zachery S. Mitcham, Chief Information Security and Compliance Officer at North Carolina Central University; Anthony Dupree, Chief Information Security Officer and Chief Information Officer for CareerBuilder; and Sourabh Tiwari, CISO at Overseas Infrastructure Alliance.

Winners will be announced on stage at the Gala.

In addition to the speakers, attendees can also learn from the additional activities available at the conference including participation in a GORUCK event, a security-themed escape room presented by Living Security, the Hacker Halted Signature Party, a job fair, and so much more.

About EC-Council
EC-Council has been the world’s leading information security certification body since the launch of their flagship program, Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), which created the ethical hacking industry in 2002. Since the launch of CEH, EC-Council has added industry-leading programs to their portfolio to cover all aspects of information security including EC-Council Certified Security Analyst (ECSA), Computer Hacking Forensics Investigator (CHFI), Certified Chief Information Security Officer (CCISO), among others. EC-Council Foundation, the non-profit branch of EC-Council, created Global CyberLympics, the world’s first global hacking competition. EC-Council Foundation also hosts a suite of conferences across the US and around the world including Hacker Halted, Global CISO Forum, TakeDownCon, and CISO Summit.

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