CISO Leadership Forum - Strengthening Cyber Defense in an Uncertain Threat Landscape - Argyle Executive Forum Events

CISO Leadership Forum – Strengthening Cyber Defense in an Uncertain Threat Landscape

April 27th, 2021

Red alert — security threats are at an all-time high. CISOs are having to contend with a heightened risk of breach from both internal and external sources. Forward-thinking leadership at the executive level is needed now more than ever.

Connect with CISOs from diverse organizations to learn strategies for coping with sophisticated and rapidly evolving threats in today’s digital climate.

Take a front seat at the CISO Leadership Forum on April 27, 2021 to learn:

  • How to strategize for the shift to hybrid and flexible remote work
  • Latest tools and processes to defend against insider threats
  • The top threat and security concerns for CISOs in 2021
  • The benefits of diverse leadership at the CISO level
  • How to mitigate the risk of data breach in the cloud











10:55 AM - 11 AM ET

Opening Remarks

11 AM - 11:30 AM ET

KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Securing the New Normal: Preparing for the Hybrid and Remote Flexible Workforce

What kinds of vulnerabilities does the hybrid workforce present? Companies across the country prepare to transition some of their employees back into the office, security leaders need to re-strategize how to secure sensitive information once again.

How can leaders collaborate to create a stable security architecture that is suited for the next era of the American workforce?

Attend this session to learn:

  • How to manage various security scenarios for employees who flex between home and office with schedules that are nontraditional and unpredictable
  • Why cloud security needs to be a top priority for decision-makers
  • How to re-skill and train employees to keep sensitive information secure amid the shift to a hybrid or flexible remote workplace

11:35 AM - 12:20 PM ET

PANEL DISCUSSION: Detecting Insider Threats: SASE vs. Zero Trust

Today’s security framework is complicated. For most large-scale organizations, data is stored using variety of different mediums on and off-prem. The physical office used to be the security “mecca” to ensure that devices and data remained secure, but the unpredictability and boundaryless landscape of the remote workplace has forced security professionals to explore other angles.

Enter SASE and Zero Trust – two of the most talked-about approaches to data protection. How can these security paradigms be implemented effectively?

Attend this session to:

  • Identify risk vulnerabilities that are elevated by remote work
  • Unpack the benefits and flaws of SASE security networks
  • Discover how to troubleshoot for the pain points of zero-trust implementation

12:20 PM - 12:50 PM ET


12:50 PM - 1:30 PM ET

Lunch Break

1:30 PM - 2:15 PM ET

PANEL DISCUSSION: Threat Trend Alert: Building Awareness to Troubleshoot for Deep Fake Technology

Deep fakes are poised to be an increased threat in the coming years, and this hacking technique has proved to be challenging to identify in the past. How can CISO leaders prepare their workforce to determine what is reality, and what is deeply fake?

Attend this session to learn:

  • How the pandemic has exacerbated deep-fake technology-use cases
  • Why AI can be an effective tool to identify deep fakes
  • Best practices for training your workforce to flag fraudulent audio and video communication

2:20 PM - 2:50 PM ET

Keynote Address: Diversified Teams to Strengthen CISO Leadership

Information Security teams are only as strong as their leadership. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the security industry is predominantly led by white males. It is vital that leaders in information security work to create a more inclusive and diverse workforce that equally represents talent of varying cultural backgrounds.

Attend this session to learn:

  • How to cultivate a more diverse & inclusive workforce through talent acquisition and leadership training programs
  • Initiatives to develop and retain top talent in information security
  • The benefits of diverse representation at the executive level – how leaders from various backgrounds provide fresh perspective on age-old issues

2:55 PM - 3:40 PM ET

FIRESIDE CHAT: Navigating the Cloud: Best Practices for Securing Off-Prem Data

Organizations across the globe have rushed to move sensitive data onto the cloud to enable employees to access their network remotely. Consequently, critical security protocols were often overlooked in the shift.

The CISOs’ role in 2021 is to re-secure off-prem data to prevent data leakage moving forward. How can executives take a step back to identify where vulnerabilities in the cloud exist, while strategizing to make continuous improvements against strengthening security threats?

Attend this session to learn:

  • Why it is vital to invest in cloud security
  • How to shift towards a borderless-security mindset to identify security gaps
  • Additional authentication measures to incorporate into your cloud-security architecture to prevent theft

3:45 PM - 4:15 PM ET


4:15 PM - 4:20 PM ET

Closing Remarks


We are proud to share with you the following Argyle Industry Influencers. Their contributions to Argyle help keep the programs we offer our membership current and relevant, so we can continue delivering you premiere experiences, content development, and membership engagement.

Bob Pick is the SVP & Chief Information Officer for Tokio Marine North America Services, an organization providing shared professional services to North American businesses of the $40B Tokio Marine Group of insurance and financial services companies.  In this capacity, his responsibilities cover the full spectrum of technology solution design, service delivery, operations, and support for multiple TM Group carriers, including Philadelphia Insurance Companies and Tokio Marine America.  Prior to Tokio Marine, he was the Senior Executive Director for Technology at Condé Nast, also a shared services entity, supporting 30 additional media, cable and newspaper businesses owned by Condé’s parent, Advance Publications. Mr. Pick came to Condé Nast from PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP, where he was a Principal Consultant in their Enterprise Technology Integration practice following-on several years in PW’s risk management and audit/advisory practices.

Mr. Pick serves on the Board of Trustees of the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra, the Advisory Board of Johns Hopkins University Press, the Strategic Advisory Boards for Guidewire, Insurity and Sapiens, and the CIO Advisory Board for Blumberg Capital.  He holds a BA, summa cum laude, from McDaniel College, an MA from Cornell University, and has been CISM and ITIL certified.