CISO Leadership Forum 2021 January Live - Argyle Executive Forum Events

Welcome to the Cybersecurity Leadership Forum, powered by Argyle Digital.

We have a full day of sessions for you. But don’t worry if you have to miss a few— they’ll be available on-demand for your viewing convenience. 

Below the agenda on this page, you’ll find our virtual “exhibit hall,” where you can engage our sponsor, and view or download insightful take-aways they have on offer.

Live sessions will open up 15 minutes prior to start time, and on-demand playback is available 30 minutes after the session has finished. 

Lastly, here’s an easy time zone converter to assist those located in a time zone other than US Eastern.

To join any Agenda session below, click the arrow to expand the Agenda section, then click the session name to launch that session.









11 AM - 11:30 AM ET

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: C-Suite & Beyond - Achieving Company-Wide Cyber Resilience

Security threats emerge daily, and security professionals are often left reeling as the threat landscape morphs around them. To assure that an organization’s security policies, standards, enforcement mechanisms, and processes are uniform across all teams, executive teams and IT must work together.

Attend this opening keynote session to learn:

  • How smart companies are achieving cyber-resilience by empowering leadership teams, across C-suites, boards, and business units
  • How to increase the relationship between the board and tech teams and help to develop a prosperous, collaborative cybersecurity partnership
  • Tips to help you turn leaders across the organization into dedicated cybersecuritythreat hunters
  • How to measure collaborative cybersecurity culture success

Veysel ErdagChief Information Security OfficerUniversity of Arkansas at Little Rock

11:35 AM - 12:20 PM ET

PANEL DISCUSSION: Phishing & Ransomware in 2021

Employees working outside of corporate offices and the use of mobile devices, opened a world of vulnerabilities during the pandemic of 2020. One might assume that with a vaccine on the horizon, and workforces headed back to the office, that phishing and ransomware attacks might decrease. Not so!

The ‘always on’ advent of 5G is just one of the latest vulnerabilities facing organizations in 2021. Attend this panel discussion to learn the latest phishing & ransomware dangers, and

  • How attacks evolved during the pandemic
  • The most common phishing and ransomware attacks
  • Tangible steps to thwart threats within your organization
  • How to protect your network inside and outside enterprise perimeters


Sajed NaseemChief Information Security OfficerNew Jersey Courts


Tony LeeVice President, Global Services Technical OperationsBlackBerry

Chris Livingston Director of Cyber SecurityStandard Industries

Partha ChakrabortyAssociate VP, Head of Cloud Security, Innovation, R&DHumana

Nikolai Zlatarev Vice President, Chief Information Security OfficerCastleton Commodities International

12:25 PM - 12:55 PM ET

THOUGHT LEADERSHIP: Establishing a Risk Aware Culture in the Enterprise - Featuring Code42

With data exposure events on the rise in 2021, CISOs everywhere are faced with the increasing challenges of instituting a successful insider risk strategy. Security needs to be moving at the speed of business where time to market and speed of innovation are critical outcomes.

By attending this session, executive teams will learn how establishing a risk aware culture in the Enterprise can reduce the complexities of data security while promoting healthy collaboration.

Tommy ToddVP of SecurityCode42

1:30 PM - 2:15 PM ET

PANEL DISCUSSION: Hire, Train, Retain - Cybersecurity Workforce Challenges 2021

Despite the shutdowns and economic challenges of 2020, staffing hurdles in the cybersecurity sector remain largely the same in 2021. The gap between workforce supply and demand continues to grow, and it now takes approximately 21% longer to fill cybersecurity roles than all other IT jobs.

Beyond organizational objectives and proactive processes, CISO’s must staff for success. Join this interactive panel discussion to learn how CISOs are managing talent challenges, and how to:

  • Acquire, upskill, and retain talent
  • Expand talent pipelines to bring in new talent
  • Better identify existing workforce talent
  • Improve retention of current staff


Sajed NaseemChief Information Security OfficerNew Jersey Courts


Mike AllenGlobal Director, Cybersecurity SGS

Patrick BenoitVP, Global Cyber Governance, Risk, & Compliance (GRC) / Business Information Security Officer (BISO)CBRE

Stacey RomanelloSenior Director, Regional Information Security Officer (RISO) Royal Bank of Canada

2:20 PM - 2:50 PM ET

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: Cyber Resilience – when COOP and DR fail you …

The adversary is well funded and exceedingly brilliant. Our continuity of operations and disaster recovery programs go untested and with little opportunity to thoughtfully update the baseline technology, processes and people who will have to  execute them. This presentation will focus on advancing cyber resilience while maintaining a good “Plan B” within budget and talent.

Attend this keynote presentation to learn:

  • How to sort out disaster recovery from continuity of operations
  • Using threat intelligence to inform COOP and DR
  • Listening to the business for clues on resilience
  • When planning meets reality (case study)

Bob TurnerChief Information Security OfficerUniversity of Wisconsin-Madison


Be sure to explore our virtual “exhibit hall” below during breaks and downtime. Each row represents a sponsor’s “booth.” Click on the tiles to learn more about our sponsor and gain valuable insights.