CISO Roundtable
Strategies for Future Proofing Your Security Team

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Starts: September 21, 2023 2:00 pm
Ends: 3:00 pm
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Following Introductions, this CISO led panel will briefly discuss the challenges brought about involving the hybrid workforce due to the covid pandemic. Then Panelists will transition into the following current & future-looking topics:

  • The Importance of Adopting a Prevention First Approach
  • Strategies for Securing the Software Supply Chain (both internally and with focus on your customers & suppliers)
    Simplifying Security Processes for Long-Term Sustainability
  • Disrupting Disinformation & Social Engineering Campaigns
  • Mitigating Risk from 3rd Party Vulnerabilities
  • Preparing for a Compromise of a Cloud Services Provider
  • Hiring and Retaining Top Talent
  • Adopting and combating AI/ChatGPT

Lalit Ahluwalia

CEO - DigitalXForce & iTRUSTXForce

Cybersecurity executive and strong IT leader with professional track record of successfully establishing Cyber Security Programs and helping his clients be secure in the face of constantly evolving cyber threat landscape. Led the North America Security practice for Accenture, Global Cybersecurity practice at Wipro, and diverse portfolio of security initiatives for Deloitte and PwC.. He has been awarded the 40 Under 40 by Business Journals and CIO-CTO – Excellence in Cyber Security award by Dallas Magazine for his contributions in the Cyber Security field. He is also an active Member of Forbes Technology Council. Active Speaker and contributor to different Cyber Security forums and conferences like NGA, NASCIO, Healthcare and Digital cyber summits helping clients understand and develop Enterprise cyber risk program


Doug Rinehart

Global Chief Information Security Officer - Newfold Digital

Proven Information Technology and Cyber Security leader who leverages technology to improve organizational capabilities and solve real business problems.


Mario Chiock

CISO & Fellow - Schlumberger

Currently Security & Technology Executive advisor for a global fortune 228, has over 33 years experience in the Oil & Gas industry, Information Technology, and Cyber Security. he was previously the CISO for Schlumberger. He possesses over 33 years of experience at Schlumberger, of which the last 23 years have been spent focusing on IT, Security, Risk. Privacy and Auditing.

Michael Gregg

Chief Information Security Officer - State of North Dakota

Michael Gregg has more than 20 years of experience in information security and risk management. Michael is the CISO for the state of North Dakota. In addition to his experience as a security practitioner, Gregg has authored or coauthored more than 20 books, including Hack the Stack, Build Your Own Security Lab, and Security Administrator Street Smarts. Gregg was voted one of the top 100 CISO’s for 2023, has been invited to the White House, has testified before U.S. Congress, his been published on IT websites, and he has been sourced as an industry expert for CBS, ABC, CNN, Fox News and the New York Times. Michael believes he can give something back to the community that has given him so much.


Michael S. Oberlaender

Global Security Thought Leader & CISO Company Strictly Confidential

Visionary, global industry leader, dynamic, focused, multilingual, Senior Technology and Security & Privacy Executive with successful track record in developing and leading corporate technology and information security programs for global organizations. Board Member, Advisory Board Member, governance and audit committee, committed change agent, transformation agent, translator between business and technology & security, cross-functional strategic and tactical approach ensuring enterprise security initiatives. 25+ years full time global security leadership in eight different CSO/CISO roles (career CSO). Highly accomplished problem-solver, polished communicator exhibiting highest ethical standards, professionalism and attention to strategic vision and tactical detail. Master of Science (Elite University Heidelberg, Germany). Published multiple books, journal articles author, public conference speaker, panel moderator, visionary thought leader, strong execution. ➤QUOTED IN THE WSJ: ➤ ➤ ➤EXPLORING: I am currently exploring the market for a leadership opportunity (Board or C-suite). ➤CONTACT: / @msoberlaender ➤NEW BOOK: GLOBAL CISO - STRATEGY, TACTICS, & LEADERSHIP: How to Succeed in InfoSec and CyberSecurity ISBN-13: 979-8604917756 ISBN-10: 8604917756 ➤BOOK: ISBN-13: 978-1480237414 ISBN-10: 1480237418 It has received very positive reviews from various leading security journals/publications & readers. ➤BOARD MEMBER: ISACA GHC, FIDO ➤ADVISORY BOARD MEMBER: SentinelOne, TriagingX Inc., Netscope ➤SPEAKING - see VOLUNTEER section ➤SPECIALTIES: CSO, CISO, CIO, CTO, GLOBAL C-Suite Leadership, Security, Privacy, GDPR, Risk, Compliance, Information Technology.

Linda Bough White

Director of Information Security - Axiom Medical

Enthusiastic, highly motivated, goal-oriented Cyber Security Professional with of varied security and information technology and security experiences. Proven technical and interpersonal skills within a startup environment as well as Fortune 500 enterprises, private, and public sectors. Flourish within a progressive and expanding organization by leveraging the latest technologies and methodologies providing tangible value to both the organization and its clients. Passionate about delivering innovative, secure customer-centric solutions while aligning to corporate initiatives, protecting the enterprise and increasing revenue.