Securing Tomorrow's Digital Frontiers: Innovate, Defend, Empower
CISO Roundtable

Tech Theater 1

Starts: April 9, 2024 2:00 pm
Ends: 3:00 pm
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Securing Tomorrow’s Digital Frontiers: Innovate, Defend, Empower

Overview: In today’s interconnected world, the rapid evolution of technology presents both incredible opportunities and unprecedented challenges. As we navigate an increasingly complex digital landscape, it is essential to bring together the brightest minds, innovators, and cybersecurity experts to address emerging threats and explore groundbreaking solutions. The series of IT & Cybersecurity conferences in the United States aims to delve into the forefront of technological advancements while fortifying defenses against cyber risks, fostering innovation, and empowering individuals and organizations to thrive in a secure digital future.

Key Elements:

  1. Innovation at the Edge of Technology: This theme underscores the need to embrace innovation while acknowledging the associated risks. Discussions and workshops will spotlight emerging technologies like AI, IoT, blockchain, quantum computing, and their cybersecurity implications.
  2. Defense Strategies for a Resilient Future: The conferences will focus on proactive approaches to cybersecurity, emphasizing robust defense mechanisms, threat intelligence, incident response strategies, and risk mitigation frameworks. Experts will share insights on adaptive security measures and best practices to safeguard digital assets.
  3. Empowering Cybersecurity Culture: Cultivating a cybersecurity-aware culture is imperative. Sessions will explore the human element in cybersecurity, promoting education, training, and awareness programs to empower individuals and organizations to become proactive defenders against cyber threats.
  4. Collaboration and Partnerships: Encouraging collaboration between public and private sectors, academia, and industry leaders will be a central theme. The conferences will foster an environment for networking, knowledge exchange, and collaboration to tackle global cybersecurity challenges collectively.
  5. Ethical and Regulatory Considerations: Discussions will delve into the ethical implications of technological advancements, emphasizing the importance of responsible innovation. Additionally, the conferences will address compliance, regulations, and the evolving cybersecurity legal landscape.
  6. Sustainable Cybersecurity Practices: Recognizing the importance of sustainable cybersecurity practices, the events will explore eco-friendly and energy-efficient cybersecurity solutions while emphasizing reducing the carbon footprint of digital security measures.

The Panel will serve as a platform to drive thought leadership, showcase cutting-edge technologies, and foster a collaborative ecosystem dedicated to securing the digital future. By uniting visionaries, experts, and enthusiasts, this panel will propel the dialogue on shaping a secure, innovative, and empowered digital world.


James McQuiggan

Security Awareness Advocate - KnowBe4

Security Awareness Advocate is responsible for amplifying messaging related to the importance of, effectiveness of, and the need for security awareness and training within organizations through social media, webinars, in-person presentations, industry trade shows and traditional media outlets. Information Security Awareness: manage Internal Awareness Program to inform and provide training to enterprise employees through department experts in the areas of Phishing, Intellectual Property Classification, Data Protection, Information Security Policies, and Workstation Audits. Training: create training programs in various aspects of Information Security. Training programs used throughout the business for Customs Transport Awareness, Security Awareness, Physical Security and Internal Processes. Project Management and coordination across multiple sectors and departments within the organization relating to Product & Solution Security, governance and NERC CIP standards. NERC Compliance: provide internal and external customer support in the areas of the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) Critical Infrastructure Program (CIP). Support areas include Policy Creation, contract negotiation, Application Support Compliance, and Training.


Mical Solomon

Chief Information Security Officer - Port Authority of NY & NJ

Mical Solomon is the Acting Chief Information Security Officer at the Port Authority of NY & NJ. Mical has worked in the Information Security/Cyber Security field for over 20 years during which time he has served in various roles in IBM Security and Consulting and as the CISO at NASCAR. Mical also has provided Cyber security advisory for several boards and for the University of South Florida’s Executive Cyber Certificate Program. Mical has an undergraduate degree in Education and a Masters in Cybersecurity. Mical also holds several industry certifications including a CISSP and credentials from AWS.

Larry Whiteside Jr

Chief Information Security Officer - RegScale

A former United States Air Force Officer with over 25 years experience in building and running cybersecurity programs, Larry Whiteside Jr. is a veteran CISO, CSO, and CTO in the cybersecurity field with extensive experience in C-Level security roles across industries including DoD, Federal Government, Financial Services, Healthcare, and Critical Infrastructure. As the CISO of RegScale, a Continuous Controls Monitoring (CCM) platform that overcomes the limitations in legacy Governance Risk and Compliance (GRC) by bridging security, risk, and compliance, Larry leads internal security governance.He also contributes to RegScale’s go-to-market efforts integrated with Marketing, Sales, and Customer Success, helping RegScale generate and close new business, improve partner and customer enablement, and create excitement for the RegScale offering in the market. Larry routinely advises corporate security executives and companies across the Fortune 2000. He has helped CEOs and board members of private cybersecurity companies achieve their goals in sales, marketing, and customer service retention. A thought leader in the industry, Larry is frequently featured in articles about information security and risk management and is a sought-after speaker at conferences such as the Gartner Security Summit, RSA Conference, the SC World Congress, ISC2, Secure World, Black MEA, and InfoSec World. Larry is also the Co-Founder of Cyversity, a 501(c)3 non-profit association that is dedicated to increasing the number of minorities and women in the cybersecurity career field.

Pamela Lindemoen

Chief Information Security Officer Advisor, Cisco / National Cybersecurity Alliance

Global Cybersecurity and Information Technology (IT) executive leader with over 20 years of success in evaluating and minimizing organizational risks, analyzing business priorities, and maximizing technology capabilities. Provided strategic direction and implementation support for the information security and regulatory compliance strategies in Healthcare Insurance, Finance, Banking, and Fitness industries. Throughout career, assisted organizations with driving a high-levels of risk management through business analytics and development, cybersecurity and compliance leadership, and IT security personnel management. Formed partnerships and designed IT strategic solutions for high-profile clients. Highlights: √ Developed, planned, and implemented enterprise-wide information security policies, awareness program, and training to associates. √ Led Cybersecurity Executive Committee, designed short- and long-term plans/roadmap while governing IT-related enterprise controls. √ Instrumental in interpreting and building strategies and regulatory compliance policies, improving cybersecurity posture and positioning an organization as best in class provider based on NIST Framework. √ Led the development of IT solutions strategies and closed multibillion-dollar contracts with global providers.

Abdullah Mamun Bhuiyan

CISO & GRC Leader, Brillio

Seasoned professional with over 16 years of demonstrated success in CyberSecurity, IT Risk, Data Privacy and Compliance, and IT and Cyber Assurance for BioPharma, retail, financial, and diversified industries. Broad familiarity with various business functions and IT infrastructure and leveraging AI/ML for growth and cybersecurity. Dynamic team leader adept at leading, energizing, motivating, and developing individuals and teams to meet and exceed organizational goals and objectives. Process Governance, Development & Management: Information Security, Cyber Security, OT/IoT Security, securing AI/ML, Internal Controls, Data Privacy (Global), GDPR, PCI DSS, Governance Risk and Compliance (GRC), HIPAA Covered Entity, System Development, and Applications Security, Change Management, Data Loss Prevention (DLP), Vulnerability Management, Records Management, RFP Reviews, Privacy Service Agreements, and Business Information Flows. Audit & Compliance: Financials and Information Technology SOX 404, COBIT, NIST, SSAE 16, SOC2, ISO27001, Vendors and Service Providers Risk Assessment/Management, Privacy (PII), Records Management, HIPAA, GDPR, Payment Card Industry (PCI), Digester Recovery, Business Continuity.

Dr. Lee Mangold

Chief Information Security Officer, Fortress Information Security

Dr. Mangold has over 20 years experience in Computer and Information Security across all major industry verticals. His experience includes in-depth technical security assessment, incident response, forensics, IT/security architecture, engineering, and executive leadership. Lee spent much of his career working for the US Department of Defense, intelligence services, and some of the largest companies in the world, developing highly-effective IT and Security programs. Today, Lee is focused on securing high-growth SMBs such as Fortress Information Security, where he is the CISO and Vice President of Security. Lee earned his Doctorate in Computer and Information Security from Northcentral University and a number of management and security certifications.