November 14, 2018 – November 15, 2018 THE BILTMORE HOTEL, CORAL GABLES, MIAMI, FL
In a new digital world, driven by data, businesses of all sizes are working tirelessly to secure their networks, devices, and of course, their data. CISOs need to plan for worst-case scenarios, stay ahead of latest IT Security transformation technology, and maintain their company’s information assets without losing sight of the corporate culture.
This November, the 6th edition of our Transformational CISO Assembly will bring together industry leaders to discuss the latest strategies and innovations in cybersecurity in Miami. Join us today, the assembly is now open for application!
×John Melnick Chief Information Security and Compliance Officer - Americas, ArcelorMittal
I am the Chief Information Security and Compliance Officer for ArcelorMittal Steel Americas’, with responsibilities across Canada, United States, Mexico, Caribbean, Brazil and Argentina. In this role I am responsible for the strategic vision and direction of the security and compliance functions, ensuring that the company is focusing on the necessary threats and risks while maintaining the requisite levels of Sox and other regulatory compliance. My very skilled and efficient teams have been able to demonstrate a high level of achievement in regards to Security and Compliance. In addition to developing the Corporate IT Sox Program and Vulnerability Scanning processes, I have also been instrumental in developing various security awareness training campaigns, data classification initiatives, and security baselines and corporate policies. I am currently beginning the rollout of the NIST CyberSecurity program across the region.
Prior to joining ArcelorMittal, I was the IT Audit Manager for the International Steel Group (ISG) based out of Cleveland, Ohio. ISG was a startup company and I was brought in to build the audit and security function. During my tenure, my biggest accomplishment was developing the Corporate IT Sox Compliance program
The most enjoyable part of my current and former positions has been the ability to move into roles that never existed and start things from the ground floor with no roadmap or guidance. Through these experiences I had to find my own way and rely on my instincts, while demonstrating value that had never existed.
Please feel free to contact me since it is difficult to stay in touch with friends, colleagues who have moved on, mentors who have retired or interesting connections that I have made along the way.
Specialties: CyberSecurity, Information Security, IT Compliance, SOX, Vulnerability, Consulting, Risk, Audit, Policy, Data Classification, Awareness, Threat, Security Operations, Pen Testing, NIST, ISO, CobIT
Ms. Rhea Siers served for over thirty years in the US Intelligence Community including as Deputy Assistant Director for Policy at the National Security Agency (NSA). She has extensive operational and policy experience in a wide range of intelligence and cybersecurity matters. Rhea is on the faculty at both GWU and Johns Hopkins University where she teaches on intelligence, terrorism, and cybersecurity. She also served as Scholar In Residence at the Center for Cyber and Homeland Security at George Washington University (GWU). In November 2015, Rhea was honored as a “Cyber Trail Blazer” by The National Law Journal for her work on cybersecurity legal issues.
Rhea is the coauthor of two recent books: Cyberwarfare: Understanding the Law, Policy and Technology and The Theory and Practice of Terrorism: Alternate Paths of Inquiry. She currently serves as Senior Subject Matter Expert (Cyber) at RANE (Risk Assistance Network and Exchange) and as Special Counsel to the Cyber Practice at Zeichner, Ellman and Krause. Rhea is on the Editorial Board of The Journal of Law and Cyberwarfare and writes frequently on cyber and intelligence matters for The Cipher Brief.