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!
Co-founder & CEO at Altitude Networks.
Michael was formerly the Chief Information Security Officer at Twitter. In this role he led the security program for Twitter across all elements of information security. Michael is also the former chairman of the global board of directors for OWASP, the largest open source application security community. Michael is heavily involved in the security startup space serving as an adviser for multiple exciting startups.
Prior to January 2015, Michael was the Director of Product Security at Shape. In this role Michael worked with an amazing team to drastically change the way organizations defend their applications against modern application attacks. Prior, Michael was at Mozilla where he built and lead the security assurance program to protect nearly half a billion Firefox users, Mozilla web applications, and infrastructure. Before building and leading security programs, Michael was a hands on security practitioner assessing the application and network security for some of the largest banks, governments and enterprises around the world.
Outside of security Michael is an avid endurance athlete and has completed the NYC Marathon, Chicago Triathlon, multiple half marathons and a 2-day 200 mile bike trip.
×Joyce Brocaglia CEO Alta Associates, Founder EWF Women's Forum, Alta Associates
×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
IT Security executive and business professional, but foremost a people leader. Over 20 years of experience in IT Security, managing global IT Development and Operational teams.
I started my career as a software developer, and was primarily interested in the Security aspects of it. In 2000, I made the move to a Security startup, and have been in Security ever since. Over the years, I had the opportunity to work in several parts of large Security Organizations, and have gained extensive experience in IT Security Development, Cyber Intelligence, Security Monitoring Operations and Compliance. My expertise includes Big data, Cloud computing, Agile development processes, as well as crafting the most effective distributed technical organizations; Security being the common thread.
My teams know me as a highly perseverant problem solver, who can always be trusted to come up with new ideas to move forward. Colleagues see me as subject matter expert, and appreciate my ability to explain technical concepts into business language. I spend a lot of time understanding business needs to ensure IT/Security efforts align with and are driven by business value.
In a nutshell, my passion for IT Security is coupled with a determination for execution and results. I’m the technical leader who loves working with Security professionals and Technology experts to find ways to benefit the business. This is what I do best and love most.
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.