CISO Alliances Session Information

Date: Thursday, 1st September 2022

Time: 8:00am – 14:30pm

Venue:  Verona 1, The Pivot

Location:  Montecasino Boulevard, Fourways, Johannesburg, 2055, South Africa

The Alliances chapter is a gathering consists of business risk, information and cyber security leaders who have been highlighted as being able to offer value in terms of content and influence. It is designed to form alliances and to drive progressive change in the business world and beyond.

The content and format is designed to talk together, learn better and experience more. 

Format: Up to 40 Leaders debating pertinent, real life issues through the form of open forums, workshops and  Panels.

Outcomes:

  1. Depth achieved around business objectives where the opportunity of experience within the attendees is leveraged
  2. Benchmarking and verification of thought processes outside of existing networks i.e. the broader CISO Alliances community
  3. Industry progression and unity in impacting the challenges of the common business objectives
  4. Not corporate flag waiving or sales pitches.  We insist, do that elsewhere.

Themes:

Understand the purpose of the day, order of the day and your role throughout the day

Third Party Risk for a connected ecosystem

Data Security: Understanding the Threat within

Mind the Gap – impacting the skills gap quicker

What do Boards want to see?

Any other business and carrying on the conversation to the post-alliances

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Chapter Order of the Day

0800 am
Networking

Registration

0840 am
Chapter Opening

Welcome Remarks

Session Leader: Leigh Thomas, Director – CISO Alliances

Session Outcome: Understand the purpose of the day, order of the day and your role throughout the day

0845 am
The Warm Up

Quiz

Session Leader: Jaco Swanepoel, Senior Cyber Response Analyst – Absa Group Ltd

CISO Alliances Quiz Master

Session Theme Title: Test your knowledge

Session Overview and Synopsis: Short Quiz on the Recent Breaches which we Should have Learnt from

Session Outcome: Identify the most powerful CISO Alliances Member Quiz Mind

0900 am
Session 1
Workshop

Session Leader: Robin Barnwell

Session Builders: 

Nadia Veeren-Patel

Oscar Stark

Steve Jump

Zakiyya Cassimjee

Session Theme Title: Third Party Risk for a connected ecosystem

Session Overview and Synopsis:

Businesses are becoming more connected and dependent on 3rd parties.

This interconnected ecosystem means that 3rd party risk management has to evolve.

  • Have point-in-time risk assessments evolved to assess the changing ecosystem risks?
  • Have legal / regulatory obligations improved the quality of risk assessments?
  • How do you scale 3rd party risk management in smaller organisations?

Session Outcome: 

This open discussion will pose these questions and more and leave the audience with some practical approaches on how to start or mature their 3rd party risk programme.

1030 am
Networking Break

Catch up on any pertinent matters at work, take a break

1050 am
Session 2
Customer Insights

Session Leaders:

Martin Nortje

Fallon Steyn

Chris Denbigh-White

Session Theme Title: Data Security: Understanding the Threat within

Some insight into Qush Security – https://techcentral.co.za/qush-infosec-prevention-always-better-than-cure-qusprom/214118/

1135 am
Session 3
Workshop

1230 pm
Networking Lunch

Location: Punchinello’s Restaurant, Southern Sun Montecasino

1315 pm
The Warm Up
Quiz

Session Leader: Jaco Swanepoel, Senior Cyber Response Analyst – Absa Group Ltd

CISO Alliances Quiz Master

Session Theme Title: Test your knowledge

Session Overview and Synopsis: Short Quiz on the Recent Breaches which we Should have Learnt from

Session Outcome: Identify the most powerful CISO Alliances Member Quiz Mind

1330 pm
Session 4
Open Forum

Session Leaders:

Oscar Stark

Zakiyya Cassimjee

Session Theme Title: What do Boards want to see?

Session Overview and Synopsis:

Conversation at Board level often deal with various dynamics. Regularly the CISO is prepared to account for how the risk landscape is changing > how the Information Security and Cyber strategy is designed to address it > what actions are underway to reduce risk in the environment > to how well the controls are performing.  But these might not be adequate to deal with some of the more probing realities that the board wants to understand.

In this session we will draw on the collectives experience to help frame what are some of the less appreciated aspects to cover in a board engagement, and help make the information security and cyber conversation more relatable to business.

Session Outcomes:

  1. Shared experiences around what boards are looking
  2. Distilled guiding framework for approaching board engagement

Post Session Networking

At the Deck at Southern Sun Montecasino