Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Sept. 19 - Using Strong Processes to Counter Emerging Cyber Threats


Welcome to the 2016-2017 season of NY SPIN, New York’s Software and Systems Process Improvement Network. We are pleased to be starting the season as a joint event with NYMISSA, the New York Metro Chapter of the Information Systems Security Association. The topic is: Using Strong Processes to Counter Emerging Cyber Threats. This will be a panel discussion and an expanded event. We are starting earlier than usual, so pay attention to the details below.

Please note this event is on a Monday.

NY SPIN is also pleased to announce that Wells Fargo Advisors will be our exclusive venue host this season, so all meetings will be in the same location.

All discounts ends @ 5pm 9/18. Full price after that.


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Using Strong Processes to Counter Emerging Cyber Threats
Presenter:Panel Discussion
Date:Sept 19, 2016 (MONDAY)
Time:5:00pm Networking
5:30pm Event
8:00 More networking
Location:Wells Fargo Advisors
*There will also be a brief presentation by Ronan Cox before the main presentation.

Come for the information.
Come for the networking.
Come for the refreshments.
Come for the door prizes.

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Using Strong Processes to Counter Emerging Cyber Threats

Information Security is establishing its place among the chief of concerns at the executive level. Information Security is widely recognized as a strategic discipline, requiring formal and holistic processes.  These processes and the technologies they rely on are subject to change and enhancement, given the evolving nature of threats and risks to the enterprise.

What are Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) and their information security personnel to do when facing the evolving threat landscape and, simultaneously, demands from enterprise leaders (and customers) to achieve the highest levels of integrity, confidentiality, and availability?  Experienced CISOs understand these challenges and rise above them to achieve organizational objectives and operational excellence. They seek out the latest and greatest in point solutions, while enhancing and evolving their processes to pivot and adjust to the evolving threat landscape.

Attendees will walk away with the following:
  • An understanding of the current threat landscape and emerging threats.
  • Perspective as to where processes break down and require enhancement.
  • Process improvements that have been identified as effective and valuable in the field.


(In alphabetical order)
Jay is a Managing Director and the Chief Information Security Officer for Blackstone since joining in May 2012 where he also oversees the Blackstone Portfolio Company Information Risk & Security Community. Prior to joining Blackstone, Jay established, built and headed up global information risk and security programs for Equifax and Nokia. Over the past 20 years, Jay has also worked as a product manager as well as a consultant to numerous telecom companies, government agencies and financial institutions assisting them with business development, strategic planning and architectural design required to meet their information risk and security objectives. He also acts as an industry advisor for information security organizations and government agencies, and he currently serves as a Board Director for Optiv Security, RedOwl Analytics, CyberGRX and the NY Metro ISSA Chapter, Board Observer for Cylance and Phantom Cyber and on the Advisory Board for iSIGHT Partners and Risk IO.

Brian Lozada, CISSP
Brian is the Chief Information Security Officer for ZocDoc.  Previously, Brian was the Chief Information Security Officer for Abacus Group, the largest cloud provider within the financial services sector. He was responsible for the development and maintenance of Abacus’s information security program. Prior to joining Abacus, Brian was Chief Information Security Officer at Condé Nast, where he was responsible for overseeing the security and risk management for all digital and technology operations. He led the company’s integration of information security efforts in the development of next-generation digital products and services. Brian has held several senior information security management positions at Sony Music Entertainment, and Vonage. He is CISSP certified and has a B.S. in Information Security and an M.S. in Homeland Security from Monmouth University. With over 15 years of experience developing and maintaining information security programs for some of the world’s top brands, his vision and drive have been instrumental in promoting information security within any business workflow across several industries.

Keith O’Sullivan
Keith is the Global Head (CISO) and VP of information Security for Time Inc. In this capacity, Keith leads the strategic Information Security direction for one of the largest branded media companies in the world. The Time Inc. brand reaches more than 140 million people each month across multiple print and digital platforms. Keith has over 15 years of Information Security experience and is a thought leader in his field. Keith's expertise and knowledge spans many Information Security disciplines including emerging defense in-depth technologies, innovative cloud security solutions and Intelligence surrounding insider threats. Keith's security leadership supports innovative DevSecOps models and building diverse security teams in many industries including media, insurance, consulting and technology.


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(Between Lexington Ave and Third Ave - Near Grand Central Station)

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Grand Central Station/42nd Street:
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Various commuter rail lines that go to Grand Central Station
Other subway options:
42nd Street/Bryant Park (6th Ave/Ave of the Americas):
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Too far to walk from here unless you allow lots of time and don't mind walking clear across town:
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