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December 7 - 10, 2020
Virtual Event

Black Hat Executive Summit

Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Black Hat Executive Summit offers CISOs and other cybersecurity executives an opportunity to hear from a variety of industry experts who are helping to shape this next generation of information security strategy. The program dissects the latest technologies designed to stay ahead of sophisticated adversaries and provide a peek into future platforms; we'll outline the next-level skills and strategies CISOs need to bolster their relevance and we'll discuss the latest techniques for maintaining a proactive approach to data protection.

For CISOs and executives looking to transform from a mere manager of information into a corporate champion of business growth, it's imperative to stay on top of the latest insight. That journey begins at the Black Hat Executive Summit.

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*Please note: In order to create an open and candid environment that promotes the sharing of ideas, thoughts, and discussion, the Executive Summit will follow Chatham House Rule; neither media nor event coverage is permitted. This program was designed for executive security practitioners; solution providers and vendor attendees are limited to event sponsors.


Time Session Theme
10:00 - 10:15 AM Introductory Remarks
  • Jeff Moss, Founder, Black Hat + Def Con
  • Steve Wylie, General Manager, Black Hat
10:20 - 10:50 AM Panel: Building Your Team
  • Karla Reffold, Founder, BeecherMadden
  • Quentyn Taylor, Director of Information Security, Canon Europe
  • Tor Macleod, Director, Via Resource
  • Chris Ensor, Deputy Director for Cyber Skills and Growth, National Cyber Security Center
  • moderator: Jane Frankland, Managing Director, Director & Founder, Cyber Security Capital,
    Accenture, Tech Talent Academy, & IN Security Movement
11:20 - 11:40 AM Budget Setting with a 5 Year View
  • Robert Coles, Director, Cumberland House
12:00 - 12:30 PM Ransomware: Summer of 2020
  • Raj Samani, Chief Scientist, McAfee
1:00 - 1:30 PM Privacy vs Security
  • Rowenna Fielding, CEO/Founder, Miss IG Geek Ltd
  • Christian Toon, CISO, Pinsent Masons
2:00 - 2:30 PM Effective Securitiy: Why Standardisation Can Be a Bad Idea
  • Greg van der Gaast
3:00 - 3:30 PM Panel: Professionalization of the CIO/CISO
  • Adrian Davis, Principal Consultant, HBS
  • Amanda Finch, CEO, CIISec
  • Becky Pinkard, CISO, Aldermore Bank
  • James Gosnold, Head of Security, CloudKubed
  • moderator: Gareth Corfield, Reporter, The Register
4:00 - 4:30 PM Black Hat Briefings Preview
  • Daniel Cuthbert, Global Head of Cyber Security Research, Banco Santander

Advisory Board

Dr. Jessica Barker
Daniel Barriuso
Daniel Cuthbert
Jane Frankland
Phil Huggins
Darrin Johansen
Quentyn Taylor


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