Topic: The rise of the vCISO – Determining if fractional information security leadership is the right fit for your organization
In the past 5 years the Information Security industry has experienced a rise in the number of firms and individuals offering fractional leadership and governance offerings, especially to medium and small-sized client organizations who may not have the resources (team size, funding, etc.) to build out and mature a robust program. These virtual (v) a.k.a. vCISOs are representing a growing presence in the information security ecosphere.
Ninety minute program. Moderator and panel will introduce themselves (15m). Moderator will summarize panel talks for the audience and have two to three planned questions to start the panel discussion (60m). Questions and answer session (15m).
Panel will largely address the difference between an in-house CISO and vCISO and pros/cons of each, with an emphasis on the unique advantages of the vCISO model. The moderator and panel will also address general security topics and their approach to solving them.
What is a fractional or vCISO?
Why do we need a CISO?
How do we create value?
What are the challenges for a vCISO?
Dissemination of business information regarding the use of vCISO consultants and agencies
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Matthew DeChant, (CISSP) CEO at MD3 Consulting
Glenn Kapetansky, Chief Security Officer and Technology Capability Lead, Trexin
Kevin Novak, Managing Director, Breakwater Solutions
Michael Phillips, Co-Founder VSEC LLC
David Tyree, Managing Advisor, Youngtree Advisors LLC
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