Cyber Security Summit 2019

Gurney’s Newport Resort & Marina, Newport, RI
July 10, 2019 - July 12, 2019

18 days left

Opal’s Cyber Security Summit brings together professionals with varied viewpoints on cybersecurity issues to hear from experts, learn about trends and discuss actionable solutions.

The intention of this event is to support the continuing evolution of cyber defenses for businesses and organizations that drive our economy and our communities.

Now, more than ever, there is an abundance of information and technology assets to defend than ever before, while at the same time there are greater privacy concerns and threats have become more sophisticated.

In addition to our annual Summit, this year we are hosting concurrent events on Financial Innovations and Payments and Healthcare IT & Analytics.

Those attending most likely understand the scope of the cyber security issues being faced by now. We’ve chosen speakers who grasp current threats and will provide takeaways and actionable strategies you can use today. We hope you will leave feeling empowered and eager to bring that energy back to your colleagues to bolster a sense of confidence for tackling this monumental 21st century challenge.

This event is a collaboration, which includes contributions from our speakers and vital support from our sponsors. Please take time to visit with them.

Why Attend:
• Learn from respected security experts from around the world on how to protect your business from cyber attacks during panels & round table discussions.
• Evaluate demonstrations from top solution providers that can best protect your enterprise from the latest threats.
• Engage, Network, Socialize & Share with fellow powerful business leaders, C-Suite executives & professionals.
• Opal’s Cyber Security Summit maintains an intimate, non-trade show like environment set within a luxury venue.
• Cyber Crime is one of the fastest growing threats to businesses. Make plans to secure your critical infrastructure.

To request our current agenda, participant list and sponsors

Speaker List Current as of June 21, 2019

11:00 AM

Registration and Exhibit Set Up

12:00 PM

Sailing Excursion

3:00 PM

Opening Remarks

3:15 PM

Standalone Session


Credit Card Cybersecurity – Insights to Help Safeguard Your Multichannel Business

Larry Brennan, SVP Merchant Data Security and Cybersecurity Director, Bank of America Merchant Services

4:00 PM

Standalone Session

Stephen Fridakis, Chief Information Security Officer, HBO

4:30 PM

The Current State & Outlook of the Cyber Security Landscape

  • Trends, Drivers and Impacts

Terra Carnrike-Granata, SeniorVice President and Director of Information Security, NBT Bank


Adrian Peters, Managing Director and Chief Technology Risk Officer, BNY Mellon

Rebekah Wilke, Director of Business Enablement, Swimlane

Lou Steinberg, Founder & Managing Partner, CTM Insights, LLC

Lisa Lee, Chief Security Advisor & Global Lead for Financial Services, Microsoft

Ron Ford, Regional Cybersecurity Advisor, New England Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency

Amir Sternhell, Chief Strategy Officer, Sertainty Corporation

5:15 PM

Cybersecurity: Deep Dive into the New SEC Regulations— What Lawyers Need to Know for their Clients and for the Board


This panel will provide an introduction to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). During this presentation, panelists will analyze key developments in SEC enforcement and notable events from the last year, and will discuss what to look for in 2019 and beyond. Panelists will discuss securities laws and practices, providing a foundation for attorney and business/compliance professionals.


Avi Gesser, Partner, Davis Polk & Wardell LLP

David Cass, Chief Information Security Officer, Cloud & SaaS Operational Services, IBM

6:00 PM

Navigating Uncharted Territory: a CISO’s guide to finding calm in the storm

Phillip Miller, Head of Infrastructure & CISO, Brooks Brothers

6:20 PM

Welcome Reception

7:30 AM

Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:25 AM

Opening Remarks

8:30 AM

Standalone Session


10 Actions Needed to address Cyber Security Challenges

Gregory Wilshusen, Director of Information Security Issues, Government Accountability Office, US

9:00 AM

Investing in Cyber Security


Michael Steed, Founder & Managing Partner, Paladin Capital Group


Gur Talpaz, Managing Director, Stifel

Allison Pan, Vice President of the Emerging Risks Practice, JLT Specialty USA

Jeanette Wade, Chief Financial Officer, Ascentria Care Alliance

Jay Leek, Managing Director, ClearSky Security

Lana Knop, Senior Director of Product Management, Symantec

Yoav Tzruya, General Partner, JVP (Jerusalem Venture Partners)

Andrew Robinson, Managed Services Leader, Envision Technology Advisors

9:45 AM

Identity & Privacy

  • Why good privacy is good for business
  • Examining the relationship between and overlaps in authentication vs. identity vs. transactional information

TBA, OneTrust

Orrie Dinstein, Global Chief Privacy Officer, Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc.

Helen Beckschi, Vice President, US Privacy Lead, Wells Fargo

Norma Krayem, Sr. Policy Advisor, Chair, Global Cybersecurity & Privacy Policy and Regulatory Team, Holland & Knight

10:30 AM

Networking Break

10:45 AM

Machine Learning & AI


Marc Crudgington, CISO; SVP Information Security, Woodforest National Bank


Doug Lhotka, Cyber Security ArchitectExecutive Security Architect, IBM

Michael Meyer, Chief Risk Officer & Chief Security Officer, MRS BPO, LLC

Gautam Gupta, Business Information Security Officer, PWC

Anthony Scriffignano, SVP, Chief Data Scientist, Dun & Bradstreet

11:30 AM

Governance, Risk & Compliance / Cyber Risk Quantification


Kevin Beauregard, Director of Sales, Sertainty


Tommy Gardner, Chief Technology Officer, HP Federal

Adam Isles, Principal, The Chertoff Group

Linda Milburn-Pyle, Chief Audit Executive/Chief Risk Officer, Advance Auto Parts

TBA, OneTrust

Russell Proulx, Chief Information Security Officer, Zelis Healthcare

Joanna Fields, Principal, Aplomb Strategies

12:15 PM


1:15 PM

Standalone Session


Securing our Success: Public-Private Partnership in Cybersecurity

Hala V. Furst, Director, Cybersecurity and Innovation, Office of Partnership and Engagement, Department of Homeland Security

1:45 PM

Phishing, Hackers & Threats


Dan Gortze, Chief Privacy Officer, Cumberland Farms

Richard Siena, CTO, Gorilla Toolz Inc.

Anthony Torntore, Assistant United States Attorney, District of New Jersey

2:30 PM

Security around Blockchain Technologies


Parveen Malik, VP Corporate Information Security – Global, State Street Corporation

Brandon Swafford, Senior Vice President, Chief Information Security Officer, Webster Bank

Karl Weaver, OEM Biz Dev Manager-Asia-Pacific, Rivetz Corp

3:00 PM


3:30 PM

Networking Break

3:45 PM

Closing the Skills Gap & Workforce Challenges


Deidre Diamond, Founder & CEO, CyberSN


Frederick Scholl, Cyber Security Program Director, Quinnipiac University

Lawrence Wilson, Senior Consultant, University Information Technology Services, UMass Office of the President

Dara Meath, Divisional CIO, Conair Corporate

Marc Crudgington, CISO; SVP Information Security, Woodforest National Bank

Alexander, Niejelow, Senior Vice President for Cybersecurity Coordination and Advocacy, Mastercard

4:30 PM

Quantum Information Science

  • Preparing for the Quantum Break: The Coming Day When Quantum Computers Breaks Cryptography

Lisa Seim, Principal, Strategic Exchanges


Mark Jackson, Scientific Lead of Business Development, Cambridge Quantum Computing

Roger Grimes, Data Driven Security Evangelist, KnowBe4

Arun Savkur, Chairman, The Savkur Family Office (SFO)

5:15 PM

Standalone Session

Lisa C. Holman, Deputy Chief Information Security Officer, United States Postal Service

5:45 PM

Standalone Session


Why the FBI Can’t Stop Cybercrime and How You Can

Jeff Lanza, Retired FBI Agent, The Lanza Group

6:15 PM

Networking Cocktail Reception


Sponsored by: Invest Northern Ireland

8:00 AM

Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:10 AM

Opening Remarks

9:15 AM

Standalone Session


City of Fort Lauderdale Cyber Security

Mike Maier, Chief Technology Officer and Director of the Information Technology Services Department, City of Fort Lauderdale

9:45 AM

Evolution of the CISO


Marc Crudgington, CISO; SVP Information Security, Woodforest National Bank


Wes Knight, Chief Information Security Officer, Georgia Department of Revenue

Rob Sherman, Chief Information Security Officer, American Tower

Darrell Jones, CISO, Ares Management, L.P.

Ron Ford, Regional Cybersecurity Advisor, New England Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency

Katherine Kuehn, US CEO, Senseon

9:45 AM

Mobile & IoT Security

  • Why to current security models fail with IoT?
  • What are IoT Ecosystems and why are they critical for security?

Kristie Pfosi, Senior Manager, Automotive Cyber Security, Mitsubishi Electric Automotive America, Inc.

Babak Pasdar, CEO, Acreto IoT Security

Arun Savkur, Chairman, The Savkur Family Office (SFO)

10:30 AM

Cloud Security & Virtualization


Brook Schoenfield, Master Security Architect, IOActive

Diane McCracken, Executive Vice President and Chief Security Officer, Customers Bancorp, Inc.

11:15 AM

Key Takeaways


Incident Response – What to do Before, During and After a Breach


Robert Litt, Of Counsel, Morrison & Foerster LLP


David Hale, Chief Privacy Officer & Deputy General Counsel, TD Ameritrade

Ariella Lester, Lead Network Engineer, AriZona® Beverages

12:00 PM

Cyber Security Summit Concludes

Gurney’s Newport Resort & Marina
1 Goat Island Newport, RI 02840
Newport, RI

Rooms Rates
King Bed $349
Double / Double $349
*Exclusive of 13% tax & $1.00 Newport Tourism Assessment per night.

• Rooms are available only to those participants who are registered conference attendees.
• Rooms will not be guaranteed without a credit card.
• Rooms are allocated on a first come first serve basis. Room types/rates are subject to availability.
• The name on the form will be the name of the guest room.

Registration Pricing

Standard $1995
Government $695
End User $695

Sponsorship, Exhibition & Speaking Opportunities 212.532.9898
  • Navigating the Cyber Security Landscape: Today & Beyond
  • Investing in Cyber Security
  • Identity & Privacy
  • Machine Learning & AI
  • Hackers & Threats
  • Governance, Risk & Compliance
  • Mobile & IoT Security
  • Application Security & DevOps
  • Phishing
  • And more!
  • Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs)
  • Chief Information Officers (CIOs)
  • Chief Security Officers (CSOs)
  • Chief Information Risk Officers (CIROs)
  • Chief Technology Officers (CTOs)
  • Chief Privacy Officers (CPOs)
  • Privacy Professionals
  • Security Professionals
  • Attorneys
  • Academics
  • Technologists
  • Policymakers
  • Chief Compliance Officer
  • Security Leaders
  • Risk Leaders
  • BCM/DR Leaders
  • IT Governance Leaders
  • Application Leaders
  • Enterprise Architects
  • Security Architects
  • Engineers & Developers
  • Consultants
  • Service Providers
  • Investors
  • VC/PE firms