CSO’s Future of Cybersecurity Summit

Smart Choices in a Fast-Changing World

June 8, 2023

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In a time when businesses heavily rely on digital infrastructure, the relentless rise of cyber threats such as cybercrime, ransomware, and phishing poses significant challenges. These threats are further intensified by economic fluctuations and a persistent shortage of security expertise. Navigating this intricate and high-stakes landscape becomes crucial to determine how resources should be optimally allocated.

Fortunately, CSO’s Future of Cybersecurity is here to provide assistance in traversing this terrain. Our comprehensive playbook offers invaluable guidance to help you make informed decisions, effectively manage risk, and prepare for breach incidents while educating your organization. Armed with these essential tools, you can develop resilience in the face of today’s volatile environment. Explore the latest advancements in defense mechanisms and gain insights on strategically investing your hard-earned security budget. Furthermore, we will illuminate forthcoming developments, including the risks associated with emerging technologies like generative AI and quantum computing.

Allow us to be your compass as you navigate the complexities of safeguarding your digital assets and ensuring your organization’s security.


Featured Speaker

Greg Barnes

CISO, Highmark Healthcare

Greg Barnes is a Vice President in the Global Information Protection (GIP) organization, and Amgen’s Chief Information Security Officer (CISO). Prior to joining Amgen in December 2016, Mr. Barnes worked within the Blue Cross and Blue Shield (“BCBS”) system of plans in multiple roles, the latest of which were as the Chief Information Security Officer for Horizon BCBS of New Jersey, and a principal advisor to the national BCBS Association Board of Directors on Cyber Security matters.

Prior to his time at BCBS, Mr. Barnes worked for Lucent Technologies as a Managing Principal, leading multiple highly skilled teams in the design of advanced technology networks for large telecommunications companies such as MCI/Worldcom, as well as conducting numerous security design, test, and program management engagements for Exxon, Washington Mutual, Cisco, State Farm, Williams Communications, Walmart, and others.

Mr. Barnes has over 30 years of experience in the security industry. He began his career in the United States Air Force, where he managed classified intelligence and cyber operations
systems. Mr. Barnes is Vice Chair to the Board of the Health Information Sharing and Analysis Center (H-ISAC), and currently chairs the HHS (Healthcare Human Services) Cyber Working Group on Intellectual Property Protection.

Mr. Barnes received his Bachelor of Science degree in Information Technology from University of Phoenix and his Master of Science degree in Information Assurance from the
National Security Agency-designated Center of Academic Excellence in Advanced Cyber Operations at Northeastern University.

Ann Marie Sastry

President & CEO

Lena Smart


Ed Ventham


Michelle Abraham

Research Director
Security & Trust Group, IDC

Michael Hill

CSO Online

Julia King

Contributing Editor, Computerworld/CIO
Foundry, an IDG Inc. company

CSO’s Cybersecurity sponsorship opportunities

From ransomware to nation-state attacks, phishing, and system hacks, security exploits can hobble an organization and put its reputation at risk. Participate as a sponsor of CSO’s Cybersecurity summit to connect with IT security leaders actively seeking the right mix of products and services to protect their organization proactively.

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June 8, 2023