CSO’s Future of Cybersecurity Summit

Mitigating Risk and Maximizing ROI

December 7, 2023

The growing sophistication of cyberattacks continuously being launched requires a dynamic and mature cyber defense posture. Security leaders are under greater pressure to transform their infosec programs while recognizing that cybersecurity is not completely immune from budgetary pressures.

CSO’s Future of Cybersecurity is here to help you find the most effective balance between mitigating risk and maximizing return on investment. You’ll hear future-looking keynote speakers, peer case studies, and research analysts’ data-driven information to help you prioritize your hard-won security dollars. We’ll address the ongoing security talent issues, the growing role of regulations across the globe, and the risks and opportunities related to AI and generative AI.


Don’t miss this opportunity to join peers discussing topics such as

  • Privacy and data security
  • Data as the enabling infrastructure for security AI
  • Prioritizing equipment modernization and hygiene
  • Managing the security skills gap
  • Establishing a secure, robust, and resilient IT environment

Featured Speaker

Greg Barnes

Highmark Healthcare

Greg Barnes is Chief Information Security Officer of Highmark Healthcare, which operates health insurance plans in Pennsylvania, Delaware, and West Virginia. Barnes has more than 30 years of experience in the security industry. He joined Highmark after serving as CISO of the biopharmaceutical company Amgen from 2016 to 2022. He worked within the Blue Cross and Blue Shield (“BCBS”) system of plans in multiple roles, the latest of which were CISO for Horizon BCBS of New Jersey, and a principal advisor to the national BCBS Association Board of Directors on cybersecurity matters.

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 security design, test, and program management engagements for Exxon, Washington Mutual, Cisco, State Farm, Williams Communications, Walmart, and others.

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

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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December 7, 2023