Jackson Hole 2023

August 20 - August 23, 2023

2023 Agenda

Sunday, August 20th, Seven Cabins

SINET will provide transportation to all planned activities except to and from the airport. Jackson is a small community and Uber is not recommended – prearranging a taxi to take you to and from the airport is advised. We recommend the below companies.

Jackson Hole Taxi (307) 699-3369
Teton Mountain Taxi (307) 699-7969
Andrew (Transportation Service) (307) 699-8455

7:00 PM – 9:30 PM

    • Welcome Reception, Seven Cabins, National Elk Refuge (arrival details will be emailed)
    • Campfire BBQ
    • Music
    • A fly fishing instructor will be on-site for a sneak peak of Tuesday’s activities

    Cars will be available on a rolling basis to take you back to your hotel

Day One
Monday, August 21st – The Wort Hotel and Diamond Cross Ranch

8:00 AM – 8:30 AM

Light Breakfast, The Wort Hotel

8:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Thought Leadership Workshop, The Jackson Room at The Wort Hotel
There will be a light breakfast available at 8:00am. Program will begin promptly at 8:30am.

Challenges to Robust Identity & Authentication Solutions with Jeff Lunglhofer, CISO, Coinbase and Carey Frey, Chief Security Officer, TELUS
Discussion Points
–  Strong authentication – corporate vs. consumer user adoption
–  Current and evolving threats from social engineering, including Gen AI
–  Major threat actors (Lapus, 0ktapus, Scattered Spider, etc.)
–  Concentration risks
–  Practical Solutions – What can we do today to improve?

State of Cloud 2023 and Beyond with Ryan Kazanciyan, Chief Information Security Officer, Wiz
This session will delve into analysis of current trends in cloud usage such as multi-cloud, use of managed services and more. In addition, we will highlight notable cloud risks based on our insights from supporting Fortune 500 enterprise cloud and government environments.

Managing Attack Surfaces During Budget and Talent Restraints with Rob Gurzeev, CEO & Co-Founder, CyCognito and Troy Wilkinson, CISO, Interpublic Group
Attack surfaces continue to grow with increased complexity during a time when there are more budget and talent constraints. In this session, we will engage in an open dialogue that will share models to enhance risk management opportunities: approaches to prioritize efforts and better measure our current state and desired future state, and how to quantify the impact of our risk by knowing what we are doing well or not doing well.

Discussion Points
–  Discuss typical practitioner priorities across key domains: endpoint protection, vulnerability management, cloud security, and compliance.
–  A conversation on your priorities: how one comes up with them and justifies these decisions with management.
–  Discuss the principle of Path of Least Resistance. What it means for risk leaders to increase their findings in order to better protect their weak spots.
–  Share productive and effective approaches that can help quantify knowledge gained in order to make solid and measured risk-based decisions.

The Future of Work with Mike Sullivan, Chief Revenue Officer, Talon
Today’s emerging technologies and geopolitical trends are shaping how we work, and security priorities must be shifted to create a secure and efficient workplace during a time of rapid change. This discussion will explore:
–  During a time of remote work, what are the implications of increased personal device usage, reliance on third parties, and a decrease in commercial offices being utilized?
–  Benefits and drawbacks of using personal devices versus corporate shipped laptops.
–  The impact of supply chain on security and lost efficiencies.
–  The need for cost-saving models during times of market uncertainties that call for reduced budgets and some form of ROI.
–  Geopolitical impacts on attack trends: What trends are most prevalent across industries today, and what defensive and proactive measures are most effective?

CISO Job Risks and the Role of Strong Employment Agreements, D&O Insurance, Liability, and Corporate Policies with Brian Fricke, CISO, City National Bank of Florida
In this session, we will delve into the vital topic of mitigating risks through strong employment agreements, D&O insurance, liability management, and use of corporate policies. We will explore how robust agreements establish clear roles, responsibilities, and protections. Additionally, we will discuss the significance of D&O insurance, liability considerations, shaping of corporate policies, and the alignment of CISO to the Organization before, during, and after a breach.

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

Lunch, The Wort Hotel

1:30 PM – 2:15 PM

Free time to explore historic Jackson Square

2:15 PM

Please meet in front of the Wort Hotel. Sprinter vans to Diamond Cross Ranch will depart promptly at 2:30 PM.

3:15 PM – 4:30 PM

Embrace your Inner Cowboy with activities like archery, horse wrangling, and hatchet throwing… Or just sit and enjoy the view!

4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Thought Leadership Workshop, Diamond Cross Ranch

CISO Well-being and Resiliency with Carey Frey, Chief Security Officer, TELUS
A growing security risk to organizations is the health and well-being of the CISOs. Numerous studies in 2023 have identified the average CISO tenure of being only 18-24 months. Another study found the health of 60% of CISOs is being affected by stress and 53% suffer from job burnout.

Organizational behaviour and psychometric leadership assessments are routinely used in executive talent management and can be tuned to the unique challenges faced by CISOs. A facilitated discussion based on deep personal experience will explore strategies and best practices for CISOs to develop strong personal resiliency in the face of the mounting challenges facing the professionals who serve in these important roles.

5:30 PM – 6:30 PM

Horse Whispering: “Enhancing Leadership & Communication Skills While Building Trust” with Grant Golliher, Resident Cowboy & Owner, Diamond Cross Ranch

Horse Whispering is a method of communication based on techniques derived from observation of free-roaming horses, and rejecting abusive training methods. During a typical one-hour demonstration, Grant works with a troubled horse in front of the audience, explaining the principles he is using to build confidence in the horse.

Grant’s work with the horse provides a framework to help individuals better understand their own challenges. Horse whispering teaches leadership skills, communication, and trust.  It reveals truths about the natural world that can be applied to business, self-improvement and relationships. By applying the lessons we teach, you can dramatically change yourself and those around you for the better.

6:30 PM – 7:00 PM

Cocktails, Diamond Cross Ranch

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Dinner, Music, and Campfire, Diamond Cross Ranch

Day Two
Tuesday, August 22nd – Snake River

8:00am – 3:00pm

Fly Fishing on the Snake River. You must purchase a fishing license for $14 prior to this activity.
Instructions for license and other fishing details.

7:30 pm – 9:00pm

Reception & Dinner, The Cloudveil Rooftop


Million Dollar Cowboy Bar

Depart: Wednesday, August 23rd

SINET will provide transportation to all planned activities except to and from the airport. Jackson is a small community and Uber is not recommended – prearranging a taxi to take you to and from the airport is advised. We recommend the below companies.

Jackson Hole Taxi (307) 699-3369
Teton Mountain Taxi (307) 699-7969
Andrew (Transportation Service) (307) 699-8455