SINETSilicon Valley 2022


2022 Agenda

March 24, 2022

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM

Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30 AM – 5:30 PM

General Session
Hahn Auditorium

8:30 AM – 8:35 AM

Opening Remarks
Robert Rodriguez, Chairman & Founder, SINET

8:35 AM – 9:15 AM

What Will Next-Gen Cloud Look Like? Is Security Keeping Pace With Digital Transformation?
: This panel will discuss the digital transformation journey from infrastructure as a service, to serverless computing, to platform as a service and how enterprise security teams can surf the wave of change as an integral partner with the business and IT.
– How do you overcome the unique challenges of protecting a multi-cloud environment?
– Velocity of risk is higher with SaaS, so how are you bringing together functions that previously didn’t sit together – dev, ops, sec — with seamless response patterns to build resilience?
– Security can fuel innovation versus hamper it: Zero Trust architecture improving user experience, speed to innovate, for example.
– How can we increase visibility that helps ensure security is keeping pace with our digital transformation journeys?
Jim Pflaging, Founder & Managing Partner, Cynergy Partners
Jerry Archer, SVP/Chief Security Officer, Sallie Mae
Taher Elgamal, Chief Technology Officer, Salesforce
Sameer Malhotra, Chief Executive Officer, TrueFort
Ramy Houssaini, Group Chief Privacy Officer, BNP Paribas
Shehzad Merchant, Chief Technology Officer, Gigamon

9:15 AM – 9:55 AM

Mitigating Risk to the Third Party Supply Chain: What Does the Future Look Like?
Mark Weatherford, Chief Strategy Officer, AlertEnterprise
Brian Harrell, Vice President and Chief Security Officer, AVANGRID
Tim Brown, Chief Information Security Officer, SolarWinds
Aruneesh Salhotra, Global Head of Application Security, Nomura
Frank Cilluffo, Director, Auburn University McCrary Institute for Cyber and Critical Infrastructure Security
Michael Montoya, SVP & CISO, Equinix

9:55 AM – 10:30 AM

The Great Resignation
Abstract: The “Great Resignation” is a phenomenon coined by the media related to large numbers of employees quitting their jobs during the pandemic. Has this phenomenon impacted the Cybersecurity industry, and if so, how? This panel will explore the implied risks of mass resignations, mental health, morale, and what companies can do to manage the trend.
Troy Wilkinson, Global Director of Cybersecurity Operations, Interpublic Group
Nick Shevelyov, Chief Security Officer, SVB
Christian Thompson, Deputy CISO, Novi Financial
Jason Ruger, Chief Information Security Officer (Lenovo) and Head of IT (Mobile Business Group), Motorola
Jimmy Sanders, Head of Information Security, Netflix DVD
Jason Lish, Chief Security Officer, Lumen

10:30 AM – 10:40 AM


10:40 AM – 10:55 AM

SINET Annual Impact Award Presentation & Interview
Honoree To Be Announced

10:55 AM – 11:35 AM

Keynote Address
Cathy Benko Board Member, Nike, SolarWinds, and WorkBoard & Former Vice Chairman & Managing Principal, Deloitte
Keynote Speakers:
Alejandro N. Mayorkas, Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security
Michelle Zatlyn, Co-founder, President & COO, Cloudflare
George Kurtz, CEO, CrowdStrike

11:35 AM – 12:15 PM

Why is Cybersecurity So Hard? 20 Years of Trying and Billions of Dollars: Why Are We Still Struggling?
Abstract: If it were measured as a country, cybercrime inflict damages would be in the range of $6 trillion USD globally in 2021 — the world’s third-largest economy after the U.S. and China.
The cybersecurity market grew by roughly 35x over the last decade and VCs predict global spending on cybersecurity products and services will exceed $1 trillion cumulatively over the five-year period from 2017 to 2021. Why are we failing to address the problem? What would be a new approach or paradigm to change the game?
Fritz Wetschnig, Chief Information Security Officer & Chief Data Privacy Officer, Flex
Joe Levy, Chief Technology Officer, Sophos
Abhishek Agarwal, CISO & Head of IT, Helix
Justin Somaini, Chief Security Officer, Unity Technologies
David Smith, Assistant Director for the Office of Investigations, United States Secret Service
Pavi Ramamurthy, Chief Information Security Officer, Upstart

12:15 PM – 1:05 PM


1:05 PM – 1:45 PM

Modern-Day Security Communications between Board Members, CIOs, and CISOs
Rajeev Chand, Partner and Head of Research, Wing Venture Capital
George D DeCesare, Senior Vice President, Chief Technology Risk Officer, Kaiser Permanente
Christa Quarles, Board Member, Kimberly-Clark and Affirm & CEO, Corel Corporation
Patricia Hinerman, CIO & Chief Information Security Officer, Interpublic Group
Sanjay Poonen, Nominee for Supervisory Board of Directors, Philips

1:45 PM – 2:25 PM

VC Overview Panel
Robert Rodriguez, Chairman & Founder, SINET
Steve Ward, Managing Director, Insight Partners
Patrick Heim, Managing Partner, SYN Ventures
Karthik Subramanian, Partner, Evolution Equity Partners
Vivek Ladsariya, General Partner, SineWave Ventures
Alex Doll, Founder and Managing Member, Ten Eleven Ventures

2:25 PM – 2:40 PM

Think Forward with Matt Parrella 
Matt Parrella, General Counsel, Prime Trust

2:40 PM – 3:20 PM

Building a Modern & Diverse Security Team
Abstract: Veteran CISOs would agree that as the cyber landscape has evolved, so have the needs and composition of their teams. Please join this session as we discuss the components of modern team building such as:
– Sourcing from unconventional pools
– Ways to hire and cultivate a diverse, inclusive team
– Utilizing mentorship to develop your current team and future leaders
And explore questions such as:
– How are we acting responsibly for the next generation of security leaders?
– How do we structure an organization to have the greatest impact?
Robert Rodriguez, Chairman & Founder, SINET
Joe Sullivan, Chief Security Officer, Cloudflare
Susan Chiang, Deputy CISO, Cloudflare
Kurt John, Chief Cybersecurity Officer, Siemens USA
Aaron Hughes, Chief Information Security Officer, Albertsons Companies
Heather L Dyer, Chief Information Security Officer, United States Postal Service

3:20 PM – 3:30 PM


3:30 PM – 4:10 PM

Discuss CISA’s BOD 22-01 and the Risk of Not Taking Action against Log4J and other Exploited Vulnerabilities
Abstract: NSA and CISA value public-private partnerships to deliver cybersecurity outcomes. CISA’s recent Binding Operational Directive (BOD) 22-01 advises federal departments and agencies on Reducing the Significant Risk of Known Exploited Vulnerabilities. The directive establishes a CISA-managed catalog of known exploited vulnerabilities that carry significant risk. Log4J is at the top of that list. Let’s discuss the risk and decision-space of taking, or not taking, action against known vulnerabilities.
Shawn Turskey, NSA Rep to the Department of Homeland Security
Pete Kim, Chief Information Security Officer, Raytheon Missiles and Defense
Tim Booher, VP, Combat Systems, Lockheed Martin
Erik Naugle, VP, Cyber Security, Intuit

4:10 PM – 4:50 PM

Adapting to Market Dynamics: Changes in Workforce, SAAS, Engineering Practices, and Other External Forces
Abstract: Market dynamics are changing the way we think about protecting our people, networks, and other critical components towards providing a more secure, trusted, and safe operating system. What models, technologies, and processes are allowing us to move at speed to keep pace with these constant and evolving changes?
David Hahn, Chief Information Security Officer, CDK Global
Subra Kumaraswamy, VP, Product Security Engineering and Security Architecture, Visa
Krishnan Chellakarai, VP, Chief Information Security OfficerVP, Chief Information Security Officer, Gilead Sciences
John Brennan, Partner, YL Ventures

4:50 PM – 5:30 PM

The Impact of Warfare and Geopolitical Affairs On Cybersecurity, Satellites & Operational Resiliency
Shadaab Kanwal, Managing Director Digital, Data and Analytics Transformation, Charles Schwab
Jerry Davis, Fellow, Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology
Richard Rushing, Chief Information Security Officer, Motorola Mobility
Yuriy Bulygin, Founder & CEO, Eclypsium
Katie Gray, Partner, In-Q-Tel
Ken Gonzalez, Managing Director, NightDragon

5:30 PM

Closing Remarks

5:30 PM – 7:30 PM


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