Who Moved My Office? The Evolving Role of the CISO

Thursday, May 08 | 11:30AM–1:00PM | Grand Ballroom Salon A
Session Type: Professional Development

In a fast-paced world of innovation, mobility, outsourcing, and social technology, today's chief information security officers must possess a blend of warrior-like technical skills combined with strong leadership abilities. In addition, they must possess business and legal expertise. Learn from a panel of "Jedi masters" (CISOs) as they discuss how the role of the CISO has evolved and what new skills and knowledge are recommended for those who want to move forward and upward in their career. In order to best address your concerns, this interactive session will involve some real-time polling, so bring your cell phone, tablet, or laptop.


Get ideas and suggestions for career advancement * Hear about and learn from the panelists' personal experiences and get their perspectives on the steps needed for career advancement * Discuss the evolution of a CISO and what the future job description might include


  • John Bruggeman

  • Kim Cary

    Chief Information Security Officer, Pepperdine University
  • Lanita Collette

    Acting CIO, The University of Arizona
  • Mike Osterman

    Director, Enterprise Technology, Whitman College
  • Theresa Semmens

    Chief Information Security Officer, Nevada System of Higher Education
  • Cheryl Washington

    Chief Information Security Officer, University of California, Davis

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