Featured Session at Cyber:Secured Forum: View From the CISO’s Office

Tony Reinert

Cyber:Secured Forum is coming soon! ISC Security Events, PSA Security Network and the Security Industry Association (SIA) have come together to create an educational two-day event connecting the worlds of cybersecurity, physical security and systems integration. This second annual cybersecurity educational summit will take place July 29-31 at the Westin Dallas Park Central in Dallas, Texas.

One key offering at Cyber:Secured Forum 2019 is View From the CISO’s Office, featuring a distinguished panel of executives from leading organizations. As enterprises embark on digital transformation, leading organizations are emphasizing a converged risk management approach bringing new players to the decision-making table. Physical security solutions increasingly interact with critical data sources to deliver more value to an organization. The panelists will address how information security professionals interact with their physical security counterparts and their partners and how physical security provides value – and hence buy in – from these new decision makers – with often bigger budgets.

SIA spoke with Tony Reinert, one of the session’s panelists and director of information security – Digital Home at Comcast Cable, about what attendees can expect at this exciting session.

What one word would you use to describe your outlook on the cybersecurity of connected devices?

Tony Reinert: Booming. The opportunity to turn every device into a connected technology drives an increase in risk for these devices. We have access to so much data now, and we need to be careful with what we collect and how we process it.

What are you most optimistic about when it comes to connected security technologies?

TR: Mobile applications have really changed how easy it can be to manage and access devices and systems. From a cybersecurity perspective, modern operating systems make applications relatively easy to patch and secure.

What is the first question you ask a potential vendor when assessing a connected security solution?

TR: What service-level agreements do you have with your suppliers when addressing cybersecurity vulnerabilities? Rapidly establishing timelines around vulnerability response allows a vendor to properly manage and communicate expectations to their customers.

In addition to Reinert, this session will feature George Finney, chief information security officer (CISO) for Southern Methodist University; Rick Grinnell, managing partner at Glasswing Ventures; Arve Kjoelen, deputy CISO at McAfee and Mark Weatherford, global information security strategist at Booking Holdings.

Learn more about the session here. And register for Cyber:Secured Forum here.

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