Global Cyber ​​Innovation Summit, CISO’s “invitation-only” event returns in 2022 to set the global cybersecurity agenda

BALTIMORE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Global Cyber ​​Innovation Summit (GCIS), known as the “Davos of cybersecurity,” returns this year to bring together a preeminent group of 2000 world-leading CISO leaders, innovators in cybertechnology, political influencers and members of the cyber investment community to catalyze the industry in creating more effective cyber defenses.

The “by invitation only” Global Cybersecurity Innovation Summit – with representatives from the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Office of the National Cyber ​​Director (ONCD) – convened in Baltimore for two days of high-level strategic, political and technological discussions on the future of cyber threats and defense. The summit began with opening remarks from Maryland State Secretary of Commerce, R. Michael Gill, and a special welcome from Maryland State Governor, Larry Hogan.

“The National Security Agency has supported the mission objective of the Global Cyber ​​Innovation Summit and has featured Rob Joyce as a thought leader since the program’s inception in 2019,” an NSA spokesperson said.

“This conference is unlike any other in the cybersecurity space, bringing together community thought leaders among Fortune 100 CISOs, CEOs of innovative cybersecurity companies, venture capitalists, decision makers and the community. intelligence to elevate the level of dialogue and facilitate collaboration on how we as a community address the challenges of the ever-changing threat landscape and advance the future of cybersecurity in concrete ways,” said Bob Ackerman, chairman of the GCIS forum and founder of cybersecurity venture capital firm, AllegisCyber, and co-founder of DataTribe, a startup studio specializing in cybersecurity and data science.

GCIS provides a confidential cybersecurity venue for high-level intellectual discourse and peer-to-peer collaboration. The summit featured a series of presentations, panel discussions, fireside chats and briefings by cybersecurity practitioners and thought leaders operating at the forefront of the industry.

Topics this year included “National Security – Call to Action”; “Cybersecurity in 2021 and beyond”; “NSA: cyber defense strategy”; “ONCD: The cyber defense strategy”; “Mission Critical: Emerging Cyber ​​Response to Support Cyber ​​Innovation”; “Cyber ​​2022: State of the Market and Call to Action”; “Transforming Business – The Interaction Between the Board and the C Suite”; “Mission Possible: Preparing for the Next Wave of Cyberattacks”; “Offence and Defence”; “Dodging the Debacles: Growing Supply Chain Concerns”; “Threats from nation states are on the rise: are we ready to disrupt a possible attack? » ; “In Cyberwar…and Peace: The Rising Threat Horizon and the Creation of Digital Trust”; “The New Frontier and the Changing Threat Landscape: The Impact of Current Events on Cybersecurity in 2022 and Beyond”; and “It’s a Matter of Trust: The Cloud Security Approach”.

GCIS President Bob Ackerman and a 17-member advisory board including:

  • Rich Baich, CSO of AIG

  • Roland Cloutier, CISO of TikTok

  • Rajesh De, Partner at Mayer Brown Law and former NSA General Counsel

  • Adam Fletcher, CISO at Blackstone

  • Fred Gibbins, SVP and CISO American Express

  • Ron Gula, Founder of Tenable Network Security

  • George Hoyem, Managing Partner of In-Q-Tel

  • Mike Janke, co-founder of DataTribe

  • John Nai, CISO at PayPal

  • Douglas Powers, Director of Vigilant at Deloitte

  • Jim Routh, CSO of Aetna

  • John Stewart, former Cisco CISO

  • Eli Sugarman, Program Officer, Cyber ​​Initiative

  • Phil Venables, CISO of Google Cloud

  • Deborah Wheeler, CISO at Delta Airlines

  • Tom Wilson, CISO at Southern Company

  • Michael Chertoff, chairman of the Chertoff Group and former U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security

Tribute to 8 disruptive innovators

As part of the summit, eight disruptive early-stage cybersecurity companies, dubbed the “Disrupt 8,” were rewarded by the community and selected to host “TED talks” that outline the industry’s toughest emerging issues. and their innovations, over-solutions on the horizon.

The winners of the GCIS Disrupt 8 2022 prize:

This year’s Global Cyber ​​Innovation Summit took place April 27-28, 2022 at the Sagamore Pendry Hotel, Baltimore, MD.

The date for the Global Cyber ​​Innovation Summit 2023 has been set for April 24-27, 2023 and will take place at the Sagamore Pendry Hotel.

Participation in the Summit is “by invitation only”. To consider an invitation, please contact [email protected]

About the Global Cyber ​​Innovation Summit

The annual Global Cyber ​​Innovation Summit brings together the Global 2000 CISO community, cyber technology innovators, political thought leaders and members of the cyber investment community to exchange ideas, discuss and collaborate to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of cybersecurity strategies and solutions.

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