Access Management , Governance & Risk Management , Identity & Access Management

Cybersecurity Leadership: The Future Is Now - So, How Will You Secure It?

CEOs, CISOs on Identity, Visibility and Defending in the New Threat Landscape
Clockwise from top left: Betty Elliott, CISO, Mercer; Dan Bowden, CISO, Sentara Healthcare; Karim Toubba, CEO, Kenna Security; Don Cox, CISO, MEDNAX; Nicole Eagan, co-founder and chief strategy officer, Darktrace; Gary R. Hayslip, CISO, Softbank Investment Advisers

Digital transformation may have occurred over a weekend in March, but the effects will be felt – and secured – for years to come. How will global enterprises in 2021 validate identities, defend networks without perimeters and secure a permanent remote workforce? A panel of CEOs and CISOs shares strategies.

See Also: Identity-Based Cyberattacks in the Age of AI Proliferation

Participating in the latest in a series of Information Security Media Group cybersecurity leadership forums are:

  • CEOs: Nicole Eagan of Darktrace and Karim Toubba of Kenna Security;
  • CISOs: Dan Bowden of Sentara Healthcare, Don Cox of MEDNAX, Betty Elliott of Mercer and Gary R. Hayslip of Softbank Investment Advisers.

In this video discussion with Information Security Media Group, the panel discusses a variety of strategic cybersecurity issues, including:

  • Risk management, controls and compliance for the remote workforce;
  • Visibility into networks that have no perimeter;
  • The new cybersecurity roadmap as we eye 2021.

Eagan is co-founder, chief strategy officer, and chief AI officer of Darktrace. Her extensive career in technology spans 30 years working for Oracle and early to late-stage growth companies. In her current role, Eagan identifies and shapes Darktrace’s strategic plan, leads the company’s AI vision together with Darktrace’s CTO and provides product strategy and direction. Eagan was named "AI Leader of the Year" and was awarded the top position on The Software Report’s "Top 25 Women Leaders in Cybersecurity" in 2020.

Toubba, CEO at Kenna Security, is an experienced security technology executive. He brings leadership and innovation to the security market with a focus on creating products that solve real-world challenges yet form the foundation for lasting change. Toubba is a frequent speaker on panels, events and news media outlets.

Bowden is CISO at Sentara Healthcare. Having been named one of the top 100 Global CISOs, Bowden sits on several cybersecurity advisory boards and has served as an executive leader in cybersecurity and technology for healthcare, higher education, banking, retail and the military (USAF) over the past 25 years.

Cox, who has over 30 years of experience in technology, is CISO at MEDNAX, a physician-led healthcare organization based in Sunrise, Florida. He is responsible for cyber operations and engineering, identity access management, disaster recovery, business continuity planning, and risk and compliance. He was selected for the Peerlyst Community: 29 Highly Influential CISOs of 2020.

Elliott is CISO at Mercer. An expert in information security, PCI, SOX, HIPAA and ISO27001 compliance, risk management, governance and cybersecurity business case development, Elliott has served in leadership roles across a variety of industries for the past 16 years. As a founding member of the Security Advisor Alliance, Elliott leads the sponsorship and enablement for communitywide thought leadership and global member collaboration.

Hayslip brings a wealth of information technology, security leadership and risk management experience to his role as CISO of SoftBank Investment Advisers. Hayslip’s previous executive roles include CISO, CIO, deputy director of IT and chief privacy officer roles for the U.S. Navy, the city of San Diego and Webroot Software.

About the Author

Tom Field

Tom Field

Senior Vice President, Editorial, ISMG

Field is responsible for all of ISMG's 28 global media properties and its team of journalists. He also helped to develop and lead ISMG's award-winning summit series that has brought together security practitioners and industry influencers from around the world, as well as ISMG's series of exclusive executive roundtables.

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