INsecurity Announces Robust Keynote Lineup featuring Former US Government CISO and Representatives from Sallie Mae, PSCU and More

Conference to welcome IT professionals tasked with defending the enterprise for two days of immersive content, Nov. 29-30, 2017

Oct 12, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- INsecurity, a conference produced by Dark Reading, announces its Keynote lineup for its inaugural event taking place November 29-30. Three top cybersecurity executives – including Greg Touhill, the United States' first Federal Chief Information Security Officer and now president of Cyxtera Federal Group; Jerry Archer, CISO of financial leader Sallie Mae; and Gene Fredriksen, CISO of PSCU and author of the new book, "The CISO Journey" – will headline a lineup of speakers and session leaders that features 10 current CISOs of large enterprises and 10 others who have headed IT security organizations at large enterprises.

INsecurity will take place November 29-30, 2017 at the Gaylord National Resort in National Harbor, MD

INsecurity will take place November 29-30, 2017 at the Gaylord National Resort in National Harbor, MD. For more information, please visit: 

"INsecurity is a conference that focuses on the practice of enterprise cybersecurity, so we wanted our keynoters and speakers to be managers and thought leaders of the security practices in their own organizations," said Tim Wilson, co-founder and editor-in-chief of Dark Reading, who is driving the content for the conference. "We think INsecurity will be a conference unlike any other, in that it will be led by speakers who've been in the trenches and know what it's like to fight the enterprise's battle against online attackers every day."

At INsecurity, attendees will have a unique opportunity to not only listen to presentations by top cybersecurity executives and topical experts, but to interact with them and discuss practical solutions to today's pressing industry issues. All three keynoters will be available to answer questions and interact with audience members. Half of the sessions at INsecurity will be Chatham House Rules discussions that allow security professionals to talk about key issues in a safe environment. There will also be opportunities for attendees to join (or form their own) small-group roundtables to explore important challenges with experts and colleagues.

Day 1: Wednesday, November 29, 9 – 10 AM

Greg Touhill – President, Cyxtera Federal Group and Former CISO for the US Federal Government: one of the nation's premier cybersecurity and information technology senior executives. Prior to Cyxtera, Touhill was selected by President Obama as the US government's first Chief Information Security Officer (CISO). His other civilian government service includes duties as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Cybersecurity and Communications in the US Department of Homeland Security and as Director of the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center, where he led national programs to protect the United States and its critical infrastructure.

Day 2: Thursday, November 30, 9 – 9:30 AM & 4:15 – 5 PM

Jerry Archer – CISO, Sallie Mae: responsible for securing and protecting all of Sallie Mae's systems and offerings, and for security initiatives across the company. Prior to Sallie Mae, Archer was the Chief Information Security Officer at Intuit and the senior vice president for Global Interoperability at Visa International. For his work in the U.S. Intelligence Community, Archer earned the National Performance Review Hammer Award and a Distinguished Service Award from the Central Intelligence Agency.

Gene Fredriksen – CISO, PSCU: responsible for the development information protection and technology risk programs for PSCU. Fredriksen has more than 25 years of Information Technology experience, with the last twenty focused specifically in the area of Information Security. Gene previously held the position of Global CISO for Tyco International, and served as the Chair of the Security and Risk Assessment Steering Committee for BITS. He recently published "The CISO Journey," a highly acclaimed book through CRC Press.

To learn more about this year's Keynotes and view the current 2017 program lineup, visit: 

2017 INsecurity Sponsors: Diamond Sponsor: PhishMe; Platinum Sponsor: NTT Security (US) Inc.; Gold Sponsors: CyberVista, Demisto, FunCaptcha, LogRhythm, Skybox Security, ThreatConnect, Vectra Networks; Silver Sponsors: Black Duck Software, Darktrace, DomainTools, Kryptowire, Sepio Systems, Syncurity, Versive.

About INsecurity
INsecurity, A Dark Reading Conference, provides IT security professionals with the latest in security execution, protection, and operations. Created for information security professionals tasked with defending the enterprise, attendees are given the opportunity to participate in sessions and learn from experts about the challenges, issues, best practices and strategies for data defense. INsecurity is a production of Dark Reading—the most trusted, comprehensive and timely online community for the exchange of information about cybersecurity issues. More information is available at: INsecurity is organized by UBM plc. UBM is the largest pure-play B2B Events organizer in the world. Our 3,750+ people, based in more than 20 countries, serve more than 50 different sectors. Our deep knowledge and passion for these sectors allow us to create valuable experiences which enable our customers to succeed. Please visit for the latest news and information about UBM.

About Dark Reading
Dark Reading is the cyber security industry's top destination for news and insight. The site gives cyber security professionals an editorially supported environment to connect with peers through moderated discussions, blogs and social media. Cyber security professionals visit Dark Reading to learn about cyber threats, vulnerabilities, and technology trends. It's where they discuss potential defenses against the latest attacks, and key technologies and practices that may help protect their most sensitive data in the future. It's where they come to engage with one another and with Dark Reading editors to embrace new (and big) ideas, find answers to their IT security questions and solve their most pressing problems.


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