CIO Offense + Defense Innovation

Join the Best Local CIOs and Business IT Leaders

at this private invitation-only event

Three Sessions Focused on Delivering 

Value to You!

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Event Details

Wed, Oct. 25th, 2017 

Time: 11AM-2:30PM
Tysons, VA    

Bill Murphy
President & CEO, RedZone Technologies

"I have observed after hosting these CIO gatherings for 20 years that you need to be associated with and surrounded by the best in order to reach your highest personal and professional potential. The corporate 'immune system' is very strong. It doesn't like change and will actively discourage new ideas and people who take action. However, CIOs who surround themselves with peers who think in a powerful, transformational, and different way will be able to thrive with disruption and business ambiguity and will win professionally and personally." - Bill

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  Date:  Wednesday, October 25th

Time: 11AM - 2:30PM

 Location: Tysons, VA

Session 1: CIO Innovation and Offense

Interactive Facilitated Discussions Around CIO

Innovation and Transformation

Interactive Discussions Facilitated By Bill Murphy

Community of CIOs Who Think In a Certain Way | Role of a CIO

  • Understand and prioritize roadblocks that are getting in your way of being innovative professionally.
  • Are other local CIOs being successful with Innovation? What are their success stories?
  • Learn what projects and initiatives your fellow CIOs are working on that are innovative and transformational.
  • What are CEOs and Boards asking of you and your local CIO peers?
  • Who are your other local CIOs peers who share your interest in business innovation?
  • As a CIO, how can I stay relevant for the next 12 months? What fresh ideas can I bring to the table?
  • How do you make an impact as a CIO? What is the most impactful question you could ask the CEO about his/her innovation goals?

Innovation vs. Transformation

  • What is the difference between Innovation & Transformation in IT?
  • What do we do about the disruptive forces of the world? Do we compete or partner with them?
  • Why do we need to innovate and transform? Where is there opportunity to innovate and transform?
  • What are the ‘hard trends’ of digital disruption that every leader should know about?
  • What is Innovation at the edge?

Organizational Culture

  • How can CIOs motivate their internal team members to think differently about IT? How can you make your employees see IT as a business partner that is helping solve their issues?
  • What are some creative ways to train employees on advanced security threats?
  • What are your team’s biggest innovation challenges? What is the impact of culture?

Session 2: How to Protect Business Exposure

with Cyber Security Insurance

Presentation with Q&A

Speaker: Scott Martin, Client Representative, RCM&D

  • What exclusions do you absolutely need to understand (i.e. retroactive coverage)?
  • What exclusions do you need to negotiate?
  • How is data being moved to the cloud impacting cyber insurance?
  • If you move part of your data into a cloud service provider, will it abdicate the customer from responsibility for the security of their data?
  • Cloud Coverage: Dependent Business Interruption Loss
  • How do CIO's prepare for cyber insurance? When it's time to make the insurance company pay out, how do CIOs show due diligence?
  • What is the value of a broker?
  • What type of insurance is best for your company's Board of Directors?

Session 3: Defense Innovation: Bridging Security + Compliance Together

Presentation with Q&A

Speaker: James Crifasi, CTO, RedZone Technologies

It is imperative to make sure that our security plans are not moving at the speed of a glacier. To deploy innovation with security takes more than tools, it takes a mindset.

  • Can I be Compliant on the Cloud?
    • Is your cloud (AWS, Azure, Hosting Facility, etc.) compliant?
    • Review Cloud Security Services you likely own and are ready to go
    • Review the coolest new cloud security solutions that ACTUALLY HELP
  • VISO - Virtual Information Security Officer: A Path to Compliance
    • How do you know if you are compliant?
    • Single Pane of Glass between Cloud and Local Infrastructure (Hybrid Cloud)
    • What are the steps to a compliant cloud infrastructure & where do I start?

The Microsoft Security Platform - What is it Actually?

Microsoft has been going the extra mile to help its OS users deal with persistent threat activities that can harm their networks, data, and applications. But many CIOs and CISOs aren’t aware of these advanced security tools. When CIOs and CISOs are aware they frequently don’t know of all the tools nor how to make them work in concert with one-another. Here are the Microsoft Security Platform tools that we will be educating about:

  • Advanced Threat Analytics – Lets you (or your technology partner) detect suspicious activity right away, with a succinct, real-time view of the attack timeline. All the intelligence to learn, analyze and identify normal and suspicious user or device behavior is built-in.
  • Cloud App Security – Brings the security of your on-premises systems to your cloud applications, both approved and unapproved, for deeper visibility, comprehensive controls, and enhanced protection against cloud security issues.
  • Device Guard – Allows you to move from a mode where apps are trusted unless blocked by an antivirus or other security solution, to a mode where the operating system trusts only apps authorized by your enterprise. You designate these trusted apps by creating code integrity policies.
  • Conditional Access and MFA – Enables easier to use Multi Factor Authentication, greatly enhancing compliance and security, but without over burdening the end user.
  • Windows Defender ATP – Combines sensors built into the operating system with a powerful security cloud service, enabling Security Operations to detect, investigate, contain, and respond to advanced network attacks.

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About Your Hosts

Bill Murphy
President & CEO

RedZone Technologies

Bill is an entrepreneur, prolific thinker and communicator. He founded RedZone Technologies in 2001 with the vision of deploying an elite team, rigorous assessments and dependable solutions that thrive in the 'red zone'.

He hosts the popular RedZone podcast, where he interviews leaders who inspire him in the areas of Exponential Technologies, Business Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Thought Leadership, Enterprise IT Security, Neuroscience, Philosophy and more.

Bill hosts the long-running CIO and ExO Mastermind Group which helps IT executives to share expertise with peers, to build professional relationships, to learn about new (business innovation) developments and to expand leadership skills.

Bill is the D.C. area ambassador for Singularity University. His articles have been regularly been featured in CIO Review, CIO Today and Enterprise Security Today.

James Crifasi

RedZone Technologies

James Crifasi has over nineteen years of IT security, architecture, and integration experience and a strong record of accomplishment. He holds several degrees from the University of Maryland: a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Algorithmic Theory, a Bachelor of Arts in Criminology and Criminal Justice, and a Masters in Science in Interdisciplinary Management. Serving as Chief Technology Officer and VP for RedZone, James is responsible for all aspects of technology, project development, legal, and engineering for the company. He has over a decade of success in ensuring customers successfully and repeatedly pass any and all security examinations. James is also a member of Infragard.

Raphael Maldonado

​National Automobile Dealers Association

Rafael is a strategic leader with over 22 years of experience who thrives in challenging, fast-paced IT organizations focused on the development and deployment of new technologies to drive growth, performance improvement, revenues, and profitability. Expertise in leading global and cross-functional teams that collaborate as a focused unit to achieve aggressive business goals and drive the evolution of concepts into achievable business strategies. Deliver solutions as a change agent, visionary, and forward thinker, capable of critically evaluating and responding to diverse technology issues.

Special Guest Speaker

Scott Martin
Client Executive


Scott has been with RCM&D in a variety of capacities since June 2010.  Over the past seven years he has been an integral part of the firm’s Corporate Resources group with a specialization in management liability and cyber security lines of coverage.  Scott supports clients throughout the Mid-Atlantic across a variety of industries, ranging from public entities, health systems, investment banking / management, and higher education institutions. 

Scott consults and collaborates closely with his clients, taking the time to gain an in-depth understanding of the risks that they face so that he can provide the optimal solutions. He leverages his considerable insurance expertise to negotiate policy terms and conditions and pricing to secure the best possible coverage for his clients.

Prior to joining RCM&D, Scott was a student at Virginia Tech University where he graduated with a degree is Marketing Management. He is currently pursuing a Masters in Business Administration at Virginia Commonwealth University. 

Education & Professional Development

Virginia Tech University – Marketing (BS)

Virginia Commonwealth University – Masters in Business Administration (in progress)

Commercial Lines Coverage Specialist (CLCS)

Management Liability Insurance Specialist (MLIS)

2012 Andrew Beazley Broker Academy Member

2013 Great Richmond Chamber:  Politics 101 Member

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Testimonials from Previous Attendees:

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"One of the reasons I attend these kinds of talks is to hear things that give me ideas on handling things in my own area. Yesterday's meeting was great. I took good notes on comments and things said that inspire other ideas at work"

David Tamayo, DCS Corporation

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"I thought the event was great. It brought together individuals from different perspectives and industries. I'm looking forward to next month's meeting."

Bill Granger, Walker and Dunlop

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"It provided me with an opportunity to connect with other local executives and also learn about some of their challenges. The session by MAGA Design was also very useful."

Ramesh Bulusu, United Educators

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  • What are the mistakes that lead to malware, phishing, and ransomware?
  • The most common mistakes we see, and how you can avoid them
  • Our top vendors for data governance, white listing & APT protection
  • The top Cloud IaaM & authentication problems with Azure & AWS
  • Key questions to help assess if your Azure/AWS integration is secure
  • How to rent virtual IT Security expertise to complement your team
  • The best visual tool to use to obtain executive funding for IT Security

Previous Offense + Innovation Topics Discussed

  • Assess your company's capacity for culture of innovation
  • Explore your own personal capabilities in leading innovation
  • Design Thinking
  • How to manage privacy & governance within a culture of innovation
  • Understanding the impact of finance with innovation
  • How design thinking can help build capabilities around innovation
  • How to find the right innovation & exponential technology expertise
  •  What innovation technologies should CIOs be tracking now e.g. Virtual Reality, Big Data, IoT, Quantum Computing, AI, etc.

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