CIO Offense + Defense Innovation

Join the Best Local CIOs and Business IT Leaders

at this private invitation-only lunch

Two Sessions Focused on Delivering

Value to You!

[Complete Agenda Below]

Event Details

Wed, Sept. 20th, 2017

Columbia, MD    

*Lunch Will Be Served*

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 September 20th

Time: 11:00AM - 2:30PM

 Location: Columbia, MD

Session 1: CIO Innovation and Offense

Interactive Facilitated Discussions Around CIO Innovation and Transformation

Some of the past and suggested topics to discuss are:

  • What are future of CIO Innovation and leadership skills?
  • What digital offense skills will the CIO of the future need?
  • What team building skills will be needed?
  • 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?
  • Are other local CIOs being successful with Innovation? What are their success stories?
  • What is the difference between Innovation and Transformation?
  • What are your biggest innovation challenges? What is the impact of culture?
  • What are the ‘hard trends’ of digital disruption that every leader should know about?
  • How legacy companies can create a process of repeatable innovation?
  • What are exponential technologies impacting innovation and transformation?
  • What is Innovation at the edge?

​Session 2: Defense Innovation: How to Build Compliance and Governance Success into Your Cloud

Presentation with Q&A

Speaker: James Crifasi, BA, BS, MS, CTO RedZone Technologies

  • Is your cloud (AWS, Azure, etc) compliant? How do you know if you are compliant?
  • CIO ‘must understand’ tricks of cloud compliance certification
  • Virtual Information Security Officer Path to Compliance
  • Single Pane of Glass between Cloud and Local Infrastructure (Hybrid Cloud)
  • Steps to a compliant cloud infrastructure
  • Cloud Security Services that are ready to go and you likely own
  • The coolest new cloud security solutions that ACTUALLY HELP
  • 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 Microsoft users and enterprises aren’t aware of these advanced security tools:
    • 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.

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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."

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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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