Target, Best Buy, VF Corporation and P&G Announced Among Featured Speakers at the Retail Cyber Intelligence Sharing Center (R-CISC) Annual Summit

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Target, Best Buy, VF Corporation and P&G Announced Among Featured Speakers at the Retail Cyber Intelligence Sharing Center (R-CISC) Annual Summit

R-CISC announces agenda for annual cybersecurity summit, including a Women in Cybersecurity panel

Washington, DC — The Retail Cyber Intelligence Sharing Center (R-CISC), which houses the Retail ISAC, today announced featured speakers for its Retail Cyber Intelligence Summit in October.

Among the keynote speakers are Rich Agostino, CISO at Target, leading a session titled, “Stepping into Leadership: Staying Ahead of Today’s Threats and the Evolving CISO Role” and Kostas Georgakopoulos, CISO at Procter & Gamble, leading a session on the next evolution of information security.

The R-CISC also announced a panel on  The Importance of Women in Cybersecurity as part of this year’s summit. Panelists include Deborah Dixon, the senior vice president and global CISO at Best Buy Co., Roseann Larson, vice president and CISO at VF Corporation, and Lauren Dana Rosenblatt, executive director and global head of cyber threat management at The Estée Lauder Companies.

According to Women’s Society of Cyberjutsu (WSC) statistic, women represent a mere 11% of the world’s information security workforce. While STEM, Cyber Boot Camps, and other programs represent the growing trend of attracting women to the field, an imbalance persists. These leading women in strategic roles within their cybersecurity organizations will discuss their journey into the field, the ways to eliminate barriers for aspiring female leaders and how the industry can help shift this trend for the future.

Other speakers include:

  • Scott Howitt, SVP & CISO, MGM Resorts International
  • Jason Lay, Lead Threat Intelligence, QVC
  • Grant Sewell, Manager, Global Information Security, Scotts Miracle-Gro Company
  • Adam Solomon, Associate, Hunton & Williams LLC
  • Becky Halstead, Brigadier General (ret.), U.S. Army
  • Don Yeager, New York Times Best-Selling Author
  • Carson Zimmerman, Author, Cybersecurity Engineer
  • Travis Farral, Director, Security Strategy, Anomali
  • Shuman Ghosemajumder, CTO, Shape Security
  • Luke Rodeheffer, European Cyber Analyst, Flashpoint
  • Kirk Soluk, Manager, Threat Services, Arbor

The 2017 Retail Cyber Intelligence Summit will bring together 200 CISOs and their teams from the greater retail and consumer services industries – including restaurants, hospitality, gaming properties, convenience stores, consumer product manufacturers and more – to share best practices, gain insights and, most importantly, network with other information security professionals to build trust.

“Our annual Summit provides the perfect opportunity to continue to develop and build solid peer-to-peer relationships within our community, with the government and cross-sector relationships, helping to expand the real-time sharing of cyber threat intelligence and better protect the industry as a whole,” Suzie Squier, Executive Director of the R-CISC said. “The agenda addresses the key challenges and issues of strategic retail leaders and tactical practitioners.”

The R-CISC is the trusted cybersecurity community for retailers, consumer product manufacturers, grocers, hotels, restaurants, and cybersecurity industry partners worldwide.

More Information on the 2017 Retail Cyber Intelligence Summit can be found on http://summit.r-cisc.org/.

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The R-CISC is the trusted cybersecurity community for retailers, consumer products, grocers, hotels, gaming, restaurants, and cybersecurity industry partners worldwide. The R-CISC supports its member base, representing over $1 Trillion in annual revenue, by serving as the conduit for collaboration, threat and best practice sharing, and cooperation. Through building and sustaining valuable programs, partnerships, products and opportunities, the R-CISC enables its members to grow their trust-based relationships, strategic knowledge and tactical capabilities. For more information on R-CISC membership and benefits visit us at our home page https://r-cisc.org.