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Announcing Cybersphere,
Futurum Group's Cybersecurity Advisory

As cyber threats continue to escalate in complexity and frequency, businesses are challenged with the important mission of keeping their data, and their customers’ data, safe. The Futurum Group’s launch of Cybersphere empowers organizations to mitigate threats by providing actionable insights,  proactive strategies, and advisory services for protecting their data. Led by cybersecurity expert Shira Rubinoff, our team enables you to anticipate emerging risks and offers tailored solutions to foster resilience in an interconnected world fueled by data, AI, and emerging technologies.

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THE LATEST INSIGHTS ON SECURITY

Microsoft Recall, a Feature in Copilot+ AI, Offers User Efficiency But Raises Security Concerns
Krista Macomber of The Futurum Group and Mitch Ashley of Techstrong Research weigh in on the potential privacy concerns of Microsoft Recall, a new feature announced along with the Copilot AI tool that aims to help users search through their PC activity.
Chris Haley, Head of Global Platform at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, joins Shira Rubinoff to share his insights on the evolving landscape of cybersecurity within the legal sector, highlighting key strategies and trends post-Tanium's Converge Conference.
Doug Shepherd, Senior Director Offensive Security at JLL, joins Shira Rubinoff to share his insights on the latest in cybersecurity trends and strategies discussed at Tanium's Converge Conference.
Melissa Bishoping, Director at Tanium, joins Shira Rubinoff to share her insights on enhancing organizational security posture and the future of endpoint security, highlighting key points from the Tanium Converge Conference.
Steven Dickens and Krista Macomber discuss Lenovo's latest announcement of TruScale Backup with Veeam, highlighting its scalable Backup as a Service solution designed for robust data protection and ransomware recovery. This new offering combines Lenovo's ThinkSystem servers and storage with Veeam's advanced backup technology, providing businesses with a cloud-like experience on-premises.
Zoho Enhances its Enterprise Security Stack for Identity and Access Management and Threat Detection
Krista Macomber, Research Director and Senior Analyst with The Futurum Group, shares her insights on Zoho’s enterprise security updates.

The Latest NEWS

A Software Bill of Materials Can Dramatically Boost Enterprise IT Security
Todd R. Weiss, Senior Analyst with The Futurum Group, shares his insights after talking with Red Hat security expert Vincent Danen at Open Source Summit…
Observability and Security Get Uplift From Generative AI
Steven Dickens, VP & Practice Leader at The Futurum Group shares his insights on the Dynatrace’s announcement of its Hypermodal AI capability, which is designed…
The Futurum Group senior analyst Dave Raffo digs into survey and interview results from CISOs about their data management and data protection strategies….
Increased Customer and Employee Friction May Be Necessary to Thwart Threats
Topics Include CDPs, Contact Solutions, Operational Efficiency, the Customer, and Personalization
Coaching, Geographic Expansion, Data Security, and Technology Partnerships Are Focus Areas

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Marene Allison

Retired CISO
Johnson & Johnson

Marene Allison retired Chief Information Security Officer for Johnson & Johnson, has had over 30 years of corporate risk and security responsibilities that have included not only J&J but also Medco Health Solutions, as their Chief Security Officer.   Head of Global Security for Avaya communications where she worked on securing the World Cup Network in Korea and Japan in 2002 and Vice President of Loss Prevention and Safety for the Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company.  Before joining the corporate world, she served as a Special Agent in the FBI.    Marene is a graduate from the United States Military Academy at West Point, in the first class of women and served in the Army as a Military PoliceOfficer. She has served on the Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services appointed by the Secretary of Defense and the Overseas Advisory Committee appointed by the Secretary of State.  She served on the Health ISAC Board of Directors and is a founding member of West Point Women and currently serves as their President.  She is an advisor to CISA/DHS on national resiliency.  She and her husband operate an organic blueberry farm and are currently the largest producers of organic berries in Madison County Florida.   

Gary R. Hayslip

CISO
SoftBank Investment Advisors & SoftBank Group

Gary Hayslip is an experienced Global CISO with repeated success delivering innovative security programs to safeguard billion-dollar enterprises at every touchpoint. An insightful thought leader with proven business acumen and commitment to organizational mission, values, and goals. Hayslip brings this wealth of information technology, security leadership, and risk management experience to his role as the CISO, for SoftBank Investment Advisers & SoftBank Group. Hayslip’s previous executive roles include multiple CISO, CIO, Deputy Director of IT, and Chief Privacy Officer roles for the U.S. Navy (Active Duty), the U.S. Navy (Federal Government employee), the City of San Diego California, and Webroot Software.

Hayslip is a proven cybersecurity professional; he has established a reputation as a highly-skilled communicator, author, and keynote speaker. Hayslip co-authored the CISO Desk Reference Guide: A Practical Guide for CISOs – Volumes 1 & 2, The Executive Primer: An Executives Guide to Security Programs, and Developing your Cybersecurity Career Path. He also recently published The Essential Guide to Cybersecurity for SMBs. Hayslip is currently on four security & technology advisory boards and writes for Forbes Technology Council. Hayslip is an active member of the cyber community with memberships in the professional organizations ISC2, ISSA, ISACA, and Infragard. He currently holds several professional certifications, including CISSP, CISA, and CRISC and has earned a BS in Information Systems Management from the University of Maryland University College and an MBA from San Diego State University.

Stacy Mill

Chief Executive Officer
Pivot Tech Solutions

Stacy Mill is CEO of Pivot Tech Solutions, helping her clients unlock the potential of their talent, engineer secure solutions, and drive value faster. Stacy ensures enterprise risk is understood and controlled to acceptable levels by building trust and awareness at all levels for her clients. Prior to Pivot, Stacy served in critical infrastructure as CIO and CISO of Nashville Electric Services. As the CTO for the State of Kansas, she was responsible for IT strategy across 18 state agencies. As CISO and VP, Enterprise Risk and Global Compliance, for Spirit AeroSystems, she led ethics, global compliance, cybersecurity, and M&A technical strategy. Stacy also designed Spirit’s first Global Enterprise Risk Program. At KAR Global, she built business continuity, disaster recovery, security architecture, security operations, information risk, and compliance programs. At Yum Brands, Stacy built an international team to address all aspects of information security spanning 120 countries. Yum Brands achieved global PCI/SOX/HIPAA/Safe Harbor compliance, matured security practices, and kept ahead of the myriad of US and international data and privacy laws under her leadership. Stacy served on the Overseas Security Advisory Council for Yum. Her security career started as Humana Military’s Chief Security Officer working with the Department of Defense as a member of the Information Assurance Work Group in support of the Tricare Management Agency and DITSCAP/DIACAP initiatives. She achieved a Qualified Technical Expert (QTE) certification by Digital Directors Network (DDN) attesting to her applied experience, and formal education necessary to work in the corporate boardroom. Stacy serves as vice chair of the Utility Technology Council’s Technology Division, Utility Technology Association Board of Directors – President, Music City Cloud Security Alliance Board of Directors, Pivot Technology School Board of Advisors, Executive Women’s Forum Board of Advisors, and is a graduate of the 2019 Leadership Kansas and 2023 Leadership Nashville classes.

Jonathan Nguyen-Duy

Field CISO
Intel Corporation

Jonathan Nguyen-Duy is the Field CISO at Intel’s Cybersecurity Center of Excellence, where he is the global Zero Trust Practice Leader – developing solutions that ensure trusted digital experiences for better business outcomes.   Intel delivers AI anywhere, with built in security and safety – helping enterprises create new and better ways for their customers, partners and employees to interact with their brand.

His 25+ year career spans tenure as Fortinet’s Global Field CISO, and at Verizon, where he was the Security CTO responsible for partnerships, the Verizon Cyber Intelligence Center, and the annual Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report.   Jonathan was also the GM of Verizon’s Managed Security Services business unit – leading over 500 security professionals, supporting thousands of customers around the world.

Before joining to Verizon, Jonathan served with the U.S. Foreign Service in Central America working on economic development and disarmament initiatives. He is a widely published security expert and an award-winning industry speaker.  Jonathan holds a BA in International Economics and an MBA in IT Marketing and International Business from the George Washington University.

Holly Ridgeway

EVP, Chief Executive Officer, Citizens Bank

Ms. Ridgeway has extensive experience in visionary leadership. For the past 20 years, Ms. Ridgeway has built enterprise security programs in both the commercial sector and the Federal government. Currently, Ms. Ridgeway is the EVP, Chief Security Officer for Citizens Bank.

Ms. Ridgeway served as FireEye/Mandiant’s Director, Information Security Programs, and led the Global Government and the Innovation Center. She spearheaded significant efforts to mature key services like the Security Program Assessment and developed new strategic offerings and partnerships in areas such as M&A and Cyber Insurance. Ms. Ridgeway either led or was instrumental in many of the largest and most strategically significant clients and engagements around the world.

Ms. Ridgeway has served as the Chief Information Security Officer for PNC Financial Services Group, and the Department of Justice. In these roles, she led the organization’s information security efforts with responsibility for leading all cyber program activities, including the creation of detection, monitoring, incident response, reporting and security services of the 24×7 PNC Fusion Center, and Department of Justice Security Operations Center. She is credited with developing and implementing a highly successful real-time situational awareness program and has successfully led many large incident response efforts, including the Distributed Denial of Service attacks against the financial sector that occurred in 2012-13.

In 2013, Ms. Ridgeway was recognized by her peers and honored with the Global CISO Top Ten Breakaway Thought Leader Award. In 2023, she was elected into the CSO Hall of Fame.

Matthew Rosenquist

CISO
Mercury Risk

Matthew Rosenquist is a Chief Information Security Officer, cybersecurity strategist and industry advisor. He is a well-known thought leader with over 30 years as a respected authority with a specialty in developing forward looking strategies, frameworks, and best practices that support optimal business outcomes. He is a keynote speaker, innovator, and one of the most recognized influencers in the industry, earning awards for his work to make digital technology trustworthy. He sits on many advisory boards for universities, startups, and industry collaboration. Matthew advises companies, academia, and governments on emerging cyber threats and best practices for risk management.

Matthew built key security organizations at Intel Corp, including the Security Operations Center, M&A security, and the cyber crisis response team. He oversaw security operations, developed innovative risk models, tools, processes, and policies. He justified strategies for Intel’s worldwide chip production operations, oversaw security features in Intel’s core chips, established the cybersecurity governance for a billion-dollar AI business unit, and was the cybersecurity strategist for Intel Security – the third largest security group in the industry which included McAfee.

His expertise in understanding and measuring the fundamental aspects that drive the industry, enables the identification of business opportunities to balance risks, costs, and usability factors to achieve optimal levels of security.

Gary Sorento

Global CISO
Zoom

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