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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

The Retail Cyber Intelligence Sharing Center (R-CISC), which houses the Retail ISAC, recently 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, the vice president and CISO at VF Corporation, and Lauren Dana Rosenblatt, the executive director and global head of cyber threat management at Estée Lauder Companies.

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According to Women’s Society of Cyberjutsu (WSC) statistic, women represent a mere 11 percent of the world’s information security workforce. While STEM initiatives, 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 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,” said Suzie Squier, executive director of the R-CISC. “The agenda addresses the key challenges and issues of strategic retail leaders and tactical practitioners.”

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