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FT Cyber Security Summit USA

New York |
Speakers include:
Admiral (ret.) Michael S. Rogers

Admiral (ret.) Michael S. Rogers

Board of Directors, CyberCube

Major General John Davis

Major General John Davis

US Department of Defense

Marcy Klevorn

Marcy Klevorn

Ford Motor Company


Protecting Businesses in Cyberspace

The FT Cyber Security Summit USA 2015 explored what is currently being done to protect businesses in cyberspace…and, more importantly, what more could be done. Following inaugural FT Cyber Security Summit 2014 held in London, the USA conference covered many of the same issues, but with a sharper focus on the threats facing businesses, especially those in critical national infrastructure industries such as financial services, energy and transportation. 

The Summit was chaired and moderated by senior FT journalists and brought together senior business executives, corporate information security officers, consultants and IT experts to discuss the broader business issues of cyber security. It also featured top officials from government departments and agencies who have responsibility for developing national cyber security strategies that help both the public and private sectors manage existing and emerging cyber risks.

To encourage an open exchange of ideas and frank discussion, some of the speeches and panel sessions were held under the Chatham House Rule1 and are clearly indicated as such on the agenda.

1When a meeting, or part thereof, is held under the Chatham House Rule, participants are free to use the information received, but neither the identity nor the affiliation of the speaker(s), nor that of any other participant, may be revealed. Source: Chatham House.

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Speakers (23)

Admiral (ret.) Michael S. Rogers

Admiral (ret.) Michael S. Rogers

Former Director of the NSA and Commander of US Cyber Command
Board of Directors, CyberCube

Admiral (ret.) Michael Rogers is a native of Chicago and attended Auburn University, graduating in 1981 and receiving his commission via the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps. Originally a surface warfare officer (SWO), he was selected for re-designation to cryptology (now Information Warfare) in 1986. He assumed his duties as Commander, US Cyber Command and Director, National Security Agency/Chief, Central Security Service in March 2014. 

Since becoming a flag officer in 2007, Admiral Rogers has also served as the Director for Intelligence for both the Joint Chiefs of Staff and US Pacific Command, and most recently as Commander, US Fleet Cyber Command/US 10th Fleet. Duties afloat have included service at the unit level as a SWO aboard USS Caron (DD 970); at the strike group level as the senior cryptologist on the staff of commander, Carrier Group 2/John F. Kennedy Carrier Strike Group; and at the numbered fleet level on the staff of Commander, US 6th Fleet embarked in USS Lasalle (AGF 3) as the fleet information operations (IO) officer and fleet cryptologist.  He has also led cryptologic direct support missions aboard US submarines and surface units in the Arabian Gulf and Mediterranean. Ashore, Admiral Rogers commanded Naval Security Group Activity Winter Harbor, Maine (1998-2000); and, has served at Naval Security Group Department; NAVCOMSTA Rota, Spain; Naval Military Personnel Command; Commander in Chief, US Atlantic Fleet; the Bureau of Personnel as the cryptologic junior officer detailer; and, Commander, Naval Security Group Command as aide and executive assistant (EA) to the commander.

His joint service both afloat and ashore has been extensive and, prior to becoming a flag officer, he served at US Atlantic Command, CJTF 120 Operation Support Democracy (Haiti), Joint Force Maritime Component Commander, Europe, and the Joint Staff. His Joint Staff duties (2003-2007) included leadership of the J3 Computer Network Attack/Defense and IO Operations shops, EA to the J3, EA to two directors of the Joint Staff, special assistant to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, director of the Chairman’s Action Group, and a leader of the JCS Joint Strategic Working Group.

Admiral Rogers is a distinguished graduate of the National War College and a graduate of highest distinction from the Naval War College. He is also a Massachusetts Institute of Technology Seminar XXI Fellow; Harvard Senior Executive in National Security alum; and holds a Master of Science in National Security Strategy.

Major General John Davis

Major General John Davis

Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Cyber Policy
US Department of Defense

Major General John Davis is the Senior Military Advisor for Cyber to the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, and serves as the Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Cyber Policy. Prior to this assignment, he served as the director of current operations, United States Cyber Command, Fort Meade, Maryland, and Deputy Commander, Joint Task Force-Global Network Operations, Arlington, Virginia. Major General Davis has served in multiple leadership positions in special operations, information operations, and cyber. Previous assignments in these specialties include Commander, 1st Information Operations Command, Fort Belvoir, Virginia, and Information Operations Chief for US Special Operations Command and the Joint Special Operations Command. Some of his previous infantry officer assignments include the 82nd Airborne Division, Berlin Brigade, 2nd Ranger Battalion, and the United Nations Security Force in Panmunjom, Korea. His military decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit, and the Bronze Star Medal.

Marcy Klevorn

Marcy Klevorn

Vice President and Chief Information Officer
Ford Motor Company

Marcy Klevorn became Vice President and Chief Information Officer (CIO) of Ford Motor Company on January 1, 2015. In this new role she oversees the information technology services for all of the company’s operations globally. She has also has been elected a corporate officer and reports to Ford President and CEO Mark Fields. Previously, Ms Klevorn served as Director, Office of the CIO, a position she was appointed to in September 2013. In this role, she was responsible for managing Ford’s global IT business applications, architecture, data centers, web-hosting requirements, engineering and infrastructure services. She has spent her entire career in IT with Ford, serving in a variety of positions in the Americas, Ford of Europe and Ford Credit.

She began her career at Ford in 1983 in Telecommunications Services and worked at various positions within Ford IT and Ford Credit until 2003. In late 2003, as consulting program manager for the purchasing business systems initiative eVEREST, she led the analysis and decision to migrate back to legacy systems. In 2005, she was appointed Product Lifecycle Management global director and implemented process changes in data and information management across product creation. In 2006, as Enterprise Defragmentation director, she led the strategy and implementation of infrastructure defragmentation, data center consolidation and overall systems management at Ford. From May 2006 until September 2011, she led Ford's IT Infrastructure organization. From September 2011 until September 2013, she served as IT Director for Ford of Europe, and was a member of the Ford of Europe Operating Committee (EOC). Ms Klevorn has a bachelor's degree in business from the University of Michigan, Stephen M. Ross School of Business, Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Valerie Abend

Valerie Abend

Senior Critical Infrastructure Officer
Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, US Department of the Treasury

Valerie Abend is the Senior Critical Infrastructure Officer for the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC). In this role she leads the agency’s cyber security and resilience efforts for its supervised banks and serves as the inaugural chair of the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council’s Cyber Security and Critical Infrastructure Working Group. She joined the OCC in December 2012. She has more than 20 years of public and private sector experience. Prior to joining the OCC she worked as a managing director with BNY Mellon from 2010 to 2012. Before that, she was a senior official with the Federal Reserve Board from January 2009 to June 2010. From 2006 to 2009, Ms Abend served at the US Department of the Treasury, where in 2007 the President appointed her Deputy Assistant Secretary for Critical Infrastructure Protection and Compliance Policy. She also was an associate director for Public Policy at KPMG. During her career, she has served on the President’s Identity Theft Task Force; the Executive Committee of the Financial Services Sector Coordinating Council, where she co-chaired the Policy Committee; the Board of Directors for the Internet Security Alliance; and the Executive Women’s Forum. Ms Abend received her Bachelor’s in Political Communications and a Master’s in Public Administration both with honors from the George Washington University.

Greg Boison

Greg Boison

Director of Homeland and Cyber Security, Information Systems and Global Solutions
Lockheed Martin

As Director of Homeland and Cyber Security in Lockheed Martin's Information Systems and Global Solutions division, Gregory Boison leads a line of business of approximately 700 employees and sub-contractors supporting the US Government’s Department of Homeland Security. This diverse portfolio includes capabilities in systems integration, software development, enterprise IT, credentialing, biometrics, and cyber security. He previously led Lockheed Martin’s Department of Justice and FBI programs and was a lead for the Energy & Environment line of business, where he oversaw program operations, research and development initiatives, and strategic new business captures. Before joining Lockheed Martin in 2002 Mr Boison was with the Boston Consulting Group, and the House Subcommittee on National Security, International Affairs, and Criminal Justice. In his position with the Subcommittee, he provided analysis and speech writing for the Subcommittee Chairman and Majority Deputy Whip Denis D Hastert. At Dartmouth College, Mr Boison completed a degree in Government and Philosophy and continued graduate studies at Georgetown’s School of Foreign Service in Security Studies, and at George Washington University in Philosophy and Social Policy.

David Burg

David Burg

Principal, US Advisory Practice, and Global & US Cybersecurity Leader

David Burg is a principal in PwC’s US Advisory Practice and PwC’s Global and US Advisory Cybersecurity Leader. In this role he leads a team of cyber security professionals who assist multi-national businesses, private organizations and governments to understand, plan for and mitigate the risk of global cyber threats. Based in PwC’s office in McLean, VA, Mr Burg leads a variety of engagements around the world, including work in connection with a number of significant sensitive data breaches and intellectual property thefts for clients in a range of industries. He has lectured at NYU’s Stern School of Business, Georgetown University, and Penn State University. He regularly contributes to and has been quoted in a variety of business and industry journals, including The Wall Street Journal CIO JournalThe Wall Street Journal Risk & Compliance JournalThe Washington PostFinancial TimesSC MagazineCSO magazine, Consulting magazine and has been a guest on NPR. He has presented on a wide range of topics at global corporations, law firms, industry events, and government agencies.
 Mr Burg holds an MBA from the College of William and Mary and a BA from the University of Pennsylvania.

Larry Clinton

Larry Clinton

President and CEO
Internet Security Alliance

Larry Clinton is President and Chief Executive Office of the Internet Security Alliance (ISA) , a multi-sector international trade association focused on cyber security. He has published  numerous articles and best practices on the subject; been featured as a cyber expert in virtually all the major media outlets including CBS News, Fox News, MSNBC, NYT, WSJ, PBS News Hour, Morning Edition and CNN Situation Room and MTV; testified on many occasions in both the House and Senate; briefed industry and governments around the world including briefings for the NATO Center of Cyber Excellence in Estonia, The Organization of American States in Argentina and a two week State sponsored tour of India. He wrote ISA’s Cyber Security Social Contract which is the first, and most often cited, reference in President Obama's major policy paper on cyber security, and was also endorsed by the House GOP Task Force Report on Cyber Security. In 2013 the President issued an Executive Order on Cyber Security that reversed his previous, pro-regulatory policy, and instead adopted the principles of ISA's market incentive based social contract model. Mr Clinton also wrote the handbook for cyber security published in 2014 by the National Association of Corporate Directors.  The Department of Homeland Security subsequently endorsed the handbook and is now providing it free of charge on its web site.

Ed Crooks

Ed Crooks

US Industry and Energy Editor
Financial Times

Ed Crooks was appointed US industry and Energy Editor in August 2010. Prior to that, he was Energy editor at the FT, based in London. Mr Crooks joined the FT in 1999 as Economics Editor, and then went on to become UK News Editor. Previously, Mr Crooks was an Economics Correspondent for the BBC, reporting on both television and radio. He started at the BBC as a researcher and producer and worked across several news programmes. He has also been a reporter and Editor for the Investors Chronicle as well as an Economic Analyst for the Institute for Fiscal Studies. Mr Crooks graduated from Oxford University with a degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics. He regularly appears on national and international TV and radio.

Geoff Dyer

Geoff Dyer

Foreign Policy Correspondent
Financial Times

As Foreign Policy Correspondent for the Financial Times, Geoff Dyer is based in Washington and covers US diplomatic relations, defense and other foreign policy issues. Mr Dyer most recently served as Beijing Bureau Chief from 2008-2011. Since joining the FT in 1994, he has also reported as Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology Correspondent, Brazil Correspondent, Companies Reporter and Shanghai Correspondent. Prior to joining the FT, Mr Dyer was a reporter for Euromoney. He studied history at Cambridge University and has an MA in International Relations from the John Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.

Andrew Edgecliffe-Johnson

Andrew Edgecliffe-Johnson

US Business Editor
Financial Times

Andrew Edgecliffe-Johnson is the US Business Editor of the Financial Times, leading its reporting and analysis of US business in an age of populism, policy upheavals, unending technological change and shifting expectations of corporate America. He manages a team of corporate reporters, while writing news, analysis and commentary and helping develop new offerings for the FT’s core corporate audience. Until 2018, he was the FT’s US News Editor and an FT Assistant Editor, directing its coverage of and for the Americas and helping steer its strategic evolution from a print focus to a digital newsroom with growing impact in video, audio, social media, newsletter and data journalism. From 2005 to 2013, he was the FT’s Global Media Editor, leading its coverage of sectors ranging from the music and movie businesses to digital media and marketing.

In 21 years with the FT in New York and London, Mr Edgecliffe-Johnson has been Deputy News Editor, edited its management features section, covered mergers and acquisitions and US consumer industries, and written for the influential Lex column. A graduate of Cambridge University, he started his career at the Daily Telegraph in London and won the Newsbios “30 under 30” award for young financial journalists in 2000 and 2001. He often moderates FT Live events and other conferences and appears on television, radio, FT videos and FT podcasts.

Russell Fitzgibbons

Russell Fitzgibbons

EVP and Chief Risk Officer, The Clearing House; and Chairman
Financial Services Coordinating Council for Critical Infrastructure Protection and Homeland Security

Russell Fitzgibbons is the Executive Vice President and Chief Risk Officer for The Clearing House, responsible for Enterprise Risk Management, Information Security and Business Continuity. He has more than 30 years of management experience in various operations, payments and payments- related services. Prior to joining The Clearing House, he held a number of positions at Deutsche Bank, most recently as the Global Head of Cash Operations, an area responsible for the successful processing of all payment and payment-related transactions including high-value payments, ACH transactions and checks worldwide. He also managed Deutsche Bank’s Messaging Network and Regulatory Filtering. Prior to joining Deutsche Bank, he worked for Bankers Trust, and for First Chicago's Edge Act offices in Boston, Los Angeles and New York as its Operations Manager. Mr Fitzgibbons is also Chairman of the Financial Services Sector Coordinating Council for Critical Infrastructure Protection and Homeland Security (FSSCC). He also has participated on the Payment Risk Committee at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and on the BAFT-IFSA Board.

Hannah Kuchler

Hannah Kuchler

US Pharma and Biotech Correspondent
Financial Times

Hannah Kuchler is US Pharma and Biotech Correspondent for the Financial Times, with a particular focus on how technology is transforming healthcare. For five years, Ms Kuchler served as FT’s San Francisco Correspondent where she covered Silicon Valley and technology with a focus on social media and cyber security. Ms Kuchler was previously a London-based UK news reporter for the FT, covering British politics and general UK news. Prior to this, she worked on the FT’s newsdesk, as Asia Correspondent for FT Tilt in Hong Kong, and covered US markets in New York.  Before joining the FT in 2009, Ms Kuchler was the Editor of The Oxford Student and won the Guardian’s Student Reporter of the Year award in 2008. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Modern History from Balliol College, Oxford.

Savio Lobo

Savio Lobo

Vice President, IT Planning and Operations

Savio Lobo is Vice President, IT Planning and Operations at NiSource, a Fortune 500 company based in Merrillville, Indiana. The company is engaged in natural gas transmission, storage and distribution, as well as electric generation, transmission and distribution. Mr Lobo leads the Operations, Security, Enterprise Architecture and Enterprise technology delivery functions in IT. Before joining NiSource in 2009, he worked at CNA Insurance where he spearheaded the modernization and development of technology solutions for multiple lines of business and shared enterprise technology. Through his leadership, the organization adopted leading technology IT portfolio management and governance processes to approve technology solutions, develop standards and confirm priorities and budgets. Prior to that, he held application and product development leadership positions at KSM and Tata Consulting services where he implemented business systems for clients in insurance, aviation, banking and energy/utility industries. Mr Lobo has an undergraduate Diploma in Electric Engineering from Victoria Jubilee Technical Institute, Mumbai, India and a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science and Engineering from Government College of Engineering, Aurangabad, India.

Nick Ogurtsov

Nick Ogurtsov

Chief Operating Officer and Chief Risk Officer

Nick Ogurtsov is Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Chief Risk Officer (CRO) of KCG, the independent securities firm providing investors with a range of services to address trading needs across different asset classes, product types and time zones. KCG has multiple access points to trade global equities, fixed income, currencies and commodities through voice or automated execution. As COO, Mr Ogurtsov is responsible for overseeing the firm’s operations and clearing. As CRO, he is responsible for managing the firm’s strategic and operational risk management framework, including the design and implementation of systems and processes to identify, mitigate and assess the firm’s risk exposure.

He joined GETCO in 2012 and was the firm’s CRO before it merged with Knight Capital Group to form KCG in July 2013. Prior to joining GETCO, he was Managing Director and Global Head of UBS’s high-frequency electronic trading group, EMM Group. He built and managed EMM Group’s global team in New York, London and Tokyo where they traded equities, fixed income and foreign exchange. As a member of UBS’s management team for the global cash equities business, he also helped rebuild the firm’s trading technology in the Asia-Pacific region. Mr Ogurtsov began his career at UBS (formally SBC Warburg) as a convertible bonds trader and later co-headed the equity-linked structured products team. He has a BS in physics and computer science from Beloit College and a Master’s degree in computer science from the University of Arizona.

William Roskin

William Roskin

Senior Director, Lyons, Benenson and Company; Compensation Committee Member
Sony Corporation of America; Board Member, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia; Board Member, NY Chapter National Association of Corporate Directors

William Roskin is a Senior Director of Lyons, Benenson and Company and the founder and head of Roskin Consulting; both firms provide executive compensation and organizational development consulting to public and private companies. Mr Roskin is also a Member of the Board of Directors, Chairman of the Compensation Committee, and a Member of the Audit Committee of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia; a Member of the Compensation Committee of Sony Corporation of America; and a Member of the Board of Directors of the New York Chapter of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD). Prior to becoming a consultant and corporate director, he was Executive Vice President – Human Resources and Administration of Viacom from 1988 to 2006, and was a Senior Advisor to the “new” Viacom from 2006 until 2009. During his tenure at Viacom he was responsible for developing and implementing the company’s human resources and labor relations policies and programs, including its executive compensation programs. Before joining Viacom, he was Senior Vice President – Human Resources at Coleco Industries, and Vice President for Labor Relations at Warner Communications. Mr Roskin has a BBA degree from the City College of New York, an LLB degree from St John’s University School of Law, and an LLM degree from NYU  School of Law. He is a member of the New York State Bar.

Kara Scannell

Kara Scannell

US Senior Finance Correspondent
Financial Times

Kara Scannell is the US Senior Finance Correspondent for the Financial Times. Before that she was the Investigations Correspondent, and before that the US Regulatory Correspondent, where she covered US financial regulation and enforcement, including the US Securities and Exchange Commission, the US Department of Justice and state attorney generals’ offices. She is based in New York.  Prior to joining the FT in 2010, Ms Scannell served as a Washington-based SEC and Financial Regulation Reporter for the Wall Street Journal, where she covered Congress’ passage of the financial regulation bill and probes into Goldman Sachs Group, Lehman Brothers, Countrywide and Galleon Group. She has also served as Private Equity Reporter and White Collar Crime Reporter for the Journal, covering criminal trials such as Martha Stewart, Enron and Tyco. She holds a BA in Media Studies and Economics from Fordham University.

Ted Schlein

Ted Schlein

General Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers; Former Chairman
National Venture Capital Association

Ted Schlein is General Partner of Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB), a venture capital firm in Silicon Valley, California. He joined the firm in 1996 and focuses on early-stage technology companies in the enterprise software and infrastructure markets, including ventures within the networking and consumer security arenas. He has led KPCB’s involvement in a number of successful investments, including Mandiant (acquired by Fire Eye); Chegg (CHGG), IPO; LifeLock (LOCK), IPO; Jive Software (JIVE), IPO; ArcSight (ARST), IPO, sold to HP; Beijing Venustech (002439:Shenzhen), IPO; Corio (CRIO), sold to IBM; Extensity (EXTN), sold to GEAC; Fortify Software, sold to HP; Internet Security Systems (ISSX), sold to IBM; and Oakley Networks, sold to Raytheon. Mr Schlein was the founding CEO of Fortify Software, a pioneer in the software security market and now an HP company. He serves on the board of directors of 3VR, Alien Vault, Chegg, Inspirato, Ionic Security, IronPlanet, Jive Software, Nebula,, Shape Security, Synack and Verdiem. Additionally, Ted oversees KPCB’s investments in Bit9 and Endgame Systems.

Before joining KPCB, Mr Schlein was Vice President, Enterprise Solutions at Symantec. One of Symantec’s early employees, he played an instrumental role in the company’s growth and dominance as a global software leader. He led Symantec’s successful move into the software utilities market, as well as the launch of its commercial anti-virus solution, an offering that quickly emerged as the industry gold standard.

Mr Schlein is the former chairman of the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA). He is also the former president of the Western Association of Venture Capitalists and the founder of DoD-sponsored DeVenCI program. He currently serves on the board of overseers of the Engineering School at the University of Pennsylvania and sits on the Board of Trustees at InQTel. He has a BA degree in economics from the University of Pennsylvania.

Adam Sedgewick

Adam Sedgewick

Senior Information Technology Advisor
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Adam Sedgewick serves as Senior Information Technology Policy Advisor at the National Institute of Standards and Technology. In this role he represents NIST on the Department of Commerce’s Internet Policy Task Force and advises NIST leadership on cyber security issues. He was previously Senior Advisor to the Federal Chief Information Officer Council, developing and coordinating cross-agency initiatives and assisting in the implementation of government-wide policy. He also served as Professional Staff Member for the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs for nine years, handling cyber security and federal information technology policy. Mr Sedgewick received the Fed 100 award for his contributions to the Federal information technology community in 2008 and 2013; and both BankInfoSecurity and GovInfoSecurity named him a “Top Ten Influencer” for 2014. He was also awarded the 2014 AFCEA Government-Wide Initiatives Excellence Awards for Security, and was named one of Security Magazine’s Most Influential People in Security for 2014

Raj Shah

Raj Shah

Senior Director of Strategy
Palo Alto Networks

Raj Shah is Senior Director of Strategy at Palo Alto Networks. Previously he was CEO and Co-Founder of Morta Security, which was acquired by Palo Alto Networks in 2014. Before Morta, he was Vice President of Federal Systems, a private investment firm. Prior to that he was a Special Assistant in the Office of the Secretary of Defense where he worked on technology acquisition issues. Mr Shah began his business career as a consultant with McKinsey & Co. He has also served as an F-16 pilot in the United States Air Force where he completed multiple overseas combat tours. He holds an AB from Princeton University and an MBA from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. He is a member of the Council of Foreign Relations and an affiliate at Stanford University’s Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC).

Daniel Sutherland

Daniel Sutherland

Associate General Counsel, National Protections and Programs Directorate
Department of Homeland Security
Denise Wood

Denise Wood

Chief Information Security Officer, Chief IT Risk Officer
FedEx Corporation

Denise Wood is Corporate Vice President, Chief Information Security Officer and Chief IT Risk Officer for FedEx Corporation. She is responsible for information security and business continuity strategies, processes and technologies that help secure FedEx and its broad portfolio of transportation, e-commerce and business services. She also provides leadership and strategic direction for innovative human resource, payroll and financial systems that support annual revenue of $44bn and more than 300,000 staff worldwide across six operating companies. Ms Wood joined FedEx in 1984 and in that time has accumulated 30 years’ experience in network computing, systems development and information security. She is a member of the Board of Advisors of the Payment Card Industry Standards Security Council, and FedEx is the only transportation company to hold a seat on the Board. She serves on the Overton Park Conservancy Board in her community and the Advisory Council of the Raymond J. Harbert College of Business at Auburn University. Ms Wood was named the 2007 National Information Security Executive of the Year in the enterprise category by Executive Alliance, and in the same year was selected as one of Computerworld’s Premier 100 IT Leaders.
 She is an Electrical Engineering graduate of Auburn University and holds an MBA in Information Systems Management from Christian Brothers University.

Graham Wright

Graham Wright

Chief Information Security Officer and Global Head of Digital Risk
National Grid

Graham Wright joined National Grid as CISO and Global Head of Digital Risk in April 2014 after holding senior positions in cyber security with organisations including Northrop Grumman, the UK Office of Cyber Security in the Cabinet Office and the Ministry of Defence. He is an associate fellow for defence and security with the Royal United Services Institute and supports government sponsored-academic programmes on cyber security.

Robert Wright

Robert Wright

US Industry Correspondent
Financial Times

Robert Wright is the US Industry Correspondent for the Financial Times. He is based in New York. Previously, Mr Wright served as the FT’s London-based Shipping and Logistics Correspondent, from 2011 to 2012. Prior to that, he was an award-winning Transport Correspondent, covering all forms of surface transport. He has also been Budapest Correspondent, and a Companies Reporter. Mr Wright joined the FT in 1997 as a journalist in the Special Reports team. Prior to this, he was a reporter at The Scotsman. Mr Wright graduated from St Andrews University and has a degree in English Language and Literature. He also has a Diploma in Journalism from the University of Strathclyde/Glasgow Caledonian University.


Why Attend?

  • Find out how to develop a robust, enterprise-wide security strategy that will protect your business from cyber risks
  • Discover why cyber security has changed from being an IT issue to a major business issue
  • Hear what senior US policymakers are doing to combat the threats to national security, government services, businesses and citizens
  • Network with information security experts from government agencies, critical infrastructure companies, software providers and other organizations
  • Learn how law enforcement officers are collaborating with businesses to prevent, detect, investigate and prosecute cyber criminals.

Agenda - 18th Mar

  • 8:30am
    Registration and Breakfast
  • 9:00am
    Chair's Opening Remarks

    Andrew Edgecliffe-Johnson, US News Editor, Financial Times

  • 9:10am
    Keynote Address: The US Government’s Response to the Cyber Threat

    Note: This presentation will be held under Chatham House Rule

    Cyber attacks are on the increase, but governments and businesses around the world are working more closely together to protect themselves and wider society from cyber criminals. 

    • What are the threats to national security, government services, the private sector and citizens
    • Governments have created national cyber security strategies – but how effective are they, and how could they be improved?
    • How are US policymakers executing their cyber security programs, in particular the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity? Are they doing enough to engage with business leaders to help ensure the security and resilience of critical infrastructure companies and other businesses?

    Daniel Sutherland, Associate General Counsel, National Protections and Programs Directorate, Department of Homeland Security

  • 9:35am
    Panel Framing Presentation: Corporate Security Risk Management - Improving the Safety and Resilience of Businesses in Cyberspace

    David Burg, Principal, US Advisory Practice, and Global & US Cybersecurity Leader, PwC

  • 9:45am
    Panel Discussion: Corporate Security Risk Management - Improving the Safety and Resilience of Businesses in Cyberspace
    • Do board directors and executive managers really understand the cyber risks they face, and do enough to mitigate them?
    • What constitutes an effective corporate cyber security strategy, and how should it be integrated into the overall business strategy?
    • How do you find and allocate the right resources – information security professionals, IT and money – to provide the counter measures required?
    • Guidance from federal and state governments and agencies – how useful is it? 

    David Burg, Principal, US Advisory Practice, and Global & US Cybersecurity Leader, PwC
    Larry Clinton, President and CEO, Internet Security Alliance
    Marcy Klevorn, Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Ford Motor Company
    Adam Sedgewick, Senior Information Technology Advisor, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

    Moderated by: Kara Scannell, Investigations Correspondent, Financial Times

  • 10:30am
    Networking Break
  • 10:55am
    Session: View from the Boardroom
    • Why do boardrooms typically not give cyber security the attention it deserves? 
    • How do you set the right tone from the top, demonstrating to everyone in the organisation that information and communications security is a serious business risk and not just a government policy or technical issue?
    • How closely should the board and executive management work with the chief information security officer and other security professionals in managing cyber threats?
    • When disaster strikes: in the event of a serious breach of security how should the immediate risks be managed, in terms of closing the breach, limiting the damage, ensuring business continuity, informing customers and the public, and managing the media?

    Val Rahmani, Board Member, Aberdeen Asset Management; Board Member, Teradici; Board Member, Decooda; Board Member, Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education
    William Roskin, Senior Director, Lyons, Benenson and Company; Compensation Committee Member, Sony Corporation of America; Board Member, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia; Board Member, New York Chapter, National Association of Corporate Directors

    Interviewed by: Hannah Kuchler, San Francisco Correspondent, Financial Times

  • 11:20am
    Panel Framing Presentation: All Locked Up – Cyber Security in the Financial Services Sector

    Valerie Abend, Senior Critical Infrastructure Officer, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, US Department of Treasury

    Note: This presentation will be held under the Chatham House Rule

  • 11:30am
    Panel Discussion: All Locked Up – Cyber Security in the Financial Services Sector

    Note: This panel session will be held under the Chatham House Rule

    The modern state depends on the reliable functioning of critical infrastructure such as financial services, which is why banks, credit card companies, insurance companies and other financial firms have effective measures in place to guard against denial-of-service attacks, online fraud, data theft and other similar threats.

    • What are the cyber security risks facing banks and other financial services companies?
    • How are those risks managed, and who is in responsible? How far ahead of other sectors is the financial services sector when it comes to combating cyber crime?
    • What level of support should the CEO and the rest of the executive management team be giving to the chief information security officer and others in the front line?
    • What level of assistance is required from financial regulators, law enforcement agencies, IT vendors and other organizations?

    Russell Fitzgibbons, EVP and Chief Risk Officer, The Clearing House; and Chairman, Financial Services Coordinating Council for Critical Infrastructure Protection and Homeland Security
    Nick Ogurtsov, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Risk Officer, KCG
    Chris Sutherland, US Chief Information Security Officer, BMO Financial Group

    Moderated by: Hannah Kuchler, San Francisco Correspondent, Financial Times

  • 12:15pm
    Business Snapshot: IT Governance in Large Corporations

    Managing IT risk, including cyber risk, is an essential part of good IT governance.  But how do you develop an effective IT governance program that senior management and the board understand and support? How do you then integrate it into the overall corporate governance framework?

    Damien Atkins, SVP, Deputy General Counsel (Corporate) and Chief Compliance Officer, AOL

  • 12:30pm
    Session: Power to the People – Cyber Security in the Energy Sector

    Oil, gas, electricity generation and other companies in the energy sector provide essential services which, if disrupted, can bring a nation to its knees. They therefore need to be resilient to cyber attacks that could reduce their ability to provide these services.

    • What are the main risks confronting energy companies in cyberspace?
    • How are those risks being managed, and how much scope is there for improvement?
    • What should an effective cyber security strategy look like? Who should be involved, from those with immediate responsibility for security, up to the highest level of the organisation? 
    • How useful have government initiatives been in helping energy corporations enhance their security and resilience, in particular the President’s Executive Order 13636 Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity, NIST’s Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity, and the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Critical Infrastructure Cyber Community Program C3 Voluntary Program?

    Savio Lobo, Vice President, IT Planning and Operations, NiSource
    Graham Wright, Chief Information Security Officer & Global Head of Digital Risk and Security, National Grid

    Moderated by: Ed Crooks, US Industry and Energy Editor, Financial Times

  • 1:00pm
  • 2:00pm
    On-Stage Interview: Defending the Nation

    The US faces multiple threats in cyberspace from foreign adversaries, and the government conducts a variety of operations to defeat them.

    • What are the main cyber threats to US national security, and how are they countered by government departments and agencies such as the Department of Defense, National Security Agency, US Cyber Command and the Central Intelligence Agency?
    • How effective are the nation’s cyber security and information assurance measures? Do they need to be improved? 
    • Emerging threats: how are the US and its NATO allies dealing with “ambiguous attacks”, as witnessed in the Ukraine crisis, which blend cyber attacks with conventional information warfare, sabotage and other undercover action?
    • Recruitment: how do you find and train the right personnel and turn them into an effective cyberforce?
    • How do governments develop offensive cyber capabilities without becoming cyber aggressors?

    Major General John Davis, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Cyber Policy, US Department of Defense

    Interviewed by: Hannah Kuchler, San Francisco Correspondent, Financial Times

  • 2:30pm
    Panel Framing Presentation: Planes, Trains and Automobiles…and Ships – Cyber Security in the Transportation Sector

    Raj Shah, Senior Director of Strategy, Palo Alto Networks

  • 2:40pm
    Panel Discussion: Planes, Trains and Automobiles… and Ships – Cyber Security in the Transportation Sector

    Transport is one of 16 critical infrastructure industries – along with financial services and energy, dealt with earlier – identified by Presidential Policy Directive 21, and part of the Department of Homeland Security’s National Infrastructure Protection Plan (NIPP), which aims to improve physical and cyber security.

    • The threats and the solutions – how do you create an effective cyber security strategy for companies in the rail, aviation, highway and marine transportation sectors?
    • How useful are IT solutions in preventing cyber attacks? What innovations are shaping future threat analysis and management in cyberspace?
    • The importance of board and executive management buy-in: how do you achieve it?
    • Working with the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Transportation and other government departments and agencies to improve security – what are the benefits, and the pitfalls?

    Greg Boison, Director of Homeland and Cyber Security, Information Systems and Global Solutions, Lockheed Martin
    Raj Shah, Senior Director of Strategy, Palo Alto Networks
    Denise Wood, Chief Information Security Officer, Chief IT Risk Officer, FedEx Corporation

    Moderated by: Robert Wright, US Industry Correspondent, Financial Times

  • 3:25pm
    On-Stage Interview: Venturing Forth – Investing in Cyber Security Software Developers

    Technological innovation is the key to protecting businesses in cyberspace. Tools for preventing, detecting, mitigating and analysing attacks have to be constantly refined or completely over-hauled, and new ones invented, to keep up with the changing nature of the threats and the ingenuity of hackers. There are many well-established providers of cyber security solutions, but new companies with different ways of looking at things are being set up, and venture capital (VC) is playing a key role in their creation.

    • The capital is coming from pure VC firms, as well as from the corporate venture arms of banks, industrial conglomerates and technology giants that already have their own cyber security divisions. What have been their most interesting VC investments to date, from an IT and a business perspective?
    • What are the most serious cyber threats today, and how well are software developers – in established and start-up firms – dealing with them?
    • What do venture capitalists look for when investing in a cyber security start-up? What are the main investment criteria?

    Ted Schlein, General Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers; former Chairman, National Venture Capital Association

    Interviewed by: Hannah Kuchler, San Francisco Correspondent, Financial Times

  • 3:50pm
    Keynote On-Stage Interview: Taking a Partnership Approach to Cyber Security
    • What is the nature of the cyber threat facing the US – not only the military and government, but also businesses and citizens – and what are US Cyber Command and NSA/CSS doing to combat the threat?
    • Partnering with industry 1: How does the NSA/CSS use the technical expertise of private companies to supplement government cyber security manpower and resources through the National Cyber Security Assistance Programme (NSCAP)?
    • Partnering with industry 2: In turn, how does the NSA/CSS help companies in critical infrastructure industries improve their data security?

    Admiral Michael Rogers, Commander, US Cyber Command; Director, National Security Agency; Chief, Central Security Service

    Interviewed by: Geoff Dyer, Foreign Policy Correspondent, Financial Times

  • 4:25pm
    Closing Remarks


  • 4:30pm
    Networking Cocktail Reception

    *Please note this is a preliminary agenda and subject to change.

Masterclass Workshop

Cybersecurity Masterclass for Directors and Executive Management
From the New York Institute of Finance, a Financial Times company
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 | 7:45 am - 8:45 am

Following recent high profile cyber attacks on JP Morgan, Target, and others, cybersecurity has become a top priority for virtually all U.S. organizations and their respective boards. However, tackling this problem can be extremely challenging, because the underlying components of a solution are so technical.

C-Suite and Board members need to understand a variety of issues in compliance and operational risk and so the New York Institute of Finance (NYIF) is proud to offer a one-hour cybersecurity Masterclass in conjunction with FT Live. The class will teach best practice in regulatory and operational frameworks for managing the different types of cybersecurity attacks and how this fits into other risk oversight by a Board. Loss of customer confidence and harm to reputation can cost severely in harm to a company's stock price and long term prospects. Crucial learning's from the Masterclass will review the financial regulators approach to cybersecurity and the expected impact on the Financial Services Industry (where 37% of breaches take place). NIST's Cybersecurity framework and the operational implementation issues this raises. NYIF Faculty instructing the Masterclass will be the NYSE's Ex CEO of Regulation, Claudia Crowley, and the ex CTO of JP Morgan and BP, Jim Noble. Additionally, this class will provide a technical “jargon-buster” and a clear guidebook for asking the right questions when engaging with company technical experts to ensure effective risk management.

Cybersecurity is a threat that no executive can afford to ignore, so give yourself a unique advantage through this one-of-a-kind opportunity to receive personalized advice from world-renowned experts.


About New York Institute of Finance
With a history dating back more than 90 years, the New York Institute of Finance is a global leader in training for the financial services and related industries with course topics covering investment banking, securities, retirement income planning, insurance, mutual funds, financial planning, finance and accounting, and lending. The New York Institute of Finance has a faculty of industry leaders and offers a range of program delivery options including self-study, online and in-class room.


Who Attends?

The FT Cyber Security Summit USA 2015 was attended by:


  • Businesses – especially Critical Infrastructure Companies in sectors such as Financial Services, Energy, Telecommunications, Water and Transport.
  • Policymakers – Federal, State and Foreign governments; Supranational Bodies.
  • Public Sector Organizations – Police, Security and Intelligence Services, Healthcare, Emergency Services, Industry Regulators 
  • Service Providers – Software Vendors, Telecommunications Companies, Law Firms, Consultancies.
  • Other Influencers – NGOs, Universities, Research Institutes, Industry Associations


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  • Head or Director of Fraud Prevention/Intelligence/Forensics/Investigations
  • Chief Financial Officer
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Palo Alto Networks™ is the network security company. Its next-generation firewalls enable unprecedented visibility and granular policy control of applications and content — by user, not just by IP address. Based on patent-pending App-ID™ technology, Palo Alto Networks firewalls accurately identify and control threats and applications — regardless of port, protocol, evasive tactic, or SSL encryption — and scan content to stop threats and prevent data leakage. Palo Alto Networks delivers proven threat prevention combining IPS, anti-malware, URL, file and content filtering in a single integrated engine supported by one of the industry’s most prolific vulnerability research teams.

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Radware (NASDAQ: RDWR), is a global leader of application delivery and application security solutions for virtual and cloud data centers. Its award-winning solutions portfolio delivers full resilience for business-critical applications, maximum IT efficiency, and complete business agility. Radware's solutions empower more than 10,000 enterprise and carrier customers worldwide to adapt to market challenges quickly, maintain business continuity and achieve maximum productivity while keeping costs down.

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