2019 Salt Lake City Cybersecurity Best Practice Exchange

    The Future of Cybersecurity Leadership


    The Leadership Board represents the region’s most prominent organizations and thought leadership. Board members recommend and vet topics, speakers and industry partners, ensuring each Exchange addresses the region’s most significant concerns.

    Leadership Board


    Tony Blackham, CISO , Ancestry.com
    John Overbaugh, CISO, CareCentrix
    Karl West, CISO, Intermountain Healthcare


    Dan Anderson, CISO, Lifescan
    Lorin Ball, Director of Information Security, Young Living Essential Oils
    Devin Bhatt, CISO, Varo Money Inc.
    Trent Bond, CISO, Pluralsight
    KT Boyle, Cyber Operations Officer, US Army
    Niall Browne, CISO, Domo
    Fred Bull, ISO, Gremlin
    Blaine Carter, CISO, FranklinCovey
    David Cross, Principal Security Architect, Henry Schein
    Brent Dillon, Director of Information Security, Sportsman's Warehouse
    Rick Gardner, Cybersecurity Advisor, DHS (Region 8)
    David Glod, VP, Information Security, Mountain America Credit Union
    Brandon Greenwood, CISO, Overstock.com
    Jake Hammock, CISO, NICE inContact
    Bret Jordan, Director of Cybersecurity, Symantec
    Jeff Kohrman, Global Security Leader, HashiCorp
    Joe Levy, CTO, Sophos
    Kris Lundell, Privacy Officer, Total Triage Healthcare
    Romaine Marshall, Partner, Stoel Rives LLP
    Kerri-Lynn Morris, CTO Healthcare, Microsoft
    Niel Nickolaisen, CTO, O.C. Tanner
    Phil Richards, CISO, Ivanti
    Taylor Rohm, Principal Advisor, Cyber Security, Rio Tinto
    Dean Sapp, CISO, Progrexion
    Matt Sorenson, CISO, Secuvant
    Larry Trittschuh, CSO, HealthEquity
    Doug Wayment, CISO/IT Director, CHG Healthcare
    Nathan Wilkey, CISO, 3M Health Information Systems

    Connecting Cloud Security and Business Objectives

    The future of information and cybersecurity is the cloud, and the Board depends on us, as security leaders, to help them understand what that transition means for the business. At this collaborative discussion, we will discuss:

    • Best practices for bridging the gap between traditional and cloud strategy
    • How to effectively manage cloud and identity access management
    • Techniques to incorporate risk management into everyday business operations


    Karl West, CISO, Intermountain Healthcare
    Brandon Greenwood SCISO, Overstock.com
    Tony Blackham, CISO, Ancestry.com

    Discussion Questions

    Discussion One – Cloud Security
    • How mature is cloud technology at your organization? What would you say is the biggest strength of your cloud program?
    • When it comes to cloud security, what challenge do you spend the most time working on? What steps have you taken to resolve that challenge?
    • How do cloud and on-prem security strategies differ? What are the most critical elements of a cloud security strategy?
    • What processes have helped you provide effective cloud governance?

    Discussion Two – Risk Management

    • When it comes to risk management, what are the biggest challenges at your organization? How have you addressed them?
    • What does a mature process for risk identification, risk categorization, and risk remediation look like? Where have you found the most success at your organization?
    • How do you create a risk management program that can keep up with the ever-changing risk landscape?
    • How do you incorporate risk management into the normal operations of your organization?

    Discussion Three – Communication with the Board

    • What dashboards, metrics and KPIs do you use when communicating with the board?
    • What’s the greatest strength of your board presentations?
    • How have you developed the soft skills required to be a successful leader at the executive level?
    • How do you build stronger relationships with board members to communicate more effectively?
    • If you had one piece of advice on communicating with the Board, what would it be and why?


    2:45pm – 3:15pm | Registration & Networking
    3:15pm – 4:00pm | Welcome and Panel Discussion
    4:00pm – 5:45pm | Challenge, Solution, Outcome; Best Practice Exchange Discussion
    5:45pm – 6:15pm | Networking, Cocktails and Heavy Hors d’oeuvres
    6:15pm – 7:15pm | Discussion Findings and Closing

    CISO, Intermountain Healthcare
    CISO, Overstock.com
    CISO, Ancestry.com

    Solutions providers are vetted to include only the organizations bringing the most successful and innovative solutions to market. Sponsors must be approved by the Leadership Board.

    Interested in supporting the cybersecurity leadership community? contact us


    To learn more about the Salt Lake City Cybersecurity Best Practice Exchange or to answer any questions, please contact:

    Garrett Leeson, Executive Director
    Direct: 503.908.2442
    [email protected]

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