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CISO Masterminds Fall Summit

The Chicago Athletic Club
October 23 - 25, 2024
Chicago, IL


Explore today’s most important developments in cybersecurity


Dive deep into cybersecurity strategy and best practices

Professional Development

Learn leadership skills to become a more effective CISO


Connect with your peers and expand your opportunities

Keynote Speakers and Session topics Featured during the CISO Masterminds Fall Summit in Chicago

Jason Starr

Host & Founder, CISO Masterminds


  • AI Responsibility Model & Collaborative Workshop
  • Regulatory Requirements for Cyber Incident Reporting
  • The CEO & Board's Perspective on Cybersecurity
  • Adapting for Change in the CISO Role

AI Responsibility Model, Collaborative Workshop Featuring Merritt Baer

CISO & Advisory Board Member

As organizations race to embrace generative AI, we bring together experts from various backgrounds to define standards for the ethical development, deployment and governance of AI. This workshop is a unique opportunity for all attendees to become co-collaborators in the development of recommended guidance for US companies.

Regulatory Requirements for Cyber Incident Reporting (SEC, CIRCIA) Featuring Supro Ghose

CISO with Eagle Bank

This session will cover new and upcoming regulatory requirements from the SEC & CISA for the reporting of cyber incidents. As the window for reporting comes into focus, we will discuss best practices for the reporting of cyber incidents and how to develop the necessary policies, procedures and processes to meet compliance.

The CEO Perspective on Cybersecurity Featuring Eric Green

Global Cybersecurity Operations Leadership Team, TikTok

How can cyber leaders better communicate with boards and business leadership? By better understanding the issues that matter most to them. In this session, Eric Green Global Cyber Leadership Team with TikTok will interview leading CEO’s and CFO’s to help gain a better perspective on what is top of mind for business leaders when it comes to cybersecurity.

Strategic Thinking & Innovation, Keynote address Jevon Wooden

Leadership Coach & Consultant with BrightMind Consulting Group

With an emphasis on the unique challenges and opportunities in cyber leadership, Jevon unpacks the essentials for developing a culture of innovation and creativity as well as necessary tools for strategic planning and execution.

Past Speakers

Steven Wallstedt

Chief Information Security Officer, ABN AMRO Bank, USA

Experienced CISO, Board Member, and leader in the financial services industry, Steve shares advice on effective cybersecurity program development and how to prepare for upcoming changes in regulatory compliance based on experience working with regulators (FFIEC, NYS DFS, SEC).

Tim Rohrbaugh

Chief Information Security Officer (former), JetBlue Airways

Public company CISO and founder of DefaultDenySec, Tim brings over 20 years experience in the field and helps other security leaders bridge the gap between technical and business goals while delivering value to executives and shareholders.  He participates in CISO Masterminds events as a keynote speaker on a variety of emerging trends that CISO’s need to know about. 

Chetan Patel

Chief Information Security Officer, Helaba Bank

Several time CISO in the banking industry, Chetan shares his security practitioner expertise on topics related to risk Management, governance, audit, and regulatory compliance (NYS DFS, GDPR, ISO, NIST, FFIEC).  Chetan is also a frequent speaker on the opportunities and risks of generative AI.

Hallie Stern

Founder & Director, Mad Mirror Media

Information Scientist, Digital Strategist, and frequent speaker on the human side of global cyber conflict.  Hallie offers cutting edge insights into the opportunities and the risks of generative AI that CISO’s need to know about.

Stas Bojoukha

Chief Executive Officer, Compyl

CEO and founder of Compyl, Stas has over 20 years experience as an information security expert as well as a former CISO in the finance and real estate industry.  Stas is a frequent speaker on how businesses can mature their information security posture, mitigate risks, and surpass regulatory compliance and audit requirements.  As the founder of a successful SaaS company, Stas also shares his unique perspective on entrepreneurship opportunities in the cybersecurity industry.

What you’ll experience in Chicago

At the CISO Masterminds Fall Summit, you’ll hear from industry experts during keynote talks and dive deep into vital cybersecurity questions during breakout sessions.

You’ll also have the chance to get to know other attendees socially over dinner, drinks, and throughout the Chicago River Architecture Tour & Dinner Cruise.

Agenda for the CISO Masterminds Fall Summit

Wednesday, October 23rd 

5:30 PM CT | Evening Meet & Greet + Reception at the Chicago Athletic Association

Thursday, October 24th

9 AM — 5 PM CT | Full Day of Keynote Talks + Deep Dive Breakout Sessions

6:30 PM CT | Chicago River Architecture Tour and Dinner Cruise

Friday, October 25th

9 AM – 12 PM CT | Brunch & Keynote Speakers

12 PM CT | Closing & Departure
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"Any CISO who gets this invitation in the future would definitely be open to coming to this."

- Randy Clay

"What I like about this conference is the intimacy of it. It’s much more connected to people, and my peers, in different industries."

- Marc Helfman

"I really think this kind of session is much more beneficial than attending
industry conferences or vendor-sponsored conferences."

- Mark Fitzgerald

Founder’s Vision

Jason Starr, Senior Director of Cybersecurity Services for a top 10 accounting firm, founded CISO Masterminds to create a one-of-a-kind organization focused exclusively on cybersecurity executives and the challenges they face.

“We chose Chicago as the location to host our next event due to its rich history and the variety of experiences it has to offer. The Chicago Athletic Association is an iconic venue with a legacy of making history," says Jason. “Our speakers will explore some of the latest regulatory updates and critical shifts that CISOs need to understand.”

CISO Masterminds is carefully curated to bring seasoned cybersecurity leaders together and explore the most vital topics impacting our industry.


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