Security Never Sleeps 2017 – Annual Luncheon Event – Review

This year 10Fold hosted its seventh annual Security Never Sleeps event during the 2017 RSA Conference tradeshow. This year’s event, held at the Red Dog restaurant just a few steps from the Moscone convention center included more than 80 CISOs, security architects, venture capitalists and security vendors participating in spirited discussions about the latest trends shaping the network security landscape.

The luncheon event featured a panel of experts including Mike Kearn – Principal Security Architect & ISO – Consumer Banking Division of US Bank, Suzanne Hartin – Chief Risk Officer at Early Warning, Daniel Ennis – retired Director of the Threat Operations Center for the NSA and current CISSM Senior Fellow & Executive Director Cyber Initiative at University of Maryland. The panel was moderated by Joseph Blankenship – Senior Security Analyst at Forrester.

The diverse panel discussed a wide variety of topics, including the impact of IoT on security, governmental regulations, and the fact that the biggest reason for a breach is still what they fondly referred to as an “oops.”


Backgrounds on this year’s panelists:

US Bank – Mike Kearn – Principal Security Architect & ISO – Consumer Banking Division

Mike Kearn is a seasoned senior leader responsible for proactively managing risk as it pertains to reputation, regulatory, and overall operational risk. Areas of specific expertise are application security, access control architecture, security operations and business continuity planning. Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and Information Assessment Methodology (IAM) as issued by the United States Department of Defense National Security Agency (NSA). U.S. Bank is the 5th largest commercial bank in the United States with $446 billion in assets and operates 3,106 banking offices in 25 states. Mike has been a featured panelist at events such as the CIO Finance Summit, CSO Magazine events, SC Magazine and the Minneapolis CISO Executive Summit.

Early Warning – Suzanne Hartin – Chief Risk Officer

As a senior executive at a top financial services firm, Ms. Hartin is known as an expert in Enterprise and Operational Risk. Major accomplishments include successfully leading resiliency activities during the events of 9/11, standing up programs to meet changing regulatory expectations, and supporting acquisitions with innovative solutions to minimize customer and employee impact. Under her leadership, each organization regularly received satisfactory regulatory ratings. Ms. Hartin currently serves as Chairman of the Board for a privately held corporation, Sytek Electric and serves as a Board member and Treasurer for a local non-profit, Renew Richmond. Previous positions include Chief Risk Officer for Capital One, American Express and Bank of America.

University of Maryland – Daniel Ennis – CISSM Senior Fellow & Executive Director Cyber Initiative

Ennis is a CISSM Senior Fellow and the Executive Director of the University of Maryland Cyber Initiative. He is also CEO of DRE Consulting. In these roles, he leverages over 36 years of U.S. Government service, principally with the National Security Agency/Central Security Service (NSA/CSS).  Prior to his retirement from NSA, Ennis was the director of the Threat Operations Center (NTOC). NTOC is responsible for conducting 24/7 cryptologic activities to discover, characterize, and proactively counter cyber threats to U.S. national security systems and other networks of interest, while protecting the legal rights of U.S. persons. Ennis’ distinguished career with the U.S. Government began in 1979 with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). He joined NSA in 1982 and has held numerous senior-level positions, primarily within the Signals Intelligence Directorate. Prior to becoming the NTOC Director, Ennis served as the Assistant Deputy Director of Analysis and Production, providing overall management of the U.S.