Security Never Sleeps 2017 – Annual Luncheon Event

Event Information

We are hosting our seventh annual Security Never Sleeps event during the  2017 North American RSA trade show.  The event is conveniently located within walking distance of the Moscone Center. Building on the success of the previous years, we are expecting more than 75 attendees made of up CISOs, security architects, venture capitalists, and security vendors participating in the cybersecurity discussion. Participation at this highly anticipated event is strictly by invitation only.

The event will feature 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 – CISSM Senior Fellow & Executive Director Cyber Initiative at University of Maryland. The panel will be led by moderator Joseph Blankenship – Senior Security Analyst at Forrester.  This year’s event promises great food, wine, and discussion around the top trends in security, marketing, news and how organizations become top influencers in the market.

Date, Time and Location

Date & Time:
Wednesday, February 15th, 2017
11:30 a.m. – 1.30 p.m. (PST)

Red Dog Restaurant
303 2nd Street, San Francisco, CA 94107
(New Location!)

11:30 a.m. – Noon:   Arrival Networking
Noon – 1:00 p.m.:     Lunch, Panel Discussion, Q&A


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Last Year’s Event Impression Video


This Year’s Panelists Include:

US Bank – Mike Kearn – Principal Security Architect & ISO – Consumer Banking Division
Mike Kearn - US Bank
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
Early Warning - Suzanne Hartin -PanelAs 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
Unversity of Maryland - Daniel Ennis - PanelEnnis 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. Signals Intelligence analysis and production mission. Other senior positions held included Chief, NSA Tailored Access Operations, Chief, Transnational Targets (counter terrorism, counter proliferation, counter intelligence, narcotics and serious crimes, and weapons and space) and Chief, Office of Russia.

This Year’s Moderator

Forrester – Joseph Blankenship – Senior Security Analyst
Forrester - Joseph-Blankenship - Moderator
Joseph supports Security & Risk Professionals, helping clients develop security strategies and make informed decisions to protect against risk. He covers security infrastructure and operations, including security information and event management (SIEM), security,  analytics, and network security. His research focuses on security monitoring, threat detection, operations, and management. Joseph has presented at industry events, been quoted in the media, and has written on a variety of security topics.

His over 10 years of security experience includes marketing leadership and product marketing roles at Solutionary (NTT), McAfee (Intel Security), Vigilar, and IBM (ISS), where he focused on managed security services, consulting services, email security, compliance and network security. As a marketing leader, Joseph helped to align client needs with marketing strategy, messaging, and go-to-market activities while educating users about security strategy. His background also includes extensive experience in the IT, telecommunications, and consulting industries with Nextel, IBM, Philips Electronics, and KPMG.