Designed in Collaboration with SANS Institute

 RSAC           SANS

Sunday, April 23 and Monday, April 24, 2023
RSA Conference 2023 | San Francisco, CA

About the Program

RSAC CISO Boot Camp is an invitation-only gathering of new and future CISOs from a broad set of organizations around the globe. This closed-door, Chatham House Rule program will deliver a unique and curated experience designed to prepare these experts for the next step in their careers.

Launched in 2019, CISO Boot Camp is in its next iteration and is now co-designed by RSAC and SANS Institute, two leading organizations in the cybersecurity ecosystem. Delivered by experienced CISOs and industry experts, attendees can expect quality presentations, inspiring conversations, and immersive hands-on learning with live simulations to help instill the skills needed to be successful–not to mention, plenty of networking with new peers on the same career trajectory, and experts with possible mentoring opportunities.

This is a free program and attendees will receive Expo Pass access to RSAC 2023 as part of their RSAC CISO Boot Camp badge, with the opportunity to upgrade to an Expo Plus Pass or Full Conference Pass. Program size is limited to 100 participants. Attendance is limited to one year, with alumni networking opportunities to follow.


RSAC CISO Boot Camp is an invitation-only program designed for new and aspiring CISOs who are currently in the position or on track to become a CISO at organizations of at least 100 employees (organizations smaller than 100 may be considered). Individuals working for a vendor/supplier are not permitted unless the individual is in a cybersecurity position and an existing CISO or on track to become one. There is a limit of two individuals per organization. No sales, marketing or media are permitted.


Sunday, 4/23 – 9 AM Breakfast   
9 – 9:10 AM Opening/Welcome Frank Kim, Fellow and CISO-in-Residence, SANS Institute and YL Ventures
9:10 – 10:30 AM Inside the Mind of a CISO

Moderator: Frank Kim, Fellow and CISO-in-Residence, SANS Institute and YL Ventures

Panelist: Jerich Beason, CISO, Capital One Commercial Bank

Panelist: Michael Palmer, Chief Information Officer, Hearst

Panelist: Jenny Menna, Vice President, Humana 

Panelist: Deneen DeFiore, Vice President & Chief Information Security Officer, United Airlines

10:30 – 10:45 AM Networking Break  
10:45 – 11:30 AM Strategies for Success Throughout the Workforce Lifecycle Jaya Baloo, Former CISO, Avast
11:30 AM – 12:15 PM Metrics Revisited - Selecting and Reporting Meaningful Metrics in Meaningful Ways to Your Organization Kim Jones, Director, Performance Acceleration (CyberCRAFT), Intuit
12:15 – 2:00 PM  Lunch & Networking   
2:00 – 2:45 PM Alignment and Strategies for Success
Omar Khawaja, VP Security, Field CISO, Databricks
2:45 – 3:30 PM  Storytelling for CISOs  Maarten Van Horenbeeck, Senior Vice President and Chief Security Officer, Adobe
3:30 – 5:30 PM  Cyber42: Transformational Cybersecurity Leader Kevin Garvey, IT Security Manager, CLS Bank

Frank Kim, Fellow and CISO-in-Residence, SANS Institute and YL Ventures  

5:30 – 6 PM Cocktail Networking Reception  
6 – 7:30 PM  Dinner   
Monday, 4/24  8 – 9 AM  Breakfast   
9 – 9:15 AM  Welcome  Frank Kim, Fellow and CISO-in-Residence, SANS Institute and YL Ventures  
9:15 – 10 AM  Cyber Risk and the Board: Relationship Building that Stands the Test of Time Emma Smith, Chief information Security Officer, Vodafone  
10 – 10:15 AM  Networking Break   
10:15 AM  – 1 PM  Executive Cyber Simulation Exercise

Mike Barcomb, Director of Executive Cyber Exercises, SANS Institute

Chris Wilkes, Senior Lead, Executive Cyber Exercises, SANS Institute 
1 – 2:30 PM  Lunch & Networking   

Subject to change.