RSAC Cyber Leaders Forum

Sunday, May 5, 2024 | San Francisco, CA

About the Program

Introducing the RSAC Cyber Leaders Forum (CLF), a newly established, invitation-only program tailored for CISOs and senior-most security leaders from small to mid-size organizations. Modeled after the highly successful RSAC Executive Security Action Forum (ESAF), CLF is designed to create a confidential space where participants can share experiences, navigate challenges, and cultivate meaningful connections with trusted peers from organizations of comparable scale. Attendance is reserved for active security-facing CISOs (or equivalent) who meet qualifying criteria.

This is a complimentary program, but a Full Conference Pass is required to attend so that you can also enjoy additional exclusive programming throughout the week. If you qualify and already have an Expo Plus Pass or Expo Pass, you'll be prompted to upgrade your current pass during the registration process.


  • CISO or senior-most security leader
  • Organization size of 500+ employees
  • No vendors/suppliers are permitted unless the individual is in a qualified cybersecurity role within the organization
  • No sales, marketing, or media permitted

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8 – 9 AM  Breakfast   
9 – 9:10 AM  Opening Remarks  Program Committee 
9:10 – 9:50 AM  Talking Through Tough Topics in Cybersecurity: GenAI, Quantum, and Risk Management  Diana Kelley, CISO, ProtectAI; Lisa Lee, Chief Security Advisor/BD Global Lead for Strategy & Research (S2IR), Microsoft; and Patti Titus, CPO and CISO, Markel 
9:50 – 10:30 AM  Generative AI: If Crypto and Cloud Had a Baby  Dan Glass, CISO, NTT Data 
10:30 – 10:45 AM  Break   
10:45 – 11:25 AM
Aflac Zero Trust Case Study  Tim Callahan, Global CSO, Aflac 
11:25 AM – 12:05 PM  Burnout in Cybersecurity: Recognizing, Addressing, and Supporting Our Teams  Jinan Budge, VP, Principal Analyst, Forrester 
12:05 – 1 PM  Lunch   
1 – 1:05 PM   Afternoon Kick Off  Program Committee 
1:05 – 1:45 PM  The Growing Legal Landscape and Key Considerations for CISOs  Justine Phillips, Partner, North American Intellectual Property and Technology Practice Group, Baker McKenzie 
1:45 – 2:45 PM   Ransomware Survival Guide  Moderator: Alessandro Da Silva, CISO, Octapharma
Panelists: Alejandro Rivas-Vasquez, Global Head Digital Forensics & Incident Response, NCC Group; Peter Hedberg, VP, Underwriting, Corvus Insurance; and Chris Forbes, President & CEO, Forbes Asset Management, Inc.
2:45 – 3 PM Break   
3 – 4:55 PM  Tabletop Exercise: Zero-Day Cloud & Supplier Extortion  Matt Durrin, Director of Training & Research, and Sherri Davidoff, CEO, LMG Security 
4:55 – 5 PM Wrap Up  Program Committee 
5 – 6:30 PM  Cocktail Hour...and a Half   

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