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Wednesday, July 26 • 17:00 - 17:25
Hacking Office Politics for Cybersecurity Leaders

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Who cares about office politics? At the end of the day, isn't it all about doing what's best for the business by protecting its assets? Or implementing the best technical idea? Sadly, no.

Technically savvy cybersecurity professionals often find themselves performing well in individual contributor roles and then getting promoted to management and executive positions. The rules of engagement, however, change as one moves up the corporate ladder. How does a cybersecurity leader communicate to non-cybersecurity experts the value of a program and all the expense that goes along with implementing information security activities? What's the best way to ensure that optimal decisions for the business are made when push comes to shove?

Presenters
avatar for Caroline Wong

Caroline Wong

Chief Security Strategist, Cobalt.io
Caroline is a dynamic cybersecurity expert with more than a decade of industry experience as a day-to-day manager at eBay and Zynga, product manager at Symantec, and managing consultant at Cigital (now Synopsys). She is currently VP of Security Strategy at Cobalt, a company that connects... Read More →
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Robert Wood

Chief Security Officer, Simon Data
Robert Wood is a security technologist, strategic advisor, and speaker. He currently leads the security efforts at Simon Data where he is responsible for security, privacy, compliance, and overall risk management. After working as a consultant for many years, Robert made the switch... Read More →


Wednesday July 26, 2017 17:00 - 17:25
Hire Ground (Florentine B) 255 E Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89169