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CSX North America to Highlight Panel on Cybersecurity Leadership Viewpoints 

Rolling Meadows, IL, USA (19 September 2017) —In conjunction with Cyber Security Month this October, ISACA will host a Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) Panel and Forum at CSX 2017 North America, a Cybersecurity Nexus (CSX) conference being held in Washington DC, 2-4 October.


The CISO Panel will feature experts in the security field speaking to topics pertinent to leadership in cyber, including:


  • Dr. Stephen McCauley, CISO, State of South Carolina Department of Social Services

  • Tammy Moskites, CISO and CIO, Venafi Industry

  • Rich Licato, CISO, Airline Reporting Corporation (ARC)

  • Pam Nigro, Senior Director of Information Security/GRC, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois

  • Michael Raeder, CISO, Orbital ATK


Topics the CISOs plan to discuss include the challenging security landscape, board and leadership team responsibility for improving governance related to security, hiring and diversity challenges, as well as 2018 challenges and priorities.


“The security challenges we face in 2018 are organizational and operational – even if we had access to unlimited budgets and resources, the existing constraints for effectively and efficiently deploying and utilizing them remain,” said Dr. Stephen McCauley, CISO for the State of South Carolina Department of Social Services. “Additionally, quality security hires are becoming scarce, demand has raised starting salaries, and organization wide security culture shifts are notoriously slow worldwide.”


“The problem of securing machine identities is continuing to grow; the number of machines and applications on a network is growing extremely fast, so much faster than the number of people,” said Tammy Moskites, CISO and CIO Venafi. “As enterprises implement appropriate visibility and protection of machine identities coupled with the necessary foundational controls, this will not only improve security, it will reduce the number of impacting outages.”


Kicking off Cyber Security Month in October, CSX North America will be held at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, where ISACA will release findings of recent industry research highlighting the important roles and responsibilities boards and senior executives hold in establishing a culture of cyber security in today’s business environments. ISACA will also feature developments related to its recently released CSX Training Platform, which offers cyber security practitioners, managers and those looking to hire cyber security talent an option for performance-based skills assessment and on-demand training.


This year’s event offers seven educational pathways, each featuring an essential and an advanced level for cyber security practitioners and managers. These pathways align to the NIST Framework for Cyber Security preparedness and relate to specific topic areas:


  • Identify (Asset Management, Business Continuity Planning, Systems Governance, Risk Assessment)

  • Protect (Organizational Awareness, Data Security, Enterprise Policies)

  • Detect (Breach Detection, Systems Monitoring)

  • Respond (Breach Incident Response, Breach Mitigation, Process Improvements)

  • Recover (Disaster Recovery Planning, External and Internal Communications)

  • Defend (Staffing, Education, Management and Team Leadership)

  • Explore (New Technology and Innovation Solutions)


Cyber security professionals also can participate in pre-conference, hands-on workshops, on topics such as cyber security fundamentals, the CSX Practitioner certification, building a world-class threat intelligence program, and cyber security career development. 


The CISO Panel will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 3, at 10 a.m. EST.


More information and registration for the CSX 2017 North America Conference is available at: CSX 2017 North America.



Nearing its 50th year, ISACA ( is a global association helping individuals and enterprises achieve the positive potential of technology. Today’s world is powered by technology, and ISACA equips professionals with the knowledge, credentials, education and community to advance their careers and transform their organizations. ISACA leverages the expertise of its half-million engaged professionals in information and cyber security, governance, assurance, risk and innovation, as well as its enterprise performance subsidiary, CMMI Institute, to help advance innovation through technology. ISACA has a presence in more than 188 countries, including more than 215 chapters and offices in both the United States and China.