ETMA Regional Conference – Colorado – August 29, 2023

ETMA Regional Conference Aug 2023

ETMA hosted a Regional Conference, at the Lakewood Country Club o August 29, 2023.

This event was open to ETMA members and their guests. ETMA membership is not required to attend.

Find your next partner, grow and transform your business, network with other executives, and learn how to securely manage AI tools with our guest speaker from Check Point Software. Pete Nicoletti, Global CISO of the Americas will address AI: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.

Key Take-Aways:

  1. AI tools, benefits and risks.
  2. New strategies to leverage AI tools safely.
  3. Proactive measures to avoid AI attacks and misuse.
  4. Current tools, research, countermeasures, future trends and links for more information.

CISOs and Executives need to be aware of issues and risks related to their business and the entire corporate and personal ecosystems. They need to provide ongoing guidance and leadership in addressing these new opportunities and their risks. Many CISOs are including AI-based issues in their weekly staff meetings and giving initial guidance as well as updates to Executive Staff. For example: Chat GPT and other AI-based tools are lowering the bar for hackers to create very targeted phishing emails based on previous hack info combined with social media information that are fooling many end users.

Staff members in Security, IT, Network and Development, as well as Marketing and Sales, are using ChatGPT and that must be shared and discussed during CISO-led meetings! CISOs need to review and embrace the significant amount of good guidance that has recently been released. CISOs need to give guidance to other executives that are needing to leverage AI tools to ensure their business innovates and beats the competition!
We’ll discuss all the appropriate steps that CISOs can use: Framing the Risk, your Audience, AI Risks and Trustworthiness, Effectiveness of the Benefits, the Risk Management Core that describes “Govern, Map, Measure, and Manage” and describes the Risk Management Profiles.

About our Speaker 

Pete Nicoletti, Global CISO of the Americas for Check Point Software 
Pete has 32 years of IT and MSSP experience and has been a hands-on CISO for the last 20 years and recently joined Check Point as Global CISO of the Americas. Pete’s experience and leadership was most recently at Cybraics Defense as CISO. This company is an advanced Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Analytics formed as a DARPA funded project. Pete is the former CISO of Hertz Global, successfully protecting the brand in over 150 countries, 20,000 employees and 10,000 locations. Pete led Virtustream’s (now a Dell company) efforts as CISO to achieve FedRAMP and NIST 800-53 certification in record time and hosted dozens of US Federal Agencies on its most secure cloud design.

Pete started the MSSP, security consulting, Pen/Vulnerability Testing Teams as VP of Security engineering at Terremark and successfully guided these services migration in the Verizon purchase. Pete has been a local S. Florida trailblazer for many years, starting a wireless ISP, a network engineering company and an award-winning CRM-telephony Integration Company.

Pete has a long history of support of the ISSA and its mission. He was one of the original 4 board members that started the South Florida chapter and was President of the Group for 4 years and helped grow the chapter to hundreds of members. He started the “Hack for the Flag and Chili Cookoff” and large yearly conferences that are still going strong.
Pete is a founder, leader and member of numerous security groups and is a Board Member and Board Advisor. In 2017, Pete was honored to be selected as a “Top 100 Global Chief Security Officers.” Pete’s cloud security deployments and designs have been rated by Garter as #1 and #2 in the world and he literally “wrote the book” on secure cloud reference designs as published in Intel Press: “Building the Infrast

Grow and transform your business with new…

  • Operational efficiencies for back-office processes.
  • Sales through partnerships.

Network smarter with other leaders.

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