ISA Highlights October 2018

November 1, 2018

 ISA HIGHLIGHTS October 2018

  • THE ISA BOARD OF DIRECTORS MET IN WASHINGTON DC, October 3-4 for their twice annual in-person meeting. DHS Under Secretary for the National Protection and Programs Directorate (soon to be renamed the Enterprise and Cyber Security Directorate), Chris Krebs was the guest of honor at ISA’s annual winter Salon Dinner; Robert Kolasky, Director, National Cyber Risk Management Center at DHS briefed the ISA board on its plans and Robert Strayer, Deputy Assistant Secretary, State Department met with the board to discuss coordinating ISA’s growing international presence more closely with US international cyber policy efforts. Erin Essenmacher, Director of Programs for the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) also met with the ISA board seeking advice on plans for a joint ISA-NACD meeting with the SEC, DHS, FBI and Treasury officials on how to improve collaboration at senior levels between industry and government on issues ranging from information sharing to economic incentives for better cyber security. The meeting will be held November 15.
  • ISA AND ESI THOUGHTLAB MET WITH DHS ON CYRIE PROGRAMS – The ISA board also met with the President and Chief Operating Officer for ESI ThoughtLab, a Wharton School based team of economists to discuss how they may be able to work with ISA on a range of programs affiliated with the DHS CYRIE program which will attempt to better integrate economics into cyber security policy. Among the specific ideas that were discussed included programs on systemic cyber risk, entity cyber risk, supply chain risk management and developing new models for assessing cyber metrics and monitoring. Following the ISA Board of Directors Meeting, ISA and ESI Thoughtlab also briefed DHS Cyber Risk Management Center staff on the ISA board meeting.
  • ISA, IN COOPERATION WITH THE ORGANIZATION OF AMERICAN STATES, held Latin American workshops for the development of a Cyber Risk Handbook for Latin American Boards of Directors. Workshops were held in Bogota, Columbia and Mexico City, Mexico. ISA committed to doing webinars in November for people who were not able to attend either event. Publication of the Latin American Cyber Risk Handbook for Corporate Boards is expected by the end of the year.
  • ISA KEYNOTED AT THE VIII EDITION OF COLOMBIA 4.0 – How Cyber Security Can Undermine Digital Transformation in Latin American — And What We can Do About iT, a major digital and cybersecurity conference, Bogota Colombia.
  • ISA PARTICIPATED IN THE National Association of Corporate Directors annual Global conference which highlighted cyber security concerns of corporate boards.
  • ISA KEYNOTED – The Evolution of the Cyber Threat and Effective Ways for the Board and Management to Address It – at the Cyber Future Foundation, annual conference at the George W. Bush Presidential Library, Dallas, Texas.
  • ISA KEYNOTED – Cybersecurity Summit – Mind Frame Shift: Embracing Change in C-Suite and Corporate Board Responsibility to Managing Cyber Risk, for federal government IT security professionals, Tyson’s Corner, Virginia.
  • ISA PRESENTED – Better questions for boards: Understanding the Cybersecurity Threat, EY Webcast, New York, New York.
  • ISA PRESENTED – Cybersecurity Expertise in the Boardroom: Is it Time?, sponsored by Evolution Equity, New York, New York.
  • ISA PRESENTED – Roundtable – Cybersecurity Policy, Procurement, and Best Practices from a Government Perspective, for a cyber security delegation from the Philippines, sponsored by the Business Council for International Understanding (BCIU), Washington DC.
  • ISA PRESENTED – Roundtable – Cybersecurity Policy, Procurement, and Best Practices from a Government Perspective, for a cyber security delegation from the Kenya and Rawanda sponsored by the Business Council for International Understanding (BCIU), Washington DC.