CISO Roundtable: Top CISO Priorities for 2022


Join our panel of seasoned CISOs from multiple industries as they share their valuable perspectives on:

  • Ransomware and the impact on global stability 
  • Supply chain attacks and trusted infection vectors
  • Detection and response across the network and in the Cloud
  • Incident Response readiness
  • Attracting and retaining the right talent

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About the Webinar

CISO Roundtable: Top CISO Priorities for 2022

For security leaders, it can be hard to catch a break when faced with the increasingly challenging task of defending their organizations from evolving threats while simultaneously fighting the battle of the budget in an effort to do more with less.

What issues should CISOs be prioritizing, and how can they get the most bang for their buck with regard to minimizing potential risks and maximizing potential outcomes?

CISO Stories Podcast hosts Sam Curry, CSO at Cybereason, and Todd Fitzgerald, VP of Strategy at the Cybersecurity Collaborative, are joined by an esteemed panel of accomplished security leaders to discuss these challenges and more.


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Meet The Panelists


Devon Bryan

Global CISO at Carnival Corporation

Devon Bryan joined Carnival Corporation in October 2021 as the Global Chief Information Security Officer with responsibilities for conceiving, implementing and leading technology solutions that assure compliance, protect personal data and corporate assets, increase organizational capability and advance productivity within Carnival Corporation and our world-leading cruise line brands.


Sydney Klein

Chief Information Security & Data Officer at Bristol Myers Squibb

Sydney Klein serves as Chief Information Security and Data Officer (CISDO) for Bristol Myers Squibb (BMS), a global biopharmaceutical company whose mission is to discover, develop and deliver innovative medicines that help patients prevail over serious diseases. In addition to this role, Sydney is a strong ally to underrepresented communities. She is a member of the BMS’ Global Diversity and Inclusion Council, the executive sponsor of the IT Diversity and Inclusion Council, and the executive sponsor for the local Pride Alliance People and Business Resource Group chapter, which aims to empower LGBTQ+ inclusion, awareness, and engagement. Sydney has over 20 years of experience in cybersecurity. As the company’s CISO, she leads BMS’ efforts to be a data-driven biopharmaceutical powerhouse, leveraging data to unimagined possibilities while ensuring digital and data ecosystems are secure.


Richard Rushing

CISO at Motorola Mobility, a Lenovo Company

Richard Rushing is the Chief Information Security Officer for Motorola Mobility LLC. Richard participates in several corporate, community, private, and government Security Council’s and working groups setting standards, policies, and solutions to current and emerging security issues. As Chief Information Security Officer for Motorola Mobility, he has led the security effort by developing an international team to tackle the emerging threats of mobile devices, targeted attacks, and cyber-crime. He organized, developed and deployed practices, tools and techniques to protect the intellectual property across the worldwide enterprise. A much-in-demand international speaker on information security, Richard has presented at many leading security conferences and seminars around the world.


Marc Varner

Vice President and CISO at Lowe’s

Mark Varner joined Lowe’s on Oct. 25 as vice president and chief information security officer. In this role, Marc is responsible for the global security strategy and program, ensuring all Lowe’s information assets and technologies are properly protected. He collaborates closely with senior technology and business leaders to implement best security practices, to protect and serve our customers and overall business. Marc joins us from Yum! Brands, where he most recently served as the vice president and global chief information security officer. He previously served in a similar role with McDonald’s. Marc has more than 25 years of experience and comes to Lowe’s with deep knowledge of information security, including technical security architecture, program development, data asset management, and risk and compliance.

Meet the hosts


Sam Curry

Chief Security Officer at Cybereason

Sam is a Visiting Fellow at the National Security Institute, and prior to joining Cybereason was CTO and CISO for Arbor Networks (NetScout) and was CSO and SVP R&D at MicroStrategy in addition to holding senior security roles at McAfee and CA. He spent 7 years at RSA, the Security Division of EMC as Chief Technologist and SVP of Product. Sam also has over 20 patents in security from his time as a security architect, has been a leader in two successful startups and is a board member of the Cybersecurity Coalition, of SSH Communications and of Sequitur Labs.


Todd Fitzgerald

Vice President, Cybersecurity Strategy at Cybersecurity Collaborative

Todd has built Fortune 500/large company security programs for 20 years, and was named 2016–17 Chicago CISO of the Year, ranked Top 50 Information Security Executive, authored 4 books including #1 Best Selling and 2020 CANON Hall of Fame Winner CISO COMPASS: Navigating Cybersecurity Leadership Challenges with Insights from Pioneers (2019), ground-breaking CISO Leadership: Essential Principles for Success, as well as contributions to a dozen others. Todd held senior leadership positions at Northern Trust, Grant Thornton International, Ltd, ManpowerGroup, WellPoint (Anthem) Blue Cross Blue Shield/ National Government Services, Zeneca/Syngenta, IMS Health and American Airlines.