Jeffrey Moore is one of the many high-caliber IT Executives who will be facilitating group discussions at NCS Madison’s CIO & CISO Strategy Meeting on March 10, 2020 in Boston, MA.

Jeffrey is the Global Head of Cyber Security at Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research. He will be leading a thought-provoking group discussion on Cybersecurity Leadership. Here is a preview of what he shared with us in a recent interview for his upcoming session.

What do you believe are the most important traits a CISO must-have?

The ability to actively listen and think outside of the box. High emotional intelligence and clear communication styles that are adaptive to your audience are also critical traits.


What is your best advice for a CISO who is beginning to build, lead and retain an effective security team?

People, people, and most of all, people.


What strategies can the CISO develop to improve an organization’s security?

Work closely with the business as their buy-in is key. The day you underestimate the impact of your company’s culture on your security program is the day your program is ineffective.


What information security programs and best practices have you implemented to build a security-minded culture?

Mitre ATT&CK Framework, but these are all guides.


What is one thing you would like the attendees of your discussion group to leave knowing?

It is not one strategy that is key that will make you be successful, it will be a combination of the right strategy, great team work and the business’s support.


Why have you decided to join us at the 2020 Boston CIO and CISO Strategy Meeting?

Because listening and gaining insights from my peers can only help me to make better decisions. Our industry requires a high degree of critical thinking skills and communication skills to be able to adapt to the high velocity of change in technology.

We have limited seats available for the CIO & CISO Strategy Meeting in Boston. If you are interested in participating in Jeffrey Moore’s discussion group or any of the other great discussion groups available register here: or contact Sam Hornbarger at for more information.