CIO & CISO STRATEGY MEETING
Agile, Adaptive, Resilient, Bold
October 26, 2021 | MidAtlantic
Cindi Carter, Chief Information Security Officer
Cindi Carter is a global, multi-industry Cybersecurity and Information Technology Executive with more than 15 years of experience as a transformational leader for both startups and enterprises. Cindi’s expertise includes building Cybersecurity practices in highly regulated industries, turning strategic goals into actionable outcomes, influencing a “secure from the start” culture, developing secure architecture & engineering platforms, and highly collaborative engagement (C-Suite, Board, Clients, and Industry) for managing risk.
At Check Point Software Technologies, Cindi is a Chief Information Security Officer in the Office of the CISO, committed to helping other CISOs achieve success in both strategic and tactical initiatives. Cindi possesses a firm grasp of the challenges surrounding the security, privacy, and risk management landscape, and is a trusted advisor within Check Point as well as for our customers.
As a transformational leader, Cindi shares her journey as a CISO putting Agile – Adaptive – Resilient – Bold into practice to create a culture of secure-mindedness, establish “secure from the start” architecture, and build proactive measures to reduce cyber risk.
David Cafaro, Senior Director, Cyber Architecture
David is currently the Senior Director of Capital One Ventures, Commercialization, Mergers & Acquisitions Cyber Architecture organization. He leads a team that shapes the management of Cyber risk strategy for these new initiatives across the enterprise. David has been with Capital One Financial for over 5 years and has been deeply involved in Capital One’s transition to a cloud-first organization leading the Financial Industry. Prior to his work at Capital One, David successfully led projects in a range of industries including Telecom, Health Services, Higher Education, National Security, and others.
Beyond his professional career, he has also been involved in the Information Security community through volunteer efforts with several non-profit security conferences including BSidesDC, BSidesCharm, and the Diana Initiative.
Scott Montgomery, Chief Technology Officer
Federal Resources Corporation
Scott has designed and built information security and privacy software and appliances for a long time now. Much of what he built has been used by departments and agencies of the US federal government, and he had the privilege and responsibility of consulting civilian, DoD, and intelligence departments and agencies whose missions matter to our country. Years ago, he learned a lot about the word mission while consulting a commander whose organization had suffered a breach. What changed Scott’s approach was realizing that the commander only wanted to fulfill his mission and that his cybersecurity expertise wasn’t the point – it was critical to making him understand the impact of the breach upon his mission outcome. In that one moment, he changed the way that he briefed leaders, to ensure that he always approach the mission result and how working together can positively impact it. He decided to join FRC because of the importance of the word mission here at this company and among his teammates – they embrace this philosophy every day, and Scott is proud to be in their number.
That’s Scott’s mission. WHAT’S YOUR MISSION?
Scott Cory, Chief Information Officer – Administration for Community Living
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Chris Knerr, Principal
Chris Knerr LLC
Chris Knerr is a CxO, tech entrepreneur, educator, and writer. Most recently Chief Digital Officer at Syniti, a market-leading enterprise data software company, Chris was previously CEO and co-founder of Mareana, an AI/ML start-up, and an executive transformation leader at Johnson & Johnson driving growth, improving profitability, and advancing customer-centric solutions.
Chris is a recognized Life Sciences and Tech industry thought leader and speaker in Enterprise Analytics & Data, Value Realization, and Mega-Program Management. He is a frequent Guest Lecturer at Cornell University’s MBA program.
Chris holds a BA in Philosophy from Columbia University and an MBA from Cornell University.
Andy Coe, Senior Systems Engineer
Andy Coe is an engineer with Arctic Wolf who helps customers change the game with a holistic/operational approach to security. Andy assists customers in their security journey to end cyber risk through the innovation concierge-delivered Arctic Wolf platform.