Charles Burns

Charles Burns

Vice President of Security, Miami Dolphins

Charles Burns is the vice president of security with the Miami Dolphins, Hard Rock Stadium and its properties including the Miami Open and Formula One Miami Grand Prix. In his role, he oversees all aspects of security for Dolphins business operations and Hard Rock Stadium.

Prior to his role with the Dolphins, Burns served as the corporate vice president of security at ASM Global leading security strategies for 350 global venues including arenas, stadiums, theaters and convention centers. Burns formerly held leadership positions in security and risk management across a variety of companies and brands including the Cleveland Cavaliers/Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse, Uber, the IndyCar Series and the Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix.

Burns serves on a number of non-profit boards including the Fallen Wounded Soldiers Fund, Challenge Detroit and the Detroit Crime Commission. Burns graduated from Purdue University and served in the United States Marine Corps.

All Sessions by Charles Burns

CISO/CSO/GC Summit September 15, 2023
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Closing Keynote

Platinum 5 & 6
Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) - 2025 and Beyond September 15, 2023
2:45 pm - 3:35 pm

Monday Morning Quarterback: Collaboration between CIOs, CISOs, and CROs in Sports Venues for Physical and Cybersecurity Resilience

This session will host an esteemed panel of Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs), Chief Information Officers (CIOs), and Chief Risk Officers (CROs) in the sports and entertainment space. Join us as these practitioners play Monday morning replay on how to look at each of the use cases from their perspective and discuss how they may have approached the incidents differently.

4:45 pm - 6:00 pm

Closing Keynote: State of C-Curity (Security)

Platinum 5 & 6

"The State of Security," brings together the sharpest minds from the C-Suite – for a thought-provoking panel discussion that dives deep into the challenges, innovations, and strategies reshaping the security paradigm.

In an era where technology is both an enabler and a potential threat, understanding the dynamic interplay between security and advancement is paramount.

But security is not solely a technological puzzle – it's a multidimensional challenge that spans people, processes, and policies. Our C-Suite leaders will delve into the human element of security, discussing the significance of fostering a security-centric culture from the top down and bottom up. With insider threats and social engineering tactics on the rise, a well-informed workforce becomes the first line of defense.

Emerging technologies like artificial intelligence, and the Internet of Things offer unprecedented opportunities – but they also introduce unprecedented risks. We will uncover the strategies that visionary leaders are deploying to embrace innovation while safeguarding against new vulnerabilities.

Ultimately, "The State of Security" is a call to action. It challenges us to question our assumptions, reassess our strategies, and redefine what it means to be secure in an ever-shifting landscape. Attendees will leave empowered with the knowledge and insights needed to drive meaningful change within their own organizations.

Join us for a keynote session that promises to be both enlightening and inspiring, equipping you with the tools to navigate the intricate maze of modern security challenges. Together, we'll shape a more secure future for all.