Kasia Hanson

Kasia Hanson

Global Senior Director, Security Ecosystems Development and Partnerships, Intel

Kasia Hanson leads Intel’s Global Security Ecosystem Development and Partnerships for physical and cybersecurity. She leads the strategy and development of security ecosystem partnerships, go-to-market, and sales acceleration strategies. She is a 24-year veteran of Intel with deep technology expertise across IoT/OT, AI, Computer Vision, Cybersecurity, Datacenter, and Storage. Kasia is Chair Emeritus of the Security Industry Association Women in Security Forum, the SIA Progress Award Honoree (2022), a 2x Women in Security Power 100 honoree, and a Distinguished Fellow for the Innovation Institute for Fan Experience in Sports (IIFX), 2023 IIFX Women in Sports Innovator Award honoree, and was named the #3 IFSEC Security Influencer in 2021. Kasia is also a member of SIA’s Cybersecurity Committee and Endowment Committee.

All Sessions by Kasia Hanson

Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) - 2025 and Beyond September 15, 2023
1:50 pm - 2:40 pm

Culture Convergence: Empowering Women and Embracing Diversity in Merging Cyber and Physical Security

Get ready to be inspired as we delve into the fascinating world of culture convergence, women empowerment, and the merging of cyber and physical security. This one-hour presentation will leave you with a fresh perspective on the future of security and the power of diversity.

Discover the incredible benefits of inclusivity and diversity in the security industry, backed by statistical evidence that proves their positive impact on cybersecurity outcomes. Prepare to be amazed by success stories of organizations that prioritize diversity in their security initiatives, showcasing the innovative approaches that arise from different perspectives.

We will also shed light on the challenges faced by women in the security field and the importance of breaking barriers. Learn about the achievements of remarkable women leaders in cybersecurity and physical security, and explore the value of mentorship and networking opportunities for aspiring women professionals.

Witness the concept of merging cyber and physical security come to life through real-life examples and their effectiveness in creating a holistic defense strategy. Understand the potential risks of neglecting any aspect of security in our interconnected world, and discover how collaboration between CIOs and CISOs can lead to successful convergence.

Kasia and Antionette will emphasize the role of empathy and emotional intelligence in creating an inclusive work environment, as well as the benefits of cross-functional training and skill development for security professionals. Be encouraged to establish mentorship programs that promote diversity in leadership and celebrate diverse achievements within the security community.

This event is a call to action! Summarizing the key takeaways, we urge organizations to prioritize diversity and inclusion efforts within their security teams. We call on CIOs and CISOs to actively promote culture convergence between cyber and physical security. Together, let's support and empower women in the security industry to bridge the gender gap and foster a more inclusive and secure future.

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.