Chief Security and Trust Officer, Epiphany Systems
Malcolm Harkins is an independent board member and advisor to several organizations. He is also an executive coach to CISOs and others in a wide variety of information risk roles. Harkins engages in a wide variety of peer outreach activities to drive improvements across the world in the understanding of cyber risks and best practices to manage and mitigate those risks. Key areas of focus include the ethics around technology risk, social responsibility, total cost of controls, and driving more industry accountability. Previously he was Chief Security and Trust Officer at Cylance as well as Cymatic. He also served as Vice President and Chief Security and Privacy Officer (CSPO) at Intel Corporation, and was the company’s first Chief Information Security Officer (CISO). Malcolm has taught at the CIO institute at the UCLA Anderson School of Management and was an adjunct faculty member at Susquehanna University in 2009. He has received the RSA Conference Excellence in the Field of Security Practices Award, was recognized by Computerworld as one of the Premier 100 Information Technology Leaders for 2012 and received the ISC2 Information Security Leadership Award. Malcolm has also testified before the United States Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation on the “Promises and Perils of Emerging Technology for Cybersecurity.
According to Greek Mythology, Styx is a river that forms the boundary between Earth and the Underworld. The rivers Acheron, Cocytus, Lethe, Phlegethon, and Styx all converge at the center of the underworld on a great marsh, which sometimes is also called the Styx. “Risk surrounds and envelops us. Without understanding it, we risk everything and without capitalizing on it, we gain nothing.” This quote from The Psychology of Risk written by Glynis Breakwell says it all.
Malcolm will explore various physical as well as logical capabilities that when intertwined together create greater potential opportunities for positive social and economic benefit yet also generate magnified negative consequences. Consequences that impact not only the organizations we support but more importantly generate increased societal risks that we need to manage. He will discuss what we should be doing to integrate our views on this converged marsh of risk – since the boundary of earth and the underworld – physical and logical has been removed. He will also discuss how we can operationalize our controls to improve our abilities to sense, interpret, and act upon these risks so we can fully capitalize on the opportunities that lie ahead.
"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.