Charting the Course: A CISO’s Guide to Success in Cybersecurity

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Date: April 30, 2024
Time: 8:30 AM CDT | 9:30 AM EDT | 7:00 PM IST
Topic: Charting the Course: A CISO’s Guide to Success in Cybersecurity

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Abstract: Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) play a crucial role in safeguarding an organization’s security architecture while navigating the complicated landscapes of threats, regulations, and emerging technologies. Success in such a dynamic role is not defined by the successful implementation of security measures alone but also by their capability to strategically steer the cybersecurity agenda to align with broader business objectives. Drawing from the wisdom and experience of the speaker, a seasoned CISO and cybersecurity expert, this webinar aims to provide a comprehensive guide for security leaders seeking to chart a successful career in cybersecurity. Whether you’re a seasoned CISO or an aspiring security professional, this webinar will prove useful in helping you understand the complexities of cybersecurity leadership and demonstrate how to empower organizations in an evolving threat landscape.

Key Takeaways :

  • Defining the role of a CISO in a complex and evolving threat landscape
  • Developing a robust cybersecurity strategy
  • Building and leading effective cybersecurity teams
  • Navigating regulatory compliance and industry standards
  • Communicating cybersecurity risks and initiatives to executive leadership
  • Leveraging emerging technologies to enhance security posture
  • Fostering a culture of security awareness and accountability throughout the organization


Jessica NemmersJessica Nemmers, Field Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at Flair Data Systems

Bio: Jessica Nemmers is a Field Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) with Flair Data Systems. In her role, Jessica acts as an advisor to organizations, providing guidance on all aspects of cybersecurity, from developing strategies for protection and resiliency to implementing controls to meet compliance requirements. With over 25 years in the IT industry, Jessica’s passion for security began while working in data center operations at Perot Systems (now NTT Data). She later became the first CISO at Commercial Metals Company (CMC), where she built a cybersecurity program from the ground up. Jessica went on to become a Chief Security Officer in the financial industry at Elevate Credit. As a board member and an experienced Chief Security Officer, she works with security leaders, executives, and boards to establish a common understanding of cyber risk and improve the decision-making process around cyber program investments.

Jessica is a co-author of “The CISO Mentor” and has received recognition as a trailblazer for women in technology by the Dallas Business Journal and as one of the “Dallas 500” most powerful business leaders in North Texas by D Magazine. She is known in the Dallas/Ft. Worth community as “The Ballerina Turned CISO” due to her prior career as a professional ballerina. Her unique career journey has fostered passion projects focused on mentorship for women in technology and those wishing to transition into cybersecurity from other careers. Jessica is a proud mom of 4 grown children and works in Texas and Maryland, where she lives with her husband, David.

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