Executive Dinner for CISOs & Heads of Information Security on the 1st of September

31  August  2021 

This will be our 183rd Executive Dinner for CISOs and Heads of Information Security.

The dinner will be held on Wednesday 1st of September in the Private Dining Room at the Savoy Hotel.




British Native Lobster Cocktail & Greenland Prawns, ‘Marie Rose’, Cognac, Espelette Pepper


Beef Wellington & Chantenay Carrots, Petit Pois, Fondant Potatoes, Red Wine Sauce


Coconut & Pineapple Pavlova & Lime Chantilly Cream, Roasted Spiced Rum Pineapple


Coffee and petit fours


Please let us know in advance if you have a dietary requirement or allergy so that we can accommodate an alternative menu.




5:30 to   6:30           Champagne Reception

6:30 to   7:00           Introduction to our sponsor

7:00 to   8:00           1st & 2nd Course Dinner

8:00 to   8:30           Guest speaker

8:30 to   8:45           3rd Course

8.45 to 10:00          Debating the issues raised

               10:00         Close


Tonight’s topic


"How should CISO’s handle the threat of ransomware and talk to their boards about it?”


As the threat of ransomware attacks generates increasing attention in the boardroom, does awareness around this threat actually change the priorities of a CISO? How are CISOs able to effectively communicate these threats to the board? Faced with managing risks from many different threats, does it ever make sense to increase the focus on one specific threat like ransomware?


We’ve been investigating how to measure the fundamental security controls around ransomware and how CISO’s should communicate with the board around it and have decided… it’s not that straightforward. To mitigate the risk of a successful ransomware attack, CISOs and their teams need strong visibility and measurement of the key controls that span the infiltration, propagation, and exploitation stages of this type of attack. The data required to create this visibility is locked away in disparate information silos for each individual control.


Panaseer will be moderating a peer discussion exploring how to overcome these challenges. During this session, the group will be discussing and collectively answering:

•          What is the importance of focusing on a specific threat like ransomware?

•          Should ransomware protection change the priories of a CISO?

•          What is the best way to report and communicate ransomware risks to the board?

•          What are the protections and controls an organisation needs to have in place to protect against ransomware?

•          How do you continuously measure enterprise-wide ransomware protection levels?


About tonight’s sponsor


Panaseer is the first Continuous Controls Monitoring (CCM) platform for enterprise security. CCM is solving the biggest challenge in cybersecurity today. Enterprises do not know if their security controls are providing full protection at any given moment in time. Panaseer’s CCM platform uniquely correlates data from all security tools to identify and measure missing assets, control gaps, and advise on underperforming controls. CCM has become a required capability for regulated enterprises. Last year CCM was included in Gartner's Hype Cycle under its Risk Management category. Recently, Momentum Cyber included CCM in its Cybersecurity Almanac, as a next generation technology that will shape the future of cybersecurity.  For more information, visit www.panaseer.com


Tonight’s speakers


Jonathan Gill, CEO, Panaseer

Jonathan is a strategic and visionary leader. He leads by example with a consistent track record of fast growth and transformation across large and small teams through a high-integrity developmental and hands-on leadership style focusing on culture, operational excellence and empowerment of teams. Jonathan operates from a platform of absolute integrity, taking pride in delighting customers and striving to develop his teams to reach their optimal potential. Previous roles include VP EMEA at RSA Security, EVP of Global Sales for Veracode and GM EMEA for Talend. Outside of family and work, he enjoys spending any spare time playing golf, keeping fit, road cycling and is also a keen photographer.  Dr Leila Powell heads up the Data Science team at Panaseer. She joined the company in 2015 from a career in academia as an astrophysicist, where she used computational and analytics techniques to run and analyse supercomputer simulations in order to study galaxy formation and evolution. At Panaseer she applies the skills developed understanding large datasets to understand and address security risk. Leila works with the CISOs of global companies, applying data science to help solve strategic and operational challenges. She is a founding member of the London based group We Empower Diverse Startups (WEDS) and has a PhD from Oxford University.


Dr Leila Powell, Lead Security Data Scientist, Panaseer





Pinafore Private Dining Room

Savoy Hotel, Strand, London WC2R 0EZ

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