CISO Executive Network

The CISO Executive Network is a peer-to-peer organization dedicated to helping information security, IT risk management, privacy, and compliance executives be more successful.  We accomplish this mission by providing opportunities for those professionals to meet periodically in their local cities to share with one another and hear from industry experts.

Chapters include: Atlanta, Bay Area (serving San Francisco, San Jose, Silicon Valley), Boston, Chicago, Columbus, Hartford, Mid-Atlantic (serving Baltimore and DC), Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, New York, Toronto.

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If you are VENDOR and want to inquire about SPONSORSHIP then read our Sponsor FAQ and then Apply for a Sponsor Account. Be sure to ONLY select JOIN SPONSORS.  Don't join any chapters, those are for individuals that meet our membership criteria exclusively.

Here's what our members have to say:

"The CISO Executive Network is my highest priority network. It’s unrivaled in terms of quality of networking for CISOs while providing timely access to vendors with insights to the problems that today’s CISOs face and sometimes struggle to overcome. That, combined with the one-hour closed-door sessions where security executives can share concerns and best practices, adds real value and practical knowledge. - Mark Silver, First Advantage.

"I get invited to many industry events and I'm selective about which events and organizations in which I agree to participate.  I specifically joined the CISO Executive Network and participate in their member events because I find them to be a valuable use of my time.  It is important for me to periodically meet with my peers to share with them and learn from them.  I recommend that other CISOs join this network."  - Mark Morrison, SVP, CISO, State Street Corporation


CISO Executive Network Taps Former IBM Security Product Marketing Director to Lead Expansion

HUNT VALLEY, MDJuly 1, 2016 —CISO Executive Network (CEN), a peer-to-peer professional organization serving information security, IT risk management, privacy, and compliance executives from large enterprises,today announced that Andy Land joined the team as General Manager. In his new role, Mr. Land will lead expansion efforts for the network into cities in the Midwest and Western United States.

"Andy Land is a security and privacy expert who brings a wealth of industry knowledge to our network," said Bill Sieglein, founder of the CISO Executive Network. "His experience working with security leaders at the world's leading companies will prove invaluable as we grow our network."

Andy Land brings to the CISO Executive Network over 15 years experience working with security and privacy leaders to solve identity and access management, cloud security, data security, and privacy problems. Most recently Mr. Land was responsible for IAM, Cloud Security, Data Security, and Application Security at IBM Security. He is an accomplished speaker having spoken on IAM, data security, and privacy at conferences such as the Gartner Security and Risk Management Summit, European Identity and Cloud Conference, and the Gartner Identity and Access Management Summit.

"I'm honored to join the CISO Executive Network to expand the network’s coverage to more CISOs and security leaders," said Mr. Land. "The CISO Executive Network is providing a vendor-neutral environment for security information exchange and best practices unlike anything else I have seen in the security industry."



August 23 - September 15

Executive Member Breakfast Roundtable Series - Enterprise Security Visibility

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