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CISO Workshop Series
Supported in part by the Department of Homeland Security, through the I3P

The CISO Workshop Series brings top security executives together for an annual look at the most pressing issues. Coordinated by the Center for Digital Strategies, the series provides a forum for peer learning and a voice championing security executive concerns.

Senators Lieberman and Collins release Forum Report
February 18, 2009.

Eric Johnson testified before Congress about information leaks over file-sharing networks.Senate Cyber Security Forum - October 15, 2008
Dirksen Senate Building, Washington DC.

Eric Johnson testified before Congress about information leaks over file-sharing networks.Eric Johnson testified before Congress about information leaks over file-sharing networks.

Video: Eric Johnson on inadvertent disclosures over the internet.

The SC World Congress
December 10-11, 2008, New York, NY

WEIS 2008, Workshop on the Economics of Information Security
June 25-27, 2008, Hanover, NH

Embedding Information Security into the Organization, Security & Privacy Magazine, IEEE

Center's Ongoing Research on Information Security

Assessing Risk in Turbulent Times
July 14, 2009 - Hanover, NH
Well before the current downturn, enterprise information technology and business itself was changing.  In this workshop, security executives will discuss the consumerization of technology, globality, and the challenges of securing information across far-flung employees, partners, and customers.

Cyber Security Forum - Economics and Enterprise Risk
October 15, 2008 - Dirksen Senate Building, Washington DC
A Forum Sponsored by Senators Lieberman and Collins for Information Security Executives and Researchers. The forum explored the impact of information security on business and US economic competitiveness. Participants discussed the pressing risks they see in their industry, economic motivations for security investments, and research and policy issues that the US government should address[ more ]

Security through Information Risk Management
October 5, 2007 - Hanover, NH
Protecting against economically-driven threats requires building security into the culture so that everyone can recognize the risks. This workshop looked at the role of CISOs and directors of information security in building a secure organization. [ more ]

Embedding Information Security Risk Management
March 1, 2006 - Durham, NC
Effective risk management is quickly becoming a source of competitive advantage. While the role of the head of information security, often the chief information security officer (CISO), is becoming more strategic, moving the needle on information security requires participation by everyone in the corporation. In this workshop, CISOs gathered to debate the challenges of organizing for security. The objective was to go beyond understanding best practice and identify the top imperatives to enable security transformation. [ more ]

Institute for Security, Technology and Society
Institute for Information Infrastructure Protection (I3P)
"Department of Homeland Security funds center study" - press release
"Fortune 500 executives report they need better tools to measure the benefits of cyber security" - press release
Information Security and Privacy roundtable, with overview article
Research Fellow Scott Dynes on "What Drives Information Security Investment?" Institute for Security Technology Studies
"Security Summit" - Network World
"IT Security in the Extended Enterprise" - Financial Times, 2005
"IT Security in the Extended Enterprise" - Financial Times, 2004