Where the Top Global CISOs and the Top InfoSec Innovators Gather Each Year.

October 26, 2023 - October 27, 2023
The Ritz Carlton - Orlando, FL, USA
By Invitation Only. Closed To The Press and The Public. Not Recorded.

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Learn about some of the most innovative information security solutions in the world

Network with your peers - over 100 top GLOBAL CISOs EXPECTED TO Attend this year

Learn more best practices with over 90% TOP CISO PEER speakers SHARING THEIR EXPERTISE


CISOs Roundtables, Expert Panels and Speakers

Roundtable topics hosted by globally recognized CISOs:
Best Practices in DevSecOps
Challenges and Solutions to Securing IoT
Compliance and Performance in a Rapidly Evolving Regulatory Ecosystem
Critical Infrastructure Protection
Dealing with Cybersecurity Guidance for Boards
Defending Against Supply Chain Vendor Risk
Diversity & Inclusion in Cyber
Insider Risk Management & Mitigation
Maintaining Compliance with a Tight Security Budget
Managing Third-Party Cybersecurity Vendor Risk
Mentorship & Succession Planning
OT Cybersecurity
Ransomware Resilience & Preparedness
Real Zero-Trust Implementation
Responsible/Ethical Use of Data, A.I. and Machine Learning
SEC Rules: Reporting and Requirements
Securing Cloud Infrastructure
Securing the A.I. Revolution
SOAR Solutions That Actually Work
Talent Development & Retention


Jim Motes
(Opening Keynote)

CISO, Ryan


Speaking about:
Making Do With Far Less: Managing Security During Budget Cuts and Headcount Reductions

Elliot Lewis


Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer & Board Chairman

Ravi Mani

CISO, Quest Diagnostics


Speaking about:

Breaking the Security Layer Barrier

Gary Gooden

Vice President of Information Technology & CISO

at Large


Speaking about:

Talent Shortages & Novel Solutions

Janet Heins

CISO, ChenMed


Speaking about:

Eliminating the After-Market of Security

Gary Miliefsky (Host)

Expert Panel Moderator


Day One & Two Panel Topics:

Weaponized A.I. & Defenses

Ransomware  Resiliency Tips

Supply Chain Vendor Risk

Managing Board Expectations

and much more...

Raymond Umerley
(Day Two Keynote)

Field CISO



Speaking about:

Ransomware: How One Company Fought Back

Rick Doten

CISO, Carolina Complete Health


Speaking about:

Understanding and Managing Neurodivergent Staff

Lester Godsey

Chief Information Security Officer

Maricopa County


Speaking about:

Strategic Planning Tactics Around Zero Trust

Randy Raw

CISO, Veterans United


Speaking about:

Identifying and Developing Cybersecurity Leaders

Erick Olson

Master of Ceremonies


as seen on AGT and much more...


"Brilliant Magician and Comedian"


"He blew us away!"

Call for Panelists

and Round Table Leader


The Ritz-Carlton

The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes delights in creating life-long memories. Surrender yourself to our oasis-like spa, indulge in fine dining and test your skills on the championship-level golf course designed by Greg Norman. 

Guests benefit from impeccable service, luxury hotel rooms and suites, sophisticated event venues and exceptional resort amenities, including our lazy river pool, 24-hour fitness center and the Ritz Kids program.

Were getting a tremendous discount for our attendees to sign up early to stay at this five-star hotel. In addition, there are two other Marriott hotels on property at nearly half the price per night and it is within 2 miles of nice Orlando area hotels ranging from $100 - $200 dollars per night.

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Call for CISO speakers, panelists and round table leaders for 2024

CyberDefenseCon 2024 formally announces a call for speaker proposals to present to our Top Global CISO audience for this conference, taking place October 31 - November 1, 2024 in The Ritz-Carlton, Orlando, Florida, USA. Speakers should be willing to lead CISO roundtable sessions during the conference, as well as participate in CISO panel discussions, if so requested.  Click here to fill out the call for speakers form.

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