Managing the Ever-evolving Cybersecurity Threat Landscape

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Virtual Roundtable

Thursday, May 20th, 13:00 EDT

An exclusive online discussion for CISO and CSO leaders of prominent firms in North America.


Managing the Ever-evolving Cybersecurity Threat Landscape

The impact of technological advancements is twofold: cybersecurity is more sophisticated than ever but so are the entities threatening it. As companies increasingly adopt cloud-first policies, their preventive measures are being taken to task, which begs the question: is total cyber resiliency feasible?

CISOs are on the front lines of this issue, and all are focused on ensuring business continuity in light of a global crisis that has become fertile ground for cyber attacks. They must leverage the right solutions, bearing in mind the diversity of their company’s portfolio, toward an end-to-end security transformation.

  • What challenges to cloud security do organizations commonly face in a borderless enterprise?
  • What tools, techniques, and methodologies will protect the hybrid workplace(s) of the future and make employees security advocates in the process?
  • How can better business results be achieved with stronger cybersecurity?

1:00 pm: Welcome by The Ortus Club
1:05 pm: Introduction of participants
1:10 pm: Short address from Avanade
1:15 pm: Discussion instigated by the moderator and continued by the group
2:15 pm: Discussion brought to a close

Hosted by Avanade and Microsoft

Bob Bruns host


Executive, Chief Information & Security Officer | Avanade

As Avanade Chief Information Officer and Chief Information Security Officer, Bob Bruns is responsible for driving Avanade IT to be the leading digital innovator in the Microsoft ecosystem and for delivering the technology capabilities that power the company’s people and operations worldwide.

In his CISO capacity, he has responsibility for protecting Avanade internally and partnering with clients to ensure all information
security obligations are met.

Greg Petersen host


Sr. Director, Security Technology & Operations | Avanade

As Avanade’s Sr. Director of Security Technology & Operations, Greg Petersen is responsible for Avanade’s internal cybersecurity
technology capabilities and operations to protect Avanade’s company, people, and clients. In addition, he is responsible for leading and showcasing new security technologies from Microsoft.

With over 20 years of practical experience, he has lived the journey from old-school IT architecture and security through to modern cloud-based and agile services, bringing a unique blend of breadth and depth to today’s security challenges. Greg has also been named as a CIO Executive Council Ones to Watch award winner.

Hafid Elabdellaoui host


Chief Security Advisor | Microsoft

Hafid is Microsoft’s Chief Security Advisor for the U.S Manufacturing industry.  Hafid regularly engages with the security industry through public speaking and providing thought leadership. He works closely with Microsoft customers and partners as a trusted advisor to provide strategic direction and enable them to implement security best practices to safeguard their assets and properly manage security risks to their organization.

Prior to joining Microsoft, Hafid served as the Chief Information Security Officer at Duke Energy where he was responsible for policy and risk management, research and development, enterprise security architecture, identity management and directory services, threat and vulnerability management, perimeter, network, and endpoint security, network defense, incident response, and penetration testing.

Hafid has more than 20 years of experience in the IT and cybersecurity industry. He began his career as a consultant and software engineer and served in a variety of technical and leadership positions, including manager of directory and security services, director of finance architecture and project management, and director of enterprise architecture.

Hafid holds a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and an MBA from Wake Forest University.

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Thursday, May 20, 2021 13:00
North America

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