NACD Board Leadership Conference NACD Chapter System

11/4/16 Houston | Dusting off Your Cyber Playbook

November 4, 2016
Houston, TX



Directors, cyber experts and chief security officers converged to discuss cyber playbook updates to move director oversight from 2000 to 2050.  Panelists shared the latest insights to help directors and management create a cyber-resilient business.  Who are your adversaries and what does your current intelligence feed look like?  With 20-20-hindsight, what are the lessons learned from directors who have experienced a cyber security breach? Over 90% of the security incidents coming from internal sources so what is your organization doing to clean up cyber hygiene corporately and personally? Whether it be worker negligence, insider misuse events or privilege abuse, the attacks are skyrocketing internally and externally.  NACD directors joined as they dusted off the cyber playbook, took a look at the new trends in cyber governance and risk management, and got ahead of the next incident.


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  Key Takeaway Document 11/4/16
  BlackOps Article
  Cyber Director to Director White Paper
  Cyber Summit January 2017
  PowerPoint Presentation 110416



Location and Time


Junior League of Houston
1811 Briar Oaks Lane
Houston, TX 77027

7:00am   Check-in and Networking Breakfast

7:30am   Roundtable Discussions

7:45am   Panel Discussion and Audience Q&A

9:15am   Closing and final networking

Speaker Spotlight


Gary McAlum

Chief Security Officer and Senior Vice President, USAA Director, Internet Security Alliance

Gary McAlum serves as Chief Security Officer of United Services Automobile Association. He joined USAA in February 2010 and his responsibilities include: Information Security & Privacy, Fraud and Financial Crimes Management, Physical Security & Investigations, and Business Continuation. Prior to USAA, he served 25 years in the US Air Force and a short time with Deloitte & Touche, LLP.

While in the Air Force, he was on the front line of cyberspace operations for the Department of Defense. Throughout his military career, he worked in a variety of leadership and staff positions within the communications and information technology career field including: telecommunications, satellite communications, deployed network operations, and information security. Gary was on the front line of cyberspace operations for the Department of Defense where he was a major figure in the establishment and evolution of the Joint Task Force Global Network Operations, the organization that was the focal point for the operation and security of DoD information systems and networks. During this time, he was frequently called upon to provide cyber threat insights to a wide variety of interagency forums, including the US-China Economic and Security Review Commission, the President's National Cyber Study Group, and Congressional testimony. In addition, he worked extensively with government agencies to improve information sharing processes and operationalize new technologies.

After retiring from the Air Force, he spent a short time with Deloitte & Touche where he co-authored Deloitte's global perspective, Cybersecurity: Everybody's Imperative and served on a Presidential task force that developed recommendations for a joint public-private sector cyber response capability.

Gary holds a B.A. in Mathematics from The Citadel, an M.S. in Management Information Systems from the University of Arizona, and an M.S. from the National Defense University. He is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), and has completed the Wharton Security Executive Development Program. In addition, he has completed the FBI’s Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) Academy. He currently serves on the board of the Internet Security Alliance (ISA) where he contributed to the development of the “Cyber-Risk Handbook” that is promoted by the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD).

Jasen Meece, Moderator

Partner, IBM Global Security Services

Jasen is a Partner in IBM's Global Security Services group focusing on Cyber Risk and Identity Management. Jasen is a dynamic results-oriented executive who leverages technology products and consulting service to achieve business value-based transformation efforts. He joins IBM from KPMG where he held a similar role. Prior to KPMG, he was President of Qubera Solutions, a global IAM integrator and IT strategy firm he helped to build and that KPMG acquired a few years back. Prior to joining Qubera, he was Vice President – Western U.S., Central U.S., and Canada for Data Security and IAM Software at Oracle. Jasen also held leadership roles at both Sun Microsystems and SABRE. He has over 20 years of leadership experience in IT driving both internal and external facing organizations. Jasen brings a solid foundation in helping solve client issues, which has become a board level topic due to the complexity of the IT challenges in the marketplace.

Casey Fleming

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, BLACKOPS Partners Corporation

Casey Fleming serves as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of BLACKOPS Partners Corporation, the leading intelligence, strategy and cybersecurity advisors to boards and seniors leaders of many of the world’s largest organizations.

Mr. Fleming is regarded as a leading expert in cybersecurity and the protection of intellectual property, sensitive data and competitive advantage in reducing risk from economic espionage. He leads BLACKOPS Partners and advises its clients with cutting-edge vision, strategy and execution to assist in protecting boards and organizations’ most valued assets in today’s advanced threat environment. Prior to BLACKOPS, Mr. Fleming served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Strategic Security Partners, a counterintelligence, cybersecurity and enterprise risk management consulting firm working with the Fortune 500. (BLACKOPS acquired Strategic Security Partners in 2011)

Previously, Mr. Fleming served as Senior Vice President and General Manager of Good Technology, a Silicon Valley mobile software and security company and Executive Vice President of SevenSpace, a managed services company specializing in security and critical applications.

He previously served as Managing Director of high-growth management consulting organizations for both IBM Global Services and Deloitte Consulting. He was the founding Managing Director for IBM’s highly successful Cyber division. Earlier in his career, he served in senior management positions with both Oracle and IBM Corporation.

Mr. Fleming has served on numerous for-profit, non-profit and local government boards including several emerging technology boards and the FBI Citizen’s Academy Alumni Association. Mr. Fleming also serves as an executive advisor to several leading cybersecurity organizations such as CyberTexas and DBI DarkNet. He also serves as executive advisor to Blackmore Partners, a private equity consultancy.

He regularly contributes his time to non-profits dedicated to national security, veteran and children’s causes. He served as a member of The White House Office of Presidential Advance.

Mr. Fleming earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Texas A&M University. He has participated in executive programs with IBM Executive Leadership, Harvard Business School and The Wharton School.



2 NACD skill-specific credits

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