Welcome to the CISO Platform Webinar: Insights from Industry Veterans By Jim Routh and Michael W. Reese


Hello everyone, welcome to the CESA platform. I would like to extend my gratitude to all our speakers today and our community partner, Farus, for supporting this webinar. Farus is recognized by Gartner as a leader in continuous penetration testing, red teaming, and attack surface management. Farus is trusted by top ten telecommunications, Fortune 500 companies, and also mid-market companies. Thank you so much for supporting this webinar.

Today's session is a CISO panel on the Solo's breach, discussing its legal implications and the resulting ramifications. This topic is very contextual and has garnered significant interest, as many people are reaching out to understand how to better protect themselves. Our speakers today are Matthew Rosenquist, Jim Ralph, and Michael Rees. We will take audience Q&A in the last 10 minutes of the session after the panel discussion. Today's moderator is Matthew, who unfortunately has a malfunctioning webcam but will still effectively moderate this panel.



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Hello everyone welcome to cesa platform I would like to thank all our speakers today and our community partner farus for supporting the webinar farus is a recognized Leader by Gartner in continuous pen testing red teaming and attack surfice management parus is stressed by topon Telos Fortune 500 hello everyone welcome to cesa platform I would like to thank all our speakers today and our community partner fireus for supporting the webinar pmus is a recognized Leader by Gartner in continuous pen testing red teaming and attack service management par compus is stressed by top 10 Telos Fortune 500 companies and also midmarket companies thank you so much for supporting this webinar at today's session uh is a ceso panel on Solo's breach legal implications and C ramifications I did not want to mention it but it's a very contextual Topic at the moment and I have multiple multiple people just reaching out to me to you know deal with this and to know how to better protect themselves our speakers today are Matthew rosenquist Jim ralth and Michael ree thank you so much for joining us uh I think we'll take the audience Q&A in the last 10 minutes of the session after the panel discussion and today's moderator is Matthew yeah unfortunately my webcam is not g to be working today but uh that will not inhibit me from moderating this wonderful panel so let's go ahead and jump into it welcome everyone to the live panel uh discussing the recently announced Security and Exchange commission's case against solar winds and specifically against its Chief Information Security Officer and I'm joined by two fellow cyber Security Professionals Jim Ralph and Michael Reese now Jim has over 22 years in cyber security leadership as a ceso board member adviser uh for companies such as KPMG JP Morgan Chase Etna Mass Mutual and most recently as the chief trust officers for civant did I pronounce that right Jim civant uh Sav saviant saviant saviant my apologies and Michael's got 17 years in cyber security and it as a director a ceso uh a junk professor and is currently the ciso of charge EPC welcome gentlemen.



Introduction of Panelists:

  • Matthew Rosenquist: Moderator.
  • Jim Ralph: Over 22 years in cybersecurity leadership roles including CISO, board member, and advisor for companies like KPMG, JP Morgan Chase, Etna, Mass Mutual, and most recently Chief Trust Officer for Savient.
  • Michael Rees: 17 years in cybersecurity and IT, a director, CISO, adjunct professor, and currently the CISO of Charge EPC.

Discussion Topic:

  • The recently announced Security and Exchange Commission's case against SolarWinds, focusing on the legal implications and consequences for its Chief Information Security Officer.

Importance of the Topic:

  • Given the high-profile nature of the SolarWinds breach, understanding the legal landscape and implications for cybersecurity leadership is crucial.
  • This breach has highlighted the critical need for robust cybersecurity measures and the potential personal liabilities for those in leadership roles.


This webinar aims to provide valuable insights into the legal and operational challenges faced by cybersecurity leaders in the wake of significant breaches like SolarWinds. The discussion with seasoned professionals like Jim Ralph and Michael Rees will shed light on best practices and strategies to mitigate such risks. We look forward to an engaging session and encourage the audience to participate actively in the Q&A segment to maximize the learning experience.



Jim Routh a board member, advisor and investor with specific expertise as a transformational security leader focused on applying risk management discipline to a converged security function for global enterprises to achieve enterprise resilience. Demonstrated track record of designing security control using innovation and data science to align senior executives to deliver world-class level security capabilities to drive positive business results in a digital world.



Micheal W. Reese Over 30 years’ experience in Information Technology serving in senior executive positions encompassing security, general operations management, project management, process change and development, business development as well as service and product management functions. A Cybersecurity Specialist, licensed as a Computer Forensics Investigator, Certified Information Systems Security Professional, Hacking Forensic Investigator and Fire and Explosion Investigator . Assisted both the DOJ and FBI on several matters, worked with High Tech Crime Units in Portland and Sacramento. Given expert witness testimony in hearings, depositions and at trial.





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