From Compliance to Resiliency: The Evolution of InfoSec, Part 1 – Tim Callahan – SCW #84

Because only maintaining compliance is not enough to protect your business from the ever-evolving threat landscape, in this session, we will consider the intersection and codependence of compliance with security, maturity, defensibility and resiliency.

An effective and maturing program must also align to a Control Framework so that you can measure its effectiveness and ensure appropriate decisions are made that enable business requirements and protect the security, integrity, and availability of information and technology.

All of this must happen through the lens of defensibility which is an essential consideration when making risk decisions.

And finally, we will look at what makes a business cyber-resilient. The cyber-strong resilient company has the ability to quickly adapt to disruptions while maintaining continuous business operations, and safeguarding people, assets, and overall brand equity.

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Tim Callahan
Tim Callahan
SVP, Global CISO at Aflac

Tim Callahan joined Aflac in 2014, bringing more than 30 years of experience in information and physical security, business resiliency and risk management. He was promoted to his current role in January 2016, where he is responsible for directing Aflac’s global security strategy and leading the information security, business continuity and disaster recovery functions across the company to prioritize security initiatives and allocate resources based on appropriate risk assessments.

Prior to joining Aflac, he served as senior vice president of business continuity and information assurance for SunTrust Banks, Inc. He also held leadership positions at People’s United Bank.

Tim served in the U.S. Air Force for 23 years and earned an associate’s degree from the Community College of the Air Force and a bachelor’s degree from the University of the State of New York, Albany.

A recognized industry thought leader, Tim is a sought after and frequent speaker, panelist, moderator and chair at conferences, seminars, and summits on topics ranging from leadership, technology, information security, information governance, governance risk and compliance, and cybersecurity. He is Chairman of the Board for the National Technology Security Coalition, a nonprofit, non-partisan public policy advocacy organization.


Jeff Man
Jeff Man
Information Security Evangelist at Online Business Systems
Kat Valentine
Kat Valentine
Compliance Free Agent (Consultant) at Osmosis Security
Scott Lyons
Scott Lyons
CEO at Red Lion
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