2024 Cyber Strategy Retreat: 
Governance of AI and Cybersecurity Risk 


ūüďÖ July¬†24 - 25 |¬†ūüď欆Atlanta, Georgia


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ūüďĘ Meet the 2024 Speakers!

Meet The World-Class speakers who will take you on a journey through their respective learning labs covering governance Governance: Theory and Effective Practice

Tia is known for her contributions, she has earned numerous awards, including SC Media's Outstanding Educator and the SANS Difference Makers People’s Choice Award for Team Leader of the Year. Tia is the Founder of Empow(H)er Cybersecurity and a board member of Cyversity, advocating for diversity in cybersecurity. Tia has more than two decades of experience in IT and cybersecurity. She's an adjunct professor, women's tackle football coach, keynote speaker, published author, and LinkedIn Learning Instructor. 

A recognized authority for building cybersecurity, fraud, and data analytics solutions, Laz has decades of executive experience leading and supporting some of the largest cybersecurity programs in financial services, technology, retail, hospitality, and transportation verticals. Laz is no stranger to working with and advising Boards of Directors, exec staff, individuals, emerging tech companies, venture capitalists, and regulator communities about cybersecurity and technology trends.

Keyaan J Williams has been building and running cybersecurity and privacy programs for more than two decades. He spent many years at many departments of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta before starting his own global consulting firm. In addition to his day job, Keyaan actively serves as a board member for commercial and non-profit companies around the world. He also regularly shares interesting insights on LinkedIn based on ideas he has published in books and professional journals.

Caroline’s close and practical information security knowledge stems from her broad experience as a Cigital consultant, a Symantec product manager, and day-to-day leadership roles at eBay and Zynga. Caroline also hosts the Humans of InfoSec podcast, teaches cybersecurity courses on LinkedIn Learning and has authored the popular textbook Security Metrics, A Beginner's Guide. Caroline holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and computer sciences from UC Berkeley and a certificate in finance and accounting from Stanford University Graduate School of Business.

Malcolm Harkins is the Chief Security & Trust Officer at HiddenLayer.‚ÄĮ In addition, Malcolm spends a great deal of time in the industry focused on policy and thought leadership in security, but also the ethics around technology risk, social responsibility, total cost of controls, and driving more industry accountability. He is also an independent board member and advisor to organizations.‚ÄĮ‚ÄĮPreviously Malcolm was the Chief Security and Trust Officer for Cymatic, Cylance Inc, and Chief Security and Privacy Officer at Intel Corporation.‚ÄĮ

Anita Lynch is dedicated to making life better and business more resilient through technology, operations and data. Her expertise includes implementing digital transformation, finding positive solutions that benefit all stakeholders to mitigate risk, and increasing shareholder value. She identifies smart investments that protect and leverage data to maximize profitability, and ultimately adds value to corporations at all stages.

Cathryn is passionate about empowering others to reach their full potential and create wealth in all areas of their lives. She has over 30 years of experience as a business owner, coach, and consultant. As a speaker and author, Cathryn has hosted over 250 events, including galas and conferences, and she has been a regular guest on NBC. She has authored books on health, revenue generation and networking. Two of her books have reached the #1 best-selling rank on Amazon. As a business development consultant she is helping leaders and organizations grow exponentially. 

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Secure your seat at the forefront of cybersecurity excellence this July! Network with likeminded peers, engage in thought-provoking discussions and find solutions to pressing issues at your company.



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  • One of only 100 premium VIP tickets to CSR 2024¬†
  • 4 total workshop sessions on a variety of topics; 1 with each speaker
  • Full Event Access¬†on both conference days (24th & 25th July 2024)
  • Exclusive access to our Curated Connections (TM) program
  • Experience¬†an incredible lineup of¬†executive speakers over the 2-day conference event
  • 5-star dining experience from a¬†Michelin-trained chef
  • Hosted in Atlanta's premier private business and social club

Agenda at a glance...

July 24: Navigating the Governance & AI  Landscape

Immerse yourself in a day dedicated to exploring the intricate landscape of cybersecurity & AI governance. Engage in thought-provoking discussions, insightful workshops, and expert-led sessions aimed at navigating the complexities of governance in the digital realm. Gain practical strategies and actionable insights to align governance practices with your organization's cybersecurity objectives.

July 25: Governance & AI: Theory and Effective Practice

Delve deeper into the realm of governance as we bridge theory with effective practice. Explore the latest frameworks, regulatory considerations, and emerging trends in cybersecurity & AI governance. Learn from industry experts, engage in interactive sessions, and discover how to apply theoretical concepts into real-world scenarios, ensuring effective governance implementation within your organization.

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Past Retreats

Established in 2019, the Cyber Strategy Retreat has had many different cities call it home and many more world-class speakers grace its stage.


The 6th CSR featured more than 30 executive speakers and was the first to provide hybrid (online and in-person) attendance options. 

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The 7th CSR featured international, hybrid participation and an integrated conference app for attendees to communicate & collaborate outside of seating & sessions. 

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The 8th Cyber Strategy Retreat left attendees empowered to enhance their cybersecurity strategies and drive organizational resilience.

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