MN ISSA Women In Security Lunch & Learn (Sep 2017)

September 28, 2017 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm America/North Dakota/Center Timezone
Digital River
10380 Bren Rd W
Minnetonka MN 55343
Event Director

You are invited to an exclusive MN ISSA Women in Security lunch and learn for women cyber security professionals on Thursday September 28th 2017 from 11:00 AM -1:00 PM.

Event Agenda

  • Check-in and networking: 11:00am
  • Lunch, welcome and introduction: 11:30am
  • Presentation: 11:45am
  • Wrap-up and networking: 12:45-1:00pm

This event is designed for women leading and working in the cyber security field and all those who support them. It will provide great educational and networking opportunities. Thanks to our sponsors, lunch will be provided.

The Minnesota ISSA presents Debbie Heiser, Executive Director at the Office of the CISO at Optiv speaking on how to engage and drive initiatives at the C-Suite level. Debbie has held multiple executive roles where they were successful at delivering results through effective communication, engagement and leadership. This luncheon will focus on how to communicate to leadership and what is most effective at getting the buy-in you need.

Debbie Heiser, Executive Director at the Office of the CISO, Optiv 

Debbie Heiser is an information technology executive with over 25 years of experience. In her current role as executive director within the Office of the CISO executive advisory team at Optiv, she works with CIOs and security executives to help assess, develop, guide and improve information security management programs, while ensuring alignment with business goals and objectives. Heiser brings broad experience in leading and transforming technology teams and programs in large, complex environments.

Heiser started her career as a chartered professional accountant and developed extensive finance and risk experience. Her strong business acumen allows her to partner with clients and internal teams in developing solutions that are business-aligned and balance risk, cost and capability.

Prior to joining Optiv, Heiser held IT and finance executive leadership roles in Canada and the US. She served as interim CIO for the Royal Canadian Mint and vice president of enterprise systems for Rogers Communications. She spent 20 years with PepsiCo, Inc. in the roles of treasurer, controller and CIO for Pepsi Canada and vice president of technology services for Pepsi Beverages North America, based in New York.

Heiser is a strong advocate for diversity and was a member of Pepsi’s Diversity Advisory Board and executive sponsor for Pepsi’s Women’s Network. She also served on the governance committee for Rogers Women’s Network. Heiser holds a bachelor of commerce degree from Dalhousie University and a CPA designation.

Our Sponsors for the Women in Security luncheon are Optiv and Symantec

If you register and are in attendance, you could win a copy of the book recommendation from our speaker.

For more recommendations, see our book recommendations page.