Zero Trust Security for Zero Operational Downtime

CISO Council

June 27, 2023 - National

Speakers & Visionaries

Qiang Huang Palo Alto Networks
Qiang Huang

Product Management, Cloud

Palo Alto Networks

Council Speaker

Qiang Huang is the head of product management of Palo Alto Networks's IoT security product. He has over 20 years of deep experience in technology, including network security, enterprise networking, and IoT. In recent years, Qiang incubated several industry-first IoT/OT products and solutions and developed partnerships across industries such as manufacturing, smart building, and smart cities. He is also a co-author of the book: SSL Remote Access VPNs.

VJ Viswanathan TORQE
VJ Viswanathan



Council Speaker

VJ Viswanathan is a seasoned global technology executive recognized and awarded for technology innovation, capability transformation and inclusive leadership. Most recently, VJ is the founding partner at CYFORIX, a global cybersecurity research, advisory & strategy firm delivering solutions to public and private sectors. He serves as the CEO at TORQE, a specialized due diligence, advisory and technology services firm delivering value through analytics and automation. VJ is also the co-host of ELEVATEINTEL, a podcast series at the nexus of technology, social and defense. With over 25 years of Enterprise technology, Cyber Security, Privacy, Compliance and Risk Management experience, VJ has a detailed track record of designing, implementing and leading highly successful programs, products & services at multinational brands spanning CPG, Telecom, Media, Supply-chain & Finance segments. As a strategic thought leader, VJ has delivered the first of its kind "Supply Chain Security" & “Omni-channel Risk management” frameworks. As a published author and featured keynote speaker at global industry events, he approaches disruptive digital paradigms with innovation, creativity and active collaboration with his key industry peers, national & international law enforcement and defense groups. VJ is an active advisor, investor at select incubators & accelerators groups. As a strategic advisor to VC & PE firms, he specializes in developing market analysis, competitive product road map and guides in opportunity mapping. As a Board member and subject matter advisor to CEOs and Corporate directors, VJ evaluates and audits cyber security program for veracity and operational effectiveness. VJ is passionate about animal rights and giving back to the technology & security industry. He has created a rescue & foster care group for large breed dogs. He is actively engaged with academic institutions and purpose driven professional groups like ‘Minorities in Cyber security’, where he serves as the Board member and chair of mentorship programs to develop the next generation talent through coaching and facilitating scholarships for cyber security education.

Frank DePaola Enpro
Frank DePaola



Council Speaker

Frank is an accomplished security and risk management leader with more than 23 years of experience, including 12 years leading global security and infrastructure teams for Enterprise organizations. Frank has a passion for designing and implementing effective cybersecurity programs and initiatives at enterprise scale in highly matrixed and diverse environments. Frank specializes in greenfield security program development, accelerating information security program transformations (fixer uppers), and driving complex merger & acquisition integrations and divestitures for large organizations. Frank currently serves as Enpro’s first CISO, responsible for building and maturing all aspects of Enpro’s information security and regulatory compliance programs globally. Prior to Enpro, Frank held roles in the areas of security operations, security architecture, strategy, threat and vulnerability management, third-party risk, regulatory compliance (HIPAA, PCI, FFIEC, DFARS), and assurance for organizations including GE, Humana, and Applebee’s (franchisee). Frank is a US Army veteran and regularly volunteers his time by mentoring others interested in cybersecurity and serving on industry advisory boards.

Arun Desouza Nexteer Automotive
Arun Desouza


Nexteer Automotive

Council Speaker

Versatile influencer and award winning thought leader with a transformational background and the ability to drive change in complex global environments. Proven ability to set the strategic direction for security within the organization and align with enterprise stakeholders to build strategic roadmaps to enable the business by developing and implementing flexible security solutions. Demonstrated ground-up success in building a security program encompassing security strategy, program oversight, security architecture and organizational awareness. Deep background in multiple security disciplines focused on integration of people, processes and technology. Strategic business partner and trusted adviser who drives adoption of new security platforms providing thought leadership, vendor management and negotiation expertise to achieve significant cost savings to enable deployment. Technology evangelist who promotes identity and access management (IAM) to securely integrate cloud technology platforms. Business ambassador who fosters a sense of community and strong collaboration across the organization to build a federated approach to enterprise security. Viewed as a visionary for security strategy inside the company and externally as a speaker at industry conferences. Interests: Cloud Computing, Security Architecture, Identity and Access Management (IAM), Strategic Planning, Vendor Management, Risk Management, Program Management, Incident Management, Mobilization & Communication, Training & Awareness, Privacy, Financial Management, Information Security Management, Network Security, Cyber-security, ISO 27001, HIPAA, Vulnerability Assessment

Richard Rushing Motorola Mobility Inc
Richard Rushing


Motorola Mobility Inc

Council Speaker

Mr. Richard Rushing is the Chief Information Security Officer for Motorola Mobility LLC.; Richard participates in several corporate, community, private, and government Security Council’s and working groups setting standards, policies, and solutions to current and emerging security issues. As Chief Information Security Officer for Motorola Mobility, he has led the security effort by developing an international team to tackle the emerging threats of mobile devices, targeted attacks, and cyber-crime. He organized developed and deployed practices, tools and techniques to protect the intellectual property across the worldwide enterprise. A much-in-demand international speaker on information security Richard has presented at many leading security conferences and seminars around the world.

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Zero Trust Security for Zero Operational Downtime

OT environment vulnerability and exposure to threats are at an all-time high which will only accelerate going forward. CXOs face a precarious balancing act of maintaining availability, uptime, and safety while deploying and maintaining world-class security. Hear how a comprehensive Zero Trust security solution for your critical assets in OT environments can help prioritize which assets are most critical and risky to the operation of the business and protect your OT assets, networks and remote operations.

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