April 5, 2022 | 2:00 – 3:00 pm ET

CISOs Speak: Creating a Cyber-Aware Organization

As disruption has become the norm, board and C-Suite conversations have turned from guarding against cyber-attacks to becoming more resilient in the face of them. From building a robust incident response plan to creating a cyber-aware culture and training your employees, veteran security executives will share tips to help your board futureproof your cybersecurity approach.

Discussion topics will include:

What are the most important questions boards should be asking the CISO today?

Why should the board be asking security questions of every business leader—not just the cyber security leader?

What do CISOs wish boards better understood?

What do CISOs wish boards wouldn’t do?

SEC Cybersecurity Guidance clearly states that business continuity is a priority, so boards should be prepared to disclose how they are approaching this area of risk management. How does the board monitor the company’s policies and procedures and confirm their effectiveness without getting too deep into the weeds?

How do boards avoid a false sense of confidence?


Michael Cunningham

Chief Information Security Officer, Graphic Packaging International

Michael Cunningham is a global leader with 20 years of dedicated Cyber Security experience, with a cumulation total of $220M in cyber security investments, inclusive to four Fortune 50 organizations. Michael is currently serving as the Chief Information Security Officer of Graphic Packaging, a leading firm providing paperboard and paper-based packaging to some of the works most recognized brands products to consumer goods. Michael has a Bachelor of Science Degree from Capella University and Penn State University, with an emphasis on Law, Information Assurance and Cyber Security; and he possess his CISM, CRISC and CIPP US/EU. As a global change agent, he has been directly responsible for the design and architecture of a wide range of cyber security solutions and data breach response.

Caleb Sima

Chief Security Officer, Robinhood

Caleb currently serves as Chief Security Officer at Robinhood where he focuses on keeping customers safe. Prior to Robinhood he was VP of Information Security at Databricks a leading data analytics and machine learning company where he has built the security team from the ground up. Previously he was a Managing VP at CapitalOne, where he spearheaded many of their security initiatives. Prior to CapitalOne, Caleb founded SPI Dynamics and BlueBox security, which were acquired by HP and Lookout. He is attributed as one of the pioneers of application security and holds multiple patents in the space and is also the author of Web Hacking Exposed. He serves as an advisor, investor, and board member for security companies.


Dan Bigman

Editor, Corporate Board Member

Dan Bigman is Editor and Chief Content Officer of Chief Executive Group, publishers of Chief Executive, Corporate Board Member,, and StrategicCFO360. Previously he was Managing Editor at Forbes and the founding business editor of